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Story Open source: Its true cost and where it's going awry by Monty Widenius srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 10:20pm
Story First Look: Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 10:02pm
Story Linux Mint 15 review srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Story Has Ubuntu bitten off more than it can chew? srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 6:58pm
Story Hands on with Mageia 3 srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 6:56pm
Story Is Canonical Ltd. Financially Insolvent? srlinuxx 1 30/05/2013 - 3:51pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 3:36pm
Story Use different widgets on each desktop on KDE srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 3:32am
Story A Beginners' Guide to Installing Arch Linux srlinuxx 29/05/2013 - 11:37pm
Story Wayland they’d called it srlinuxx 29/05/2013 - 11:35pm

What's 'Disruptive' About Open Source

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: The other day, while in a phone conversation, the old canard about open source being a "disruptive technology" came up. It's true, but I think it's one of those things (like "information wants to be free") that runs the risk of becoming a thought-cliché. You always want to talk about what's being disrupted, and why, and to what end.

Ubuntu gets the Remix right

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Rarely does one find the proprietor of a company that is closely connected to any kind of software getting on mailing lists to try to correct public perceptions of his product. In that respect, Mark Shuttleworth stands apart from all his peers.

10 Best Windows Games That Can Be Played on Linux

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Gaming

junauza.com: For most hardcore gamers, Linux is taboo since they probably think that they cannot play their favorite Windows-only games with it. They do have a point of staying away from Linux, but if they knew that they can play some of their most wanted games on Linux, will they take the switch?

Ubuntu is early favorite in initial OpenLogic open source survey returns

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Ubuntu

techtarget.com: Launched with fanfare a month and a half ago, OpenLogic Inc.'s Open Source Census, a survey of open source software adoption has scanned more than a thousand computers to date, but the tally is far short of the volume required to draw meaningful conclusions.

Forth and back again - having a look at Fedora 9 and KDE 4.1beta

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: Recently my distribution of choice, Fedora, published a new version, Fedora 9. This one featured KDE 4.0, and there were also KDE 4.0.80 packages available, and I decided to take a look at them. Unfortunately, I had to return to Fedora 8 and KDE 3.5.9 - but not for long, that’s for sure.

Why Linux Failed at Walmart -- And What to Do About It

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Linux

Matt Hartley: Over the past few years, various distributions have worked to make a name for themselves by selling their Linux PCs over retail Websites provided by Walmart, Sears and so on. Yet in nearly every instance, there has been a sudden stopping point where the big box retailer drops the provided Linux PCs like a rock.

some shorts

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Linux
  • SuperKaramba - Adding Beauty to Your KDE Desktop

  • linuX-gamers.net live 0.9.3 released
  • Linux Outlaws 42 - Don't Panic!

KOffice 2.0 Alpha 8

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Software

kde.org: The KDE Project today announced the eighth alpha release of KOffice 2, a technology preview of the upcoming version 2.0. Work continues in the same vein as before, with a strong focus on finishing and polishing our new features that will set KOffice.

How many ways can you install an RPM in OpenSUSE Linux?

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Software
SUSE

suseblog.com: I wanted to see how many ways I could install a package on OpenSUSE 10.3 (and 11.0, for that matter) without any help from any third-party package management tools that don’t come stock on a fresh OpenSUSE install.

Get the Facts Straight

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Linux

tuxtraining.com: Linux is the best OS there is. Period. There, I said it. Usually this site strays away from opinion but I couldn’t resist this time. LinuxHater is grabbing a bunch of attention lately by carrying the flag of Microsoft’s FUD in a rather explicit way. It’s time for a rather extensive but to-the-point reminder why Linux is the best OS on this planet.

Opera 9.5 Unleashed

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Software

theregister.co.uk: After months of public inactivity, Opera has been racing to release the latest version of its desktop browser. No guesses why. Opera 9.50 is out today, and we've been on the case of Kestrel since the first public preview last autumn.

The power of ‘root’ in Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: ‘Root’ is the default name for system administrator in a *NIX system — a super user who can do anything and everything within the operating system. Let us go a little deep about the access privileges and rights which a root user has on a Linux system.

Little PC Gets the Big Stuff Wrong

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Hardware

washingtonpost.com: A small, light laptop makes an excellent second computer -- unless it costs more than your first. Hewlett Packard's $499-and-up 2133 Mini-Note comes from the same basic template as the Eee but falls woefully short in some aspects.

Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu

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Interviews

lwn.net: The life of South African Mark Shuttleworth has been a kind of geek dream. Here, he talks to Glyn Moody about Ubuntu's new focus on the server side, why Ubuntu could switch from GNOME to KDE, and what happens to Ubuntu and its commercial arm, Canonical, if Shuttleworth were to fall out of a spaceship.

Mobile devices in GNU/Linux and GNOME

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: You have a computer (a laptop or a desktop). Since it’s a machine you use often and don’t tinker with much, it probably runs Linux. You also have a brand new digital camera, or a shiny new MP3 player. And you feel the dread: are those pure consumer oriented pieces of hardware compatible with my machine?

Sabayon Linux Partners with NetCraft Communications to Enhance Versiera's Support for Linux OS

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Linux
Hardware

Press Release: Sabayon Linux today announced that it will partner with NetCraft Communications, a global provider of computer infrastructure management services and makers of Versiera, Remote System Management and Monitoring Software.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Firefox 3 'awesome bar' not awesome for all

  • My thoughts on the linux desktop
  • Tasty Tomato firmware for routers
  • One small lawsuit for Red Hat, One big legal step for open source
  • #ln -s /dev/null /dev/clue
  • Is Apache the Greatest Open Source Project?
  • EU Official Tells Governments to Go Open Source
  • Open source tour of Europe: Russia
  • Review: Asus Eee 900
  • Linux aternatives to Windows software roundup
  • Nokia urges Linux developers to learn business

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using chkconfig To Manage Linux Service Run Levels

  • Fedora 9 Nvidia
  • Short Tip: Searching files and packages
  • 5 easy steps to install Puppy Linux on your USB drive
  • Getting that wiki feeling on the desktop, part 2
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Touchpad “Tap zones”
  • Timing processes in the shell
  • Finding "leaf" nodes on a file system
  • Installing Microsoft Fonts on openSUSE 11.0

Companies, Developers Contributing To The X Server

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Software

phoronix.com: Since our article yesterday entitled X Server 1.4.1 Is Released, No Joke it's sparked discussions on our forums and other online communities on how the X.Org release management can be improved and how new developers can become involved.

Also: Coming To A Desktop Near You: X.Org 7.4
And: X.Org Releases X Server 1.4.2

Linux kernel development talk

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Linux

kroah.com: Ever since my talk at OLS last year about the Linux kernel development community and the companies involved, I've been traveling around, giving the talk in one form or another to lots of different companies and community groups. Last week I gave the talk at Google, and they kindly recorded it and put it up for everyone to see.

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