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Story Replacing KDE applications srlinuxx 22/09/2009 - 4:43pm
Story Mr. Torvalds, Shrink That Kernel srlinuxx 22/09/2009 - 4:41pm
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Can Ubuntu jump from community to commercial?

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Ubuntu

Anyone who follows Linux closely knows that Ubuntu is the most popular community distribution. But, is that enough for Ubuntu to make a go of it as a commercial business distribution? It looks like we're going to get to find out.

GNOME 2.15.2 Released!

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Software

This is our second development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. GNOME 2.15.2 works well and you should definitely try it to see how well it works.

Wallace's Anti-GPL Suit Loses Again

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Legal

Daniel Wallace's second anti-GPL suit accusing IBM, Red Hat and Novell of predatory price-fixing and restraint of trade has gone down in flames like his first against the Free Software Foundation, which wrote the license.

RPM basics

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HowTos

The RedHat Package Manager (RPM) is an open packaging system that makes system updates easy. Installing, uninstalling, and upgrading RPM packages can be accomplished with short commands. RPM maintains a database of installed packages and their files, so you can invoke powerful queries and verifications on your system.

Mandriva : Cooker : The inside Man II

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MDV

Ladies and gentlmen ! You're cooker system was too stable ? not enough broken ? too boring ? Now all your wishes are granted with the arrival of Xorg 7.0 in cooker ! With Xorg ( + Mesa ), there will have 385 rpms landing in cooker !

Microsoft's draft Open XML straitjacket arrives

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Microsoft

The Intermediate Draft 1.3 of Microsoft's Open XML office document standard has been released by Ecma International, a European standards organization.

Doom3 - Into Cerberon Video

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Gaming

The "Into Cerberon" Team has released a new gameplay video for the upcoming 360° degree FPS Doom3 mod.

An Interview with Linus Torvalds

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Interviews

So what's going on with Linux and Linus these days? There are a lot of people who are asking, with yet another delay of Microsoft's Vista. Linux could emerge a victor in this voracious vindication for valor with the votive that there is value in the virtues of running Linux. That being said, you may call him Linus... and this was our interView:

Guide to developing software on Kubuntu with KDevelop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

One of the main reasons that I chose kubuntu over the more popular Ubuntu was the KDE base that it was built on. KDE, in my opinion, has one of the best free IDE available for it: KDevelop. KDevelop allows you to easily develop and deploy KDE applications. I decided to document the steps that I followed to get to a stage where I could compile and run a simple KDE application.

Open-Sourcing Java Will Create Incompatibility Risk, Sun Exec Warns

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OSS

While there is no inherent discontinuity with making Java open-source and keeping the technology compatible, the community will have to remain vigilant in this regard, according to a Sun executive.

Linux Is Capitalist!

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Linux

In 2000, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer made a questionable remark: he referred to Linux (and the open source/free software community) and its development process as "communist." Just because a product is free of charge it does not mean that it is communist.

A Linux Distribution for an Old Laptop

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Reviews

My laptop has, as of late, become my primary machine for daily use. I use it for e-mail, web browsing, music and web development. I need to find a Linux distribution that is both small enough, efficient enough and easy enough to maintain for my laptop. I will select the distribution that best suits my needs.

Things you didn't know bash could do

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HowTos

Are you sure you are squeezing out all, that the bash shell can provide. Presented below are a few obscure things that bash can do, but chances are you may not have heard of them.

KDE joins ODF Alliance

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KDE

The position of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) was today strengthened by the K Desktop Environment (KDE) joining the ODF Alliance. KDE joins other partners such as Oracle, SUN Microsystems, Mandriva, IBM and Junta de Andalucia in promoting the OpenDocument Format as a market leader in document exchange and storage.

OpenAJAX: "AJAX Is a True Genie, Now Out of Its Bottle"

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OSS

In the short, medium, and long term IBM realizes that AJAX is a true genie, now out of its bottle - which is why it loosed its OpenAJAX initiative on the world a couple of months ago. But is Open AJAX, SYS-CON's West Coast Bureau Chief Roger Strukhoff asks, a bit too open in that it does not have a structure, a specific mission or goals, membership requirements, or milestones that will define its success?

KDE Multimedia Meeting in the Netherlands

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KDE

In the spirit of the previous KDE PIM meeting, Annahoeve in Achtmaal, The Netherlands, will again be visited by a group of KDE developers. From Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of May, more than 15 developers from 4 continents will have a unique chance to talk about and work on Multimedia in KDE.

Linux goes after the desktop

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Linux

A WIDELY backed effort is under way to create a standard Linux desktop to help break Microsoft's stranglehold.

The Free Standards Group, which is backed by at least 14 software makers, aims to make it easier for developers to write applications that will work on different versions of Linux.

Linux Tips: The proper way to allow regular users to run commands as root

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HowTos

There are many situations when you will need regular users to have more privileges than the normal user account they have. What can be done in such situations? You can use a program like sudo.

Automate Linux installation and recovery with SystemImager

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HowTos

Installing and recovering systems is one of the most time-consuming tasks for any IT department. Imaging software, commercial and open source, creates compressed images of a client's hard drive data and stores them on a central server. These images can then be used to restore systems or roll out new ones. One useful open source imaging applications is SystemImager.

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