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OSS Watch Pretends That Microsoft’s Attacks on Free Software Do Not Exist

http://boycottnovell.com

Criticism of a new writeup from OSS Watch, which grossly whitewashes some of Microsoft's behaviour and instead focuses on PR gestures and corporate spin.

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Created by komrad 4 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 26 weeks ago
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Nine Open Source Predictions for 2010

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Bruce Byfield, avoiding a look back at his last years' predictions, looks ahead and makes nine specific predictions about what to expect in 2010.

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Created by l0g1c0l 4 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 27 weeks ago
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Why I'm running boring ol' Debian Lenny, the short version

http://www.insidesocal.com

I do tend to go on. But here's the short version of why I'm running Debian instead of Ubuntu.

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Created by helix 4 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 27 weeks ago
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Can Novell Survive 2010 Without Being Acquired/Merged?

http://boycottnovell.com

Novell's weakness and slowdown as shown by this week's press

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Created by komrad 4 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 27 weeks ago
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Poor review with heartwarming community response

http://proyvind.net

I read this poor review of Mandriva Linux 2010 (the only poor review I’ve seen so far actually), which I got a bit provoked about, not that much because I’m taking things personal, but it’s rather more about stupid people pisses me off!

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Created by stripcut 4 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 27 weeks ago
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Some thoughts on MySQL and Oracle

http://lwn.net

Your editor wishes to take no position on whether Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should be allowed to proceed by the European Union. Such a decision certainly involves a number of antitrust considerations which go beyond the free software community. That said, some of the positions being taken around this acquisition shine an interesting light on how parts of our community work.

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Created by werewolf 4 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 27 weeks ago
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The five-minutes-fix myth

http://blog.flameeyes.eu

One of the complains I often get for my QA work (which I have to say is vocally not appreciated even by the other devs), is that I could just go on and fix the issues I find rather than opening bug for them. No it does not take five minutes to fix something, I can assure you!

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Created by kandykorn 4 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 28 weeks ago
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On "Custom XML" (and why nobody should care)

http://www.tbray.org

I see that Microsoft lost an appeal in the "Custom XML" litigation, and may be forced to disable that functionality in Microsoft Office. This is a short backgrounder explaining what "Custom XML" is about, and why nobody should care.

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Created by LinuxPwns 4 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 28 weeks ago
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Disdaining Gentoo

http://me.selah.ca

Gentoo Linux has its problems. Gentoo once heralded the source-based distribution revolution, but in the second half of my time with gentoo, things went from bad to worse.

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Created by polbaan 4 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 28 weeks ago
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10 Greatest Open Source Software Of 2009

http://www.cyberciti.biz

These are full-featured cross-platform softwares, free as in beer and speech. Vivek Gite picks his best open source software of 2009.

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Created by toolbanger 4 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 28 weeks ago
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Why the EU's "browser ballot" is a bad idea

http://blogs.zdnet.com

While I believe that browser diversification is a good thing, I feel that approached used here is a flawed one, and will make Windows user more vulnerable to malware.

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Created by toolbanger 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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Taking Mono Off the Menu

http://boycottnovell.com

Recommendation of Shotwell for the upcoming Ubuntu release (April 2010), as a key part of Mono replacements

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Created by komrad 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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Bruce Perens on the Recent Attacks on Richard Stallman and GNU

http://boycottnovell.com

Bruce Perens weighs in on what seems like a mountain that grew out of a molehill

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Created by komrad 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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From windows to Linux. Was there a choice?

http://it.toolbox.com

Ever since windows came out, until Linux and it's brethren came along, there has really been no other choice of operating system. Before you get your knickers in a knot and start spouting off the multitude of operating systems that were available at that time, let me explain.

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Created by t1000 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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Too early to declare victory in the netbook war

http://www.whatpc.co.uk

It really doesn’t matter much whether the world’s netbook owners prefer Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux so why was Microsoft’s Windows communication manager Brandon LeBlanc so excited about his rather dubious sales statistics?

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Created by oldfart 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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