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Story Exclusive Interview: DeLisa Alexander Of Red Hat srlinuxx 13/09/2012 - 9:15pm
Story Linux users are hungry for commercial games srlinuxx 13/09/2012 - 9:13pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/09/2012 - 3:18am
Story Becoming a completely Linux household srlinuxx 13/09/2012 - 2:09am
Story Five new features in Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 srlinuxx 13/09/2012 - 2:06am
Story What’s going on with GNOME? srlinuxx 12/09/2012 - 10:52pm
Story What to prepare before installing Arch Linux the first time srlinuxx 12/09/2012 - 10:48pm
Story Be wary of LibreOffice 3.6 srlinuxx 12/09/2012 - 10:42pm
Story Meet the Raspberry Pi Supercomputer--with Lego! srlinuxx 12/09/2012 - 10:39pm
Story I will teach you C srlinuxx 1 12/09/2012 - 10:30pm

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE team is proud to announce the first Beta release of openSUSE 11.0! There are many exciting enhancements and features in the new release. Among these is the incredibly fast package management (libzypp), KDE 3.5.9 and 4.0.3, GNOME 2.22.1, a beautiful new installer, installable live CDs and much more.

Linux is at the heart of today's innovation

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Linux

lexlocilinux.blogspot: I recently consulted with a company regarding various matters, one of which was IT. I advised them that they could substantially cut their IT costs by using Linux. I expected the usual resistance, but instead was greeted with a smile and an emphatic "Absolutely!".

New OOXML Scandal - A Leaked Email Surfaces in France

groklaw.net: Le Monde Informatique and LeMagIT are reporting on a leaked email from Marc Meyer of the French government agency, DGME, which urges that OOXML be quickly added to the official list of formats that can be used by government entities, a document titled RGI, and then the finalized v1.0 of RGI be quickly published, in effect locking in OOXML, before the appeals process is completed.

Firefox 3 Beta Review: A Disappointment

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Moz/FF

osweekly.com: Undoubtedly, there have been marked improvements made in the security and stability of the application. But to be honest, I was right about one prediction - a total lack of offering anything compelling over the previous release.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easily Install Non-Native Packages in Ubuntu With Alien

  • How to upgrade Fedora 7 and 8 to Fedora 9
  • Updating Ubuntu Images With Jigdo
  • Starting a program at boot
  • Setting up Gentoo 2007 using LVM-2 on Raid
  • Tip: Fix your Gnome themes with Gnome Color Chooser
  • Join Two Text Files with Common Columnar Field via Terminal
  • How To Install Enlightenment (E17) in Fedora
  • Creating Custom Linux Commands
  • adding 256 color support to urxvt on gentoo
  • Gentoo Software Fast Search

Zonbu Linux Notebook Review: Part II

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Linux
Hardware

osweekly.com: In the last article, we talked about the new Zonbu notebook, what it features and a few of its benefits and drawbacks. However, we were far from done with our analysis, and with that, here’s part II of our Zonbu review that presents our verdict on the low cost Linux notebook.

Forgetful penguins love Tasque

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Do you forget stuff? Do you wonder where the heck you put the keys when they're in your right hand? We're willing to bet you can still benefit from Tasque, even if you just need reminders about the things normal people put on their to-do lists.

Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) on desktop and server. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable for testing by any user.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron CDs to be Available Through Shipit

Hardware Review: Shuttle LinuXPC SD3002Q

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Linux
Hardware

raiden.net: PERSONAL computers with Linux pre-installed have been springing up all over the place in recent months. Now Shuttle, the Taiwanese company famous for making small but perfectly formed PCs, have gotten in on the act. I’ve been spending some time in the company of their LinuXPC SD3002Q, which is sold with openSUSE 10.3 Linux pre-installed.

Dolphin Features for KDE 4.1

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Software

ppenz.blogspot: The deadline for adding features to KDE 4.1 is April the 20th. This means that the feature set for Dolphin is fixed now:

Fedora 9 : Good News. Bad News.

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Linux

blog.internetnews.com: First the good news. Fedora 9 Preview is now out -- woohoo! The bad news? Well since Fedora 9 Preview is out a little late, Red Hat has now pushed back the official release date of Fedora 9 by two weeks.

Also: Switching to Linux which distro to use, Fedora?
And: Number 9, number 9. Fedora 9 Preview has been cleared for takeoff!

Ubuntu has won the distro wars; now onto the desktop wars

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: Basically, Novell and Red Hat won’t be trying to get consumer desktop market share, focusing instead only on the ‘enterprise’ desktop market; Fedora and openSUSE thus appear to be relegated to ‘hobbyist OS’ level. Ubuntu is now THE distro of choice for home use, with no major competitors, but I think we’ve known that for some time.

Fedora on a Dell Latitude D630 - first impressions

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: The new Laptop is almost fully supported under Linux. While the install process wasn’t really easy, the hardware was afterwards detected without a problem. The new laptop works like a charm. After few days I am already sure that my money was well spent. The hardware is almost fully supported, and everything I tested works like expected.

Everex: The Dell of the Linux World

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Linux
Hardware

osweekly.com: Most people these days think of Everex as the company that’s looking to bring Linux-powered desktop PCs with their own brand of Linux to the masses. But did you know that in many ways, they are in a position to do what Dell should have done from day one into the Ubuntu deal?

Will MySQL Keep Lighting up LAMP?

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Software

linuxworld.com: For an executive who had just had his company bought for a cool billion a few months ago and was on the eve of announcing a major update to his business' flagship database program, former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, now Sun Microsystems' senior vice president for databases, didn't look comfortable.

Also: The State of MySQL

19 new Debian Developers! \o/

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Linux

lucas-nussbaum.net/blog: I am very happy that 19 contributors who were waiting for their accounts, sometimes for a very long time, became Debian Developers today. This is great news for them, and for the project as a whole.

OpenOffice.org Storms Away – on the Continent

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OOo

computerworlduk.com/blogs: Some people get sniffy about OpenOffice.org, calling it mickey mouse in comparison to the “serious” and “grown-up” Microsoft Office. That may have been a vaguely plausible jibe for version 1, but I've found version 2 to be incredibly fast and powerful – it really does everything I need in an office suite, and it does it well. And yet OpenOffice.org rarely gets the respect it deserves.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Opera 9.5 Beta 2 is Coming...

  • AMD CCC Linux Edition comparisons
  • Some of my favorite OpenOffice.org features
  • PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime Tour on Webcam
  • Automatically re-start script as root
  • Why I Quit Windows and Switched to Linux
  • TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way
  • Use sed or perl to extract every nth line in a text file
  • There ain't no global desktop, folks
  • Ubuntu & Foresight
  • Fedora 9 and Summit preview: Confining the user with SELinux
  • XDC 2008 Day 1 Notes: X.Org 7.4 & More
  • My Interview With Richard Stallman
  • Expelled the Movie

Ubuntu takes early lead in open source census

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: Early results in a study that aims to track open source installations in business has seen Ubuntu and Firefox race to the top of the charts.

OOXML appeal possible, but looks unlikely

Paula Rooney: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has not received a formal appeal of its approval of Office Open XML as a standard, but it looks more unlikely with each day that passes.

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