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Story 10 Great Apps to Convert Audio & Video Files in Linux srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 10:52pm
Story Do You Do the Drupal? srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 10:51pm
Story Lingering doubts about Linux srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 8:38pm
Story Fedora 12 to be named Constantine srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 8:37pm
Story Notes from a GNOME 3 Mockup srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 8:34pm
Story Miro Internet TV 2.5 Preview srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 8:31pm
Story 5 FOSS Browsers That You May Have Never Heard Of srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 2:19pm
Story Five Reasons I Prefer Slackware Over Ubuntu srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 2:18pm
Story Proposed Backgrounds for Ubuntu Karmic Koala srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 11:15am
Story First Look at Jolicloud srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 11:10am

RISC OS emu ported to games console

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An Archimedes emulator has been ported to an ARM powered games console as part of a coding competition. Ian Jeffray took the open source ArcEm and produced a version for Game Park Holding's GP2X gadget - a device powered by two ARM processors.

Linux company rPath hires Red Hat alum

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Linux

rPath said Tuesday that it has hired former Red Hat sales executive Dave Cotten to direct all of its sales operations.

Stallman Sets Out GPL Changes

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OSS

Speaking at FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting) held in Brussels last Saturday, Stallman outlined the ways the revised GPL will attempt to combat threats to free (as in "freedom") software that have emerged over the last 10 years.

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Knoppix, other tools that ease Windows-to-Linux PC moves

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HowTos

These days, there are many reasons why you may ponder migrating from Windows to Linux, from lowering total cost of ownership to having less downtime to breaking free of vendor lock-in. You've got your reasons, Now you need the tools.

Working wonders with OpenOffice 2.0's Web Wizard

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HowTos

I can't believe nobody told me about the Web Wizard in OpenOffice.org 2.0. Why haven't I been reading about it on all the blogs? It's one of the coolest new features in 2.0.

DreamWorks Imagines Linux Development SOA

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Linux

The SOA implementation in use at DreamWorks Animation permitted the company to migrate a number of its business services to the open source-based platform. HP noted in a statement how the implementation included the HP Linux Reference Architecture, with integrated software and hardware stacks.

Test Your Knowledge of Wireless Technology

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Think you're ready to sign up for the CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) exam or one similar to it? Before you do, test your knowledge of wireless technology — and readiness for such a certification test — with this sample exam of questions on basics of the technology.

Google shares take a dive

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Google

Since its dramatic IPO in August 2004, stock analysts have been asking Google executives to give them more guidance about the company's business prospects. Now, they say, the Internet search giant may be paying a price for being so tight-lipped.

UFO: Alien Invasion - Tech Demo 2

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Gaming

The UFO: Alien Invasion team has opened the development of their awsome game! The source code of the Tech Demo 2 is now on CVS at SourceForge.

Also: lomoco 1.0 released

This Week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

Linuxville? Penguin Heights? What would you name a city dedicated to open source software? Our lead story is indeed that odd. Back in the real world, Free Software magazine carried a short 'n sweet interview with Mark Shuttlesworth. Interview of the week has to go to Paul Krill of InfoWorld, who sat down for a long chat with Tim Bray, the director of web technologies at Sun Microsystems.

Wall Street: Linux Gets a Lift from Web Services, Tech Support

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Linux

Are Linux and open source implementations rising on Wall Street? "Yes," said participants in a financial services IT trade show held this week in New York City, who cited Web services and incremental improvements to tech support as two big drivers.

Four Flat Tires: Accelerated Knoppix

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Distrowatch says, "Japan's Alpha Systems has released Accelerated KNOPPIX 1.0, a fast-booting variant of the popular KNOPPIX live CD. By re-arranging the Cloop file system block and optimising the hardware detection and configuration step, the developers have succeeded in reducing the CD boot time to under 60 seconds, while maintaining the full functionality of the distribution. More details with illustrations of the technology" on their site. Whoohoo. To quote a famous American actor, "I feel the need, the need for speed!"

apt-pinning - Configuring Debian to run the latest packages

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HowTos

The first time I installed and tried out Debian Linux distribution, I was surprised by the different way of configuring it which included the placement of configuration files, the change in commands used and so on.

Viewing Word files at the command line

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HowTos

As a Linux user, there are times when you have to play nicely with users of Windows or Mac OS -- such as when they send you Microsoft Word files. When you receive a Word file, you can either follow Richard Stallman's advice and refuse it, or bite the bullet and work with it. Modern Linux word processors -- such as OpenOffice.org Writer, AbiWord, KWord, and TextMaker -- can deal with most Word files. But if you don't want to fire up a word processor in order to read or print the document, you can turn to the command line.

ADODB in PHP vs. ADO in Windows

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Software

ADOdb is a Database Abstraction Library for PHP (and Python). Although it's based on the same concept as Microsoft's ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), it's not the same thing!

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Gentoo Has an Installer Now

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Gentoo
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Gentoo is a very cool distro, but because it didn't have an equally cool installer, a lot of Linux users kept their distance from it. Yesterday things changed, as Gentoo announced the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.0 which comes with a graphical installer. As soon as I heard this news, I downloaded the LiveCD ISO image that includes the new installer.

Q & A About The KDE Usability Project

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KDE

The KDE Usability Project reports I posted last week received a lot of feedback. They are a useful reference for developers and other usability specialists as well as provides a public appearance for what the project does. So, let me answer some of these questions for you.

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