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Nouveau: a 2.6.33 surprise

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linuxfoundation.org: Linus has released the 2.6.33-rc1 prepatch, closing the merge window for this development cycle. This kernel has a few features which will shake things up, with dynamic tracing being near the top as far as I am concerned. But, perhaps, the most interesting addition is one that almost nobody expected: a reverse-engineered driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets called “Nouveau.”

Pandora gets a hands-on review

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pandorapress.net: The recent reports on Pandora’s case design and controls have been nothing short of glowing. It’s pretty satisfying information for the most part; there is no doubt that what we’re hearing from the team is genuine delight in what they’ve achieved. But the question has been asked – what would some guy off the street think of it?

Ksplice - Never reboot your Linux

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dedoimedo.com: This sounds like a very interesting notion. The popular saying goes, you should never reboot your Linux, unless you have to, which is usually only when a kernel update comes. But maybe not even then?

Linux Vendors Need To Get Off the Stick to Compete with Windows

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eweek.com: If the vendors and projects pushing Linux are really serious about knocking Windows off its OS perch, they can't just wait around for it to happen. They need to grab hold of opportunities to reduce the barriers to Linux adoption.

Vienna: Windows and Linux to coexist

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h-online.com: Based on the results of a recently announcedPDF study it has been decided that the municipal authority of the City of Vienna will not at present be shifting entirely to open source for its software needs.

Computer Operating Systems – Which One is Right For You?

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linux.bihlman.com: The majority of personal computers owned by average Joe’s and Jane’s are most likely to feature a version of Microsoft’s Windows while businesses might run either Windows or some version of Linux.

Staging tree status for the .33 kernel merge

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kroah.com: Here's a summary of the state of the drivers/staging/ tree, basically what will be coming in the 2.6.33 merge, and what the status of the different drivers are so far.

Photobucket “no longer supporting Linux”

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Web

omgubuntu.co.uk: Please note YouTube supports different systems and we do not support Linux. We apologize for the inconvenience but we have stopped supporting this OS a couple years ago and it was merely a matter of time and updates before you started having issues.

At $30, Red Hat shareholders have a merry, merry portfolio

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localtechwire.com: Shareholders in Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) are having a merry, merry Christmas with lots of profits in their portfolio stockings.

A good year for desktop Linux

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manilastandardtoday.com: 2010 is going to be a good year for Linux on the desktop. No, tens of millions of Windows users aren’t going to see the light and suddenly switch. On the other hand, there is no doubt that Linux will continue to make steady gains.

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