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Software Freedom Day: My Favorite OSS Apps

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members.whattheythink: Today is Software Freedom Day worldwide, and I thought I'd support the effort by noting my favorite products. I use computers in Linux and Windows. Many of the programs are also available for Macintosh.

Is open source politically attractive?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay thinks it funny that Canada’s Green Party has made open source a part of its election manifesto. Given that it is one of the country’s smaller parties, attracting less than 10 percent of the vote, he questions its utility.

Get thin client benefits for free with openThinClient

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Software

linux.com: Thin clients reduce hardware costs, offer added security by stripping away storage options, and ease management tasks by storing all configurations on a centralized server. openThinClient is an open source thin client server that is absolutely free.

Eight Monitors With ATI Linux Graphics

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: With the most recent Catalyst 8.9 Linux driver release there is support for MultiView on FireGL and FirePRO graphics cards. This allows the user to use multiple graphics cards together in order to build a single X server that spans all of these displays.

BeOS reborn: 30 days with Haiku

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OS

techradar.com: Haiku is a free operating system and an alternative to Linux. It celebrated its seventh birthday on 18 August, and it's still being actively developed. Haiku is nowhere near being considered a finished product, but it's now stable enough for everyday use. Most importantly, it's very interesting.

Software Freedom Day is 20 September

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OSS

opensource.org: Transparency is key in enabling people to participate in the creation of wealth and well-being in society. In the past decade, free and open source software (FOSS) has become one of the major catalysts in increasing transparency by lowering the barrier to access the best software technologies. Software Freedom Day (SFD) celebrates this important role of FOSS in making this change happen globally.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Short Tip: htop, a top alternative

  • Video - Installing and Uninstalling Adobe AIR and Applications
  • DPKG and APT-GET commands for packages
  • How to view Routing Table and Change your default Gateway
  • How to make Opera 9.5 look native in KDE 4
  • How to add metadata to digital pictures from the command line
  • Virtualization As An Alternative To Dual Booting Part 1
  • How to Properly Setup Samba

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Testing Day

  • Linux, a more powerful competitor for Vista
  • Mandriva Sync in 2009: what’s new, what’s good, what’s not so good
  • Will VMWare go open source without legal pressure?
  • VMware seeks "a skilled Open Source/Linux expert"
  • Schools get free PC virtualization and Novell SUSE
  • Mandriva announces a new solution for netbooks: Mandriva Mini (PR)
  • Ubuntu-Hardy-Gnome: The Review
  • More On Ubuntu's BulletProofX
  • A very minimal desktop
  • Fleshing out XFCE in Ubuntu
  • 5 Google Reader Extensions for Firefox 3 That Are Worth Using
  • Another step closer to Opera 9.60
  • pimp my mythvideo: another navigation patch
  • Aaron Aseigo: Digging in the Dirt
  • Linux Outlaws 55 - Your Shipment of Feedback Has Arrived
  • The *Other* Vista: Successful and Open Source

UserBase Goes Live!

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: The KDE community is pleased to announce UserBase. UserBase is the new end-user wiki for KDE and complements TechBase, the wiki aimed at developers. It will contain tips and tricks, links to where to get more help, as well as an application catalogue giving an overview of the different kinds of programs that KDE offers.

OpenSUSE 11 - A review of the experience on a ThinkPad T40

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lilserenity.wordpress: Prior to OpenSUSE 11, I was still using Ubuntu 7.10 (and I would have preferred to stay on 7.04 to some respect) with the Gnome desktop environment. I had upgraded OpenOffice.org to 2.3, and Firefox 3.0 by the end.

Pressure, progress flow at Linux Plumbers Conference

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blogs.the451group.com: This week’s Linux Plumbers Conference in Portland was a great opportunity for many of the Linux kernel community people to get together, challenge one another, hash out some differences and hone their similarities and synergies. What strikes me as perhaps most interesting is that while there was some discord felt throughout the event among the different Linux camps, this conglomerate of developers representing a range of different vendors in a variety of different ways all do one thing common to all of them: push the kernel forward.

Free Riders, Canonical and Greg KH

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linux-foundation.org/weblogs/amanda: On Wednesday kernel developer and Novell fellow Greg KH opened the first annual Linux Plumbers Conference with a keynote aimed squarely at the team behind Ubuntu, Canonical. I think Greg could have used the opportunity to inspire more than attack, but Greg obviously feels strongly about the necessity for upstream development. It’s also Greg being Greg: I believe he carries around a spoon just in case he encounters a hornets’ nest.

Giveaway celebrates open source

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stuff.co.nz: Free software is being distributed today at Waikato University to mark Software Freedom Day an annual international celebration of open source software.

Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1 Now Available

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The openSUSE Project is happy to announce the first beta release of openSUSE 11.1. openSUSE 11.1 includes quite a few improvements and new features over the 11.0 release, including new versions of KDE, GNOME, the Linux kernel, improved YaST modules, and much more!

Just what is up with PCLinuxOS anyway?

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PCLOS

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: PClinuxOS is a Linux distribution that gets mentioned quite a bit actually. It often is mentioned in the same breath and at the same table when we discuss the "big boy" or commercially supported distributions, like ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, etc...

NVIDIA 177.76 Display Driver

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phoronix.com: In the fourth NVIDIA Linux driver release in under a month's time, the 177.76 display driver has been released. This too looks like another beta driver with more fixes in store for those with GeForce or Quadro hardware owners.

Linux Foundation opening doors to individual participation

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Linux

linux.com: The nonprofit Linux Foundation (LF), which coordinates an assortment of Linux-oriented standardization efforts and employs key developers such as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, has added to its Web site a gateway toward individual -- as opposed to corporate -- membership.

Asus Eee PC 1000 Plus Ubuntu: Big Power in a Small Package

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: ZaReason provided an Asus Eee PC 1000 loaded with Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Basic specs for this unit include a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of memory, a 40 GB Solid State Disk (SSD) drive and a 10-inch screen.

Kernel Log: The second day of Kernel Summit 2008

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Following the release on Tuesday of details about debates and decisions at this year's Kernel Summit, LWN.net has now reported on the second and final day of the conference. Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, and some 80 other important and nearly all male kernel developers discussed their approaches to the further development of Linux and exchanged experiences.

Eee PC stuffs opposition at awards bash

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Hardware

theinquirer.net: THE ASUS EEE PC has won the 'Gadget of the Year' gong at the 2008 Stuff Magazine Gadget Awards held at a swanky London hotel earlier this week.

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