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Linux is Spoiling Me!!

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Microsoft

linuxmigrante.blogspot: After reading an article about how tests have shown that antivirus solutions, in spite of their struggle to keep Windows systems protected, have fallen behind malware threats (MS Security Essentials among these)--and one company has actually fallen prey of hackers itself--, I realized that Linux is spoiling me.

Moving from Ubuntu 10.10 to Linux Mint 10

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Ubuntu

technologytales.com: With a long Easter weekend available to me and with thoughts of forthcoming changes in the world of Ubuntu, I got to wondering about the merits of moving my main home PC to Linux Mint instead.

I'm considering not to renew your contract, Windows

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Microsoft

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: For this Easter (or Holy Week, as we call it in my country), I had planned to perform a task that requires some time: reinstalling Windows XP.

Debian Project mourns the loss of Adrian von Bidder

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Obits

debian.org: The Debian Project has lost an active member of its community. Adrian von Bidder (cmot) died on April 17th.

Why People Choose Windows Over Linux Still

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Microsoft

mynitor.com: It is a common problem for many computer users, which types of operating system is suitable for their system security.

Kernel comment: Perseverance pays off

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h-online.com: Today, there are open source Linux drivers for all major Wi-Fi chips, which was unimaginable five years ago. The constant pressure for open source drivers has thus paid off, and this may also work in other areas in the long term.

Red Hat's Ceylon language is an unneeded tempest in a teapot

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Software

infoworld.com: Red Hat can't be serious. The leading Linux vendor can't really be planning to develop a brand-new programming language and SDK to compete with Java -- can it?

Preview of Fedora 15

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linuxinexile.blogspot: I'm closely watching the Fedora Project for the next release of Fedora Linux. Fedora 14 has been great, but what does the upcoming Fedora 15 have to offer? I downloaded the Fedora 15 Beta to find out.

Also: GNOME 3

Scientific Linux 6 - Another great distro, but

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dedoimedo.com: After being tremendously pleased with Scientific Linux 5, I waited with extreme eagerness and anticipation for the latest release. Here is one RedHat-base home distribution that has a potential of becoming your favorite distro.

Linux Doesn't Need To Kiss Anyone's Ass

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penguinpetes.com: While we're all having a little block party about Linux's 20th anniversary, there's still this one little thing I'd like to propose. It's an old problem. I'd like to see the Linux community grow some BALLS.

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Leftovers: Software

  • gtkmm now uses C++11
    All the *mm projects now require C++11. Current versions of g++ require you to use the –std=c++11 option for this, but the next version will probably use C++11 by default. We might have done this sooner if it had been clearer that g++ (and libstdc++) really really supported C++11 fully.
  • Pixman Baking ARMv6, PowerPC 64 Improvements
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  • Obnam 1.13 released (backup software)
    I have just released version 1.13 of Obnam, my backup program. See the website at http://obnam.org for details on what it does. The new version is available from git (see http://git.liw.fi) and as Debian packages from http://code.liw.fi/debian, and uploaded to Debian, and soon in unstable.
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    MusicTube is a very interesting music player designed for multiple platforms using YouTube as the music source. It's not made for locally hosted music, and you can't add other online sources, but YouTube is a huge resource.