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The best Linux distributions of fall 2008

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Linux

bitburners.com: For the last year we have had the habit of summarizing the latest release cycle of Linux distributions, and let the fall of 2008 be no different. This time around the decision was easier than ever and I must say that there isn’t even serious competition to which distro shall the award go to.

My Problem With Debian

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I use Debian based distros. My favourites are Ubuntu, Sidux and MEPIS. In fact, I am solidly in the Debian camp. Despite this I have a problem with Debian and Debian users. It goes like this.

The KDE 4 hassle…

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KDE

keferboeck.info: With KDE 4 a main design goal was - coherent to what we where criticised for - usability and configurability. While trying to provide the same functionality we where aiming for a simpler, smoother user interface. … we just forgot to tell our users …

LyX - A mighty document processor

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Software

dedoimedo.com: If you want to create book-quality articles with very little effort, increase your efficiency while working with documents by several orders of magnitude, easily create tables of contents, references or bibliography, this can mean only one thing:

gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS

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Linux
  • gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS

  • gOS "Cloud" instant-on OS comes to Gigabyte touchscreen netbooks
  • gOS Cloud - From zero to web browser in just a few seconds
  • Good OS Announces Cloud — A New Operating System for 2009 (PR)

StudioDave Does A Hardware Review And Meets Ubuntu 8.10

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: I found a contender at Best Buy, a Hewlett-Packard G60-125NR. This purchase was risky. However, I did find some reports indicating success with recent Ubuntu systems, and the machine's hardware seemed to be a near-perfect fit for my needs.

Firefox sails past 20% market share, IE drops below 70%

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox sails past 20% market share, IE drops below 70%

  • Mozilla Foundation and 2010 Goals
  • Why I've got the browser blues
  • Customizing Firefox
  • Recent Firefox extensions for tab addicts

Why Use Open-source Software?

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OSS
  • Why Use Open-source Software?

  • MadWifi HAL now open source
  • Google, open source and the need for governance
  • The five ages of vendor-led open source revenue strategies
  • Another tale of Open Sourcery
  • Open Source: Broken Model Or Breaking The Mold?
  • Open source is dead. Long live open source
  • An interview with Adam Hyde of FLOSS Manuals
  • Packing FOSS
  • Is Open Source killing small developers?
  • Saving the Intellectual Commons with Open Source

Software as a Subversive Activity, Part 3: Talk Like A Linux Geek

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: A few terms and names will help you find your way around Linux Land and sound smart. Linus Torvalds is the guy who made this Linux thing up. Often referred to on a first name only basis, like Hillary.

Non-free “blobs” in the Linux kernel?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you keep up with Linux kernel news then you might well be aware that there is a particular issue that is starting to boil up to the surface. Free Software Foundation (FSF) is changing their stance on what comprises a “free” Linux distribution.

The Open Source Year 2009

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: Every year Open Source technology is improved and extended. This post sheds some light on new technologies which might arrive in 2009.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 280

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature story: Linux distributions and the global economic crisis

  • News: Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 performance benchmarks, Glendix brings Plan 9 to Linux, Pardus case study, VectorLinux's new graphical installer
  • Released last week: Fedora 10, FreeBSD 6.4
  • Upcoming releases: Slackware Linux 12.2, FreeBSD 7.1
  • Donations: Dillo receives €115.00
  • New additions: Wifislax
  • New distributions: 4bak, Zorin OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Nepal pushes for FOSS adoption: Will the world follow?

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OSS

linuxsolutions.fr: On the fertile battlefield of open source vs. closed source, Nepal has signalled a change as free and open source software such as Linux has been adopted as a serious contender to commercial software, a la Microsoft.

What's new in Fedora 10

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The tenth version of the Fedora project's Linux distribution promises both a faster and more visually pleasing start-up procedure, thanks to kernel-based mode-setting and the Plymouth program. Fedora 10 – version name "Cambridge" – includes state-of-the-art components and offers many new features that are likely to be incorporated into other distributions in the near future.

An Ubuntu User Takes Fedora 10 For A Test Drive

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I want to like Fedora. It is an important distro from a big player in the Linux community. I want it to succeed. The problem is that I don’t like it and I haven’t from its first release. Whenever I try Fedora, I try to keep an open mind. However, with each new release or failure, it becomes increasingly difficult to like Fedora.

Fixing Linux: What's Broken And What To Do About It

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Linux

informationweek.com: The open-source operating system still has major problems that need immediate attention. Our expert recommends configuration, versioning, and GUI enhancements, to name a few.

Just what does it take to switch to desktop Linux (part 1)?

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Linux

zdnet.com: Last week, when I asked “Are you sure you don’t just want to use Ubuntu?” I received a record number of talkbacks, good, bad, and in between. One of the more interesting, though, came from reader ksheppard, who responded with a challenge.

CrossOver Games for Linux Running Diablo 2

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Software

penguinpetes.com: For those of you wondering where the blazes I've been - this should answer your question! I saw the post on Slashdot where CodeWeavers was giving away licenses to CrossOver for a limited time. So I'd been curious about it, but not urgently. This was just the time to try it.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Desktop Pattern reimplemented in Plasma

  • Keeping Linux Safe Since 1994
  • Ubuntu bread v1.1 - A better user experience
  • Linux Outlaws 66 - Ramrod
  • Time to Say Goodbye to Gentoo
  • How can open source programmers make money?
  • Vincent Danen: Mandriva community support
  • Open Source 'Fundamentally Superior': Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #119
  • Major Suckages with Cinepaint
  • apticron: cron-script to mail impending apt updates
  • 8 of 2008's Latest Linux-Powered Mobile Phones
  • Shred and secure-delete: tools for wiping files, partitions and disks in GNU/Linux
  • Open Source: The Model Is Broken
  • Getting an XML File List from K3b Project Files
  • Creating or editing movie subtitles
  • How to enable the serial port on XEN servers
  • Set up a SSH-based point to point connection
  • Making Skype and Ubuntu 8.10 get along
  • Evolution Virus Scanning
  • Build your own PC Part III

Let it snow on Firefox

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: For the South Hemisphere and tropical countries it is not even cold, so white Christmas happens only on TV, movies and books… … and Firefox.

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Red Hat Leftovers

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    Since the beginning of the rpkg project, it was known as a client tool for DistGit. Times changed and a new era for rpkg is here. It was enhanced with project management features, so we can safely label it as a tito alternative. A features review, pros and cons and user guide is a theme for a whole new article. In this short post, I, as a long-time tito user, want to show rpkg alternatives for the tito commands, that I frequently use.
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