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Story Foobillard, an opensouce Billiard Simulation game for Linux srlinuxx 30/07/2010 - 10:03pm
Story Three Months Until Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 End of Life srlinuxx 30/07/2010 - 10:01pm
Story A Review of OpenSUSE 11.3 srlinuxx 30/07/2010 - 9:58pm
Story Spotify 'will launch in US by end of 2010' srlinuxx 30/07/2010 - 7:53pm
Story GNU and Open Source srlinuxx 30/07/2010 - 7:51pm
Story Desktop Summit 2011 Announced srlinuxx 30/07/2010 - 7:50pm
Story yet another leaving conectiva/mandriva srlinuxx 2 30/07/2010 - 7:47pm
Story Canonical takes much more than it gives srlinuxx 1 30/07/2010 - 7:23pm
Story Device support in Windows vs. Linux srlinuxx 30/07/2010 - 5:36pm
Story Reviewed: OpenSUSE 11.3 srlinuxx 30/07/2010 - 5:33pm

Multimedia freedom with Mandriva Linux

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MDV

A Mandriva Linux PC is a multimedia powerhouse. It is excellent for playing and editing audio and video in many formats, although running multimedia applications under Linux poses challenges.

Mantra of a Linux Lover

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Humor

May your hard drives keep on spinning.
May your cooling fans continue whirring.
May the glow of your screen.
Hide that which should be clean.

Sugar me! (Opera)

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OLPC

Work on the OLPC XO is progressing - and we got past one of the biggest hurdles so far: integration into the Sugar environment.

Work on the OLPC XO is progressing - and we got past one of the biggest hurdles so far: integration into the Sugar environment.

Instant GNU/Linux time machine

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Linux

Whether it's your first car, or your first significant other, or your first day of college, they say you never forget your first. That's not always true, of course, but I do remember my first: Softlanding Linux Systems. Jump into the Astonishing GNU/Linux Time Machine, and via the magic of qemu and iBiblio, you too can experience the earliest days of GNU/Linux.

Status Messages in Desktop Search

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SUSE

The Desktop Search in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 is extremely helpful. However, if you have just copied a whole bunch of files locally, or maybe you just recently added an email account that contains a lot of messages, those items may not appear in your search results until the search engine has had a chance to index the new data. But that means that you just need to wait, right? No.

Announcing the Drupal Association

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Drupal

For many of us, Drupal is very much a labor of love. It's a story of having fun and working hard. If you follow what we do, it's easy to understand what we're all about -- making it easy to build websites, both for users and developers. Passion spreads and as a result, Drupal's size and scope has grown beyond what an ad hoc group of volunteers can realistically manage.

Show us the code: right pew, wrong church

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Microsoft

Along the lines of early efforts to derail SCO's claims that Linux infringes Unix copyrights, a gentleman going by the moniker, "digduality" has decided to fight recent claims by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that Linux infringes on Microsoft patents, by launching ShowUsTheCode.com.

KSnapshot: My KDE App of the Day

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KDE

Every once in a while I will be using an application which is unique to KDE and think “Wow this is really neat” or “I don’t know how to live without this tool”. Today that application is KSnapshot.

The best free edutainment software for your kids

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Software

Gcompris is a collection of educational games that provides many edutainment activities for your children aged beyond 2. It has nearly 100 activities as of now, and many more are being added. Moreover, the best part of Gcompris is it is available in 18 International languages! Gcompris is meant for Kids, but in fact, some games are so lovely and well thought, even I love to play them!

New KDE 4 preview shows progress

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KDE

On Friday, the KDE Project released the third in a series of development previews for the upcoming KDE 4.0 release. Dubbed "Kludge," the 3.80.3 release includes the Sonnet language library, the new Dolphin file manager, and the Solid hardware library.

New GPL 3 Draft Imminent, Yet Final Release Delayed

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OSS

A new draft of the upcoming GNU General Public License Version 3 (GPL 3) will be released shortly, participants in the drafting process say, but a final release is likely to slip past the March 2007 deadline that the GPL's maintainer, the Free Software Foundation (FSF), initially set as the "latest possible release date."

What Happened to The Open Management Group?

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OSS

Whatever happened to the Open Management Consortium (OMC)? Since last May when six open source management projects announced the formation of the OMC, the group has issued nary a peep of news. Is there an agenda?

Patents cut both ways for Microsoft

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Microsoft

Here is Steve Balmer focusing on Linux, making the tired claim that there is so-called Intellectual Property in Linux that violates patents held by Microsoft. Meanwhile Microsoft gets hit with a hefty patent violation of its own; 1.5 billion (yes, that is a “B”) for the use of the mp3 patent without payment of royalties. It appears that patent obligations are for others, not for Microsoft to worry about.

Note to new Linux users: No antivirus needed

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Linux

One of the most common questions I hear new Linux users ask is "What program should I use for virus protection?" Many of them lose faith in me as a source of security information when I reply, "None." But you really don't need to fear malware on your new platform, thanks to the way Linux is built.

Nat: "Is 'open source' now completely meaningless?"

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OSS

Nat Torkington is trying to come up with the agenda for OSCON, and has discovered that the minute one steps out of the world of community open source to scan the ranks of commercial open source, you find lots of commercials, but little source.

KVM steals virtualization spotlight

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Software

Four months ago, almost nobody had heard of an open-source virtualization software called KVM. But that was then. The project, backed by a stealth-mode start-up called Qumranet, uses a technical and cultural approach that has quickly drawn powerful allies--including Red Hat and Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

Creative Commons - Version 3.0 Launched

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OSS

The latest version of the Creative Commons licenses — Version 3.0 — are now available. To briefly recap what is different in this version of the licenses:

Clipmarks - double-edged FireFox extension

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Moz/FF

Looking for a useful note taking tool I tried out the Clipmarks extension for Firefox. Clipmarks allows one to select clips of text and pictures from websites and store them on the Clipmarks website. These clips can either be kept private or shared with the public.

What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits.

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HowTos

A rootkit is a group of software tools which an attacker can use to hide their tracks. A rootkit can also contain software which allows the attacker to get root access and steal or remove files on a system. Another goal for a rootkit is for the attacker to maintain access to the hijacked computer. Rootkits are written for many different operating systems however, this article will only talk about Linux rootkits.

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