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Story Java daddy says Sun engineers ran 'goofiest' patent contest srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 9:38pm
Story Linux defense group invests in mobile ID security srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 9:34pm
Story openSUSE 11.3 srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 9:31pm
Story OpenOffice Base – A Simple And Useful Database Management Tool srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 7:03pm
Story Next Ubuntu, 11.04, named Natty Narwhal srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 7:01pm
Story Oh Windows 7, you tease srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 6:58pm
Story Rocking out with Minitunes srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 5:00pm
Story A keener eye on Kino srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 4:59pm
Story Seven Current Issues on the Linux Desktop srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 4:56pm
Story GTK+2, GTK+3 Plays More With Cairo For Drawing srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 4:54pm

Etherboot's leaders are breaking new ground

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Interviews

Etherboot is an open source project that gets little public notice, but is essential to almost any other open source project that relies on thin clients or network booting. Here's a lightly edited log of an IRC conversation with Etherboot project leader Marty Connor and primary Etherboot developer Michael Brown.

NTFS driver for Linux finishes beta phase

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Software

Version 1.0 of NTFS-3g, a free NTFS driver for Linux, has been released. Project manager Szabolcs Szakacsits has declared the driver ready for productive use after the release candidate published two weeks ago was not changed.

Firefox loses share to Mac's Safari

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Moz/FF

Mozilla's Firefox browser lost market share last month, according to web metrics company Net Applications. But Apple's Safari continued to gain ground, an indicator of a slow but sure uplift in Mac sales.

Nifty shell tricks for new UNIX users

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News

The objective of this tutorial is to show new users how to use and implement many of the shell's methods for providing automation at various levels. It demonstrates these methods by giving tricks and tips for special situations, and it also presents a rundown of useful shell one-liners for common tasks.

openSUSE 10.2 review

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Reviews
SUSE

Many changes have gone into the SUSE Linux operating system since version 10.1, including a name change: the entire operating system is now known only as openSUSE. All of those changes appear to have been for the better -- openSUSE 10.2 is as great a release as 10 was -- but despite the improvements and bug fixes, there are still several underlying problems that prevent openSUSE 10.2 from being competitive with commercial desktop operating systems.

The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6

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HowTos

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the first of a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Fedora Core 6 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

The Switch to KDE : Day 3

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KDE

Well I am happy to report that my third day with KDE has shaped up better than the second. I’ll admit that by the end of yesterday I was just counting the days until I could switch back. Today is a different story.

Top 5 Reasons one should NOT get Vista, just yet!

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Microsoft

I’ve been testing Windows Vista Ultimate for a week now, and now I think I’ve just had enough and I’m removing it from my PC, it has not made me switch from my OpenSUSE 10.2 Linux installation.

Vista vs. Linux software wars - bundled apps

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OS

In this fourth episode of a series that pits Microsoft's new Vista OS against SimplyMEPIS Linux, DesktopLinux.com columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols compares the operating systems' bundled games, browsers, and instant communications applications.

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 3 - Installation

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Ubuntu

I finally broke down and installed Ubuntu (7.04 Alpha 3) over Fedora Core 6 this evening. I decided to do this after reading about Eric Raymond's rant against his installation of FC6. In the end he installed Ubuntu 6.10 over it. So I decided I'd give it a whirl as well.

Also: WPA wireless "just works" in Ubuntu 7.04

Prophesy Red Hat's future, get $20,000 (and maybe a job)

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Linux

Jack pointed me to something tonight that sounds very interesting: The Red Hat Challenge. I guess it's a bit like Google's Summer of Code, in a way, but with bigger money, an MBA slant, and the chance to present to Red Hat's management team.

PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

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Linux

Linux distributor TerraSoft is accepting pre-orders for Sony Playstation3 gaming devices pre-installed with Linux, alongside the PS3's native gaming OS. Additionally, TerraSoft, IBM, RapidMind, and Vivendi game publisher High Moon Studios are offering seminars to help game developers exploit the PS3's Cell architecture.

5 Things I hate about Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I believe some of you have already read my blog and will summarize that I’m an Ubuntu user and advocator. However, having said that doesn’t mean that I dont have things that I hate about Ubuntu.

Google Targets Microsoft With Launch Of Business Applications

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Google

Google has released its first product which could challenge Microsoft in its own manor. Google Apps Premier Edition, which was released today, has an online e-mail, calendaring, messaging and talk applications as well as a word processor and a spreadsheet.

Kingfisher migrates to Red Hat Linux

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Linux

Kingfisher Group has migrated its 240 Castorama and Brico Dépôt stores on the continent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Oracle databases. The DIY retailer says Red Hat has enabled it to halve the number of servers it requires, and make a return on its investment in just eight months.

Also: Canadian province of Quebec ditches Unix for Linux

a new exciting Distro - Linux Mint Bianca version released

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News

Linux Mint 2.2 codename "Bianca" is out! This release includes the new Amarok 1.4.5, mintMenu (a new Gnome menu), mintConfig (a Control Center for Gnome), mintDisk (NTFS/FAT32 automounting), mintDesktop (network neighbourhoods autobrowsing)...etc.

More on Eye Candy: Awn on OpenSuse 10.2 (with Gnome/XGL)

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HowTos

I’ve had two pieces of eye candy on my mind lately - Beryl and Awn. Beryl has some cool features like making your close windows burn up in flames. Very cool looking. Well, I chose to try out Awn today. I installed it on my OpenSUSE 10.2 system.

Switching to Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

Okay, I am now in the process of, maybe, switching to Ubuntu Linux from Windows. I have read way too many “bad” reviews of Vista. One minute it’s the cat’s meow, the next it won’t run right unless you have a minimum of 4 Gigs of RAM. Sheesh. Thus the (more than likely) changeover.

Open Source Odds and Sods: Sightings from the Ecosystem

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OSS

A number of interesting events have happened this week in the heady whirl that is open source that I thought deserved further examination; especially since the conventional wisdom regarding their meaning is, in my view, misplaced. All of them have an entertaining aspect as well, making for an enjoyable tour through the topics.

Cisco backtracks on open source promise

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OSS

After promising to turn the client software for its CTA (Cisco Trust Agent) into an open-source application, Bob Gleichauf, CTO of Cisco's Security Technology Group, said that the company has not made up its mind yet about the future of the software.

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