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Story 5 More Free Linux Apps You Can't Do Without srlinuxx 10/11/2009 - 10:34am
Story Wonders from a KDE fan and developer about some KDE design choices srlinuxx 10/11/2009 - 10:31am
Story Good Karma srlinuxx 10/11/2009 - 10:27am
Story Firefox at 5: What We Love and Hate About You srlinuxx 1 10/11/2009 - 10:18am
Story OpenOffice distances itself from OpenOfficeMouse, joins everyone else srlinuxx 1 10/11/2009 - 10:16am
Story Advice Against Upgrading Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 srlinuxx 1 10/11/2009 - 8:46am
Story GRUB 2.0 Fixes Security Issue srlinuxx 10/11/2009 - 5:20am
Story Using Kate As a Web Editor srlinuxx 10/11/2009 - 5:10am
Story Tweaking my Karmic Koala srlinuxx 3 10/11/2009 - 3:21am
Story Dell Ubuntu Recovery Tool Enhancements srlinuxx 10/11/2009 - 3:14am

LinuxWorld Reshuffles Its Trade Show & Conference Deck

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With LinuxWorld San Francisco 2006 just around the corner, curiosity is hovering in the air over IDG's plans for future Linux and open source events. What's the bottom line on this subject from IDG's VP of LinuxWorld, Melinda Kendall?

Compiling and Installing GrSecurity Patched Kernel on Redhat, Centos, and Fedora

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HowTos

grsecurity is an innovative approach to security utilizing a multi-layered detection, prevention, and containment model. Here I will explain in copy and paste format how to compile and install the Grsecurity patch for the latest kernel.

Digital rights fuel open-source debate

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Eben Moglen, legal counsel to Free Software Foundation, declared that the war against closed, proprietary software controlled by Microsoft and others is far from won.

Let's Save SymphonyOS

One of our most dearly beloved distributions is in danger. Lead developer Ryan Quinn is in need. So much so that the very development of SymphonyOS may not be able to be continued. If you could find it in your hearts and pocketbooks, please click on the SymphonyOS banner or visit his forum to help him out.

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KDevelop 4 and Qt's new dockwidget tabs

Trolltech has released a preview of the long awaited Java bindings for Qt 4. "Qt Jambi technology integrates Qt with the Java programming language, providing new possibilities for both Java and C++ programmers." With the release of Trolltech's java bindings it kinda feels like Christmas. I wanted to point out some more presents under the tree...

Lead PHP Developer Quits

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Software

From: Jani Taskinen

Thank you all for the last 6 years or so. It has been fun (sometimes) and many times not so much fun. Unfortunately I have had enough and I don't want to be associated with this project anymore.

Who's Jani 'sniper' Taskinen?

Linux in your pocket: Run SLAX from your USB keychain

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Linux

You can run some Linux distributions entirely from CDs and now, from a tiny USB keychain. Vincent Danen gives you the basics on running the SLAX distro from this handy-sized device.

ATI Beats Nvidia to X.Org v7.1 Support

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Software

After ATI's successful launch last month of the fglrx 8.26.18 drivers, which had delivered an external events daemon (atieventsd) and more, it is now time for us to discuss the changes in the newly released 8.27.10 Linux display drivers. Of the changes in this release include X11R7.1 support, Fedora Core packaging scripts, and Radeon X1000 TV-out support. As always, we have all of the details to share in our ATI fglrx 8.27.10 driver examination.

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Little-known APT utilities for Debian desktop users

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The Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) is a distinguishing feature of Debian-based systems. APT was the first major alternative in GNU/Linux to boast automatic dependency resolution. Most GNU/Linux users know it through the apt-get command, a utility that calls on the lower-level dpkg command. However, other APT-based utilities remain largely unknown to desktop users. Some of these utilities offer a range of functionality far beyond those of the basic tools.

Xandros Offers Linux Alternative For "Disenfranchised" Windows 98 & ME Users

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Linux

Xandros is offering these users a 50% mail-in rebate when upgrading to either Xandros Desktop Home Edition or Home Edition Premium which can be installed alongside the unsupported Microsoft Windows.

HP Not Happy About Patents in GPL 3

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OSS

The second draft of the GPL version 3 license is not even a day old and already one of the largest Linux vendors in the world is taking issue with its content.

Also: Linux creator Torvalds still no fan of GPLv3

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SimplyMEPIS 6.0 - What Happened?

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The highly anticipated SimplyMEPIS 6.0 was released on July 22. I'd been following the developmental cycle loosely by testing Alpha 1 and RC1 and being rather impressed, I had been quite anxious to test the final release.

More affordable PCs hit Singapore market

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Linux

The SGD 399 made-in-Singapore PCs runs on the Pentium 4 platform with a Linux OS, but for an extra SGD 200, you get the same PC running Windows XP.

A geo-located photo album in five easy pieces

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HowTos

Open standards, and openness in general, enables people to combine a variety of technologies in new and interesting ways. For example, using a camera with Exif support, a GPS receiver, the Google Maps API, and Perl, PHP and JavaScript, Mike Whitton created a Web-based photo album in which the photographs are automatically placed on a map at the exact location they were taken. Let's take a look at how this is done.

Young Coders Summer on Google

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Google

When Narayan Newton, an Oregon State computer science student, received an e-mail from a prominent developer of Linux desktop applications, he expected it to be a complaint. "I'd submitted some bug reports," he says. Instead, Newton was surprised.

Microsoft: Vista will ship when it's ready

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Microsoft

Microsoft continues to give itself room to further delay the release of Windows Vista. An executive said Thursday that Vista remains on track, but Microsoft won't ship it until the company thinks it's ready.

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