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Story The Plight of Ubuntu Users in Developing Countries srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 11:53am
Story Linux.conf.au kicks off next week srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 11:52am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 8:33am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 6:16am
Story A Quick Preview Of The Upcoming Ubuntu Manual srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 4:46am
Story Decisions, Decisions srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 4:45am
Story KDE vs. GNOME: Photo and Music Management srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 4:42am
Story Five useful extensions for Openoffice srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 4:40am
Story Testing Chromium on Ubuntu srlinuxx 13/01/2010 - 4:38am
Story Facebook Is Now an Apache Software Foundation Gold Sponsor srlinuxx 1 13/01/2010 - 12:42am

Microsoft Office for Linux 'inevitable'

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Microsoft within the "next couple of years" will release a version of its Office productivity to run on Linux, Stuart Cohen, chief executive for the Open Source Development Labs, predicted in an interview with vnunet.com at the Linuxworld conference in San Francisco.

Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200

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Linux

The Zaurus is in a class by itself, being a cross between a PDA and a handheld computer. Rather than running a somewhat limited PDA operating system, it runs Linux which means the CPU and RAM are the only real limit for running Linux applications.

Why is Linux Successful?

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Linux

The success of Linux over the past 15 years boils down to a few key factors, according to a panel of Linux luminaries. Larry Augustin, chairman of VA Software, Eric Raymond, founder of the Open Source Institute, Jon maddog Hall of Linux International, Chris DiBona of Google, and Dirk Hohndel of Intel regaled the capacity crowd with tales of their first experiences with Linux and Linus.

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Novell SUSE Linux Enteprise Desktop 10: Check It Out

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Reviews
SUSE

Got to give it to those Novell folks: They aren't giving up. These guys want to give Microsoft a kick in the lower regions when it comes to the corporate desktop, they've chosen Linux to do it, and they're not going to quit until they succeed.

3D Xgl Compiz Eye Candy for Ubuntu/Kubuntu Dapper and NVidia

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HowTos

To each his own, but I love eye candy. When I heard that you could get the 3D Xgl and Compiz environment running on Ubuntu/Kubuntu dapper, I immediately searched the web for instructions. What follows are instructions for doing the same.

Also: xgl and compiz are almost usable

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 5

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HowTos

In the previous lesson we learnt about string comparisons and file parsing. In this lesson we'll see how Perl can interact with the filesystem and execute commands in the Linux operating system. We'll then use what we've learnt to write a little script.

Book Review: Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed

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The 1000+ pages of this book are divided into 39 chapters and six parts, with a nice build-up of the material allowing you to smoothly transition from the simplest of topics to those that are more difficult.

Exclusive Q&A: Linus Torvalds

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Interviews

If open source were a religion, Linus Torvalds, the Finnish engineer who wrote the core of the operating system that would become Linux, would be its prophet. In an email interview with Red Herring, Mr. Torvalds says his 15-year-old creation is growing up nicely.

Red Hat Accuses Novell of Being 'Irresponsible' About Xen

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Linux

Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens escalated to new heights the debate over whether the open source Xen virtualization technology is ready for prime-time, saying Novell was being irresponsible and risked damaging enterprises' first experiences with Xen.

GPL licences will co-exist, says author

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OSS

The co-author of the General Public Licence has conceded that, although the majority of the software governed by the Licence will move over to version 3.0, the second and third versions will have to co-exist.

Open source guru advocates ideological shift

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OSS

Eric Raymond, one of the high priests of open source, has told the community that painful compromises are needed to the way it deals with closed source platforms and formats to avoid losing ground on desktops and new media players.

Linux-based HandyPC to challenge Nokia Communicator

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Linux

German phone maker Road has announced its answer to Nokia's Communicator. Dubbed the HandyPC, the phone-computer combo is based on the Linux operating system and Trolltech's Qtopia GUI. It's a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on board too.

OOoBasic crash course: Creating a lookup macro

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HowTos

Learning OOoBasic can be a bit like learning a foreign language. If you have the time and ambition to communicate fluently, you can spend months or even years studying grammar and expanding your vocabulary. But sometimes you just need some basic skills to get you through daily situations. In this case, a crash course that introduces you to some basic principles and building blocks of the language would do just fine. The same is true for OOoBasic.

LinuxWorld Best in Show: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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SUSE

By the way, about an hour before the interview with Jeremy Allsion today, while Erin and I were leading the Desktop Experience hands on session, Nat burst into our theater, screaming like a little girl*, and sporting two glass awards.

IBM brands OpenSolaris a 'facade'

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OS

OpenSolaris isn't a true open source project, but rather a "facade", because Sun doesn't share control of it with outsiders, executives from rival IBM say.

ZABBIX monitoring System installation with screenshots

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Linux

ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event.

PCLinuxOS 0.93a Junior and MiniMe - Two reviews for the price of one

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PCLOS
Reviews

I love Live CDs and that is first and foremost. Being able to try before I buy, which in our case is try before I wipe out some other distro on my PC in order to test something and be pained by its performance only then to re-install is sure silliness these days. Live installers should be the default and not the exception. Not only does PCLinuxOS have a Live version, they have a Live version that simply flies. Lets check it out, shall we??? All I have to say is WOW!!!!

Commercial apps added to Ubuntu updates

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Ubuntu

With little fanfare Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has introduced a new "commercial" repository to its list of update options and a number of new commercial applications are being added to this list. One of the first is Panda Software's DesktopSecure.

OpenSuSE 10.2 Alpha 3 Screenshots

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SUSE

Hitting the burner this week is OpenSuSE 10.2 Alpha 3. This latest SuSE development release delivers the 2.6.18-RC4 kernel, KDE 3.5.4, GNOME 2.16 Beta, and new OpenSuSE branding in most areas. X.Org has also been updated to 7.1 in this latest release. Overall, this development copy for OpenSUSE 10.2 (due out later this year) is shaping up quite well. Phoronix has some screenshots.

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