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Story Linux Mint 7 review srlinuxx 3 06/08/2009 - 3:09am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 06/08/2009 - 12:50am
Story Review: SimplyMepis 8.0 srlinuxx 1 06/08/2009 - 12:06am
Story National Vision Chooses SUSE Linux Enterprise srlinuxx 1 06/08/2009 - 12:02am
Story Forget Linux, We Need Fisher-Price Computers srlinuxx 1 05/08/2009 - 11:56pm
Story LGP is looking for C/C++ developers for porting games to Linux srlinuxx 05/08/2009 - 9:56pm
Story Gartner: Vendors to increasingly control leading open-source projects srlinuxx 05/08/2009 - 8:08pm
Story UT3 Linux Is "Slowly Being Worked On" srlinuxx 05/08/2009 - 8:06pm
Story Linux's User Interface Puts MS Windows' To SHAME! srlinuxx 05/08/2009 - 5:49pm
Story The LAN party srlinuxx 05/08/2009 - 5:47pm

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Chex Trek for Doom3 - first beta for linux/win released

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Gaming

Chex Trek is a fun based doom3 Kids remake, inspired by the doom1 mod Chex Quest (for the people who dont know the mod was make 1996 for 6 year old kids that want to play doom).

Adding Panel Notification for New Mail in Evolution

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HowTos

Even if back in August 2005, www.gnome.org/bounties/Mailer.html#127516 said the status of a bounty for implementing a panel notification applet for new mail in Evolution is "Solved", even to date, Evolution 2.4.2.1 does not have anything for showing in GNOME's notification area an icon when a new mail arrives! The real solution is evonotify.

Doing Some Looking at Linux

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Linux

So, a friend of mine is looking at migrating from Windows to Linux. So is Mike, for that matter. Many of us in the Life, Liberty, Property community already use a variety of Open Source tools on the web. What I did think I would do is provide Kay and Mike with some pointers to the various flavors of Linux and my thoughts on them. I'm going to avoid the battles over KDE and Gnome and which is better, while I'm at it. I'll leave that to others. Instead, I'm just going to give a brief discussion of Fedora, Debian, SuSe and SlackWare.

Novell Plans Corporate Licensing Overhaul

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Misc

Novell plans to move to a new licensing model that could impact partners serving corporate accounts.

Key to the new model, effective March 1, is the elimination of the Waltham, Mass., company’s Corporate Licensing Agreement (CLA) and the addition of a new option that allows customers to buy on a per-named-user or per-device basis.

Review: MediaReady Flyboy

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Reviews

The MediaReady Flyboy is a Linux-based portable media player. It handles video, MP3s, pictures, and doubles as a portable data story device. On paper, it sounds pretty good. In practice, after a few weeks of playing with the Flyboy, I'm not convinced that it's worth the price tag.

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SuSE 10.1 Beta 1 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Woohoo, Suse 10.1 Beta 1 is here, one of the milestones in the development of a new release. It came a bit later than expected, at least for me. I had picked out a coupla fast mirrors before hand and began my download before announcements were made. As soon as OSNews and Distrowatch reported its release, the mirrors slowed to a crawl. It took the better part of the 20th to download SUSE 10.1 beta1. All this to say, SUSE, even in beta, has got to be one of the most popular distros available. And with good reason. I've been following the development of SUSE since the formation of OpenSuse and I have acquired quite a liking to its polish and completeness, its great tools and little extras, and its fast performance and stability. As has become the norm here at Tuxmachines, we installed the new beta to look around and see what we see. This is our report.

NVIDIA 7300 GS Preview

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Hardware

Today NVIDIA will be announcing their GeForce 7300 GS product. Aimed strictly at the mainstream, their latest will compete directly against ATI's X1300 product line. The GeForce 7300 GS will feature 4 pixel pipes and 3 vertex shaders. The core will be clocked at 550MHz, but the memory clock will vary depending on what the add-in card partner decides on.

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Rolling your own Debian packages (part 2)

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HowTos

In the first part of this text, we introduced the principal concepts of Debian package building. We're now ready to build an example package of a simple command line program.

Corel pussyfoots on WordPerfect ODF

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Software

"Suffice to say, Corel remains committed to working alongside OASIS and other technology vendors to ensure the continued evolution of the ODF standard and the adoption of open standards industry-wide."

Still, at that time, Wood was unwilling to commit to ODF support in WordPerfect.

Open-source Vs closed-source

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OSS

The software industry is divided over the pros and cons of open-source versus proprietory "closed-source". Closed-source advocates say that it offers more secure platforms, cleaner applications and products. It also offers higher financial incentives to the charmed circle of developers with access to the code.

Securing and Hardening Linux Production Systems

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HowTos

This article is a practical step-by-step guide for securing Linux production systems. It discusses basic Linux Security requirements for systems that need to pass various audits in an enterprise environment.

Safehaus Finds Open Source Business Model in OATH

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OSS

Can an open source .org find happiness and success in teaming up with a multivendor consortium? It's a business model that seems to work for Safehaus, an organization now collaborating with OATH (Initiative for Open AuTHentication) on technologies for authenticating cell phone subscribers, among other things.

Embrace Linux

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Linux

The day of broad adaptation of open source solutions in educational environments is dawning. It's time more school leaders, teachers, and other educational stakeholders take notice and make plans to move at least some (but perhaps not all) of their workstations into the Linux / Open Source fold.

VLOS 1.2.1 Tested

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Linux
Reviews
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VLOS 1.2.1 was released yesterday with lots of changes and upgrades. Most notable for me was the new Anaconda version updated to FC5 Test1. In addition, other versions include GCC 4.0.1, glibc 2.3.5, GNOME 2.12.1. Their announcement claimed version 7.0 of Xorg, but I got 6.8.2. Anyway, with all these great sounding updates, how can we go wrong? We installed VLOS today and this is our report.

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