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itpro.co.uk: Has Linux just lost the best chance it had to break into the mainstream desktop operating system market?
worldlabel.com: The economic situation is eating into your profits, and the Microsoft Office licenses look more expensive than before. You don’t have to buy Microsoft Office thanks to OpenOffice.org: the best kept secret in office suites.
linux-mag.com: One of Firefox’s greatest strengths is that it can be extended to provide additional functionality to the end user. We look at that top 10 Firefox add-ons that can improve your productivity on Linux.
news.cnet.com: It used to be so easy to be a proprietary-software vendor. That is, until the open-source neighbors moved in.
blogs.techrepublic.com: Back when I was studying CIS in the ’90s I took a class called “Operating Sytems”. In that class an operating system was defined as a mediator between user and hardware. We never discussed the concept of Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mac, etc.
- Canonical Announces Availability of Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition
- Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope slices boot time in half
- Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04: Progress with HP
- New Ubuntu 9.04 installed - not many dead
- Ubuntu: Dell and Zealots
- Ubuntu 9.04 Arrives, But Where Are the Channel Partners?
- Upgrading from Intrepid to Jaunty
- First look: Ubuntu 9.04 RC
- Oracle buys MySQL shocker (and they get the rest of Sun too)
- The five biggest changes out of Sun/Oracle
- OpenSolaris, Linux Could Merge Under Oracle
- Oracle-Sun: an enterprise catastrophe
- Oracle's Sun Purchase Raises New Questions
- What the Oracle Acquisition of Sun Means for Linux
- Shuttleworth: Oracle now largest open source player
- What does Oracle mean for Sun's open source efforts?
- What Sun can do now - and why you should help.
- Oracle Buys Sun. Linux Gets a Boost.
- What Might Oracle Do With OpenOffice?
- Shuttleworth: Oracle's Sun buy validates open source
- Oracle buys Sun, but does it buy open source?
- Oracle buys Sun: understanding the impact on open source
- MySQL conference kicks off; too early for Oracle buzz
infoworld.com: Is Microsoft a friend or foe of open source? Going by the company's actions, Microsoft can't seem to decide whether to make love or war. But if it's war, Microsoft appears to lack the legal weaponry to defeat or even disturb its adversaries.
computerworlduk.com: Home education is all the rage and for good reasons. How can Open Source Software help?
earthweb.com: Recently there has been tremendous buzz surrounding a method of running a full Ubuntu Linux installation within Windows. Unlike similar alternatives for Windows, however, the user is not installing Linux only to have to reboot out of Windows to enjoy their new Linux install.
phoronix.com: Earlier this month PC-BSD 7.1 was released. With the Phoronix Test Suite now having enhanced support for PC-BSD, we decided to see how well PC-BSD 7.1 performs against Kubuntu 9.04.
tuxradar.com: Oracle has announced it is purchasing Sun Microsystems for just over $7 billion. The official word from Oracle is that the purchase gives it two key assets - Java and Solaris - but open sourcerers will understandably be more interested in MySQL and OpenOffice.org.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Opinion: FOSS needs a central bug tracker
- Tips and tricks: Reverting to older kernel under Ubuntu
- News: Ubuntu takes pre-orders for Jaunty, Mandriva supports Smolt, Easy Peasy focuses on interface improvements, interview with Fedora developer
- Released last week: Sabayon Linux 4.1 "GNOME", SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio and Mythbuntu 9.04
- New additions: Satux
- New distributions: Desktop Paraná, Lihuen
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
extremetech.com: PC-BSD is another option for those who want an alternative to Windows but who might not be interested in Linux or Mac OS X. PC-BSD is an operating system that is based on FreeBSD and uses the KDE desktop.
fosswire.com: Backing up generally isn’t a fun activity, but always proves to be worth it when that disaster you are not expecting happens.
workswithu.com: I’ve used Evolution, the default email client in Ubuntu, for a couple of years to manage numerous mail accounts. In general, I think it’s a great application. But as with everything in life, there’s always room for improvement.
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- Ultimate Resources for Ubuntu
- The Current State of Linux Distros
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- Working with VESA 1.2
- The GNOME Help Browser
- How to Quickly View Calendar in Terminal
- How to add rc.local support to Debian
- I am now an official Linux Fan
- glibc 2.10 news
- Cross-Platform Open Source Video Game: Nexuiz
- Upgrade Ubuntu with a CD Image
- Computing Energy Usage…
- Fix Your Crap 1: Want Tracker Support in Nautilus?
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go2linux.org: VoIP has improved a lot since its first days, today a lot of multinational business are using it as a reliable way to keep stay in touch.