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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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Build It And They Will Come

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Case study for purchasing and installing a new Linux cluster in a Windows office.

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Microsoft Still Pretends to be “Open” for and to Government Contracts

http://boycottnovell.com

Supported by its own press and advanced by other regular allies, Microsoft comes equipped with required marketing themes to inject proprietary software into governments, under the guise of "open"

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Wine 1.1.41 Released

http://www.wine-reviews.net

The Wine development release 1.1.41 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • A wide range of Direct3D improvements.
  • Support for SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 algorithms.
  • A number of MSHTML fixes.
  • Support for mp3 decoding on Mac OS X.
  • Various widl improvements.
  • More typelib fixes.
  • OLE storage improvements.
  • Various bug fixes.
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Apache Shows Why GNU/Linux is Safer Than Microsoft Windows; Microsoft Makes Batteries Dangerous

http://boycottnovell.com

Windows shows that it not only brings security problems to Apache but also to battery chargers

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The best way to fight viruses? stop using Windows

http://www.itwire.com

You can accuse Microsoft of many things but you can never accuse the company of being short on chutzpah.

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The Move to Linux – “Daddy’s a penguin!”

http://www.linuxjournal.com

It might come as a surprise that terms like Linux and Open Source and epiphytes like bloody Microsoft and it shouldn’t be this hard are fairly common in my household. And not always spoken by me!

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Sikuli (GUI Automation Using Screenshots) Moves To Launchpad, Finally Works On Linux

http://www.webupd8.org

Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots) which we've covered not so long ago but which at the time of our post didn't work on Linux (but did work on Windows and Mac OS X) [...]

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A family's experience with Free Software, the Internet and autism

http://stop.zona-m.net

A mother explains how and why her and her autistic son really like Ubuntu, but are still forced to use Windows in certain moments

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Why Microsoft Suddenly Wanted to Be More Interoperable - Comes v. MS Exh. 7068 Tells Us

http://www.groklaw.net

Guess why Microsoft suddenly decided it wanted to be more interoperable? It's so it can get customers to quit using Linux and switch to Windows & .NET.

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FSF goes global with anti-Windows campaign

http://www.pcauthority.com.au

The organisation said today it would issue press releases about the Windows 7 Sins campaign in eight languages, with several more on the way.

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Howto: Linux and Windows virtualization with KVM and Qemu

http://tuxradar.com

We're going to deliberately sidestep the jargon and the hype to take a practical look at the virtualisation technologies in Ubuntu, in particular KVM and Qemu and the related userspace tools that create and manage virtual machines. Although the discussion centres on Ubuntu, the technology is applicable to all Linux distros.

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Windows Update Does Not Like GRUB

http://community.zdnet.co.uk

If you are running a multi-boot configuration with Windows and Linux, and using GRUB as the bootloader, you may be headed for trouble.

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How to Install any Linux on a USB

http://www.hungry-hackers.com

There are so many reasons why having a Linux distribution on a USB drive can come in handy. But getting Linux onto a USB drive can’t be simple. Right? Wrong. There is a tool, UNetbootin, that makes installing Linux on a USB drive simple.

UNetbootin can be used on either Linux or Windows. In this article, we’ll be illustrating it for Both.

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Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Solaris and OpenSolaris Released

http://www.wine-reviews.net

The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Solaris today. Bordeaux 2.0.0 marks major progress over older releases. With version 2.0.0 and onward we bundle our own Wine build and many tools and libraries that Wine depends upon. With this release we bundle Wine 1.1.36, Cabextract, Mozilla Gecko, Unzip, Wget and other support libraries and tools.

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Created by twickline 4 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 32 weeks ago
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