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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 20/09/2010 - 3:43am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/09/2010 - 3:34am
Story Uncle Sam meets open source with open arms srlinuxx 20/09/2010 - 12:20am
Story Software And Other Legacy Of The Baby Boomer Generation srlinuxx 20/09/2010 - 12:19am
Story Amnesia Release Analysis srlinuxx 20/09/2010 - 12:13am
Story Gnash needs more support srlinuxx 19/09/2010 - 8:22pm
Story “Sent using Ubuntu” default in Ubuntu Evolution srlinuxx 19/09/2010 - 8:21pm
Story The wonders of Digikam srlinuxx 19/09/2010 - 5:43pm
Story Pixlr Grabber, Firefox Screenshot Taking Add-On srlinuxx 19/09/2010 - 5:42pm
Story Firefox 4 now with optimized session restore srlinuxx 1 19/09/2010 - 5:40pm

The scoop on The Coop: an early review of Mozilla's social networking tool

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Moz/FF

An early prototype of The Coop, Mozilla's new social networking component for Firefox, is now available for user testing. Announced earlier this week, The Coop is designed to integrate support for social networking features directly into the Firefox browser interface.

Which Linux Desktop Distribution is the best for me?

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Linux

Almost all new Linux wanna be guru (read as users who want to switch to Linux) asks a question:

I want to switch to Linux completely from Windows XP SP2. Which Linux version will be best - Redhat, SuSE, or other? I use my PC for:

Browsing Internet
Watching DVD / MP3
Writing CD/DVD

I’m also willing to spend a small amount of money if required to purchase Linux version.

Phoenix bios locks out all OS's except Vista!

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Linux

If you're buying a new computer in the near future, it may be a good idea to avoid systems with Phoenix bios on them. There's recent proof that their 2003 contract with Microsoft has born fruit in their latest bios versions which now prevent you from installing any OS other than Vista.

A Brief Look at SugarUI by RedHat

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Linux
OLPC

A few days ago Red Hat shared with the world the first ISO images of the system that is planned to be installed on the OLPC laptops. I suddenly felt an irresistible urge … I downloaded the 291 MB ISO, burned it on a CD and started testing. Here is what I got.

Damn Small Linux book set for July

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Linux

Every once in awhile, I check Amazon to see what books are upcoming in various categories (using the "publication date" option), and just such a search has uncovered what looks to be the first Damn Small Linux book, "The Official Damn Small Linux Book: The Tiny Adaptable Linux That Runs on Anything," by Robert Singledecker, John Andrews and Christopher Negus -- and set for release in July.

Xfce 4.4.1 released Officially Released

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Software

Although it's been on the mirrors for a day or two, XFCE 4.4.1 has now been officially announced. This is the first maintenance release of Xfce 4.4 (the current stable branch of Xfce) aimed at fixing important bugs and update translations.

Changelog.

GoblinX Premium 2007.1

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Linux
Reviews
-s

GoblinX developers released their 2007.1 Premium version of GoblinX Linux recently and I was able to obtain the 1-cd version for testing. GoblinX has always been a very interesting project to watch with their odd-looking almost macabre-themed XFCE distro.

Debian 4.0 (Etch)

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Linux
Reviews

After 21 months of development Debian has released version 4.0 codenamed Etch to the public on April, 8th 2007. In Debian time 21 months is downright snippy, which is a good thing. Trust me on that.

Mozilla seeks security researchers to look at alpha code

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corporation wants to get the security community involved in ironing out possible bugs with the next version of Firefox at an earlier stage.

Instead of pointing out security bugs once Firefox 3.0 gets released, Mozilla wants security vendors involved while the software in still a work in progress.

Linux has game

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Gaming

It seems like every time we turn around on the forums, there is a tremendous backlash against the Windows OS and Microsoft as a whole. Some of it is even well-deserved - the amount of overhead required by the new Vista OS has made many otherwise very usable computers completely obsolete, and that's before you spend the money for Vista itself.

The Future of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

“The year of Linux on the Desktop.” Typically, these articles show up near the end of the year. They always cause a big debate “Will 200* be the year of Linux on the Desktop?!” is the headline, followed by comment wars. The comment wars break down like this. Linux vs. Windows users, Mac vs. Linux users, a branch war of Windows vs. Mac users, KDE vs.

Quake 4 On XP, Vista, & Linux

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Gaming

For the release of Cedega 6.0 "Swordfish" later this week, Phoronix will be offering a performance comparison of Enemy Territory and Doom 3 running natively in Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Linux. Along with those numbers we will be sharing the results when each game was benchmarked in WINE 0.9.32 and Cedega 6.0.

ClearType issue and openSUSE

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SUSE

There’s a slashdot posting up about Novell disabling a font type, ClearType, from the the openSUSE distribution in connection with possible Microsoft patent concerns. This seems to have created some confusion, in that a number of observers are wondering why, given Novell’s patent agreement with Microsoft, this technology wouldn’t be allowed in openSUSE.

OpenSUSE vs Ubuntu

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SUSE
Ubuntu

I have used Ubuntu for almost 2 years and was completely in love with Ubuntu. One fine day my UPS gave up and my root file system was corrupted. It clearly means a re-install. Now that I have used OpenSUSE for 2 months, here is a brief comparison between my experiences with Ubuntu and OpenSUSE.

Open Source Community Gains Momentum - Good News for Red Hat

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OSS

Sure, Red Hat's (RHT) most recent financial results, announced March 29, didn't blow away investors. But the future looks bright. The reason: Open source application developers continue to gain serious momentum. And many of those developers are firmly committed to Red Hat.

Just How 'Free' Are Open Source Licensing Models?

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OSS

Confusion and controversy about Open Source licensing did not start with current Free Software Foundation efforts to revise the GNU General Public License (GPL). Nor will emergence of an acceptable GPL V3 – or of a revised Lesser GPL or Affero GPL (thanks Dana Blankenhorn) – make OS licensing much less problematical for enterprise users.

Exploring Dolphin, The KDE 4 File Manager

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KDE

KDE 4, the next release of the popular Linux Desktop environment will, among other changes, no longer use the longtime file manager Konqueror by default, opting instead for the improved usability and enhanced browsing features of the Dolphin file manager.

Apache battles Sun over Java license

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OSS

The Apache Software Foundation is in a dispute with Sun Microsystems over a license for the Java technology compatibility kit needed for the Apache Harmony project.

Harmony is an open source implementation of Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 5.

Perens Lashes Out at Claims GPL 3 Brings Legal Risks

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OSS

Open-source developer and evangelist Bruce Perens has scathingly dismissed claims by a lawyer for the Association for Competitive Technology that the latest draft of Version 3 of the GNU General Public License brings legal risks.

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