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Why desktop market share shouldn’t be Linux’s priority

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Linux

softvision.wordpress: During the time in which I’ve followed Linux development and its various distributions, every year I come across several articles on “Why 200X will be the year of the Linux Desktop“. Every time I read those posts, I have just one reply in mind – “It’s not going to happen”.

Symbian kernel Open Source release and Tanenbaum

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OSS

gnumonks.org: There's a difference between releasing software under a FOSS license and running a successful FOSS project. The latter involves a sufficiently large community of developers, ways how they can contribute, ...

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Chromium Rocks
  • Happy Birthday PCLinuxOS
  • “Linux” support
  • Upstart in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Hudzilla Coding Academy: Assignment Two
  • Ding Dong, The Wicked Vista's DEAD!
  • It's official: we love Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Vodka and the Microsoft Hangover
  • Working together
  • Sabayon FDC09 photos! Here they are!
  • Why XBMC is the best thing on TV
  • Imagination – A lightweight and simple DVD Slideshow Maker
  • FLOSS Weekly 92: MakerBot
  • Meet The Gimp - Episode 124: PS Translation Service

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install a software that comes in a tar.gz package in Linux?
  • Setting IO Scheduler for Maximum Performance on OpenSuSe Linux
  • Encrypt-Decrypt file using OpenSSL
  • How to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu side by side
  • How To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Windows Dual-Boot Environment
  • SheevaPlug Kernel and Gentoo binhost
  • Install Postfix for reliable email delivery
  • Offline Package Management for APT
  • karmic and log rotation
  • Using vSphere Client on Ubuntu Linux with Single Application RDP
  • Axel – ultimate download accelerator for Linux that actually works
  • If Apache mod_rewrite isn’t working…

Create Greetings Using Kreeting Kard

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Software

everyjoe.com: Wondering how on earth to create a quick greeting card or postcard without having to go through using Scribus or some other software? I grew up in the 80s so I was used to Print Master. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything like this yet. So far, the only one I saw that’s close enough is Kreeting Kard.

Akonadi goes Web2.0

steveire.wordpress: At the recent Akonadi sprint, I decided to spend some time putting together a proof of concept for a web client for Akonadi. Here’s a screencast of the result:

GNU/Linux Security: Linux House vs Microsoft House

blog.eracc.com: This is the second article in my series about GNU/Linux security for the GNU/Linux curious and new GNU/Linux user.

Linux Friendly Audiobooks

berkeleylug.com: When people first think of getting audiobooks online, they probably think of Audible. But, Audible has one really big problem: DRM (Digital Rights Management). There is no application for Linux to play Audible audiobooks, and Android devices don’t support playing Audible files (yet anyway) either. Do not despair, though.

An Amazing Coincidence or Something More Sinister?

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Linux
Hardware

ever-increasing-entropy.blogspot: Yesterday, as anyone involved in computing knows, Windows 7 was released by Microsoft with much marketing hype and fanfare. Canonical chose the day to announce the release candidate of their upcoming Ubuntu Linux 9.10. Hewlett-Packard also did something yesterday, albeit very quietly.

What Windows7 could mean for Linux

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy: I’ve had people using Windows 7 for about three months now, and everything about it so far seems to confirm my first impression that it’s a lot better than Vista. Once you get past the sheer shock of using a Microsoft OS that doesn’t fail daily, however, you start to fret about the things that aren’t there.

Ubuntu 9.10 Review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Review; even better than before
  • Karmic Upgrade Can Break Wireless
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala - A Guided Tour
  • SudUbuntu- A nice icon theme site for ubuntu

Linux frequently asked questions for newbies

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tuxradar.com: Here at TuxRadar, and in the magazine behind the website, Linux Format, we get a lot of really basic questions from new users. We've taken the most common questions and printed them verbatim below, providing Plain English answers.

Reviewed: Gnome 2.28

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tuxradar.com: The Gnome project's latest release, comes just in time to be bolted on to Karmic Koala. But with KDE making big strides forward with each point release of KDE 4, are the Gnome team doing enough to keep up? Only just... read on to find out more!

OpenSUSE 11.2 the Perfect KDE Distribution

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SUSE

linuxcrunch.com: While openSUSE community are preparing to release openSUSE 11.2 in the next month, I decide to discover what's new in openSUSE 11.2. I downloaded the RC1 image and start play with it. In short, it is fast, stable and beautiful.

Audio Production in Linux

linuxtoday.com: Audio recording and editing with computers is still in its infancy, and is full of pitfalls. Just figuring out what hardware to use is enough to drive a person to drink. But once you get it all figured out and get everything working, it's fun and powerful.

Let’s all be overjoyed about Windows 7

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Microsoft

dwasifar.com: What a coup Microsoft has pulled off. After getting millions of people all over the world to shell out for the sugar-frosted turd that was Windows Vista, here we are three years later at the Windows 7 launch, and Microsoft has people practically falling over themselves to pay more money so they don’t have to use Vista any more.

Even The Open Source Community Gets Overly Restrictive At Times

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OSS

techdirt.com: Reader Brad sent in a fascinating post from a little while back by Steve Streeting, a software developer who created an open source 3D rendering engine called OGRE. In the post, Streeting describes his evolving view on open source licenses.

Beware Open Source Encryption

ddj.com: There's nothing like an official letter from the U.S. Department of Commerce's munitions control office to make you choke on your morning coffee. At least that was my response upon receiving such a notice.

openSUSE Weekly News #94 is out

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SUSE

news Issue #94 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

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