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Despite Windows 7, Linux raps harder at company doors

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Microsoft

usatoday.com: The launch of the Windows 7 computer operating system on Thursday should help Microsoft tighten its grip as the dominant supplier of desktops and laptops to the business world. But that hasn't stopped backers of Linux —

Five Power Tools for Pidgin

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Software

ostatic.com/blogs: Pidgin is a great GTK2-based instant messenger application that supports a bevy of protocols, including ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, and AIM. It's a terrific app in its own right, but when you add some of these power tools, Pidgin is even better.

Linux firewalls for newbies

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Software

penguininside.blogspot: Not everyone can use iptables because its huge, and very confusing for newbies. Here are some easy to use firewalls for Linux..

Windows 7 v Ubuntu 9.10: an illustrated guide

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk: We've compiled a brief illustrated guide, comparing key business features as implemented in Windows 7 and the latest version of the world's favourite Linux distro — Ubuntu 9.10, otherwise known as Karmic Koala.

24 hours with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

bbc.co.uk/blogs: On Wednesday morning I was on BBC Breakfast talking about Windows 7, and each time I was on air I mentioned Ubuntu, the most popular version of the Linux operating system. So were its devoted fans pleased?

Amarok 2.2.0: Back on Track

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Software

itnewstoday.com: Back in June, I reviewed Amarok 2.1 and was far from impressed. Amarok 2.2 has been released recently, and it’s a definite improvement, and may even be the best music player released this year.

Win 7 users shout: Where's my bloody ballot screen?

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Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: Several Register readers have been in touch because their early installations of Windows 7 have not come with a ballot screen offering them a choice of browsers to download.

Linux Netbooks: They're Still Out There

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Linux
Hardware

oreilly.com: Back in February I wrote about how Linux had gone mainstream as netbooks became ubiquitous. Nobody doubts that Windows has captured the overwhelming majority of the netbook market. Even so, Dell claimed around that time that one third of their Inspiron netbooks were selling with Ubuntu preloaded rather than Windows XP.

Five Linux alternatives to Windows 7

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: All the computing world hype this week has been about Windows 7. Cheap Windows 7; Microsoft's future rides on Windows 7, etc. etc. But, say you're not that excited about Windows 7. Why not give Linux a try.

Review: Linux Mint 7 KDE

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Linux

raiden.net: Linux Mint is one of those user friendly distributions I love to talk about. It seems to have everything a new user will need, and more. It also runs great, and keeps getting better with each new version. But is Mint 7 KDE an improvement on its predecessor, or has the ever venerable Mint KDE tripped and broke it's crown?

The dark side of Linux

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are two sides to every coin. Every cloud has a silver lining. Linux is not all about rainbow pops and glittery unicorns. Without the bad there is no way you can appreciate the good. At the risk of being called an ms shill again (I am still chuckling over that one) I am going to explore the dark side of Linux.

Harry Tuxxer and the curse of Windows 7

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworlduk.com: Harry stretched his legs at his workstation under the stairs. He had been there for the entire night debugging the latest iteration of Ubuntu Owl mail. It was vital that he delivered a message to the old wizard Stallmandore.

Firefox 3.6 Will Only Like Java 6 Update 10+

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.6 Will Only Like Java 6 Update 10+
  • Firefox 3.6 Learns WOFF
  • Mozilla’s Raindrop Looks To Make Your Inbox Personal Again

Battle Of The OS Titans

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OS

forbes.com: Why consumers likely will win in the operating systems battle brewing among Apple, Google, Microsoft and Linux.

REVIEW: Red Hat Fedora 12 Beta Makes Progress on System Privilege, Virtualization Fronts

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Linux

eweek.com: Fedora, Red Hat's leading-edge Linux-based OS, has hit a beta milestone. eWEEK Labs' tests show that Fedora 12 will provide the latest and greatest versions of popular open-source applications, as well as features that strengthen not only Fedora but also Linux distributions in general.

Linux releases will go toe to toe with Windows 7

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Ubuntu

theinquirer.net: WHILE WINDOWS 7 was stealing all the limelight yesterday Canonical made available the Release Candidate (RC) of its latest Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 9.10.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • NVIDIA Releases 190.42 Display Driver
  • Open Office 4 Kids
  • Free Software but not Open Source
  • Meet the Platform Team Managers: Jono Bacon
  • CoverGloobus 1.5 Released – Gets Theme Preview, Auto-restart, Exaile Support & More
  • 6 Linux Twitter Apps, Only 1 Winner [Review]
  • ZaReason Prepares Ubuntu 9.10 Server, Expands Customer Base
  • Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista
  • Open source to reset IT expectations
  • LXer Book Review: Pro Linux System Administration
  • Psystar releases Mac clone software
  • Hulu to begin charging in 2010 says exec
  • LordsAWar! 0.1.6 Released
  • Robbie Williams using Drupal
  • Lucas Arts using Drupal
  • Foresight Linux quickie
  • Autonomously Finding Performance Regressions In The Linux Kernel
  • Cloud Computing: Good or Bad for Open Source?
  • the_source Episode 10 "Ohio Linuxfest 2009" Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Asset scanning with nmap and ndiff
  • Meet and Greet with AutoYaST
  • Using Scenarios in OpenOffice Calc
  • Linux MTU Change Size
  • Building Your Own Linux Kernel: Tricky kernel options (part 3)
  • Wget commands you didn't hear about before
  • Ubuntu’s Encrypted Home Directory: A Canonical Approach to Data Privacy

Ars takes a first look under the hood of Fedora 12

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Linux

arstechnica.com: This week the Fedora community announced the availability of the Fedora 12 beta. We took a look under the hood and explored some of the important technical features, including significant improvements to virtualization and netbook support.

Also: A Few Of Fedora 12's Coming Features

Canonical Takes on Win 7 With Ubuntu 9.10 RC

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Ubuntu

pcworld.com: Canonical on Thursday made available the Release Candidate of its latest Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 9.10, on the same day Microsoft launched the long-awaited Windows 7.

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