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Story Open Source but no Open Mind srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 11:45pm
Story Zenwalk Linux 6.2 srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 9:23pm
Story Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker Mini Netbook Hands-on srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 9:22pm
Story 5 things you must know about Windows 7 srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 9:20pm
Story Slitaz 2 - 30MB of joy srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 6:30pm
Story Karmic Netbook Remixes: Kubuntu 1, Ubuntu 0 srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 6:29pm
Story On the question of MySQL’s state of health srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 6:27pm
Story DesktopBSD 1.7 – last and final version srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 3:14pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Alpha 5 Reviewed srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 3:12pm
Story Four Nifty Blogging Clients for KDE srlinuxx 07/09/2009 - 3:09pm

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Getting started with Knoppix Linux

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Linux

Getting started with Knoppix Linux doesn’t have to be costly. Chances are you already have everything you need. The requirements are simple. Any computer newer than 5 years old with a working bootable CD or DVD drive should be able to run Knoppix.

Bettering the Linux desktop -- Portland progress

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Software

Six months ago, architects from two dozen desktop-oriented Linux projects came together in Portland, Ore. to work together on creating the best possible Linux desktop. Thus was born the Portland Project. Now, in Mainz, Germany, the expanded group is meeting again to see how far it's come and to look at what's ahead.

The Code Breakers – a BBC World Documentary on FOSS and Development

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OSS

A two-part documentary, “Code Breakers” will be aired on BBC World TV starting on 10 May 2006. Code Breakers investigates how poor countries are using FOSS applications for development, and includes stories and interviews from around the world.

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Same Austrumi - Only Better

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Linux
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The folks at Austrumi released version 1.2.0 of their tenny tiny distro today and since we hadn't tested Austrumi since the .9.x days, we though we might better see what was new. It's still the same great-performing feature-rich system, but there were some significant changes.

Stable kernel 2.6.16.15 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.15 stable kernel release is available. This one fixes four separate security problems, all of them in the SCTP code.

More Here and Here.

How do you budget for FOSS?

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OSS

Businesses seem to be champing at the bit to cut costs by using free and open source software, but many fail to budget for the necessary integration and support costs that go along with any software. Sand Hill Group co-founder M.R. Rangaswami says most companies turn to FOSS when they're in a fix, and do not plan out the other costs that may go along with software that was free to acquire.

PCLinuxOS MiniME, A Walk on the Lighter Side.

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PCLOS


PCLinuxOS, simply put, is one of the easiest to use, stable, consistent, and enjoyable distros out there.

I honestly feel that it has few equals at this point in time.

MiniME proves to be no exception, just smaller.

Read the rest!

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Novell brands its own open-source religion

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SUSE

Novell is readying two major product launches meant to make its open-source software more palatable to corporate customers.

Vector Linux - A sleek, secure Linux distribution based on Slackware

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Reviews

Over the years, I have installed and used quite a number of Linux distributions. But one distribution which I hadn't got the chance to install and use was the venerable Slackware. I decided to download a relatively small Linux distribution going by the name Vector Linux. What piqued my interest in downloading this distribution was that it is based on Slackware.

The Rise of Independent Media

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Software

What would happen if anybody could produce radio or TV programming as easily as they consume it? What would happen if the natural limits to broadcasting went away?

Those questions only had sci-fi answers when I was a kid growing up in New Jersey.

A portable data device that does everything

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Hardware

Who says you can't take it with you? The folks at Wolverine Data and Digital Foci beg to differ and have actually produced portable devices that allow you to transport, save, listen and watch data on-the-fly. It supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Mini-Review: Open source handheld gaming device: GP2X

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Gaming

Dynamism sent me the GP2X-F100 Personal Entertainment Player to play around with. If you're not familiar with the unit, it's a Linux-based device manufactured by Gamepark Holdings co., Ltd which is made from the ground up for Open Source tinkering. This is one great handheld!

Drupal Upgrade

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Site News

Well, we have the site updated to 4.6.6. It was rough, but we are just about there. I was planning to upgrade to 4.7.x as soon as the modules and bug fixes caught up a little better, but as rough as upgrading Drupal is, it might be a bit longer. Big Grin

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Phonon and the future of KDE multimedia

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KDE

The development of the next generation of KDE kicked off with the release of the Qt 4 toolkit and aKademy conference last August and is now in full swing. KDE sub-projects from Kate to KWin are deep in the midst of planning and coding for the next major overhaul to GNU/Linux's most popular desktop. Each of KDE's applications must be rewritten to take advantage of Qt 4 and improve the look, power, and usability of KDE. The latest development announcement is for Phonon, KDE 4's multimedia framework, and the replacement for KDE 2 and 3's aRts.

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