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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/06/2009 - 3:28am
Story KDE 4.3 branched, trunk is now 4.4 srlinuxx 25/06/2009 - 1:04am
Story David Versus Two Goliaths srlinuxx 25/06/2009 - 1:02am
Story Sugar on a Stick 1.0 released srlinuxx 25/06/2009 - 12:45am
Story Red Hat profit rises, bucks tech industry trend srlinuxx 25/06/2009 - 12:43am
Story id Purchased by ZeniMax Media srlinuxx 25/06/2009 - 12:39am
Story Working with XML and Java on Android solrac 24/06/2009 - 8:01pm
Story Ultimate Edition 2.2 srlinuxx 24/06/2009 - 7:35pm
Story Fedora 11: Not even remotely ready for usage srlinuxx 24/06/2009 - 7:33pm
Story Asus EeePC1000HE: switching to Linux srlinuxx 24/06/2009 - 7:29pm

Linux Developers Tackle GPL 3

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OSS

Some developers in the Linux community have taken the discussion about the new General Public License terms to a contentious point: using it for the next Linux kernel, while a greater challenge over DRM looms.

Also: Linus says no to GPLv3

Stay compliant with open source

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OSS

Having spent the last six years overseeing the acquisition of, integration of, and partnership creation with open source software companies-and managing open source litigation, I am still surprised by how little CIOs truly understand about open source software's potential benefit and impact on their companies' fiscal and legal health.

Solving Rubix Linux 1.0 RC2

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Linux
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Rubix is a Linux distribution forked from Slackware Linux. It differs from its parent in that Rubix uses Arch Linux's 'pacman' for simplified package management with dependency resolution. They released rc2 for their upcoming version 1.0 and we took it for a little spin.

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M$ to Release Windows Source Code?

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Microsoft

Various reports are circulating stating Microsoft said today that it would disclose some of the innermost workings of Windows, its flagship operating system, to other companies. There seems to be some controversy as to how much source they intend to release. Some reports state all while other states some.

Writing ISO Images to CD with cdrecord

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HowTos

Today, with the availability of GUI-based CD creation programs such as K3B, the old command-line method write a CD-ROM is pretty much forgotten. Those GUIs are fine for building a CD from ordinary files stored on your hard disk--text, data, music and such--but sometimes you need to do the equivalent of copying a CD image onto a new CD.

FoX Desktop 1 Review

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Linux
Reviews

Of the approximately four trillion Linux distributions out there, here's something a little different. FoX Linux Desktop 1 is an Italian-made distribution that by default runs a combination of KDE apps that make it look and feel more like OSX.

Quickly Sharing a Directory with Apache2

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HowTos

A web server should be as secure as it can be. However, you may sometimes need to quickly share the contents of a directory for web access, so you make a folder under your httpd's document root, add a simple .htaccess... and you may see the access is forbidden!

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Review: Atomix Linux 3.2

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Linux
Reviews

After several years' work, a team of young Linux experts from Serbia has released Atomix Linux 3.2 to the public. Considering the long development period -- more than three years -- my expectations were fairly high, but Atomix met my expectations.

Gaim 2.0 Beta 2: The Sequel to Beta

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Software

Please grab beta 2 and let us know what you think. With any luck we won't need to make any major changes, and Gaim 2.0.0 final will be out before you can prove the theory of special relativity.

Also: Phoronix has the Screenshots

File System Design part 1: XFS

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HowTos

Generally, file systems are not considered "sexy." When a young programmer wants to do something really cool, his or her first thought is generally not "Dude, two words...File System." However, I am what is politely termed "different." I find file systems very interesting and they have seldom been more so than they are right now.

Northland Linux goes Gold

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Gaming

Gamers on the Linuxplatform will soon be able to join Bjarni and his friends in their mission to save their homeland from mysterious serpent creatures, as Northland Linux has gone gold and should be available by February 2nd.

How Relevant is the Homeland Security Grant?

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Security

Three organizations--Stanford University, Coverity, and Symantec--recently received a Department of Homeland Security grant to assist open source projects in tightening their code with automated code-checking. The question is, will this help be welcome? LinuxPlanet speaks with Coverity's CTO and founder as well as Linus Torvalds to see just how useful Coverity's defect reports have been.

Linspire and Versora make Windows migration easy

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Linux

I first demoed Versora Progression Desktop at LinuxWorld Boston in February of 2005, and was impressed by what it could do. Basically it takes all of your essential data and program settings (and even some decidedly nonessential settings) and transfers them to GNU/Linux. I hadn't heard much from the company since then -- until Linspire announced a partnership with them recently. The deal is, Progression Desktop will move you from Windows to Linspire without any hassle.

Turbolinux looks to western China for more customers

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Linux

"We are facing fierce competition from Novell [Inc.] and Red Hat [Inc.], so we want to differentiate ourselves," said Claude Zhou, Turbolinux China's general manager, in Beijing. "We want to do something in the second-tier cities."

How to choose an open-source CMS

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OSS

In this issue of Industry Insider, Seth Gottlieb, content management practice lead at Optaros, explains how one should go about selecting an open-source content management system.

Choosing a desktop Linux distro

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Linux

"What's the best Linux desktop distribution?" Now, while some people will swear up and down that Slackware or Fedora or even Puppy, for that matter, is the best Linux desktop, I think the answer is more complicated. In fact, I don't think there is a single answer.

Also: Ubuntu hitches a ride on USB drives

What's up with Novell's new licensing?

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Misc

You might have missed it, if you want to buy products from Novell's serious SUSE Linux line -- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9, and Open Enterprise Server -- you'll be paying less after March 1st.

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