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Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source software of the year

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OSS InfoWorld's Test Center picks the top open source platforms, middleware, applications, and application development tools

10 Compelling Reasons to Switch to Opera from Firefox

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Software When it comes to innovation, Opera leads on many fronts (which we will be discussing today) but it hasn’t seen the success it deserves. It is a remarkable browser, which is still not too familiar to regular Internet users, but it should be praised.

Three things Microsoft need to do NOW to prove it loves open souce

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OSS Back in 2001 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a “cancer” that threatened the company, but now the Redmond giant claims to “love open source.” Well, actions speak louder than words.

Acer ZGA Chrome OS Netbook Mentioned In Linux Kernel Changelog

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Linux A discovery late Monday has revealed that Google may already be testing Acer-made netbooks running Chrome OS. An "Acer ZGA" system has surfaced in a Linux kernel changelog that would be consistent with Aspire One netbooks.

Marten Mickos defends honor of Ubuntu's Koala food

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Software Marten Mickos – the former MySQL chief executive who now heads build-you-own-cloud outfit Eucalyptus Systems – has defended the Eucalyptus platform against recent criticism of both its "open core" model and its ability to scale beyond a relatively small number of servers.

today's leftovers:

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  • Free PhotoShop
  • OpenSUSE 11.3 and Multimedia
  • Gentoo needs you!
  • ColorCube – Puzzle Game Released!
  • Meerkat software center gets background
  • Municipality of Modena removing vendor dependency office tools
  • Rethinking Canonical’s Ubuntu Business Strategy
  • Who Tops the Evil Tech List?
  • Illuminating the Illumos Project
  • The Five Winners of Oracle suing Google
  • Oracle and open source
  • Oracle forms new 'axis of evil' against open source, claims Adobe
  • Oracle takes over JavaOne conference
  • GNOME Shell Themes Now Have an Equinox Variant
  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 7 – Impressions So Far

some howtos:

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  • Create a repository with subversion
  • Get website metrics with AWStats
  • Remove All Files Except Some
  • get Ralink 2870 wireless usb adapter working in
  • SalixOS/Slackware-13.1
  • Make Your Firefox Browser Start Up Faster
  • Introduction to Das U-Boot

Why I’ll Never Offer Ubuntu Desktop To Clients

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Ubuntu Imagine a place where all businesses had $0 recurring expense for business related software. A wonderful land where all you had to worry about was convincing clients to pay you for maintenance, and not license fees.

Introducing Windows users to Linux

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cristalinux.blogspot: Like many current Linux users, I once used Windows exclusively. Luckily, I learnt that there are alternatives that are just as good, if not better.

Pigs Can Fly

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  • Microsoft 'Loves' Open Source, and Pigs Can Fly
  • A couple comments on "Microsoft: ‘We love open source’"

Linux Market Share

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Linux I came across this well-written piece from the Royal Pingdom Blog referenced on Linux Today. It’s about the failure of desktop Linux to break the 1% market share barrier, and I confess that it left me a little depressed. But I decided to add my two cents on the subject anyhow.

Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama

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Moz/FF The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta is now available with new features that offer more control over your Web experience. This release lets you own and control your personal Web experience by syncing your data across devices, and by helping you organize your tabs in order to juggle and prioritize your busy online life.

Top 20 Apps for GNOME Fans

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Software With so much focus on how one desktop environment compares with another, it's easy to lose focus on what really matters here – the applications we use each and every day.

First pre-release version of Fedora 14

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Linux The Fedora Project has released the first and only alpha version of its Fedora 14 Linux distribution, code named "Laughlin".

Cheating on Ubuntu with a Mac It started with harmless flirtations with Windows 7. I mean, come on, it was pretty, fast, stable, and popular. I love Ubuntu, but I’m only human, right? No harm in looking.

The ZenMini of netbook Linuxes

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Linux PCLinuxOS Gnome ZenMini DesktopOpenSUSE isn’t the only new distro at the Oa compound; I’ve also replaced Easy Peasy on my netbook with PCLinuxOS, running the GNOME ZenMini Desktop.

Keep the "Linux" out of it Please

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Android and Ubuntu are arguably the two largest Linux success stories to date. Ubuntu with its soaring success over other Linux-based desktop solutions and Android with its seemingly single handed domination of the mobile market. What makes these two distributions so successful?

Red Hat takeover talk heats up ahead of press conference

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Linux Someday, rumors that Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will be bought out by a larger rival, will come true. Is that day at hand?

Also: Red Hat: Will SAP Acquire Linux Leader?

Alpine Linux 2 review

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Linux Alpine Linux is a distribution designed primarily for use as a router, firewall and application gateway. The latest stable version, Alpine Linux 2.0, was released last week (August 17, 2010).

Inkscape 0.48 lined up and released

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Software The open source scalable vector editor Inkscape has been updated to version 0.48 in a release designed to incorporate Google Summer of Code (GSoC) improvements and other developments over the last nine months.

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Review: ArchMerge 6.4.1

The distribution I have been asked most frequently to cover so far in 2018 is ArchMerge, an Arch-based project which runs the Xfce desktop environment and can be installed using the Calamares system installer. If the description sounds familiar, it should, as this summary could equally well apply to Archman, SwagArch and one edition of the Revenge OS distribution. There are two main features which set ArchMerge apart from its close relatives. First, ArchMerge is available in two flavours. The full featured desktop edition ships with three graphical user interfaces (Xfce, Openbox and i3). A second, minimal flavour is available for people who want to start with a text console and build from the ground up. The other point which helps ArchMerge stand out from the crowd of Arch-based distributions is its documentation. Arch Linux is famous for its detailed wiki, and rightfully so. ArchMerge takes a slightly different approach and, instead of supplying detailed pages for virtually every aspect of the distribution, the project supplies quick overviews and tutorials for common tasks and issues. These overviews are each accompanied by a video which shows the user how to perform the task. The ArchMerge website places a strong emphasis on learning and the tutorial pages guide visitors through how to install the distribution, how to configure the desktop, how to install additional software and how to set up file synchronizing through Dropbox. There is also a section dedicated to fixing common problems, a sort of FAQ for distribution issues. Since there are videos for the topics covered, we are shown where to go and what each step should look like, rather than just being given a written description. Read more

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