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Linux for AEC Industry

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twohot.wordpress: I found it interesting that Arc. Ikechukwu Ifeanacho, a friend — who is also the ICT Coordinator for the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus — was giving this talk. I found it more intriguing that he presented ‘Open-Source tools’ for use in Architectural Practice. He beat me to it … again!

Some Statistics about my Linux Box

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Seven months ago, I posted the first statistics of my Linux box. Now it's time to check again on it to see how it has behaved in these seven months. I'm not counting the old figures.

Linux PC in a browser

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h-online.com: French hacker Fabrice Bellard has demonstrated how JavaScript can do much more than simply animate web sites and process server data by creating a PC emulator written in the scripting language.

Other Linux Distros' View of Ubuntu's Unity: It Ain’t Pretty

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earthweb.com: You might expect other distributions to be as divided about Ubuntu's new Unity desktop as users are. That is, at least among the vocal, you might expect to find that the condemnation slightly outweighs the praise, but that both sides are passionate in their beliefs.

Open-source software, Linux to save Santos $2.5m

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theaustralian.com.au: AUSTRALIAN oil and gas exploration company Santos has switched on a critical IT upgrade set to save more than $2.5 million by using open-source software and Linux-based systems.

elementary OS 0.1 Jupiter - Unremarkable

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dedoimedo.com: elementary OS aims to be simple, friendly and minimalistic. This is not an easy goal. Creating a spartan work environment that retains all of the advantages of bigger, more bloated systems while incurring no loss of usability is a dire challenge.

How I found Enlightenment

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Jeff Hoogland and his group of FOSS bodhisattvas who put together this distro deserve a gassho in eternal homage for their efforts in producing an outstanding distro.

Also: Bodhi Linux Desktop of the Week Contest

Microsoft to support CentOS

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft kicks off Tech-Ed with license and virtualization upgrades
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Now Supports Linux-based CentOS
  • Microsoft's open source love-in expands with CentOS Linux support
  • Open source not just mainstream, it’s mainstreamier

LMDE - the Xfce variety

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usalug-org.blogspot: LMDE stands for Linux Mint Debian Edition. Xfce, at one time, stood for the XForms Common Environment because the early editions of Xfce used XForms to create a common desktop environment.

Puppy Linux: Top Dog of the Lightweight Distros

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osnews.com: How can you run a full range of current applications on older computers, netbooks, thin clients, and mobile devices? One way is to install a lightweight Linux like Puppy.

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    I’m not dead yet. And the project is still alive too. It’s been a while since the last release, so it’s time to do another. The biggest improvements were made to the rule language by introducing the rule conditions and to the CLI by introducing a new command, usbguard, for interacting with a running USBGuard daemon instance and for generating initial policies.
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