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Story Linux Kernel, Meet Windows Kernel. Behave. srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 5:45pm
Story Asus Slaps Linux in the Face? - Not! srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 5:43pm
Story Why is Ubuntu 9.40 (Jaunty) Not LTS? srlinuxx 3 28/05/2009 - 4:09pm
Story Who wants a pony ? srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 3:21pm
Story Linux 2.6.30 Kernel Benchmarks srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 1:11pm
Story KOffice 2.0.0 Released srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 1:10pm
Story Elisa Media Center Gets a New Look and a New Name srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 11:39am
Story Another superb collection of Linux games srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 11:37am
Story KOffice on version 2.0, extensions, and being like Firefox srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 11:35am
Story Netbook Wars: Linux, Android, Windows srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 11:33am

What Would You Do With A Supercomputer?

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Hardware

Searching for a massively powerful digital system to help researchers grapple with complex tasks like forecasting weather and simulating particle interactions? Look to an enormous, well-funded organization. Or on a desktop.

A year in the life of open source in South Africa

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OSS

It's been a long, bad year for politicians, petrol prices and proprietary software. But 2005 was an exceptional year for open source software. It really found its feet this year, and I think it also started to cement a new façade that will serve it well for years to come.

Rendering HTML In Your Head? Bad Idea!

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Humor

If you thought the security holes in Internet Explorer were large enough to push a G-class star through, then you haven't seen anything yet.

China's Red Flag Sees Desktop as Linux Battlefield

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Linux

The vice president of the dominant Linux supplier in China says government support is creating opportunities for desktop Linux to grow. Zheng shared some of his views on Linux, open source and China's IT future in a rare, candid interview with eWEEK senior editor Darryl K. Taft last week in Beijing.

Torvalds wades into desktop debate

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Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has stepped into a desktop war, expressing a preference for the K Desktop Environment over GNOME, and accusing the developers of the latter project of being "interface nazis".

Quanta Announces $100 Laptops

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OLPC

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) board of directors today announced that Quanta Computer Inc. of Taiwan was chosen as the original design manufacturer (ODM) for the $100 laptop project.

The decision was made after the board reviewed bids from several possible manufacturing companies.

Korea finds Another Reason to Switch to Linux

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Linux

Some observers contend that all the kinks are triggered by Korea’s heavy reliance on the proprietary Windows software. Instead, they argue the country should promote the use of open-source programs like Linux.

The penguin's not really coming

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Linux

The use of Linux and other open source software in Australia and New Zealand is miles behind North America, according to tech research company Forrester.

Linux Quick Fix Notebook

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Reviews

So we have to admit that we didn't have high hopes for Linux Quick Fix Notebook; the title is uninspiring and makes it sound like another book promising expertise without effort. But this is far from the truth and, contrary to what we expected, this is a book that can easily be recommended.

A Concise apt-get / dpkg primer for new Debian users

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HowTos

When many other linux distributions were bogged down in dependency hell, Debian users were shielded from these problems owing to Debian's superior package handling capablities using apt-get.

Here I will explain how to go about using this package handling utility to get the results that you desire.

More on Linus, KDE, and GNOME

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Linux

It all started, like most family fights, with a little incident that was blown out of proportion.

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

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Hardware

How much RAM does your PC have? If you run Windows XP, it is probably in the range of 512 MB to 1 GB. Older Windows versions will do the job with less than that, but as soon as you execute demanding applications or more than one application at a time, anything below 512 MB will likely translate into performance bottlenecks.

Opportunity and discrimination

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OSS

The government is planning to outlaw age discrimination in employment. Should I expect a rush of recruiters seeking my services as a result? Somehow I doubt it but there are some interesting opportunities around. Open source is one of the most interesting.

Swiss government switches 3,000 systems to Linux

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SUSE

Novell Inc. Tuesday announced an agreement with the government of Switzerland to replace the software in 3,000 of its servers with the company's SUSE Linux operating system.

Installation Face Off: Linux or Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

Lately, I have been hearing that Ubuntu is an easy Linux distribution to install and it is easier to install than Windows XP. I have even heard remarks that "My grandmother could install Ubuntu." With that being said, I did virtual installs of both Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 to see which one I felt was easier.

KDE Quality Assurance Meeting Report

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KDE

On the weekend of December 10th & 11th, a small group of nine KDE contributors met in Hamburg to work on quality assurance checks for KDE's code base.

'Open Source Content' Has No Quality Control

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Web

The flap over the man who spoofed the Wikipedia with a bogus entry claiming a journalist was involved in both Kennedy assassinations and spent 13 years living in the Soviet Union is a powerful indictment of what I'm calling "open source" content.

Also: WIKIPEDIA: fitting the open source framework

There's hope for a unified Linux desktop yet

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Linux

Seems like everyone got tired of clawing at reach other and instead decided to get down to work last week. Moreover, not only was the acrimony factor way down, but also the helpful factor was way up. What a change!

Unreal Tournament 2004 Linux patch v3369-1

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Gaming

Rounding off this patchy Monday, Icculus has issued updated retail patches for Unreal Tournament 2004 to bring the Linux and Mac OSX editions of Epic's multiplayer first-person shooter to version 3369-1.

My sysadmin toolbox

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Linux

I'm that odd guy who puts Linux on virtually everything, and will take something apart just because I can. My Linksys WRT54G runs Talisman from Sveasoft, my iPaq runs Familiar, and even my TiVos (DirecTiVo and Series 2) have been hacked up a bit. So what does a guy like me use for software tools?

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