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Ten Side Effects of Switching to Linu...

Studies done by a prestigious think tank in Silicon Valley have identified the most common behavioral changes in people who have switched to Linux. They were nice enough to share their information with us. According to them, these are the ten most side effects offrequent of Linux use with us. Number 10: You start talking about ‘killing& [...]

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: A Pleth...

With this last article the Sneak Peak series comes to an end for this release. But don’t worry: it’s tightly packed with an extra share of information on the latest openSUSE 10.3 goodies! Today we’re going through all those things that either didn’t get the chance to have their own article, or are extra convenient small improvements that have [...]

Ship It Prepares for Shipping Gutsy G...

ShipIt prepares to start shipping Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) CDs If you are an Ubuntu fan you would have tried out their ShipIt service which delivers the Ubuntu CDs for free at your door step. The service is currently down as they are preparing to start the shipment of the upcoming release of Ubuntu which would be Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). [...]

GPLv2 and GPLv3 for beginners

Do you find open source licenses a puzzle? Does reading stories about the legal side of open source give you the heebie-jeebies? If so, then we have the document for you. A couple of years ago, I was bemoaning the fact that I’d gone from writing about technology to the law. Lord knows I hadn’t planned on it. I& [...]

First Ubuntu 7.10 (‘Gutsy Gibbo...

Ubuntu fans rejoice! The first beta of the next Ubuntu 7.10, aka “Gutsy Gibbon,” arrived on Sept. 27, complete with corresponding releases of its variants: Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu desktop editions, as well as a server edition. Gutsy Gibbon continues Ubuntu‘s tradition of combining its own code with Debian, by integrat [...]

Novell Linux Business Shot Up Since M...

Novell’s Linux business has soared 243 percent since last November when the company signed its controversial deal with Microsoft. “The affect on sales year over year, for Novell’s first three quarters of our fiscal year, which ends Oct. 31 — our Linux business was up 243 percent year over year,” said Justin Stein [...]

Linux crashes the mobile party

Very few people lie awake at night fretting over their choice of mobile operating system. In fact, very few people even know what operating system their handset uses. Yet, despite this (probably healthy) level of ignorance, a quiet revolution is taking place in the mobile industry. Linux, the platform of choice for servers and geekier desktop [...]

GPL Lawsuit May Not Settle

Contrary to previous reports, it would seem the lawsuit against Monsoon Multimedia for violating the GNU General Public License (GPL) in its distribution of BusyBox may not be headed for a quick settlement. Nor will the settlement necessarily be out-of-court. Yesterday, Monsoon issued a news release that announced that the company was in R [...]

AMD Releases Register Specs For R5xx ...

Last week, AMD released register specifications for the RV630 and M56 parts into open source, thus allowing the OSS community to develop 2D (and theoretically 3D) drivers, given time. Current documentation for the project is available over at X.Org. Now, eight days later, Novell has released an alpha-quality driver for the R6XX and R5XX se [...]

Asus’ Linux & Menlow Based...

Leaked shots have finally appeared late in the week of Asus’ heavily anticipated Linux based ‘ultra mobile PC’: the R3. Eagle-eyed snappers at Navigadget spotted it during an Adobe presentation for its AIR platform and we learnt the briefest of spec outlines. At its core will be the much Intel’s much coveted next gen [...]