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  • Microsoft on Free and Open Source Software (Mar 25, 2010, 21:33) "Our most potent Operating System competitor is Linux and the phenomena around Open Source and free software."

  • Novell Files Motion for Judgment and Motion to Strike (Mar 25, 2010, 21:33)
    Groklaw: "Novell points out that the only evidence SCO presented regarding malice is testimony by Maureen O'Gara of a conversation with Chris Stone, and no one corroborates her story, first of all, and second, O'Gara admitted she can't recall exactly what was said..."

  • Weekly Ten: Tech Bubble That Didn't Pop, Build Your Own 3D Scanner, WebDAV On OpenSUSE (Mar 25, 2010, 20:03)
    Tech Source: "First came the tech bubble, whose quasi-utopian promises drew in billions of investment dollars, only to pop its cork in 2000, dragging the United States into a recession."

  • Why I Am Against Software Patents (Mar 25, 2010, 19:03)
    Redmonk: "I am against software patents because it is not reasonable to expect that the current patent system, nor even one designed to improve or replace it, will ever be able to accurately determine what might be considered legitimately patentable..."

  • Top 40 Web-Based Mobile Apps for Any Cell (Mar 25, 2010, 17:33)
    Datamation: "Are you tired of digging the Internet for mobile apps just to find that your particular phone isn't supported? "

  • Linux Boot Camp: How Linux Boots (part 1) (Mar 25, 2010, 17:03)
    Linux Planet: "Booting. Sometimes it seems like it takes forever. What's the computer doing all that time? How do you find out?"

  • Ordering Pizza in 2015 (Mar 25, 2010, 16:33)
    ACLU: "Sir, your medical records show you have high blood pressure and extremely high cholesterol."

  • Virtual PC Guide (Mar 25, 2010, 16:03)
    Datamation: "A virtual PC, or a PC with desktop virtualization software, is an end-user implementation of virtual computing where a desktop application (rather than a server) is used to emulate a PC."

  • Suddenly the native app is cool again (Mar 25, 2010, 14:03)
    The Open Road: "If the future is cloud-based applications, we still have a long way to go to realize that vision. Ironically, we may actually be getting ever further away from it even as the cloud assumes central importance in the computing landscape."

  • Am I really running Ubuntu? (Mar 25, 2010, 13:33)
    My Thoughts: "Just because computers get more powerful, have bigger disks and get more memory doesn’t justify to bloat your software. "

  • There’s a Lot in the Dot: Filesystem Permissions and Pathnames (Part 1) (Mar 25, 2010, 12:03)
    Linux Magazine: "Beginning with a brief tour of the filesystem, we take you deep into the dot (.) of your directory listing so you can get the most from your CLI."

  • Dealing with OOo's braindead context sensitive toolbars (Mar 25, 2010, 11:03)
    Brendan Scott: "What happens with context senstivity is that when OOo senses you are doing something which might need a specific toolbar, it pops it up for you. Equally, if it thinks you aren't it will remove that toolbar for you (how kind)."

  • Control Issues: Reviewing the Behringer BCF2000 and FCB1010 (Mar 25, 2010, 09:03)
    Linux Journal: "This week we look at two popular MIDI control devices for use with Linux sound & music software."

  • Those Pesky Migration Issues (Mar 25, 2010, 05:03)
    Linux Journal: "I hate having to change. I do not know a lot of people that really enjoy it, but there are just certain aspects to change that bug me"

  • Recording an Interview with Skype using Audacity 1.3 (Mar 25, 2010, 00:03)
    Packt: "In this article by Bethany Hiitola, author of Getting started with Audacity 1.3, we will learn all the details of using third-party internet telephony software such as Skype to record telephone interviews. We will also cover how to set up a timed recording."