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S2 Games Announces Release of Highly Anticipated Linux Client for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul

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Gaming

PR: Independent game developer S2 Games today announced the release of the highly anticipated Linux client for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul. Linux gamers can download the client and sign-up for a FREE account at www.s2games.com.

Also: CrossOver Games For Linux Released

TEENpup 2008, the kids’ Linux OS with adult undertones

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: As a branch of the popular Puppy Linux distribution, it’s targeted squarely at teenage users. TEENpup 2008 contains the largest collection of multimedia and internet-related programs I’ve ever seen on one (half-full) CD.

F9 Beta release announcement & Screenshots

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Linux

Ah, spring... when a young penguin's fancy lightly turns to thoughts
of... Beta testing! Yes, spring has sprung, and so has the Beta release
of Fedora 9!

Free/Open-source Genealogy Software

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Software

junauza.com: A computer program used to collect, visualize, and publish genealogical data is called a Genealogy (the study and tracing of families) software. At a minimum, genealogy software collects the date and place of an individual's birth, marriage, and death, and stores the relationships of individuals to their parents, spouses, and children.

Linux: A Tempting Target for Malware?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: The Linux operating system is not immune to virus infections, although Linux-specific viruses are extremely rare. Linux servers face more risk of virus attack than Linux desktops.

Standards expert defends OOXML fast-track bid

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OSS

news.zdnet.co.uk: A European standards expert has defended the move to fast-track the International Organization for Standardization approval process for Microsoft's Office Open XML document standard, dismissing criticisms that the decision to do so is flawed and unfair.

Shuttle KPC Desktop

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Linux
Hardware

computershopper.com: Shuttle is best known for selling barebones and complete PC systems in compact packages. With its newest offering, the KPC ("Korporate PC"), something else is small: the price. A fully working PC can be yours for a remarkable $209.

Also: Shuttle KPC K45: £180 Linux desktop

Is Linux really for me?

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Linux

rm-jones.com: In my last post, March 23, 2008, I asked the question “Linux - Is it really for me?”. Now I have the answer to that question. It is a very firm “YES”. After getting used to it, I really like Linux.

Get more out of Ubuntu's virtual desktops

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Ubuntu

cnet.com: Perhaps the greatest single productivity-boosting feature in Linux is the ability to open several virtual desktops at one time. This allows you to create separate work environments for various simultaneous tasks. The multiple desktops let you focus on the task at hand without interruption, but switch to your other active workspace with a single click.

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Syncing a Bluetooth phone with a Linux box

  • Manage MySQL remotely with phpMyAdmin
  • Using pam-mount to create a sandboxed home directory
  • Building GCC Cross-Compilers on Ubuntu Linux
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 5

Linux Distros That Could Take The Lead Soon

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Linux

biguncledave.wordpress: After more than 15 years of Linux development, the last couple of years have seen an explosive spectrum of progress in conquering the desktop. It is as if the world is suddenly waking up and discovering Linux. Lately a whole rash of distros have been coming out of the woodwork, building on the previous progress. Here’s my picks for the distros showing the greatest potential.

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running LVM system (Debian Etch). The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

today's leftovers

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News
  • More OOXML BRM Messiness: A Delegate from Brazil Challenges "Law of Silence"

  • Best Way To Create Your Own Ubuntu
  • Hidden Linux : Doing the splits
  • Google exec lets slip Android release date?
  • Presens IT conducts Open Source Survey with Red Hat
  • I found my perfect KDE4 Setup!
  • Kernel as hypervisor: Andrea Arcangeli
  • Linux 2.6.24.4
  • Exploring Etoys on the OLPC XO
  • Paul Murphy: Security - lintel vs wintel
  • Exposing a closed Congress to Open Source: Change Congress
  • AMD's "Mystery" Digital Block Supported
  • ATI "r500-fp" DRM Merged To Master
  • Microsoft's real open-source nightmare
  • How to check the exit status code
  • Gnome Needs Plenty of Improvements, but ...

ISO approval: A good process gone bad

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Misc

redhatmagazine.com: You may have read our background article about ODF and OOXML and why Red Hat believes OOXML should not be approved as an ISO standard. This time, we focus on how the standardization process has been compromised at ISO.

My experience with Mandriva (and 64 bit)

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MDV

techsmartly.com/blog: I’ve always wanted to try Linux, but it was always impractical, since I had some stuff installed that I needed, and it would take ages to get everything working smoothly on Linux. But now, with a fresh reinstall, why not install Linux as well?

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Misconceptions

  • It’s The Little Things…
  • 5 Must have Apps for Ubuntu
  • Mdv2Ubu...
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast Second Episode

Is the AGPL half-empty, or half-full?

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OSS

blogs.the451group: The GNU Affero GPL, released in November 2007 and approved by the OSI this month, is being viewed as both closure of a GPL loophole and as a tool to truly transfer the collaborative and community benefits of GPL to the software-as-a-service model.

Is Firefox 3 ready for prime time?

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Moz/FF

desktoplinux: Firefox 3 may still be a beta, Beta 4 to be exact, but in a recent Reuters news story, Mozilla Vice President of Engineering Mike Schroepfer said of the browser, "In many ways it is much more stable than anything else out there." OK, so Reuters jumped the gun. Still, how ready is Firefox 3 for everyday use? I decided to find out.

some howtos and apps:

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HowTos
  • PIC Programming with Linux #3: installing the needed software

  • Make the Windows Key Open the Gnome Panel Menu
  • File System Checking with fsck
  • gcore: Obtain core dump of current running application
  • Easily Install Prism Web Apps in Ubuntu 8.04
  • gcipher - A simple “encryption” tool
  • Find out what ports are open on Linux
  • KWordQuiz: An amazingly useful flash card tool
  • Inserting more than one row at a time in OpenOffice.org Calc
  • Undeleting photos on (gentoo) linux/windows/mac
  • I like Brasero
  • Music applet

Cuba Votes No to OOXML - Says It Did So in September, Too

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OSS

groklaw.net: The Cuban National Bureau of Standards has reportedly sent an email to the three names NBs are supposed to notify at ISO, Toshiko Kimura, Keith Brannon, and Martine Gaillen, reporting that Cuba votes to disapprove OOXML.

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