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Open-source chief optimistic about proprietary support

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The incoming president of an alliance of open-source companies hopes he can persuade big-name proprietary ISVs to join rivals in his group to further interoperability.

"Green" netbook boasts five-hour battery life

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: CherryPal announced an Atom-based "Bing" netbook that runs Linux or Windows XP, and offers a claimed five hours of battery life. The company also announced an upgraded version of its Linux-based nettop, the CherryPal C114, and launched a "Green Maraschino" open-source Linux distribution supporting the Bing.

The Wide Gulf: Techies and Ordinary Users

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Linux

jehurst.wordpress: I seriously doubt any of my clients will ever be “Linux newbies” for the simple reason too many Linux people assume “newbie” means someone who will become one of the techies.

Open source developers ride the cloud

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OSS

infoworld.com: Nearly half of developers working on open source projects plan to offer applications as Web services offerings using cloud providers, according to results of an Evans Data open source development survey being released on Tuesday.

DVCS Round-Up: One System to Rule Them All?--Part 1

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Software

linuxfoundation.org: In this review, we will take a look at six different revision control systems. Namely these are git, Mercurial, darcs, Monotone, Bazaar (which is used by the Ubuntu project), and SVK (which is based upon Subversion). All six systems are distributed, and we will take a look at the different workflows supported (or enforced) by them.

Mozilla Wants to Start Watching Where You Click

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Moz/FF

blog.wired.com: In an effort to better understand how people use the web, Mozilla has launched a new data gathering project for usability studies called Test Pilot. It's still just a concept, but as an aggregation model, it shows great promise.

Linux on a Laptop

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Linux

thestreet.com: There are a number of netbooks on the market, but I wanted to get my hands on one loaded with the Linux operating system, Ubuntu.

Netbooks Poised to Be the New OS Battleground?

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OS

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: In 2009, it won’t be the “year of the desktop” for any operating system–instead, the coveted trophy seems to be “year of the netbook.”

Apple, Linux Miss Golden Opportunity to Snag Desktop Market Share

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OS

serverwatch.com: Top-dog OS on the enterprise desktop? Linux and Apple had a golden chance to grab that title, and boy did they blow it!

Like the Pre? Wait Until It's Actually Finished

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Linux
Hardware

internetnews.com: Palm is taking a page from Apple's iPhone strategy book when it comes to keeping things quiet regarding its newly-announced Pre smartphone and webOS mobile platform.

KDE Voted Free Software Project of the Year

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Linux Format magazine has unveiled its annual Reader Awards for 2008 and KDE won a 'landslide' victory in the category of Free Software Project of the year in recognition of the 'incredible' work done with KDE 4.

Follow up : On Linux security

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Linux

linux-wizard.net: Adam on his latest blog named On Linux security is 100% right when he's saying that Linux users should not have a false sense of security and impunity when using Linux. The only ways to be protected against theses kinds of issues are:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Now Available

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Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Now Available (PR)

  • Enterprise Linux 5.2 to 5.3 risk report
  • Red Hat revs Enterprise Linux distro
  • What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
  • Virtualization gets a boost in RHEL 5.3

Looking for Linux, but sold out

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.the451group: I had an interesting time scouring the Internet for the right netbook for my wife. The biggest hangup was trying to find an Acer Aspire One netbook with Linux on it. It’s not that they aren’t made by the manufacturer, it’s that all the Linux netbooks seem to be getting gobbled up.

It’s All About Community

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Ubuntu

linuxcanuck.wordpress: When I think of Linux, I think of community. There is lots more to Linux, but it is community that springs to my mind. That is probably because it is like a Second Life for me. I spend much time out there, in the Linux community. But when I think of community, I think of only one thing, Ubuntu.

Songbird - Sleek , Simple and Feature rich cross-platform Music Player

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Software

linuxondesktop.blogspot: I had reviewed Songbird close to two years back , and at that time Songbird was impressive but was bug ridden, lacked important features and certain degree of polishing which was expected from an application intended to be used on Desktops. Songbird 1.0 is an entirely different story altogether.

What this Firefox user misses about Chrome

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Software

news.cnet.com: Call me fickle, but I switched my default browser back to Firefox for the time being. In doing so, I discovered the features I really miss about Chrome.

New Features in OpenOffice.org 3.1, an Early Look

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OOo

oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org 3.1 is 65 days away, and developers are finishing up more than 1000 issues targeted for this Microsoft-Office-killer packing an army of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Opera 10 Alpha - Preview

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Opera 10 is the next generation of the popular, closed-source web browser built in Qt, and available on UNIX (including both Linux and FreeBSD), Mac and Windows platforms.

What’s new in KDE 4.2? A Review:

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KDE

meldroc.com: Sometime around the end of the month, the KDE developers will unleash the official 4.2 release upon the world, and it will be picked up by your distro creator of choice sometime soon afterwards. At any rate, KDE 4.2 will include a bunch of new features, and some sorely needed bug-fixes. So, how does it hold up so far?

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