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A future without Microsoft

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: It’s June 2008, and it’s not a good time to be a Microsoft shareholder or employee. The computing industry is changing very, very quickly, creating new opportunities and killing once-prosperous markets. In this short article, I will outline these changes in relation to free software and Microsoft. If you can think of more changes, or if you don’t agree with some of my forecasts, please let me know!

Crystal Ball Sunday #4: Linux and System Builders and Integrators

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daniweb.com/blogs: Welcome to another edition of Crystal Ball Sunday! This week my predictions center around system builders and integrators and their use of Linux to lower costs, standardize hardware offerings, and provide a new systems to buyers that are ready to go to work.

What Makes Amarok the Most Popular Audio Player on Linux?

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I used this player for about three years and I love it more and more, with each new release. Statistics show around 60% of the Linux users prefer Amarok over any other audio player. 60%! That's huge. This article lists 7 reasons for which I think this is the most loved audio player.

Also: Review of the New Banshee 1.0 Audio Player

82 year old runs PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

wamukota.blogspot: I told you already of the French Remaster I made for my 82-year old neighbor - I knew it was only a matter time before his Win2K would run into trouble. Two days ago, he informed me that he couldn't Skype anymore. The audio was gone. I went over, with the PCLOS French Remaster under my arm.

Ubuntu 8.04 LS Hardy Heron: Linux for Beginners?

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Ubuntu

damienkane.blogspot: I am writing this article after finally having some time to wipe out the dual booting Vista-Ubuntu 7.10 and install a dual boot Vista-Ubuntu 8.04 with long-term support (LTS) and thought I would give you a perspective.

Brand New Xubuntu on Damn Old Notebook

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Ubuntu

anujpathania.blogspot: Today I installed a brand new sparkling Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, on my damn old crappy notebook. Additionally, not in a dual boot mode, but on the entire disk, getting rid of the Windows XP OEM pre-installed permanently for good. I can proudly say that Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron has finally landed in my life.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.04

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 8.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Laptops Come to Schools in the Andes

  • Laptops in the most disadvantaged areas of Uruguay
  • An interview with slavik
  • Open Source Awards Accepting Nominations
  • Some more useful information about --as-needed
  • 7 Come 11 - Baby Needs a New Pair of SuSEs
  • Stable kernel 2.6.25.5 released
  • Ubuntu: A Window to Open-Source
  • the zen of python
  • WordPress vs. Drupal - Content Management Systems
  • The only TV and Movie Websites you Need

How I Found Puppy

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Linux

puppylinux.org/community/blogs: I came to Puppy out of necessity. I was supervising a project that aimed to recycle old "useless" PC's for charity. The son of a friend suggested I try Ubuntu. It was difficult to load and simply wouldn't work. We tried Mandrake/Mandriva, DSL, Mepis, XandrosCE, Slax, PCLinuxOS Mini-Me etc, etc. Then I found Puppy 2.00! Wow!

People of openSUSE: Cornelius Schumacher

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Before openSUSE 11.0 GM get released next Thursday, we have the chance to meet Cornelius Schumacher - member of the incubation team, former Build Service developer, KDE vice president, and also the one who started writing down the openSUSE Guiding Principles.

Datamining Launchpad bugs

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Ubuntu

lucas-nussbaum.net: One thing that really is annoying with Launchpad is its lack of interfaces with the outside world. No SOAP interface, no easy way to export all bugs. The only way to get all the bug data in a machine-parseable is to first fetch this URL, and then, for each bug number listed there to make another request.

Eyeballs Needed for ODF

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groklaw.net: There is an announcement just posted about OASIS opening a new discussion list for members and nonmembers to discuss a proposal to form a new technical committee to help out with "ODF Implementation, Interoperability and Conformance". Yes, interoperability is the key. Rob Weir will lead the discussion.

An Exciting openSUSE Month

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SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: It has been several months since I blogged about exciting openSUSE stuff happening (all about at the same time). The next few weeks enough long in the work things are on the home stretch to make June an openSUSE month:

Celebrating 10 years of Mandriva

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MDV

2008 marks the tenth anniversary of Mandriva - the company and the distribution. The Mandriva community celebrated in style over the last weekend in May, with a party in the Eiffel Tower in Paris attended by many staff, former staff, community members and partners. There was also an - indoor - picnic, and the now-traditional Dance Dance Revolution party.

The GPL v3 Watch List For June 6

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gpl3.blogspot: The year has gone by quite quickly since the GPL v3 was first released. We have just entered into the month of the release, and it is only 23 days until a complete year has passed. It doesn't seem like we have been tracking the GPL v3 and its derivatives for a year, but it is more believable when you look at the count.

A Few Problems With Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

codingexperiments.com: Since before the dawn of time, Linux users have argued over which distribution to use. But by far, Ubuntu, a massively popular Debian-based distribution, is the one most recommended by everybody. But under that famous shiny orange surgery coating, I believe lie some annoying problems.

Also: Ubuntu doesn't want the desktop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Enable circular scrolling and more on your laptops synaptics touchpad

  • Screencasts in Ubuntu, part 2
  • How to embed Lua 5.1 in C++
  • How to enhance Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron eye-candy with Emerald Theme Manager
  • How To Log Boot Messages in Ubuntu
  • How To Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.04 Guests
  • Installing NVIDIA Drivers on openSUSE 11.0 & other Linux Distrubutions
  • How to find a file and cd to its dirname using command substitution
  • Ubuntu login workaround

Testing KDE 4.1 Beta 1

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KDE

artipc10.vub.ac.be: During the past few days, I have been testing KDE 4.1 beta on Mandriva Cooker. Actually the version I tested is even a bit more recent than KDE 4.1 beta: Cooker currently includes the KDE 4.0.81 snapshot.

Which Linux distro is right for you?

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: In our earlier article — the Art of Linux — we saw some prominent features of the *NIX based operating system - Linux. The actual power of Linux can only be unleashed once we have an installation at our disposal. So before we move ahead in our quest of mastering Linux, we shall have to to make sure that each one of us have at least a copy of Linux installed on their machines.

On Gentoo Releases and stuff

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Gentoo

blog.i-no.de: When I got more involved with Gentoo, the release team was aiming to release the then-pending release (2007.1) in early December. Eventually, that date slipped time and again. It was decided to drop the entire release and do a new one (2008.0). Again, the dates kept slipping. Now, the question is why a release is slipping time and again.

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