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GCC 4.2.4, Bug Fix Release

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kerneltrap.org: Joseph Myers announced the availability of GCC 4.2.4 saying, "GCC 4.2.4 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.3 relative to previous GCC releases." He adds, "as always, a vast number of people contributed to this GCC release -- far too many to thank individually!"

Ubuntu will be more popular than Microsoft by 2010

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Ubuntu

andrewbetts.com/blog: Using extremely complicated analysis I can confirm that Microsoft will be less popular than Ubuntu Linux in the year 2010.

Compro Technology accused of GPL violation

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OSS

hexus.net: An eagle-eyed user of the Linux Kernel Mailing List archive, going by the name of Jo Shields (who many of you may know), has accused Compro Technology of violating the General Public License (GPL).

Does open source mandate change in copyright law?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: In their paper Money Ruins Everything, Australian law professor Dan Hunter and economist John Quiggin (right) argue that open source and Internet creativity mandate changes in copyright law, which now favor industries whose costs have disappeared.

Half way through UDS

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: Well, we are half way through the Ubuntu Developer Summit, and the week is going very, very well. We have been having some excellent, productive discussions, and are having a lot of fun in the evenings.

New Enhancements for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux

internetnews.com: Though the next major release of Red Hat's flagship Enterprise Linux is still likely more than a year away, Red Hat continues to offer incremental updates, with the latest delivering new features and support for both server and desktop users.

On the success of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the-gay-bar.com: Ubuntu, Canonical's linux distribution "for human beings" has been dominating the linux news and reports for a few years now: At first out of the "look at the freaky African rich guy who tried to build a distro" interest, then because blogs and other media started picking it up. Today Ubuntu is pretty much a synonym for linux for many people. Opensuse? What's that? Fedora? Never heard of it. Debian, Arch, Slackware, Gentoo? Words without meaning.

Microsoft to support ODF, PDF in Office next year

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: Microsoft is finally adding support for ODF (Open Document Format for XML) and Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) to its Office productivity suite, the company is expected to announce late Wednesday.

Outside The Bubble

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: We in the open source community live in a bubble world. People live in an Ubuntu bubble or a Fedora bubble. Fedora 9 was just released and I, as an Ubuntu user, couldn’t care less. I don’t use Fedora, so the announcement of Fedora 9, does not resonate with me. Likewise, when Hardy Heron was released in April, Fedora users let out a collective yawn.

10 Linux Advantages for Your Business

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intranetjournal.com: For many computer users, the desire to find something more cost effective than Windows has been growing from a low growl to a loud roar. Obviously not everyone is a great candidate to make the switch to the open source operating system. Once you are able to better understand some of the strengths of using the Linux desktop, however, you too might find that migrating makes a lot sense.

No is Ark verdict

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linux.com: Ark Linux is a distribution developed primarily for new Linux users, although its developers say experienced users should find it powerful enough to use as well. I've tested it before and found the later claim a bit overstated. Would version 2008.1, released this month, be a change for the better?

Dual-booting Fedora 9 and Xubuntu 8.04 on Macbook Pro

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Linux

junauza.com: Now that I have tried and tested F-9 on my 4th gen. Macbook Pro (Penryn), it's time for me to give you a concise summary of the Sulphur experience and how it compares to that of Hardy Heron.

Open source trumps Microsoft in UK schools

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theinquirer.net: MICROSOFT has suffered further set-backs in the UK education sector this week after Becta, the government procurement quango, reformed its purchasing regime to break the software giant's hold on education, and launched a programme to get schools to adopt open source software.

some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • Understanding Firewall Configurations

  • Tweak photos with Fotox
  • Moving Around With vim (keyboard short cuts)
  • Multimedia in Fedora 9 - VLC & Mplayer
  • Broadcom wifi (BCM4312) speedup to 54mbit/s on Ubuntu 8.04 on a HP nc6320 laptop
  • Displaying sorted list(size wise) of Files/Folder on Linux
  • Howto: Build a better dual boot
  • A Minimalist Firefox
  • QuickTip: Use Gnome Do as an ultrafast file manager
  • Fedora 9 GDM Theme

Asus Eee PC 901 spied on web... in black

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: We saw leaked piccies of the white Atom-powered Eee PC 901 t'other week, but now it's the turn of the black version to find pictures of itself slip out of Asus and appear on the web.

Why Linux isn't yet ready for synchronized release cycles

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arstechnica.com: This model works well for many projects, particularly the GNOME desktop environment. One consequence of this model, however, is that it forces developers to work incrementally, and it discourages large-scale modifications.

OpenSSL and Debian: A Cautionary Tale

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ostatic.com: Hindsight is always 20/20, and it's easy to try to lay blame here. But instead, let's think about some principles that could help prevent such disasters in the future. It seems to me that there are three things that would have helped immensely in this case.

PHP Sucks, But It Doesn't Matter

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Software

codinghorror.com: I remember my first experience with PHP way back in 2001. Despite my questionable pedigree in ASP and Visual Basic, browsing an alphabetical PHP function list was enough to scare me away for years. Somehow, I don't think things have improved a whole lot since then.

Open source must co-op to win govt contracts

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Open source players will need to swap baggy jeans for suits if they want to secure lucrative enterprise and government contracts, experts say.

'PatentGate,' one year later: Microsoft against the open-source world

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: It was just over a year ago that Microsoft Corp. dropped a bombshell of a claim: users of Linux and open-source software were unwittingly violating as many as 235 Microsoft software patents.

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