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08.30.08

Links 30/08/2008: Mac Dumped for GNU/Linux, Office Dumped for OpenOffice.org in Paraguay

Posted in News Roundup at 9:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

GNOME bluefish

GNU/Linux

  • Moving from Mac to Ubuntu: Why I’m switching

    Why I’m leaving Mac

    1. Crap file management.The Finder doesn’t work for me. No location bar
    and no tree strucure side panel makes it difficult to navigate folders and
    move files around the way I want to.

  • Why Switch to Linux?
  • Linux 2.6.27-rc5

    Another week (my weeks do seem to be eight days, don’t they? Very odd), another -rc.

  • Parlez-vous le Linux?

    Not only do the French have a different word for everything, they also have a strong Open Source leadership position. The French have done much to foster the growth and acceptance of Open Source software–especially Linux. The Mandriva Linux distribution was born and raised in France (now in its 10th year), the French government offers tax incentives to encourage more Open Source development, and more 175,000 memory sticks with Open Source software were given to Parisian high school students last year.

  • Say Ubuntu!!!
  • Linux leads Wind River revenues upwards

    Wind River Systems yesterday reported strong second quarter results, raising earnings guidance for fiscal 2009 to between $365M and $375M, or 17 to 19 cents per share. Leading the growth were Linux-related revenues, up 60 percent year-over-year, to $10,111,000, or 11 percent of the company’s total revenues for the quarter.

  • PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe tips and tricks
  • The Linux Experience
  • Full Circle Magazine

    Issue 16

    * Command and Conquer – Creating And Moving Files.
    * How-To: Create Your Own Ubuntu, Create Your Own Server Part 8, Using
    GIMP Part 5 and GNOME-Look Guide.
    * My Story – Out With The New, In With The Old
    * My Opinion – GNOME And KDE Themes
    * MOTU Interview – Jamie Strandboge
    * Top 5 – Twitter Clients

Laptops

X

  • Mandriva Improves Silicon Motion Driver

    Along with VIA releasing a new open-source X.Org video driver, there is work underway on improving the status of another open-source graphics driver. Silicon Motion is perhaps more obscure than VIA Technologies when it comes to integrated graphics, but they primarily specialize in low-power graphics chips for tablet PCs.

  • VIA releases open source Xorg driver

F/OSS

Conferences

KDE

  • KDE Commit Digest: Issue 124: 17th August 2008
  • Interview with Krita developers

    Boudewijn Rempt is a software engineer with a life-long interest in art, linguistics and theology who lives in Deventer, the Netherlands.

    Cyrille Berger lives in Toulouse, France. He’s working on a PhD in the robotic and computer vision field. When not coding for Krita, he likes photography (grayscale, silver film), drawing or going out in the mountains for walking or skiing.

  • Wish list: 10 improvements for KDE 4.2

    KDE 4.1, released last month, brought a great number of improvements to the popular desktop environment. It’s the best desktop I’ve ever used — but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be better. 2009 will see the release of KDE 4.2. Here are 10 features that would be great additions to a future KDE release that I hope the developers will consider.

Interviews

Leftovers

Digital Tipping Point: Clip of the Day

Lindependence 2008 Organizers Ken Starks and Steve Rufle summarize the project, Take Two 01 (2008)

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