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Story Honesty and openness 'will keep Firefox popular' srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 3:50pm
Story Two clues Microsoft is losing its way srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 3:48pm
Story Canonical’s Four Most Critical Ubuntu Partners srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 3:46pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 308 srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 11:43am
Story Sun's Schwartz sees open sauce with everything srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 11:41am
Story Why I Use Linux: Arlie’s Story srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 11:39am
Story Opera web browser re-invents meaning of word "re-invent" srlinuxx 1 22/06/2009 - 9:02am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 4:17am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 4:10am
Story The right to be free srlinuxx 22/06/2009 - 12:34am

Coming Next To The Mac: Mandriva?

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MDV

Momentum is building, albeit unevenly, to bring alternate operating systems to the Intel-based Macintosh computers that Apple Computer recently released. A fully compatible version of Mandriva Linux "could appear sometime in the second quarter of 2006," according to David Barth, vice-president of engineering at the Paris-based company.

One Laptop Project reaches critical stages

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Hardware

The One Laptop Per Child project, an effort spearheaded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Laboratory and joined by several corporate partners and international governments, has moved closer to completion. The effort, which is intended to provide tens of millions of children in developing nations with laptop computers, has reached several of its goals with full manufacturing and distribution of the units due in about 12 months time.

A collection of books, howtos and documentation on GNU/Linux for offline use

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Linux

If I am asked which is one of the most important strengths of GNU/Linux, then I would tell you that it is the documentation. That is right! What makes GNU/Linux such a pleasure to use is the excellent documentation that is included with it for each and every tool bundled with it.

U.S. officials review antitrust complaints over Vista

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Microsoft

U.S. officials are looking at a complaint about Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming Vista OS regarding its boot-up features, as well as several other concerns, according to court documents filed in the U.S. on Wednesday.

MEPIS may be going Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

MEPIS, one of the more popular Debian-derived distributions, may be moving in a new direction soon. MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather than from Debian.

aKademy-es 2006 in Barcelona

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KDE

Badopi (the LUG of Barcelona) are organising the first aKademy-es event so you can have an excuse to meet other Spanish KDE developers, users, translators, artists and share some good days with other KDE people.

Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption

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Microsoft

Microsoft may not make flawless software, but its proprietary strategy is hard to fault. In particular, Microsoft has mastered desktop lock-in, undermining users' confidence in any alternatives and creating a slew of minor difficulties that irritate those who do switch.

Setting up an SSL server with Apache2

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HowTos

With the introduction of the Apache2 packages in Debian it is much simpler to create and use a secure SSL protected webserver than in the old days with Apache 1.3, here we'll show how it is done.

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Jeeves the Butler gets the bullet

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Web

ASK JEEVES will become plain old Ask.com at the end of this month, Interactive Corporation said.

Gravee Search Engine

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Web

Gr@vee wants to be your new search engine/social bookmarking/tagging site. Competing against Google, MSN et al. is a rather tall order, but they are coming at it with some unique ideas.

CrossOver Office Now Shipping For Linspire

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Software

CodeWeavers and Linspire on Wednesday announced CrossOver Office for Linspire 5.0, the first time the software has been made available for the Linspire Linux OS.

Why Not Python?, Part 3

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HowTos

Now it's time for this new Python user to do the hard work--code the program to fill in the blanks of Sudoku puzzles.

The end of the (free) pipe dream?

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Web

Gervase Markham, our man from Mozilla, says that charging for sending e-mails could create a dangerous precedent on the previously free-to-access internet.

Firefox Exploit Emerges

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Security

An exploit that takes advantage of a recently-patched bug in Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser has gone public.

Review: SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3

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Linux
Reviews

SimplyMEPIS is a KDE-based, Debian-derived distro that focuses on desktop use. The previous stable release came out in May of 2005, but the newest version of SimplyMEPIS is scheduled for release today, and it looks like a great release for anyone who's interested in desktop Linux.

Northland Demo

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Gaming

Linuxgames.com reports, that Runesoft has released a demo for Northland, a strategy game developed by Funatics Software that features unit/structure management and adventure-style riddles.

Also: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Preview

HP picks Red Hat for advanced telecoms server

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Linux

Red Hat Inc has announced that Hewlett-Packard Co has selected its Enterprise Linux operating system for its new Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture blade server.

Final Gnome 2.12 version released

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Software

The Gnome project Wednesday released version 2.12.3 of its popular Linux desktop, the final release in the 2.12 branch. Version 2.13 will be skipped, and the next edition, v2.14, is already well into development, the project said.

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