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Story 10 Compelling Reasons to Switch to Opera from Firefox srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 3:35pm
Story Three things Microsoft need to do NOW to prove it loves open souce srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 3:34pm
Story Acer ZGA Chrome OS Netbook Mentioned In Linux Kernel Changelog srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 3:32pm
Story Marten Mickos defends honor of Ubuntu's Koala food srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 3:30pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 3:53am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 3:40am
Story Introducing Windows users to Linux srlinuxx 24/08/2010 - 11:25pm
Story Pigs Can Fly srlinuxx 24/08/2010 - 11:23pm
Story Linux Market Share srlinuxx 24/08/2010 - 8:03pm
Story Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama srlinuxx 24/08/2010 - 8:01pm

Script KATE to Automagically Compile/Execute Programs

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HowTos

I teach high school computer science and programming, and I'm trying to transition my computer lab from MS-Windows only to MS-Windows/Linux dual boot. We have been using the Crimson Text Editor under Microsoft Windows to enter/edit the Ruby source code. I started wondering if I could configure the KDE Advanced Text Editor (KATE) under Linux to do the same thing with Ruby scripts? Could I do this?

Ubuntu is not a charity: Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu GNU/Linux project is not a charity. Rather, founder Mark Shuttleworth says his aim is to build a distribution "which is freely available, showcases the best of free software and is sustainable in its own right." While Shuttleworth will keep funding Ubuntu until it reaches sustainability, he wants the project to reach a point where it does not depend on either him or any other person to pour in money.

Studies in Illumination I

The following explorations in illumination effects have been based on Faber Birren's ground-breaking research in color theory. Birren summarized some of his findings in a book called Color Perception in Art that was an instant success among artists and designers all over the world.

Linux Software Installation, Part IV: Solutions

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As I showed there is a strong need for solving the current problem of installing software on Linux. The first, maybe for a Linux newbie most obvious solution is the one which is most unlikely to happen: that all major distributions suddenly turn to one package manager. Also, I doubt that most of all users suddenly turn to a specific distribution, which would also effectively solve the problem.

Why not getting a Windows system for a new user is a good thing

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Microsoft

The thought of having your parents go onto the computer by themselves could be a daunting task since they might not know what they are doing. They are a great target of viruses, spyware and other harmful annoyances that they can fall for because they are not gurus. This article will go into why giving a parent, or relative or any novice user a Windows PC is going to give you a lot of headaches or ulcers.

Openbox Perfection

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I like a smooth, tidy desktop. I also like colors and themes that mesh nicely. This one is a dream come true for me. I know the gPerfection thing is a little overdone, but I think using it in Openbox makes it unique enough not to be cliche.

Interview with Shane Coughlan of FSFE's Freedom Task Force

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Interviews

The Free Software Foundation Europe has created a resource designed to assist FOSS projects with copyright and licensing. Shane Coughlan heads this project and agreed to answer our questions. The interview was conducted by e-mail on February 23rd. Mr. Coughlan was speaking at FOSDEM in Brussels today [February 24th]. We would like to thank him for responding to our questions.

OLPC as a music player

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OLPC

One side project I’ve been having fun with is creating an activity to allow the olpc to play music. At first I was just going to port a MusicPD (mpd) client over to olpc to allow me to use the laptop as a remote control at parties. Mpd runs as a system-level service that plays music, and then users can connect to it with many dozens of available clients to tell it to play music.

Yum Performance

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No question - if you compare yum performance to for example apt performance (both is possible on Fedora, btw.) you quickly realize that yum is much slower. On the other hand, yum has some very nifty advantages like plugins so you might not care.

Adobe Flex 2 is a Real Winner!

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Since the last week I’ve been getting my feet wet with Flex 2, a programmatic way to create Flash applications. And I’m thoroughly impressed by it!

Ubuntu - Why it is.

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Ubuntu

There's a critique of my recent posts on Ubuntu over on adamw's blog titled "What is it?". I know that most, if not all, the distributions can get similar tasks done. Remember, however, that this is just a personal blog.

PyCon: Day 2

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Today’s first session was a keynote by Adele Goldberg entitled “Premise: eLearning does not Belong in Public Schools”. I would describe her talk as disturbing and challenging but hopeful. The condition of public schools in the United States is troubling. The next session I attended was an overview of SQLAlchemy by Mark Ramm.

KDE Storms First Day of FOSDEM 2007

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KDE

The first day of the annual Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting in Brusssels was very busy for the KDE team: attending talks by other talented hackers, hosting KDE related talks in the developer room, representing KDE at the booth, mingling with other hackers, bug hunting and work on new features. KDE had a strong presence this year, at least twice as many KDE people attended including a very strong showing from the Amarok developers. Speakers in the KDE developer room included Jos van den Oever, Stephan Laurient, Flavio and Sander Koning.

How To Implement SPF In Postfix

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to implement SPF (Sender Policy Framework) in a Postfix 2.x installation. The Sender Policy Framework is an open standard specifying a technical method to prevent sender address forgery.

Remove non-free software on your system Using vrms (Virtual Richard M. Stallman)

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The vrms program will analyze the set of currently-installed packages on a Debian GNU/Linux system, and report all of the packages from the non-free tree which are currently installed.

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The Switch To KDE : Day 6

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KDE

Today was a day full of meetings so I have been on this machine pretty much non-stop. It is even nearing one AM and I’m still here.. what a day.

What is it about Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

Another of those bizarre raves about Ubuntu. It’s a perfect example of the genre, really. The guy installs the distro, installs some updates, runs Firefox, reboots, and concludes it’s the best thing he’s ever seen.

Why?

KDE vs. GNOME: What I Will Miss And Where

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A current mania is to exile yourself for a certain period of time into the rival desktop environment, to see how bad (or not) you would feel: a KDE fan would use GNOME, while a GNOME guy would use KDE. I have undertaken the challenge myself, and it wasn't bad at all.

Suse 10.2, part 12: Getting WMV video to work in Firefox, adding VLC

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After getting Windows Media Video (WMV) to successfully play within Firefox on Ubuntu 7.04, I attempted to achieve the same functionality within Suse 10.2. I pretty much succeeded.

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