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Dear Ubuntu: I Have Some Concerns

http://www.tannerhelland.com

For the last couple years, life has been good. Every time I’ve shown you to a friend or family member, they’ve compared you to what they’re familiar with – Windows XP or Vista, mostly – and by comparison you’ve looked brilliant. But recently, things have changed.

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Created by smithers 4 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 34 weeks ago
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Why Open Source?

http://www.linuxinsider.com

The question "Why open source?" really encompasses two questions for the enterprise to consider: "Why use open source software?" and "Why should I develop my software in a community-based, open source way?"

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Created by binarycanary 4 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 35 weeks ago
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Why Mozilla Needs To Go Into Survival Mode

http://www.tomshardware.com

The writing is on the wall. While Mozilla and its Firefox browser appear to be a very solid institution in the browser market, it is the weakest link with an extremely attractive portion of the browser user base as well. Could Mozilla be squeezed out of the market?

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Created by henrychan 4 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 36 weeks ago
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If they're going to do it anyway...

http://www.fsdaily.com

We free software advocates surely know that, no matter what we say or how we say it, some people have to or (if you prefer) simply want to use proprietary software for one reason or another - and that's even when they've heard and understood everything we have to say on the matter.

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If they're going to do it anyway...

We free software advocates surely know that, no matter what we say or how we say it, some people have to or (if you prefer) simply want to use proprietary software for one reason or another - and that's even when they've heard and understood everything we have to say on the matter.

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GNU's definitely too messy for my taste

http://blog.flameeyes.eu

I think the end result of GNU software is generally very good, I find the general code very messed up and pretty much unreadable and unusable.

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New Ubuntu look too destructive

http://www.zdnet.com.au

Take a good hard look at your screen and ask yourself if it is possible to accidentally close an application while reaching for the File menu. In most cases the answer is a clear no, but for users of Ubuntu, it has become a very real and dangerous use case.

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What will come after Linux?

http://it.toolbox.com

Lets face it. Nothing lasts for ever. As much as I like Linux and wish that it live long and prosper. I am also one who likes to think about the future. So I started wondering. What is there that can follow in Linuxs footsteps?

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How Mono apologists drive developers away

http://www.itwire.com

When Hubert Figuiere, a developer who had lost his job with Novell in the first quarter of 2009, released the note-taking application Gnote on April 1 last year, one doubts that he had any idea about the kind of attacks which would be launched on him by Mono advocates and apologists.

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HTML 5: Less than it's cracked up to be

http://www.computerworld.com

In practice, things aren't going to change that much from today's Web, with its reliance on proprietary media formats and methods.

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Created by nanotech-spidergoat 4 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 37 weeks ago
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Bye Ubuntu, it could have been fun...

http://www.fewt.com

By now my launchpad, brainstorm, and Ubuntu forum accounts have been removed .. at my request. I have decided to completely unequivocally leave the Ubuntu community. This important step helps me accomplish my goal by removing my ability and ultimately my desire to comment and participate within the community.

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Created by dieGWB 4 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 39 weeks ago
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The State of the Distributions

http://kernelnews.com

Whether you are new to Linux and asking "Which Distribution should I use?", or if you have been using Linux for years and want to see what the other distributions offer, this article highlights the differences between the major Linux Distributions.

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16 things that could be improved in Ubuntu 10.04

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In this post I’m going to list 16 things that I think could be improved in Lucid.

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Created by henrychan 4 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 40 weeks ago
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Can free software drive the fourth paradigm?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

The biggest science story to hit the mainstream media in the last year was of course the big switch on at CERN. What made it such a great story for me was not just the sheer and audacious enormity of the enterprise or the humbling nobility of the colossal experiment but the story behind the story.

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The 7 Irritations of GNOME and KDE

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Bruce Byfield is already grumpy from the Olympics invasion of his hometown, and now KDE and GNOME are causing vexation. They both have many wonderful abilities, but some things leave users scratching their heads and wondering "why."

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