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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Windows Live™ Mail Beta stiffs Linux users.

Windows Live
™ Mail Beta stiffs Linux users. If you use Linux you get the "Lite" version even though it says the full version works in Firefox v1.5 (which it does in Windows an in OSX, just not Linux). Provides steps to test this behavior yourself.

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The best free OS-agnostic applications

This article has a comprehensive list of applications which will run under many operating systems. The best, easiest way to switch your friends and relatives to free software without changing operating system (just yet)

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Shuttleworth: Open Source projects need better collaboration

"Bugs, feature planning, release management, translation, testing and QA
… these are all areas where we need to improve the level of collaboration BETWEEN projects. I think Launchpad is a good start but there’s a long way to go before we’re in the same position that the competition is in - seamless conversations between all developers."

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Beryl 0.1.4 Released

"Beryl 0.1.4 is released, including new art, a couple new plugins, and of course snow for the christmas season."

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Nouveau: A First Look

Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with NVIDIA Corporation and is an X.Org Foundation project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project.

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Linux is equal to a Genuine Windows

After a short while debugging and restarting IE6 on Ubuntu, Internet Explorer gave me the option to upgrade to IE7. I know that you have to have a genuine copy of Windows, however I gave it a try, because Linux might just be better than a genuine copy of windows ;). The results was rather surprising......

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Librarians stake their future on open source

A group of librarians at the Georgia Public Library Service has developed an open source, enterprise-class library management system that may revolutionize the way large-scale libraries are run.

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A New Linux Certification: Ubuntu Certified Professional

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has partnered with LynuxTraining S
àrl to develop the first dedicated Ubuntu training courses for the 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' status. UCP is a training certification based on the LPI level 1 certification.

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Microsoft Hands Out 16,000 SUSE Linux Subscriptions

A number of enterprise customers have already signed up for 16,000 of the 70,000 annual SUSE Linux enterprise subscription certificates Microsoft is offering under its recent, controversial deal with Novell.

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