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Veteran developer ditches Microsoft for open source

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linux.com: If you've ever used Microsoft Access or Excel, you have likely used a product that Mike Gunderloy had a hand in developing. The irony is that Gunderloy himself doesn't use those products anymore. He's given up Microsoft for open source -- and he's not going back.

Happy 10th birthday, Mandriva Linux

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MDV

happyassassin.net: Yes, today - July 23rd, 2008 - is the tenth anniversary of the release of Linux-Mandrake 5.1, the very first public release of what is now Mandriva Linux. It was versioned 5.1 as it was a fork of Red Hat 5.1.

Also: Interview With Helio Chissini De Castro - Mandriva

Fedora adds collaboration tools

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Linux
  • Fedora Phones Home: Fedora Talk and Other Updates From the Community

  • Fedora adds collaboration tools
  • Developers Make a Good Call With Fedora Talk

Can the Linux desktop best the Mac desktop?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, wants desktop Linux to "shoot beyond the Mac." Can it? Today's Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard, is a work of the user-interface designer art. This competition forces Linux desktops to evolve very quickly.

SuperTux, the Greatest Linux Game of All Time

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Gaming

junauza.com: If you ask my 3 year old son what's his favorite Linux game of all time, he would start hopping and say SuperTux in a loud and superhero-like voice. I can't blame him for being such a SuperTux fanatic because when I was a kid, I was very much addicted to a game which SuperTux was based upon.

BusyBox Developers and Supermicro Agree to End GPL Lawsuit

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Legal

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that an agreement has been reached to dismiss the GNU General Public License (GPL) enforcement lawsuit filed by SFLC against Super Micro Computer, Inc. on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using KGet Download Manager with Firefox

  • Effective keyboard usage in Linux
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 2
  • Syslog: Sending log from remote servers to syslog daemon
  • How do I create a translucent text box in Scribus?
  • Creating an installation server for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Linux Filesystems
  • Updating CheckGmail to Fix Login Errors
  • The Anatomy of a C++ Program

Ubuntu is everywhere at OSCON (and the Web)

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  • Ubuntu is everywhere at OSCON

  • Can Ubuntu win the OS beauty pageant?
  • Shuttleworth: Make Desktop Linux Better than Apple
  • Ubuntu man challenges open source to out-pretty Apple
  • Ubuntu to unveil new version of its Launchpad community next week

Consonance: A lightweight GTK+ music player

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raiden.net: One of the members of the Arch Linux forums has been developing a new music manager that is advertised as being fast and lightweight. I have been following this thread for a couple of months and decided it is mature enough to try.

Fortify sets off FUD flood

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blogs.zdnet.com: Roger Thornton, CTO, FortifyI was impressed by the work Fortify did in raising concerns about the security process among open source application developers. But did it really call for a FUD flood?

Drizzle, a MySQL fork for web applications

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heise-online.co.uk: MySQL employees have announced a fork of the open source MySQL database, named "Drizzle", that focuses on what they see as the essential features for an online database.

CLI Magic: For geek cred, try these one-liners

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HowTos

linux.com: In this context, a one-liner is a set of commands normally joined through a pipe (|). When joined by a pipe, the command on the left passes its output to the command on the right. Simple or complex, you can get useful results from a single line at the bash command prompt.

The Linux file system

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itwire.com: In my last article I talked about working with shortcuts in Ubuntu Linux. In this article I want to chat about the Linux file system and where you can expect to find things. Once again, I am basing this on Ubuntu Linux.

Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard

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maketecheasier.com: You can’t really turn a Linux system to a Mac, but you definitely can make your Ubuntu Hardy looks like a Mac OSX Leopard.

There is too much to choose from in the world of Linux

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bitburners.com: The website DistroWatch.com currently lists 570 Linux distributions in their database. A majority of distros are something that you or I have never heard of, while the top of their list features corporate backed Linux distributions like Ubuntu, openSUSE, RedHat and Mandriva, but also some smaller spin-off projects. But as we go down the list I really have to wonder what do we need all these distributions for?

Also: Too much choice in Linux?

Computers With Ubuntu Linux Coming to All Major Retailers

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: At least two “multinational corporations” (translation: Big PC or consumer electronics companies) have agreed to preinstall Ubuntu Netbook Remix edition on forthcoming sub-notebook devices, according to Gerry Carr, a Canonical marketing manager.

NetworkManager: Secret weapon for the Linux road warrior

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redhatmagazine.com: For years I have envied how easy my Windows- and Mac-based peers had it when traveling with their laptops. They connect to hotspots with ease, get online while I was still logging into root and running some tools. It just wasn’t fair. I wanted an integrated easy-to-use tool that did not require bringing up a shell or logging into root.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The Theory and Practice of the Software Forge

  • Learning to Like Ubuntu & Linux
  • What Open Source Could Learn From Microsoft
  • WoW: The Running Game
  • Purge Formatting In OpenOffice
  • OpenSSH 5.1 and ASCII Art Fingerprints
  • Comparing openSUSE to other Distributions
  • Google Gadgets for Linux
  • Fedora/RPM packaging
  • Panel discusses openness at OSCON
  • Why not learn a little language while you work, Amigo?
  • Do we need to wipe the slate with x86?
  • Anthropological study of the Ubuntu Linux ‘community of practice’

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fluxbox on Ubuntu beginners guide

  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 1
  • Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian
  • Simple Multiple-Steam Output Redirection With Zsh On Linux and Unix
  • Howto Configure IPv6 Tunnel in Ubuntu
  • How to install & configure fonts in openSUSE
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