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Standing up to a patent bully

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Linux
OSS

opensource.com: Now that the smoke from the battle is clearing, it's fair to say there were several important efforts that led to victory. I'd like to single out one for special mention: the contributions of Michael Tiemann, Red Hat's vice president of open source affairs.

'Linux is Not User Friendly' - No Way!

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Linux

techdrivein.com: In our previous post, we discussed how mainstream media is adopting linux ('Stop using Windows, Use Ubuntu instead'). And a lot of people started complaining how not-user-friendly Linux really is. Before saying such far fetched statements, one thing they all need to consider is this, Linux!=Windows!

Xubuntu Linux 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • Xubuntu Linux 10.04
  • What can Linux learn from Toyota?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 is good, not perfect
  • Lucid dream: Ars reviews Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu Names Their Desktop After Us?
  • Sound Menu Changes Coming in Maverick
  • Me Menu Improvements in Maverick

Confirmed: Mandriva in Acquisition Talks

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MDV

itworld.com: It now appears that one of those companies, LINAGORA, has confirmed that it is indeed in discussions with Mandriva for a possible investment or acquisition. A (translated) statement from the press release indicated:

Ark Linux alive and well

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Linux

lockergnome.com/nocturnalslacker: As you can see from the Linux Family Tree, Ark Linux is a main branch distribution (with a little inbreeding from cousin Redhat) that’s been around since 2003.

Migrating from Windows to GNU/Linux

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Linux

blog.worldlabel.com: Can you save money by moving your business to GNU/Linux? The short answer is that you can. However, the long answer is that how much you save — or if you save at all — depends upon your resources and choices.

Microsoft is Committed to Open Source

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Microsoft

itnewstoday.com: If you know anything about Microsoft’s war against Open Source, you can imagine the irony when I seen the below image in the body of the email.

Keep Your System Clean with BleachBit

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Software

linux-magazine.com: Keeping your system clean can be a time-consuming affair, unless you use specialized tools like BleachBit. With just a few mouse clicks, this nifty little utility can help you to purge all the junk produced by the system and installed applications.

The name game, no. 14.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The Fedora 14 name has been announced, and it's Laughlin.

May 2010 Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine

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PCLOS
  • May 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 OpenBox Edition now available
  • PCLinuxOS LXDE: No Dice

today's leftovers and howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Fix Volume Range Issue in PulseAudio
  • Bash Positional Parameters Explained with 2 Example Shell Scripts
  • Install XScreensaver for extra screensavers Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx"
  • Mount, Encrypt and Manage Image file and Physical Disk Drives - eMount
  • Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Is Likely On Its Last RC
  • New Features In Firewall Builder 4.0
  • [SOLVED] konversation has no window decorations
  • PlayDeb
  • Linux Mint 9 ETA

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Is Getting There

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Canonical's Ubuntu Server hasn't yet caught up to the progress that's been made in Linux desktops, but it offers a serviceable alternative to server offerings from other Linux vendors and from Microsoft.

Fedora Dropping Official PowerPC Support

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Fedora 13 will bring a lot of interesting new features when it's released in late May, but also interesting is what's going to be missing. For example, official support for PowerPC. So what happens now, and what's the right thing to do for users on niche platforms?

Mozilla spills plan for, yes, Firefox 4

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has confirmed that the next major upgrade to its open source browser will be known as Firefox 4.0.

Fragmenting Linux is not the way to beat Apple

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Linux

cnet.com: In an attempt to copycat Apple's hardware-plus-software vertical approach to the mobile market, the Linux industry is fragmenting fast and risks undermining its best chance for beating the iPhone.

Open source's integration jams

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OSS
  • Open source's integration jams -- and how to fix them
  • Open-source software's hidden snags
  • Sun Open Source Reborn in ForgeRock
  • Former Sun Execs Land at ForgeRock
  • Notes from the Politics of Open Source conference
  • Ohloh lets you stalk your favorite open-source software developers
  • Lightcrest Joins Lucid Imagination for Open Source Search
  • “Do not sell anything to your community”

Open Letter To LGP

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: A few days ago my friends compiledkernel aka CK one of the LxGC — Linux Gamers Codex staff members and UbuntuForums moderator, Liam Dawe aka ELD the Gaming On Linux website admin, and myself had a discussion on UbuntuForums about Linux Game Publishing.

Making 3D Free for Innovation: Fedora 13 Graphics Drivers

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Linux

redhat.com: This is the third post in our blog series highlighting cool features slated for Fedora 13. Our first spotlight looked at the enhancements in NetworkManager, and the second covered the innovations planned for Python developers. With this blog, we’re focusing on a feature that affects everyone.

First Impressions of Unity

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Ubuntu
  • First Impressions of the New Unity Netbook Interface
  • netbooks and unity are the future says tyler
  • Ubuntu Working Towards A Rootless X Server

Is Linux a Religion?

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: What was amazing, is that as well written as the article was, the first responder, Gavin, reminded me of one problem within the community itself. Dogma. Instead of just admitting a failure in Linux, the responder unleashed a torrent of freediot-style emotional responses such as "Well, heck, it is not like Windows has a great history lately with its audio stack, either!

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