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10 Reasons Why the Command Line is More User-Friendly than the Desktop

http://penguinpetes.com

I aim all of these not just at Linux, BSD, and Unix-alikes, but at every computer system ever. Nor do I say all of this as a power-using geek, but to apply it to every computer user everywhere.

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Created by snotbutter 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 42 weeks ago
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Is open source software really free?

http://www.raiden.net

When it comes to FOSS, or Free Open Source Software, the general conception is that it’s available at absolutely no cost to you. But is it really? That depends on a lot of things actually.

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Android Will Change the Game, Even if It Fails

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Can Android still make a difference? Sure. Android doesn't even have to win. It just has to be in the game. What does Android promise? Lots of third-party applications and better Web browsing, mainly. That's what Nokia, Apple, Symbian, AT&T and the rest will be scrambling to match in the year before Android-based phones hit the market.

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GNOME Online Desktop: Touching the Face of GOD

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

One of the reoccurring ideas in revisions of the desktop is to tie it more closely to the Internet. The idea was last popular in the late 1990s, when one example of it was the use of KDE's Konqueror for both web browsing and file management. Now, with the GNOME Online Desktop (GOD), the idea has been revived to reflect the rise of social networks and file sharing.

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Created by bluecheese 6 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 43 weeks ago
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Open source values: Consensus

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Last week I wrote about transparency as an open source value. Today, in the second of this informal series, I want to discuss the value called consensus.

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What The Google Phone Could Do For Linux

http://www.forbes.com

Even the best technology needs a sugar daddy. Seven years ago, Linux got just that when IBM said it would put $1 billion on the then-nascent open-source operating system, pushing the software into the corporate mainstream.

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In-Depth Roadmap Analysis For Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

http://www.fsckin.com

The Hardy Heron Roadmap has over 130 new ideas that have been proposed thus far.

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The myth of the thousand updates for Linux, debunked

http://rudd-o.com

“Look at the pace of the update releases!” Microsoft shills’ latest tune goes something like this: “but Linux is so much more insecure than Windows — just look, every day you see security updates released!”.

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Microsoft matters less every 6 months

http://education.zdnet.com

Maybe not for the average corporation yet, or even the average home user, but every time Canonical releases a new version of Ubuntu (and with it comes Edubuntu), Microsoft becomes a little less the default vendor of choice for educational computing.

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PCLinuxOS 2007 - review with screenshots

http://www.wolfmanzbytes.com

First a big thank you to the PCLinuxOS 2007 community for DONATING their time to put together such a fine Operating System. If you want to learn more about PCLinuxOS 2007 you can go to the following web site.

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Created by missgeek 6 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 47 weeks ago
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Are You 'Gutsy' Enough to Replace Your OS with Linux?

http://blogs.pcworld.com

One thing is clear with new Linux distros such as Ubuntu's just-released "Gutsy Gibbon", or version 7.10, and openSUSE's 10.3, nipping at Windows' and Mac OS X's heels: The desktop OS is at a crossroads.

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Ubuntu Plans Eye Candy for Desktop Computers and Beyond

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com

What would it take to get the hundreds of millions of desktop computer users to switch from Windows to Linux?

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Created by missgeek 6 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 48 weeks ago
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Alert! Ubuntu is taking over the Earth. Resistance is futile - join now or be destroyed!

http://nixedblog.thenixedreport.com

It use to be that when a Linux program came out it was geared to run on Fedora, PCLinuxOS, SUSE, and Gentoo Linux. This was good because anyone could use it on any distribution.

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Is it time to give Red Hat some respect?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Red Hat is the Rodney Dangerfield of open source. (To which the cynic responds, “yeah, it’s dead.” It don’t get no respect. We talk here a lot about Microsoft and Novell, about Sun and IBM. Red Hat just keeps plugging away.

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What the GPL is not

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu

Audio-recording: James Vasile of the Software Freedom Law Center talks about what the GPL is not; about false assumptions about the GPL and maybe shortcomings of it.

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