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Story Firefox Puts an End to the Favicon srlinuxx 24/04/2012 - 5:08pm
Story Linux Australia: a new name is the least of the problems srlinuxx 24/04/2012 - 4:42pm
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Story GNOME 3.6 is getting serious with Initial System Setup srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 11:37pm
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Story PCLinuxOS 2012 KDE Review srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 9:59pm
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Story The Distro you’re looking for srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 9:56pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10 finally has a codename srlinuxx 23/04/2012 - 7:38pm

Open source on campus: The Stanford Open Source Lab

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redhatmagazine.com: Over the last few months, open source has gained momentum at Stanford University in the form of the Stanford Open Source Lab. Inspired by groups like the Free Software Foundation, Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab, Drupal, Openflows Community Technology Lab, and MIT’s Open Course Ware, a few people at Stanford decided to band together and dedicate their time and energies to the development of free/open/libre learning and knowledge resources.

A Look Back at 10 Years of OSI

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Interviews
OSS

onlamp.com: During February 1998, Eric Raymond and Bruce Perens founded OSI, the Open Source Initiative, with the goal of promoting Open Source culture, especially in the business world. After 10 years of activity, the foundation has reached many unbelieveable goals, and it has a great future ahead. To celebrate the moment, Federico Biancuzzi interviewed the two founders, Bruce Perens and Eric Raymond.

PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe - Dual Review

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PCLOS

candyfoss.com: One of the things Carl and I toyed with when discussing CandyFOSS is doing dual-reviews — where we both review the distribution at the same time. Today we’re taking a look at PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe, the latest and greatest from the PCLinuxOS guys, just minimalised so you only get what you need and you add what you want on top of it.

This new job really makes me think... Windows vs Linux

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OS

androodle.blogspot: I use linux at school and at my job at MSUM and it works wonderfully, but I think it's still lacking the desktop features it really requires to be a fully functional OS for the consumer market.

Why I use GNU/Linux

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Linux

silentcoder.co.za: With this post I wish to answer the apparent belief that GNU/linux doesn’t “work”. I want to highlight the practical advantages it offers to me as an end-user (I may be a developer, but I also use my computer - and so does everybody else) - advantages which I have come to consider crucial.

First look: Haiku poetically resurrects BeOS

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OS

arstechnica.com: At the Southern California Linux Expo this past weekend, Google engineer and open-source software developer Bruno de Albuquerque gave a presentation about Haiku, a project devoted to creating an open-source clone of BeOS.

Fedora 8: Live CD Reviewed

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Linux

osweekly.com: Earlier this week, I took a close look at the latest release of Fedora. Overall, Fedora 8 is a really solid distro. But there were specific areas that a lot of other reviews completely missed. In this piece, we will examine these more intimately to get a better understanding of Red Hat's new release.

Laptops For Less: 25 Notebooks Under $600

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Hardware

informationweek.com: With portables supposedly outselling desktop PCs last year, obviously someone considers them an intriguing proposition. To be honest, once you realize that you can take it with you -- good or bad as that might be to your personal life -- it's easy to understand the attraction. Our handy guide to the best and latest low-cost notebook computers.

The little laptop that could -- do just about anything the big boys can

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Linux
Hardware

canada.com: I've never been terribly cutting edge when it comes to my own personal electronics. But the little laptop computer I bought recently turned heads at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

Linux Got Game: Alien Arena 2007 Review

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Gaming

junauza.blogspot: Alien Arena 2007 is a free/open-source first-person shooter game based on source code released by id Software. The game combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay similar to the Quake, Doom, and Unreal Tournament series. Alien Arena is primarily an online multiplayer action game, although single player campaigns are also available against bots.

SAM Linux Desktop shows promise

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Linux

linux.com: SAM Linux Desktop, an Xfce-fronted distribution based on PCLinuxOS, aims to be a complete and modern desktop operating system. Though it has problems that need to be worked out before it will match the competition, it offers an easy install, a 3-D desktop environment, and a flurry of programs to suit your needs.

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 on Debian Etch. The resulting system provides a full featured collaboration-suite with many features.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Downloading Photos to Ubuntu

  • Billard GL
  • Virtualizing Embedded Linux
  • Finally, E17 has come to the masses
  • Torvalds: Stick to C for kernel coding
  • Torvalds: Contibutors' boss is not my concern
  • two more to freedom
  • Trend Micro patent claim provokes FOSS community, leads to boycott
  • Nice Open Source Fonts
  • Vista a review and comparison with Ubuntu
  • GNOME 2.22 Beta 2 Coming This Week
  • 'Jaws' actor Scheider dies at 75
  • Command Line Equivalents - mpc and bc
  • Tips and tricks: What is the 2038 bug? Is my system affected? How do I fix this issue?
  • Python scripts vs Bash scripts in Linux
  • Make the Linux kernel recognise a SCSI device
  • SCaLE 6X: Interview with KDE's Celeste Lyn Paul
  • SCALE 6x trip report
  • Fetch, Nepomuk, fetch!
  • Sauce The Game Video Review of Open Arena

Thunderbird security woes

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Moz/FF

desktoplinux.com: When Firefox 2.12 came out on Feb. 7, it brought with it fixes for three critical security holes and seven that were not quite so serious. According to the security advisories, many of these problems were also fixed in the Thunderbird 2.12 e-mail client. Unfortunately, there is no Thunderbird 2.12.

Can we please stop fighting FUD with FUD?

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: It has long been the case that proprietary software companies, particularly Microsoft, regularly engage in FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) tactics against their opponents. Recently I’ve noticed a surge in the amount of FUD going the other way—from the FOSS community towards Microsoft and other proprietary software companies. Why do we feel it is necessary to fight FUD with FUD?

The PHP Community Starts the PHP 4 Sunset, Gears Up for PHP 6

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Software
Interviews

itjungle.com: The community behind the PHP scripting language that controls much of the Web application infrastructure out there on the Internet and on corporate networks has been evolving for a number of years. Andi Gutmans, one of the founders of Zend and its chief technology officer, explained that is going on in the PHP community in a recent interview.

Eight Distros a Week: Debian 4.0

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy: Talking about this particular review with a trusted friend who far out-geeks me (but I’m working on it), he made the following comparison. “Isn’t reviewing Debian kind of like reviewing your mother?”

Also: Eight Distros a Week: AntiX ‘Spartacus’ / ‘Lysistrata’
And: Eight Distros a Week: Fedora 7 / Fedora 8

GNOME Annoys Users by Mangling Linux Copy & Paste

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Software

linuxtnt.wordpress: One annoying misfeature of Gnome is the way that they have tried to foul up X Windows cut and paste. For some reason Gnome added another cut and paste feature which copies the clunky one on Microsoft Windows.

New Opera snapshot: Introducing advanced tab activation

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Software

my.opera.com blog: This build implements a much requested option for all you users switching from other browsers. You can now get that Safari, Firefox, IE or <insert alternative browser of choice here> tab handling in Opera, too.

How to: partition hard drive for Linux

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HowTos

tech.blorge.com: Linux has a complicated hierarchy of files and folders that can be confusing right from the start when a user is trying to migrate to Linux. When asked for partition information by the installer, a user may feel uncomfortable continuing. We’ll try to sort through some of that mess here.

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