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Story Fixing my Firefox crash srlinuxx 27/01/2010 - 7:23pm
Story Just what is “Linux”? srlinuxx 27/01/2010 - 7:20pm
Story Yahoobuntu! srlinuxx 4 27/01/2010 - 5:23pm
Story Linux Mint 8 Helena - Superb execution srlinuxx 27/01/2010 - 5:20pm
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Story KDE SC 4.3.5 Released srlinuxx 1 27/01/2010 - 4:46pm
Story Breaking the Nokia Booklet, Part 2: A win for Wubi. acurrie 27/01/2010 - 3:45pm
Story Console news, feed and e-mail readers srlinuxx 27/01/2010 - 3:04pm
Story Screenlets: Eye Candy for Linux Users srlinuxx 27/01/2010 - 3:03pm

FSF should separate GPLv3 changes

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OSS

The process of producing the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) may not be doomed, but, as Linus Torvalds and other kernel developers heat up the rhetoric, it does seem stalled. If the process continues in the way that it has been going, a large number of current users of the GPL may not switch to the new license. Unless the free and open source software (FOSS) communities are willing to risk the possible consequences of that result, it's time for a change of tactics.

Ubuntu, Pearl: 2 true new gems

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Ubuntu

Two new items arrived this week. They haven't been on hand long enough for a full review, but here are some first impressions. Ubuntu (www.ubuntu.com) carries a subtitle, "Linux for human beings." That's a refreshing concept.

Proof Why Closed Source Operating Systems are Failing

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Microsoft

As the battle between Microsoft and software vendors continues to rage on in the foreground, it seems like a lot of people have completely forgotten about the common user and their experience with the OS.

Turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu

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HowTos

Chapter 20 from Marcel Gagné's new book Moving to Ubuntu Linux: Showing you how to work with KDE is beyond the scope of this book, so I won't spend a great deal of time on it, but I will show you how to convert your Ubuntu system to a Kubuntu system.

Wired editor smokes out MySpace pedo w/ perl

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Software
Web

Hats off to Kevin Poulsen for one of the best articles in tech journalism you will read this year. The one-time hacker extraordinaire, and now senior editor at Wired, combined investigative reporting and code-writing skills to collar a predatory pedophile reaching out to teenage boys through MySpace.

Final Release Of Firefox 2.0 Due Soon

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Moz/FF

The latest release candidate for the new Mozilla Firefox Web browser should be posted for free download early this week, as the project's developers finish last-minute code checks and tie up loose ends.

Hands on the Wii

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Gaming

I'm sitting in a conference room here at CNET Networks' headquarters, playing a baseball game on a Nintendo Wii in which the players look like little more than rudimentary Lego people. Still, I'm having a good time.

Mandriva 2007 Review

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MDV
Reviews

Was it because of a bad strategy? Was its release cycle too long? Was it the controversy over Gael Duval being fired? Or was it just the lack of quality in its latest releases? Whatever it was, it disappointed a lot of people. The once most popular Linux distribution had now fallen far behind the leading Ubuntu, Fedora and Suse. A lot of its users were moving towards PCLinuxOS.

Another slip in the FC6 schedule

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Linux

Over the weekend we ran into a few more bugs with Fedora Core 6 that we decided were important enough to fix. For these reasons and a few others, we decided to respin the release candidate tree and push the release date out another couple of days.

Don’t fear the penguin

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Linux

Penguins are sleek, quick, and nothing to be afraid of. The same can be said about Linux. My preferred distribution, Ubuntu, is designed for beginners, and can be set up and running in half an hour.

The GIMP's next-generation imaging core demonstrated

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Software

GIMP developer Øvind Kolås gave a public demonstration of the Generic Graphical Library (GEGL) on Friday at the Piksel 06 festival in Bergen, Norway. GEGL has long been slated to replace the core image processing framework of the GIMP, bringing with it entirely new data models and operations -- but development had languished to the point where many critics had written the project off entirely.

Linux: NVIDIA Binary Graphics Driver Exploit

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Security

A recent security advisory announced today by Rapid7 explains, "the NVIDIA Binary Graphics Driver for Linux is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that allows an attacker to run arbitrary code as root.

Cross-platform calendar Using Sunbird in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Mozilla Sunbird™ is a cross-platform calendar application, built upon Mozilla Toolkit. Our goal is to bring Mozilla-style ease-of-use to your calendar, without tying you to a particular storage solution.

Quicktip - how to give someone else sudo access in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Say you’ve got an Ubuntu box at home and you’ve been training your significant other on the wonders and uses of Linux. Now they’re up to speed and you want to give them sudo rights.

Also: Book Review - Ubuntu Unleashed

OpenSUSE 10.1 gets package update makeover

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SUSE

We like openSUSE 10.1. Really, we do. There's just been this one little, well not so little really, problem: the revised YaST package manger, which is used for adding new programs and updating old ones, has stunk.

Lobbyists denigrate open source in leaked letter to EC

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OSS

MICROSOFT IS using lobbyists to warn the European Commission of what it perceives to be the dangers of open-source software.

Mac Mini becomes Linux-based IP PBX

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Linux

An East German company will soon begin selling an IP-PBX setup based on a Mac Mini running Linux. 4S Newcom's iBlue package comes with an iPod Shuffle that acts as a boot device for the Mac Mini, plus five Linux-based VoIP phones.

2006 is a bad year for all software, Linux included

So far this year's reported vulnerabilities for apps and operating systems already exceeds last year's total. It has proven to be the year of living dangerously, if you are using a computer that's attached to the Internet - not so much if you're using a Linux-based machine.

Sabayon Linux miniEdition looks sharp on the bleeding edge

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Linux
Reviews

Last week the Sabayon Linux project released ISO images of its miniEdition 3.1 live CD Linux distro. Sabayon has earned a reputation for running right on the cutting edge; it is the first distro to deploy a live CD using the Beryl compositing engine and Nvidia's newest beta video drivers.

Larry Ellison's Linux nears release – pundit

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Linux

Wall Street continues to drool over the idea of Oracle producing its own line of Linux software for reasons unclear to us. Last week, Jeffries & Co analyst Katherine Egbert fired off a research note, claiming that "our independent checks in the past two weeks indicate that Oracle seems to be close to introducing its own software 'stack'."

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