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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 2 24/08/2011 - 8:20am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 6:35am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 4:56am
Story Why have you switched to GNU/Linux? srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:13am
Story What GNOME Can Learn from KDE's Recovery srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:11am
Story A tour of the first-ever Linux Hall of Fame srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:10am
Story Fedora 16 Alpha released AdamW 23/08/2011 - 7:31pm
Story First Look at Poseidon Linux, the Linux For Scientists srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 7:30pm
Story DELL D620 power usage (Win 7 vs Mint 11) srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 7:29pm
Story Single Window Gimp! srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 7:27pm

Linux isn’t worth the trouble any more

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dv8e.bbnyz.com: This post is about Linux, and the problems I’ve been dogged with since making the decision to upgrade to the latest versions of Ubuntu (7.10) and openSUSE (10.3). You can find all sorts of glowing reviews of both distributions without too much trouble, but the problem with these reviews is that nobody seems to be really doing anything non-trivial with them before they write their reviews.

GPL vs BSD, a matter of sustainability

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OSS

matusiak.eu: Both licensing models have been around for a very long time. I don’t know which predates which, but it really doesn’t matter. The spirit behind both licenses is very similar: free software is good. But they realize this idea in different ways.

Linux.com Weekly Wire #2 (video)

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Linux

linux.com: Lisa Hoover talks about highlights from the past week -- and a little about next week's stories, too, including a "sneak peek" at the Asus EeePC.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.23.11 Released

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Linux

PCBurn: The -stable team has announced another build of the stabilized Linux kernel. This one only fixes a couple of build problems, so if you're not having any trouble there no need to upgrade.

A OLPC Give One Get None Horror Story

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: When One Laptop Per Child announced Give One Get One, Jon Camfield worried about the grey markets allowing XO theft to vandalize education. Sadly, we now have another theft to add. Bob was a victum of Give One Get None.

More Novell layoffs in '08

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SUSE

Provo Daily Herald: More layoffs are expected next year at Novell Inc. after the Waltham, Mass. software maker disclosed in a federal filing Thursday plans to extend a restructuring effort in a two-year strategy to shore up profitability.

few howtos and a short

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HowTos
  • Miss Your Windows Application? Try WINE

  • Installing Skype 2 Beta on Kubuntu
  • Encrypting your /home
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Snowglobe, shelf plugins in compiz-fusion-git

The Year in Desktop Linux

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Linux

datamation: Linux, an alternative open source operating system, is nothing new to small business. As a server platform, Linux is widely used to share files and run Web servers, not to mention routing e-mail and serving up the shared calendar and task capabilities that compete with Microsoft Exchange.

Alpha spotting: Mandriva Spring 2008 Alpha 1

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MDV

blogbeebe: Mandriva Alpha 1 was released today. So I downloaded the ISO onto europa and booted 'er up. Mandriva Spring 2008 fired up without any issues on this hardware. Overall it's quite usable and stable for an alpha.

Ubuntu Backer Is One Lucky Guy

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Ubuntu

informationweek: He's a technologist, venture capitalist, social experimenter, philanthropist, and Russian-trained space traveler. Oh, and Mark Shuttleworth originated the world's fastest-growing Linux distribution, Ubuntu.

Personas for Firefox

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Personas for Firefox is a extension that adds lightweight theming to your browser. You can select a Persona from the dynamic menus and see results instantly without having to discover, select, download or install a separate bit of software or code.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 vs OSX Leopard - Comparison

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OS

pcwizkid.blogspot: Thinking about installing a new operating system? Something different, stable and reliable? Maybe the Linux OS Ubuntu 7.10 or OSX Leopard 10.5 ?

Ubuntu disks are reaching capacity

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Ubuntu

limulus.wordpress: I’ve been chatting in the sounder and ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing lists and something most Ubuntu users might not realize is that the Ubuntu ‘Desktop’ disks are packed almost to their limits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • People of openSUSE: James Ogley

  • An interview with Mike
  • Microsoft Fights VMware As it Flirts With Linux
  • Kubuntu gears up for KDE 4
  • Fedora Project Leader successor planning
  • Text-to-Speech and Other KWord Tips
  • Rise or fall for Red Hat?
  • Is the Linux/Windows interoperability deal paying off for Novell?
  • What Kind of Geek Are You?
  • Eschalon: Book I Demo for Linux
  • Still No UT3 For Linux...
  • KDE 4 uses less memory

"Time to Change"

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Linux

LinuxToday: Red Hat always had an uncanny ability to stay on message with a single voice. They really aren't arrogant about it. They've just decided to make sure they're putting out a unified message. Until, it seems, recently.

ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux Coming Soon

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Gaming

phoronix: While Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux has been tied up in Epic's legal department, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has been maturing quite nicely since its introduction earlier this year.

Opera CTO: 'We're punished' for following Web standards

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Software

computerworld: Microsoft Corp.'s refusal or inability to fully support three Web standards has cost Opera Software ASA users, the Norwegian browser maker's chief technology officer said today.

Also: New Opera Weekly Snapshot

GNOME Developer Kit: much easier than building from SVN

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Software

arstechnica: The difficulty and frustration of building GNOME from source is a major impediment for many new contributors. Installing the dependencies, getting the tools working, and compiling major components of the desktop environment is a burden.

Stable kernels 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10

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Linux

LWN: The 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10 stable kernel updates have been released - each contains quite a long list of important fixes.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VMWare Server Tip: Display Menus and Toolbars in Quick Switch Mode

  • Howto: XDM
  • Customize Firefox blank page
  • SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)
  • Read Your Linux Partition from Windows with DiskInternals Linux Reader
  • XGL and Xen can mix on a T61p!
  • Quick Tip: Rotating Background per Time of Day in KDE
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