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Why I’m using Ubuntu now

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Ubuntu

celettu.wordpress: Well, the main reason is because trying out different Linux distributions is so much fun, isn’t it? There was nothing really wrong with Fedora.

Let's Lift the Red Hat and Look Inside

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Linux

fool.com: I'm not talking about the Linux veteran's cash balance, though that is certainly robust at $968 million with about $60 million of operating cash flow per quarter. No, the sneaky sales strength of Red Hat comes from a habit of landing long-term contracts with only small payments due at signing.

only in the minds of fanbois ...

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Linux
OSS

zdnet.com/blog: A lot has changed over the past decade. But one thing that hasn’t are the worn out sets of beliefs, ideologies and arguments spouted by hardcore fanbois. Let’s take a quick look.

GIMP 2.6.9 Released

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GIMP

It's been a while since the last release. Quite a few bug-fixes have piled up in the stable branch, so here's another release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series.

The Beginner Guide to Use GoogleCL

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: At some point, the people at Google, who brought you the Linux-based Android platform and the Summer of Code, decided that they still were not geeky enough. To resolve that gut feeling, they have released GoogleCL.

Album Shaper: Plenty of Oomph Without the Button Glut

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Perhaps looking to out-feature the competition, some photo manipulation applications flood the screen with a million buttons and options.

Most popular Linux distros

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Clearly Ubuntu is among the most popular Linux distributions, but which other versions of this operating system are proving popular with users? Looking at a number of online lists, including the popular Distrowatch site, a general idea of which Linux versions are most popular emerges.

Linux, the Numbers

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Linux
Gaming

hemispheregames.com: A little over a month ago we released the Linux port of Osmos, promising statistics on our sales and downloads. We wanted to find out - from a financial perspective, for our studio - “is it worth porting games to Linux?”

Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet

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Linux

opensource.com: In this morning's Red Hat Summit sessions, Jean Staten Healy and Bob Sutor of IBM presented on the solutions that communities around the world are implementing using Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet.

WattOS — a lightweight, low-power Linux

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Linux

fosswire.com: WattOS is a really interesting lightweight Linux distribution that is based on Ubuntu 10.04 (as of WattOS R2). As the name might suggest, it is also focused on low power usage and is said to work well with older and less powerful hardware.

Back When Linux Was Fun

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Software

ubuntu-user.com: When you're a kid, all you want to do is grow up. When you get old enough to realize that being older isn't all it's cracked up to be. And so it is with Linux.

Kernel Log: Linus resolves to apply a strict policy over merging changes

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Linux

h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has resolved to apply a strict policy of accepting only bug fix changes to the kernel after the merge window has closed. Torvalds has also stuck his oar into the debate over the Android suspend block API.

Why Do Open Source Advocates Attack Each Other?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Maybe it's a trend, or maybe I just noticed because I was looking, but following my article last week about the strange parallels between Life of Brian and the critics of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement, there have been a number of similar articles.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Release Date Revealed

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Gaming
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent Release Date Revealed
  • DigitalMan Open Source Game Competition
  • Is LGP Going The Way Of Loki Software?

The Reg guide to Linux, part 2: Preparing to dual-boot

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Linux
HowTos

theregister.co.uk: On Monday, we suggested Ubuntu as a good starting point for experimenting with desktop Linux. You'll be very pleasantly surprised by the transformation from a lumbering old XP with a fresh install of an OS that doesn't need multiple layers of security software. If you don't have that option, though,

Moving to mandriva?!

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MDV

blog.lowkster.com: Never thought I would be writing this, but I am actually considering moving my Linux boxes (based mainly in OpenSuSE and Fedoras) to Mandriva!

Also: Mandriva saved by CEO

Is HP Rude To Gnu/Linux Users?

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Linux

muktware.com: HP has introduced its first all-in-one PC as part of the enterprise-class HP Compaq 6000 Pro family. It is unfortunate that HP doesn't offer Gnu/Linux on these machines.

Old school Linux tips

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Linux
HowTos

ghacks.net: Some times you just have to pull some tricks out of the vault. These tips can be timeless, classic, or just retro. But generally speaking they still apply to users today. Naturally, since these are mostly old school tips, they are going to be command line tips.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Helping others get Fedora
  • E3 Rage Footage
  • Ubuntu’s vmbuilder Script
  • HOWTO: Use Ubuntu Software Center in Mint 9
  • When Linux Isn't Called Linux
  • tch meego
  • GUI toolkit adds OpenGL support
  • Whoops, X.Org Server 1.9 Gets Another RC Today
  • D.C. launches test of open-source online voting, PR
  • eWeek's Fedora 13 Slideshow
  • ThinkGeek's Best Ever Cease and Desist
  • How to Hide Porn in Linux?
  • TinyMe 2010 Acorn RC 1 Review
  • Binary wallpaper with hidden Fedora message
  • SFLS Episode 0x2A: Waiting for Bilski

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a Mail Icon with the GIMP
  • Keep your passwords safe in Linux with KeePassX
  • How to access / mount Windows shares from Linux
  • Tweak Photo Metadata with FotoTagger
  • C++ Pretty Functions
  • How to Find the Most Memory taking process in Ubuntu Linux
  • Increase download speed with Aria2 utility
  • FTP and SFTP Beginners Guide with 10 Examples
  • Install the Banshee Meego Interfact in Ubuntu
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