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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 24, 2009

  • Linux Netbooks: They're Still Out There (Oct 24, 2009, 23:03)
    O'Reilly Broadcast: "Back in February I wrote about how Linux had gone mainstream as netbooks became ubiquitous. Nobody doubts that Windows has captured the overwhelming majority of the netbook market. Even so, Dell claimed around that time that one third of their Inspiron netbooks were selling with Ubuntu preloaded rather than Windows XP."

  • 24 hours with Ubuntu (Oct 24, 2009, 19:03)
    BBC News: "On Wednesday morning I was on BBC Breakfast talking about Windows 7, and each time I was on air I mentioned Ubuntu, the most popular version of the Linux operating system. So were its devoted fans pleased? Quite the opposite..."

  • Five Power Tools for Pidgin (Oct 24, 2009, 11:03)
    OStatic: "Pidgin is a great GTK2-based instant messenger application that supports a bevy of protocols, including ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, and AIM. It's a terrific app in its own right, but when you add some of these power tools, Pidgin is even better."