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Blog entry Technology During the reign of HRH Queen Elizabeth II fieldyweb 04/06/2012 - 10:20am
Blog entry Mageia 2 review finid 04/06/2012 - 3:49am
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Story Desktop Environments RAM use srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 11:04pm
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Microsoft's chickens are coming home to roost

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blogbeebe.blogspot: Microsoft's brand power has been in sharp decline over the past four years, an indication the company is losing credibility and mindshare with U.S. business users, according to a recent study by market research firm CoreBrand.

All About Linux 2008: Ten great live distros

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Linux

crunchgear.com: One of the great features of many Linux distributions is the ability to test them out before committing to installing them on your hard drive. Live distributions can be burned to bootable CDs, DVDs, flash drives, and more.

Open Season for March 29

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: We evaluated Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst's performance at the OSBC conference. Then, it was on to Mark Shuttleworth's depressing and desperate addiction to panda scrotum and Dave's abuse of former Linux Magazine editor in chief and now Novell openSuse manager Joe Brockmeier.

Fedora 9 Beta mini-review

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Linux

fengshaun.wordpress: In one sentence: so far so amazing! It’s now stable and completely usable. I now have a workable F9 system ( rawhide ) which I use daily. Some of the things I really like about F9 are:

KDE4 - Kalzium

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KDE

lazytechguy.com: Apart from those KDE 4 has also improved many KDE applications and introduced a few new ones. I am planning to start a series wherein I'll try to look at some of the non-core KDE applications. I am starting with KDE Education package and Kalzium in particular.

Asus' Eee PC vs CloudBook: Which is the best £200 sub-notebook?

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Linux
Hardware

pcadvisor.co.uk: Back in October 2007, Taipei-based Asustek Computer Inc proved that less can be more with its £200 Eee PC. Since then, other subnotebooks have followed. Can I similarly forgive the CloudBook's faults and limitations?

The future of desktop Linux

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Linux

raizlabs.com/blog: The current dogma is that Linux can’t become a popular desktop operating system while the worlds most popular applications are written for Windows. But that’s just not true anymore.

10 Reasons Why Linux is Better than Windows

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Ubuntu

sizlopedia.com: Linux Ubuntu is one of my new ultimate operating system choice and trust me it is not for the faint of heart. For those of you who think that Linux is terrible and Windows rocks, here is my say on why Ubuntu is better than Windows.

Why does Linux sit only on 2% of desktops?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, Mint and Mepis proponents often claim that desktop linux has improved a lot in last 5 years that it has become much user-friendly and productive. But do you still realize why desktop linux still sits only on 2% of the systems? So what is that big roadblock?

Future Open Source Superstars

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Linux

This week’s Open Source Business Conference was a strange meeting. What is apparent is that in the open source software Red Hat’s no longer exciting. Here are some of the companies that may well be the new open source superstars.

today's leftovers

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News
  • UBI File System

  • Installing Mozilla Prism on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Creating graphs the old-fashioned way with Ploticus
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire with Lisa Hoover (Video) 3-28-08
  • HP Media Vault 2100 Linux Server Reviewed: One Kick-Ass Little Penguin
  • OLPC Nepal Pilot: Preparations
  • Should Gentoo Ditch the LiveCD?
  • Webcams that just work with Ubuntu Linux
  • How To Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 Release Notes Rewritten in Plain English
  • Last Minute Vote Switching in OOXML Decision
  • RIP, gPC. Hello Zonbu!
  • OOo: Mail Merge Documents
  • Wash away the photo workflow blues with blueMarine
  • ASUS Eee PC desktop finally revealed?
  • Fedora 9 beta, Knoppix improvements
  • What is the free software community?

Mozilla Developer Reveals What Firefox 4 Holds in Store

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Moz/FF

dailytech.com: With the release of Firefox 3 imminent, the rest of the Firefox team is cooking up some crazy ideas for Firefox 4. Mozilla is pushing strongly for two very different new lines of research: Prism and Weave.

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we took a look at the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700, which is one of NVIDIA's mid-range workstation graphics cards that boasts 512MB of video memory. Today we are looking at the NVIDIA Linux workstation performance once again but this time it's on the mobile front with the Quadro NVS 140M.

Linux wins PWN to OWN contest

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Linux

tippingpoint.com/blog: Yesterday, on day two of the contest, the MacBook Air was successfully compromised first. So at the end of the last day of the contest, only the Sony VAIO laptop running Ubuntu was left standing.

Watch out Red Hat, there's someone following you

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Linux

itwire.com: Red Hat has just released some remarkable results for the first US quarter. In a couple of years, it might find such achievements a mite harder to come by if the views of those who participated in a survey about open source recently are valid.

No Justification Need

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OSS

LinuxToday: What's at the forefront of my crabbiness is the almost-complete capture of the Open Source Business Conference's news cycle by Brad Smith's presence at that conference left me wondering who else was even there this week, other than Smith, Matt Asay, and a few pundits and luminaries.

The 10 Most Prophetic Sci-Fi Movies Ever

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Movies

popularmechanics.com: When Arthur C. Clarke died last week at the age of 90, science fiction—hell, science in general—lost one of its greatest, most forward-looking masters. In his honor, PM’s resident geek and sci-fi buff analyzes the most eerily predictive, prescient films of the future. They’re not necessarily the best movies—just the ones that got the science right, or will sometime soon.

Flipping the Linux switch: Enlightening experiences with window managers

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Do you remember our youth? The good times we had, the games we played, and that great discussion we had about what makes a window manager different from a desktop environment? Then our relationship sort of got stuck on desktop environments.

Ulteo Application System Beta 1 - the FOSSwire review

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Linux

FOSSwire: Ulteo is an interesting concept. Rather than being just another Linux distribution, founder Gaël Duval (previously of Mandriva fame), wants to simplify the way you use your computer and your digital life. Apparently.

M$ stuff

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Microsoft
  • All That Got Stolen Was Microsoft's Thunder

  • Microsoft makes final heroic grab for OOXML votes
  • How Microsoft killed ODF
  • Microsoft OOXML standardization bid: The clock is ticking
  • Should Microsoft be afraid of Linux?
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