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The facts behind Microsoft's anti-Linux 'Get the Facts' campaign

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news.cnet.com: Back in 2002, Jim Allchin was co-president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division and was, in his own words, "scared" of the momentum behind Linux, as noted in an email [PDF] sent to several of his direct reports.

Once You Go Linux, You Never Go Back

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linuxhaxor.net: What’s with all the talks about windows 7 being a Linux Killer? A long time Linux user has very little to no reason to “switch” to Windows from Linux. Unless of course you are a recreational Linux user who occasionally tries out Linux in the form of virtual install or a separate partition. To understand why this is so, you have to understand why people use Linux.

Camp KDE Takes off in Jamaica

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dot.kde.org: In a warm Jamaica around thirty KDE developers have gathered for the first Camp KDE. The following article is an impression of the first days of this event, a short summary of what is going on here.

Why games are NOT the key to Linux adoption

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I have a number of concerns about a recent article about games [as] the key top Linux adoption. It nearly screams for scrutiny, as a it presents opinions and broad stereotypes as fact, contradicts itself and makes conclusions that have the capacity to hurt, not help the community.

Review: Fedora 10

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headshotgamer.com: I've previously reviewed Fedora 10 Beta and I liked what I saw, though was a bit jaded by the difficulties in setting up proprietary drivers. Much time has passed and Fedora 10 (final) was released on the 25th of November, 2008 – more than enough time for polish to be added and a hundred or so updates to fix the more obvious bugs.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 286

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Arch Linux in review

  • News: openSUSE calls for build contributors, Fedora focuses on artwork, Debian runs on Android, Singapore Airlines switches to Red Hat, Ubuntu on restricted software, mini distros, Gentopia
  • Released last week: ALT Linux 4.1.1 "Desktop", CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02, FreeNAS 0.69
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2 RC2
  • New additions: PureOS
  • New distribution: Amahi, Galinux, Icadyptes, SOAD Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

An Open Office Test Drive

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OOo

jdeeth.blogspot: For the next couple of Linux Monday posts, I'll be testing out my legacy Microsoft Office files in Open Office, Linux world's main alternative. This is, by necessity, a one-way test.

The status of Sugar, post-OLPC

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Linux

morgancollett.wordpress: The recent layoffs of almost the entire OLPC software development team have been widely circulated, but not the implications for Sugar. Here’s where the Sugar project stands:

TechCrunch's prototype CrunchPad runs Ubuntu

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Hardware

heise-online.co.uk: TechCrunch have shown a working prototype of the CrunchPad running Ubuntu Linux. Last July, Michael Arrington grew tired of waiting for a $200 web tablet and announced that he had decided to work on making such a device a reality.

LCA2009: Microsoft man encounters Linux storm

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itwire.com: If Lawrence Crumpton had any inkling about the kind of storm he would face while giving a talk at the Australian national Linux conference in Hobart today, one doubts he would have come along.

Why Companies Really Turn to Open Source Software

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OSS

seekingalpha.com: I am a big fan of the open source culture. But this BusinessWeek article and similar articles are so full of misleading points that they put open source in a no-win situation.

Nathive Image Editor 0.813 released

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nathive.org: Nathive 0.813 in out, this release has many internal improvements and the support has been increased to 8 languages.

some odds & ends

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News
  • Encode/decode 3GPP AMR files

  • Stupid Perl Tricks
  • Extracting Different File Types
  • Join all avi files in one
  • How-To: Virtual emails accounts with Postfix and Dovecot
  • Using “at” command to schedule jobs in Linux
  • How to restrict features of the KDE desktop for users on OpenSuse 11.x
  • thinkpad_handler ACPI Script for Lenovo T61 hotkeys
  • Using the builtin GPS in a Thinkpad X200 under Linux
  • Mandriva 2009.0 Sucks (To say nothing of Fedora 10.0)
  • Countdown Banner selection for KDE 4.2
  • LCA2009: Getting FOSS developers and companies to play nicely
  • Kdenlive - Free opensource video editor in openSUSE
  • You Got Your WindowMaker In My Peanut Butter
  • Enterprise Linux? Not so fast.
  • And now openSUSE
  • Gentoo Newsletter - An Alternative Solution

Active Directory comes to Linux with Samba 4

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techworld.com.au: Enterprise networks now have an alternative choice to Microsoft Active Directory (AD) servers, with the open source Samba project aiming for feature parity with the forthcoming release of version 4.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: It's OK to Say 'I'm Sorry'

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linuxinsider.com: Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, has learned the tough lessons of management. Just six months after taking the COO job at Delta Air Lines, he had to guide the company through bankruptcy and earned a reputation as a turnaround expert.

'Lost in Space' robot actor Bob May dies

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nydailynews.com (AP): Actor Bob May, best known for playing the robot on TV's "Lost in Space," has died. He was 69.

Ubuntu vs Mandriva and paradigm shift

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Linux

irrisorie.thetorturegarden: I’m primarily a Linux user, but the main reason I ended up with Ubuntu on the desktop was primarily due to wireless support. However it occurred to me that the more popular a distribution gets the more popular still it’s bound to become.

My sweet desktop environment - KDE 4.2 RC

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KDE

blog.solnic.eu: About a month ago I installed Gentoo Linux on my MacBook Pro and I just want to show you some screenshots of a just released KDE 4.2 RC that is totally amazing…

Also: KDE 4.2 Beta on openSUSE 11.1

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #125

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #125 for the week of January 11th- January 17th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Jaunty Alpha 3 released, Ubuntu Developer Week, and Fridge Mockups.

The Evolution of Linux

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I had a situation where a KVM was the cause of Xorg not being able to read the correct modes from my monitor. It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but in the process I discovered something about the most recent Xorg that is both exciting and disturbing at the same time.

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    Docker-style containers are so hot they’ve broken the scale ETR uses to measure CIO intent to purchase enterprise technology, registering “the strongest buying intention score ever recorded in [its] six-year history.” While that data is more than a year old, more recent analyses peg Docker adoption up by a factor of 2.6 in 2016 over 2015, yielding a market worth $762 million in 2016, projected to bloat to $2.7 billion by 2020, according to 451 Research.
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Linux Kernel 4.4.44 LTS Brings Some x86 Improvements, Various Updated Drivers

After informing us about the availability of the fifth maintenance update of the Linux 4.9 kernel series, which has recently become a long-term supported branch, Greg Kroah-Hartman is today announcing the availability of Linux 4.4.44 LTS. If you're reading our regular reports on the Linux kernel, you should be aware of the fact that the Linux 4.4 kernel branch is a long-term support (LTS) one that should get security patches for one more year, until February 2018. This branch is currently available in several popular GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Alpine Linux, and Arch Linux, and Linux 4.4.44 LTS is now the most advanced release. Read more Also: Linux 4.9 Confirmed As The New Long-Term Supported Kernel