Daily Links for Saturday, December 12, 2009

Open Source Linux Foundation Announces “Get One, Give One” Holiday Membership Program The Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that for every new individual member who joins the organization between today and January 31, 2010, the Linux Foundation…

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Fedora 12 released

The onrush of cool new Linux distributions continues with the availability of Fedora 12. From the press release: The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 12, the latest version of its free open source operating system…

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Operating systems: upgrade or reinstall? guilt or pleasure?

Through the years I’ve run many versions of Microsoft Windows. For the last two and one-half years I’ve had Apple Macs, so I’ve used both OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. I don’t even know how many different desktop Linux distributions I’ve installed, but I’ve certainly installed Linux at least…

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New early releases of Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE Linux are available

It’s been a veritable candy store of new Linux prereleases these last few days, with early versions of three of the most popular distros becoming available. Check out: Ubuntu “Karmic Koala” 9.10 Release Candidate Fedora 12 Beta openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate 1 While still not final, these are certainly starting…

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I’m waiting

Every once in a while I realize that I’m waiting for something. Here are some of those things. I’m waiting for … The next release candidate of Ubuntu Linux 9.10. Fedora Linux 12. Winter. I know it’s coming, and I’m tired of being teased. The World Series, but only if…

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Daily Links for Friday, October 9, 2009

Software September 2009 browser stats: IE sees biggest drop yet Ars Technica / Emil Protalinski Another month, another set of data that shows the main browser usage trend is unchanged: though its lead remains large, Internet Explorer is still losing ground to all other browsers. Firefox is steadily gaining, Safari…

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Trying out Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala beta: dual boot Thinkpad T400

In my post of yesterday, I tried installing the latest Ubuntu 9.10 beta on a netbook and under VMWare Fusion on an Apple MacBook Pro. The first pretty much worked, while the second did not. Yesterday evening (what do you do on Saturday nights?) I attempted to install the beta…

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Life with Linux: Simplifying and starting over

Ok, so yesterday I talked about dual booting Fedora and Ubuntu. Last night I played a bit with the multi-boot situation, looked at some upgrade options, learned more than I wanted to know about the grub boot loader, and generally thought about the situation. This morning I blew away everything…

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Daily Links 06/10/2009 (p.m.)

Fedora 11 Delivers Big Feature Boost to Latest Linux Distribution “Red Hat officials claim the community’s eleventh release of its open-source Linux distribution includes the broadest feature set to date; spotlights developments in software management and sound; improves key virtualization components; and introduces Fedora Community, a portal project now in…

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Daily Links 06/04/2009 (a.m.)

Linux on the Desktop/Laptop/Netbook/Other The top four Linux netbook trends – Computerworld Blogs “I can barely keep track of all the Linux netbook-related announcements from this week’s Computex trade show, and I follow this stuff for a living. So, I sat down and put together a list so I could…

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So you want to be an open source contributor?

I’m sometimes asked by people how they can participate in open source projects. Alternatively, I’m asked for support money by people who have very specific open source projects they want to do, but that’s another blog entry. If you have coding skills and want to use them to develop open…

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Daily Links 05/07/2008

Are we closer to a ‘Matrix’-style world? – Frontiers- msnbc.com “Advances in computing, graphics are creating a more realistic virtual reality” tags: virtual world, OB, NP Linux Shootout: 7 Desktop Distros Compared — Linux Distros — InformationWeek “We tested openSUSE, Ubuntu 8.04, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva Linux One, Fedora, SimplyMEPIS, and CentOS…

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Daily Links 04/23/2008

Sony Again Delays PS3 Virtual Community “The 3-D service called Home, which originally was expected to be sold starting last year, now is expected to be available in the fall, the company said. The service will let users create avatar characters, decorate homes and interact with other users in a…

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links for 2007-11-08

Open source gaining traction in U.S. government | InfoWorld | News | By Grant Gross, IDG News Service “According to a survey by the Federal Open Source Alliance, more than half of all U.S. government executives have implemented open-source software at their agencies” (tags: opensource government) Virtual Worlds News: Active…

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links for 2007-06-02

Clever Stuff Gizmoz / The world of animated avatars, buddy icons, Talking Heads and user generated Talking Heads Videos (tags: avatar animation 3D fun) Open Source Highly Flexible Fedora 7 Linux Arrives “On May 31, Red Hat‘s sponsored and community-supported open-source Fedora Project released the latest version of its distribution:…

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#1. My future home open desktop: The resolution

I live in a hybrid desktop world and it bugs me. Like many people, I have a dual boot machine that runs both Microsoft Windows® XP and GNU/Linux. The flavor of Linux (as I will abbreviate it) is Ubuntu. I just want to have one operating system running on the…

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links for 2006-10-24

PC World – Irked Users Seek Vista Licensing Clarification “Microsoft‘s announcement of limited transfer rights for Vista OS unpopular, confusing, users say.” (tags: linux microsoft vista) Leaving A Startup: It’s Not Me, It’s You “Leaving a company is rarely easy � and leaving a startup can often be like breaking…

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