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Dell vs. System76 Ubuntu Comparison

http://www.madpenguin.org

"I must admit that I was completely blown away to discover that in addition to a number of other 'rolling by' products to be featured with each front page load, Ubuntu PCs were among them. This means that it is possible that PC power users, who are currently comfortable with Windows, may give Dell and Ubuntu a serious look."

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Novell gets tangled up with Mixed-Source Partnership

http://www.verivox.de

Capgemini and Novell today announced a broad partnership that will deliver new solutions to enterprise customers using a combination of open source and proprietary software.

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OpenWRT 101 - what's behind the Wi-Fi revolution

http://www.oreillynet.com

OpenWRT is one of the key drivers behind the Wi-Fi revolution. It got its start as an embedded Linux platform for wireless routers, perhaps inspired by (while separate from) the GPL'd Linksys code, and since 2004 it has been managed as an open source project. OpenWRT has proven to be highly versatile and has spawned a number of forks.

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They Will Be Known By Their Stripes

http://blog.lobby4linux.com

Doesn't it bother you, at least on some level, that Microsoft has found a way to profit from Linux? And profit greatly I might add. The idea of that is personally repulsive. Let me tell you what is not only repulsive, it's obscene.

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Low Cost PCs: Bad for Linux

http://www.madpenguin.org

As popular as they have been in the past, I still have some mixed feelings when it comes to the PR health of really low cost Linux PCs. On one hand, they are fantastic as they allow people access to modern computing that may have otherwise been prevented from switching from an older system or finding access to one, for that matter.

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SCO vs. Novell: the trial started!

http://www.groklaw.net

Yes, the trial has finally started. Read more at Groklaw. From Pamela's words:

I know. You are saying, "At last!"

---Yes, we are! A Groklaw reader was able to attend, and wrote a report.

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Ultra-lite AntiX GNU/Linux targets obsolete PCs

http://www.desktoplinux.com

MEPIS said today that the release candidate of a community-built "ultra-lite" derivative of its own GNU/Linux distribution is ready for testing. AntiX (pronounced "Antics") is the personal project of MEPIS community member "anticapitalista," who wanted a MEPIS version that would work well on old PCs.

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Anatomy of the Linux kernel

http://www.ibm.com

The Linux kernel is the core of a large and complex operating system, and while it's huge, it is well organized in terms of subsystems and layers. In this article, you explore the general structure of the Linux kernel and get to know its major subsystems and core interfaces. Where possible, you get links to other IBM articles to help you dig deeper.

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Ask Deval Patrick to use Free Software in MA

http://devalpatrick.com

Binary Freedom started not long ago a campaign to promote free software and open standards on the state of Massachusetts. Government choice of software dictates the software citizens are able to use to access information and services. Please consider voting if you live in MA.

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Write to WBUR/NPR radio and tell them to stream in a format other than MP3!

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MP3 is encumbered with patents which require listeners to buy licensed players or risk facing patent infringement lawsuits. Since WBUR is publicly funded, it seems silly for it to use resources to enrich a private enterprise. Listeners have already payed once to have the content made, so they shouldn't have to pay an extra MP3 tax.

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New BinaryFreedom.INFO T-shirts @ GoodStorm.com

https://www.goodstorm.com

Binary Freedom is been financing it self with donations from a couple of members, we have big plans in front of us. If you will like to wear a cool t-shirt and help us in our future campaigns please consider buying a t-shirt or suggesting a new design that you will be willing to show your support with.
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Asus stuns Computex with £100 laptop - running GNU/Linux

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

Asus chairman Jonney Shih sprang a surprise during Intel's Computex keynote today with the announcement of a $189 laptop.

The notebook uses a custom-written Linux operating system, much like the OLPC, though unlike the OLPC, Asus has chosen a more conventional interface.

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Why did Microsoft and Sun support SCO?

http://www.linux-watch.com

"Now, as a byproduct of SCO v. Novell -- the case over who really owns Unix's IP (intellectual property) -- and thanks to Groklaw, we now know what Sun was buying from SCO (PDF download). In part, it does seem to be an attack on Linux; but that wasn't all."

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Upload your photos in an instant with Kflickr

http://www.linux.com

Uploading pictures to Flickr via its Web-based interface is a hassle, particularly if you have dozens of shots to upload. Linux users have a better choice, though, in the form of Kflickr, a simple application for uploading shots to Flickr that will have your family photos online in no time.

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VirtualBox 1.4 Released!!!!

http://www.virtualbox.org

My favorite virtualization program has been updated! 64-bit hosts, VMWare support, and raw disk support are the biggest features.

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Anybody up to writing good directory software?

Tue, 2007-02-20 11:17 — David Jonathan

From the very start, directories have served a very useful purpose on the Internet. (One I find useful for example is Free Web Directory). News sites can also be considered directories: they index and categorize news stories! What about categorizing software? In the open source world you get Savannah, SourceForge, Freshmeat; there are still, believe it or not, shareware and freeware directories like FileBuzz, PCWin Download Center and Freeware Downloads (although you need to be careful, as they are not like their free-as-in-freedom counterparts).

Is better education the key to finding better software?

Sat, 2007-03-03 03:25 — Edward Russel

About Jonathon's article Anybody Up To Writing Good Directory Software?, it's clear that the topic of software directories is very hot. Most of what you find on Google, however, are not pointing to free and open soruce software -- or worse, they mix the two. Examples of such sites are Freeware Downloads and Shareware Download, which simply don't focus on "free as in freedom", and still can be used as good free software directories.

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