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Has Canonical Found the Keys to the Computing Kingdom?

"If Shuttleworth thinks that Ubuntu will ever one-up Windows or the Mac on anything except 1st prize for the fugliest background color scheme, he needs to stop believing his own publicity," opined Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site "Ubuntu isn'...

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OpenSUSE, Linus’ Daughter, and a Question of Security

Similarly, "I agree 100 percent with Linus's criticisms, but like many of the commenters, I'd go further," offered Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "I think that it would be a good idea for the developers (including Linus) to take a look a...

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Raspberry Pi and Cotton Candy: Computing’s Newest Treats

Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, wasn't so sure about the Cotton Candy device in particular, which she called "seriously overpriced." "The hardware specs from the vendor's web site say it's a single-core A9 cpu and quad-core Mali gpu," Huds...

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Linux Loses Flash Player – but Does Anyone Care?

"I'm not going to panic," asserted Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "They've promised security updates until 2017, and by then we'll have been reading 'Netcraft confirms it -- Flash is dead' for years "I can't say I blame them too much," Hu...

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Canonical’s Ticking Time Clock

"Bug #1 - Microsoft has a majority market share." - Ubuntu bug tracker ...

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Ubuntu’s Bold Mobile Gambit

Indeed, "Canonical trashed their desktop user base in an attempt to make Ubuntu touch-friendly, and now the big news is that Ubuntu is running on a non-touch screen? Ouch!" agreed Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "There's a real lack of an...

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Why the World Is Desperately Seeking Linux Talent

Barbara Hudson, however -- a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site -- took issue with the study's methodology, which she called "fatally flawed." To wit: "Respondents needed to have hired at least one Linux professional in the last year, or have plans to hire Linux...

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Is Windows 8 a Linux Copycat?

The ability to mount ISOs "without having to download Daemon Tools is probably the biggie," opined Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "It's something that is so obviously needed, and yet it's been missing for ages," Hudson explained. "With la...

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Sabayon Succumbs to Cinnamon’s Irresistible Allure

It is "a Good Thing(TM) that Gnome is open source; projects like Cinnamon can 'route around' the damage," agreed Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. At the same time, "the existence of Cinnamon is also a symptom of the churn that is becoming...

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The Day Canonical Pushed Kubuntu Out of the Nest

For Barbara Hudson, "it's like deja vu all over again!" she told Linux Girl "Kubuntu is just the latest Canonical abandonware project," explained Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site....

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The Trouble With Mandriva

Indeed, "is it even rational to expect vendors to survive by offering the same product as everyone else, when the moment you come up with something better anyone else can just copy all the good bits?" mused Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. ...

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Will the Spark Tablet Ignite a FOSS Fire?

Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, took a similar view "Now there's a gutsy business plan: take an obsolete Zenithink C71 that sells for $120, with everything nobody wants in a tablet -- bad battery life, no Android or Apple app support, no ap...

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WebOS Swings Along the Open Road

Similarly, "it's hard to get excited about HP releasing Enyo 2, which should probably be called 'Yet Another Javascript Framework,'" agreed Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "It certainly won't bootstrap interest in webOS -- after all, if ...

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FOSS’ Factious Gender Divide

Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, saw it differently "After years of sexist presentations at open-source IT events, organizations such as the Apache Foundation have adopted the geekfeminism anti-harassment policy," she began. "I don't know w...

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Windows 8 Secure Boot – or How Microsoft Is Riling Up the Linux Masses

Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, had even more choice words on the issue. 'They Need Software Viagra'...

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All Hail Debian, King of the Web Server World

Last but not least, Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, was "a bit surprised by CentOS losing to Debian," she admitted "It looks like Debian is on a roll lately, not just as a base for making popular distros, but in its own right," she added.

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The Surprisingly Juicy Desktop Linux Market Share Report

Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site, was similarly cheered by the report "Lies, damn lies, and statistics ... who can say what the real numbers are just from web browser stats?" Hudson began. "A more likely source of numbers would be from linux...

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Mint With Cinnamon: A New Sweet Spot for Desktop Linux?

"I think I'm beginning to suffer from 'fork fatigue,'" began Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "Still, given a choice and a few spare hours, I'd definitely be willing to give it a whirl," Hudson added. "It looks interesting, and people have ...

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All Eyes on Ubuntu as CES Draws Near

"Hopefully it won't be about the long-promised 'We'll have Android Apps running on Ubuntu on a tablet,' because that's already been done, on a (US)$59 tablet from DataWind on a hacked linux kernel," noted Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site "Be...

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Going All-FOSS With a New Computer

There are many different ways to define "free" software, noted Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site. "Some software costs money, some costs more in terms of time," Hudson explained. "Some software has more restrictions attached to it. And just...

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