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Story What Cinnamon can learn from KDE srlinuxx 27/06/2013 - 4:16am

Microsoft Spins Negative OOXML Result

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: Classic Microsoft press release here on the OOXML decision under the upbeat heading "Strong Global Support for Open XML as It Enters Final Phase of ISO Standards Process":

Also: ISO votes to reject Microsoft's OOXML as standard
And: France suggests merging OOXML into ODF

Solaris raring for a fight with Linux

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the inquirer: SUN CLAIMS that Opensolaris will give Linux a good kicking and will soon be as common as Java. And we thought it was all about peace, love, and...Solaris. But no, Sun is gearing up for one of the classic open source battles.

Go and get Opera 9.5 alpha

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opera blogs: Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to test drive Kestrel yourself. After more than a year of development, we invite you to test Opera 9.5 alpha and tell us what you think about it.

Nouveau project hacks away at free Nvidia drivers

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Software Currently, GNU/Linux users with Nvidia graphics cards have two choices: Either use the proprietary drivers and violate their free software principles, or use the free nv driver and do without 3-D acceleration. The Nouveau project is working to overcome this.

A first look at KDE 4 beta 2

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arstechnica: As part of Ars Technica's continuing coverage of the KDE 4.0 development cycle, I took the opportunity today to sit down with a fresh build of KDE 4 from KDE's publicly accessible source tree. My tests are conducted on a 64-bit Kubuntu 7.04 system.

What the...? Australia abstains on OOXML vote

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iTWire: Standards Australia has cast an 'abstain' vote on the proposed adoption of Microsoft's Open Office XML as an international standard.

Linux is my cake and I can eat it too

ITtoolbox Blogs: You have all heard the saying "To have your cake and eat it too". Wanting your cake and wanting to eat it is a natural part of our lives. Linux is the proverbial cake and what is best, there are no restrictions on eating it.

How will Microsoft respond to Linux success?

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The Open Source Advocate: Let the conspiracy theories begin! Seriously, I want to consider how Microsoft will respond if Linux begins to heavily impact their profitability. Consider these possible actions:

today's leftovers

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  • Google grows into a target

  • Sub-$10 processor does HD video, runs Linux
  • Mozilla keeps Eudora alive, releases new version based on Thunderbird
  • GNOME GUI task scheduler install howto
  • Enterprises saving millions of dollars with open source
  • National openSUSE Portuguese Meeting (ENOS) is Over
  • Review of RoadRunner Cable
  • MSOOXML: What Happened in Hungary
  • Back on Ubuntu
  • Jono Bacon Proud of his Dad
  • Fedora Linux add MP3, Java, DVD Playback and multimedia support
  • Using TrueCrypt on Ubuntu for Encryption
  • Paul "Locki" Wedgwood Interviewed + Special ET:QW Competition

Linux market share set to surpass Win 98, OS X still ahead of Vista

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arstechnica: Recent statistics released by W3Counter reveal that the market share of Windows 98 fell from 1.44 percent to 1.34 percent in August, reducing it to the same level of popularity as the open source Linux operating system, which saw its market share increase from 1.33 to 1.34 in the same period.

Poor Community Advice Is No Substitute For Linux Documentation

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Matt Hartley: It has long since been my own personal experience that Linux documentation is largely ignored by Linux beginners in exchange for the interactivity of Linux forums. Distro Documentation is Generally Good, But… One distribution that comes to mind when thinking about great documentation is Ubuntu.

Linux Command-Line Cheat Sheet

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computerworld: This article is reprinted from The Official Ubuntu Book, 2nd Edition, by Benjamin Mako Hill and Jono Bacon, with permission of publisher Prentice Hall Professional. While instructions are specific for Ubuntu Linux, most commands will work with other Linux distributions.

Package Management for Noobs

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Software One of the things I love best about Linux is package management. From Debian’s apt to Gentoo’s Portage, I’m gonna take a quick rundown of the most popular package management mechanisms and go over the pros and cons of each.

Forecast: ISO Will Announce on Tuesday that OOXML Approval has Failed

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OSS With the polls now closed and the early results in (some public, some not), think it's time to predict with assurance that ISO will announce tomorrow that ISO/IEC DIS 29500, the draft specification based upon Microsoft’s Office Open XML formats, has failed to achieve enough yes votes to gain approval at this time.

another linux convert

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Aaron Seigo: while at my sister's place a couple weeks back my brother-in-law, mark, asked about linux and if we could install it on his system. at first i thought, "oh man. i'm supposed to be here enjoying myself, i don't know if i want to have to support someone through the process of switching to linux ...." and then i caught myself. i mean, this is 2007 not 1997. if we can't make it now, when can we?

Taking FOSS to the masses

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iTWire: Since 2005, a small band of volunteers in many countries has been gathering together on one day of the year to give away free and open source software in order to spread awareness about this genre.

Shell, terminal, console — the basics

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polishlinux: In this article we’d like to present the basic concepts needed to navigate the console world. We are going to find out what a shell is all about, what is a terminal, and what the famous console is actually for.

News feeds blocks

openSUSE 10.3 and KDE 4.0

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kdedevelopers: Did anyone miss a news splash these days about openSUSE 10.3 not shipping KDE 4.0 as default KDE desktop like some other distro? Or maybe not as we have not been telling everyone the last half year that we would.

Linux: Discussing the Really Fair Scheduler

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kernelTRAP: Ingo Molnar reviewed Roman Zippel's Really Fair Scheduler code, suggesting that much of the work was similar to that which was being done by Peter Zijlstra, "all in one, we don't disagree, this is an incremental improvement we are thinking about for 2.6.24. We do disagree with this being positioned as something fundamentally different though.

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