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thevarguy.com: It’s one small step for Dell and consumer Linux — and one giant leap for Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux efforts. Specifically, Dell is spending advertising dollars to promote PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled.
celettu.wordpress: The end of the year traditionally is a very busy time for distribution lovers… Only major release so far has been Mandriva 2009. Let’s see if its place in the spotlight is deserved.
blogs.computerworld: Some of my Linux-savvy friends and I have been hashing out what the best Linux desktop would be for a SMB (small to medium sized business). Out of that conversation Ken Hess and Jason Perlow sees Ubuntu as the best Linux desktop. Ah... I disagree.
- Mozilla launches video accessibility drive
- Finer session restore for Firefox 3.1
- FireFox for Mobile: first screenshots
mirabilis.ca: This is a review of my new Dell Linux laptop, an Inspiron 1525. I am not a Windows user, and I’m tired of paying for Windows when I buy a new computer.
blogs.sun.com: At the 8th birthday of OpenOffice.org the release of OOo 3.0 is done. For all of you, who wants to have a deeper look into the release here are the statistics of OOo 3.0.
- Will open source ruin the economy?
- Credit crunch moves business to adopt open source
- Open Source: Make It Work, Yahoo!
- Value, value and values in an open source world
- Open source is not a business model
- Economics of open source remains an academic challenge
- Does the credit crunch represent a silver lining for open source?
blog.internetnews: There is a big Linux event in NYC today and tomorrow - but I won't be there. The Linux Foundation has decided to keep the End User Collaboration event as a closed event without press.
australianit.news.com: NSW secondary school students could be issued with $56 million worth of Linux-based laptops as part of Kevin Rudd's digital education revolution.
news.zdnet: The next major release of Opera for the desktop will be 'prettier' than the current version of the browser, claims the company.
ostatic.com: The Audacity audio editor is a great program. Take that as you will: It's truly functional software. It's a great illustration of the power and versatility of open source. Audacity has been an active project for some time.
blogs.techrepublic.com: Yesterday I was just roaming around the “interwebz” when I came across a poll asking which US presidential candidate is most likely to support open source. This intrigued me. I decided to do a little bit of research.
beranger.org: Linux is arguably the best alternative to Microsoft Windows, and it should be able to provide with a free or affordable solution for most cases. I applaud and acknowledge the personal achievements of some individuals who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of Linux... with remarkable results.
linuxinsider.com: Linux turned 17 this week, just short of adulthood in most places. However, is it mature enough for the mass market? It's a question often asked on the Linux blogs, but the answers still keep coming: Sure it is; no it isn't; it doesn't matter.
- OpenOffice.org 3.0 is an incremental improvement
- OpenOffice.org 3.0 released: the same #2!
- The LXF Test: OpenOffice.org 3.0
- iTWire's First Look
- OpenOffice.org overwhelmed by demand for version 3.0
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: Linux package management cheatsheet, part 3
- News: Mandriva's long errata list, Lenny release delays
- Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2009, Puppy Linux 4.1
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3
- New additions: iMagic OS
- New distributions: Brasillinux, Zonbu
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
kdubois.net: An often mentioned complaint about Linux is the lack of games. If you’re looking for the latest blockbuster from EA, sure, chances are, it won’t work with Linux out of the box. That doesn’t mean there aren’t great games out there for you to waste your time on though!
zdnet.com.au: The Fedora Project has updated the "beta" or testing edition of version 10 of its Linux distribution over the weekend, with a final release to the public scheduled for 25 November.
- OpenOffice.org 3.0 Released
- OpenOffice.org 3.0 Reviewed
- Create OOo reports with ease with Sun Report Builder
freesoftwaremagazine.com: Regular readers of this column will know that I’m a fan of education and positive experience as an advocacy tool in place of shouting from rooftops. Winning the mindset of an average computer user — particularly home users — is never going to be a quick process but a recent experience showed me we still have some old and familiar hills to climb. How do we combat legacy reputations of GNU/Linux that are no longer valid?