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Red Hat adds new premier SA partner

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Linux giant Red Hat has announced that Linux System Dynamics (LSD), an open source consulting firm, has been appointed a Red Hat Premier Business Partner for the Southern Africa region.

Looking at KDE, and looking at apps

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KDE

nancib.wordpress.com: Late last month I said I was looking at the possibility of moving from Ubuntu to a different GNU/Linux distribution. While I haven’t had a lot of time for checking out other distros I have I’ve managed to create a spreadsheet to compile information on the distros I’m looking at.

OSS vs proprietary software quality and usage.

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: I get the argument thrown at me quite often that if open source software (hereon in OSS) is so good then why are people not using it? Actually there is quite a lot.

Spotlight on Linux: Sabayon Linux 5.3

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Sabayon Linux is a very fun distribution based on Gentoo Linux. That tidbit of information may be one of the reasons Sabayon isn't more popular, although it shouldn't be. The mention of Gentoo usually invokes visions of difficulty and hours of compiling to Linux users. While that general assessment of Gentoo may be correct overall, it certainly isn't true of Sabayon.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 1) - Graphics

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Linux

h-online.com: Power management features for Radeon graphics chips, the first groundwork for supporting 3D with Evergreen GPUs, H264 decoding in Intel's Ironlake driver and the support of Intel's next generation of desktop and notebook chips, are some of the major graphics driver advancements of Linux 2.6.35.

4 Linux Games You Probably Have Not Played

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Gaming

maketecheasier.com: It is no secret that Linux is not a popular gaming platform. Despite that stigma, however, the open nature of Linux makes it easy, even for relatively inexperienced developers, to produce quality games.

Roundup: Text Based Text Editors

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Software

fosswire.com: For some reason, text editors are something that us Unix geeks get very passionate about. Whether it’s an argument over which editor is better, or just professing our love for our favourite keyboard shortcuts, it’s an emotive issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 Benchmarks Against Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE

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Linux

phoronix.com: Now that the second beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 was released last week, we took the workstation build and have benchmarked it against the latest releases of Ubuntu, CentOS, and openSUSE.

Four Great Gnome Panel Applets

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Gnome is the most popular Linux desktop environment and one of it's key features that makes it so wonderful is the "gnome panel". For those unfamiliar the "gnome panel" is the bar that is typically located at the bottom (and top sometimes) of the screen where your menu, task-bar, and icon tray are located.

Mandriva is alive!

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MDV

tuxradar.com: Finally, after weeks of uncertainty, we've just received a press release from Mandriva, and we're pasting it verbatim so you can read the news for yourselves. Let us know what you think this all means.

Chromium BSU is a shining 2-D shooter

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Gaming

sourceforge.net/blog: July is when the summer doldrums start to threaten. If you feel your hammock calling, resist the temptation, and turn instead to Chromium B.S.U., an adrenaline-pumping 2-D vertical shooter.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A closer look at Open Source World Summit
  • Planet Stronghold Alpha Available
  • Open Source: It's all LinkedIn
  • We’ve packaged all of the free software…what now?
  • GIMP Plugin Registry 3.5.1 Gets ~129 New Plugins
  • Learning While Playing for a Better World
  • Open Source: strategic software with economic value
  • Why GLEP 55 Is A Bad Idea
  • 6+ Great Alternatives To Windows XP That Are Free and Open Source
  • Spurned security researchers form anti-MS collective
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Desktop)
  • Debian Editions
  • Debian by its numbers, as seen by keyring-maint
  • Introducing OpenCL
  • a map of the open web
  • Linux Foundation releases Windows accessibility software under BSD
  • Maestro, strike up the MIDI
  • Gems Found Going Down the Road
  • Meerkat needs you to edit software descriptions

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Repairing a Broken GRUB 2 Boot-Loader on Ubuntu
  • How to add user to a Group on Linux
  • Install and Run Tor in Ubuntu
  • Theming Ubuntu 10.04 To How You See Fit
  • How to block access to a server by IP address on Linux
  • Python and OpenOffice - Hello World
  • Gejengel – Lightweight audio player
  • Remove Firefox 4.0's big, ugly, unmovable orange button
  • Watermark Photos with digiKam
  • LiveUSB Drives: Why, How-to, and Where At
  • How to configure Samba using a graphical interface in Ubuntu
  • OpenBSD: Static Routing Configuration
  • Top Ten Useful Grammar and Punctuation Tips
  • Get Control of Linux / Unix Terminal with Screen
  • sudo redirection

Is there really an Open Source “Tea Party Movement”?

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OSS

standardsandfreedom.net: A few days ago ZD Net’s anchor Dana Blankenhorn came up with an interesting theory. Because of the recent Bilski judgement by the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Free & Open Source Software community seems to be divided and looking for scapegoats.

Ubuntu's "Free" Ride Into the Enterprise

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Ubuntu

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: That Linux is a significant player in the enterprise comes as no surprise: Enterprise customers are a lot easier from which to generate revenue.

OpenSUSE 11.3 delivers spit, polish, and niggles

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: The latest version of openSUSE hit final code last week and is not due for official release until July 15, but The Reg is here to give you a tour of its pro and cons.

Peer into Firefox's future in latest beta

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Mozilla released the first beta for Firefox 4 on Tuesday, introducing a new interface design to a wider Windows audience, support for multiple technologies that aim to be essential to Web browsing in the future, and a plan for updates far more aggressive than those of the past.

New Postgres to Add the Polish

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Software

pcworld.com (IDG): With the impending release of version 9.0 of the open-source Postgres database, due in mid-August, the developers behind the project are hoping that the new features will attract more interest from enterprises.

7 Reasons to Use the Opera Web Browser

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Firefox is a great open source web browser for Linux and other OSes, but have you checked out Opera?

Re-conquer Konqueror with Rekonq

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Software

ghacks.net: How many browsers does an operating system really need? If you are looking from the outside in at the Linux operating system you would think it needed plenty. Rekonq will be the new default browser for Kubuntu 10.10. We will take a look.

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