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Software Review: Windows Out, Linspire In!

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Linux

bloggernews.net: I have spent the last week in Windows hell, I have been the victim of virus writers, and indeed a victim of Microsoft themselves, I believe they call the program “Windows Genuine (DIS)advantage”. When I saw the Press Release for Linspire I was skeptical to say the least. Generally speaking Linux requires a PHD in Astro Physics just to log in. It then requires a double PHD just to browse a web site.

My Week in Ubuntu: Gutsy Upgrade!

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Ubuntu

torgodevil.com: Gutsy FINAL isn’t due out until October 18th, but they’ve released a “Release Candidate” version that’s probably going to be the final version baring any major fuckmuppetry. Since the command to upgrade was LITERALLY one line of short code, I figured “What the hell?

Lessons learned from open source Xara's failure

linux.com: On October 11, 2005, proprietary software maker Xara announced its plans to open the source code to its flagship vector graphics package Xara Xtreme, and with the help of community developers port it to Linux. Today, two years later, the project is stagnant and on the verge of irrelevance, primarily because the company couldn't figure out how to work with the open source community.

Linux MOST Frequent Problems: Their Cause and Solutions

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HowTos

jensonsblog.blogspot: These are some various linux/unix problems I've encountered over the years, but which I was not able to find a solution for online. Hopefully this will save you the trouble I had.

10 Features in 10 Days: Desktop Effects with Compiz

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Today we soldier on to Desktop Effects with Compiz Fusion. It can be safely said that few features are as keenly desired as Desktop Effects. Ever since Compiz was announced XXX years ago, users and developers have been playing with the bling-tastic effects and wondering when it will hit a desktop near them.

Linux patent lawsuit: follow the money

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Legal

matt asay: Why sue two companies with nonexistent desktop businesses when Microsoft provides the biggest potential jackpot of all? (After all, this same company sued and settled with Apple earlier this year.) Unless, of course, it is Microsoft funding the whole thing?

PCLinuxOS 2007 A worthy alternative to Ubuntu?

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PCLOS

aspir8or.com: Having read that PCLinuxOS had taken over the leaderboard from Ubuntu at Distrowatch as the most downloaded distro, I was keen to try it out. PCLinuxOS2007 is a solid and eyecatching option and it’s easy to see why it’s battling with Ubuntu for most downloaded status at Distrowatch.

Free your mind with Freemind

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Software

itbusiness.ca: Freemind is a free mind mapping application written in Java that will help anyone who plans projects, for example: developers, writers, conference presenters, and students. Beyond planning, it can be used to assist decision making, organize information, and aid problem solving.

IP Innovation LLC: Patsy or Proxy?

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Legal

Linux Today: For the record, (and I realize that I might be opening myself to calls of "naive") I am not 100 percent convinced that this pioneering patent infringement lawsuit is a direct result of Microsoft's planning.

A Peek at Xubuntu Gutsy

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Ubuntu

junauza.blogspot.com: A few days ago, Ubuntu announced the Release Candidate version 7.10 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Gobuntu, and Xubuntu codenamed "Gutsy Gibbon". I downloaded Xubuntu Gutsy RC right away to see what’s up with the new version. I then tested it to find out if it’s compatible enough with the old laptop. So after playing with the Gibbon, here’s my quick assessment.

Impressed by openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

kdedevelopers: So I replaced Kubuntu with openSUSE 10.3. All I can say is wow. I couldn't follow its development as I did with previous releases and tested only after the final version appeared. First I upgraded my desktop from 10.2 and it wasn't a pleasure as it made the system unbootable and I had to fix using a rescue console. But after having it running I was quite satisfied with it.

Other Leftovers

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News
  • Dr Watson: Who wrote Linux?

  • The love-in
  • A closer look at OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian: 'There Has to Be a Better Way'
  • Lady of Lourdes College goes Open Source
  • Google Desktop v1.1 Linux Beta
  • Nouveau Companion 28
  • QGRUBEditor: The GRUB Editor

Supporting Newer Atheros Devices

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BSD

kernelTRAP: "People who had problems with unsupported Atheros devices (single chip variants found in recent laptops, macbooks, etc.) should get the latest code from CVS and test it..."

FOSS Crowd Unfazed by First Linux Patent Lawsuit

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OSS

wired blogs: So what do the Linux folks think of all this? They certainly aren't scared. Friday, the non-profit Linux advocacy group The Linux Foundation released this statement:

some early leftovers

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News
  • Opera Friday Build: Neat thumbnails, instant searching and more

  • Girlfriend Agrees To Use Linux For A Month
  • Dell's New On-Demand Desktop Streaming on Linux?
  • Insecure by Default
  • Seven Friday rants
  • Acacia Patents, Red Hat, and Novell
  • Quake Wars Linux Demo Coming Soon
  • Nokia N800 Linux tablet gets DIY extended battery backpack

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to touch-up portraits with GIMP

  • How to Tar / Untar From the Command Line
  • Encrypted Ubuntu 7.10
  • How to open a tar file in Unix or Linux
  • Howto: Set a background image for your XFCE panel
  • Digital Photo Management In Linux, Part 2

Mandriva 2008.0 rocks

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MDV

linux.com: Mandriva 2008.0, released this week, is the best version of Mandriva since 7.2. Mandriva was once known as the best distro for new users, while accommodating those more experienced. In its current incarnation, this is still so. 2008.0 is an exceptionally impressive release.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 3: Sharing your computer with Fast User Switching

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Yesterday we took a look at all the handy new features of X in Ubuntu 7.10 and today we turn to Fast User Switching which allows you to easily share your computer with others

What is Open Source?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Many readers here define open source narrowly. It’s a business model, a development model, a way in which enterprise customers gain more power over their own IT. It’s all that, but it’s much more.

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