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Story Photography with Open Source / Linux srlinuxx 01/09/2010 - 6:45pm
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Story The hype is over srlinuxx 01/09/2010 - 6:48pm
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Story As Predicted, OpenSolaris Board Disbands srlinuxx 01/09/2010 - 11:27pm
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Story Ukraine to Create is Own GNU/Linux Distro srlinuxx 01/09/2010 - 11:30pm
Story Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 10 – Linux Mint XFCE srlinuxx 02/09/2010 - 1:48am

Linux computer fits in USB key

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Linux

linuxdevices: A start-up located in the French Alps near Grenoble is readying a tiny ARM-based Linux single-board computer (SBC) in a USB key form-factor. Calao, based in Sant Martin le Vinoux, is also readying a tiny Linux SBC designed to plug into QIL (quad in-line) IC sockets.

Moore’s second law proves need for open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Everyone knows Moore’s Law, the idea that chip complexity can double every year or two. Fewer acknowledge Moore’s Second Law, which is that development costs rise alongside this complexity.

KDE’s default sound system is in the stone ages!

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KDE

Irfan’s /root: KDE’s default sound subsystems, aRts (Analog realtime synthesizer) has been part of KDE since ages. I really appreciate the quality of lots of software it comes with, however aRts is a real disappointment.

Yet another Ubuntu Fan

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Ubuntu

phoe6 @ livejournal: I was almost about to give up on Ubuntu, because after I installed the Fiesty, I was not able to download the packages from Repositories due to some proxy authentication issue. Tried various things for a week and when could not go any step further, I had thought let me get back to Fedora.

Searching for the Open-Source Desktop

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Linux

toptechnews: I've not been able to find anything that meets all of the necessary desktop criteria, but things are beginning to change. The newest releases of open-source operating systems and apps are almost good enough. I believe that 2008 will be the year when the open-source desktop reaches the point where a nonengineer can install and use it effectively.

Mandriva 2007.1 Spring Review

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MDV
Reviews

polishlinux: This April Mandriva presented its new distribution called Spring. Despite the fact that it is “only” 2007.1 it has changed a lot since 2007.0. Changes can be seen everywhere — starting from installation through chosen applications till the 3D desktops.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Edutainment

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: One of the lesser known benefits of KDE is the wide selection of educational tools that come included with it. These tools can be used to learn new skills, polish existing ones, or teach others through a variety of new and existing methods. So let's look at each of these and see what they have to offer you.

Welcome to Open Source 2.0

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OSS

Linux Journal: There is no doubt that 3 February 1998 was a historic day. For it was then, at a meeting in Mountain View, that a small group led by Eric Raymond came up with the term “open source” as an alternative to the description “free software”. The question is, will history count 21 June 2007 as another such pivotal moment – the day that Open Source 2.0 was born?

Kestrel is coming!

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Software

my.opera.com: The last couple of months we've been working hard on the upcoming Opera 9.5 release, codename Kestrel. Opera 9.5 will contain many cool new features, improvement of existing features, and we fixed a lot of bugs. Within a few weeks

Test Your Knowledge of Users and Groups

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HowTos

Unix Review: If there is one thing that all administrators deal with on a regular basis, it is users and groups. If there is one topic that you should know inside and out, it is users and groups. That said, following are 50 questions intended to test your knowledge of user and group fundamentals at an intermediate level.

Upgrade to Ubuntu on the Windows Marketplace

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Ubuntu

tech.blorge: This is a very good thing, a very bad thing or a complete and total blunder by someone. The Ubuntu desktop is listed for free download on the Windows marketplace complete with description and user reviews.

A Roundup of Free Operating Systems

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OS

Informit: The Free Software community is well known for its diversity. This is most obvious at the application level, but even exists in the context of operating systems. David Chisnall takes a break from UNIX-derivatives and explores some of the more esoteric options.

Is money a good measure of OSS success?

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OSS

Infoworld blogs: Is money a good measure of OSS success? In our free market society, I believe it is. This does not minimize the importance of other measures of success.

SuperMaze Set Free

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Gaming

decane.net: SuperMaze is a simple to learn and play humorous non-violent hunt-and-shoot game using Smileys as the main actors in a maze style environment. Now it's a free download.

Tuning the Linux kernel for better network throughput

ZDNet: The Linux kernel and the distributions that package it typically provide very conservative defaults to certain network settings that affect networking parameters. These settings can be tuned via the /proc filesystem or using the sysctl program.

Make your own distro, in easy steps

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Linux

CyberOrg: Jiri Suchomel has created YaST module that makes creating KIWI images breeze, here are the steps to create your own live distro.

Detect insider threats with Linux auditing

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Security

linux.com: Organizations of all sizes need to mitigate the risk of insider threats. Misconduct by authorized users represents a grave threat to an organization. You can secure your network perimeter with intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and virus scanners, but don't neglect to monitor authorized users. The Linux Audit daemon can help you detect violations of your security policies.

Episode 21 - Sabayon Linux 3.3

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Linux

Linux on the desktop: Today on Linux on the desktop, episode 21, we look at Sabayon Linux 3.3 as a Live DVD distribution. News headlines includes San Diego Unified School District plans to rolls out laptops with Linux. Mandriva Corporate Desktop 4.0 is released. Pressure mounts on Dell over Linux PCs.

The Open Source CEO: Dries Buytaert, Drupal

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Drupal

Matt Asay: In this tenth installment of the Open Source CEO Series, I shifted gears again to talk with someone that has chosen not to carry the CEO title, despite ample opportunity to claim it. Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, is Linus-like in his ability to build an amazing community without undue concern for commercializing his success.

Goodbye Edubuntu, hello SUSE

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SUSE

ZDNet: Much to my children’s chagrin, my basement Edubuntu setup is going away, only to be replaced by an alpha version of OpenSUSE 10.3. Oh yeah, they were thrilled.

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