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Apache declares war on Oracle over Java

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itworld.com: Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use.

10 Useful Tools, Websites And Tricks to Help You Master Linux Command

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maketecheasier.com: When it comes to Linux command, it is always a love and hate affair. Newbies tend to shun away from the command line as much as possible while the intermediate to expert users who are used to it will swear by it. Here are some websites, tools and tricks that you can make use of to learn Linux command line.

Behind KDE: Martin Eisenhardt

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KDE
Interviews

kdenews.org: Ever wondered who is behind anonsvn.kde.org? Want to know what drives a person to provide that service to KDE for years and years? Martin Eisenhardt will tell you in a Behind KDE interview this week.

REVIEW: Cross platform development made easy in Linux! – GameEditor 1.4.0

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openbytes.wordpress: A friendly and simple GUI makes GameEditor an accessable package for everyone. Start creating the 2d game you've always imagined!

Interviews: The Document Foundation's Jacqueline Rahemipour

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LibO
  • Interviews: The Document Foundation's Jacqueline Rahemipour
  • LibreOffice: Document Foundation Steering Committee Public Phone Conference 12-Nov-2010

Sabayon 5.4 E17 “Experimental Spin” Review

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Back in March, Mike reviewed the Sabayon 5.2 Gnome release and found it to be a well-rounded distribution with only some minor issues. Now, the new 5.4 release is here and includes what Sabayon calls “Experimental Spins.”

Fedora 14: Who is Reviewing the Reviewers?

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montanalinux.org: I like to write reviews. I have written quite a few. Yesterday I ran across a link on Fedora Planet for a video review on the Linux Action Show. They spent most of their review time in ridicule mode... divided in two... with both an attempt at humor and at a "wake up call" style denouncement of everything Fedora.

on glorious leaders

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Ubuntu
  • on glorious leaders
  • John Carmack Is Interested In Wayland On Ubuntu
  • Why Canonical should buy System76

The Real Texas

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Gaming
  • The Real Texas
  • Hexen: Edge of Chaos This Week
  • Minecraft Skin Support
  • Overgrowth Alpha 104
  • Afterfall Moved To UDK

Mandriva Fork Mageia to See Alpha this December

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Linux

ostatic.com: Things have been quiet since the initial announcement of Mageia, until recently. Some details of their plan and a roadmap have now emerged.

Netbook Desktops - Part 4, MeeGo

  • Comparing Netbook Desktops - Part 4, MeeGo
  • First look at MeeGo v1.0 netbook operating system (Video)

The Tools to Create Your Next Great Novel

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Software

linuxjournal.com: November 1st kicks of National Novel Writing Month—a chance for budding authors to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboards, and bang out a 50,000 word (or more) novel in 30 days. Sound like fun? Well, it can be. With the right tools.

Future doesn't lie in retracing old footsteps

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Ubuntu
  • The Future for Linux Doesn't Lie in Retracing Old Footsteps
  • Adventures in Kubuntu: Day two
  • 2ClickUpdate 6.0 Adds Ubuntu 10.10 Support

KDE versus GNOME

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KDE
Software

cristalinux.blogspot: have never truly made up my mind on which of the two most famous Linux desktop managers I liked the most. That aside, the inevitable comparison between the two is always there.

East meets West: the U.S.-India open government dialogue

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OSS

opensource.com: Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed members of the Indian parliament and announced a U.S.-India Open Government Dialogue.

Linux Mint Not To Switch To Unity

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Linux
Software

muktware.com: Mint is one of the most polished GNU/Linux distros based on Ubuntu. Canonical recently announced that they are abandoning the upcoming Gnome Shell and move to Unity along with a long-term plan to replace X with Wayland. This raises the question, what will happen to Linux Mint which is an Ubuntu derivative?

Is it time for Free software to move on?

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OSS

h-online.com: A remarkable continuity underlies free software, going all the way back to Richard Stallman's first programs for his new GNU project. And yet within that continuity, there have been major shifts: are we due for another such leap?

NZ Open Source Awards winners announced

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OSS

geekzone.co.nz: This evening the NZ Open Source Awards 2010 celebrated and rewarded the best and most innovative in New Zealand’s open source software at a gala event attended by more than 200 people at the Intercontinental Wellington.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 10.10 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The browser wars: side with Opera.
  • Shhh... Opera holds the web's most valuable secret
  • Fedora Scholarship Program Encourages Open Source Innovation
  • A Few Tips on Managing Access Remotely
  • Open core by the numbers
  • Smackdown: Linux on X64 Versus IBM i on Entry Power 7XXs
  • FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
  • First peek at the new look ‘Do’ launcher (Gnome-do)
  • Remmina to be Ubuntu’s new remote desktop app
  • How do I compile my windows programs under Linux?
  • BetterMeans: a new app for running your organization the open source way
  • GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (October 2010)
  • Video uploading/downloading to feature in Shotwell 0.8
  • Playing with EDID and rawhide
  • Five alternative apps for ALT+F2
  • Mageia Roadmap
  • Mandriva first to include virtualization technologies at the system level
  • Linux Alternative To Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Goes Into Beta
  • KDEMU with Ian Monroe
  • Fedora Board Meeting, 8 Nov 2010
  • Icelandic developer receives Nordic Free Software Award
  • GNOME Shell 2.91.2 released
  • Procurement Jobs: Desktop Productivity Tools 'Key To Open Source'
  • Savvytek achieves Red Hat partnership in Saudi and Qatar
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  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
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