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Back When Linux Was Fun

http://ubuntu-user.com

Somehow, somewhere along the way, I'm supposed to have matured and become serious about things. And so it is with Linux. It all started out in fun. I know. I've got Linus Torvalds' "Just for Fun" here on my bookshelf. Says so right there on the front cover. Fun. And it was fun. But as with anyone approaching adulthood, Linux was apparently not taking itself seriously enough.

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Mozilla designer says Google Chrome uses speed tricks

http://news.techworld.com

An interface designer interning at Mozilla has suggested that the company mimic gimmicks in Google's Chrome to make users think Firefox starts up faster.

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Red Hat among 100 best places to work

http://press.redhat.com

We think Red Hat is a great place to work and our associates from Buenos Aires to Brno to Boston are proud to hang their hats each day at Red Hat’s many offices across the globe. Red Hat’s technologies drive some of the world’s largest enterprises, and the company’s development has been fueled by the power of the open source model.

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OpenOffice at the crossroads

http://www.h-online.com

OpenOffice.org is a flagship for free and open source software and a success by most measurements, but there have long been murmurings of discontent among developers. In this feature Richard Hillesley discusses the issues with Michael Meeks who works as an OpenOffice.org developer at Novell

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The FSF is needed now - more than ever

http://www.itwire.com

When would one expect an organisation like the Free Software Foundation to be really relevant to the world of computing at large - when there is a limited threat to freedom in computing or when the threat is increasing exponentially?

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Mono is a disease. Why spread it?

http://it.toolbox.com

Mono, Glandular fever or its proper name, Mononucleosis is a very infectious disease which many people suffer through in their childhood. It usually has a stigma attached to it and is used in a slang form for ridicule or alienation. Related by the shortened name to this biological virus is the Mono project for Linux.

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Can Fedora be the new Ubuntu?

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

I know it sounds crazy. Fedora is more a test bed for the enterprise-grade RHEL. Fedora is cutting edge software that evokes images of users fixing more issues than enjoying user-friendly software. Fedora is for those who already know, Ubuntu is for those that do not. Right? Wrong.

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Why GNU/Linux is Unmatched – and Unmatchable

http://www.h-online.com

Glyn Moody takes a look at the unstoppable momentum of GNU/Linux and why the freedoms imbued in GNU/Linux make it unmatched in hardware support

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Why Linux Should Not Get a Free Ride

http://g33q.co.za

I love Linux, I love FLOSS. I love the ideas behind them, and what drives the community. Why am I so critical during my reviews then?

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A little healthy kompetition

http://larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress.com

I go back and forth between the two top desktop environments with Fedora on my Fujitsu laptop — the even numbers, as it turns out, have been GNOME and the odd (with nothing to read into this, honest) have been KDE. Since we’re now at Fedora 13, it’s KDE time.

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Clouds Can Become the Mother of All Lock-ins

http://www.pcworld.com

Cloud architecture has to be defined in a way that allows applications to move around, or clouds can become the mother of all lock-ins, warned Red Hat's CEO James Whitehurst.

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More Thoughts on how to introduce a person to Linux

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Last week my colleague Rikki Kite wrote a good blog entry on how to gracefully introduce a person to Linux. I would like to add a few more pointers to her excellent “moving” blog entry:

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Eric Raymond Explains Why Linux ‘Outguns’ Apple

http://techrights.org

"Apple has been outflanked by Google’s multi-vendor strategy, outsold in new unit sales, and is now outgunned in technology and user-visible features," says a well-known Open Source figure

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Is Firefox Headed Towards A Massive Decline? Its Co-Founder Thinks So

http://techcrunch.com

Will Firefox have double-digit market share in 3 to 5 years? Straightforward enough. Yes, says (outgoing) Mozilla CEO John Lilly. No, says Firefox co-founder Blake Ross.

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Further thoughts on Mandriva...

http://www.dissociatedpress.net

Some good (and a little not-so-good) comments on the previous Mandriva post. I wanted to point out just a few things...

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