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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 4:51am
Story Two fallacies of choice srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 2:53am
Story OpenMandriva Honing in on Logo srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 2:51am
Story Is it time for Oracle to donate MySQL to Apache? srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 12:54am
Story Red Hat spins, SUSE plays it straight srlinuxx 27/02/2013 - 12:52am
Story The LinuxLink TechShow Episode 493 srlinuxx 26/02/2013 - 9:04pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 26/02/2013 - 8:58pm
Story 7 Impressive Features Expected in Ubuntu 13.04 srlinuxx 26/02/2013 - 8:46pm
Story Fedora 18 + MATE - Not bad srlinuxx 26/02/2013 - 3:48am
Story Linux profitability: How successful are the companies behind the biggest distros? srlinuxx 26/02/2013 - 12:43am

New Distro Releases on the Horizon

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Linux

ostatic.com: Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing: several popular Linux distributions are getting ready for their next release. Let's take a look at the upcoming versions of Fedora, Ubuntu, and openSUSE to see what's new, what's improved, and what will be worth the wait.

Did Canonical Just Get Punked by Red Hat and Novell?

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday: My first opinion during all of this hooplah was that why should I care about Red Hat and SUSE Linux not having a consumer desktop line? It doesn't detract from the Linux desktop as a whole (since their business desktop products are doing just fine, thank you), plus let's face it: Ubuntu is kicking butt and taking names. Except I think I may have been wrong.

Also: Red Hat, Novell, Canonical and the free software desktop

Microsoft Office 2007 Fails OOXML Conformance Tests

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Microsoft

groklaw.net: This takes the cake. Alex Brown has just admitted on his Griffin Brown blog and further to ZDNET UK's Peter Judge that Microsoft Office 2007 has failed two OOXML conformance tests he ran. Color me surprised.

The Trials and Travails of Linux on a Laptop

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Linux

raiden.net: Over the years I've been slowly working towards getting myself a laptop, but ultimately one thing or another stopped me. But these days you almost can't live without one. So I finally made the plunge. But obviously before I did that I also spent a decent amount of time researching whether or not Linux or Freebsd would work on said laptop before I bought it.

Is it lift off for Linux?

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Interviews
Ubuntu

bbc.co.uk/blogs: I had a very interesting conversation with Mr Ubuntu, aka Mark Shuttleworth, at the end of last week. His main point was that Linux, and use of Ubuntu, was on the rise. He also had lots of interesting things to say about open source more broadly, the Microsoft-Yahoo deal etc, which I thought I'd detail here as a Q&A.

One last, good look at KDE 3

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KDE

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I initially loved KDE over Gnome. It looked more like Windows, it had more neat options, and great programs. But I left KDE for Gnome for a few reasons. But now I want to look at KDE again because a few things have come together to change some of the reasons why I left KDE.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 249

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Draco GNU/Linux 0.3

  • News: Fedora 9 delay, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS release, openSUSE's OBS update, Red Hat and
  • OpenSolaris desktops, Gobuntu vs gNewSense, sidux-seminarix

  • Released last week: BeleniX 0.7, DragonFly BSD 1.12.2
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • New distributions: Turtle Kevux
  • Reader comments

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

Add faceted search to Thunderbird with Seek

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Do you struggle to keep tabs on your Thunderbird inbox? The SIMILE Seek extension might be the answer to your problems. The extension adds faceted browsing to Thunderbird, which allows you to search and manage your email messages in a radically different way than you are used to.

A case study: Video Ezy and Microsoft myths about open source lead to flawed network

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OSS

itwire.com: The Redmond giant’s PR spin has gone into overdrive to warn budding potentials away from the evils of Linux and open source. The messages are consistent: Linux may be free, but there’s a catch; it has a higher total cost of ownership, a lower return on investment, less support and is a less sound platform. I declare bunkum. And here's why.

Linux FUDdy duddy!

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: This morning I was shocked to see the headline "Seagate Kills Linux Support" in Linux Today. I followed the link to the story on Mad Penguin. In this story, or should I say unsubstantiated rant, the author goes on about how Seagate has foregone support for Linux and how everyone should boycott Seagate and go to Western Digital. This is pure and unadulterated FUD!

