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Red Hat: Open Source mature, disruptive and innovative

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Interviews

webwereld.nl: Open source is disruptive, it develops rapidly, is adopted quickly, and it efficiently meets market needs while enabling new market capabilities. These were some of the statements made at an open source symposium held in Western Australia (WA) earlier this month. We managed to catch up with Red Hat ANZ Alliances Manager Craig Nielsen after the event to find out where he thinks the Open Source industry stands and where the market is heading.

Exclusive First Review: Asus Eee PC 701

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: The Eee PC may be designed to appeal to children and older customers, but it should also tempt anyone looking for a lightweight budget PC that weighs next to nothing and connects to the Internet easily. It's ten times simpler to use than any Windows machine, starts up twice as fast (no crapware!), and is only about a fifth of the cost of other systems in its weight class.

Linux losing to Windows. Time to reassess how to compete in the server market

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Linux

Matt Asay: A few years ago market share data clearly demonstrated Linux server growth outpacing Windows server growth. Today, Linux server growth has apparently slowed while Windows is picking up, according to IDC. Why? The rate of migration from Unix to Linux has slowed.

And: Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server

Vixta: Nice concept, incomplete execution

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Linux

linux.com: Vixta is a new Linux distribution, first released only last month, based on the not-yet-released Fedora 8. Its main objective is to emulate the visual aspects of Microsoft Vista. Version 095 contains the newest, and sometimes unstable, versions of software.

Govt migrates 23 entities to open source platforms - Venezuela

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OSS

bnamericas.com: Venezuela's government has migrated a total of 23 public institutions to open source platforms, the government said on its website.

My Distribution is the most updated.

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Linux

techzone: October is generally the month when major distributions like OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Mandriva etc make a release. I wanted to check which of the major distributions keep themselves updated and the release of Gimp 2.4.0 on 24th October 2007. In this article I will list the version of Gimp present in various common distributions, the source of different versions is Distrowatch.

Open source vs. commercial software

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Open source software initially was a head-scratcher: “How can you make money selling something for free?” But once open source advocates clarified the meaning of free – “Free as in speech, not as in beer” – the open source economy took off.

Also: VMware vs. Xen vs. Microsoft
And: Novell NetWare vs. Microsoft networking

Open source: The most disruptive influence in IT today

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OSS

Enterprise Linux Log: For some it is gospel. To others, it is completely mind-bending and new. The fact of the matter is clear: Open source software, Linux included, is quickly becoming the disruptive force in IT. Some would say it has already.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part 5: Epilogue

  • Xubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) Screenshots Tour
  • Tweak Ubuntu Software Sources To Stay Bleeding Edge

Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) on Fedora 7. The result is an eye candy, dock-like bar at the bottom of the screen as a replacement for the standard gnome-panel.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Hyperic First Enterprise Systems Management Vendor To Support Ubuntu’s Gutsy
  • Gibbon Release

  • Hot Drives: Dealing with SMART data on OpenSuse 10.3
  • Linus Torvalds on gcc thread-safety
  • Linux Security Modules Maintainers
  • Novell cries Wolfe
  • Spanish computer shops to sell Free Software
  • Compiler Misoptimizations

Asus Eee PC Initial Hands On and Video Review

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Linux
Hardware

tabletpcreview.com: The Asus Eee PC 701 4G is the new affordable ultraportable notebook that's bound to be on many consumer's Christmas wishlist this year. Retailing for somewhere between $299 and $399, the Eee PC isn't exactly a workhorse, but it will do just about every basic task you'd need from a laptop. Our initial hands-on actually proves it does more than we expected.

apps, tips, & howtos

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Software
HowTos
  • Can’t Think of a Color Scheme? Agave Can

  • HeX: Using Darkstat & Ntop
  • cups and printers stopping
  • Command Line Progress Bar
  • Sunbird 0.7 is Impressive
  • aMSN - an alternative to Pidgin for Windows Live Messenger
  • Hide Partition Icons From Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Mouse pointer disappears after switching users
  • Ajust LCD brightness from command line
  • Clock skew error
  • Splitting tar archives on the fly

Full Circle Magazine Issue 6 is OUT!

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Ubuntu

Issue 6 of Full Circle Magazine is now available. Highlights this issue include:
* Step-by-Step Ubuntu Feisty > Gutsy upgrade
* How-To : Run Photoshop plugins in GIMP, Set up Samba and Scribus pt.6.
* Top 5 - Racing Games.

The Unreasonable Stance: Linux sucks for desktops

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Linux

crunchgear.com: Linux is great. Really, it is. I used to use it all the time as a teenager when I got into programming. But now that I’ve matured (a little) and fallen into the world of Apple, I can see that Linux on a desktop PC is not a reality.

Five Reasons for Making the Switch to Linux

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Linux

enterpriseitplanet: Hardly a day passes where Linux isn't mentioned in IT circles and by techno-geeks everywhere. But why should you care? In this article, we'll explain why moving to Linux is a smart move for your business and your bottom line.

Who really won in Microsoft vs. the EU?

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Microsoft

linux-watch: My colleague over at Microsoft Watch, Joe Wilcox, declared that "Microsoft bowed before the EU and took its whipping." Eh, after a couple of days to look at the decision, I don't think so. At best, I'd say the European Union got the more favorable end of a draw.

Photoshop For Linux? Don't Hold Your Breath

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Linux
Software

Serdar Yegulalp: There's a few applications that would help make Linux more of a mainstream OS, but don't expect to see them ported to Linux anytime soon. One of the least discussed in this fashion? Adobe Photoshop.

What Is It Like Migrating Mission Critical Servers from Paid Linux (RHEL) to Free Linux (CentOS)?

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Linux

eWeek: Stephane Saux, IT Director of SFGate.com, the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle, begins a series of questions and answers about a recent Linux migration project.

A First Tussle With Linux's iPhone Killer: The OpenMoko Neo1973

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Sci/Tech

wired: The Neo1973 is the first physical manifestation of a grand idea -- a new breed of wireless handheld built for the open-source age. Using Linux, it is the first release from the OpenMoko project, a group working to create a fully open source software platform for smartphones, a community-driven alternative to, say, the iPhone.

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