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Linux pros weigh open source compliance program

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OSS

techtarget.com: The Linux community is generally behind a new open source licensing compliance program proposed by the Linux Foundation, but some weren’t sure about the execution of the program itself.

ON TEST: Ubuntu Netbook Edition

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Ubuntu

apcmag.com: Yesterday we looked at Jolicloud as an option for netbook owners keen on using the net's cloud computing potential. Today, we look at the big name in Linux: Ubuntu.

Installing A Web, Email, MySQL DB Cluster (Mirror) On Debian 5 With ISPConfig 3

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HowTos

This tutorial describes the installation of a clustered web, email, database and DNS server to be used for redundancy, high availability and load balancing on Debian 5 with the ISPConfig 3 control panel. GlusterFS will be used to mirror the data between the servers and ISPConfig for mirroring the configuration files. I will use a setup of two servers here for demonstration purposes but the setup can scale to a higher number of servers with only minor modifications in the GlusterFS configuration files.

AWN Ekes Out a Win in the Battle of the Dock Apps

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Software

linuxinsider.com: GNOME Do and Docky aren't the only options Linux users have. While AWN has its faults and frustrations, it narrowly beats out GNOME Do on style points.

OpenOffice 3.3 Beta: The Shape of Things to Come?

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OOo

earthweb.com: OpenOffice.org 3.3 will be the third release since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in January 2010. The first two, releases 3.2 and 3.21 were both relatively minor, and, from the just-released beta, 3.3 looks like more of the same.

Firefox 4 Beta 3 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: The Mozilla community is proud to announce that Firefox 4 Beta 3 is now available for download on Mac, Windows or Linux.

Death of the Desktop Take II

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Linux

montanalinux.org: I wrote a rather long response to a posting I saw on Fedora Planet entitled, "Death of the Year of the Linux Desktop". I'm sharing it here as well. The desktop is dead? Some disagree. The free hand of the market happens to be attached to a twisted arm.

Linux light - Absolute Linux 13.1

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Linux

ll-things-linux.blogspot: Welcome to Part 2 of my loose series of reviews on light distros based on good old Slackware. I am going to take a look at the exciting blend that Absolute Linux is offering in its present incarnation, version 13.1.2.

Vector Linux 6.0 “SOHO” Screenshots

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com: Vector Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. Today the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Edition of Vector Linux 6.0 was released, this version is targeted at modern computers in an office environment.

The Power of the UNIX Command-Line

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Linux

Discover the essential UNIX utilities that deliver the entire world to your command line

GNOME Shell is Evolving Quite Beautifully

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Software

techdrivein.com: GNOME Shell is a new completely revamped user interface for GNOME. GNOME Shell brings a new window manager called Mutter which is a combination of Metacity and Clutter. This reportedly makes Compiz unnecessary(and incompatible too).

5 More Linux Games

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Gaming
  • 5 More Linux Games You Probably Haven’t Played
  • The Chzo Mythos For GNU/Linux Released

Open Source for America Celebrates its First Anniversary with Awards

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OSS

consortiuminfo.org: Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal government. Now that organization has completed its first quite successful year of operations.

Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?

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Linux
  • Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?
  • Kernel Log: 2.6.36 development and new stable kernels and drivers

War of the Peppermint Gargantuas

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Linux

jimlynch.com: Now – many years after the War of the Gargantuas movie – there are two more gargantuas that are at war. These two aren’t brown and green, these two are peppermint. I’m referring, of course, to Peppermint OS One and Peppermint Ice.

KDE desktop integrates Webkit

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KDE
  • KDE desktop integrates Webkit
  • How To Switch To WebKit in Konqueror

Spotlight on Linux: openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

linuxjournal.com: The distribution is always of the highest quality with a professional feel and polish. Novell employs full-time developers to work on openSUSE and community projects, because many of the innovations first seen in openSUSE will end up in Novell's commercial SUSE Enterprise edition.

PCLinuxOS 2010 [Review]

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PCLOS

thinkdigit.com: The PCLinuxOS distro comes in a number of flavours. It offers Gnome, KDE, and OpenBox desktop enviromnents amongst others. It also comes in a variant known as 'Enlightenment Desktop' which includes a window manager of the same name.

Android Beats Ubuntu and Linux

muktware.com: Linux has become omnipresent. It's presence is so deep that a user may not even know that he/she is in-fact using Linux. However, in recent times some GNU/Linux based products have become overly popular outshining Linux.

Ubuntu Licensing

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Ubuntu

peterswapan.wordpress: Ubuntu is a collection of thousands of computer programs and documents created by a range of individuals, teams and companies. Each of these programs may come under a different licence.

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KDE/GNOME: Usability and Productivity, Krita Interview, GNOME Builder

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    I’ve been very busy with Builder since returning from the holidays. As mentioned previously, we’ve moved to gitlab. I’m very happy about it. I can see how this is going to improve the engagement and communication between our existing community and help us keep new contributors. I made two releases of Builder so far this month. That included both a new stable build (which flatpak users are already using) and a new snapshot for those on developer operating systems like Fedora Rawhide.

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  • This week in Usability and Productivity, part 2
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  • Interview with Baukje Jagersma
    How and when did you get to try digital painting for the first time? Probably when I first discovered Deviantart. I was already familiar with GIMP, which I used to create photo-manipulations with. But seeing all the amazingly talented artists on there made me want to try out digital painting for myself.
  • Builder happenings for January
    I’ve been very busy with Builder since returning from the holidays. As mentioned previously, we’ve moved to gitlab. I’m very happy about it. I can see how this is going to improve the engagement and communication between our existing community and help us keep new contributors. I made two releases of Builder so far this month. That included both a new stable build (which flatpak users are already using) and a new snapshot for those on developer operating systems like Fedora Rawhide.