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5 very basic things Windows 7 still isn't any good at

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Microsoft

downloadsquad.com: I've noticed five issues so far that, though minor, leave me wondering if Microsoft is going to be able to pull off a really great OS by its projected mid-2009 release.

The Force Is With Red Hat

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Linux

thevarguy.com: Red Hat has found a way to link open source with Star Wars. Sci-Fi Geeks across the galaxy must be celebrating. And Red Hat is set to more effectively navigate the digital entertainment universe. Here’s the scoop.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 8

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Will the use of Linux void the manufacturer’s warranty of your computer hardware? This is one fear that prevents some people from making the leap to Linux, which is why it is on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD Patterns. The short answer is, it depends; however, there are steps that you can take to increase your probability of receiving service under a warranty.

ATI X.Org, Mesa Performance In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Late last month we published system benchmarks of Ubuntu 7.04 through 8.10 and had found -- at least with the Intel notebook we were using -- that the performance had degraded with time. In our original article we hadn't focused much upon the graphics tests and we were just using ATI's binary driver, but per a request from Canonical's Bryce Harrington, we have carried out some open-source graphics tests on Ubuntu 7.04 through 8.10 and we started with the ATI performance.

Open Source -- Can It Innovate?

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OSS

opensource.org: There's an argument commonly heard these days that open-source software is all very well for infrastructure or commodity software where the requirements are well-established, but that it can't really innovate. I laugh when I hear this.

People of openSUSE: Claes Backstrom

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: This week on ‘People of openSUSE’ we have interviewed openSUSE Election Committee member, Senior Linux Trainer and VMware Trainer Claes Backstrom. Besides all these titles he has he still has time to package games on openSUSE Build Service, beta testing, and promoting openSUSE in his North European cold country, Sweden.

dBpoweramp's CD Ripper Works Like a Dream Under Linux

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Software

techgage.com: Ever since I posted about dBpoweramp this past March, about how great it was to convert large music collections, I shortly after became equally impressed with their CD ripper. But the problem of course, that it was designed for Windows, nothing else. That tends to be a problem when you have hundreds of CDs to rip and you don't run Windows.

How two of the world's largest websites use Linux for high availability

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Linux

itwire.com: Pop quiz: you have a web site and you want it to be popular. It must scale to tens, hundreds of thousands, even millions of visitors. It has to be snappy and responsive. What server platform will you host it on? Here’s what two of the world’s most popular sites – Wikipedia and Digg - went with, and it wasn’t Windows.

Hands on: Songbird 1.0 music app soars

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Software

arstechnica.com: In a desktop media realm dominated by iTunes and Windows Media Player, Songbird is an open source player that dances to its own beat. Built on Mozilla technology, Songbird offers a very customizable interface and integrates a pleasant variety of web services.

Lotus Symphony for Linux: Not Ready for Prime Time

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Software

informit.com: A. Lizard explains why Linux users should avoid Lotus Symphony mainly because of its text font display. See why it's probably best to wait until this package gets to version 2.

Are Consumers Getting Mixed Messages About Linux Netbooks?

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Hardware

ostatic.com: Recently, there's been a lot of noise regarding Linux netbooks -- from how well the devices have sold to the return rates. Sam mentioned in a post that reasonable expectations need to be set for netbooks.

Also: Netbooks: An opportunity for Windows, and a threat to Linux

Review of two best audio player of Linux System

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Software

bestaudioplayers.blogspot: I always try to keep audio and video player separate from each other. Most people don't care until their system gets jammed about memory stuff. But some are too concerned and try to execute whatever takes less memory on their system and still get their job done.

Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth opens up on mobility and design

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: The Ubuntu developer community conducted a series of public tutorials and discussions on IRC last week during Ubuntu Open Week. Many of the Open Week sessions offer valuable technical insight into the development process and provide instructions for new contributors.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The Linux Credit Card

  • Installing Ubuntu on the Asus eeepc
  • Experimental ATI Driver Gets DRI2 Support
  • Howto: Update to Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’ using BitTorrent
  • Microsoft's openness stressed
  • Static IP address on Ubuntu 8.10
  • Hadoop: Funny Name, Powerful Software
  • script for configuring file associations in wine
  • OpenOffice.org Conference 2008 – everything is different
  • Gentoo : Managing software packages
  • Firefox Turns Four!
  • Install Lighttpd with PHP FastCGI on Ubuntu 8.10
  • AI Funding for Open-Source Artificial Intelligence
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 8
  • Linux Outlaws 63 - Love at First Skype

Ten Reasons why Linux is really a Religion

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Linux

itwire.com: After browsing through the amazing feedback in response to the many Linux articles on ITWire, I have come to a very clear conclusion – Linux is a religion. Here’s a bunch of reasons why its so.

"Evil" and Technology: Not a Black and White Issue

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OSS

penguinpetes.com: So, the other day, I'm in a lengthy discussion with an acquaintance, and as usual the conversation gravitates towards technology. I made my usual elevator spiel about Linux and BSD and FOSS, why I use it, blah blah. No, I say, it's not because "Microsoft is evil" that I use Open Source, but because Open Source is good.

How Open Source Comments (by Programming Language)

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OSS

riehle.org: We recently looked at the commenting practice of active working open source projects. It is quite impressive: The average comment density of open source is around 19%. That is much more documentation than most people thought!

First Experience with CrossOver Linux

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Software

techgage.com: Last week, Codeweavers, a company that aims to see Windows-based software running on both Mac OS X and Linux, decided to give away all their software since gas prices plummeted (or something), and not one to sit on the sidelines, I decided to put my name in for a code and finally give their solutions a try.

KDEs big mistake

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KDE

blogs.techrepublic.com: In the migration from 3.x to 4.x the KDE developers decided to make a rather bold move: replace KDE’s file browsing function with Dolphin. Now before I get into this rant I want to say that Dolphin isn’t horrible, it’s just that Konqueror was probably one of the finest file managers available.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #116

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #116 for the week of November 2nd- November 8th, 2008 is now available. In this issue: Mark Shuttleworth interview, Ubuntu Open Week, and Jaunty: Open for development.

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