08.18.08

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Links 18/08/2008: Fedora Scholarship Launched, Canonical Joins LF

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  • People Behind KDE: Michael Pyne

    What’s your advice to people who want to get into KDE development-type stuff but don’t know where to start?

    1. Figure out if you want to “develop-develop” or if you would be better at non-coding but still important types of tasks.

  • Review of CrossOver Linux 7.0.2
  • Why would anyone choose Windows over Linux?

    So after her success I was back to the question that perpetually plagues me: Why would anyone choose Windows over Linux?

    * There’s far less risk for viruses and malware.
    * It’s free.
    * Applications are free.
    * It’s far more flexible.
    * It has multiple routes for support.
    * It is improving at a far faster rate than Windows.
    * Bugs and security holes are patched much quicker.

  • Review: OpenGEU 8.04 ‘Luna Crescente’ Beta Live CD

    WHEN I decided to try the OpenGEU Linux distribution, I had little experience of its Enlightenment window manager. I had played around with Elive, the Debian-based live CD featuring Enlightenment, in the past but had never spent any time getting to know and understand this elegant-looking WM.

  • IBM: Mainframes enjoying global resurgence
  • Canonical Joins The Linux Foundation
  • The Linux Kernel
  • Linux and Web 2.0: the Killer Combo

    I said I wouldn’t post as much about technology unrelated to the Web, but I have noticed that Linux is a hot topic on Digg right now. The OS – and, let’s face it, Linux is easier to define when we just view it as an OS – has been gaining momentum ever since Windows Vista turned into a nightmare for Microsoft. Actually, the word “momentum” is probably too strong, it is more like “gaining a little traction after spinning its wheels for so long” or maybe “finally emerging from complete obscurity”.

  • Concept Distro

    In the Linux world, while we appear to have direct competitions between the distributions, the reality is that we co-operate far more than you might expect unless you’re involved with development. A Concept Distro would need upstream work from just about everybody.

  • The Fedora Project Announces Fedora Scholarship

    Helping develop and foster up and coming talent in the open source software field, the Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, has announced the newly created Fedora Scholarship programme.

  • Ubuntu growing its ecosystem of apps, partners, Canonical says

    Malcolm Yates, the global independent software vendor (ISV) alliance manager at Canonical Ltd., traveled halfway around the world, flying from London to San Francisco with a message for LinuxWorld: Ubuntu is growing up. No longer just an operating system for geeks, Ubuntu has begun to evolve into a mature ecosystem with a small but growing cache of applications to run on top of an OS and more partners to expand its reach, he said.

Periodicals

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 104
  • Mandriva Flash 2008.1 on ASUS Eee PC 900

    After some three months of keeping the default Xandros installation on my ASUS Eee PC, it was time for a change. While the Eee PC variant of Xandros Desktop is an extremely well-designed and an excellent entry-level Linux for anyone looking for basic Internet and computing functionality, it’s unlikely that it would satisfy an average computer geek for too long. Sooner or later its limitations in terms of power computing and software installation, not to mention the “don’t leave it alone” desire to tinker with any new toy, would likely see many of these netbooks’ flash drives being wiped clean, making room for a new, more powerful operating system.

  • The Linux Gazette: August 2008 (#153)

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