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linuxplanet.com: Most recent converts to Linux spend most of their time in the GUI -- the graphical desktop (whether Gnome, or KDE, or XFCE, or some other interface) that's made to look and act somewhat like Windows and Mac. But if you spend all your time in the GUI, you're missing out.
linuxworld.com (MacWorld): OpenOffice.org is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free.
blogs.techrepublic.com: Jack regularly moonlights in the 10 Things blog and occasionally even infiltrates the Windows blog! It’s time to round up some of his Linux-related articles that you might have missed.
Take a big, deep breath and repeat after me, "There is no perfect OS, there is no perfect OS".
OK, fine, now read this.
dag.wieers.com/blog: Today, in my quest for a media center solution that suits me, I started fixing some issues with running Elisa on CentOS 5. The Elisa project is using Launchpad for bugtracking and project management and so I created an account to send a few patches.
zdnet.co.uk/community/blog: If you're interested in new Linux distributions, here are a couple of new Betas that I have taken a quick look at:
reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I was attracted to OpenSolaris 2008.11 in the first place by a couple of other internet articles. Solaris is a Unix-based operating system introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1992 as the successor to SunOS, and OpenSolaris is its Open Source spin-off.
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planet.sabayonlinux: Once again Sabayon Linux is looking to grow. We are looking for a small group of 30 people or so to do beta testing. We’ll have a mailing list and irc room setup for the group to use.
blogs.koolwal.net: If you are wondering, like me, what happened to the Debian’s upcoming release a.k.a Lenny/5.0, here is a short story for you curious types.
tgdaily.com: After much skepticism due to poor company communication, I can admit I was extremely pleased to have the small CherryPal box hit my doorstep. So, I can confirm that the CherryPal does exist, well sorta.
ubuntu-system-panel is a simple launcher for the GNOME desktop, providing easy access to Places, Applications and common configuration items for your computer. This guide shows how to install and configure it on an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop.
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- On the adoption of CPAL and the AGPLv3
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zdnet.com.au: Sun has reached an agreement with Toshiba to pre-install the OpenSolaris operating system on Toshiba laptops. The laptops will be available in the US from early 2009.
ostatic.com/blog: GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a long-standing and hugely respected open source graphics program, and many readers probably already use it. The GIMP site has many useful resources for the application, and there are also a lot of other places to visit for turning yourself into a power user.
theregister.co.uk: When it comes to processing financial transactions, money can be won or lost in milliseconds. That's why high throughput, low latency, and consistent latency for transactions are the name of the game. Financial institutions are fanatical about their market data and trading systems, and Linux distros want to cash in on that.
ubuntu.com: Every 6 months, the French Team holds release parties. For Ubuntu 8.10, a release party was held in Paris with 12 install parties throughout France. 4000 people attended the event, which broke the record from last year, almost 3000 visitors!
securiteam.com: Long ago, my all-time favorite desktop firewall was none other than sygate pro (symantec junkies sought-and-destroyed a while back). But like most other desktop firewalls, sygate is/was windows only. But this article isn’t about just any desktop firewall; it is about Firestarter, the Linux GUI firewall solution.
linux.com: After more than a year in development, Amarok, a multipurpose media player with a host of features, has issued release candidate code for version 2. It comes with a completely redesigned interface, and takes advantage of KDE 4's new libraries and interfaces.
Also: Hands-on: Amarok 2 rocks the house