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Story Open Science and climategate: The IPCC/CRU needs to take a leaf out of CERN's Book fsmag 16/12/2009 - 12:26pm
Story Cherrypal Offers Laptop for Under $100 srlinuxx 4 16/12/2009 - 12:25pm
Story Taking a Look at VLOS srlinuxx 16/12/2009 - 11:37am
Story MEPIS 8.5 Beta1 srlinuxx 16/12/2009 - 11:36am
Story Understanding licenses, bit by bit srlinuxx 16/12/2009 - 11:34am
Story 3 top Linux distros go for different users srlinuxx 16/12/2009 - 11:32am
Story Firefox 3.5.6 and 3.0.16 Officially Released srlinuxx 16/12/2009 - 11:30am
Story Bruce Perens' Statement on Busybox Lawsuits srlinuxx 1 16/12/2009 - 10:33am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 16/12/2009 - 6:03am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 16/12/2009 - 4:18am

A first look at GNOME 2.16

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Reviews

The GNOME 2.16 release is almost upon us, and readers have asked for a prerelease preview. Although GNOME 2.16 is a minor update, it adds some highly desirable functionality and touts much-needed aesthetic improvements in addition to a veritable mountain of bug fixes.

The changing face of charts in OpenOffice.org

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Software

The charting component is probably the least satisfactory part of OpenOffice.org. A few minutes with the issue tracker shows that, since OpenOffice.org 2.0 was released, 62 issues have been filed for charting. By contrast, the bibliography component and the formula editor, two other problematic subsystems that are comparable in size, have nine and 27 issues files against them respectively.

“SUSE Linux”

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SUSE

Perhaps due to the participation of Novell, SUSE Linux is one of the most popular and highly rated Linux distributions available today. Indeed, Novell claims over seven thousand installations a day, a breathtaking average of one every twelve seconds. With SUSE’s quick and easy installation, excellent hardware detection to get it all going, and first class implementations of both KDE and Gnome, it’s no wonder.

Linspire Founder on Linux, iPod

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Interviews

Is Michael Robertson afraid of anything? The entrepreneur has a made a career—and a fortune—playing rough with giants. Now, though, he’s turning up the volume: predicting an end to Apple’s hold on digital music, shaking up the Linux community by looking to marry open source smarts with proprietary know how, and talking trash about Microsoft’s new Zune.

Red Hat Linux internet for Oxfordshire schools

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Linux

Oxfordshire county council is installing a Linux system from Red Hat on IBM machines to deliver internet services across more than 280 local schools.

It's not just Linux: Open Source has arrived

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OSS

Open-source true believers have been saying forever that open source is the way to develop software. It turns out they've convinced most programmers that they're right. According to a newly released IDC study, open source isn't just hype; it's now the way most developers make software.

kat is dead?

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Looks like kat, an attempt to create a native desktop search engine for KDE, has now vanished from the web surface. The old homepages, kat.sourceforge.net and kat.mandriva.com, just show a short note before it links directly to the main page of the former kat sponsor - Mandriva.

Opera adds "Widgets" to device browser

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Software

Opera Software has updated its brower for Linux-based set-top boxes, portable media players, game consoles, and other devices. Opera 9 for Devices mainly adds support for "Widgets" -- small applications based on web standards, and rendered in standalone browser windows without toolbars or other chrome.

The Glory of Choice

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Misc

There are so many variants of Linux to discover and each has its own particular emphasis and individual strengths. One of the more unusual ones I’ve seen is the “Christian” edition of Ubuntu, the latest version of which was released on September 4. This is yet another development which indicates the flexibility of Linux.

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PCLinuxOS .93A (Big Daddy) Review

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PCLOS
Reviews

Plenty of Linux distributions are out there to play with, and sometimes one of the good ones slips by. I haven't paid too much attention to PCLinuxOS in the past, and it turns out I was quite remiss in not doing so.

Alien Arena 2007 Released!

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Gaming

Alien Arena 2007 has been released for Windows and Linux on September 2, 2006, nearly one year after the 2006 version. My how much can change in one year!

Online word processors: A hands-on comparison

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Software

The last year has seen the first appearance of online word processing applications such as ajaxWrite, ThinkFree Online, Writely, and Zoho Writer. Online office applications are an unproven product in a new market. To see how worthwhile they were, I compared their interfaces, basic and advanced features, and their document export and administration capabilities.

KOffice: Summer of Code students deliver the goods

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KDE

Under the KDE umbrella, the KOffice project took part in the 2006 Summer of Code with four participants. The summer is over, the season of mists and long hacking nights has arrived and the question that's obviously in everyones mind is, have these five delivered -- and, more importantly, will Gabor, Alfredo, Emanuele, Thomas and Fredrik continue hacking on KOffice?

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Vote For Linus

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OSS

Open source software is part of the IT furniture these days, but it is only 15 years since Linus Torvalds put out the first Linux release. Is the inventor of Linux one of your IT greats?

Open Source: changing the world and web

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OSS

Let’s face it, not everyone is a tech junkie at this stage in their life (I know that I am not) but the further one gets in their college career, the closer we get to the corporate realm, and it is important to note one of the most interesting tech issue revolutionizing our world, open source programming.

Review: Novell Suse Linux Enterprise 10

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If you’re planning to deploy Linux, the Suse Linux Enterprise 10 is a hard act to beat, especially if migrating from or integrating with Windows.

Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake: Solving Hardware Compatibility

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So most of us have read review after review on just how fantastic Ubuntu is. And you know something, they're right - this really is a fantastic Linux distribution for the newer Linux enthusiast. But there often times appear to be some confusion as to accomplishing tasks they once would do in Windows pretty easily. On the whole, the confusion stems from hardware compatibly issues and today we are going to look into resolving those issues with ease.

Report on the Fourth International GPLv3 Conference

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OSS

Last month the Free Software Foundation (FSF) held its Fourth International Conference on GPLv3 at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. Around 150 participants from all over India and abroad, including Japan, France, and Germany, attended. Since this was the first conference after the second draft of GPLv3, which saw several extensive revisions, both Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen painstakingly explained the new draft, and took many questions from attendees.

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