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Story Ubuntu 9.10 Goals And Disappointments srlinuxx 29/05/2009 - 1:01pm
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Story True cost of migrating to open source srlinuxx 29/05/2009 - 10:56am
Story The Perfect Linux Distro srlinuxx 3 29/05/2009 - 10:52am
Story SourceForge scoops up Ohloh srlinuxx 29/05/2009 - 10:50am
Story The Ext4 Linux file system srlinuxx 29/05/2009 - 10:48am
Story The MIPS Processor and the $150 Linux Netbook srlinuxx 1 29/05/2009 - 9:45am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 29/05/2009 - 8:16am
Story Novell carbon copies another quarter srlinuxx 29/05/2009 - 2:36am
Story Top 10 Apps that Boosts Ubuntu’s User Experience srlinuxx 29/05/2009 - 2:33am

Open source for governments

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OSS

More and more countries are embracing the collaborative model of open source on a national level to fend off caged IT models. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) Technology Group has positioned Linux as a medium term technology bet, which means one to three years to mass adoption.

Adding Your Code to the Kernel

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Linux

From their book's section on adding your own code to the kernel, the authors demonstrate how device drivers are represented in the filesystem.

Review: Tao Live CD

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Reviews

Tao Live CD is a live CD based on rebuilt Red Hat Linux source RPMs. It features a useful selection of applications, has good hardware detection, and is even quick to boot. While I did run into a few problems, I found this a very worthwhile distro.

Taking KDE 3.5 for a ride with SUSE

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KDE
SUSE
HowTos

If you're like a lot of KDE users, you probably want to give the latest and greatest version of the popular Linux desktop environment a try. However, if you're like a lot of newer users, you're also not quite sure how to go about upgrading your desktop.

Xen's no killer app

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Software

Some folks think that Xen virtualization is going to be the next open-source killer application.

How do I put this gently... No. No, it's not.

Microsoft remains vague on Vista hardware futures

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Microsoft

A REVIEWER at Cnet has taken a peek under the bonnet of the latest beta of Microsoft Vista but there's little there to help you plan your future hardware buys.

Tokyo court orders release of evidence in AMD suit

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Hardware

In a possible turn of events in the suit by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) against Intel Corp., the Tokyo District Court said last week (Dec. 16) it would require the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC) to release evidence obtained during its investigation of Intel K.K.

Firefox is streets ahead of IE on European computers

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Moz/FF

Mozilla's Firefox browser is now ahead of the Internet Explorer in terms of usage on European computers. A study by technology company AdTech says that the popularity of the open-source browser has grown by 40 percent over the last six months.

Customizing Fedora 4

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Linux

Although Red Hat sticks by a six to twelve month release cycle for its Fedora Core Project the number of FOSS advancements made in that short period is simply staggering. With the number of Fedora fresh installs we perform on a weekly basis using all sorts of hardware, and with Fedora Core 5 not being scheduled for release until at least February of 2006, we have begun to work on optimizing the FC4 build to provide for local install CDs that are up-to-date when it comes to all of the packages as well as including some Fedora extras in the stock install and additions.

I'm Dreaming of a Wh(it)e Christmas

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Misc

Christmas and the New Year is a time for giving, for rushing to the shops and finding that special gift for that special someone. Of course, things are not easy when that special someone is a technically-oriented person (aka gadget freak).

First Arabic KDE Live CD

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KDE

Arabian Linux also known as arl is a bootable CD with a compilation of GNU/Linux software, full support for Arabic and English languages and automatic hardware detection.

Mandriva Targrets Corporations With Linux

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MDV

Mandriva, now the third-largest Linux distributor behind Red Hat and Novell, is pushing to move from its consumer and small-business market niches into the realm of enterprise IT.

Debunking Common GNU/LINUX Myths

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Linux

There is a lot of confusing information about the GNU/Linux operating system, open source and free software, and related issues in the press today. Many of these technologies and concepts are difficult to understand because they deviate from the standard historical traditions of the software industry.

linux running on palmone’s lifedrive

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Linux

i am amazed at how quickly alex from hackndev was able to get linux running on the lifedrive. it looks like the majority of the work only spanned 2 weeks.

STX, the lightweight Slack

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Reviews

STX is a lightweight Slackware-based distro powered by the Equinox Desktop Environment (which is based on a FLTK-derived toolkit). It's designed with focus on installing it on older computers.

Has Google Become More "Evil" Than Microsoft?

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Misc

What's going on here? Isn't Microsoft supposed to be the bad guys, while Google is the "do-no-evil" company?

Well, the "do-no-evil" days are long past. The AOL deal made that clear.

Tips and Tricks for Quiet Computing

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Hardware

As GPUs and CPUs become more powerful, their thermal output is skyrockets. The typical solution to the problem is to add more fans. Pretty soon, you've more fans in your system than the old B-36 bomber had propellers—and your system is just about as loud, too. So we'd like to share a few of tips we've learned over the past year or so in reducing the noise of our PCs.

Microsoft drops Mac IE

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Mac

The minority of Mac users still browsing with Internet Explorer need to consider moving to another browser very quickly, as Microsoft plans to discontinue support for IE beginning Dec. 31.

Free Software as a Social Movement

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OSS

Richard Stallman is one of the founders of the Free Software Movement and lead developer of the GNU Operating System. His book is 'Free Software, Free Society'. I caught up with him by phone on December 1/05.

CLI Magic: Introducing rss2email

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HowTos

As its name suggests, Aaron Swartz's GPL-licensed rss2email utility converts RSS subscriptions into email messages and sends them to whatever address you specify. Despite the name, it handles Atom feeds as well, so you should be able to use it with just about any feed you like.

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