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OpenTheBlob.com Gets 9,000 Signatures

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Software

phoronix.com: When OpenTheBlob.com started in late February, within one week of its launch it already had 5,000 signatures and days later it passed the 6,000 and 7,000 marks too. This letter was an open letter to NVIDIA looking for more information on their open-source strategy.

Red Hat sees sales abroad: CEO finds emerging economies amenable to open source

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Linux

tradingmarkets.com: Red Hat will look primarily to emerging markets, not the United States, to expand service sales in the coming years, chief executive Jim Whitehurst said.

First Impressions: Mandriva Spring 2008

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MDV

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: Maybe I am wrong, but I have seen only raving reviews about the new Mandriva Spring 2008. Positive reviews. Since I always like to draw my own conclusions and Mandriva is one the releases this spring, I decided to give it a spin.

more 'buntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on a HP Compaq nx7000

  • Minibuntu 8.04 is out
  • Five Softwares to Install in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • First Impression of the Heron 8.04
  • Thanks to all the contributors for Hardy

some leftovers:

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News
  • Hardy Heron – my odd first experiences

  • Two Sweet New Linux Distros
  • The difficulty of building community around commercial: The OpenSolaris example
  • How To Be a Linux/Open Source Advocate
  • Hibernation in Draco
  • Going Open Source Series & Working With Open Source Companies
  • Create/Find Hardware Reviews
  • Compiz White & Black Frozen screen fix
  • GSA makes the case for open source

Mandriva 2008.1 Package Manager

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MDV

lazytechguy.com: Mandriva Spring 2008.1 is no doubt a great distribution. It has good collection of default software, has excellent hardware detection, has proprietary drivers and software and an overall great out of box experience. People, including me, often complain about its Package manager. Lets have a little detailed look.

Does foxnews.com Hate Linux Users?

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Web

blog.eracc.com: Up until recently there was no problem viewing video content on Fox News Video web pages. Apparently some Microsoft and Apple Only types have taken over the video content pages for Fox News.

more ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • I should know better by now

  • Synching the open source release schedule
  • Dapper to Hardy fails me
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on ASUS Eee PC

Something to Really Bake Your Noodle

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KDE

linuxtoday.com: I pulled down the Kubuntu flavor of Heron yesterday, and thus far I like what I have seen. I haven't noticed any great leaps in speed or interface changes. The geek part of me sometimes longs for the heady days when new interfaces came out as a matter of course. I called up Aaron Seigo, the lead developer of Plasma and asked for a basic rundown of what he and his team are doing.

People of openSUSE: Michael Löffler

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: This week ‘People of openSUSE’ scope out openSUSE Product Manager Michael Löffler known for his great work in helping setting up the openSUSE Project, bridge between Novell and community, openSUSE Shop, and so much more..!

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Install btnx for better mouse control in Ubuntu Hardy

  • List RPM keys you trust
  • How to use any command in FTP ?
  • Fast way to execute sequential commands from the command history
  • How do I find information (version, etc.) about php?

Ksplice, Rebootless Linux Kernel Security Updates

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "I've put together an automatic system for applying kernel security patches to the Linux kernel without rebooting it, and I wanted to share this system with the community in case others find it useful or interesting," said Jeff Arnold, announcing ksplice.

Why you hate the GPL and why I love it

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OSS

matt asay: I'm helping to edit what is turning out to be a shockingly good book on the legal issues around open source, from the developer's perspective. When it comes out, you will want to buy it. It's incredibly well-written and expresses things much more clearly than I've yet seen in my 10 years within the open-source community.

even more ubuntu...

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Ubuntu
  • Tech Note: Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Hardy Heron Running Fine

  • Thinking about upgrading to Hardy? Wait a couple days.
  • Adventures with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Is Ready to Take On Windows
  • MBP on Xubuntu/Ubuntu Hardy Heron WiFi Card Fix
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu - from a Windows guy’s perspective

What Edubuntu can teach your kids

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Linux

linux.com: Edubuntu is a customized version of Ubuntu aimed at children in educational environments. According to the distributions homepage, Edubuntu is "Linux for Young Human Beings." That works out well for me, since I have three of those in my house.

Five important security apps for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows

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Software

arstechnica.com: No matter what OS you use, you need to think about security. We've got you covered with five freeware or shareware security tools for Linux boxes, Macs, and Windows machines, all recommended by Ars staffers.

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Windows Vista Power Usage

  • Well… Hardy Didn’t Exactly Work
  • Ubuntu: I’m extremely impatient
  • Hardy Heron Makes Linux Worth Another Look
  • 10 Tips for After You Install or Upgrade Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: a Visual Overview

The Linux Driver Fiasco - Always late and never early

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Linux

raiden.net: One of the things I love about open source is its ability to react quickly, adapt, and respond to any changes it needs to, sometimes within hours of an issue being discovered. Open source is quick and agile, easily able to tackle almost anything thrown at it. [Except] the Linux driver scene.

Mandriva: 100/100 on Acid3

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MDV

happyassassin.net: So, thanks to the fine work of the WebKit team - particularly the GTK+ port - Mandriva can now achieve 100/100 on the Acid3 web standards compliance test.

Interview with Donald Knuth

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Interviews
OSS

informit.com: Andrew Binstock and Donald Knuth converse on the success of open source, the problem with multicore architecture, the disappointing lack of interest in literate programming, the menace of reusable code, and that urban legend about winning a programming contest with a single compilation.

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