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KDE 3.5.4 Released With New Features

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The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.4, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

LinuxWorld San Francisco And The Computer Museum Team-Up To Make History

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LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, in conjunction with the Computer History Museum, recently joined forces in conducting a nationwide search for Linux and open source related memorabilia. The search was carried out as one of the many planned events at this year's Expo to recognize the 15 year anniversary of the kernel and preserve its revolutionary part of computer history. Selected items received will be added to the museum's collection in Mountain View, CA for its permanent collection.

Triggering software events from hardware changes with HAL and Ivman

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Traditionally on a Unix-like system like GNU/Linux you must mount a device such as a CD-ROM before being able to use it. This is one of the biggest complaints from newcomers, especially Windows refugees. The latest versions of the GNOME and KDE desktop environments offer automounting functionality, and some distributions (such as Ubuntu and its derivatives) have it enabled by default. If you choose not to use any of these environments, here's an alternative solution.

OSS moving into government

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Open source software will become increasingly important for governments around the world Gartner analyst Andrea DiMaio said yesterday. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, DiMaio said motivations like reducing fixed-term licence fees and developing local ICT industries were among the most important drivers for most governments to switch to open source software.

Rethinking the Future of Open Source Licenses

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It is impossible to underestimate the importance of Open Source software and, as a result, the Open Source licenses. There's a lot to think about in the land of Open Source these days, much discussion, and much discussiion to come. And there is much rethinking.

SGI reports Linux-aided world record

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As the US computer manufacturer SGI reports, one of its Altix 4700 systems has outpaced the previous STREAM Triad benchmark record by a factor of 4, achieving a sustained memory bandwidth of 4.35 terabytes per second.

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Alixe v0.08c Standard Screenshots

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For your viewing pleasure today we have up some shots from the recently released Alixe v0.08c Standard edition. This distribution is built upon the SLAX LiveCD, but is oriented for French-speaking regions of Canada. Alixe v0.08c STD includes the 2.6.16.22 kernel, KDE v3.5.3, and all of the SLAX 5.1.7b KillBill packages. This French LiveCD weighs in at 250MB.

KDE at LugRadio Live 2006

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"Wow, that's impressive!" was one of many comments made by visitors to the KDE stand at LUG Radio Live 06. Five of the KDE-GB crew attended the two day event in Wolverhampton demonstrating the latest Kubuntu distribution, Dapper Drake, and the finest KDE applications, including Digikam, to over 400 attendees.

Changing the Ubuntu look

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HowTos

This article will detail how to mold the Ubuntu Gnome desktop into anything you want it to be. Follow along and watch while I take a stock Ubuntu desktop and transform it something really slick!

Also: Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu

Spanish Region Goes Entirely Open Source

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The Spanish region of Extremadura has gone open source, deciding to move its entire administration to Linux and open-source software within a year.

Book Review: Unix to Linux Porting - A Comprehensive Reference

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In this age of numerous flavours of Unix and Linux OSes, it is imperative that applications are developed to work on a vast majority of them. But historically, Unix had been fractured. This book aims to be a capacious guide for developers who are into porting Unix applications to Linux.

Enable permissive mode for SELinux troubleshooting purpose

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SELinux may create problem for network service if not configured properly. So you can turn off SELinux temporarily i.e. permissive mode for SELinux.

Red Hat's affair with XenSource is back on

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Red Hat today scrambled to repair its relationship with XenSource after a report from ZDNet Australia presented a major technological rift between the two companies.

Issue #16 of TUX Magazine

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The August 2006 issue of TUX is now available to download. This month includes a look at Amarok, KdeTV, and Mplayer as well as A Beginner's Guide to Kino and a review of Slackware 10.2.

The Zen of Open Source

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"Open source is not just a matter of altruism--it's also good economic sense," said Sun Microsystems' Simon Phipps (pictured) in a recent speech. "Sun has now contributed more lines of open source code than any other organization, including the University of California, Berkeley," he said.

Issue 13 of Free Software Magazine

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Issue 13 of Free Software Magazine brings you a bunch of fine articles covering various aspects of the free software world. We have Richard Fennimore showing us how to spruce up Ubuntu, Robin Monks plays with a few of the best Tetris clones and John Goerzen tells you who to call for your free software phone needs. Plus, Robert Pogson teaches us how to set up class using Edubuntu, LTS and thin clients and much more... Download.

Bash typecasting

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A recent post here mentioned typecasting in the shell. I responded by advising the poster to use some other language for his scripting needs. My feeling is that while I do appreciate that Bash can be used for complicated tasks, I just don't see the point.

Nvclock 0.8beta2

Today a new beta version of NVClock a tweaking tool for Nvidia videocards has been released. The new version contains tons of bugfixes and support for the latest videocards.

Put your laptop to sleep

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Part of proper power management is the ability to put your laptop to sleep. ACPI sleep is defined as a state where the system is still technically powered on, but the screen and hard disk are powered down and the computer is using just enough power to keep the contents of RAM alive. The Ubuntu development team has devoted an immense amount of effort toward getting ACPI power management working properly.

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