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Story Do We Really Need a New Browser Every Six Weeks? srlinuxx 1 22/06/2011 - 5:48pm
Story A no-OS-computer? You must be a pirate! srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 5:23pm
Story Essential Mac OS X Features Ubuntu Should Have srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 5:19pm
Story Osmo PIM: The Strong, Silent and Incredibly Capable Type srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 5:17pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 6:59am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 6:50am
Story The real reason most source is closed? srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 6:46am
Story Firefox 5: New, but improved? srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 12:54am
Story Open Source Innovation and Commoditization srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 12:51am
Story LibreOffice vs OpenOffice: srlinuxx 22/06/2011 - 12:48am

More food and football with Mark Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu

matt asay: Back in April I was fortunate to host Mark Shuttleworth at an Arsenal game and then dinner. Today, we repeated the day with an amazingly fun day at the Arsenal vs. Tottenham match. I asked Mark two poignant questions about Ubuntu:

Showing active/inactive windows in KDE4

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KDE

kdedevelopers: There has been some discussion on the kde-core-devel mailing list about a change to how the active window should be distinguished from the inactive windows, where different color palettes are used for the widgets inside inactive windows.

Two Cool new Applets for Awn

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Software

linux movement: The first one is a nifty last fm applet which sits on your dock so you can listen to your last fm stations. The next new Applet is the gmail notifier Apple. Here are some nice images:

When will Linux sellers wake up?

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Linux

blogbeebe: As I went rambling about the web I came across OSNews and checked out an article on the release of Fedora 8 Test 2. Right there in the middle of the article was the Microsoft ad you see below.

Email Clients and Patches

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Randy Dunlap sent a patch to the Linux kernel mailing list described as adding "info about various email clients and their applicability in being used to send Linux kernel patches."

Google scores a win over Microsoft’s OOXML

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OSS

zdnet blogs: Microsoft’s proposal for the fast track of the OOXML standard was recently shot down by the ISO. Google concludes that Microsoft’s OOXML should never be standardized due to things like reliance on proprietary elements and simply not enough time to review the >6000 page document that outlines the standard.

Bash scripting code structure

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HowTos

mr-open-source: Bash scripts are a powerful tool used by linux/unix adminstrators. When developing scripts a good code structure is invaluable to a seasoned administrator. This article will show how to write an apache webserver log rotation script and hopefully give you a solid structural foundation to start writing your own bash scripts.

PC World Linux laptop warranty saga gets even more bizarre

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Linux

daniweb: On the 11th September a customer of the PC World computer superstore in Colliers Wood, London took his laptop back for an under warranty repair. The computer was only a few months old, and a crack had appeared near the left hinge which is indicative of an internal joint failing.

Open-Source Developers Speak Out About AMD

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OSS

phoronix: AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move.

Discussing the x86 Merge

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Sam Ravnborg took a look at the x86 unification patches and commented, "from the mails and discussions I expected it be be obvious what was i386 only, what was shared and what was x86_64 only."

The Big SMB Problem: Dropping Microsoft Office

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Software

J_K9 @ Linux: Linux and Open Source software are not entirely free: they have setup costs, maintenance costs and time and productivity costs. Despite all of these costs, many SMBs still choose to switch to Linux and Open Source. Why?

RedHat 6.2 - wow!

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Linux

A.P.Lawrence: Today I meandered down state to answer a distress call on a Linux box exhibiting a number of baffling symptoms (well, they baffled me on the phone at least). Seemed odd, so I drove on down. Imagine my delight to find a RedHat 6.2 box.

Howto Set Flickr images as Ubuntu desktop wallpaper

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HowTos

ubuntu geek: Webilder delivers stunning wallpapers to your Linux desktop, directly from Flickr and Webshots. You choose what keywords (tags) to watch for, and photos are automatically downloaded to your computer.

Free Software is good for business

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OSS

ITPro: Not so long ago the common wisdom was that free and open source software would grow strongly in the market for infrastructure software - operating systems, databases and web servers that have a generic applicability across all markets - but that non-free software would continue to dominate in the realm of vertical markets - where applications fulfil a specific role in a specialised commercial environment.

Drupal 6.0 beta 1 released

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Drupal

drupal.org: After eight months of development, we are proud to let you know that the first beta version of the Drupal 6.x family is released. This beta includes a tremendous number of new features and new programming APIs for both users and developers.

PCLinuxOS Overtakes Ubuntu In DistroWatch H.P.D.

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PCLOS

After consistently rising in the DistroWatch H.P.D. rankings for months, PCLinuxOS finally managed to bump Ubuntu from the top of the list. Despite all, PCLinuxOS seems to attract a constantly increasing number of clicks.

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • The Official Ubuntu Book 2nd Edition

  • Post-Alpha Opera 9.5 Release
  • openSUSE First impressions?
  • Matthew Aslett moves to The 451 Group
  • Inna Kuznetsova, Global Executive for Linux, IBM
  • Web ad blocking may not be (entirely) legal
  • Mandriva: The right Kaffeine back-end
  • Root-locked Linux for the masses
  • Software patents not GPL3 to kill open source?
  • The first K-12 Open Minds Conference
  • Bastille Linux Loses Domain, Turn Into Bastille Unix
  • Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: Winners of Screenshot Contest
  • Linux to get the boot at US Army Corps of Engineers?
  • Novell takes VMware interface to Linux kernel
  • How to install a specific version of Java on Ubuntu

OpenOffice.org 2.3.0 Quietly Released

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OOo

phoronix: The official release of OpenOffice.org 2.3.0 is scheduled for Monday, September 17, but it is available already. OpenOffice.org 2.3.0 introduces a number of new features and changes for all OpenOffice.org components.

$100 OLPC Laptop Gets Another Price Hike

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OLPC

news.yahoo.com: The $100 laptop—which was already up to a hefty $175, has gotten yet another price bump to $188. A spokesman says they're committed to keeping the price from rising above $190, and probably below $200 if at all possible.

The (short) history of Full Circle Magazine

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Ubuntu

Have you ever wondered how Full Circle got its start? What our past websites have looked like? Well, you can take a look here and see our past websites and the discussion on UbuntuForums that started it all.

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