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Story Top Firefox Extensions for Normal People srlinuxx 29/07/2013 - 5:49pm
Story Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton: Open Source Lessons from Wayland srlinuxx 29/07/2013 - 5:44pm
Story Rikomagic Linux ARM Mini PCs Launching Soon srlinuxx 29/07/2013 - 5:43pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 518 srlinuxx 29/07/2013 - 4:08pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 29/07/2013 - 2:10am
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Story A Review of Open TTD for Linux srlinuxx 27/07/2013 - 2:42am
Story Review: Gratuitous Space Battles srlinuxx 27/07/2013 - 2:40am
Story OpenMandriva.org Suffers Outage, Restored Now srlinuxx 27/07/2013 - 2:38am
Story 10 secrets to sustainable in open source communities srlinuxx 26/07/2013 - 11:18pm

Is Microsoft getting ready to kill Windows?

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: No, I’m not talking about killing Vista. Microsoft is already burying that living dead operating system as fast it can. I’m talking about killing Windows itself. That’s the conclusion I’ve drawn from David Worthington’s story about Microsoft’s plans for Midori, a next generation operating system.

8 Best E-mail Clients for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: When it comes to picking the right e-mail client, Linux users have tons of choices. I have here a list of 8 of the best free and open source e-mail clients that are available for Linux.

SSD vs. SATA RAID: A performance benchmark

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Hardware

linux.com: Solid state drives (SSD) have many advantages over traditional spinning-platter hard drives including no noise, low power and heat generation, good resistance to shock, and most importantly, extremely low seek times. To see just how much an SSD might improve performance, I used Bonnie++ to benchmark a contemporary SSD as it might be used in a laptop computer.

Ars reviews Firefox 3.1 alpha 1

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla took a big step towards Firefox 3.1 yesterday with the release of the first alpha. It includes important improvements to both the user interface and to Firefox's underlying Gecko rendering engine.

NVIDIA 173.14.12 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Yesterday KDE 4.1 was released and there are widely known 2D performance problems with the GeForce 8 and 9 series, which are especially exhibited when using the K Desktop Environment. So you think NVIDIA would address this issue in their next driver update? Guess again.

Ex-inmates apply open source to rehabilitation

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Interviews
OSS

linuxworld.com: Ric Moore and Dennis Gaddy met in prison, and started to discuss how Open Source software and methods could help other inmates to avoid further mistakes and get better chance to start over after their term. In this interview, Ric explains how they are doing it through the NuOAR program and why.

10 Cool Open Source Easter Eggs

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Software

hehe2.net: It’s easy to forget with all the source compiling, the conspiracy theories, and the OS flaming going on in every corner of the Internet, that there is a fun side of our beloved OS and Open Source applications. I have compiled a list of 10 easter eggs found in Open Source projects.

Help Create the Artwork for openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Now with openSUSE 11.0 out the door, and Alpha 1 of openSUSE 11.1 just released, it’s time to start thinking about the look of openSUSE 11.1! Once again this year the Pixel Pool is open for community members to submit ideas about the 11.1 artwork!

Who will build the open source cloud?

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Software

Matthew Aslett: I wrote recently about the potential of open source software as a platform for cloud computing. Since then I’ve been involved in a couple of conversations with prospective cloud users that have further highlighted the opportunity for an open source cloud.

Lancelot alpha 2 screenshots

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KDE

ivan.fomentgroup.org: Vijay Patil asked me to explain the application browsing component, so here it is: At first, you get a panel with two columns - Favourites on the left, and application categories on the right.

Hidden Linux : New Compiz Effects

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Software

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: I've long been a fan of Compiz desktop candy (see here and here), so when I saw version 0.7.6 had been released I rushed to install it. Here's some comparative shots..

today's leftovers

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News
  • South African sister companies praise Linux-based accounting program

  • Firefox 3 uses less RAM than earlier versions
  • Have Your Ammo Ready With OpenOffice
  • Is Open Solaris in Hot Water? -- No, I Don't Think So
  • KDE 4.1 delivers a next-gen desktop Linux experience
  • OpenSUSE 11 Alpha 1 with KDE 4.1
  • Furius ISO Mount - Gui tool to mount ISO & image files in openSUSE
  • OS X, Ubuntu and Other Fun Stuff
  • Launchpad 2.0 Radically Improves Collaboration
  • Are India and China taking over open source?
  • Mozilla Developer News July 29
  • Control, transparency, and customer contributions to open source
  • Plumbers Conference Featured Speakers Announcement

Microsoft, its time to officially rescind the Linux lawsuit threats

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Microsoft

networkworld.com: At this point in the game, Microsoft should really come clean with a statement that rescinds its Linux/patent/suing threat altogether. The fact is, we are seeing actions by Microsoft that indicate that the "suing Linux users" jig is up.

Also: Microsoft: still a business of threats?

Kernel space: no shortage of tracing options

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Three weeks ago, LWN looked at the renewed interest in dynamic tracing, with an emphasis on SystemTap. Tracing is a perennial presence on end-user wishlists; it remains a handy tool for companies like Sun Microsystems, which wish to show that their offerings (Solaris, for example) are superior to Linux. It is not surprising that there is a lot of interest in tracing implementations for Linux.

Also: 2.6.27-rc1, "Pretty Dang Busy"

some images:

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OSS
  • Linux T-Shirt Statistics Graph

  • Longest Error Ever
  • Mozilla Community
  • The Mozilla Tree

KDE 4.1 still isn't for me

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KDE

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: A new version of one of the two major Linux desktops, KDE and GNOME, came out today: KDE 4.1 While I don't hate it, I don't see myself switching over from KDE 3.5.9 either. That said, I will say KDE 4.1 is an improvement over the last 4.x version.

ASUS Eee PC 1000 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: ASUS’ response to the heap of competitors entering the mini-notebook space it helped create has been a bit overwhelming; the company has just released its fifth Eee PC model in two months. But though it is increasingly difficult to pick from the seemingly interminable Eee PCs on the market, the Eee PC 1000 has risen to be one of our favorites.

What’s next in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (part 1)

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: One of the most-asked questions in the software world is:
“What’s coming in the next release?” Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is no different. You can wait for the beta, and pore over the release notes and the package changelogs. You can corner a product manager at the right moment. But the easiest and best way to get the scoop on what’s coming up in future Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases? Take a look at Fedora.

Hardy is a hard time...

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Ubuntu

frimouvy.org: I'm tired of Hardy. Tired of the bugs, tired of this Operating System. Yes, for the first time, I really regret to use Ubuntu.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 released

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News
MDV

Mandriva is proud to announce the release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 'thornicrofti'. This beta includes the newest release of KDE 4, KDE 4.1 final, GNOME 2.23.5, Firefox 3, and kernel 2.6.26 final.

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