So, while the success of Firefox shows that people wanted an alternative to Internet Explorer, I really do think Vista is the tipping point for a desire for an alternative in the OS arena. People are tired of Microsoft. They are tired of the barrage of security concerns, of the blue screens, the lock-ups.

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In a stunning discovery, Eben Moglen, legal counsel to the Free Software Foundation, reveals that the much vaunted MS/Novell “vouchers” have a fatal flaw: There is no expiration date. Confused? Read on and see how the upcoming GPL 3 may grant patent immunity to not just Novell users, but ALL Linux users.

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30 of the very best GIMP Tutorials and Resources – One for the bookmarks!

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It isn’t official yet, but Compiz and Beryl are merging. For the last few weeks I have been following the mailing list discussions on this topic. A lot of the work has been started. It is sort of unofficially announced, so I feel now is as good a time as any to comment. First some back story:The war between Compiz and Beryl has been entertaini[…]

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A few tweaks can boost performance

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Increase network permormance and decrease program startup time by editing /etc/hosts

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What with the popularity of the “Get a Mac” campaign, the inevitable spoofs are numerous. However, Apple’s advertising agency has created a veritable fortress of metaphor with these advertisements. The archetypes seem so accurate that it’s hard to get past the inherent truthiness of the original commercials. Most spoof attempts that I have seen hav

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