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Waiting on Red Hat's response to Microsoft

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Linux
Microsoft

cnet.com: In a recent CNET interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Ballmer calls out two "primary forces" for Microsoft in the enterprise: Oracle and Linux. These are the things that keep Microsoft's Ballmer up at night.

HP releases netbook interface for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

downloadsquad.com: Hewlett Packard has released a custom version of Ubuntu Linux designed for netbooks. For the HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition, to be exact.

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A New Kiowa Linux On The Way

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Linux

oneclicklinux.com: I just received an email from Matt Portner regarding the release of the latest version of Kiowa Linux! Check out what Kiowa Linux has in store for us:

Simple Tips for the New User to remember about Linux

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Linux
HowTos

raiden.net: There are numerous little things that a new user should learn and remember when it comes to Linux. These will also save you from a lot of trouble as you learn Linux.

The move to Linux, stymied by hardware

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: With news today of Windows 7 being made available in no less than six different versions, it is getting harder and harder to not move lock, stock, and PGP key to Linux on a full time basis. Except…

Windows is a Waste of Time

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Microsoft

gnuru.org: Some years ago studies were produced to show that the introduction of IT did not increase productivity in organisations. "Why not?" wondered all and sundry. Well, here's an idea for an answer: Windows.

Microsoft Leaves the Door Wide Open for Linux on Netbooks

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Linux
Microsoft

linugadgetech.blogspot: According to an article on Computerworld, Microsoft plans to offer six different versions of Windows 7. The lightest version of the OS will be Windows 7 Starter Edition. It limits users to a maximum of three open applications.

Game up for desktop Linux?

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Linux
Microsoft

fmtech.co.za: With Microsoft readying itself for the release of a fast, streamlined operating system in Windows 7, the Linux community needs to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat if the free and open-source operating system is to stay relevant on desktop computers.

Canadian Government Considers Open Source

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: The Canadian Government has put out a "Request For Information" (RFI) - essentially, a formal invitation for feedback on the topic.

I Give Up: Civilization Is A Bust. Quick, Back To The Caves!

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: I'm sorry, I failed to bring the human race to terms with computers. But just look at what I had to work with! You see, I have a handicap. I don't have Alzheimer's disease.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux on the HP 2133 Mini-Note, Part 3

  • iTunes Wishes it Could be Like Songbird
  • FOSS advocacy in Africa receives a big boost from the Open Society Institute for West Africa
  • Mozilla Developer News 02/04
  • The Kentucky Dumpster Test
  • Define “open source vendor”
  • HOWTO : Chinese characters Adobe Flash 10
  • Have KDE Ask for your SSH Passphrase on Login
  • Change The Message Of The Day In Ubuntu/Debian
  • IE or Firefox: Which browser is more secure?
  • LVM2 Auto-Reconnect
  • On the flip side. My GUI is great.
  • The Software Freedom Law Show - Episode 0x06
  • Linux Outlaws 75 - A Drawer Full of Twixes (Miguel de Icaza Interview)
  • VMWare Goes Open Source
  • Accounting Software for Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Use Scripts & Plugins In GIMP To Extend Its Functionality

  • Howto - Easily Install 9 Really Nice Ubuntu themes
  • Automating ssh and scp across multiple hosts
  • Set up OpenDNS on Ubuntu
  • The Fast Way to Read Compressed Files on Linux
  • 10 Open Source Implementation Tips
  • Do You Want Multiple Kernels on Your openSUSE System?
  • Package Management Basics on Debian GNU/Linux
  • HOWTO : Chinese characters Adobe Flash 10
  • Have KDE Ask for your SSH Passphrase on Login
  • Change The Message Of The Day In Ubuntu/Debian

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 57

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #57 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE@FOSDEM2009, HP Builds on the openSUSE Education Project, and How to install KDE 4.2.

Canonical Survey Shows Ubuntu Server as Mission Critical

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Canonical Ltd. and RedMonk have released findings of a survey of Ubuntu users. The survey, completed by nearly 7,000 respondents, showed that Ubuntu is considered “mission-critical” by most re-spondents.

If Microsoft Loved Open Source, Who Would It Buy?

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Microsoft

Charles Babcock: Could Microsoft take its cash reserves and buy an open source company? Why not? Who expected Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) and Citrix Systems to become such big investors in open source. Citrix' purchase of XenSource sure has worked out--for Microsoft, in my opinion.

Firefox 3.0.6 security and stability release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.6 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from getfirefox.com.

Introducing LinuxCon - All Matters Linux

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: The Linux Foundation is very excited to announce the launch of LinuxCon, a brand new annual North American technical conference. The 1st Annual LinuxCon is taking place September 21 – 25, 2009 in Portland, OR. Registration and Call for Papers are now open.

Upgrading an existing Ubuntu : the kill-your-desktop machine

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Ubuntu

taletil.eu: Back in 2002, there was no Ubuntu, no OpenSuse, no Fedora and Mandriva was called Mandrake. Installing a Debian was a geekish thing that didn’t detected anything automatically. It’s wonderful to see from how far we come and that, now, we can spend time to polish stuffs. And one big point that need polish is certainly the Ubuntu upgrade process.

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According to a Reddit thread, a Chromebook user recently spotted a new Terminal app added to the app drawer when running on the latest Chrome OS Dev channel. Clicking the icon would apparently prompt the user to install the Terminal app, which requires about 200 MB of disk space. The installation prompt notes the fact that the Terminal app can be used to develop on your Chromebook. It also suggests that users will be able to run native apps and command-line tools seamlessly and securely. Considering the fact that Chrome OS is powered by the Linux kernel, this can only mean one thing. Read more