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Story Ubuntu 10.04 Review srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:29am
Story The myth of Arch Linux and the i586 srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:30am
Story Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:32am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 3:24am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 5:14am
Story Put your knowledge where your mouth is. srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:05pm
Story More distros at 150Mhz, both good and bad srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:08pm
Story Make the most of your tablet with My Paint srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:10pm
Story Fedora 11 reaches end of life srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 4:16pm
Story Why Tabs are on Top in Firefox 4 srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 4:17pm

A vista of Apples, penguins and more

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OS

Let me share a tale of woe on how worlds collide. I gave up trying to use 2 different Vista Release Candidates during 2006; I couldn't get openVPN to work. Instead, I went and installed a Linux desktop.

Wot! Not Vista?

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Ubuntu

My daughter and her cousins fired up the computer and started "chatting" to them through MSN. A guest, who was glancing over their shoulders while doing this, decided to show off his knowledge of computers and said "Ah – I see you have got Vista then..." No I had not.

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha - CNN (WMV) streaming video success

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Ubuntu

As another example of what I've missed, and how much Ubuntu has progressed, I was able to watch CNN videos for the first time on a Linux distribution. It's a feature I don't even have on any of my Suse installations. So what?

An Explanation of Pointers (C++)

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HowTos

Pointers are basically the same as any other variable. However, what is different about them is that instead of containing actual data, they contain a pointer to the memory location where information can be found. This is a very important concept, and many programs and ideas rely on pointers as the basis of their design, linked lists for example.

One Laptop Per Child kicks off PyCON 2007

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OLPC
Software

This year’s Python Convention [1], being held this weekend in Dallas Texas, started off with an inspiring presentation by an engineer from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project [2] (Ivan Krstić) , showing off the hardware features of the new “OLPC XO 1” prototype, as well as some “dangerous ideas” about its software design: a large part of the user space code for the laptops will be i

More Krita News

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Software

Krita progress over the past few months has been slower than I’d have liked, for a couple of reasons: porting to Qt4 was quite hard. But! Banish the gloom! There are some really cool and interesting developments. Not only have we got a most impressive ToDo, sometimes items even get done! I already mentioned the flake integration. But there’s more…

Configuring Apache with YaST, openSUSE 10.2

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HowTos

I configured Apache2 on a newly installed openSUSE 10.2 using YaST, which is how SUSE wants you to do it (rather than editing the files directly).

Open Source Abuse or Misunderstanding in China?

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OSS

Just when I was beginning to feel upbeat about all the events and innovations going on in China this year, I see this thread from the CentOS List .

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 3/4 - Trying out the controls

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Ubuntu

I finally got some more time this evening to try out various applications with Ubuntu 7.04. But before I get started, I need to clarify a statement I made earlier. Not only are the Ubuntu developers deserving of praise, but so are the Debian developers as well.

The Switch To KDE : Day 5

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KDE

I have yet again wrapped up another day using KDE as my main desktop environment. I have to say that both camps really do have quite a lot to offer. I have come to appreciate some of the KDE apps very much–klipper is very convenient so far.

Ubuntu Wants a Bigger Piece of Desktops, Servers

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Ubuntu

The 2007 road map for the Ubuntu Linux operating system includes continuing its focus on the desktop, paying more attention to the server and garnering additional corporate support.

Hard Choices

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OSS

The divide between totally-free vs. free-when-we-can got needlessly wider this week when open source practitioner Eric Raymond issued a press release announcing his departure from Fedora to Ubuntu, citing--among other concerns--Fedora's adherence to purely free software as a reason for his departure.

sidux -- a new star in the Linux galaxy

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Linux

Two days ago the first incarnation of sidux was released, code-named "Chaos". sidux is a desktop-oriented distribution. It comes as a Live CD based on the "unstable" branch of Debian, but is easily able to install onto harddisk from the running Live CD using a completely new graphical installer frontend.

Fedora Community? Nope, 100% Red Hat

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Linux

So long for texts like "Fedora is a set of projects, sponsored by Red Hat and guided by the Fedora Project Board." The governance model is broken. The project management is broken. The whole public image of Fedora Linux is a fake.

Third KDE 4 Development Snapshot Released: "Kludge"

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KDE

The KDE project announces the availability of the third development snapshot of the upcoming KDE 4. This snapshot is meant as a reference for developers who want to play with parts of the new technology KDE 4 will provide.

Linux Software Installation, Part II: General Overview

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Linux

In my article series regarding software installation on Linux the last article outlined what my position and also point of view is. This article deals tries to give a general overview about the current techniques available on Linux. This is done mainly by linking to different articles and posts.

Who writes the Linux kernel?

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Linux

LWN.net has an interesting article [Sub req'd] detailing the contributors to the Linux 2.6.20 kernel. The author attempts to determine just who (as in individuals) and who (as in their employers) writes the Linux kernel. It's not an easy task.

Building the XO: Introducing Sugar

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OLPC
HowTos

One Laptop Per Child comes closer to being a reality every day — and every day, more people are looking for ways to get involved with the OLPC project. It will still be quite a while before the XO systems are available for broad distribution, but people can see for themselves what the XO is all about by downloading Sugar, the core of the OLPC Human Interface.

10 must have programs for a new Ubuntu user

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Software

I’ve taken the plunge from windows to Linux. And I can truthfully say, I’m not looking back. My disto of choice, Ubuntu 6.10 edgy eft. I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 must have programs. This is not a complete list by any means, but it should save you a lot of time when you make the switch.

Mozilla patches Firefox, but leaves some flaws unfixed

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. updated Firefox Friday to patch 14 vulnerabilities, three of them critical, but pushed out the new versions without fixing several flaws.

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