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Story Michael Meeks about LibreOffice 4.0 srlinuxx 28/02/2013 - 4:33am
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The GPL v3 Watch List For June 6

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: The year has gone by quite quickly since the GPL v3 was first released. We have just entered into the month of the release, and it is only 23 days until a complete year has passed. It doesn't seem like we have been tracking the GPL v3 and its derivatives for a year, but it is more believable when you look at the count.

A Few Problems With Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

codingexperiments.com: Since before the dawn of time, Linux users have argued over which distribution to use. But by far, Ubuntu, a massively popular Debian-based distribution, is the one most recommended by everybody. But under that famous shiny orange surgery coating, I believe lie some annoying problems.

Also: Ubuntu doesn't want the desktop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Enable circular scrolling and more on your laptops synaptics touchpad

  • Screencasts in Ubuntu, part 2
  • How to embed Lua 5.1 in C++
  • How to enhance Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron eye-candy with Emerald Theme Manager
  • How To Log Boot Messages in Ubuntu
  • How To Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.04 Guests
  • Installing NVIDIA Drivers on openSUSE 11.0 & other Linux Distrubutions
  • How to find a file and cd to its dirname using command substitution
  • Ubuntu login workaround

Testing KDE 4.1 Beta 1

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KDE

artipc10.vub.ac.be: During the past few days, I have been testing KDE 4.1 beta on Mandriva Cooker. Actually the version I tested is even a bit more recent than KDE 4.1 beta: Cooker currently includes the KDE 4.0.81 snapshot.

Which Linux distro is right for you?

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: In our earlier article — the Art of Linux — we saw some prominent features of the *NIX based operating system - Linux. The actual power of Linux can only be unleashed once we have an installation at our disposal. So before we move ahead in our quest of mastering Linux, we shall have to to make sure that each one of us have at least a copy of Linux installed on their machines.

On Gentoo Releases and stuff

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Gentoo

blog.i-no.de: When I got more involved with Gentoo, the release team was aiming to release the then-pending release (2007.1) in early December. Eventually, that date slipped time and again. It was decided to drop the entire release and do a new one (2008.0). Again, the dates kept slipping. Now, the question is why a release is slipping time and again.

What’s New In Screenlets?

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Software

maketecheasier.com: When I first installed Screenlets half a year ago, I really didn’t like it. It took up a big chunk of memory and have only a limited quantity of widgets to choose from. With the release of the new 0.1.2 version, I decided to give it another shot.

PCLinuxOS 2008 Gnome on new laptop.

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PCLOS

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: I recently purchased a new Toshiba laptop. Model #A205, T2330, 1.6 GHz, 2GB system memory, 128 meg video memory, 200GB SATA HD, 15.4 screen, DVDRW, 802.11 bg PSAF3U-OW900V. I played with VISTA for 2 days and was so frustrated I decided to remove VISTA and install Linux.

Never heard of Exherbo? You will in the future

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Linux

kloeri.livejournal: The last couple of days I've seen a bunch of links to 'Never Heard of Exherbo? Never Will, Either.' pop up all over the internet and people have asked me about it on freenode as well.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: Compiz, with Dennis Kasprzyk

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SUSE

opensuse.org: There have been several changes with the Compiz setup in openSUSE 11.0, including both exciting and new features in Compiz Fusion, and extra developments behind-the-scenes which make running and managing Compiz easier. Today we will be taking a look at these, and catching up with Dennis ‘onestone’ Kasprzyk.

50 Most Eye-catching Linux Distro Logos of All Time

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Linux

junauza.com: I took some time to look at several Linux distribution logos, and then decided to collect 50 of them that caught my eyes. I not only picked those that are well-known and good-looking, but also those that looked weird and ugly.

Linux On Mars

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Linux

linuxblogonline.org: When NASA needs an operating system for a Mars lander does it go knocking on Bill Gates’ door? The answer is no. The newly arrived on the planet Phoenix Lander is powered by a variation of Linux running on a specially hardened CPU and motherboard produced by IBM.

The art of Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: The existence of Linux is inevitable in the realm of LAMP based web development. It is more than incomplete to talk about LAMP without the operating system - Linux. Although Apache, mySQL and PHP/Python/Perl are equally capable of running over non-*nix machines too, Linux predominantly holds a larger share in terms of developers’ choice. Hence the acronym - LAMP. So, where lies the difference?

My Linux Box is INFECTED!

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Humor

linuxlock.blogspot: Hey, I wasn't doing anything a million other websurfers weren't doing...all I wanted was a link to a live webcam somewhere in Felton California. I just wanted to put a link up.

Version labeling is out of control

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Software

linux.com: Version numbering and labeling is next to meaningless. These days, versioning rarely gives an accurate idea of the state of development, except relative to other builds of the same project. It is simply a label that distinguishes one build from another.

The Next Frontier for Open Source

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OSS

Jim Zemlin: Open Source is still a disruptive idea. It has moved beyond that in server operating systems, of course, with Linux on 20% of servers shipped these days. That’s known as being “mainstream.” But the effects of open source development and business models continue to be heavily disruptive as they spread into new technology markets.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Asus presents 4 new Eee's

  • Eee PC 901 Unboxing Shots and First Impressions
  • Dell's wee Eee-alike loses some keys
  • What about Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu is Dead
  • Bug #1 in Ubuntu
  • PSUbuntu Developers Need Your Help
  • 10 open source e-learning projects to watch
  • Killer Tux
  • Just what you asked for
  • UK’s Linux User Group Scene
  • Screencast Introduces New Mozilla Firefox 3 Features
  • Firefox 3.0 is so close, we can taste it
  • Microsoft Protests Linux on Phoenix Mars Mission
  • The Business Prospects for Open Source: What's Needed?
  • Win4Lin overhauls Linux desktop virtualization
  • Nicotine +
  • Manage Your Finances With GNUCash
  • StorYBook gets in the way of plotting fiction
  • Recording in Ubuntu, Pt 2. - Problems in Ardour
  • Useful openSUSE 11.0 Repositories for the best SUSE Experience

Paging Dr. Tux

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: As some of you may recall, I spend one night a week volunteering at a local hospital. This week however, during a lull, I noticed one of the EMTs had brought in one of their Toughbooks, the Panasonic laptop that's designed for lots of outdoor work.

Ending the Hardware/Software Rat Race

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OS
Hardware

pcworld.com/blogs: Microsoft announced this week that it is extending the cut-off date for sales of Windows XP until 2010. It's not hard to see why. The mini-laptop that started it all, the Asus Eee PC, shipped with Linux pre-installed, and many of the new machines are likely to take the same road. This is a fascinating development, and with any luck it could be the start of a promising new trend.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find out what IPs are on your subnet

  • install mp3 and mplayer on opensuse
  • Using Perl To Handle Mass Mailing In Linux Or Unix
  • How To Add a Welcome Message for SSH Users
  • Run a command under a different environment
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