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Story Health Check: Ubuntu and Debian's special relationship srlinuxx 1 13/05/2009 - 1:54pm
Story The Many Flavors of Linux srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 1:52pm
Story State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 3/4: Infrastructural Enhancements srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 11:49am
Story Time to take another look at Linux srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 11:47am
Story Penguicon 2009 srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 11:46am
Story Netbook runs on AA batteries srlinuxx 1 13/05/2009 - 11:23am
Story Fast-and-Easy Linux From Hassle-Free PC srlinuxx 1 13/05/2009 - 10:39am
Story Ratpoison: an efficient and minimalist WM. srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 9:33am
Story Get to know Linux: IceWM srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 9:31am
Story Red Hat: The Fools Are Right srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 9:30am

A Brief History of Technology

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Misc

The thing that distinguishes intelligent life is its ability to solve problems. When we think of technology nowadays, we tend to think of computers, science and other such advancements. However, it is very interesting to see how these advancements were brought about in the first place.

Slashdot Offering 30 Minute Advance Look

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Web

By logging in and agreeing to view an interstitial ad, DayPass users gain access to stories before other readers, 30 minutes ahead of them.

Bill Cosby Wins Fight Over Domain Name

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Web

A U.N. panel awarded to comedian Bill Cosby on Monday an Internet domain name based on the Fat Albert cartoon character he created in the 1960s.

Interview: Linspire's Kevin Carmony

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Linux

OfB's Timothy R. Butler talked with Linspire's new CEO, Kevin Carmony, a few weeks ago about some of Linspire's choices and the future of GNU/Linux.

Comparing Linux with Windows and Solaris

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Linux

Over the past few years, Linux adoption rates in the enterprise have soared. Users have quoted a wide range of TCO and ROI benefits, and Linux has become a strategic platform for business applications at many companies.

Intel's Viiv specifications leaked

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Hardware

Intel recently briefed system builders on the requirements for devices to qualify for the firm's Hometrino brand "Viiv".

Sun extends olive branch to Red Hat

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Linux

Sun Microsystems initiated a warmer stage in its relationship with Red Hat on Monday, making conspicuous room onstage for the rival at a major server product launch.

FEMA relents on Microsoft Windows-only policy

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Web

FEMA updated their online FAQ on "Monday, 09-Sep-2005" which, of course is impossible, unless you're part of the government. Maybe that's why some of these government agencies botched the hurricane relief efforts? The simple lack of a common calendar?

Nexuiz 1.2.1 released

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Gaming

A new version of Nexuiz was released yesterday. Old clients won't work properly with 1.2.1 servers - so make sure to update your copy. You won't regret! There is a full download and patches for Nexuiz 1.1 and 1.2 - each download supports Windows, Linux and MacOS X.

Review: aLinux 12.5

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Reviews

aLinux, formerly known as Peanut Linux, is a strange GNU/Linux distribution. It bills itself as a "Professional Linux Operating System" for advanced users, hobbyists, and new Linux users. However, the distribution has a number of problems that make it unsuitable for new users and unpleasant even for experienced users.

Oh well, I liked it.

Samsung Targets Intel

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Hardware

Samsung Electronics Monday hinted that its next target is Intel Corp., the world’s biggest semiconductor maker headquartered in the United States.

GLA protests against "product placement" for M$ on German TV

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Linux

The German Linux Association is calling on Germany's ARD, the public Channel One, to remove the Microsoft logo from its reports on the elections. The lobby group stated that it was considering taking legal action.

Novell Exec Says Linux Growing

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Linux

David Patrick, vice president and general manager of Novell's Linux, open-source platforms and services group, spoke with Computerworld about the company's prospects as it tries to shift its customer base from NetWare to the open-source Linux operating system.

Also: Novell: Vista will drive users to Linux

S.Korean Music Industry Sues 1,985

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Legal

South Korea's music industry filed a criminal lawsuit Monday against 1,985 Internet file-swapping program users, in a move to stem unauthorized song swapping on the Web.

Strengthening Open Source's Weakest Link

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OSS

The cornerstone of open source software is the free availability of its source code, which lets developers and users around the world contribute to it and improve it. The power of participation has been confined almost entirely to the development phase of the software life cycle. Testing remains open source's weakest link as it is difficult to reproduce all intended usages.

Your rPath to Conary

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Linux
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Development Release: rPath Linux 0.51 (Alpha) was announced by DistroWatch yesterday, and I was a bit curious. After my first glance, I was a bit taken aback. rPath doesn't seem to be targetting desktop users. Although it ships with KDE and Gnome, they aren't the most up-to-date versions, nor are they dressed up or enhanced in any manner distinguishable. In my humble opinion, I think rPath is probably a developer's platform, ...a conary developer's platform.

The Linux Show Returns

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Linux

From high atop the lofty tower of their new (but still secret) location in Chicago, Kevin Hill and Jeff Gerhardt announced today the long awaited return of THE LINUX SHOW.

Linux Kernel Local Vulnerabilities

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Security

Linux Kernel versions prior to 2.6.13.1 contain two vulnerabilities which could be exploited by local attackers to obtain elevated privileges, cause a denial of service, or disclose sensitive information.

If you build it they will come

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Linux

A NZ training center hopes to raise $2 million from the Government and private sources to turn a suburb into a hotbed for open-source software development by late next year.

ARP's Linux Noob Guide

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Linux

There are many reasons why you should learn to use Linux. You might prefer the stability of Linux, and the fact that you don't have to keep rebooting your PC. But Linux, with its mighty command line, can seem pretty daunting to a new user. So, I've come up with a little guide to get you started on Linux!

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