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Ubuntu wins 2007 Linux and Enterprise Open Source Readers' Choice Awards

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OSS

sys-con.com: SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program, widely considered to be the most prestigious award program in the software industry, is a community-driven process in which the products participating in the program are nominated by the industry's vendors, customers, and users, as well as by the readers of SYS-CON Media's industry-leading i-technology publications.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Release Party at the OSTC at Novell

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SUSE

suserants: We are having an OpenSUSE 10.3 RELEASE PARTY on the Novell campus. It will be in the Open Source Technology Center (building A) on Thursday at 6:00 PM. Alrighty, you have been tasked with spreading the word and bringing all your friends.

Novell punts world's most expensive Linux distro

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SUSE

the register: One of the favourite public refrains of the FOSS movement is that Windows is too expensive, and that Microsoft swindles consumers, governments, taxpayers, penguins, and orphans.

Networking 2.6.24 Merge Plans

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I'm a bit behind after investigating the TCP performance issues that turned out to be HW specific problems. It's a bit of a disappointment, I thought maybe there was a cool bug to fix in TCP :-)" explained David Miller, posting his networking merge plans for the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel.

Why Should You Use Linux?

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Linux

raiden's realm: It's a question that most people wouldn't give a second thought to. And why should they? It's a completely different operating system that we see advertising for, that we see installed on every computer at major stores and that we find compatible software for in those same stores.

Michael Meeks on Sun and OpenOffice.org

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OOo

o'reilly onlamp: Michael Meeks hacks on OpenOffice.org (and other code) for Novell. While very few people question Sun’s generosity in purchasing Star Office and subsequently opening the code, there have been persistent questions regarding the community management of the project.

Opera Tips & Tricks

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HowTos

cybernet: Opera is an extremely customizable browser, but it does so much that it can be difficult to remember it all. Then again you would have to know what it does in order to remember it. Smile Today we want to walk you through a dozen tips and tricks that will inch you closer to becoming an Opera grand master.

Announcing the KDE 4.0 Release Event

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KDE

dot.kde.org: On January 17-19, the KDE community will present KDE 4.0 with a Release Event at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the anticipated release of KDE's new desktop environment.

Is Ubuntu losing its crown to PCLinuxOS?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

tectonic: Quick. Name the most popular Linux distribution. You probably guessed Ubuntu, Suse or Mandriva ... but what then? Which other Linux distributions are likely to make a top ten list?

Dell Ubuntu Review

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Ubuntu

laptopadvisor.blogspot: Dell as a pioneer in the industry has recently released first line of consumer desktop computers and notebooks with pre-installed Linux, Ubuntu 7.04. Dell Ubuntu has lots offer, Ubuntu is extremely powerful, practical, absolutely free, and ready-to-run desktop Linux distribution, which is highly compatible for mainstream use.

A script to tell which workstations are using Samba shares

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Software

linux.com: A combination of Linux utilities can help you determine who on your network is using which of your shared filesystems at any given time, allowing you to ask those users to log off while you update the system.

Tales from responsivenessland: why Linux feels slow, and how to fix that

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HowTos

Rudd-O: Desktop performance on Linux computers has been a hot-button issue of late, and a source of longstanding fights among the Linux developers. Today, I want to show you how I boosted (and you can boost) desktop performance dramatically.

Hardware Compatibility Ratings

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Frederic Lepied announced the hardware4linux.info website on the Linux Kernel mailing list, "the site is collecting hardware compatibilities and incompatibilities with Linux distributions in a collaborative way: users run a hardware collector program, upload the resulting file and then rate and comment how their hardware works."

Puppy Linux 3.0 - Small with a big bite

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Linux

tectonic: Looking for a small, fast Linux distribution? Take a look at Puppy Linux. Version 3.0 of this lightweight Linux operating system was released yesterday.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Why choose proprietary software over open source? Survey says!

  • A Dog Barks, The Wind Blows, A Server Reboots…
  • Book Review: The Official Damn Small Linux Book
  • Red Hat Certified Challenge: History of open source
  • Flush your Postfix queue
  • Open source entrepreneur turns his hobby into an Inc. 500 enterprise
  • Linux Done Right (personals edition): Linux shop seeks Linux vendor
  • Rolling Releases
  • When a user logs in what files are updated in UNIX / Linux
  • Tomorrow openSUSE 10.3 is released - Everything about the 3D effects
  • eBay: Botnets are Linux-happy
  • Levanta freshens up Linux server cure-all

Upgrading an operating system is easy

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: Yesterday I decided to take the ultimate test of my badly mangled edgy Linux installation. Instead of the tried and true reformat and reload method I wanted to try the distribution upgrade that the automatic update kept on nagging me about. So jumping off of the deep end to see if I would sink or swim.

Why HP Still Believes In Unix

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OS

internetnews.com: A decade ago, Intel was shipping the Pentium II processor and Linux was a fringe operating system used by a few Internet fanatics. No one at the time would ever have thought the two in combination would be a match for Sun's SPARC/Solaris combination, HP's PA-RISC/HP-UX, IBM's POWER/AIX or SGI's MIPS/IRIX. Funny what a decade can do.

TOMOYO Linux

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "'TOMOYO Linux' is our work in the field of security enhanced Linux," Kentaro Takeda began, describing 15 patches posted to the Linux Kernel mailing list. He noted that in an earlier version of the patches posted just prior to the recent Kernel summit, TOMOYO Linux's Mandatory Access Control was limited to files.

Also: Using sched_yield (Im)properly
And: Kernel space: A tiny Linux for the embedded world

Planned Features For X.Org 7.4, 7.5

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Software

phoronix: Last month at the X Developer Summit in Cambridge, Eric Anholt, Adam Jackson, and Daniel Stone had talked about the future of X.Org releases for the next year. Over the weekend, Daniel Stone had updated the XDS 2007 Notes at X.org with the latest plans for X.Org 7.5.

T Minus 16 And Counting

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Ubuntu

nixternal: No you geeks, that wasn’t the beginning of a math equation, that is when the next release of Kubuntu will be out. Anyways, if you are in the Chicago land area on October 21, 2007 between the hours of 10am and 4pm, we will be holding a 7.10 release party as well as an install fest.

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