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Story Mandriva ventures into unknown territory srlinuxx 13/07/2012 - 1:03am
Story Two More Tiny Linux PCs Each Cost Less Than $100 srlinuxx 13/07/2012 - 1:01am
Story Mozilla Puts the Brakes on Thunderbird srlinuxx 3 12/07/2012 - 5:26pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.04 falko 12/07/2012 - 7:15am
Story Linux.org comes back to life srlinuxx 11/07/2012 - 9:33pm
Story KDE 4.9 Release Caters to Power Users srlinuxx 11/07/2012 - 9:31pm
Story KDE assures users they can depend on Qt srlinuxx 11/07/2012 - 9:23pm
Blog entry Video Calls on the move.. lots of choices many questions. fieldyweb 11/07/2012 - 9:21pm
Story The Linux shell will always be with us srlinuxx 11/07/2012 - 9:20pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 464 srlinuxx 09/07/2012 - 10:43pm

Reiser Jury Deliberating; Readers Predicting 'Not Guilty'

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blog.wired: Jurors weighing Linux programmer Hans Reiser's murder case were deliberating for the first full day here Wednesday. Panelists have just broken for lunch and are headed for a nearby Mexican restaurant.

Xubuntu Hardy Heron is Ready for Takeoff

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junauza.com: “So far, so good.” That is all I can say when I tested Xubuntu 8.04 RC last night on my Macbook Pro. My first impression with Xubuntu “Hardy Heron” was rather respectable because first and foremost, the installation was trouble-free and it was smooth sailing all the way.

Arch, an Awesome Distro for Power Users

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kdubois.net: Gentoo broke. I loved how Gentoo did not treat me like an idiot, and allowed me full control over my system. When my last `emerge world` command failed after 4 hours of working and had the happy effect of breaking libexpat.so.0, I decided that I was done with Gentoo. I decided to install Arch.

WebKit GTK+ port passes Acid3 on Linux

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arstechnica.com: The GTK+ port of WebKit is the first open source HTML render to fully pass the Acid3 test on the Linux platform. WebKit, which is Apple's increasingly popular fork of KDE's KHTML rendering engine, is used by Apple's Safari web browser and the iPhone.

Foresight 20/20 Recap: Re-organizing the wiki

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silwenae.org/blog: One of Sunday’s sessions / hackfests, was a discussion on how to re-organize the wiki. As many wiki’s become over time, the Foresight wiki has many pages which are now out of date, especially due to the transition to Foresight 2.0.

What the Flock - the Social Browser Revolution

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makeuseof.com: At first, Flock appealed to me in a purely superficial way. As you may have noticed, I’m a sucker for style, good design and pretty textures, and Flock certainly unites all of these features.

For Me, It’s Linux, Not GNU/Linux

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jonreagan.wordpress: I do not call Linux “GNU/Linux.” I am not only referring to the kernel, but the entire system, programs and all. Why? Many other people call it “GNU/Linux.” Here’s why I call Linux just Linux.

It’s time to stick a fork in the OLPC

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blogs.the451group: Dana Blankenhorn yesterday called the OLPC project a failure for its inability to mass market a low-cost Linux laptop. Dana’s definition of failure, in this case, seems to be based on the quantity of XO laptops distributed.

Oh Gentoo, what had become of thee?

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thetechandcents.com: Yesterday was an important day for me. I stumbled into a very important issue, albeit small, which made me to come to the following decision: I am leaving Gentoo as a desktop platform.

Linux Ubuntu PCs set for sale in Russia

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Ubuntu

cnews.ru: Linux Ubuntu installation on PCs sold by Excimer and NT Computer is to be launched within the nearest month. Consequently, Ubuntu sales in Russia might reach 300 thousand units.

Ubuntu tops the Open Source Census with 46 percent

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cnet.com: The Open Source Census rolls forward, but I'm not sure how far it has gone as yet. In the summary, it shows just 789 machines scanned (as of the time that I read it). That's not a bad start, but it is just a start. As such, it's hard to read much into the data.

Wubi do bee do, installing Ubuntu now so easy but Hardy Heron still too hard

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itwire.com: Thanks to a wonderful new open source tool called Wubi, downloading and installing the latest version of Ubuntu Linux is now a snap for Windows users. It’s a pity the Ubuntu development team still hasn’t taken the hint with its latest release, Hardy Heron.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04’s Wubi makes for universal desktop

The Trials and Travails of Linux on a Laptop - Part 2

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raiden.net: Welcome to part 2 of my little guide about how to get Linux working on a brand new laptop. And now here are the things I've learned so far.

Bacula: backups that don't suck

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linux.com: Good systems administrators know that implementing a robust backup procedure is one of their most important duties. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most complex and least fun. So what's a budding sysadmin to do? Download the latest release of Bacula and watch those backup woes disappear into the dark of night.

Fedora Pre-Upgrade: Finally!

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I am of the not-so-humble opinion that Fedora’s upgrade process is about as pleasant as being forced to walk through the desert without a canteen of water. They did mention in Red Hat Magazine that they were working on Fedora Pre-Upgrade to address some of the issues.

Ubuntu hating and Microsoft bashing? The future of GNU/Linux

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ubuntujourney.wordpress: Lately I’ve noticed an emerging trend of Ubuntu bashing. It seems that the Linux community has now included Ubuntu bashing as a extension of the Microsoft bashing fringe.

Debian developers determined to do it alone

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zdnet.com.au: Frustrated software programmers unable to sign up to the voluntarily run community of developers behind the Debian GNU/Linux operating system have criticised the management of the project.

The Next Browser War

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pcmag.com: Spring is the season when beta versions of long-established Web browsers make their first tentative flights out of the developers' nests, before the full-fledged versions emerge sometime later in the year. We looked at test versions of three browsers that are on their way to becoming significant.

Ubuntu releases Hardy Heron, closer to desktop nirvana

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computerworld.com.au: Yet another six months has passed and another Ubuntu Linux release is out the door. April 2008 signals the release of Ubuntu 8.04. Ubuntu releases Hardy Heron, closer to desktop nirvana.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Strengths and weaknesses of Linux software RAID

  • Would you pay for a "Work in progress"?
  • Improve your Shell Fu
  • Luminotes: No-frills wiki notebook
  • Linux: Defaulting To 4K Stacks
  • ODF Now Standard in South Africa
  • Asustek to Share Eee PC at Taiwan Open Source Summit
  • Mandriva One 2008.1 and old laptop: it works \o/
  • Foresight KDE Alpha-Alpha-Pre-Alpha-Pre Screenshot
  • Council member speaks with LinuxCrazy
  • The rise of the open-source billionaire
  • Where’s the money in open source?
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Gnome 2.22
  • Three Linux HTML editors reviewed
  • Ubuntu Cheat Sheet
  • Mozilla Dev News April 22
  • KDE SOC projects published
  • Can you safely avoid Microsoft patents in open-source development?
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