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Story The 'Linuxification' of Windows has begun srlinuxx 2 02/09/2009 - 10:12am
Story More Chrome OS clues - bootable browser? srlinuxx 02/09/2009 - 10:11am
Story Opera 10 Release Candidate: Sleeker, More Feature-Laden srlinuxx 2 02/09/2009 - 10:02am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 02/09/2009 - 5:03am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 02/09/2009 - 4:54am
Story 5 Great opensource games for Linux srlinuxx 02/09/2009 - 2:37am
Story Kindle DX Impressions srlinuxx 02/09/2009 - 2:34am
Story The File Menu srlinuxx 02/09/2009 - 2:32am
Story Windows And Linux Users Get Another Great VM Option srlinuxx 02/09/2009 - 2:30am
Story 4 Resources for the Powerful Inkscape Open Source Drawing Tool srlinuxx 02/09/2009 - 2:29am

Hands on: Get connected with Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

We've been doing a series on Ubuntu Linux, in which I have explained how to get DVDs and other video formats playing, and set up Evolution, the email and groupware program. Now, we’ll look at user privileges and network connections.

Impi Linux focuses on migration

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Linux

In a presentation to press and potential partners yesterday, Impi Linux – predominantly owned by Mark Shuttleworth – previewed some of the expected features of its next distribution.

Nine things you should know about Nautilus

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Software

The Nautilus program in GNOME is not only the default file manager, it creates and manages the desktop. While it looks simple on the surface, there is a lot of hidden power under the shell. The latest version of Nautilus is 2.14.0, which is included in Fedora Core 5. That's the one I poked with a stick.

Group Accuses Massachusetts Of Pro-Open Source Bias

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OSS

A trade association has blasted the Massachusetts Information and Technology Division (IDT) for requesting a plug-in for Microsoft's Office Suite.

Mozilla Vice President of Engineering, Lends Expertise to Open Source Router

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Misc

Vyatta has announced that Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering for Mozilla, has joined its recently created advisory board. Schroepfer also built the digital video effects software used in motion pictures such as "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" and "Gladiator."

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Review: Frugalware Linux

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Reviews

The recent release of Frugalware version 0.4 has the makings of a fine Linux distribution. It aims to be as simple as possible while still providing the user with a comfortable, enjoyable experience -- and it is well on its way to achieving that goal.

United Nations votes for open source database

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OSS

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has selected MySQL as its open source server-side database standard.

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Getting started with Knoppix Linux

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Linux

Getting started with Knoppix Linux doesn’t have to be costly. Chances are you already have everything you need. The requirements are simple. Any computer newer than 5 years old with a working bootable CD or DVD drive should be able to run Knoppix.

Bettering the Linux desktop -- Portland progress

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Software

Six months ago, architects from two dozen desktop-oriented Linux projects came together in Portland, Ore. to work together on creating the best possible Linux desktop. Thus was born the Portland Project. Now, in Mainz, Germany, the expanded group is meeting again to see how far it's come and to look at what's ahead.

The Code Breakers – a BBC World Documentary on FOSS and Development

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OSS

A two-part documentary, “Code Breakers” will be aired on BBC World TV starting on 10 May 2006. Code Breakers investigates how poor countries are using FOSS applications for development, and includes stories and interviews from around the world.

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Same Austrumi - Only Better

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Linux
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The folks at Austrumi released version 1.2.0 of their tenny tiny distro today and since we hadn't tested Austrumi since the .9.x days, we though we might better see what was new. It's still the same great-performing feature-rich system, but there were some significant changes.

Stable kernel 2.6.16.15 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.15 stable kernel release is available. This one fixes four separate security problems, all of them in the SCTP code.

More Here and Here.

How do you budget for FOSS?

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OSS

Businesses seem to be champing at the bit to cut costs by using free and open source software, but many fail to budget for the necessary integration and support costs that go along with any software. Sand Hill Group co-founder M.R. Rangaswami says most companies turn to FOSS when they're in a fix, and do not plan out the other costs that may go along with software that was free to acquire.

PCLinuxOS MiniME, A Walk on the Lighter Side.

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PCLOS


PCLinuxOS, simply put, is one of the easiest to use, stable, consistent, and enjoyable distros out there.

I honestly feel that it has few equals at this point in time.

MiniME proves to be no exception, just smaller.

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