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Story First RC for KDE SC 4.5 Ready to Go srlinuxx 27/06/2010 - 11:33pm
Story A Look At The Latest Firefox 4.0 Design srlinuxx 27/06/2010 - 11:38pm
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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 3:23am
Story Has Oracle been a disaster for Sun's open source? srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 3:03pm
Story The Best Browser: Summer 2010 Edition srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 3:04pm
Story Peppermint, a web-centric Linux OS srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 3:06pm
Story Red Hat, Inc. Q1 2011 Earnings Call Transcript srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 3:08pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 360 srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 3:10pm
Story Bilski loses, but the patent madness continues srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 5:31pm

Hardly Any Hardware Works on Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: Imagine, I’m starting my day and reviewing messages and posts over a cup of tea, when I read this rather desperate plea for help because “… apparently Ubuntu, and all of Linux is worthless, there is no hardware support for these crappy #$@*!+? OS’s!

Why falling Flash prices threaten Microsoft

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: It seems that the £200 ultraportable Asus Eee PC can do no wrong. Until now, there has been no obvious advantage for the average user in choosing GNU/Linux over Windows. The Asus Eee PC changes all that.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Protecting filesystems and swap space with Cryptmount

  • OOo: borders around pieces of text without frames
  • chrt command: Real Time Attributes of a Linux Process
  • HowTo: Automatically Change your Fedora Desktop Wallpaper
  • Share a Dial Up Internet Connection
  • Multiboot a mixture of Linux and Microsoft
  • Gentoo and Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E - part 1: Sound
  • Gentoo and Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E - part 2: Video
  • Easily Use Cron to Backup Thunderbird eMail in Ubuntu Linux
  • Lighttpd Webserver setup with php5 and Mysql support
  • How to Split lighttpd Logs With vlogger in Debian Etch
  • How To Install Gnome-Do Plugins
  • Photoshop in Ubuntu
  • Put Your Best Chat Buddies on Your Panel
  • Remap Caps Lock key for virtual console windows
  • SSH Tunnel
  • Test Hardy Heron using Virtual Box
  • HOWTO: Optimize Your Eee PC Screen Real Estate

Alien Arena 2008 released!

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Gaming

Alien Arean 2008 has been released featuring nearly all new game media, gameplay improvements, and a client that has been signifigantly upgraded for improved visual effects as well as major optimizations that greatly improve the fluidity and performance.

VCs regain interest in open source

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OSS

linux.com: Venture capitalists (VC) first discovered open source during the dot-com bubble at the turn of the millennium. When the bubble burst, open source was connected closely enough with its general failure that all but a handful of VCs lost interest. In the last few years, however, investor interest has started to return.

Linux Foundation Adds New Members to Board

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Linux

tmcnet.com: The Linux Foundation has elected new members to its board—including Linux and open-source expert Larry Augustin, Advanced Micro Device’s Chris Schlaeger and Texas Instrument’s Eric Thomas.

Novell Exec Slams Deal With Microsoft

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SUSE

informationweek.com: Novell vice president Miguel de Icaza, one of the more public faces of a growing relationship between Microsoft and Novell, Thursday slammed the patent licensing agreement between the two companies during a wide-ranging panel discussion of Microsoft's commitment to openness.

A hands-on look at the Splashtop instant-on Linux environment

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Linux

linux.com: San Jose-based startup DeviceVM made waves last year when it unveiled Splashtop, a nearly instant-on Linux environment stored in the flash memory usually reserved for motherboard BIOS. The company previewed an upcoming revision to Splashtop at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in January, then gave us the chance to take a hands-on look at this intriguing system software.

BusyBox Developers and High-Gain Antennas Agree to Dismiss GPL Lawsuit

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OSS
Legal

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and High-Gain Antennas today jointly announced that an agreement has been reached to dismiss the GPL enforcement lawsuit filed by SFLC on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox.

Reiser Fumbling Over Why Police Told Nina to Get Gun

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Murder defendant Hans Reiser fumbled for the first time on the witness stand Thursday, his third day of testifying before jurors who are weighing whether the popular Linux programmer killed his wife in 2006.

Also: Judge Gags Lawyers in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

Asus EeePC gets another competitor from ECS

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Hardware

The battle for the inexpensive UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC) market has begun. ECS will be introducing its version of a UMPC and it looks like the smaller brother to the MacBook.

PCLinuxOS 2007: It really is as good as the Hype!

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.wordpress: I may have found myself a new favorite distro. PCLinuxOS found all my hardware and booted up just fine. Aside from simply working, there’s other things I’m discovering that I like.

Red Hat branding police outlaws RHEL

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Linux

Matthew Aslett: I just noticed an article from last month’s Red Hat Magazine that states: “It is never correct to abbreviate ‘Red Hat Enterprise Linux’ as ‘RHEL’.” Red Hat’s branding police will have their work cut out editing the 47,400 uses of the term RHEL on Red Hat’s own web site.

common newb mistakes, and how to avoid them

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Newcomers to Ubuntu have any number of problems, but some of them are fairly common. Here are three I see a lot, and easy ways to avoid them.

Ubuntu: next release will be the critical one

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Ubuntu

iTWire: April 24 will be a red letter day for the Ubuntu project. It will be three-and-a-half years since the experiment began and the release that day of Hardy Heron, as version 8.04 is known, will be a defining moment. This could well be the release that either makes or breaks the project.

Flock 1.1 with WebMail is here

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Software

flock.com: We’re very excited to tell you about our latest release, so let’s cut to the chase: Flock 1.1 is here. Flock 1.1 includes some very exciting improvements. Flock’s integration of Gmail and Yahoo! Mail lets you know when you have new messages waiting.

KDE 4 - click, drag ... eject!

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: A few days back Marco Martin committed a change to the trash plasmoid he's written so that you can drag drives and discs from the Places view in Dolphin, the file open/save dialog, the Computer tab in kickoff, etc to the trash/recyle bin. Once dropped, the volume will be unmounted and, if applicable, the media is ejected.

KDE4 Desktop Effects

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KDE

linuxappfinder.com: I installed KDE4 on my desktop today so I could finally try out KWin in all its glory. If you haven't tried it yet I highly recommend it. KDE4 with desktop effects enabled is simply gorgeous. It's fast, responsive, and comes with a nice array of effects options.

Linux tool speeds up police computer forensics

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: Australian university students have developed a Linux-based data-forensics tool to help police churn through a growing backlog of computer-related criminal investigations.

Choose the DVD ripper that's right for you

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Software

linux.com: Linux is sometimes belittled for having inferior applications, but that's simply not the case. Take DVD rippers, for example -- a plethora of them work on Linux machines. With so many to choose from, which is the best?

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