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Xandros and PCLinuxOS compared

http://polishlinux.org

This article is a comparison and a review of two Linux distributions that got a lot of attention recently. We will compare a fully commercial Xandros Desktop and more community-friendly PCLinuxOS.

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Test Driving Linux Mint Cassandra - Can you handle this beauty?

http://news.softpedia.com

The final version of Linux Mint 3.0 (codename Cassandra) burst onto the Linux scene today, based on Bianca and compatible with Ubuntu Feisty and its repositories.

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HDR photos with the GIMP

http://www.instructables.com

Many people have already seen tutorials on how to make your own HDR photos out of a jpeg in photoshop. But here is something for all those Linux folks that will want to do the same with GIMP.

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TiVo warns that GPL3 could hurt its business

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk

Since the main point of the Free Software Foundation's new GPL3 (General Public License 3) is to prevent "TiVo-isation," this surely does not come as a surprise. TiVo says: "If the currently proposed version of GPLv3 is widely adopted, we may be unable to incorporate future enhancements to the GNU/Linux operating system into our software, which could adversely affect our business."

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» What happens to Novell, post Microsoft?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

"The bad news: Novell is becoming too reliant on Microsoft. And given the third version of the General Public License could hamper the partnership that’s no idle concern."

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Fedora 7 is out: build your own version with Revisor.

http://www.redhatmagazine.com

Fedora 7 (not Fedora Core 7) is out. The web will be buzzing with reviews and feature sets. Here is an excellent article on Red Hat Magazine about new graphical tools to build live and installable ISOs - including the new Revisor which will be in the software repositories soon.

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South African bank switches 12,000 desktops to GNU/Linux

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Following recent reports of a South African bank eyeing out Linux, Novell South Africa today issued a statement in which it said it had reached an agreement with First National Bank of South Africa to standardise the bank's 12 000 desktops in its 680 retail branches on Novell's Linux product.

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Ubuntu’s Death Rattle

http://www.devside.net

I _would_ say that all the eggs have been placed into the same basket, but if you look at the past, you quickly realize the rest of the eggs have already been broken and this is a last effort attempt to save a sinking ship.

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Eating Dog Food

http://lxer.com

But what if your company is so high-profile in the PC industry that every internal move is noted by MS? What if MS is permanently on-site? What if MS pays your company (in one form or another) to keep their desktop standard internally? What if MS coerces your business...

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Music Player Daemon rocks your net

http://www.linux.com

The Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a very different, and very cool, way to play back music online. Unlike typical music-playing applications, MPD does not have a graphical (or even command-line) interface. Instead, a variety of clients interact with MPD over the network.

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Issue 18 of Free Software Magazine is out!

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Issue 18 is here and with it another bunch of great articles all about free software. We have Andrew Min showing us how to dual-boot Windows and Kubuntu. There's Mitch Meyran's in depth article on 3D desktops and Xavier Calbet's one on Fractal generation.

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Microsoft trounces pro-ODF forces in state battles over open document formats

http://www.computerworld.com

In a resounding victory for Microsoft Corp., bills seeking to mandate the use of open document formats by government agencies have been defeated in five states, and only a much-watered-down version of such legislation was signed into law in a sixth state.

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Microsoft strikes another deal - this time with Xandros

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will share technology with Linux distributor Xandros Inc., the latest in a string of deals meant to help the patent-protected Windows operating system work more smoothly with open-source programs.

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Why Novell Must Not Crash and Burn

http://www.linuxjournal.com

"Not since SCO has there been a company so reviled by the open source community as Novell following its deal with Microsoft.

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OLPC: Intel, Microsoft, and other "Experts" Just Don't Get It

http://webapps.saugus.k12.ca.us

The One Laptop per Child project has got to be one of the most controversial topics in both education and technology. The little green wonder has been incessantly discussed and debated, at once glorified for its ideals and derided for a host of perceived shortcomings.

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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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