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Story Fake Linus Torvalds Revealed srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 11:45pm
Story Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 11:44pm
Story The Possible Futures of the Linux Desktop srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 9:47pm
Story Puppy Linux 4.3 srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 9:45pm
Story Ubuntu OS can Save Energy srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 9:43pm
Story eyeOS: Your Own Private Linux Cloud that You Control srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 9:41pm
Story 7 cool Linux projects srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 7:40pm
Story Linux, not the cloud, will save schools srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 7:39pm
Story 4 sites all new Linux users must bookmark. srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 7:37pm
Story KDE 3.5.10 packages released for Slackware 13 srlinuxx 21/09/2009 - 7:34pm

Window management and the power of scripting

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Software

In the last edition of Linux.Ars, I wrote a review of GNOME 2.14 in which I criticized the Metacity window manager and expressed dissatisfaction with its lack of functionality. In response to my arguments, I received e-mail from several readers with comments about window management.

EC reluctant to back OpenDocument

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OSS

The European Commission is reluctant to recommend the OpenDocument file format, even though the format has been endorsed by international standards groups.

Itanium needs Linux... but does Linux need Itanium?

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Linux

For years now, I've been hearing about how Intel's Itanium platform was going to be the server-chip to end all other server-chips. It hasn't happened.

I don't think it ever will happen.

Apple vs. Apple: Beatles' Apple loses suit

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Mac
Legal

A long and winding legal road took another twist for the Beatles' record company today, when a British judge ruled that Apple Computer Inc. is entitled to use the apple logo on its iTunes Music Store.

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Giving desktop Linux a try

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Linux

Doug Roberts, a desktop Linux user for about two years, shares his perspective on switching from Windows to Linux, and what to think about when you decide to take the plunge. After an initial, unsuccessful attempt to install Xandros, Roberts tried a Knoppix live CD and soon installed Knoppix on his PC's hard drive, which has since morphed into "an almost pure Debian system."

Mambo lead developer quits due to conscience

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Software

Mambo lead developer Martin Brampton today announced he was severing all ties with the Open Source project. His departure — which is eerily similar to the departure of an entire development team last year — comes in the wake of him finding himself unable to continue due to matters of conscience, a statement said today.

OpenLogic Pays Qualified Community Experts to Support Open Source

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OS

Through the OpenLogic Expert Community, OpenLogic will pay qualified experts within the open source development community to provide in-depth support for open source products.

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Torvalds comments on kernel "overhaul"

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Linux

News reports out of LinuxTag late last week have Andrew Morton, the second highest ranking Linux kernel developer, calling for a bug-fixing cycle to cut down on the growing number of bugs found in the latest kernel release. NewsForge contacted the number one man on the Linux project, Linus Torvalds, who acknowledged it might be the right time for a "bug cycle.

OpenSuSE 10.1 small review

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Reviews

I couldn't wait. I grabed the OpenSuSE 10.1 isos and burned them on 5 cds. I prepared a test partition on my laptop (5.5GB) and inserted the first cd. The first thing you notice is the welcome screen. Is different from 10.0, more polished, nicer ...

Using Sarge with backports and other sources (even sid)

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HowTos

Using Debian Sarge (stable) with "testing" and "unstable" is not always the best idea, as in order to get a package not present in Sarge you might need to make a massive update of libs, thus having a mixed system, not quite Sarge anymore. However, you can use at times some packages from the "testing" and "unstable" — just don't forget to check first the backports repositories!

Slax 5.1.4 - Your Pocket OS

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Linux
Reviews
-s

Slax recently released version 5.1.4 of their amazing "pocket os" and since it had been almost a year since our last look, we thought we'd better find out what 5.1.4 was like. Much like its predecessor, it has a whole lot chocked into a small kde-based download. At 192 mb, is it worth the download?

LinuxTag: Ubuntu offers three desktops

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Ubuntu

In his keynote address at the LinuxTag conference, Ubuntu head Mark Shuttleworth not only spoke about his concept of Open Source software, but also revealed a few details about the new version of the Linux distribution he initiated.

How-To: Compile a Linux Kernel

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HowTos

Now that I have written so much about Linux kernel, I realize that many people reading those articles do not even know how to compile them. To start, you should have kernel code to compile (a fairly logical step). You can download it or copy it from /usr/src directory, make modifications and save it back to some directory.

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Interview with Robert Shingledecker and John Andrews, Damn Small Linux

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Interviews

In a somewhat surprise move, the developers of Damn Small Linux have announced a new edition of their popular mini-distribution for older computers - DSL-N, or "Damn Small Linux Not". The two lead developers, Robert Shingledecker (on the left) and John Andrews, have kindly agreed to answer a few questions about the new product.

OpenOffice makes the most of Microsoft privacy clampdown

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Software

The OpenOffice.org productivity project is looking to take advantage of Microsoft Corp's latest piracy crackdown to promote its open source Office alternative, pointing out that it could be the quickest and cheapest way to get legal.

CLI Magic: Bash complete

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HowTos

The auto complete feature of the Bourne Again SHell makes bash one of the most loved and newbie-friendly Linux shells. Just by pressing the Tab key you can complete commands and filenames. Press the Tab key twice and all files in the directory get displayed. But you can do more with autocomplete...

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