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Are Linux Users Just Penny Pinchers?

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Linux

tech-itch.com: I think it’s unfair to base an argument solely around price. Many a Linux user can afford the money to set up a Windows machine, I’m not sure on the stats but I’ll wager many a user will dual boot in one form or another. I, for example, work in Linux wheras for my home/personal use I boot to Windows more often as I game and use Windows only DAWs.

Noteworthy Mdv Cooker changes 21 dec – 31 dec

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: In spite of the holiday season, lots of new packages continue to trickle in Mandriva Cooker. Amongst the many updates, here is an overview of some important changes:

A Look Back At Docky in 2009

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: As with a few other of my favourite Linux applications, Docky has an incredibly insightful and focused team who hare a passion for making Docky awesome – as proven by its breathtakingly fast development speed! So, to Docky – my favourite application of 2009!

2010 - A Linux Odyssey

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Linux
  • 2010 - A Linux Odyssey
  • Open source predictions for 2010
  • 2010 as the year of Linux on the desktop – does it really matter?

The Meaning of ’su’

pthree.org: When I taught for Guru Labs, part of the students training was covering different ways of becoming the root user, such as using “su”, “sudo” and taking advantage of the wheel group. So, what does “su” mean?

GNOME needs to get its act together

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Software

itwire.com: As the year ends, it is fair to say there have been many free and open source software organisations that have made rapid strides, not merely in 2009 but right through the noughties. But one organisation badly needs to get its act together.

Linux on the cusp of 2010

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: We’re almost at 2010 and so I thought I’d revisit my 2010: The year of the Linux Desktop post. But rather than start with Linux, I want to start with Apple…

Getting Started with Arch Linux

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: As a Linux distro addict, I’ve heard of Arch many times over the years but for some reason, I’d never actually given it a shot. In particular, one aspect that’s always interested me has been Arch’s homegrown package management system, pacman. Today we’ll be finding out what Arch is all about.

Still Livin' La Vida Linux

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Linux

tuxdeluxe.org: It's been over a year since I wrote about my conversion to a Linux based digital media environment, and since it's the holiday season (or just after) I thought it was time to update the story, and describe some new Linux based devices I'm using that others might find useful.

Linux and windows people are the same

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: There is a common belief propagated around the web that Linux users are a different breed of people than windows users. In the beginning of Linux history that would have been true. These days it is not.

Lenono IdeaCentre Q100

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Linux
Hardware

linuxuser.co.uk: A low-cost nettop PC designed primarily for accessing the Internet, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q100 is an ideal computer for knowledge workers and end-user quality assurance testing. As a primary development system, the Q100 lacks graphics power, is low on RAM, and has a slow processor.

Open source in 2009

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OSS

mybroadband.co.za: Free software made steady progress in 2009, even if it didn't have the excitement of previous years.

What Lies at the Heart of "Avatar"?

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Linux
Movies

opendotdotdot.blogspot: It takes a lot of data center horsepower to create the stunning visual effects behind blockbuster movies such as King Kong, X-Men, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and most recently, James Cameron’s $230 million Avatar.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Seven great Ubuntu applications
  • Release Early, Release Often, Adopt Slowly
  • Linux drivers for Broadcom HD Video Accelerator
  • How to install Cairo-Dock on Simply Linux 5
  • Gifts for Gamers: Some End-of-Year Recommendations, Part 3
  • Theming GNOME
  • Announcing Acire
  • Put some meat on it: Writing release announcements
  • Pixelize, create an image consisting of many small images
  • The Quandary over Open Source Support
  • Terminator – Run Multiple Terminals in a Single Window
  • What Is Ubuntu?
  • Firefox 4 slips to 2011
  • As a linux sysadmin I do care about
  • Queen Rania using Drupal, Ashley Tisdale using Drupal
  • A Dinosaur Game Is Coming To Linux
  • 2009: A breakthrough year for mobile Linux
  • Running Different OSs Inside Windows
  • MySQL Database Corruption Post Collation Issues
  • All Quiet on the CodePlex Front as 100 Day Mark Passes

Will Linux Survive the Global Economic Meltdown?

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Linux

daniweb.com: While companies worldwide look for ways to reduce costs, shed dead weight from their labor resources and streamline their businesses, it makes me wonder if Linux will survive the global economic meltdown.

Learning is Childsplay

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Software

linuxjournal.com: After I finished my recent articles on Teaching with Tux and Learning with Gcompris, I received a couple of suggestions from readers that I take a look at Childsplay. I spent some time looking at Childsplay and if you have small children, I think you should too.

Ubuntu 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, 64-bit Kernel Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Coming up in our forums was a testing request to compare the performance of Linux between using 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit kernels. We decided to compare the performance of the 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit kernels on a modern desktop system and here are the results.

FreeBSD Foundation end-of-year newsletter (2009)

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: Deb Goodkin announced the publication of the annual FreeBSD Foundation’s End-of-Year Newsletter (2009). Highlights include: Letter From the President, End-of-Year Fundraising Update, and New Console Driver.

Why can't we all just get along?

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OSS

linux-magazine.com: At the risk of sounding naive, I'm concerned about how members of the free and open source software (FOSS) community treat each other. No doubt in most parts of the community, people are getting things done while keeping civil. But, publicly, or when the big issues are raised, a sustained nastiness has crept into discussions over the last year or so.

10+ free, fast-booting Linux distros that aren't Chrome OS

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: Sure, Chrome OS has been all over the headlines since early December. But it might not run on your hardware and you're going to have to wait at least a year for the final version. Why bother waiting?

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