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Home Education and Open Source Software

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Home education is all the rage and for good reasons. How can Open Source Software help?

Ubuntu inside Windows: the Good, Bad and the Ugly

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Recently there has been tremendous buzz surrounding a method of running a full Ubuntu Linux installation within Windows. Unlike similar alternatives for Windows, however, the user is not installing Linux only to have to reboot out of Windows to enjoy their new Linux install.

PC-BSD 7.1 vs. Kubuntu 9.04 Benchmarks

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OS

phoronix.com: Earlier this month PC-BSD 7.1 was released. With the Phoronix Test Suite now having enhanced support for PC-BSD, we decided to see how well PC-BSD 7.1 performs against Kubuntu 9.04.

Oracle buys Sun - what now for MySQL, Java and OOo?

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Software

tuxradar.com: Oracle has announced it is purchasing Sun Microsystems for just over $7 billion. The official word from Oracle is that the purchase gives it two key assets - Java and Solaris - but open sourcerers will understandably be more interested in MySQL and OpenOffice.org.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 299

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Opinion: FOSS needs a central bug tracker

  • Tips and tricks: Reverting to older kernel under Ubuntu
  • News: Ubuntu takes pre-orders for Jaunty, Mandriva supports Smolt, Easy Peasy focuses on interface improvements, interview with Fedora developer
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 4.1 "GNOME", SliTaz GNU/Linux 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio and Mythbuntu 9.04
  • New additions: Satux
  • New distributions: Desktop Paraná, Lihuen
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

PC-BSD 7.1 Operating System Review

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BSD

extremetech.com: PC-BSD is another option for those who want an alternative to Windows but who might not be interested in Linux or Mac OS X. PC-BSD is an operating system that is based on FreeBSD and uses the KDE desktop.

Review: Backups with Back in Time

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Software

fosswire.com: Backing up generally isn’t a fun activity, but always proves to be worth it when that disaster you are not expecting happens.

Evolution Gripes

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Software

workswithu.com: I’ve used Evolution, the default email client in Ubuntu, for a couple of years to manage numerous mail accounts. In general, I think it’s a great application. But as with everything in life, there’s always room for improvement.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How To search for an string in a file using grep

  • User Guides for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Ultimate Resources for Ubuntu
  • The Current State of Linux Distros
  • A quick guide to backups using tar
  • Working with VESA 1.2
  • The GNOME Help Browser
  • How to Quickly View Calendar in Terminal
  • How to add rc.local support to Debian
  • I am now an official Linux Fan
  • glibc 2.10 news
  • Cross-Platform Open Source Video Game: Nexuiz
  • Upgrade Ubuntu with a CD Image
  • Computing Energy Usage…
  • Fix Your Crap 1: Want Tracker Support in Nautilus?
  • Too Many Choices?

Six Linux softphone's list

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Software

go2linux.org: VoIP has improved a lot since its first days, today a lot of multinational business are using it as a reliable way to keep stay in touch.

SliTaz 2.0: Screenshot Tour

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Linux

linuxinfusion.com: If you are looking for something small to run on an older computer, SliTaz is definitely a worthy contender to look into. Do not let the small size of the ISO fool you. It contains more than enough software to get you going.

To Ubuntu bashers: Stop sulking and get a life

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Ubuntu

manishtech.wordpress: Looks as if Ubuntu bashing has become a fashion lately. After getting fed up with MS, Apple and Adobe now its chance for Ubuntu to face the wrath of the trolls.

No Minix code in Linux Ever -- More Evidence

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Linux

groklaw.net: I saw an article the other day, repeating the mistaken view that there was Minix code in an early version of Linux. I knew that was not true, because for one thing Linus told us it was not true years ago. And Andrew Tanenbaum confirmed.

How slow can Linux go?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: If it has a CPU, you can run Linux on it. Xboxes or iPhones, cars or calculators, Linux can live quite happily on any of these devices. But, when it comes to the desktop or laptop, how much processing power do you need to run a modern Linux desktop?

A Review of Popular Window Navigators for Linux

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Software

thelinuxcauldron.wordpress: After a long time, I said to myself, can I lose that bottom panel? I really wanted something semi-flashy that had function, giving me access to my favorite shortcuts.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #138

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #138 for the week of April 12th- April 18th, 2009 is now available.

Trying KDE again

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KDE

sourceguru.net: When Kubuntu switched to KDE4 as it’s main desktop, I was disheartened. KDE 4, at the time was just, well, pretty unusable for me. It kept crashing, I couldn’t do the things that I wanted to.

Xfce 4.6.1 Released

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Software

xfce.org: The first bugfix-release of xfce 4.6 has been released. We have been able to fix several issues during the past few weeks.

How Novell is Killing SuSE Linux

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SUSE

serversolved.blogspot: I just can't hold back anymore. About five years ago (roughly), Novell acquired the rights to SuSE Linux. They created a set of custom distributions, but their plans beyond that have always been questionable.

10 Days Without Linux

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Lately I have been thinking about the psychology of a computer user who is switching from one operating system to another. So I decided to try it out myself. The plan was to only use Windows (Vista) for 10 days.

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