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Interview: Anaconda and Fedora 9

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Linux
Interviews

redhatmagazine.com: In this installment of our co-published Fedora Interviews, Jeremy Katz, David Cantrell, and Chris Lumens talk about the improvements to Anaconda in Fedora 9.

Open Source's Hidden Trap: IP Liabilities

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OSS

Paul McDougall: Sure, open source software is free -- as in beer. It can also get you sued if you're not cautious. "You have to be careful" about when, where and how you use open source software in a commercial environment, said Janet Campbell, legal counsel for the Eclipse Foundation, speaking Tuesday at Interop.

Also: Interop: Microsoft To Manage Linux, Unix Servers

Ubuntu's OpenGL face browser will bring bling to GDM

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu's OpenGL face browser will bring bling to GDM

  • How to change the X11 DPI under kUbuntu
  • Install Extra GNOME Themes
  • Hardy Heron sound problems?
  • Slow ssh login in Hardy Heron

Gentoo 2008.0_beta2 released

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: 2008.0_beta2 is here. Thanks to you, our community, for testing beta1 and filing many bugs. You can help make 2008.0 amazing! Test out this beta and report any functionality issues you encounter. Since this is still a beta, we're looking only for bugs in functionality, not bugs in appearance such as desktop backgrounds or other artwork.

KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Release Announcement

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.1 Alpha1. With the soft feature freeze in effect, KDE 4.1 provides a first preview of what can be expected from KDE 4.1, due in late July this year.

Kubuntu Hardy Heron KDE 4 Remix review

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KDE
Ubuntu

fosswire.com: The latest version of the KDE variant of Ubuntu, has two versions - the standard disc featuring KDE 3.5.9, and this KDE 4 Remix disc, which features the new KDE 4.0 release.

Choosing a font manager

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Software

linux.com: With libraries of thousands of fonts to handle, designers need a way to quickly locate fonts and organize them into meaningful categories -- such as by the project that requires them -- and to disable fonts when they are not in use so that they don't clog system memory. Although as recently as two years ago the GNU/Linux desktop lacked a font manager that met all these needs, it now has four that either meet them or are likely to.

KDE 4 rev 802150: Work in progress

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KDE

polishlinux: The state of Plasma can be currently described as ‘chaotic’. The reason for that is that its API is being refactored which in result makes it almost impossible to use for a regular human being. I managed to catch a dev snapshot of KDE 4.1 which allowed me to test the recent changes, at least on the surface.

interesting off-topics

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Misc
  • Blogger fined for 'menacing' rant

  • Electron discovered April 30, 1897, by Joseph John Thomson
  • Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from cyberscene of crime

12 of the Best Media Players for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: One of the many perks of being a Linux user is that you have plenty of excellent software to choose from. To somehow guide those who are still looking for a media player that will suit their needs, I have put together a list that I hope will help.

Open source big names helping attract new users

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Participation by big open source vendors is helping attract new interest in Linux user groups in Asia. Khairil Yusof, president of the Free/Open Source Software Society (FOSS) in Malaysia, said in an interview that the group's members have benefited by sharing knowledge with others from different technology backgrounds during its monthly meetings.

Red Hat pitching proprietary lock-in as "open"

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Linux

Matt Asay: Ah, how the mighty have fallen. In what must have been gross oversight, Red Hat is pitching proprietary software on its website under the banner of "No vendor lock-in." The way Red Hat and IBM make it appear, simply running one's software on an open platform like Linux magically removes the proprietary lock-in of the application.

Firefox 3 improves handling of invalid SSL certificates

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Moz/FF

blog.ivanristic.com: I have downloaded the beta of Firefox 3 to check out the improvements related to SSL. First, there's the added support for Extended Validation SSL certificates, but I am not very excited about that. It's a nice feature, but it's not going to bring much good overall. On the other hand, I am very happy with the improvements to the handling of invalid SSL certificates.

Also: Mozilla Developer News April 29

Reiser FS: The open source file system fallout

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Reiser

blogs.zdnet.com: Yesterday, the Open Source community took an emotional hit when veteran Linux programmer Hans Reiser was convicted of first degree murder in the suspicious disappearing of his wife, Nina. I would like to talk a little bit about how this verdict will impact the technology in play for file system dominance in our favorite Open Source operating system, Linux.

Also: Was Reiser really found Guilty of being a Hacker?

Sun sheds light on its open-source future

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Interviews
OSS

zdnet.co.uk: Sun UK's chief open-source officer, Simon Phipps, has a high-profile role to play as the company aims to complete its move to 100 percent open software development.

UVC support soon in vanilla kernel?

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: In a recent interview with the German IT online magazine Golem.de the kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman mentioned that the USB video device support will soon be merged into the vanilla kernel.

Linux and Formula One

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: Formula One motor racing is no longer about famous car marques, its about precise science and using technology to shave another fraction of a second off a lap time, and Linux is playing a pivotal role in helping the race teams achieve this.

Announcing Linux Graphics Users.com

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Web

Linux Graphics Users.com is a forum created by artists, for artists in the Linux community. It is true, that most of the Linux graphics software listed on our site has their own forums (some more than one).... But, LGU is much more than just about the software, or the distro.... It's about the people.

BT bundles MS Office with Linux laptop

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Humor

reghardware.co.uk: This week's award for the Most Astutely Selected Software Bundle goes to BT after the teleco tried to hook potential purchasers of Asus' Linux-running Eee PC 900 by offering to ship it with a copy of Microsoft Office.

OpenOffice.org - a candidate for a 501(c)6?

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OSS

blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: Faced with serious, persistant maladministration and injustice in the ‘communities’ Sun controls - what can you do?

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