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Microsoft’s Got Nothin’ – The Patent “War” Against Linux

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Legal

everydaylht.com: In the last three years, Microsoft claims to have entered into over 600 licensing agreements with companies small and large over alleged patent violations in "Linux". One consistent feature of all these agreements is that their contents are unknown.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 353

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at CDlinux 0.9.6
  • News: Mandriva for sale, RHEL 6 kernel genealogy, Ubuntu "Unity" desktop, KDE 4.4 in Debian and Slackware, Sabayon daily builds, Unity Linux with Enlightenment, Astaro update troubles
  • Questions and answers: Linux hardware support
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2010.1, DEFT Linux 5.1
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010.1 RC
  • New additions: Quirky
  • Reader comments

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

Linux-Based Peppermint OS One Ships

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eweek.com: The team behind the cloud-based Peppermint OS flavor of Linux announces the availability of Version 1.0 of the technology.

Botnets exploit Linux owners' ignorance

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Security

securecomputing.net: A lack of knowledge and awareness about how to use Linux mail servers could be contributing to the disproportionately large number of Linux machines being exploited to send spam, according to new Symantec Hosted Services research.

Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Benchmarks

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Microsoft
Mac

phoronix.com: Now it is time to see how Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3 compete with one another.

Sony is Now Facing a Total of 3 Lawsuits Over Other OS Renoval

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Legal

gofanboy.com: You shouldn't act surprised to find out that Sony is being sued yet again over its decision to remove Linux support from its PS3 game console. Attorney Rebecca Call was the first lawyer to smell blood and find a disgruntled PS3 owner who was willing to file suit and go along with a class action status.

LinuX Gamers Live – A Revolution in Linux Gaming

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Gaming

linux.gauravlive: One of the reasons why people don’t shift to Linux platform is Gaming. The Linux community has been aware of these problems infesting Linux adoption & have been encouraging developers to develop games for Linux.

5 Things Easier To Do In The Command Line

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makeuseof.com: Conventional wisdom states that graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are easy and the command line is hard. Conventional wisdom isn’t always right.

Distro-hopping notes

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kmandla.wordpress: I had a lot of time available to myself over the past week. Some of that time was spent distro-hopping. Here are a few of the distros and tools I had the chance to experiment with.

Linux needs to do more for programmers

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blogs.computerworld: Much as I hate to admit it, Microsoft does some things better, much better, than Linux. Number one with a bullet is how Microsoft helps programmers.

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