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What Drove Me to Linux -- and Keeps Me There

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Linux The question I get asked the most on a regular basis is why in the heck I choose to run Linux over something a bit more mainstream such as OS X. My reasoning for this is based on a track record of watching Microsoft make one mistake with their users after another.

Openbox: A fun and lightweight window manager

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I am always on the lookout for a new way of doing things when it comes to personal computing, and one of the best ways to do so is to experiment with different window managers for Linux.

Lin-X Linux 1.1

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Linux Lin-X is a remastered version of Ubuntu designed to look and feel like Mac OS X. Lin-X has turned the cool Apple logo on its head a bit by putting in a skull and crossed swords. Surely an act of blatant defiance of Steve Jobs and his lawyers. We’ll see if anybody at Apple notices this amusing act of rebellion.

Suse Studio

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SUSE Need a custom made Linux distro but don't have time to spend hours in the console? Suse Studio produces powerful results in a matter of minutes.

Foxconn working on 'sub-£100' ARM-based Linux netbooks

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Hardware Will ARM-based netbooks retail for under £100? The Taiwanese contract manufacturer behind the Foxconn brand seems to think so.

Stay safe when using a Linux PC

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HowTos In some ways Linux can be easier to manage than Windows, but security remains important. We show you how to stay safe.

Opera 10 tops 10 million downloads

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Software Opera 10 was downloaded 10 million times in the first week of its release, breaking the company's download record for the popular browser.

Chip Maker VIA joins the Linux Foundation

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Linux VIA Technologies, maker of chip-sets, graphics chips and other components, has joined the Linux Foundation. Richard Brown, VP of marketing at VIA Technologies Inc, said in the announcement "VIA shares the Linux Foundation’s goal of fostering the growth of the Linux ecosystem".

Where is the value in Linux?

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Linux I am pretty sure that the question in the title is asked quite a lot. Especially by enterprise managers and bean counters the world around. When that question is asked of us, how should we answer it?

Kernel Log – Extra round for 2.6.31, 7.5 on the horizon, staging area to be cleaned up

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Linux Linus Torvalds will release 2.6.31 a few days later than previously announced and has scheduled another release candidate, RC9. After some delay, the development of 7.5 is now going ahead at full steam. Kroah-Hartman wants to clean up the staging area. Kolivas has released BFS.

Intel P55 Chipset Preview On Linux

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Hardware This morning Intel has introduced their new mainstream desktop chipset, the Intel P55, and has brought forth the Core i5 processor family along with new Core i7 processors for use with this new chipset and socket. Intel sent us out a review kit of this new hardware so we are already able to comment on its Linux compatibility.

The Curious Case of the Failing Connections

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Linux Troubleshooting is often an adventure that takes you to unexpected places and teaches you a lot along the way.

Linux backers rally against Microsoft patents

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  • Linux backers rally against Microsoft patents
  • Open source group buys up Microsoft patents
  • WSJ reports OIN to acquire former SGI patents (via Microsoft)

today's leftovers:

  • How do Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu fit in?
  • Good News for Logitech Audio Hub Owners
  • Firefox, Thunderbird tweaks and add ons worth looking at
  • Firefox 4.0 to arrive late 2010
  • Rolling vs. Fixed Releases
  • What's up in OOo 3.2?
  • Ubuntu tweaking for everyone
  • 100 Reasons Why Linux Kicks Ass
  • Multimedia frameworks in Qt
  • X hotkeys with xbindkeys
  • The Five Characteristics of Cloud Computing
  • Fast Compositing with KDE4 and FGLRX
  • The Last Patch: Battle Between Microsoft And Open Source
  • Adventures In Linux – Or How I spent Labor Day
  • Red Hat hypervisor tools to run on Windows only
  • How to Slice Images with Xara Xtreme
  • The Gentoo Pandora Project becomes Neuvoo
  • Finding the right Linux distribution for my old laptop
  • Chinese browsers are putting the heat on Internet Explorer
  • How To Install Google Chrome (Chromium) Extensions / Plugins In Ubuntu – Linux
  • Learn about Linux/OSS at the Solano Stroll
  • Beranger Bids Adieux…

Apache Web Log Analyzer

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Software Webmasters have a few log file analysis options. Many web hosting companies provide pre-installed scripts like Webalizer that automatically perform an Apache log file analysis and display the results in a web browser.

Red Hat's Whitehurst: What Next For Open Source?

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OSS Red Hat can't match Microsoft or Oracle's marketing budgets, but the open source paradigm gives it an advantage in the long term, chief executive Jim Whitehurst told eWEEK Europe.

Open Source but no Open Mind

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wamukota.blogspot: I've been an Open Source user and advocate for years. When I started using Linux, KDE was the desktop that I discovered, as it was the default desktop for Suse. I quickly learned to appreciate KDE 3.3 and I have upgraded my KDE desktop up until release 3.5.10.

Zenwalk Linux 6.2

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Linux Continuing on with the theme of Slackware based distros, today I tried out the latest version of Zenwalk Linux. The 6.2 version had been released earlier this week, and it caught my attention, so I tried it out.

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  • Diskio Pi Wants to Be the Ultimate Open Source Tablet Powered by Raspberry Pi
    A new open source project hit Kickstarter a few days ago, and it caught our attention because it appears to be a versatile machine that's fully compatible with Raspberry Pi and Odroid single-board computers. Created by Guillaume Debray, an optician with 10+ years experience in making and selling glasses, yet a passionate computer engineer with deep knowledge of programming and hardware assembly and manufacturing processes, the Diskio Pi project wants to be the ultimate open source tablet powered by Raspberry Pi. Diskio Pi is the result of 18 months of development, and, in fact, it seems to be some sort of versatile device built on top of a single-board computer. It's currently compatible with Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi Zero, Odroid C1, and Odroid C2 SBCs, and can run Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian Pixel, or Android.
  • The new Entroware Hybris could make a reasonable Linux gaming laptop
    Entroware, the UK-based Linux hardware vendor have released two newer laptops and one of them could be a reasonable gaming unit.
  • Chrome OS' Upcoming Night Light Feature Gets "Sunset to Sunrise" Automatic Mode
    The fantastic Chrome OS team over at Google is on a rampage, and after teasing us with the revamped sign-in/lock screens and new power management settings, today François Beaufort revealed yet another cool feature for our Chromebooks. This time, the developer announced on his Google+ page that the Chrome OS team is working on implementing an automatic "Sunset to Sunrise" mode for the upcoming Night Light feature, which should improve our sleep after using a Chromebook at night and ensures reduced strain on the eyes by limiting the amount of blue light emitted by the display.
  • CrossOver for Android Lets You Run Windows Apps on Intel-Based Chromebooks
    CodeWeavers‏, the commercial company behind the well-known CrossOver for Linux and Mac application that lets users install and run Windows apps and games is still working to release an Android version. Dubbed CrossOver Android, the project has been in development for the past year, and while it's still in an Alpha state, it looks like it is already capable of running Windows software on Intel-based Chromebooks and Android tablets. Since then, the project kept updating CrossOver for Android with new features.
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Open Source Adreno Project “Freedreno” Receives New Update

Users of Freedreno, the open-source graphics driver support for Adreno on Linux distributions, will be pleased to know that a new update has been released in the past week. Lead developer Rob Clark discussed many of the details in his blog, which highlight above all the support for Adreno 500 series GPUs. Among the highlights include compute shaders for OpenGL and OpenGL ES, improved performance and improved Linux distribution support. Read more