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Story Please Don't Show the Command Line to the Uninitiated srlinuxx 23/09/2009 - 12:11pm
Story some howto: srlinuxx 1 23/09/2009 - 12:09pm
Story Fedora 12 demonstrates sandbox for desktop applications srlinuxx 23/09/2009 - 12:09pm
Story More Novell disties to go in autumn cull srlinuxx 23/09/2009 - 12:06pm
Story Just about 'Linuxed out" srlinuxx 1 23/09/2009 - 11:31am
Story Tux Paint – A Great Image Program for Your Children srlinuxx 23/09/2009 - 9:55am
Story LinuxCon: srlinuxx 23/09/2009 - 9:54am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 23/09/2009 - 6:42am
Story Alternative Netbook Operating Systems srlinuxx 23/09/2009 - 1:16am
Story The Report from Fake Portland: LinuxCon 2009 srlinuxx 23/09/2009 - 1:13am

KDE Look and Feel for Java Preview

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KDE

Sekou Diakite has released an alpha version of a KDE Look and Feel for Java. This is an interesting step forward in Linux/Unix desktop integration since Java applications can now use the KDE/Qt libraries for drawing Java widgets and even directly use existing KDE widgets.

Novell eyes acquisitions as Linux growth pursued

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SUSE

U.S.-based software company Novell Inc. will look at acquisition opportunities as it expands its business distributing and supporting Linux-based open-source software, the company's chief operating officer said.

Google Opens Calendar Beta

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Google

Google late Wednesday opened up its much-anticipated Calendar service to the public in beta form, complete with Gmail integration and SMS notifications. Code-named CL2, the free service enables users to quickly add events and reminders, send invitations and share their calendar with others.

Linuxchix: an African bid to educate women on IT

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Misc

LinuxChix - a women's-only computer initiative by an African group - hopes to empower the fairer sex in matters of technology and software.

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AMD's first quarter revenues up 71%

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Hardware

AMD today reported yet another successful quarter. With Spansion off its shoulders and boosted by an increase in Opteron processor sales, the company saw its sales climb to $1.33 billion and net income jump to $185 million.

Also: Stocks to Watch, April 13: General Electric, AMD and New York Times

Fedora Core 5 Podcast

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Linux

eWeek Labs Senior Analyst Jason Brooks gives high marks to the new Fedora Core 5, which includes the Gnome Desktop 2.14 and ships with support for Mono applications, including the Beagle search engine, Linux's answer to the Google Desktop; and TomBoy, a notes application that works like a Wiki.

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Speaking Tips from the Big Leagues

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Misc

With thousands of people attending last week's Boston LinuxWorld Conference, speakers were under the gun to give top notch presentations. Because everyone has to give presentations at one point or another, it's good to see how the big boys handle things, especially in front of some of the most knowledgeable audiences in information technology. You better know your subject if you're going to address a Linux crowd.

Free Software Gets Expensive

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OSS

Charge customers for your software, and you might have a decent business. Give it away, and you may have a really valuable one. Red Hat's stock jumped almost 10%, to $30--indicating that other open-source players could get snapped up soon.

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New Linux Kernel - Stable 2.6.16.5

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Linux

This is the third kernel release in two days, stable 2.6.16.5. This release only has two patches for x86_64 on Intel CPUs.

Quick Xgl Tutorial for SUSE Linux 10.1

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HowTos

The easiest setup for Xgl is on the Gnome desktop (though most things also work on KDE) with an nVidia card. So, that’s what I did. When you are done with these steps, Gnome will be spectacular, and KDE will sport most of the features.

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ATI Radeon X1800 Linux Preview

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Software

After months of negative scrutiny by the Linux community, ATI will finally be pushing out its X1000 support to their Linux proprietary drivers later today. With that said, starting today with the 8.24.8 display drivers penguins can finally experience the benefits of the X1000 series, while Microsoft users have been able to experience this level of support since launch date. While it will likely take a couple of monthly driver releases to nail down the fine details related to this support, we have up now our ATI Radeon X1800 preview as we compare various X1000 cards against that of NVIDIA's GeForce lineup under Linux.

GNOME 2.14.1 Released

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Software

The latest release of GNOME is here: Gnome 2.14.1! This is the first release in a series of point releases for the 2.14 branch.

Fedora's Red Hat future

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Linux

Red Hat's Community Development Manager Greg DeKoenigsberg explained that the Fedora Foundation was not going to take charge of the operating system, after all. Instead, Red Hat was retaining some "control over Fedora decisions, because Red Hat's business model *depends* upon Fedora."

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In-fighting sparks in the Kubuntu camp

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Ubuntu

Despite tomorrow being Ubuntu Hug Day (a bug-finding day where testers get a hug for finding a bug), there'll be little love between the German Kubuntu developers and the rest of the Ubuntu team.

The Perfect Setup - Fedora Core 5 (64-bit)

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HowTos

This is a detailed description how to set up a Fedora Core 5 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Fedora Core 5, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Also: The Perfect Setup - CentOS 4.3 (64-bit)

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