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Slackware Linux 13.1 arrives

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Slack

slackware.com: Yes, it's that time again! After many months of development and careful testing, we are proud to announce the release of Slackware version 13.1!

Is it time to rethink the open source license approval process?

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the451group.com: Open Source Initiative board member, Simon Phipps, declared on Monday that Google’s WebM project “is not currently open source”. It was a statement based on the fact that the license used for WebM is not currently approved by the Open Source Initiative as being compliant with the Open Source Definition.

Torrents go down Hollywood-style

linuxmint.com: With the assistance of the Svea Court of Appeals, the main Hollywood movie studios have landed a triple blow on OpenBitTorrent. The Court handed out three injunctions yesterday, one of which took the OpenBitTorrent tracker offline.

Btrfs and the Ubuntu spin machine

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Alone among GNU/Linux distributions, Ubuntu has managed to project the impression that it is the best first choice for someone who wants to test the Linux waters. Put this down to slick media management.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 10.04

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 10.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 10.04 is derived from Ubuntu 10.04 and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

PostgreSQL 9.0 is now in Betaphase

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Linux
Software
Reviews

The first Beta version of the new 9.0 release boasts over 200 new functions and improvements.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Victory: Tweakable GTK Theme
  • Go personas happy with Personas Rotator
  • Red Hat shifts hiring strategy as competition for talent intensifies
  • Don't Talk The Talk, Without Walking The Walk
  • openSUSE helps job center save money
  • Port the new distro-neutral initrd framework, Dracut, to Gentoo
  • Activities in 4.5
  • Hacking through the Software Patent Thickets
  • The Linux Action Show! s12e2 - Google Declares War on Apple
  • BYO Linux router to the NBN
  • Build a Linux-Powered Sprinkler System for your Garden
  • Going Linux - May 24: #103 - Computer America #26
  • Spreading the Word about Open Government Data
  • The World, Brought to You by Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add Proprietary Drivers to Ubuntu 10.04
  • 12 Steps to Install and Configure Alfresco
  • Example commands - dd
  • How to customize Ubuntu 10.04 desktop
  • install globalmenu in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Sending Email from Command line
  • How to install new themes in Gnome
  • Configure an Ubuntu Linux Computer for Less Than $200
  • How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts
  • Create dynamic wallpaper
  • Manage Removable Devices in KDE
  • make Peppermint OS even faster with Openbox
  • Fix for Empathy giving “Network Errors”
  • GCompris Educational game for ages 2 to 10 in Ubuntu

VIA's Linux Dreams Are Not Materializing

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Linux

phoronix.com: Back in 2008 there was the announcement from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Texas that VIA had joined the open-source driver bandwagon after having abandoned previous open-source attempts. However, for the past two years, this has largely been a media bluff.

Interview with KMail Developer Thomas McGuire

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KDE
Interviews

kdenews.org: Welcome back again to the KDE Interview series. Today we feature Thomas McGuire, the KMail maintainer.

Red Hat exec: Oracle's not an open source company

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OSS

networkworld.com: It's been said that Oracle is now the industry's most powerful open source vendor, but don't tell that to Red Hat executives, who say Oracle doesn't even qualify as an open source company.

Recent changes in dpkg

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Software

debian.org: The versions 1.15.6 and 1.15.7 of dpkg introduced several important changes. Let's skim over them:

Retro mail client Cone has some modern features

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Cone harks back to the era when users read e-mail in a non-graphical application, without using menus, mouse, or buttons. Longtime Pine users will feel right at home with Cone; many keyboard commands are the same. However, Cone is not a Pine clone.

When the Administrator walks...

linuxjournal.com: We never like to see our co-workers leave. In most cases, though, we are are happy for them because they are going on to bigger and better things. But occasionally they are not leaving under their own power. And that is when things can get...well...messy.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 355

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at NimbleX 2010 (Beta)
  • News: Best features of Fedora 13, OpenSolaris release rumour, PCLinuxOS "FullMonty" edition, Debian "Squeeze" freeze delay, Ubuntu 10.10 feature proposals, Novell and Mandriva
  • Questions and answers: SELinux

KDE 3 Forked?

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KDE

pearsoncomputing.net: This project aims to keep the KDE3.5 computing style alive, as well as polish off any rough edges that were present as of KDE 3.5.10. Along the way, new useful features will be added to keep the environment up-to-date.

My thoughts on Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • My thoughts on Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu Linux Netbook Edition 10.04

Novell’s Markus Rex – celebrating 10 years

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SUSE
  • Novell’s Markus Rex – celebrating 10 years of Linux on the mainframe
  • Novell recognized for Web support
  • Want to buy a Linux company?

A capitalist fan of commie software

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OSS

itweb.co.za: It's a good question, I suppose. A tree-hugging leftwinger from a proud union family with an inexplicable taste for expensive Scotch single malts asked to know why, if I'm such a capitalist, I am so vocal about liking free and open source software.

License Equals Software Quality?

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OSS

itworld.com: Michael Hall, former editor of Linux Today, pointed out a blog entry with an interesting take on the recent beating Apple has been taking in the press lately. It was a posting that made me sit back and re-evaluate some of my own views.

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