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Russian President Medvedev asked to fund Windows clone

http://www.bbc.co.uk

A free, open-source Windows "clone" - ReactOS - that has been in development for over a decade has caught the eye of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

A student at a Russian high school the president visited recently gave Mr Medvedev a brief overview of the project - and asked him for 1m euros.

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Linux Desktop "On Par" With Mac and Windows? No Way!

http://www.linux.com

Carla Schroder lists the many reasons why Free Software should never attempt to imitate the vastly inferior products of proprietary Windows and Mac!

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What the heck is FreeDOS?

http://www.ghodmode.com

I went to the Pikom PC Fair yesterday and I noticed several brands sold with “FreeDOS”. These brands include Acer, Asus, HP, and (I’m told) Dell. None of the sellers seem to know what FreeDOS is, and when asked about it most of them offer to install an unlicensed (illegal) copy of Windows 7 for free with the purchase of the computer.

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Icinga (Monitoring Solution) Installation And Configuration On CentOS

http://www.howtoforge.com

Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga can monitor complex, large environments across dispersed locations.

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france to bring in non windows tablet tax

http://www.techeye.net

The French government has come up with a wizard wheeze which seems to be entirely designed to back the software giant Microsoft.

In a Franco-American alliance, the likes of which has not been seen since the French backed a campaign by anti-democratic terrorists against its lawful government, the French are going to tax every tablet which does not come out with Windows software on-board.

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Wine 1.3.10 Released

http://www.wine-reviews.net

The Wine development release 1.3.10 is now available. What's new in this release. Support for notification balloons in system tray. Obsolete AudioIO sound driver removed. More work on ActiveX support. Various MSI fixes. Preloader now used for 64-bit too. Translation updates. Various bug fixes.

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Ubuntu PPA Problem - Reason for Concern?

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com

jeffhoogland.blogspot: There is namely one issue: Canonical does not review any of the packages that are uploaded to PPAs. Because of this adding software from various PPAs wily nilly in reality is more dangerous than installing software on Windows.

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Intellectual Ventures and Other Microsoft-affiliated Groups Are Poisoning Linux With Patents

http://techrights.org

New examples of patent trolls and patent boosters (possibly even lobbyists) putting a form of patent tax on the de facto universal platform which is free Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures, which is funded and made with Microsoft’s investments (Myhrvold is Microsoft’s former CTO), is expanding the pyramid scheme by signing a patent deal with HTC. The Register says:

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New Linux Foundation survey shows significant gains for enterprise Linux

http://www.h-online.com

According to the survey, in the last two years, 66% of new Linux deployments have been green-field deployments, while 36.6% have been migrations from Microsoft Windows.

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Wine 1.2.1 Released

http://www.wine-reviews.net

The Wine maintenance release 1.2.1 is now available. The source is available now, Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Whats new in this release:

* Translation updates.
* Various bug fixes.

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Windows Phone 7: the best choice for patent trolls

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today issued a warning to consumers over Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 Phone Series. The software release is backed by a reported 400 to 500 million dollar marketing campaign that aims to distract consumers from its history of abusive behavior, and recent actions as a patent troll: attacking free software based phones like Android.

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Planning to Migrate to Linux? BEWARE!!!

http://linuxmigrante.blogspot.com

As more noise in favor of GNU/Linux is heard, some people might feel tempted to replace their solid, green-red-blue-and-yellow Windows system with an unknown, shady, black-and-white Linux penguin. Some of these users, thinking they are about to enter the Promised Land, fail to fully consider the disastrous consequences that abandoning the firm, old Windows tradition may cause.

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7 Things You Can Do in KDE, But Not in Windows

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When I tell people that I use Linux, they look at me with pity. When I go on to tell them that the KDE desktop is in many ways more innovative than Windows 7, the looks of pity changes to caution.

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Make A Movie Out Of Photos In Ubuntu Using PhotoFilmStrip

http://www.webupd8.org

So you really like the new Face Movie feature in Picasa 3.8 and want it in Linux too? Well, it doesn't work for now, but you can use PhotoFilmStrip.

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Great New Example of Why GNU/Linux is Inherently More Secure Than Windows

http://techrights.org

GNU/Linux is patching flaws very quickly (almost immediately), whereas Microsoft hides flaws and patches them a long time after their discovery, sometime patching them secretly or only once attacks strike

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