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Story 7 Cool Firefox Add-ons srlinuxx 27/03/2010 - 5:57pm
Story Microsoft Extends Commitment to Open Source? srlinuxx 27/03/2010 - 5:55pm
Story Adobe's "Magic" Is Gimp's Old Plug-In srlinuxx 27/03/2010 - 5:53pm
Story Sabayon 5.2 GNOME Screenshots srlinuxx 27/03/2010 - 5:49pm
Story Making Sense of Open Source Diversity srlinuxx 27/03/2010 - 9:56am
Story Time for a Synaptic makeover? srlinuxx 27/03/2010 - 9:55am
Story 5 Websites With Strange & Unusual Facts srlinuxx 27/03/2010 - 9:51am
Story Do I need an anti-virus in Linux? srlinuxx 1 27/03/2010 - 9:18am
Story NVIDIA Drops Their Open-Source Driver, Refers Users To VESA Driver srlinuxx 1 27/03/2010 - 8:33am
Story Migrating to Linux without pain srlinuxx 27/03/2010 - 12:26am

Fedora Core 6 arrives

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Linux

The Red Hat-sponsored, community-supported Fedora Project announced on Oct. 24 that Fedora Core 6 is now available. The latest version of this popular Linux distribution boastsimproved desktop performance, new tools for system administrators and developers, and simplified virtualization management, among other enhancements.

Also: Fedora Core 6 revamps Xen virtualisation

What Is Free Software? A Reply From The Source: Richard Stallman

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Interviews

A few days ago I had the honour of hosting in my Rome apartment, freedom activist and hacker Richard Stallman, a near-like mythological figure in the world of computing, hacking and a pioneer figure in supporting free software as a political weapon.

Review: Sabayon Linux v3.1

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Reviews

This Gentoo-based distro is going to be one to watch. Rock-solid stability and endless flexibility, all wrapped into a 3.3GB LiveDVD environment packed to the brim with the latest builds of the latest software. So then, what makes Sabayon Linux so special? I'm glad you asked.

Recover Data From a dead hard drive using ddrescue

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HowTos

Like dd, dd_rescue does copy data from one file or block device to another.dd_rescue is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. It tries to read and if it fails, it will go on with the next sectors where tools like dd will fail. If the copying process is interrupted by the user it is possible to continue at any position later. It can copy backwards.

Generating a revocation certificate with gpg

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If your GPG private key becomes compromised, you need to revoke it to warn others not to trust future signatures or encrypt data to your public key. However, by the time a key compromise happens, you might not have your GPG key available, such as if it resided on hardware stolen from you, or the attacker removed it after accessing it. This article shows you how to generate and preserve a revocation certificate now, before you actually need it.

Using and Customizing Templates in OpenOffice.org

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Templates make life easier when you use them for letters, documents, brochures, etc. but they really make life easier when you use them for labels. This article is about how to use the OpenOffice.org templates, in particular the WorldLabel templates, to print the labels you need. It shows how to download them, install them, use them as they are, and how to customize them with graphics and other features. It also shows how to use the OpenOffice.org label wizard; you can use the label wizard each time, or save the template you create in the same template repository with your WorldLabel templates.

http://www.howtoforge.com/using_and_customizing_openoffice_templates

The Future of Open Source Education and Adoption

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OSS

It’s been amazing to watch how the open source movement has grown from something that only a fanatical few were aware of or involved with into something that Joe and Jane Everyday User are beginning to be familiar with.

Nina Reiser Reward Increased To $25,000

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Legal

A reward for information leading to the discovery of an Oakland woman who has been missing for seven weeks and is believed to have been murdered by her estranged husband has been increased to $25,000, her boyfriend said Monday.

Fedora Core 6 Zod Review

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Linux
Reviews

After three last-minute delays, Fedora Core 6 is finally being pushed out the door this morning. Fedora Core 6 is codenamed Zod, and is being released seven months after the much anticipated and well-deserved launch of Fedora Core 5.

Linux and automotive: reaching a tipping point

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Linux

Linux has always been suspect when it comes to automotive applications.

The general belief was that safety-critical automotive applications required a deterministic, real-time operating system. Linux just didn't cut it for telematics or under-the-hood applications. OEMs relied on proprietary OS companies for their solutions.

Suse Linux ThinkPad Targets Chip Designers

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SUSE

Lenovo Group will immediately begin selling and supporting a high-end model of its ThinkPad laptop with Novell's latest desktop version of SUSE Linux installed, the two companies announced recently. The new laptop is aimed at electronics engineers and chip designers.

FSG Launches Tools, LSB Developers Network With Linux Apps in Mind

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To help spur the creation of a lot more applications for Linux, the Free Standards Group (FSG) and technical publishing firm O'Reilly Media have launched the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network (LDN), a developer's network loosely modeled after the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).

KDE Conference in Zaragoza, Spain

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KDE

The Spanish KDE developers together with HispaLinux and ZaragozaWireless are organising a KDE Conference in Zaragoza, Spain on 4th and 5th of November. The talks will be in Spanish and the entrance is free.

How I triple booted my x60 with Ubuntu, XP and Vista and got to repair my MBR too!

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Today I successfully installed Vista on my ibm X60 after obtaining a copy of RC2. I also installed Office 2007 Beta. Now I’ve got a triple boot IBM x60 that’s almost too cool for me to type on.

Also: How to restore Grub to your MBR using the Ubuntu 6.06 live cd

Daniel Lyons (Forbes) vendetta against Richard Stallman

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OSS

I just read this article in Frobes.com, the article intentionally tries to portray Richard Stallman and te FSF, in a negative light. This became clear to me in the first few paragraphs when the author refers to Stallman and the FSF as “He and a band of anarchist acolytes”. At another point it says:

Apache Geronimo and the Spring Framework, Part 3

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Linux

Extend the Apache Geronimo application you created in Part 2 of this six-part tutorial series. In this installment, you'll learn how to let the integrated technologies -- like Spring Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and Spring Data Access Objects (DAO) APIs --

GPLv3: What the Hackers Said

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When I wrote about the wrangling over the GNU GPLv3 licence a month back, it provoked a lively conversation in the comments. Given this evident passion among readers, I thought it would be interesting to ask the top hackers - the ones actually involved in the discussions - for their thoughts on the matter.

Linux Basics - How to use Cron to automate just about anything including backups

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Cron is one of those little programs that can change the world. It’s a scheduling progam, meaning that you can give it instructions such as ‘at 10:45am on every Monday run this program’ and it will faithfully wait until the appointed time to do what you asked it. Why is this useful?

Make time for GnoTime

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Software

GnoTime, the GNOME Time Tracker, is a lightweight task/time tracking tool. It's easy to use and not overloaded with project management features, but it suffers from weak reporting tools.

Guide to Instant Messenger Clients

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Software

Communication is important to most people. Since the late 1990s, Instant Messaging (IM) has become an increasingly popular way to stay in touch with friends and loved ones. We’ll be covering the most-used mainstream IM clients and services so that you can decide who’s using what and which one you should use.

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