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Ubuntu 12.04 Beta: Canonical’s New Linux Desktop Ubuntu 12.04 Beta: Canonical’s New Linux Desktop
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At first, when Unity (Gnome’s replacement in Ubuntu 11x) came to fruition, I could not stand it. I had been used to Gnome being standard in all of the latest Ubuntu releases up until that time (even though in some …

Raspberry Pi Developer Webinar Coming April 4 Raspberry Pi Developer Webinar Coming April 4
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The Raspberry Pi is a tiny $25 computer intended for children that sold out to adults wanting to play with it. It really is quite the amazing work of art as far as computers are concerned. It runs on Linux …

Humble Bundle For Android 2 Launches Today
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Are you a fan of the indie game focused Humble Bundle? You might want to listen up since the newest one has just launched today that includes Android-powered games. This time, the Humble Bundle includes hits such as Avadon, Cogs, …

Linux 3.3 Released, Merges With Android Linux 3.3 Released, Merges With Android
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As we reported on last month, Linux developers are becoming more important to businesses the world over. Their jobs are just about to get easier with the release of Linux version 3.3. The release notes for Linux 3.3 is pretty …

The $35 PC Raspberry Pi Sells Out In Minutes The $35 PC Raspberry Pi Sells Out In Minutes
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Linux based Raspberry Pi sold out yesterday and crashed makers Premier Farnell or RS Components websites. The revolutionary PC is the size of a credit card and features a USB port for a keyboard, Ethernet port, SD card slot, and …

Open Source Now On Par With Proprietary Software Open Source Now On Par With Proprietary Software
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I’m a huge proponent of open source software. I’ve always found it to be just as good as proprietary software that I would have to pay an arm and leg for. Microsoft Word? Ha, I use Open Office. iTunes? Even …

Linux Professionals Most Valuable Tech Employees Linux Professionals Most Valuable Tech Employees
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The tech industry is relatively booming compared to the rest of the economy and they’re looking to hire – you’ll just want to learn Linux before you go job hunting. The Linux Foundation and Dice has partnered to compile the …

Linux Tablet Gets Detailed In Q&A Linux Tablet Gets Detailed In Q&A

We reported last week on the new Linux-based tablet named Spark. KDE developer Aaron Seigo revealed more details on the device in a Q&A on his blog. The most pressing question for those interested in the tablet is finding out …

Linux Users Finally Getting Their Own Tablet Linux Users Finally Getting Their Own Tablet
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It seems that Linux users will finally be able to join the ranks of tablet users. Spark is a new tablet from KDE, the free software community behind the Plasma series of Linux frameworks. The tablet’s operating system will be …

Microsoft Blocks Linux From Windows 8 Machines Microsoft Blocks Linux From Windows 8 Machines
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As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8 sometime this year, the company has published a new set of Windows Hardware Certification Requirements. These requirements govern the hardware specifications for machines on which Windows can be installed. These sorts of requirements …

Google Enables Voice And Video Chat On Linux
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About 22 months ago, Google launched a voice and video chat feature within Gmail, allowing many people to have live, face-to-face conversations with their friends and colleagues.  Now, a few more folks – Linux users – will finally be permitted to take advantage of it, too.

Yahoo to Be Default Firefox Search Engine on Ubuntu

Rick Spencer of Canonical, which distributes the Ubuntu version of Linux, revealed that Canonical has formed a revenue-sharing deal with Yahoo, which will see Yahoo become the default search engine in the Mozilla Firefox browser in the upcoming 10.04 version (aka "Lucid Lynx") of the operating system.

One Laptop Per Child Project Visit

Lots of you heard a lot of hoopla about the OLPC project (er, One Laptop Per Child). This is a strange little machine that’s aimed at bringing computing to kids around the world. It’s been a while since I heard anything about it, other than they had started shipping with both Linux and Windows, which shocked a few people in the community who saw that as something negative.

Windows and Linux Renew Their Vows
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Remember back in 2006 when Microsoft and Novell announced a partnership to bring Microsoft and Linux together in the workplace?

Adobe Airs It Out For Linux

Adobe will challenge the LAMP stack on the Linux platform for rich Internet application development with its AIR technology…eventually.

Wal-Mart Stores Exile Everex gPC
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Price-wise, we think a $200 PC is hard to beat.  Wal-Mart (and/or the store’s customers) apparently found fault with something, however, as the company has decided to dedicate its shelf space to something else.

Community is About Being Cost-Effective

One assumption underlying some client conversations I have is that community comes cheap.  It may have something to do with the hippy-trippy quality of the word. 

Wal-Mart Kicks Off “Cyber Week”
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Compared to most retailers, Wal-Mart is really, really big.  So it only makes sense that the company is doing away with Cyber Monday, and is instead focusing on an entire “Cyber Week.”

Forrester Sees Desktop Linux Scaring Microsoft

A lackluster reception for Windows Vista in the enterprise and some hard work by Linux vendors could be the harbinger of greater Linux adoption on desktops.

Wal-Mart’s Little Linux PC That Could

Could what, one might wonder? Unless the Wal-Mart shopping public that bought out the first run of 10,000 Everex, Ubuntu-powered, $199 PCs returns them in droves, maybe it’s time for Microsoft to become concerned.

Mobile Web Usage Indicators
Some interesting posts and discussion on the BBC Internet blog centered around Linux and how open source the BBC is with regard to its sites and its content.

What I found interesting are these stats included in Martin Bellam’s related post:

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