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Story Mageia 4 Alpha 3 Released for Testing srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 9:52pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 5:06pm
Story The state of XMir srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 3:48am
Story Knoppix 7.2 - It's alive srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 12:38am
Story The not-so-unchanging desktop srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 10:38pm
Story The 'Not On Steam' Sale Launches srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Open Source Software and New Users srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 6:28pm
Story LF: Keynotes for Automotive Linux Summit srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 5:22pm
Story Meet Ubuntu Classic - Ubuntu Without Unity srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 5:16pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 1:39pm

GPL v3 Project Watch List for Week of 07/18

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: Over the past couple of weeks, Sourceforge has been doing some maintenance and updates. This backed up some of their data which we use to keep track of the GPL3 numbers. So now we are catching up on our data collection to bring them back up to date.

Torvalds: Linux not becoming obsolete would be "sad"

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Linux

Matt Asay: I admire Linus Torvalds' candor (This is the guy who freely admits his own family doesn't use the Linux desktop, after all), as well as his foresight. In an excellent interview, Torvalds covers a range of topics, including the Linux operating system's place in history:

One Year of openSUSE News

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Web
SUSE

opensuse.org: Exactly one year ago the openSUSE News site went live to provide users with the latest news and an event calendar. 19 authors posting under their own names and some one-time contributors wrote 246 stories (of which 122 were submitted to Digg) and filled the calendar with 170 entries.

Ubuntu hits new high in Linux boredom

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Last weekend a friend was moaning about endless problems with Windows XP on his desktop PC. We installed Ubuntu 7.04 on it. The problems went away. That started me thinking about my own "daily driver" computer, a Dell Latitude that also runs Ubuntu 7.04, and it made me realize that I hadn't thought about my laptop or its operating system in many months.

Auto-Login in openSUSE: bad practice

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SUSE

justlookdifferent.com: In openSUSE there is a feature called Auto-Login. In short it means that the root can decide which user account should be started as default upon boot, without displaying a login prompt. Though for me it is a possible weakness in my security management.

Virus : A paralysed object on GNU/Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: Recently I faced two incidents when I had to format my flash drive as it would simply refuse to open at all just because it was infected with some nasty viruses from my office computers.

10 + 2 things you’ll get with Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”

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Ubuntu

fabrizioballiano.net: A quick resume of what the most important (IMHO) things users will get with the next Ubuntu release: Intrepid Ibex

today's leftovers

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News
  • Beyond Compare - Now On Linux

  • Open Source OS's Bonus: Live CD
  • Opera All together now: Video, 3D, File access
  • Debian packages for KDE 4.1, KOffice alpha9 and more
  • Nautilus Scripts for making Small Utilities
  • vee-Dee Eyes Hooks You Up With Virtualbox Linux
  • Linux web tools - Pt. 6
  • Apple is not the real enemy of open source
  • More Unix and Linux Humor - Know Your SysAdmin
  • Open-source Castle Project founder joins Microsoft
  • Explore your database with Talend Open Profiler
  • openSUSE build service collaboration

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to take a delayed screenshot

  • Trick: Reboot as User
  • “ROOT Filesystem is Currently Mounted Read Only”
  • How To: Revert Media Icons After RealPlayer Installation
  • Installing Ubuntu w/ lvm partitions
  • Video:Joy of Painting with the GIMP
  • How to count number of files in a directory
  • ps command
  • Make Your Bash Prompt Look like Dos Prompt

AMD Phenom Gets Linux Thermal Driver

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: While AMD's financial outlook has been bleak with it closing down 12% today, if you're a Linux user -- particularly one with a quad-core Phenom processor -- there is good news to report from the AMD camp.

the new GNOME duality

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Software

0xdeadbeef.com: I think that the GNOME project is in a really strange place right now. Others called it “decadence” but I’ve been thinking of it more as a state of transition. Things are changing in GNOME and I think that it’s largely just a reflection of time.

Mandriva leaps into the netbook market with the GDium

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Hardware
MDV

mandriva.com: Lately it's hard to avoid the buzz about netbooks - the small, cheap laptop systems that were popularized by the Asus Eee PC (which, of course, Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring supports very well). Many in the community have asked if Mandriva is going to get directly involved in this market. Well, the answer is yes!

Open source should avoid taking sides

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Dana Blankenhorn states that “Open source should support Apple over Psystar”. I have to disagree. My perspective is not based on his views on contracts and licenses (although you can read plenty about that in the talkback section) but on a couple of other issues:

Measuring Profits: Microsoft vs. Red Hat

thevarguy.com: Microsoft’s stock dropped sharply today because the company’s latest quarterly profits didn’t quite meet Wall Street’s expectations. Meanwhile, The VAR Guy and other open source bloggers continue to hype Red Hat and Linux as growing threats to Microsoft. But before you suggest open source will destroy Microsoft’s profits, take a look at these stagging financial figures.

Flock 2 Beta 2 available now

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Flock has released the second beta of its forthcoming Flock 2, the Firefox-based web browser that features tight integration with most of the most popular social web services. Flock 2 beta 2 is based on Firefox 3 (3.0.1 actually) code base.

Linus Torvalds' Followup On Software Security, Sensationalism And Self-Stimulating Simians

crn.com: Word was that Torvalds had apologized to OpenBSD developers. ChannelWeb asked the Linux guru if that were true and whether he had any second thoughts on his initial e-mail "flame." Here is his response:

Debunking the Linux virus myth

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Linux
Security

mylro.org: Linux and UNIX-like operating systems in general are regarded as being more secure for the common user, in contrast with operating systems that have "Windows" as part of their name. Why is that?

Firefox 3.1 Alpha Coming July 25th

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Now that Mozilla has shipped Firefox 3.0 they have begun working on the next milestone that’s due out at the end of 2008. Firefox 3.1 Alpha (code named Shiretoko) is should be released on July 25th.

People of openSUSE: Frank Sundermeyer

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Former webservers administrator and presales consultant at S.u.S.E. he is currently working as a technical writer contributing to the openSUSE documentation and openSUSE web skin an wiki. Today you have the opportunity to meet Frank Sundermeyer!

Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week

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Interviews

simple-talk.com: Linus Torvalds is remarkable, not only for being the technical genius who wrote Linux, but for then being able to inspire and lead an enormous team of people to devote their free time to work on the operating system and bring it to maturity. We sent Richard Morris off to interview Linus, and find out more.

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Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

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GNU/Linux Leftovers

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