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Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A Rock Solid Desktop Distribution For Companies srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 3:11am
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Impossible thing #6: Freedom for all with the One Laptop Per Child project

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For many years, there has been a growing concern about people who don’t meet a certain threshold income won’t be able to afford the investment in computers and internet connectivity that makes further learning and development possible. They’ll become trapped by their circumstances. But GNU/Linux, continuously improving hardware, and a community commitment to bringing technology down to cost instead of just up to spec, has led to a new wave of ultra-low-cost computers, starting with the One Laptop Per Child’s XO.

Microsoft and Open Source

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft doesn't need open source

  • Microsoft Joins Open Source Business Foundation
  • Yahoo! leaves door open for Microsoft comeback

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Dear Ubuntu users,

  • Easiest Install EVER - Linux Ubuntu Desktop
  • Time to choose, Ubuntu fans: rage or reason?
  • Moving To Ubuntu
  • The Official Ubuntu Book Chapter: Using Kubuntu

more on OpenSolaris 2008.05

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  • OpenSolaris 2008.05: Notes from the field

  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 sucks big time
  • OpenSolaris: Nice, But Not There Yet

Tyan Thunder n3600M with Linux

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Reviews

phoronix.com: Two months ago we had looked at the Tyan Tempest i5400XT motherboard, which was Tyan's latest product based upon Intel's newest workstation chipset and had support for dual Intel Xeon quad-core processors. We found the Tempest i5400XT to be a real winner and everything had worked terrific with Linux. Today we are looking at another Tyan workstation motherboard but the tides have turned as we look at their latest AMD dual quad-core solution, the Tyan Thunder n3600M.

When XP Expires does Desktop Linux Shine?

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earthweb.com: Windows XP, oh how we hate to see you go. Unfortunately for many of those who decide to take the open source plunge into desktop Linux, the shift will require someone who is not afraid to learn to do some things a little differently. And to be honest, it takes a rare breed of user to weather these winds of change.

Why is Linux Faster than Windows?

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I took a discarded laptop and installed Ubuntu to see if Linux really is “ready for prime time”. I had zero Linux experience and I just learned as I went along. The thing that has impressed me the most is how much faster things ran on the Linux box compared to an identical machine with Windows XP and I started to wonder why?

What is Linux?

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thatlinuxguy.wordpress: Linux is an Open-Source Operating System (OS). It was first created by Finnish grad student Linus Torvalds in 1991. He started it as a project for school, modeled after Minix, which was a UNIX-based OS. Even Before Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel, Richard Stallman had began the GNU project.

Break from PCLinuxOS to Test Mandriva 2008

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We had PCLinuxOS 2007 final sometime in May 2007. It’s almost an year and the developers say PCLinuxOS 2008 will come out before Christmas of this year, i.e., still 6-7 months to go! This uncertain delay has led many desktop users to try suitable alternatives.

OpenSUSE Hard Disk Configuration Survey

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SUSE

opensuse.org: In order to optimize the YaST partitioner module for openSUSE users the user experience team decided to conduct a small survey to figure out how you deal with hard disk configuration. The survey contains some basic questions and its results will directly influence the redesign for the partitioner module.

Big Money and Open Source May Not Compute

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internetnews.com: Open source has the adherents and the contributors, but what about the income? Patience, says the developers.

this morning's howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Check MD5 Hash?

  • convert uif files to iso files in linux
  • Usage Of The Linux Left Bracket /usr/bin/[ Command
  • Bring back deleted files with lsof
  • How to Display Routing Table
  • debian etch + determine default runlevel
  • HowTo: Install YouTube Video Download in Fedora
  • "Cooking" a DVD with Cinelerra and DVDStyler
  • HOWTO Make Ubuntu Look Like Windows Vista

today's leftovers

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News
  • How Not To Use KDE 4’s New Desktop

  • Installing Ubuntu Hardy Heron From Hard Disk
  • Mounting Linux Partitions in Ubuntu
  • How do I set default password expiration for new accounts?
  • Fix for Video Playback Problem in Compiz-Fusion
  • Linux cutting software costs in Kenya
  • Selling open-source "ice" to the eskimos
  • Pondering the Reiser Fallout
  • Dell, OLPC Affordable Laptop Bout Only Hurts Users
  • TurnYourWorldAround's Connect-a-Kid and the OLPC
  • RS480/RS690 OSS Compiz Achieved
  • Irish Open Source Technology Conference 2008
  • As the SCO rolls
  • Tim Bray provides a bridge between Sun and developers
  • A Perl Script to Backup given files to an FTP location in Linux
  • Hardy caveats
  • I Like Ubuntu, But…..
  • PIC Microcontrollers and Linux

other ubuntu stuff

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  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron, A Webmaster’s Point of View

  • Ubuntu update manager slows computer to a crawl
  • How to Install Firewall in Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu at work
  • Being on Ubuntu exclusively

more OpenSolaris stuff

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  • OpenSolaris 2008.5 Screenshots

  • New Open Source Solaris Pits Sun Against Linux
  • OpenSolaris: What Ubuntu wants to be when it grows up
  • OpenSolaris opens for business
  • Open Source Embrace Gives Sun New Fans

CoreAVC for Linux project coming back to Google

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blogs.zdnet.com: The project provides patches enabling open source media players to use CoreAVC software under Linux. The DMCA removal request and the project reinstatement was been sent to Google.

Upgrading to Mythdora 5.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: Today I decided to upgrade my Mythdora to the latest verison, 5.0. I downloaded the CD media and booted into the install. I had to do a text install to be able to watch it on my TV. Then I just needed to yum install the kmod-nvidia drivers.

Ubuntu 8.04 is Well Worth the Look

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techgage.com: The latest Ubuntu release came out just two weeks ago, but that's old news by now. I have never been much of an Ubuntu fan, and the fact is, I disliked it... a lot. I still stand by the fact that I believe the distro was severely over hyped with the earlier versions, but the latest launch, "Hardy Heron" changes my thoughts quite a bit.

OpenSolaris 2008.5

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blogbeebe.blogspot: OpenSolaris 2008.5 is available as an ISO download (and here as a torrent). It's shipping with the Gnome 2.20.2 desktop, so it will behave quite comfortably for those who are familiar with Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 10.3, and other recent distributions from the last six months. I've booted the live CD on europa, and so far everything Just Works.

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Leftovers: Software

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More Android Leftovers

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    Few things are more tantalizing than a good mystery, and Google is making waves for an open source-centric mystery that may end up having profound implications. It all started in August when an extensive and unusual code repository for a new operating system called Fuchsia was discovered online, and now the growing source code set is on GitHub. Thus far, Google officials have been mostly mum on the aim of this operating system, although they have made a few things clear in chat forums. Two developers listed on Fuchsia's GitHub page — Christopher Anderson and Brian Swetland — are known for their work with embedded systems. The Verge, among other sites, has made a few logical deductions about the possible embedded systems focus for Fuchsia: “Looking into Fuchsia's code points gives us a few clues. For example, the OS is built on Magenta, a “medium-sized microkernel” that is itself based on a project called LittleKernel, which is designed to be used in embedded systems,” the site reports. The GitHub postings that confirm that Fuchsia is based on Magenta are particularly notable because Magenta has had applications in the embedded systems space. Here are some direct quotes: "Magenta is a new kernel that powers the Fuchsia OS. Magenta is composed of a microkernel as well as a small set of userspace services, drivers, and libraries necessary for the system to boot, talk to hardware, load userspace processes and run them, etc. Fuchsia builds a much larger OS on top of this foundation."
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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