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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:35pm
Story Linux Is Easy srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:23pm
Story Could this be the ultimate black and white converter?? srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:20pm
Story Can Linux run everything windows does? srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:19pm
Story Open source is (still) changing the way work gets done srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 8:17pm
Story Novell cuts ERP outsource deal srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 8:15pm
Story Behind the scenes on SourceForge's acquisition of Ohloh srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 8:09pm
Story First Look: Chakra Project Alpha 2 srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 5:48pm
Story Rhythmbox: Let the Music Play srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 5:46pm
Story Better with Windows? srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 5:44pm

Dateline 2011: Theater Not Responsible For Customer's Head Exploding

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Humor

The U.S. Supreme Court Sponsored By Coca-Cola ruled today that Gouge's Movie Theater of Sillycon Valley, California, is not responsible for the death of eight-year-old Eric Glueckless even though it was their EMP pulse that literally caused his head to explode.

OOo Off the Wall: Master Documents

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HowTos

If you are an MS Word user, and we all have secret shames in our pasts, you may have fallen into the habit of avoiding master documents--and for good reason. But if you have this habit of avoiding master documents, you can change it when you use OpenOffice.org Writer. They can help to organize and write long documents more efficiently.

IBM Forms Global Alliance with Red Hat, Novell

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Linux

IBM has elevated Linux vendors Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc. to highest-tier partner status by making them members of its Strategic Alliance program.

The move will make it simpler for clients to acquire open standards-based Linux hardware, software and services.

The Beauty of "The Debian System"

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Reviews

Charles Darwin would "get" the beauty Debian if he were alive today. Martin Krafft certainly "gets" the beauty of Debian, and he wants you to get it too, so he has written a very detailed exposition of the Debian code and community called The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques, co-published by Open Source Press and No Starch Press.

Just Say NO to Gnome?

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Software

GNOME still encourages productivity over KDE because it uses screen space more efficiently. So in light of Linus' recent rantings on the GNOME usability mailing list here are three good reasons why you should stick with GNOME.

Science Journal: Wikipedia Pretty Accurate

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Web

Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that relies on volunteers to pen nearly 4 million articles, is about as accurate in covering scientific topics as Encyclopedia Britannica, the journal Nature wrote in an online article published Wednesday.

Thunderbird 1.5 Gets Ready to Fly

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Software

First Look: Version 1.5 of the Mozilla Foundation's e-mail client brings with it a useful set of new features, without the annoying bugs of the earlier version.

Firefox swings to the rescue

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Moz/FF

Mitchell Baker, trapeze artist and leader of an open-source web browser, is on a mission to keep the internet free.

Lightweight windowing system supports embedded Linux

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Software

A free software project based in Instanbul has released a portable, embedded client-server windowing system. The Xynth Windowing System, released under the GPL, offers a lightweight GUI-capable windowing system usable in Linux-based embedded systems and devices, such as handhelds and set-top boxes.

C and C++ give way to managed code

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Software

One important trend highlighted by this year's research is the ongoing transition away from C and C++ -- the two languages that have been programmers' mainstays for many years -- in favor of Java, and, more recently, C#.

Massachusetts says it's open to multiple formats

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OSS

Massachusetts legislators assembled some of the IT industry's most powerful companies Wednesday to discuss the state's electronic document standards, a closely watched decision with significance that has stretched far beyond state boundaries.

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Let’s see some ID, please

As the joke goes, on the Internet nobody knows you’re a dog. But although anonymity has been part of Internet culture since the first browser, it’s also a major obstacle to making the Web a safe place to conduct business:

No More Linux on the WRT54G?

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Linux

There has been a lot of confusion lately as to what's going on with the end of Linux support on the WRT54G and WRT54GS line of routers. Hopefully I'll be able to describe what's going on, what's changing, what's coming, and what you can do about it.

Linus on source code, developer craziness, and the makings of successful projects

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Linux

This is a more in-depth look at the fascinating interchange between Linus Torvalds and Chris Blizzard on the Desktop Linux (public) mailing list concerning user-interfaces.

Should Apple switch Mac OS X from Mach to Linux kernel?

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Mac

In many ways, OS X is what Linux would be with a great GUI. Likewise, Linux is in some ways what OS X could be. For all its strengths, OS X does allow tasks to so dominate the OS that everything else stops while the beach ball spins.

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.

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