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State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 1/4: Multimedia

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codingexperiments.com: Areas of important development in the overall Free Desktop ecosystem can be broken down into several main areas: multimedia, hardware support, infrastructural enhancements, and usability work, and I intend to cover each of these broad categories in the next couple of days.

The Firefox 3.5 vs. IE8 Deathmatch

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Software

pcworld.com: Every day I sit at my computer and open two browsers: Firefox and Internet Explorer (first 6, then 7 and, as of late, 8 ). "Why do I do that?" I've often asked myself. It's been going on for years. I maintain two separate "browser lives," in a sense. Let's take a look at some of the features that they each have.

OpenOfficers pitch Oracle on life after Sun

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OOo

theregister.co.uk: OpenOfficers have begun lobbying for their future in the event that Oracle succeeds in purchasing Sun Microsystems.

My two cents on improving GNOME

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Software

manishtech.wordpress: I have been a GNOME user since I have jumped into Linux bandwagon. Even though trying out KDE and XFCE, I always had to fall back to GNOME even though people are said never to be happy with it.

Celebrate Spring with Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring. Quicker, easier and even more secure this new version brings you a host of innovative functionalities.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 69

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SUSE

Issue #69 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1 Released, People of openSUSE: Jan Engelhardt, and Joe Brockmeier: The argument for free fonts.

Cloud computing with Linux thin clients

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Linux

See how Users and the environment benefit from Linux-based cloud computing systems

Ubuntu, Now More Popular than Windows XP

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: Ubuntu has finally eclipsed Windows XP in terms of popularity. -- This is according to the most recent data from Google Trends. See graph below:

Linux Distro Test - PC/OS 2009v2a

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Linux

linux-hardcore.com: This distro doesn't disappoint. I've always leaned toward Gnome, but this XFCE distro has an edge over Gnome and other XFCE distros.

Apache or GPL?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay today switched his license alliegiance, to Apache from the GPL. Before anyone starts in with the Arlen Specter jokes, let me say that based on the criteria he sets out, adoption, his argument makes sense.

Also: Has the GPL out-lived its usefulness?

XO's learning software goes walkabout

pcpro.co.uk: Sugar Labs has launched a beta version of its Sugar Learning interface designed to run directly from a USB memory stick.

OCZ Behemoth Laser Gaming Mouse

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The OCZ Alchemy Elixir was a nice keyboard, but now joining their peripherals line-up is the OCZ Behemoth -- a laser gaming mouse with a 4-way LED display, 18 grams worth of customizable weights, and an adjustable DPI sensor.

The Not So Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu
  • The Not So Jaunty Jackalope

  • Ubuntu Jaunty - Positive and Negative
  • Don't rest, Ubuntu has a way to go yet
  • Ubuntu 9.04 vs Zenwalk 6.0: performance
  • How Customize Ubuntu with Backgrounds and Emblems

Calculate Linux 9.5 Has Desktops In A Cube

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Linux

downloadtube.com/blog: Just released on April 29, 2009, Calculate Linux Desktop 9.5 is a Gentoo based Linux distribution designated for both PCs and notebooks.

Desktop Linux great white hope hits the canvas

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Linux

itwire.com: At the beginning of 2008, the landmark Eee PC netbook running Xandros Linux left an unprepared red faced Microsoft with 0% share of a burgeoning new market. Nine months later, recent reports suggest that Linux on netbooks is down to single digits and heading south.

Linux desktops... too much too late

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: My marketing director's twitteration induced me to click on a link to a ZDNet article which asserted that Linux desktops, have missed the boat; Good though they are, blah. The article was fine, but what is this obsession with the GUI?

Powerhouse Programs of Linux

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nixtutor.com: Linux comes packed with some pretty powerful tools. Here is a list of what I consider to be the powerhouse programs of Linux and some common usage for each.

What I’ve learned from Fedora

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Linux

jaysonrowe.com: Many people say that Linux can never be a viable player on the desktop because there are too many distributions. I don’t think that is a problem, because the way I see it right now there are only three Linux distributions.

Also: Learning from F11-Preview

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Diary of a Linux Virgin

  • Are there too few people who understand desktop Linux?
  • Initial Impressions of the openSUSE Community
  • Microsoft targets Windows, Linux management
  • An interview with Mark Shuttleworth
  • Europe funds secure operating system research
  • Making package management even faster?
  • VMware vSphere: Out of the Box and into the Clouds
  • Open source developer? Uncle Sam wants you
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Installfests
  • Linux Sucks! Video from LinuxFest NW
  • Comux 010010
  • What Should We Do If We Can't End Software Patents?
  • SFLS Episode 0x0C: Patently False
  • Mozilla Developer News 04/28
  • Continued funding for Minix
  • Mark Shuttleworth Q+A
  • Ubuntu and Kubuntu 9.04 Experience

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to create DVD movies in Linux with DeVeDe

  • 5 Popular Tricks to Customize Nano
  • Fix for flash not working after Jaunty Upgrade (64bit)
  • Pretending IceWeasel to be Firefox in Debian Linux
  • quickly adding new baddies to iptables
  • PyMOTW: multiprocessing, part 2
  • Install Ubuntu Linux in 5 Minutes
  • PIDA - A Python IDE
  • /dev/null and /dev/zero What's the diff
  • Postfix Backup MX eMail Server Anti-Spam Configuration
  • Run Windows Apps Seamlessly Inside Linux
  • How to set up a mail server on a GNU / Linux system
  • Connect Remotely to Your Linux Machine Graphically
  • Commandline 101: Free!
  • Adding a simple progress bar to dd
  • Close shell keeping all subprocess running
  • Easily Configure QEMU to Run Bootable ISO Images
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today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
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