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Story Fun stats from Ubuntu Manual Project srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:25pm
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Story Locking Down Linux: Is it Necessary? srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:33pm
Story On the Brokenness of File Locking srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:34pm
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Story Firefox 3.6.6 now available for download srlinuxx 27/06/2010 - 4:19pm
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Microsoft claims it is not party to patent claims against Linux

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Microsoft

zdnet blogs: Contrary to speculation, Microsoft is not behind the patent litigation filed against Linux distributors last week, the company insists.

Also: More details emerge about Linux patent suit

Opera 9.24 Released

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Software

Opera.com: We just released 9.24, which has some important security fixes and is a recommended upgrade.

Also: We will rock you: 9.5 beta coming!

An OS for the Rest of Us: PC-BSD

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Reviews
BSD

ExtremeTech: I've always been a fan of alternative operating systems. I can't help it. It's in my blood for some reason. So I decided to give PC-BSD a shot and I came away very pleasantly surprised.

Kernel space: Linux gets CAN support

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Linux

linuxworld: The rugged communications bus designed for automotive and other high-noise applications now has Linux support, thanks to kernel developers at Volkswagen.

Also:

  • Driver Project Status Report

  • Scheduler Merge for 2.6.24
  • Tracking Down Merge Errors With git

glipper: Clipboard Manager for Gnome

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Software

linuxscrews: It’s funny now but the only advantage I noticed then in KDE was a clipboard manager available by default and very useful in everyday work. At the moment I use Gnome as default and similar clipboard manager is available for it too. It’s named as Glipper.

Also:

  • ddate: Converts Gregorian dates to Discordian dates
  • GNU wget: Get all the web content you like on your local machine

Also: GNU wget: Get all the web content you like on your local machine

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: NTFS partition writing

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: As we close in on the 7.10 release, today we take a look at NTFS writing, the ability for our Ubuntu machines to write to NTFS formatted partitions, primarily those of Windows XP and Vista.

Also:

  • 7.10 Versions Of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu Announced

  • Ubuntu's Gutsy Move
  • Dell: Ubuntu 7.10 Update
  • Jono Bacon: First Shot at Packaging
  • Improved subpixel font rendering for Feisty Fawn

PulseAudio to bring earcandy to Linux

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Software

arstechnica: PulseAudio is a cross-platform, open source sound server that supports advanced software mixing capabilities and network transparency. PulseAudio is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the Esound daemon and uses a pluggable Esound module for backwards compatibility.

How Far Behind Is Linux?

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WSJ: If some of Linus Torvalds's own family members back in Finland don't use Linux, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Was OSI right to let Microsoft licenses in?

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Microsoft

dana blankenhorn: Was the Open Source Initiative right to approve two Microsoft licenses today? Both clauses are meant mainly to protect Microsoft’s interests, as opposed to the licensee’s interests. Microsoft doesn’t want you trying to make a profit by adding your stuff to its stuff. This ain’t your daddy’s BSD, in other words.

Desktop searches on Linux

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Linux

PCAuthority: Linux isn’t without its own desktop search tools though, with Novell’s Beagle project leading the charge. There’s competition in the wings though, from both the king of search and a young, lightweight alternative.

Ubuntu 7.10 Released, Delivering Best of Open Source Software

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Press Release: Canonical Ltd. announced today the upcoming availability of version 7.10 of the Ubuntu Server, Desktop, Kubuntu and Edubuntu Editions. All will be available for free download on Thursday 18 October. Canonical is the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu.

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New NVIDIA, ATI driver backports for 2007 Spring

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MDV

adamw: I know there’s those of you out there who are perfectly happy with 2007 Spring thankyouverymuch and won’t be upgrading till it goes out of maintenance. So if you’re in this group but you’d like the latest proprietary NVIDIA or ATI driver for your card, never fear - Anssi Hannula has come to your rescue.

Plaintiff: Open Source Not on Trial in Linux Suit

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OSS
Legal

internetnews.com: The nation's first Linux patent suit currently facing Red Hat and Novell isn't about open source at all. Or so the plaintiff says.

Linux Foundation to begin third annual desktop Linux survey

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Linux

desktoplinux: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, will announce its third annual desktop Linux survey on Oct. 17.

Wine is Getting Good

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Linux

Anyone else notice lately how good Wine is getting? No, of course I'm not talking about the beverage. Last year, Wine would only "sorta" work with the ClassXP software. This school year is a different story.

Mandriva Linux PowerPack 2008.0 review

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Reviews

softwareinreview.com: Mandriva Linux has a history of inconsistency; one release will be superb, and the next one will be so bug-ridden and feature-weak that it's unusable. True to form, Mandriva 2008.0 is an excellent release, following the terrible 2007.1, and the just as excellent 2007.0.

Mozilla working on Firefox 3 visual refresh for Linux

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Moz/FF

arstechnica: Mozilla user interface design specialist Alex Faaborg wrote a lengthy blog entry last week about plans for the Firefox 3 visual refresh. Faaborg explained the importance of creating applications that visually integrate with the rest of the operating system and displays screenshots of the new default Firefox 3 themes for Mac OS X and Vista.

13 reasons why Linux should be on your desktop

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Linux

desktoplinux: In 13 Reasons why Linux won't make it to a desktop near you, we reviewed Linux as a marketing case study. In this piece, we take a good look at the product to find out why it has thrived despite its troubled childhood.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Bluetooth GPS on Ubuntu Gutsy

  • Ubuntu: It's not just for desktops anymore
  • Upgrading Ubuntu Linux 7.04 to Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
  • Ubuntu's Gutsy Move
  • Mozilla Team needs YOU!
  • On Your Marks, Get Set...Gutsy Gibbon!
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