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Story Mandriva Foundation gets a name srlinuxx 15/10/2012 - 5:38pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 478 srlinuxx 15/10/2012 - 2:02pm
Story Debian Project News - October 15th srlinuxx 15/10/2012 - 2:01pm
Story Windows 8 vs Ubuntu: battle of the operating systems srlinuxx 2 15/10/2012 - 1:10pm
Story today's highlights: srlinuxx 15/10/2012 - 1:30am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 14/10/2012 - 4:09pm
Story How To Use Glx-Dock/Cairo-Dock On Ubuntu 12.04 falko 14/10/2012 - 9:20am
Story Canonical will be forced to hand over data to various governments srlinuxx 13/10/2012 - 5:18am
Story Zenwalk 7.2, Now Compatible with Slackware srlinuxx 13/10/2012 - 3:50am
Story Absolute Linux 14.0 - Still Needs Refinement srlinuxx 13/10/2012 - 3:00am

Linux gains action RPG

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Software
Gaming

desktoplinux.com: Linux Game Publishing has announced a Linux port of "Sacred Gold," an action role-playing game first published for Windows three years ago. The U.K.-based game publisher plans to ship the title in August of this year, priced at 27 GBP (~ $50).

Totem Movie Player can play YouTube Videos

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Software

linuxdesk.wordpress: It’s installed by default in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and works fabulously! Totem Movie Player now includes a plug-in for searching and playing You Tube videos without leaving the player and without Flash.

OpenSSL & OpenSSH Vulnerabilities : Confirm & Fix Instructions

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HowTos

ubuntu-tutorials.com: I’m sure many of you have heard by this point that there is a reported vulnerability in openSSL and openSSH. Security patches have been deployed to the Ubuntu archives so the first step is to, of course, apply any security patches available. Am I Affected?

Mozilla and Flock stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Customising Firefox 3

  • Flock 1.2 Beta Includes Digg Integration
  • Mozilla Developer News May 13

Open Source Security Myths Dispelled

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OSS

itproportal.com: Many IT professionals can’t seem to shake off the belief that OSS is inherently risky unreliable and complex. I am going to examine the most common of these perceptions to highlight how the facts are very often the exact opposite to what people believe.

Flipping the Linux switch: My OS is okay, your OS is okay

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: All right, let's quit the touchy-feely psycho-babble talk. There is a lot written about choosing distributions, desktops, and other fun stuff that comes with Linux. But how do you really know if it's something you want to invest time in trying at all?

ReactOS no threat to Windows

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: ReactOS is an implementation of Windows Server 2003, still in alpha stage, and very interesting. But it is no threat to Windows. None at all. Especially compared with Linux. Here's why.

OpenOffice.org obeys Moore's Law?

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OOo

oooninja.com: Let's compare these laws against OpenOffice.org to see which law wins. We'll measure the installed disk usage of OpenOffice.org for Linux in English as built by Sun Microsystems. The size of OpenOffice.org installation over time fits a linear equation with R2 = 0.858 and an expoential curve with R2 = 0.876: that means it is predictable like Kryder's Law.

You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 6: The Black Hand

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Have you noticed that the differences in major computer platforms really do seem to make them like different countries? The different ways we do things like run system tasks, open files, shut down and restart, have different file formats and character schemes and default fonts.

more Fedora stuff

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Linux
  • Fedora 9 Released with KDE 4.0.3

  • Fedora 9 Gives Ubuntu a Run For Its Money
  • Hats off to Fedora 9
  • Red Hat lives on the edge with Fedora 9
  • First Look at Sulphur, Fedora 9
  • Promoting Fedora the Blurbuntoo way

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu KDE4 Remix: An Ubuntu User’s View

  • 5 types of people who should be using Ubuntu
  • Week 1 with Ubuntu 8.04LTS

Open letter to standards professionals, developers, and activists

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You’ve read how Microsoft drove its tank through the international standardization process last year and this year, finally winning ISO approval for its legacy OOXML format. The OOXML event proved that we’re in a real fight, and that money and power can break down the existing polite rules and agreements that constitute the international standardization process.

NYSE Euronext banks on Red Hat

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Linux

Matt Asay: If anyone out there persists in believing that Linux isn't ready for serious prime time, NYSE Euronext's dependence on Red Hat should finally lay that silly notion to rest.

Could investor short-termism undermine open source?

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OSS

Matthew Aslett: There is a small, but growing, list of VCs that clearly understand the open source development and distribution models and the long-term profit potential of open source software vendors. Can the same be said of individual and institutional investors buying and selling shares in publicly traded software companies?

some app stuff

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Software
  • Application of the Day - katapult

  • Kumblr - a Lightweight Tumblr Client for KDE
  • Critical security update for openssl
  • vnstat - Command Line Tool to check how much bandwidth you use
  • Make synaptic package manager use gtk theme
  • Review: CNR

Fedora 9 Released

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: Fedora 9 was released today just six months after Fedora 8 was released. It comes in a variety of “spins” with improved networking and eyecandy.

Some Gnome Panel Applets you may not know about!

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Software

ubuntu-unleashed.com: Here is a collection of gnome panel applets that I have found in the repositories, installed applets can be viewed and added to your gnome panel via right click on an empty panel space then click "Add to Panel"

Linux kernel compile secrets. Part 1

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: The Linux kernel is the beating heart of any Linux distribution. It is a strange and complex beast and to many people somewhat mystical in nature. I intend to shed light on some of that mystical shroud and show how simple and easy compiling a Linux kernel really is.

aTunes tries to be the best of two worlds

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Software

linux.com: Are you looking for a free and open source music player that you can use no matter which operating system you boot or switch to during the day? Meet aTunes, a small competitor to both Amarok and Apple's iTunes. Its name sounds like a hybrid of the two, and it tries to have a unique combination of the best of both user experiences.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MIT students show power of open cell phone systems

  • Ubuntu and Windows compared SIDE BY SIDE, literally
  • Defending the oppressed and the forsaken (i.e. KDE3)
  • Google Desktop for Linux
  • The best desktop OS is...
  • Open-Source Software: How the Stock Market Views It
  • Control Your TiVo With Your Ubuntu Machine
  • Radio Free Software: Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and OpenSolaris Community Managers
  • Give Linux a chance
  • optimize/improve internet connection speed and responsiveness
  • Fix Firefox and epiphany Flash Crash
  • Novell to Sun: Here’s an offer you can’t refuse
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Leftovers: OSS

  • Linksys Sees Value Open Source Market for WRT Wireless Routers
    The wireless router world remains safe for open source -- at least for users of certain Linksys Wi-Fi devices, which will still allow the installation of open source firmware like DD-WRT after new FCC rules take effect next week. Here's the back story: Last fall, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) introduced new regulations that required device manufacturers to ensure "that third parties are not able to reprogram the device to operate outside the parameters for which the device was certified." Those rules go into effect June 2.
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    In this Keynote, Luciano Resende, Architect, Spark Technology Center at IBM, will showcase Open source Analytic platforms. Luciano will also discuss how they are being leveraged by different organizations to upend their competition, as well as enable new use cases.
  • Verizon’s Open Source Network Points Way For Enterprises
  • An open source toolbox for pure mathematics
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