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The Old vs. the New Linux Desktop

What's funny about the Linux desktop of ten years ago is how much it looks like the Linux desktop of 2009.
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Microsoft's Psuedo sudo Patent Doesn't Really Cover sudo

Righteous indignation erupted on the Internet last week following reports that Microsoft had patented sudo, a traditional command-line tool that is widely-used on Linux and some UNIX platforms for selective privilege escalation.
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A New Game Comes To Linux And It's Not A FPS

While quality native Linux games are rather in short supply, those that do end up coming out of the professional game studios end up being first-person shooters, just look at Doom 3, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Cold War, Unreal Tournament 2004, etc.
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Communities Vs. Teams: Open Source Needs Both

A curious insight has come from all the recent talk about MySQL/Sun/Oracle. People talk about a community around a given open source product, but there's at least as much talk about a team within it. Let's not neglect the importance of either of those things.
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Linux 2.6.32-rc7 Released

This time I held off the -rc for fear of an ugly-looking resume regression that Rafael had been looking at, but instead of being something nasty and fundamental, it turned out to be a trivial driver bug (where "trivial" here means "nasty and hard to figure out, but not some fundamental code breakage").
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Lesser Used But Helpful Tips and Tricks for Calc

For those users of Microsoft Office looking to migrate to a more cost-effective, less-limiting office suite, you have made the right choice. And for those users who actually want to take advantage of more than the basics of the tools, there are plenty there for you to enjoy.

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