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Story Linux Mint 8.0: Wish there was more. srlinuxx 5 02/12/2009 - 6:54am
Story The Phoronix Kernel Test Farm Is Alive srlinuxx 02/12/2009 - 4:23am
Story Security in Linux srlinuxx 02/12/2009 - 4:19am
Story Ghosts in the Machine or Why Does Your Computer Hate You srlinuxx 02/12/2009 - 4:18am
Story A note of improvement for ath5k srlinuxx 02/12/2009 - 4:15am
Story VirtualBox 3.1 adds live migration and branched snapshots srlinuxx 02/12/2009 - 4:14am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 02/12/2009 - 3:27am
Story The End Of The CrunchPad srlinuxx 4 01/12/2009 - 11:23pm
Story How Linux Could Dominate the Operating System Industry srlinuxx 1 01/12/2009 - 11:13pm
Story Developer Ponders Release of Linux Malware srlinuxx 1 01/12/2009 - 11:10pm

Alan Cox 5 minutes on GPLv3

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OSS

In the Q+A session after a recent talk by Alan Cox in Limerick, he was asked for his thoughts on GPLv3. Below is a transcript of his off-the-cuff reply, and then my comments.

India may decline $100 laptop program

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OLPC

India may not go in for the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) programme, which aims to deliver laptops priced at $100 (about £54) to school students, according to reports.

Experts weigh giving ICANN full control of DNS

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Web

Internet governance experts argued on Wednesday for and against having the U.S. government hand over completely the technical coordination.

Linux patch problems: Your distro may vary

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Linux

With all the different distributions of Linux available -- many for free -- what distinguishes one over another? Most have the same set of standard bells and whistles. A few have support options that might be appealing for enterprise-level deployments. So, why pick one brand instead of another? One reason is security.

PCLinuxOS .93 A Week Away?

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PCLOS

Lead developer of the once wildly popular distribution has announced in a thread on the pclinuxos forum that the long awaited "0.93 is less than a week away."

A geo-located photo album in five easy pieces

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HowTos

Open standards, and openness in general, enables people to combine a variety of technologies in new and interesting ways. For example, using a camera with Exif support, a GPS receiver, the Google Maps API, and Perl, PHP and JavaScript, Mike Whitton created a Web-based photo album in which the photographs are automatically placed on a map at the exact location they were taken. Let's take a look at how this is done.

Mozilla pushes security update out to Firefox 1.x users

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. on July 26 started urging Firefox users to install a newly released version of the browser, v1.5.0.5, which includes some essential security fixes.

Book review: Linux® Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users

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Reviews

Imagine, if you dare, the deep seated nightmare of any decent law abiding Linux system administrator. It is late at night and the wind is howling mightily outside, the network is down due to a maintenance slot and your beloved enterprise wide system X, Y or Z fails to reboot after patching the kernel. What do you do next?

Testdriving Freespire Beta2 (Build 0.0.76)

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Linux
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The folks from Linspire/Freespire released their latest beta for public testing on July 25. Freespire is the open source version of the commercial proprietary Linspire distribution. Freespire offers users a chance to run the user-friendly great-looking system without an initial purchase. One can choose to purchase extra and proprietary software if desired, but Freespire is a complete system itself. Tuxmachines tested this latest beta to see how it's doing.

Is Linux Ready For The Fight Ahead?

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Linux

Lately there has been a lot of talk about how Red Hat is working towards becoming the standard for the desktop market here in the U.S. In addition to that, I have just learned that Novell is working to front a full scale assault on Microsoft's Vista as they ready their own Linux distribution, SuSE 10.1 and that super-cool xgl feature based on OpenGL.

Scalix Goes Open Source Via HP Licensing Deal

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OSS

Linux-based messaging specialist Scalix Corp is to launch its email, calendaring, and integration software code under an open source license with the release this year of Scalix Community Edition Open Source.

Will All Software Go Open Source?

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OSS

When open source developers gather on a panel to discuss whether "all software will go open source," you can expect the sentiment to tip that way, only with lots of arguments.

KDE and Distributions: SabayonLinux

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Interviews

Sabayon Linux is quite a new addition to the family of KDE distributions. It first came into existance on the Gentoo Forums as RR4/RR64 and was designed to provide a fast and easy way to get a Gentoo system with extras.

ReactOS overview

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OS

These days, when one talks about free software, the first word that comes to mind is Linux. ReactOS is an old project. It actually started around 1996, but started producing code only recently. It aims at implementing all of win32 according to specs, be it hardware or software.

Vietnamese Hacao.Office 2.01 released !

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News

You don't need Windows & Office XP for working at Company, School, Home,... Easy install it to USB in 2 minutes, Hard disk in 5 minutes,... Iso file 174M only.

Create GUI dialogs for GNOME and KDE

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HowTos

We have already discussed how you can create text user interfaces for command-line tools using dialog. This time, we are going to look at Zenity and KDialog, which allow you to create GNOME- and KDE-specific front ends for scripts.

Linus On The Extensible Firmware Interface

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Linux

A recent patch posted to the lkml contained the following description, "this patch adds an efi e820 memory mapping", in response to which Andrew Morton asked, "why?". Linus Torvalds offered his views on EFI.

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Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS

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Ubuntu

You know a Linux distribution is becoming popular when it’s mentioned at the Fox News website, and there it was in a June 20 headline, ‘Ubuntu 6.06 Is Current Desktop-Linux Champ’. Of course, the story was courtesy eweek.com, but the fact that Fox cared is significant.

Open Source In Silicon Valley, alternative computing is easy

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OSS

A LOT OF tech types talk a good game about the high falutin' democratic principles of open source code, but it's what they do behind closed doors that really counts. And it's there that many well-meaning users balk at a commitment to what has traditionally been seen as an admirable but intimidating personal-computing path. But with all the community support at hand in Silicon Valley, there's little to fear from Linux anymore.

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