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Blog entry From (Y)AWN to Cairo! revdjenk 01/02/2010 - 2:44am
Story K3b goes beta! srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:08am
Story Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes Jan 18 - 31 srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:07am
Story 5 reasons why the Ubuntu-Yahoo deal is a win-win affair srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:05am
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #178 srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:03am
Story Proposed themes for Lucid srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:02am
Story Showing files metadata under KDE is like Russian roulette srlinuxx 31/01/2010 - 8:56pm
Story Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility srlinuxx 31/01/2010 - 8:54pm
Story today's odds & ends: srlinuxx 1 31/01/2010 - 4:58pm
Story Thinkpad X40 and openSUSE 11.2 srlinuxx 31/01/2010 - 4:54pm

OSDL and the Linux desktop: The road ahead

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OSS

At LinuxWorld San Francisco, the OSDL held a panel discussion talking about the current state of Linux on the desktop. John Cherry, initiative manager for Desktop Linux at the non-profit, Linux user and developer support group, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), spoke with SearchOpenSource.com to discuss OSDL developments and the progress of the Portland Project's beta release of its programming interfaces for the GNOME and KDE environments.

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Sabayon Linux RC2 Released

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Linux

The World's first and fastest Gentoo Linux powered distribution now changes its name. A change of style and unification for the RR4/RR64 Linux projects. Our mission is simple: making things that just work, using one of the most scalable Operating System.

Photos of the Firefox Crop Circles

Does the sudden appearance of a Firefox crop circle imply which browser extraterrestrials prefer? We don't know, but it was still fun to make!

Gentoo provides social workspaces to close the gap between users and developers

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Overlays project, together with other groups including Gentoo Infrastructure and User Relations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new service as a way to create social workspaces where developers can collaborate with each other and with users to improve the Gentoo experience for everyone.

Australia To Celebrate Software Freedom Day 2006

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OSS

Freedom and Open Source Software (FOSS) enthusiasts will once again take to the streets for Australia's second annual Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 16th.

People Behind KDE: John Tapsell

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KDE

Curious about the man responsible for the application behind CTRL-Esc? This postgrad student will make sure his application in KDE4 will 'flash up in a ball of fire and lightning, flames of fire torching random apps on the screen. It will settle down into a mind blowing beautiful interface, with only flickers of flames around the edges.' Want to see a Sneak Preview of KDE4?

The Real Lenovo Laptop Deal

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Linux

The new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting some industry reports stating otherwise.

Oracle XE on Debian

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HowTos

Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and simple to administer. This document describes installing Oracle 10g Express Edition (formerly known as HTML DB) on a Debian based system.

OpenOffice hits back at viral risk claims

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Security

OpenOffice.org has hit back at claims that the alternative office applications suite is riddled with security holes. Researchers at the French Ministry of Defense say that OpenOffice is subject to security weaknesses that make it at least as susceptible to computer viruses as the commercial, more widely used, Microsoft Office.

Novell reaches out to Microsoft Office users

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SUSE

It's open season on the Windows/Office desktop again, with Novell the latest trying to lure away customers unhappy with the price Microsoft charges for "bloatware".

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New installer gives Debian Etch an edge

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Linux

The Debian Installer team has released the third beta of its installer for Etch, the next version of Debian. According to the announcement, there is now an optional graphical installer for the i386 and amd64 platforms, and you can now set up encrypted partitions during installation.

Freespire 1.0 Review

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Reviews

Linspire Inc. claims that the recently released Freespire is the development version of Linspire, much like Fedora Core is the freely available development version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. During the several days that I used it, I found this to be true in both a good and a bad way. It's good in the sense that the software that comprises Freespire is a bit more modern, but bad in that it has a few problems that make it unsuitable for a production release.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - V

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HowTos

OK, we had an extended breather from our last look at BIND's zone file pri.example.org. It's time to finish up and get a sense of what these records mean. If you're on the path or have the goal of functioning on the server side of the house, get to know this area.

The GNU GPL - a software license for yesterday, today and tomorrow

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OSS

I maintain a few packages that are part of the GNU project. Our software has always been licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later. Naturally I am concerned with the drafting of GPLv3, and I have had to ask myself why I use the GNU GPL.

Tetris clones: Free software need not be boring

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Gaming

Free software has populated almost every sector of the computer software arena: from office suites to encyclopedias to full operating systems. One genre of computer software that most people overlook when thinking of free software is gaming. The fact is, sites such as Freshmeat have literally thousands of free software and freeware games for a huge variety of operating systems.

Are you qualified to bash GNU/Linux?

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Linux

Despite the pervasive growth of mind share and even market share of GNU/Linux in various areas of use, I can still see some people complain that GNU/Linux is just too hard to install and use. Many people who say that GNU/Linux is a geeks OS that is a nightmare to install and maintain have either heard this false rumor from someone else as misinformed as they are now or are basing this conclusion on an experience that, quite frankly, holds no weight today.

LinuxWorld: Linux provides many benefits other than cost-cutting, says CIO panel

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Linux

Rather than looking to open source software solely for cost cutting, enterprise customers should take a broader look at the free software and bring in community-built applications in areas where it best meets business demands, a panel of CIOs agreed.

Real to plug Windows media into Linux

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Software

RealNetworks will release open-source software this year that will let Linux computers play Windows Media files.

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