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Story Move over GNOME, Ubuntu Mobile looks at Qt, other desktop environments srlinuxx 19/01/2009 - 10:01pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 55 srlinuxx 19/01/2009 - 10:14pm
Story The Linux KVM may change the way you use Linux solrac 20/01/2009 - 12:26am
Story 2008, the Buzzwords that were srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 12:26am
Story Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring - Alpha2 release available srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 12:28am
Story Linux KDE 4.2 RC1: Photos srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 1:50am
Story Getting things done on Linux srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 3:22am
Story INTERVJU: Tom "Spot" Callaway, The Fedora Engineering Manager srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 3:25am
Story Publicising a FOSS project srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 3:31am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/01/2009 - 5:37am

Build a $200 Linux PC

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Linux
Hardware

extremetech.com: Times are still tough out there, but our needs and desires don't always flag just because the economy does. So we asked ourselves: What's the lowest point at which these two goals could intersect? We knew we wanted to aim low, almost ridiculously low—so we decided on what seemed like almost an unthinkable total: $200.

Perl Creator Hints at Imminent Perl 6 Release

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Software

pcworld.com: In his annual "State of the Onion" speech at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON), Perl creator Larry Wall hinted that the long-awaited version 6 of the Perl programming language might finally be released soon.

India Unveils $35 Laptop

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Linux
Hardware

fastcompany.com: The happy man you see above is not the nine gazillionth owner of an iPad, but the Indian minister for HR Development, Kapil Sibal. What he's holding in his hand is, he claims, a $35 tablet that will give the OLPC a run for its money.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ear Candy Automatically Fades And Raises Volume Levels In Linux
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Edition On My Dell Mini 10 v
  • Is this the end of the road for VMware Server?
  • Don't Bother Waiting for the Linux Revolution: It's Already Here
  • A response to OSGUI video 6 disadvantages of Linux
  • Babylon 5: I’ve Found Her
  • Keep Tabs on Your Data with Pygmynote
  • TrueCrypt levels up: Hardware acceleration, convenience improvements
  • Fear of failure? Embrace it by failing fast.
  • The increasing importance of open source for the EU
  • FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report
  • The Best Advert Ubuntu You Never Saw
  • One floppy, dozens of tools

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Configure Linux for Children
  • 10 Steps to Configure tftpboot Server
  • fix: jre/lib/i386/xawt/libmawt.so: libXtst.so.6: cannot open shared object file
  • How to customize Mandriva’s updates notifier
  • Force Quit an Unresponsive Graphical Application in Ubuntu
  • Hostnames and Virtual Hosts Discovery tool - Hostmap
  • How to Disable browser bar drop-down list in Firefox
  • Encrypting email in Evolution

Three Tools I'd Love to See in Linux

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: As an open source enthusiast, there are thousands of great tools available to me. However, some things in Linux are harder than they need to be. Here are three tools from IBM and Apple that I would love to see in Linux.

The Open Source Software That Runs Facebook

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OSS
Web

developer.com: If anyone tells you open source can't run a large business or scale, remind them that Facebook is serving a half billion people with a network built on open source code. Quite a bit of it, as Developer.com notes, much of what runs Facebook is open source languages and software.

PHP 5.3.3 and 5.2.14 Officially Released

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Software

techonia.com: The PHP Development Team just announced today the availability of PHP 5.3.3 and PHP 5.2.14. The PHP 5.3.3 comes on improving the stability and security of the 5.3.x branch with more than 100 bug fixes, some of which are security related.

Give your desktop a dramatic make over

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Ubuntu
  • Give your desktop a dramatic makeover
  • 5 Beautiful GNOME (GTK) Themes

The All in One Deskbar Applet

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Software

linuxers.org: Have you ever gone through the items listed in the "add to panel" option? If not, then you are missing one of the finest GNOME features. It has a great number of some really useful applets.

Using KDE – Day 6

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KDE

g33q.co.za: Day 6 is done. Today I wanted to customise my desktop a bit, but I will do that tomorrow. I had a non KDE related issue that I want to share – it’s Mandriva related, and then there are some comments on Kmail, Konsole and keyboard shortcuts in KDE vs Compiz – specifically switching desktops.

Ubuntu Muslim Edition 10.04 (Sabily)

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Ubuntu

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Ubuntu regularly spawns all kinds of different derivative distros. Some are officially supported and some are not. Last week I looked at Ubuntu Satanic Edition. This week I decided to review Sabily 10.04, which is the Muslim edition of Ubuntu.

O'Reilly Open Source Awards announced

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OSS

h-online.com: At the OSCON 2010 open source convention taking place in Portland, Oregon, O'Reilly Media's Edd Dumbill has announced the winners of this years O'Reilly Open Source Awards.

Linux Outlaws 159

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KDE
Linux
OSS
  • Linux Outlaws 159 - The Beginning of the Conversation
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-07-22
  • FLOSS Weekly 128: OpenStack
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #363 7/21/10
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 13

Can one sponsor sustain a FOSS project on the long term?

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OSS

fossbazaar.org: These days I am receiving quite a number of mails that ask the same question: If a FOSS project is sponsored by only one company or entity, do you think it's a healthy project?

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 3) - Network support

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Linux

h-online.com: Several patches submitted by a Google developer will enable the kernel to push considerably more data through network cables on multi-core systems. Some of the LAN and Wi-Fi drivers also promise greater throughput.

Sony now facing single class-action for PS3 other-OS removal

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Linux
Gaming
Legal

arstechnica.com: Sony did not make many friends in the tech community when the company forcibly removed the option to install Linux via a mandatory firmware update. The problem was simple: Sony had previously pushed this feature as an advantage its system held over its competitors, and later assured gamers that it would continue to be supported.

Mandriva Spring 2010

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MDV
  • Mandriva Spring 2010
  • 10 years, time to change

Will Oracle Let OpenSolaris Whither and Die?

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OS

linuxjournal.com: When Oracle began the acquisition of Sun, few doubted that MySQL was the main asset of interest. With MySQL still breathing six months later, users hoped Sun's other projects would survive as well. Some are beginning to think OpenSolaris will be allowed to die a slow and quiet death.

Linux Mint 9 LXDE: A Quick Glance

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: Breaking with past tradition, the Linux Mint folks have done away with “Community Editions”, instead bringing the non-Gnome flavors of Mint fully under the Mint umbrella. Linux Mint 9 LXDE is now in general release. Here are my thoughts.

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