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HP launches Linux-fiddling support group

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Hewlett-Packard is making an effort to support non-commercial Linux distributions on its servers and other vendors' business hardware. But you wouldn't know it from the black hole of fanfare regarding its new collaborative portal.

Thoughts on Ubuntu One

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I’ve spent the last few weeks testing Ubuntu One, Canonical’s file-storing and sharing service. Below is an outline of my experience, and thoughts on the future of the application.

Mono: A modest proposal

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Software

linux-magazine.com: OK, I'm conflicted. Last Saturday at the Software Freedom Day event in Boston, Richard Stallman called Miguel de Icaza “a traitor to the Free Software community" because of de Icaza's involvement with Microsoft-based technologies like Mono and Moonlight.

Free and Open Source Software, dogmatism and the real world.

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OSS

sinaisix.blogspot: One of the best things that ever happened to the world of computing was the advent of Free and Open Source software. However, there does not seem, at least from where I stand, to be any proper definition of who FOSS defines as its target audience.

Ubuntu Karmic: The good stuff

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: Ubuntu's 9.10 release will be out next month. We look at a few of the best new features.

Branching Out With Salix OS

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead: SMALL but perfectly formed... no, not me, this new Linux distribution I've been playing around with.

Five Resources for Open Source Fonts

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: There are plenty of Web sites to download fonts that are low- or no-cost, but finding free and open source fonts is a little more difficult. Here are five resources to check out the next time you need something with just the perfect slope or serif.

GNOME 2.28 - the dawn of a new era

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Software

h-online.com: Version 2.28 sees the team behind the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix warming up for version 3.0, scheduled for a March 2010 release. The current release continues the tradition of dotting lots of i's and crossing plenty of t's, but also brings a new broom to a few nooks and crannies.

Guest glog: Bloated Linux?

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Linux

novell.com/prblogs: You might have seen the articles (internetnews, InformationWeek, cnet) reporting that Linux creator Linus Torvalds said the Linux kernel is “bloated”. We think Linus is right.

My Arch Linux Experiment (Part 3)

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: I was trying to find out if Arch Linux would be a viable replacement for Kubuntu. Just when I thought I had everything set up and working, I realized that I had completely forgotten about setting up wireless and audio.

Study Shows Open-source Code Quality Improving

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OSS

pcworld.com: The overall number of defects in open-source projects is dropping, a new study by vendor Coverity has found.

Bob Sutor - Here are your "Dead Ends"

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: The head Linux guy for IBM, Bob Sutor fairly well showed the poker hand of most Enterprise Linux entities. Briefly, he said: Linux on the Desktop isn't worth pursuing. He called it a Dead End.

Linux is now good enough for many end users

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opensource.org: My activities in Open Source have paid for our house, car, etc etc (despite there being no such thing as an "open source business model"). However, I have never really actively attempted to convert my wife, Erica, to use Linux.

Will Ubuntu 9.10 Work On Your PC?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: It’s the question thousands of users will surely ask when Canonical debuts Ubuntu 9.10 in October: “Will Ubuntu 9.10 work on my PC?” Canonical has developed testing software to help you determine if your system will fully support the new Ubuntu.

Linux Game Repository With a GUI: DJL

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Ubuntu

Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems, inspired by Valve's Steam software for Windows for which anyone can submit games.

I've tested five hot netbook Linux distros on two Eee PCs so you don't have to.

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Reviews

Seeing how I spent an entire afternoon distro-hopping recently the least I can is share my results with you...

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BIND is not just legacy freeware

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: In pushing his SaaS DNS offering, Skye, general manager John Shalowitz has his marketing department partying like it’s 1999.

OOo4kids: Special Version for Kids

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OOo

saigkill.wordpress: Today i found in interesting Project called “OpenOffice for Kids”. I have reviewed it and maked some Snapshots.

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Security: Equifax, Kodi, Infrared, and Windows XP in 2017

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Flock 2017, Fedora 27, and New Fedora 26 (F26) ISO

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Will Microsoft love Linux to death? Shuttleworth and Stallman on whether Windows 10 is free software's friend

Richard Stallman is a free-software activist and creator of the GNU OS that forms part of the basis of modern GNU/Linux distros. He believes that Microsoft's decision to build a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) amounts to an attempt to extinguish software that users are free to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve. "It certainly looks that way. But it won't be so easy to extinguish us, because our reasons for using and advancing free software are not limited to practical convenience," he said. "We want freedom. As a way to use computers in freedom, Windows is a non-starter." Read more