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Brits to test life without Windows Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 01:53 PM EDT
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Two British IT workers are planning to spend a month without Windows, using GNU/Linux instead in a project designed to see whether "the Linux operating system is capable of delivering the function and style of delivery that an established Windows user can adapt to easily."

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Linux pioneer dies in tragic circumstances Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 01:27 PM EDT
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The Linux community is poorer this week following the untimely death of Anthony Rumble, founder of Everything Linux and well-known member of the Sydney Linux Users Group.

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Trimming the FAT: Linux and Patents Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 02:29 PM EDT
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The TomTom case exposed a long-simmering problem resulting from the combination of patents, proprietary software companies and open source. Andrew Tridgell recently patched Linux’s VFAT implementation, but the cult of silence that surrounds intellectual property will bedevil open source projects for some time to come.

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Ubuntu distributor says Linux future doesn't lie in Windows compatibility Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 06 2009 @ 03:19 PM EDT
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Canonical's leader Mark Shuttleworth has recently chimed in on an important aspect of desktop computing when it comes to Linux. Going over the role that Linux plays on the desktop and where its future lies, Shuttleworth specifically commented on a question issued about Wine – which as many of you may know, is the most popular way of running Windows-based programs on Linux.

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How many desktop Linux users? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 06 2009 @ 02:50 PM EDT
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So how many desktop Linux users are there? If you believe in Net Applications' numbers it's just over 1%. If you want to buy W3Counter's numbers, 2.16% of users use Linux. Or, if you want to go by my own Web site, Practical Technology's AWStats statistics, 29.9% of desktop users prefer Linux.

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Ubuntu Jaunty Tries to Set the Usability Agenda Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 28 2009 @ 01:52 PM EDT
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With the first release in 2004, Ubuntu established itself as one of the most user-friendly GNU/Linux distributions available. Since then, each release has reaffirmed this reputation, although recent versions have coasted a little.

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The desktop fight you've all been waiting for Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 14 2009 @ 03:55 PM EDT
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The eternal battle for the Linux desktop: Which GUI reigns supreme, GNOME or KDE?

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Building a Stronger Foundation for Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 14 2009 @ 03:17 PM EDT
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The Linux Foundation and Novell team up to deliver Build Service, which will aid in the creation of software packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Ubuntu.

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Linux: I'm Here for the Apps Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 02 2009 @ 01:32 PM EST
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Desktop Linux apps abound, but Linux vendors and communities need to do more to make them accessible.

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Linux Kernel 2.6.29 -- more than just a point release Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 31 2009 @ 12:43 PM EST
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"It's out there now, or at least in the process of getting mirrored out", says Linus Torvalds, announcing -- in a typically low key fashion -- to the release of Linux kernel 2.6.29.

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