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Story Solar Eclipse on your desktop srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:47am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 21/07/2009 - 10:46am
Story Linux slips into Microsoft's warm, deadly embrace srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:45am
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 312 srlinuxx 2 21/07/2009 - 10:28am
Story KDE Reaches 1,000,000 commits in its Subversion Repository srlinuxx 4 21/07/2009 - 9:15am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 4:34am
Story Linux Box: Open Source On The Grow srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 2:13am
Story A report from the revolution, one year on srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 2:11am
Story Who Is the Next Red Hat? srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 2:09am
Story Buffer overflow in Firefox 3.5.1 not exploitable srlinuxx 3 21/07/2009 - 2:08am

Novell predicts only two Linux distros will survive

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Linux

Novell boss Jack Messman is predicting that the open source operating system market will be reduced to two dominant suppliers in the next three to five years: Novell and Red Hat.

Open-Xchange Inc. Announces Open Source Collaboration Virtual Appliance

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OS

Open-Xchange Inc. today announced a Virtual “appliance” for its open source project Open-Xchange Server 0.8 – giving developers and the open source community the popular collaboration platform to run in a VMware Virtual Appliance.

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Microsoft delays wide launch of Windows Vista

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. will delay the consumer release of its new Windows operating system until January 2007, missing the holiday sales season and throwing some PC makers and retailers into turmoil.

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Next-Gen Linux Game Roundup

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Gaming

If you thought the Linux gaming world consisted of nethack, pp-racer, BZFlag, and well... fortune, you were wrong. Here's some next-gen Linux games that'll definitely make some waves:

Lightning strikes Mozilla

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Moz/FF

In contrast to web browsers, e-mail and calendar applications have remained largely platform-centric. If you use Windows, chances are you also run Outlook. If you're on a Mac, you're probably using Mail.app or Entourage. Unix? PINE (just kidding).

Free Vs. Open

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Interviews

Richard Stallman, founder of the Boston-based Free Software Foundation, has created a new version of his GNU General Public License, or GPL, under which many free software programs are distributed. In an interview by e-mail with Forbes, Stallman says freedom is more important to him than popularity. He also describes the differences between "free software" and "open source." And yes, he thinks one is better.

Linux gets built-in Cell processor support

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Linux

Linus Torvalds released a new Linux kernel Monday that supports features in IBM's Cell processor, includes Oracle software for clustered databases and improves how the open-source operating system runs on multiprocessor systems.

Red Hat's Fedora 5 boosts desktop features

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Linux

Red Hat released its Fedora Core 5 version of Linux Monday, giving enthusiasts new graphics and virtualization abilities, as well as some desktop utilities based on a software framework from Microsoft.

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New MEPIS Linux Test Version Uses Ubuntu Base

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Ubuntu

MEPIS founder Warren Woodford has announced a test release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0, incorporating software from the Ubuntu Dapper package pools. This is the first version of SimplyMEPIS with an Ubuntu base.

The Best Free Desktop Linux . . . and how to make it better

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Linux

Continuing his quest for the perfect Linux desktop, Michael C. Barnes gives DesktopLinux.com readers an in-depth analysis of the technologies that make open source a great alternative to proprietary operating systems.

Shuttleworth confirms 1 June for Dapper

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Ubuntu

In an e-mail to the Ubuntu community last night, Mark Shuttleworth confirmed the release date for Ubuntu Dapper Drake desktop and server editions as 1 June.

French approve copyright protection bill

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Misc

The French National Assembly approved a digital copyright bill today that will require DRM (digital rights management) developers to reveal details of their technology to rivals that wish to build interoperable systems. The bill will make it illegal to develop, distribute or promote P2P and threaten [the development of] free and open-source software.

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Pimp Your Shell

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HowTos

Bored with your black and white Linux prompt? Try these tips to pimp your shell prompt. I tested these tips with Bash shell version 2 and above.

Mozilla Firefox v2.0 Alpha 1 Screenshots

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Moz/FF

With a few months since Firefox v1.5 had been released, the Mozilla developers have been quick to progress in the Mozilla v2.0 development tree. As the Firefox 2 development progresses, among the many goals Mozilla wishes to address include Really Simply Syndication improvements, redoing their tabbing support, and many other nifty features to come.

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Fedora (Five)

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Reviews

My ever famous old laptop got an infusion of FC5 last night. And it was not that bad. I haven't had installed Fedora since FC3, so it was kinda new for me. The improved Anaconda is indeed extremely easy to use, it's a truly no-nonsense installer.

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