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Story The Twisting Path To Linux srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 6:47pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Beta Reviewed srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 6:45pm
Story Five Really Fun Open Source Video Games srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 6:43pm
Story Red Hat Investors Are Overpaying srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 5:23pm
Story ZaReason's New Terra A20 Ubuntu Netbook: Everything Works srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 5:21pm
Story The Laptop Renovation Project srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 3:48pm
Story Microsoft backed Barrelfish OS goes Open Source srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 3:46pm
Story openSUSE Ambassador numbers? srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 1:50pm
Story How to manage your updates in Ubuntu srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 1:47pm
Story For me, Gentoo is about *convenient* choice srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 1:41pm

Freespire: Great idea? Awful idea?

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Linux

It's a simple idea. Take the Linspire Debian-based Linux distribution and bundle it with every proprietary driver and program that's available for Linux. Ta-da, an instant Linux that's compatible with far more hardware and applications.

The problem, of course, is that by combining proprietary software with Linux, you're also legitimatizing the use of proprietary programs with open-source.

OpenDocument standard ratified

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OSS

OpenDocument was ratified as a file format standard on Tuesday night by an international standards group, setting the stage for greater worldwide adoption of the open-source file format technology.

Minister promotes Linux beyond the pew and into the data center

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Linux

There are those in the Linux and open source communities who believe the label "religious devotees" is detrimental to the cause, but the Rev. Don Parris embraces it.

Firefox gets a fresh security update

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has issued a security update for its Firefox open-source browser, just weeks after it released a large fix to address several browser security flaws.

The Firefox 1.5.0.3 update is designed to address vulnerabilities in versions 1.5 through 1.5.0.2.

Sun's McNealy eyes e-government

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Misc

Now chairman of Sun Federal Inc., McNealy's new focus will be expanding Sun's market share in the federal government. McNealy told GCN that in his role at Sun Federal he'd be concentrating on, among other things, helping agencies with their citizen-centric e-government initiatives.

Open-Source Java: Again?!

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OSS

Here we go again. This time it's sources within Sun hinting that they might finally be ready to open-source Java.

Excuse me if I yawn.

Mandriva Linux 2006 for home users

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MDV

What can a Linux distribution such as Mandriva Linux 2006 mean to a Windows user? Is it a valuable alternative, or do you have to be a real computer nerd to risk the move? Why would an average PC user make the effort to change over to Linux? This article just sums up our own experiences after several years of use of as well Windows as Mandriva Linux.

Kernel Panic: Defining System Inconsistencies

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HowTos

Kernel panic refers to a message displayed by an operating system after detecting a system inconsistency from which it cannot recover completely (Linux displays the Kernel Panic, while Windows displays the Blue Screen of Death - soon to become Red in Vista).

PC-BSD

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BSD

I do like BSD OSEs, but I think the most interesting thing about the release of PC-BSD is that the download page incudes a VMware image. There are disadvantages to pbi files. You'll end up with multiple library versions, which gets messy if there is a security upgrade. This is a nicely done BSD. Give it a try.

Bibble 4.7: RAW power for penguins

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Software

Bibble Labs has released Bibble 4.7, a commercial program for processing and conversion of RAW digital photography files to publishable formats such as JPG, PNG, and TIFF. Since professional photo editing programs are far and few between on Linux, I decided to take a look at Bibble's Linux version to see how it handles.

LinuxWorld Expo in Windows Server shocker

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Misc

LinuxWorld 2006 Conference & Expo is batting for the other side - and when we say the other side, we mean the forces of galactic darkness operating from their base in Redmond, USA:

http://www.linuxworldexpo.co.uk was running Microsoft-IIS on Windows Server 2003 when last queried at 3-May-2006.

Eraser ... McNealy style

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Misc

Anticipating our likely line of questioning, his opening remark was: "I still work here." And then, before he handed out his business card, he scribbled out the section which read 'CEO':

The rise of open source systems management

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OSS

Having found early success at the operating system and web server levels, open source soon moved up the software stack. Last year it arguably reached the very top with open source enterprise applications hitting the market, such as customer relationship management tools from SugarCRM, and business intelligence tools from the likes of Pentaho and JasperSoft.

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Review: SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3

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Linux
Reviews

I've installed a number distros, but SimplyMEPIS was by far the easiest one to install, and it worked well with my older PC. With the combination of support from the MEPIS community, ease of use, and functionality, SimplyMEPIS is a great option.

Debian preps for December code release

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Linux

Developers of the popular Debian Linux distribution are ramping up coding efforts as they plan to release the next version of their operating system in December this year.

Accessing Windows Shares From a GNU/Linux Desktop

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HowTos

Many people work for companies that have a Windows-based infrastructure, while they have a GNU/Linux desktop. You could use something like VNC or rdesktop to gain access to files on Windows shares, but a couple of command-line utilities from the Samba suite are a nice option that let you gain access right from your desktop.

Personal Computing - BSD Style

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Reviews
BSD
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A milestone was reached on April 29 and I couldn't let it pass without a look. I'm speaking of the release of PC-BSD 1.0, their very first stable release. Almost a year ago Tuxmachines tested 0.6 of PC-BSD, considered a beta release, and was quite impressed then as I recall. I saw .7, .8, .9 and increments get released, but I just had to revisit the user-friendly bsd again on this wonderful occasion. How did PC-BSD stack up on this their "new era of stability and simplicity?"

Stable kernel 2.6.16.13 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.13 stable kernel release is available. This is another single-patch release with a fix for a denial of service problem in the netfilter SCTP connection tracking code. More Here and Here.

Preaching the virtues of Linux

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Interviews

At the Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego, van der Linden spoke with SearchOpenSource.com's MiMi Yeh about why applications are key to bridging the consumer gap and how Freespire, a new Linux distribution, will attract users to Linux.

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