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Matt Asay: I laughed when I read Network World's headline: "Wall Street Becoming Linux Stronghold." Is it 1999 or 2008, I wondered? Linux has long found a warm reception on Wall Street, where enterprises view IT as a source for competitive advantage.
phoronix.com: The release of Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 is running a few days behind schedule, but an interesting announcement has come out of the Canonical camp this morning. The news coming out of the Canonical camp is that developers will be trying to merge as many of Gobuntu's changes back into the mainline Ubuntu code-base as possible.
cydeweys.com/blog: I just ran across a level of stupid so off the charts I had to immediately comment on it here lest my inaction unwittingly foster an environment tolerant of such stupidity.
socializedsoftware.com: I have been resisting using any of the Firefox 3.0 beta’s because of my reliance on Firefox extensions not yet ready for 3.0 . However my dependency on extensions was to much to bear so I decided to look for some way to defeat Firefox’s extension checking.
teachertechblog.com: A lot of people tend to shy away at the mention of even the word Linux, myself included. Being raised on a Windows machine, and pampered by an easy visual interface, I was nervous about trying out something that used so much of the command line.
linux.com: Dimdim Web conferencing software, which competes with services like WebEx and GoToMeeting, provides almost all the important features you need for conducting a conference over the Web. It's available in three flavors -- a feature-limited but usable Web-based free version, a no-holds-barred fee-based Enterprise version, and an almost Enterprise clone Open Source Community Edition that you can host in your network.
mozillalinks.org: As Firefox 3 approaches its grand debut this next Tuesday, for Mozilla developers it means the end of a development cycle and the start of another. A very early draft of planned features reveals that as expected, this release will be mainly about landing stuff that didn’t make it on time for the Firefox 3.
ssue #26 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: People of openSUSE: Cornelius Schumacher, Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0, and Tips and Tricks: Jigish Gohil: Useful openSUSE One-Click installs from command line.
blogs.ittoolbox: When I see those three letters, UCK, it immediately comes to mind that something nasty happened. However in this instance this UCK'y thing is actually quite sweet.
screenage.de/blog: Let me introduce you today to a package that is quite unknown as you hopefully never need it. But when you need it and have not thought about it before, it is probably already too late. I am talking about “sash” - the “Stand Alone SHell”. Yet another shell? Yes and no.
- 2.6.26-rc6, "A Few Less Regressions"
- Four little Security tools you should install in Ubuntu
- Ubuntu Developer Channel: Packaging 101 Video
- Linux maintainers woo device developers
- Make Ubuntu a simple "Gateway" Distribution, make switching to something else easy
- Debian Installer Lenny Beta 2 released
- Comparison of Windows and Linux
- Mark Shuttleworth: Interview with Linux-Magazine Italia
- Record Your Desktop With recordMyDesktop, Part 2
- Time to Switch to Linux?
- Open source snub in UK schools
- Government CIOs 'do not understand open source'
engadget.com: We got a nice helping of slides dropped on our virtual doorstep this evening, fleshing out Dell's upcoming netbook -- which they seem to be calling the "Dell E." Um, Eeenteresting name choice, but that doesn't seem set in stone, and there's plenty else going on here to ponder over.
ericsbinaryworld: The Neuros OSD is a device created by Neuros Technology. This is a device I am REALLY excited about buying. I first heard about it in the latest issue of Linux Format Magazine, which gave it a rating of 9/10. What’s so awesome about this device? It runs Linux! “So what?”
opencomputer.net: Workrave is a Windows and Linux only program that can help prevent dreaded repetitive strain injuries. Unfortunately techies are quite familiar with RSI. Once installed, Workrave runs silently in the background monitoring how much time you’re using the computer.
digested.blogspot: I hate graphical file managers. Not only graphical. I hated the text mode filemanagers of yore. I feel deep comfort seeing the lonely and stark command prompt. Using Dolphin the other day to browse through my drives, I realized why.
pcmag.com: Opera is hoping to steal some of Firefox's thunder, with a launch timed to fall just before the open-source darling's version 3 unveiling. Although I found a few sites that didn't fully support it, and occasionally ran into a stability issue, Opera's problems are minor. Opera is a one-stop Internet shop, and it's faster, safer, and more compatible than ever.
Aaron J. Seigo: Havoc Pennington wrote recently in his blog about reinvigorating GNOME development and reflects upon the idea of delivering yet another "desktop system" to the market. There are two problems with his statement.
- Standalone OSS revenue to reach $4.83 billion by 2012
- Open source as industrial policy
- The Subtle Art of Open Source Migrations
- ISO: there can be only one
- Open source tour of Europe: Turkey
- Yahoo's open-source search man to leave
- Google search in command line
- Speed up your Ubuntu Linux boot
- Fedora 9: Rsyslog - Most Advanced Log Server
- Better font display in Firefox 3 on Ubuntu
- How to prevent a package from being updated in Debian
- ASCII Pronunciation Rules for Programmers
- Headless torrent downloads with rTorrent and Screen
- Howto Increase video performance in Ubuntu
- Using NTSYSV To Manage Linux Services
networkworld.com: Wall Street firms increasingly are buying into Linux, but some still need convincing that open source licensing and support models won't make using the technology more trouble than its worth.