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Story New Releases Of GNOME Shell, Mutter srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:27pm
Story Fun stats from Ubuntu Manual Project srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 10:25pm
Story Joojoo ripped for another failing, this time it’s a GPL violation srlinuxx 1 26/06/2010 - 5:18pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News Issue 129 srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 3:37pm
Story Linux game-time refined with latest Wine srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 3:32pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 4:55am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 3:33am
Story Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running As Root srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 1:07am
Story The Stable Triple and Marketing Linux srlinuxx 26/06/2010 - 1:03am
Story Lucid Lynx boot times - 10 seconds, yes or no? srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 6:34pm

License compliance issues could affect all BSD-derived distributions

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Legal

The Gentoo/FreeBSD project, which combines the FreeBSD kernel with Gentoo Linux design principles, is in a fix. Its lead developer, Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò, discovered licensing issues while working on the libkvm library and the start-stop-daemon -- and Pettenò says that the problem might not be limited to his project, but could trap other BSD-derived projects as well.

Elive rl2 -- Call it what you want Elive makes Enlightenment work

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Linux
Reviews

There is always something interesting afloat in my email box. I had been working with my new laptop to get another second timer Elive to work, which came out on Christmas day. Elive, the distro named as the fastest climber on distrowatch for 2006, was one of my favorite suprises and one where I truly ended up leaving a distro on my laptop until it died later in the year. So once I published the Dream, of course I get a couple of emails letting me know that Elive also had a great new release out and where was my updated review?

Linux Invades CES: Toys and joys the Linux way

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Linux

The 2007 International Consumer Electronic Show is one of the ultimate tech-toy and gadget shows on the planet. There's something for nearly anyone, and while not quite a household word, Linux technology has gained rapid stature in the consumer-electronics industry, as demonstrated by vastly increased cognizance of both Linux users and Linux embedded technology.

Microsoft, Novell and Unintended Consequences

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Microsoft

Remember when AOL thought it was doing the world's researchers a big favor and made a boatload of online user behavior data openly available? Remember the unintended consequences? Well, thanks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent transparency on his beliefs about Linux and Windows, we have a similar unintended educational consequence in the works.

The Road to KDE 4: New KOffice Technologies

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KDE

In this weeks' edition of the Road to KDE 4, we'll take a look at the up and coming KWord 2.0 as part of the KOffice project. KWord 1.6.1 is already a powerful KDE-integrated word processor, but with KDE 4 technologies, KWord 2.0 promises to be among the most powerful free word processors available.

Fedora Core 6 reaches the 1 million mark in just 74 days

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Linux

A mere 74 days after its release, Fedora Core 6 (Zod) has been downloaded over 1 million times, according to the project's leader. That works out to approximately nine downloads per minute for more than 10 weeks straight.

Also: Installing Linux-VServer

Marketing Linux - the penultimate barrier

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Linux

There seems to be a big split in the opinions of those within the Linux community, some think that Linux will never make a big impact in the desktop world and others believe it can and will. Oddly enough I think that both points of view are right. Let me explain what I'm thinking.

Also: Why Linux should be taken over Vista

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 6

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HowTos

In the previous lessons we've used a lot of functions that were built-in the language. For instance, we used "split", "print", "chomp" ...etc. What we haven't done yet, is to define our own functions. In Perl we call them subroutines.

Bad-Guy Tools for Good Guys

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Software

Script kiddies, Far-Eastern organized crime gangs, disgruntled employees: you name them and the chances are that at some point in the future your network will come under attack from them. In fact it probably already has.

N800 first impressions

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Reviews

If you're not familiar with it, this is Nokia's second handheld computer running their Linux-based Internet Tablet OS (the first being the Nokia 770, released in 2005). Here are some first impressions of this new device from a 770 user.

A look at the newest Python Metaprogramming

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Linux

Python made metaprogramming possible, but each Python version has added slightly different -- and not quite compatible -- wrinkles to the way you accomplish metaprogramming tricks. Python has recently grown “decorator,” which are the newest -- and by far the most user-friendly way, so far -- to perform most metaprogramming.

Gates Foundation's 'dirty secret'

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Misc

In a contradiction between its grants and its endowment holdings, a Times investigation has found, the foundation reaps vast financial gains every year from investments that contravene its good works.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 184

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: TrueBSD and gNewSense - two promising projects of 2006

  • News: Mandriva Cooker updates, Arch Linux interview, Xubuntu "growth", return of Netwosix, PC-BSD 1.3 bugs, elpicx
  • Released last week: KNOPPIX 5.1.1, Zenwalk Linux 4.2

  • Upcoming releases: SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4, FreeBSD 6.2
  • New distributions: BOSS GNU/Linux, elpicx, Turanid Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

It's Not a CES without Linux... and Elvis

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Linux

Well Linux campers, it's early January, which must mean it's time for that annual orgy of consumer techno-porn called the Consumer Electronics Show. As well as hunting for Linux among the set-tops, I'll also try to give you my own unique and twisted spin on the madness that descends on Vegas during CES.

Opera on Handling Security

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Security

Recently, some of our users have asked why we chose to disclose a potential security issue only after the release of Opera 9.10. Let me try to give a short overview on how security issues get reported and disclosed - and not only at Opera, but in most applications: it might help some people to understand how this works.

Second Life to go open source

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Software

The creator of the burgeoning 3D virtual world expects it to grow even faster with outside programming help, David Kirkpatrick reports in a Fortune exclusive.

Linux lets you avoid upgrading computer

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SUSE

The recent release of Windows Vista poses the question of whether it's time to buy a new computer. On the other hand, Novell sells Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop that requires only a 500 MHZ processor and 250MB of memory.

EU withdraws claim that Linux support is illegal

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Linux

The European Union has blamed a translation mistake for its claim that it cannot legally support Linux.

Review: Exaile Media Player

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Software

One of my favorite open source applications is Amarok, a music player with an intuitive interface that makes boring tasks such as organizing large music collections less troublesome. The only problem with Amarok is that it's a KDE application and I'm a GNOME user. I've found a good alternative in Exaile, my new favorite media player for Linux.

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