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Open Source Products Just Are Not As Good?

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OSS

matt hartley: I hear the argument everyday. That somehow, any open source project must not be very good because it does not cost anything to use it.

2007 Drupal Summer of Code results

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Drupal

drupal.org: Aug 20, 2007 marked the end of the 2007 Google Summer of Code. Below is a table of this year's students, their projects, along with links to download and (where available) try them out. Please help test and provide feedback!

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: 1-Click Install

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SUSE

opensuse news: Today we are taking a look at the new One-Click Install technology which aims to simplify package management for users. We will see how this is integrated into the openSUSE Build Service and we’ll have a talk with Benjamin Weber, the original author and maintainer of One-Click Install.

Why people don't switch operating systems

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OS

iTWire: The topic of Linux on the desktop is one that raises its head every couple of days somewhere on the web - and here it is again. Windows use is also a habit - it is developed in the kindergarten, continues in school, goes with you to college and then into the workplace.

GNOME 2.20.0 beta 1 released, bug day planned

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Software

arstechnica: The first beta release of GNOME 2.20 was announced late last week. According to the release schedule, the second beta release will occur on August 29.

KDE config to get a SQL backend

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KDE

/home/liquidat: Mickael Marchand created a branch in KDE SVN to work on a KDE configuration storage system based SQL. This picks up the idea to have more ways in KDE to store the configuration than just having the file based way.

Adventures in Ubuntu: A Bit of Customisation

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Ubuntu

lo-fi-librarian.co.uk: As much as my general first impressions were positive, I must admit I wasn’t too impressed on the look of the default Ubuntu. If you’re used to something a bit more shiny, like Vista for example, you might be disappointed.

Upgrading Yet Another Notebook to openSuse 10.2

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SUSE

blogbeebe: It had to happen sooner or later. Over the weekend I finally upgraded my Gateway M685 to openSuse 10.2. I'd already done this with the older M680, and it had gone surprisingly well.

Ubuntu Linux maker joins OSC over iPlayer campaign

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Ubuntu

PR: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced today that it has joined the UK's trade association for the Open Source industry, the Open Source Consortium (OSC). The OSC is currently calling for platform independence for the BBC's iPlayer.

It's Early Days for 802.11n and Linux

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Software

Carla Schroder: Since our previous peek at the state of wireless networking in Linux, which is moving forward in an excellent fashion, the new unified Linux wireless stack (mac80211) has been accepted into the mainline 2.6.22 kernel. This is the new common base for all Linux wireless drivers.

Command Line Quickies

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HowTos

lxpages: Sometimes you may find yourself working with hundreds or thousands of files which need to have extension removed or just changed say from .htm to .html or .php to .html for some reason. Well.. since I know you’d someday come across such an issue, we’ve put together a couple of tips that you may find helpful.

Bringing the free software message to TV

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OSS

linux.com: As a former course designer and academic, I used to be experienced in talking in front of people. However, one thing I hadn't done until now is appear on television. That, more than anything, is why I agreed to appear on the computer show Lab with Leo Laporte in a five-minute spot about the GNU/Linux desktop.

10 Must-Have Linux Tools

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Software

CRN: Work smarter, not harder. Even the most divine Linux gods rely on a handful of tools and utilities to make troubleshooting, management and deployment easier and faster.

Linux: Graphical Git Statistics

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Jungseung Lee announced the first public release of gitstat, "a GPL'd, web-based git statistics/monitoring system." He explains, "it retrieves a specified git tree, analyzes changesets, and shows graphical information like the number of changesets per day, the number of people who submitted changesets for a specific version(tag), etc."

Sauerbraten: 2007-08-19 summer edition

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Gaming

Sauerbraten (a.k.a. Cube 2) is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter. Yesterday a new version was released. Some improvements include local server now respects "gamespeed" and "paused" vars, added workaround for crashes with Linux ATI/fglrx drivers, and added dynamic lighting system.

Kubuntu v.s. PC-BSD

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OS

ITtoolbox Blogs: I played a bit with Kubuntu this morning in preparation for the article "PC-BSD for Ubuntu Users". It made sense to me to compare the two operating systems if they were both running the same window manager (KDE) so I wouldn't be distracted by Gnome v.s. KDE issues. That was my first mistake....

Write your own Linux server

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HowTos

iTWire: One of the great strengths of Linux is its multi-faceted network server capabilities, reaching back to its rich UNIX history and the development of TCP/IP on that platform. If you’re a software developer, it’s dead simple to network-enable your own apps too, making them act consistently with other server processes. Here’s how to do it, in two parts.

Preview hyperlinks with Interclue

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Interclue is a Firefox extension that lets you preview whatever a hyperlink on a page is pointing to. Unlike other link previewers, Interclue doesn't just display a tiny replica of what's hiding under the link.

Also: Firefox 3 Bookmark Tagging Demo

Ubuntu frustrates but Vista angers

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OS

thefreedesktop.blogspot: My new Acer laptop came with Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled. I quickly installed Ubuntu on a separate partition - keeping the Vista install for the time being. I use Ubuntu Linux as my primary OS. However for a moment, I was pleased to have kept Vista around.

Is Microsoft winning the web server war?

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Microsoft

raiden's realm: An interesting article came up recently on Netcraft that details Microsoft's apparent increase in IIS web server market share. In the article they list a very interesting trend in web server deployments, showing IIS increasing its market share by 1.4% while Apache, Microsoft's biggest rival in the web server market, lost a surprising 1.7% of its market to come out at 34.2% and 48.4% respectively.

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