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Tools for Migrating from Windows to Linux

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Software

earthweb.com: Taking baby steps to become more familiar with a new operating system can be as simple as revamping the OS already in use on your computer. Here are some tips on utilizing different open source resources to make the goal of a full time switch over to Linux a lasting one:

16 Free Games - Part 1

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Gaming

pcmech.com: Here’s a list of free games you can get right now. Many of these games run on Windows, Mac OS X and/or Linux. All of them are ready for download and don’t cost a dime.

An Inside Look at how Microsoft got XP on the XO

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Linux

As part of a small personal project, I've been reading through the court exhibits presented in Comes V Microsoft. One of those exhibits is a chain of internal Microsoft emails discussing how to get Windows XP on the OLPC.

Everyone's free Linux: DeviceVM's Splashtop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: One of the neat things about Linux has always been that you can run it on just about anything: iPhones, xBoxes, PS3, you name it, you can run Linux on it. So, why not, the good people at DeviceVM thought, make a desktop Linux that came bundled in a PC's motherboard: Splashtop.

Also: Phoenix HyperSpace: An Instant-On Linux Environment?

The great window manager speed test

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Software

toolbox.com/blogs: The regular readers of my blog would remember a few articles ago where I observed that some window managers don't seem to be as fast in screen redraw speed as others. I stated that I would perform some tests and report the results. Well I did those tests and here are the results.

The Open Source BIOS is Ten

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Interviews

heise-online.co.uk: Most PCs use a commercial, proprietary BIOS, but steadily, open source firmware is making a place for itself. coreboot, previously known as LinuxBIOS, is one of the leading BIOS projects and is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Anton Borisov, who has researched the economics of open source firmware.

America's Army 3.0 "May Return" To Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Back in September we talked about the possibility of America's Army returning to Linux with the 3.0 release. One of the America's Army developers mentioned that it's a possibility and there may be a way to get the client restored and updated on Linux.

Mandriva, Litrix Reviews

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Linux
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 review

  • Linux Distro Review - Litrix 9.0

Two big reasons Dell should buy Red Hat

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Linux
  • Two big reasons Dell should buy Red Hat

  • 7 reasons Why Dell Won’t Buy Red Hat

I Don’t Like Linux Because …

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: Ten Reasons Not to Like Linux (with rebuttals inline)

Empathy: the New Pidgin?

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Software

workswithu.com: There’s some reason to believe that Empathy is the next big thing in instant-messaging on the Ubuntu desktop. There have been passionate calls for its adoption in Ubuntu 9.04 as a replacement for Pidgin, and the Gnome people seem to be pushing it.

Clam anti-virus on Ubuntu

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Software

itwire.com: Ordinarily I don't use anti-virus software on my Linux machines. If I can't get infected by viruses, trojans and spyware that is designed for Windows, and there is effectively none of this malware that is targeted towards Linux, why would I bother?

today's leftovers

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News
  • What Ubuntu must do

  • Personalising the desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu
  • Loading ...Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part III
  • A New Year Brings A New NVClock Beta
  • Howto Create your own aliases in Debian
  • My Experiences Installing Ubuntu
  • Perl For Loop
  • Crontabs 101
  • KDE 4.2 shaping up well
  • Linux & Teachers
  • CentOS: KDE Upgrade the Hard Way
  • Commercial open source business strategies in 2009 and beyond
  • Will the Gnome Project change version control system?
  • Pupils conquer fear of computers
  • OpenSuSE 11.1 First Impressions
  • Palm "Nova" Linux set for CES debut?
  • How to Get the "Do You Want to Print a Form Letter?" in OOo
  • openSUSE Installation, DVD vs. LiveCD
  • How to Create a Fedora 10 Linux Distribution
  • Firewall MySQL with GreenSQL
  • Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer
  • KDE 4.2 Branched
  • Check the spell of your documents from command line
  • No X Server 1.6 Release In Sight
  • Call for enabling HP Pavilion internal softmodem
  • The FOSS Project Blues
  • OOo: Delete the recent document history
  • The rebirth of the uncool

Cisco Lawsuit: A Test for the GPL?

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OSS
Legal

internetnews.com: Cisco and FSF lawsuit over GPL The lawsuit between the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Cisco may be critical in shaping the future of the open source ecosystem, according to legal experts closely watching the saga's next stages.

Mandriva One 2009:

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MDV

neuraldump.com: I've been distro-hopping a bit over the break and have arrived at my new favorite flavor of linux: Mandriva.

Oregon State's Open Source Lab one of nation's 10 coolest

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OSS

kval.com: Want to organize and title your music collection? Find a free alternative to popular office software programs? Or enjoy a supportive environment for women in computing at “LinuxChix”?

Cool Bash Tips

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HowTos

Top 10 Linux Distributions in 2008

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Linux

Linux desktop gains kid-friendly browser

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Moz/FF
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