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DCC Alliance Leads Way to Linux Standard Base 3.0 Compliance

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The DCC Alliance formally released its first standards-based Debian core to serve as the foundation to its members Linux distributions this week.

The Chicken, the Egg and the Linux Desktop

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Here are some reasons why the Linux desktop has been so slow in coming: good, bad and interesting.

TI to use MontaVista Linux for digital video chips

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TI has teamed up with MontaVista Linux to launch the DaVinci development platform and Linux programmers will be able to use standard Linux APIs to program TI's digital video chips.

Linux Desktop Developers Find Common Ground

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Open Source Development Labs Inc. this weekend called together architects from over two dozen key desktop-oriented Linux projects to work out their differences and to find common cause in their efforts to create the best possible Linux desktop.

Palm likely to launch Linux-based smartphones

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Palm is likely to launch Linux-based smartphones while continuing to roll out mobile phones supporting its own Palm operating system.

Tiny PPC system runs OpenFirmware, Linux

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A vendor of OpenFirmware-compliant PowerPC boards and systems is shipping a tiny CPU module that supports Linux, and targets thin clients, home-theater PCs, industrial robotics and control, VoIP and video phones, and security cameras.

DSL 2.1r1 on old Laptop

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The developers of Damn Small Linux have announced the availability of the first release candidate of version 2.1. My gentoo install is quite dated on my aging laptop, and due to speed and other certain hardware considerations, it isn't likely to be updated again. I decided to see if dsl could run on this ancient Dell laptop.

All in the Linux Family

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If you've read Iain Ferguson's latest op-ed at ZDNet, you'd get the impression that Linux enthusiasts have turned into Archie Bunker. Iain Ferguson has used the term "bigot" to refer to Linux enthusiasts.

Where did you want to go yesterday?

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It's not that I like to pick on Microsoft. It's just that they keep doing things that make me shake my head in amazement. Take, please take, for example, the Restart Manager. Well, we've been able to do this in Linux/Unix land since... the 80s?

MacOS X on Linux?

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Apple could simply license the MacOS X shell and integration technologies set for Linux - thereby creating an instant mass market for its software on Intel.

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