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Here come the open source IPOs

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: Fortune magazine has published a list of its hot IPO tips for 2008. Three out of the five - MySQL, Ingres and SugarCRM - are open source companies, while another - Parallels - is an open source project sponsor. Here’s a look.

More KDE 4 Stuff

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KDE
  • KDE 4: A New Dawn for the Linux Desktop?

  • KDE 4.0 Screenshots Tour
  • Howto Install KDE 4.0 in Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Goodbye Vista, KDE 4.0 Has Arrived!
  • KDE 4.0 is out - a look back
  • cashews for x.org

KDE 4.0 Released

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KDE

The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era.

Ubuntu Readers get an "A", Cnet blogger an "F"

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Ubuntu

c|net blog: The first thing you learn when you write about technology is that the people who read your stuff are smarter than you'll ever be. So let me start by saying "Thank you" to all the Linux users who responded to last Friday's post on my travails trying to get Ubuntu 7.10, or "Gutsy Gibbon," to recognize my Linksys WPC300N wireless adapter.

MIB Live Games

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Gaming

fareast.linuxdiary: MIB Live Games is a treasure trove for Linux gamers; at last count over 100 games, 48 in arcade alone. As it is based on Mandriva 2008 and to say that everything is included out of the box on this remaster of Mandriva 2008 ‘One’ would be an understatement indeed.

Upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit Fedora Linux without a system reinstall

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Linux

linux.com: Cross-grading to the 64-bit variant of your Linux distribution can help you use your resources more wisely. ver the years, I've talked to Fedora enthusiasts and Red Hat employees at Linux conferences about doing a cross-grade to 64-bit. I generally heard one solution: reinstall. However, I wanted to see if a cross-grade was feasible at a whole distribution level.

How Do You Install Linux Applications?

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Software

eWeek blogs: If you are a command line guru, you call upon your zypper, yum, conary, or apt-get from the terminal, and you awk sed grep your way to what you're after. For me, unless I know exactly what package I want--and I often don't--I typically turn to Synaptic.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Sexy PlexyDesk on the way

  • Killer lasers menace Linux Thinkpads
  • KDE 4.0 in Debian and Ubuntu
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 6th January 2008
  • Snoop / View Other Linux Shell User Typescript of Terminal Session
  • Konsole as a Full Screen Terminal
  • Ubuntu Remote Desktop Sharing
  • OLPC hacked to run Amiga OS
  • Financial group trusts Linux platform to protect customers' assets
  • OOXML Questions Microsoft Cannot Answer in Geneva
  • NVIDIA Plotting Open-Source Strategy?

Can open source cut campaign costs?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Having followed computing and politics since 1996 I have long been fascinated with whether scaled Internet-based computing can, in fact, cut the cost of campaigning. This year represents the best test yet of that proposition.

The Fox And The Penguin

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Moz/FF

ventnorsblog.blogspot: I'm one of the people directly working on a lot of improvements to Firefox 3 especially on Linux and I would like to summarize in this post what I have done personally that you can all look forward to for Firefox 3.

The paradox of choice

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OLPC

radian.org: People were already making a fuss about Nicholas’ claim that we’re working with Microsoft on supporting dual-boot with Windows XP, and now Bruce Perens writes a lachrymal — if entirely misinformed — missive about OLPC selling out to Microsoft. Yes, we’ve been meeting with Microsoft about their XP port.

PCLinuxOS Day 6 - Start with the Control Center, Ending with Webmin

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PCLOS

ruminations: The next few days/articles I will spend time in the PCLinuxOS control center. It is a central hub for all kinds of system-related tasks, which at least means you need to have administrator rights.

Review: Asus EEE PC 701 4G notebook computer

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Hardware

vnunet.com: Although notebook computers are cheaper today than ever before, it's still rather unusual to see one for sale for less than £350. Asus's oddly-named Eee PC, then, is rather unusual. Not only is it a complete notebook computer that costs just £220 including VAT, but it's both tiny and portable.

Also: OLPC's XO: early hands-on

Lightzone: A Powerful Camera RAW Editor for Linux

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Software

wired blogs: If you're finding DigiKam or F-Spot, two of the many photo organization and editing tools for Linux, a bit limiting you may want to give Lightzone a try. The software isn't free, and curiously, isn't available for purchase either, but judging by the 20-day demo version currently available, it could end up a serious contender.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo install memcached from sources on Linux

  • Set up wireless broadband access with YaST
  • Stop Ubuntu / Debian Linux From Deleting /tmp Files on Boot
  • Don’t Let GNOME’s Text Editor Leave Hidden Files
  • How To Redesign Your GNOME Desktop The ‘WOW’ Way
  • Securing OpenSSH Server [Part 1]
  • How to Recover from a Linux Hang

Why Microsoft Must Control One Laptop Per Child

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OLPC

Bruce Perens: It's a threat Microsoft can't let stand: the entire third world learning Linux as children, and growing up to use it. And Microsoft is going to get its way.

Becta promises to do more to promote open source in UK schools

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: Becta on Wednesday published its full report in to Vista and Office 2007 and has stuck to its interim view that migration to the new versions is not recommended.

File Juggling with Krusader

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Software

linux journal: Konqueror, KDE's default file manager and browser, is a good all-around tool, but that doesn't necessarily mean it fits all your file management needs. Sometimes a dedicated file manager can be a better choice for daily computing. Krusader is a powerful and versatile file manager that can make your work more efficient and productive.

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Give Wine apps the look and feel of GNOME or KDE

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Software

linux.com: Wine allows users to run Windows programs natively under Linux without paying a dime. However, there's a tiny problem: programs running in Wine don't look so great. Luckily, with a little configuration editing, it's easy to make Wine applications look at lot more like the rest of the apps on your desktop.

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Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
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    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.
  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

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