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The opposite of Feature Creep

http://linuxcritic.wordpress.com

There’s a disturbing trend that I’ve been running into everywhere for a while now. I’m talking about the tendency of developers committing the cardinal sin of software: Thou shalt not release a new version that has fewer features than the previous version.

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Created by dieGWB 4 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 30 weeks ago
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AMD Should Have Given RadeonHD Driver Project to Red Hat

http://techrights.org

When given the chance, AMD should have let a real Linux company like Red Hat handle the free/libre ATI driver

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Created by komrad 4 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 31 weeks ago
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Have Debian Forks Hurt Debian?

http://robinzrants.wordpress.com

It has been argued both ways for years. Both sides have valid points, and experience varies so widely depending on so many factors that it seems impossible to come to a conclusion.

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Created by sunny 4 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 32 weeks ago
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The Slough of Unsatisfied Ubuntu Users

http://keithcu.com

There have been reports on the Linux newswires recently of dissatisfied Ubuntu users leaving for one reason or another. I’m not going to jump on that bandwagon here, but instead just point out that in any community, especially an immature one, this is bound to happen. My message is to those who are leaving — you should put Debian at the top of your list of distros to try.

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Created by pontifex 4 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 32 weeks ago
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Chem4Word Should Support Free Software Platforms/Office Suites to Better Qualify as Free Software

http://techrights.org

Chem4Word is an example of Free software which is trapped deep inside Microsoft's proprietary cage and needs rescuing

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Created by komrad 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 32 weeks ago
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Get Slack!

http://www.lockergnome.com

Like most X-MS Windows users, I did not come to Slackware directly. I took a round-about route through a few other distributions first.

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Created by LinuxPwns 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 32 weeks ago
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Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Does the Microsoft-HTC patent agreement mean we can expect to see Microsoft weigh in on the Apple vs. HTC patent infringement matter? Or is the Microsoft-HTC deal just one more example (with more mobile-phone makers possibly to come) of Linux companies attempting to head off potential Microsoft lawsuits involving Linux?

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Created by Sweetybobbie 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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The Hobbyists OS

http://thistleweb.co.uk

Microsoft's army of apologists like to spread the word that Linux is a "hobbyists OS", so this post is a look at what that means and why it's a label more suited to Windows. The attack is meant to draw attention to the fact that anyone can write code which appears in Linux, inferring the quality of the code is dubious. Basically, it can't be good quality if people outside the corporation write it.

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Created by akf 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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The worst thing Oracle can do

http://blogs.zdnet.com

One of the most appealing aspects of journalism is that, sometimes, you get to give billionaires like Larry Ellison some free advice. Our story begins late last month, after I suggested here that Oracle was “taking OpenSolaris back.”

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Created by LittleBabyCheeses 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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Red Hat (and KVM) are still RHEL-evant

http://linuxriola.wordpress.com

I started to read with a bipartisan mindset about “Xen and Theory of RHEL-evance” posted in the Citrix community blog by Simon Crosby. What appears to be a great title at first seems to be mostly FUD on why KVM is doomed for failure especially in the enterprise marketplace and Red Hat will drown with it.

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Created by dieGWB 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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Open source software is no longer just for alpha-geeks

http://www.ibm.com

So you've got to cut costs, but you're not a manager. You're a software developer, or a power user, or just someone who needs to keep the bottom line healthy enough to support your salary. These are ideal situations for introducing open source software solutions into your environment.

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Created by tisha 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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The stories we are all sick of hearing

http://linusearch.com

Are you thinking about writing an Article on a topic related to Linux? Since I spend way too much time reading tech news and even contribute some of my own allow me to save you some time.

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Created by snuffbox 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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Jon 'maddog' Hall's Picks for Today's Six Best OSS Projects

http://www.linux.com

Here are my picks today, though, for hot new OSS projects...

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Created by higrade2 4 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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RE: 10 characteristics of a Linux Guru?

http://www.dedoimedo.com

This article is a response to an article posted on daniweb.com, by Ken Hess. What prompted Ken to write his original piece was an article somewhere, written supposedly by a Linux guru, but falling short of Ken's expectation

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Created by kitin 4 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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Vorbis is not Theora

http://thelinuxexperiment.com

Recently I have started to mess around with the Vorbis audio codec, commonly found within the Ogg media container. Unlike Theora, which I had also experimented with but won’t post the results for fear of a backlash, I must say I am rather impressed with Vorbis.

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Created by BillKiller 4 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 34 weeks ago
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