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Let's Settle the Mono Debate

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Software

earthweb.com: To most people, Mono is a disease that leaves young people tired and listless. But to members of the free software community, Mono is something worse: a controversy that leaves everybody over-wrought and mistrusting each other.

An Interview With A Linux Game Porter

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Interviews
Gaming

phoronix.com: Recently on our forums, Frank Earl (who goes by the synonym Svartalf), has been seeking the input of Linux gamers as to what games they would like to see ported to Linux. Frank has been working for Linux Game Publishing for a few years porting various titles to Linux.

Beyond Ubuntu: Canonical Pursues New Revenue Streams

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: At first glance, Canonical is an operating system company — built around Ubuntu Linux. But take a closer look at Canonical’s moves during the first half of 2009, and you’ll find the company has increasingly bet its revenue stream on cloud, online and consulting/support services.

Why I Use Linux: Lofton’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Asia is like this: totally Windows, totally pirated. Every Chinese university uses a pirated, ghosted copy of Windows and MS Office. Two years later I went to Thailand. It was, if anything, worse. It was my first year in Thailand when I bought a copy of Red Hat Linux 4.

Fluendo DVD Player for Linux

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Software

softpedia.com: Fluendo S.A., the popular software company that offers audio and video codecs for various Linux distributions, such as Mandriva, proudly announced yesterday evening (July 2nd) the immediate availability of a new solution to legally play DVD-Video discs.

Mozilla CEO: The browser has a long way to go

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Interviews
Moz/FF

h-online.com: Now that Firefox 3.5 is out, The H talked to Mozilla CEO John Lilly about HTML 5, Chrome, the mobile Web and the future of Firefox and he says the war is far from won

Squid Proxy Server On Ubuntu 9.04 Server With DansGuardian, ClamAV, And WPAD

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial will demonstrate how to set up a Squid Proxy server on Ubuntu 9.04 Server with DansGuardian (for content filtering) and ClamAV (for Virus scanning); in addition, we will set up Web Proxy AutoDetection (WPAD) through DHCP (in this case, th

today's leftovers:

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News
  • U.S. Netbooks: Five Examples Why Windows Dominates Linux

  • Fireworks from the Command Line
  • Five best download managers for Linux
  • Winning war won't secure peace for open source
  • NVIDIA Issues An Open-Source Driver Update
  • Will "good enough" virtualization topple VMware?
  • eight million firefox downloads in two days
  • The Promise and the Pain of Open Source
  • Ubuntu: brought to you by Microsoft
  • Open Source and the Cloud: Where’s the LAMP?
  • The Best Free Linux Games Ever
  • Why haven't you heard of Linux
  • Antix Player ported to Linux
  • Ubuntu private clouds need more than tools; they need support, too
  • Linux Vendors Head to the Cloud in Search of Cash
  • A Root-less X Server Nears Reality
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Boot Performance - It Does Matter
  • Linux Outlaws 99 - FUDCast (Linux Tag Special)

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sending Email Alerts Through Cron

  • Prevent Software Containing Mono Getting Installed in Ubuntu
  • 2 Useful SSH Tricks to Improve Your System Security
  • Easy FTP management with Nautilus and more
  • Bourne Identity on Linux
  • Using Firewall Object in Firewall Builder
  • The care and feeding of embedded Linux running on MIPS CPUs
  • Howto install Cherokee web server with MySQL, PHP support on Jaunty
  • Installing Themes in Linux
  • A Non-fatal Boot Error in Mandriva 2009.1 and its Fix
  • How _not_ to fix GCC 4.4 bugs
  • How to write a KWin effect
  • Tech Tip: Color man Pages

Why I disagree with RMS concerning Mono

blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: Richard’s position is that it’s dangerous to include Mono to the point where removing it is difficult, should that become necessary to legally distribute your software. On the surface, I agree. But he goes a little further. And on this point, we disagree.

Improved RHEL, CentOS and Scientific Linux hardware support

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Linux

dag.wieers.com: The past few months a bunch of very cool CentOS community members (and I am not including myself here) spend their time creating kernel modules for the stock RHEL5 2.6.18 kernel to extend hardware support. The result is now known as: ELRepo

Get to know Linux: man pages

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Linux

ghacks.net: Have you ever had someone tell you to “RTFM” (aka: “Read The Flippin’ Man page”) only to realize you have no idea what man pages were?

Get started with Linux - part 1

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Linux

computeractive.co.uk: As the years go by, many computers start to slow down. One way to breathe new life into an old computer is to re-install Windows but, unless you have all the required discs, this can be tricky. One easier way to bring an old computer back up to speed is to install a copy of Linux.

Linux desktop adoption boosted by economy

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Linux

techtarget.com: While hard numbers remain elusive, business adoption of Linux on the desktop appears to be growing, motivated at least in part by the need to stretch IT budgets during the current economic slump.

5 reasons to switch to Linux

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Linux

techdigest.tv: It's time to wave goodbye to Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer and give Linus Torvalds' operating system a go.

Moblin: a First Look at Intel's Open-Source OS

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OS

pcworld.com: Moblin is an Intel-created open-source operating system for netbooks and, specifically, the kind of people who use them.

Turn Your Old Laptop into a Powerful Linux Workhorse

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Linux

blog.worldlabel.com: If your laptop is getting long in the tooth, here is no reason to rush out to buy a new one. Instead, you can relegate the most demanding computer tasks to your desktop machine and use your laptop to run applications remotely.

Is microsoft setting itself up for another antitrust case?

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Those of us who remember the word Netscape will also remember the browser wars. Then microsoft spliced internet explorer into its operating system and set itself up for one of the most publicised antitrust cases of this century.

Linux is ..... amazing

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Linux

raiden.net: All too often people concentrate on what Linux isn't .... they look for anything lacking and make a huge big deal about it, and in doing so miss the simple fact that Linux - this little community project - can so so much.

Available Now: GNOME 2.26.3

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Software

softpedia.com: The GNOME developers, through Lucas Rocha, have announced early this morning in a press release that the last maintenance release of the popular GNOME 2.26 desktop environment is now available for download.

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