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The Microsoft-Linux Story As Told in the Comes Exhibits

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Microsoft
Legal

groklaw.net: As we are working on the data in the Comes v. Microsoft exhibits, describing the contents or transcribing each so as to make them keyword searchable, we are coming across some interesting materials regarding Microsoft's view of Linux. As far back as 1999, Bill Gates was asking his executives if there was a way to make things harder for Linux.

Flexible for a Fluxbox? – Lightweight X Window Manager

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Fluxbox
HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: One of the many great things about using UNIX or a UNIX-like operating system is the ability to tailor your environment to your liking. If you want something less resource intensive that offers a greater degree of control then Fluxbox Window Manager is what you’re looking for.

Wine Is a Long Shot at Solving the Windows-Apps-on-Linux Problem

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Software

eweek.com: The open-source Wine project is less a solution and more a workaround when it comes to the issue of running Windows applications on Linux.

woohoo - one of mine made top 10

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Linux

One of my stories made LinuxPlanet's Top 10 Linux Planet Stories 2009. Maybe I'll get some more work there this year. Big Grin

Screencasting Under Linux--A brief Story

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Linux

Since my recent retirement from 34 years of mathematics and computer science teaching, I've been working on creating creating screencasts for teaching how to use various kinds of computer software. So, I need to record my screen while narrating audio. What follows is my story of what it takes to do this under Linux.

GNOME Shell tryout

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Software
  • GNOME Shell tryout
  • Dispelling GNOME 3 Myths

5 powerful open source applications for businesses

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Software

ghabuntu.com: A significant part of the IT expense of most businesses comprises the cost of acquiring and running enterprise applications. Would it not be better to have the same applications your business relies on at a much reduced cost but with higher productivity?

The 9 most important events in Open Source history

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OSS

royal.pingdom.com: Have you ever wondered about those key moments in time that made open source software such an immense success story? We just did, and here below is our list.

Open Solaris 2009.06 - Slowly getting there

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OS

dedoimedo.com: For some strange reason, I keep going back to Open Solaris. Maybe it's the beautiful Gnome desktop, well arranged and streamlined. Maybe it's the belief that Sun, one of the great technology leaders in the past 30 years, can deliver a usable operating system intended for the home market. And maybe it's my desire to crack open the frightening secrets of UNIX, for Linux, Open Solaris is not.

Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 Has Plymouth
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Benchmarks With Early Fedora 13 Numbers
  • Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Released; Software Center Changes, Fewer Games, and New Applets
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Removes HAL
  • New Leader for the Ubuntu Women Project
  • Ubuntu primes music service
  • Becoming a Geek Super Hero by Evolving from "Thinking Green" to "Acting Green"
  • Ubuntu Wants To Know What Closed Source App You Long For
  • Is GNOME Going To Duplicate The Efforts From Canonical?

Firefox 3.7 dropped from Schedule

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7, Switches to More Frequent Feature Updates
  • Firefox 3.7 dropped from Schedule, next release is Firefox 4.0
  • Firefox 3.7 dumped in favour of feature updates
  • Make Firefox a Productivity Powerhouse
  • Why I Broke Up With Firefox

Reviewed: Linux Mint 8

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Bored with brown? Looking for more oomph in your Ubuntu installation? We test the latest release of Linux Mint, the shiny green distro that stands on the shoulders of giants and offers its own unique tools. Read on to find out whether Mint is actually a better Ubuntu than Ubuntu...

Canonical To Bring Closed Source Apps Like iTunes And Photoshop To Ubuntu?!?!

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Ubuntu

A recent official post on the Ubuntu Forums asks users to complete a survey with the applications they would like to see in upcoming version of Ubuntu:

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Downtime - connectivity issues

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Site News

I guess you might have noticed we were offline today and the connection is still very spotty right now (will connect, but drops after a few seconds). There's a lineman supposed to come sometime tomorrow maybe, you know how that goes. I am sorry for the trouble and hope we'll be back up soon. Just keep trying. Don't forget about tuxmachines while we're down. Big Grin

Testing OpenShot Video Editor

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Software

workswithu.com: When Lucid Lynx ships in April, it will come with a video editor installed by default, which will be a first for Ubuntu. With this in mind, I decided to test drive OpenShot, an open-source, nonlinear editor that reached its 1.0 release very recently.

Back Home, with Debian!

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Linux

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: By the end of 2004, I'd been running Debian ‘testing’ on my laptop since around early 2003, but after 6-8 months of woody, I was backporting far too much and I couldn't spare the time for upkeep. At just about that time, a thing called ‘warty’ was released.

Five Essential Ubuntu Features

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I just finished configuring a Vista laptop for my brother, who needs to run some Windows-only applications for college. Whenever I find myself compelled to deal with proprietary operating systems, I’m reminded why I use Ubuntu.

some shorts:

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Linux
Software
OOo
Gaming
  • SuperGamer, 8GB of Linux-Only Gameplay
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 Release Candidate 2 available
  • Number Crunching with Pelican HPC 2.0
  • LM_Sensors Gets A New Configuration Utility
  • The ChoKolate Linux Desktop
  • Linux on the repaired Laptop

Some things in Linux are hard. Get over it!

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: In the continuing scuffles between the various operating system advocacy's there is a recurring argument against Linux that it is hard to use. I emphatically disagree. Using a configured Linux distribution is no different to using any other configured operating system.

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Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

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    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
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    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
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    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
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    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.