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A day at the Opera

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I hate Opera. I really do. And I hate it even more because, unlike Internet Explorer, or Konqueror, I want to like it. I want to make it work, and I just can’t. It’s maddening.

Also: Opera 9.5 Takes Aim at Browser Market Share

Finally, it's time for Wine

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Software

linux.com: Fifteen years in the making, everyone's favorite software to run Windows programs on Linux and Unix, Wine, is almost ready for its 1.0 release. If all goes well, Alexandre Julliard, Wine's lead developer, says that Wine 1.0 should appear on June 20, two weeks after the program's fifteenth birthday.

The Inevitability of Open Source Windows

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Microsoft

temporaryland.wordpress: The FOSS (Free/Open Source Software) Community knows, thanks to leaked Microsoft internal documents, that since about 1998 Microsoft has been in a sort of war against them. Because of this, it is not surprising that the FOSS community has looked at Microsoft with suspicion and has vilified it to no end. But, is Microsoft really evil?

What's 'Disruptive' About Open Source

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: The other day, while in a phone conversation, the old canard about open source being a "disruptive technology" came up. It's true, but I think it's one of those things (like "information wants to be free") that runs the risk of becoming a thought-cliché. You always want to talk about what's being disrupted, and why, and to what end.

Ubuntu gets the Remix right

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Rarely does one find the proprietor of a company that is closely connected to any kind of software getting on mailing lists to try to correct public perceptions of his product. In that respect, Mark Shuttleworth stands apart from all his peers.

10 Best Windows Games That Can Be Played on Linux

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Gaming

junauza.com: For most hardcore gamers, Linux is taboo since they probably think that they cannot play their favorite Windows-only games with it. They do have a point of staying away from Linux, but if they knew that they can play some of their most wanted games on Linux, will they take the switch?

Ubuntu is early favorite in initial OpenLogic open source survey returns

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Ubuntu

techtarget.com: Launched with fanfare a month and a half ago, OpenLogic Inc.'s Open Source Census, a survey of open source software adoption has scanned more than a thousand computers to date, but the tally is far short of the volume required to draw meaningful conclusions.

Forth and back again - having a look at Fedora 9 and KDE 4.1beta

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: Recently my distribution of choice, Fedora, published a new version, Fedora 9. This one featured KDE 4.0, and there were also KDE 4.0.80 packages available, and I decided to take a look at them. Unfortunately, I had to return to Fedora 8 and KDE 3.5.9 - but not for long, that’s for sure.

Why Linux Failed at Walmart -- And What to Do About It

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Linux

Matt Hartley: Over the past few years, various distributions have worked to make a name for themselves by selling their Linux PCs over retail Websites provided by Walmart, Sears and so on. Yet in nearly every instance, there has been a sudden stopping point where the big box retailer drops the provided Linux PCs like a rock.

some shorts

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Linux
  • SuperKaramba - Adding Beauty to Your KDE Desktop

  • linuX-gamers.net live 0.9.3 released
  • Linux Outlaws 42 - Don't Panic!

KOffice 2.0 Alpha 8

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Software

kde.org: The KDE Project today announced the eighth alpha release of KOffice 2, a technology preview of the upcoming version 2.0. Work continues in the same vein as before, with a strong focus on finishing and polishing our new features that will set KOffice.

How many ways can you install an RPM in OpenSUSE Linux?

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Software
SUSE

suseblog.com: I wanted to see how many ways I could install a package on OpenSUSE 10.3 (and 11.0, for that matter) without any help from any third-party package management tools that don’t come stock on a fresh OpenSUSE install.

Get the Facts Straight

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Linux

tuxtraining.com: Linux is the best OS there is. Period. There, I said it. Usually this site strays away from opinion but I couldn’t resist this time. LinuxHater is grabbing a bunch of attention lately by carrying the flag of Microsoft’s FUD in a rather explicit way. It’s time for a rather extensive but to-the-point reminder why Linux is the best OS on this planet.

Opera 9.5 Unleashed

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Software

theregister.co.uk: After months of public inactivity, Opera has been racing to release the latest version of its desktop browser. No guesses why. Opera 9.50 is out today, and we've been on the case of Kestrel since the first public preview last autumn.

The power of ‘root’ in Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: ‘Root’ is the default name for system administrator in a *NIX system — a super user who can do anything and everything within the operating system. Let us go a little deep about the access privileges and rights which a root user has on a Linux system.

Little PC Gets the Big Stuff Wrong

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Hardware

washingtonpost.com: A small, light laptop makes an excellent second computer -- unless it costs more than your first. Hewlett Packard's $499-and-up 2133 Mini-Note comes from the same basic template as the Eee but falls woefully short in some aspects.

Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu

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Interviews

lwn.net: The life of South African Mark Shuttleworth has been a kind of geek dream. Here, he talks to Glyn Moody about Ubuntu's new focus on the server side, why Ubuntu could switch from GNOME to KDE, and what happens to Ubuntu and its commercial arm, Canonical, if Shuttleworth were to fall out of a spaceship.

Mobile devices in GNU/Linux and GNOME

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You have a computer (a laptop or a desktop). Since it’s a machine you use often and don’t tinker with much, it probably runs Linux. You also have a brand new digital camera, or a shiny new MP3 player. And you feel the dread: are those pure consumer oriented pieces of hardware compatible with my machine?

Sabayon Linux Partners with NetCraft Communications to Enhance Versiera's Support for Linux OS

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Linux
Hardware

Press Release: Sabayon Linux today announced that it will partner with NetCraft Communications, a global provider of computer infrastructure management services and makers of Versiera, Remote System Management and Monitoring Software.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Firefox 3 'awesome bar' not awesome for all

  • My thoughts on the linux desktop
  • Tasty Tomato firmware for routers
  • One small lawsuit for Red Hat, One big legal step for open source
  • #ln -s /dev/null /dev/clue
  • Is Apache the Greatest Open Source Project?
  • EU Official Tells Governments to Go Open Source
  • Open source tour of Europe: Russia
  • Review: Asus Eee 900
  • Linux aternatives to Windows software roundup
  • Nokia urges Linux developers to learn business
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