Ubuntu 'reaping Linux dividend'

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Ubuntu

news.bbc.co.uk: The public perception of open source software is changing fast, said Mark Shuttleworth, who leads distribution of the Ubuntu operating system (OS). "There has been a sea change in the way people think of Linux, which is very healthy," he said.

Also: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition Released

Novell expands Microsoft alliance with China deal

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SUSE

boston.com: Linux software vendor Novell Inc. of Waltham is expanding its alliance with Microsoft Corp. into China, in a bid to encourage Chinese companies to start paying for the software they use to run their businesses.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Sar, Vmstat, Free Memory And Swap On Linux or Unix

  • Open Solutions Alliance looking for momentum boost
  • Back to the future for MySQL
  • eeePC Video With Compiz-Fusion
  • OTR: Secure Conversations
  • Bradley Kuhn makes a better world through software freedom

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Running SPIN (Promela Model Checking) on linux

  • HOWTO install and run rkhunter
  • Get your fingerprint reader to work in Ubuntu
  • Find File by Modification Time
  • Howto: Printer sharing with CUPS
  • rcdrecord is a command line client of web CDwriter
  • Save Streaming Videos in Mplayer in 4 Easy Steps
  • Automatically compile and install the latest kernel using KernelCheck in Ubuntu

While Everyone Else Is Awaiting The Release Of Hardy Heron, I Am Not

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Ubuntu

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I see counters on websites. Only four more days to the official release. Only three more days. And then what? The wait will be over. The counter will increase to six months until Intrepid Ibex. And what exactly will happen on the 24th anyway? It will be slow going if past releases are any indicator. I have a better plan.

Debian 4 GNU/Linux with KDE

agnustics.blogspot: My distribution of choice is Debian. It's currently at version 4 and named Etch. Debian, in my opinion, is rock-solid stable and does absolutely everything I ask it to. A word of advise before you install Linux.

5 Months And Still No UT3 For Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Five months ago from today, Unreal Tournament 3 for the PC was released in North America. Linux gamers around the world, however, were let down with the lack of an available Linux client and all UT3 gamers were impacted by the lack of any Linux server for this game.

What Should I Use - PCLinuxOS or Windows XP or Mac OSX?

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OS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Some previous Windows users claim to have tried Linux and found it to be not suitable them. Even some long time Linux users tell that it's not good. However, some others are fanatic about Linux - they would go out of their way to help new linux users and love to create a propaganda for their pet OS.

Two Weeks with Fedora 9

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Linux

blogs.eweek.com: Impressed by the persistent USB LiveCD fun and partition encrypting installer improvements, I chose to throw caution to the wind and load up Fedora 9 Beta on my main notebook, replacing the beta Hardy Heron install I'd been running--quite stably--for several weeks.

Also: Fedora 9 & Kernel Mode Setting

Mandriva on a Low cost notebook : Kira

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Hardware
MDV

linux-wizard.net: Many people are talking about the Asus Eee PC : low cost, tiny, and for the "geeks", running Linux. Mandriva 2008 Spring is compatible out of the box with Asus Eee PC. However a new low cost PC is appearing, done by a spanish company : AIRIS KIRA.

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Last October, the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and Free Software Foundation (FSF) jointly published "The Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement". That document described what those organizations believe the goal of enforcement efforts should be and how those efforts should be carried out. Several other organizations endorsed the principles, including the netfilter project earlier this month. It was, perhaps, a bit puzzling that the project would make that endorsement at that time, but a July 19 SFC blog post sheds some light on the matter. There have been rumblings for some time about a kernel developer doing enforcement in Germany that might not be particularly "community-oriented", but public information was scarce. Based on the blog post by Bradley Kuhn and Karen Sandler, though, it would seem that Patrick McHardy, who worked on netfilter, is the kernel developer in question. McHardy has also recently been suspended from the netfilter core team pending his reply to "severe allegations" with regard to "the style of his license enforcement activities". Read more

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