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Story Out goes Xandros… in comes Ubuntu srlinuxx 15/05/2009 - 1:42am
Story 5 Great GTD Applications for Linux srlinuxx 15/05/2009 - 1:39am
Story Defining a New Community srlinuxx 14/05/2009 - 11:19pm
Story Do Open-Source Social Networks Matter? srlinuxx 14/05/2009 - 11:17pm
Story Distro Review: Ubuntu 9.04 srlinuxx 14/05/2009 - 11:16pm
Story Finally, A Creative X-Fi Driver Going Into ALSA srlinuxx 14/05/2009 - 11:14pm
Story Switching My Dad to Linux--Part Two srlinuxx 14/05/2009 - 11:11pm
Story PackageKit in Fedora 11 srlinuxx 14/05/2009 - 6:23pm
Story Ignition Advertising for Ubuntu srlinuxx 14/05/2009 - 6:21pm
Story Stop the presses: Poulsbo on Fedora 10 - working srlinuxx 14/05/2009 - 6:13pm

Beauty and Magic for KDE

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KDE

One of the most hotly anticipated presentations at this year's KDE World Summit, better known as "aKademy", was Zack Rusin's intriguing "Beauty and Magic for KDE developers." As the developer conference continued, more and more people heard of the amazing visual effects that Zack was going to demonstrate.

Unpatched Firefox flaw may expose users

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Moz/FF
Security

A new, unpatched flaw in that affects all versions of Firefox could let attackers surreptitiously run malicious code on users' PCs, a security researcher has warned.

Thoughts about OpenSuSE

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SUSE

I caught up with Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Director of Marketing, Linux and Open Source, at Novell, to ask for more details. Mancusi-Ungaro is the point person for the press on the openSUSE project. The openSUSE initiative was announced a month ago at LinuxWorld, and the response so far seems healthy.

HP to ship Ubuntu PCs, serious about Linux

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Linux

The HP Linux and Open Source roadshow rolled into Johannesburg earlier this week with the message that Linux is now a "standard" product offering from the company.

OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 is here too!

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Linux
Reviews
-s

What an exciting passed couple of days we've had. Mandriva 2006 RC1 and OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 both hitting the mirrors right about the same time. They are running neck and neck. Who will get their final to the market first? Mandrake has a history of missing release dates to fix last minute bugs and OpenSuSE seems to be meeting their projected plans. In fact, OpenSuSE 10.0 RC1 actually hit the mirrors a little ahead of schedule this time. Their roadmap stated to expect RC1 on Sept 9, while the isos are dated Sept 7. Their dedicated work is showing in the mass of bug fixes, patches and updated versions. There is no new eyecandy or features this release. So, how is it progressing?

Mandriva Linux LE 2005

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MDV
Reviews

If it sounds familiar, Mandriva is the new name for Mandrake Linux. Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 is the first distribution bearing this name.

Open source secrets laid bare

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OSS

Since the term was coined in the late 1990s, open source has rapidly matured from an egalitarian approach to software design into a movement whose practices underpin the internet. More recently, it has begun to represent the seed of an ideology

Dell agrees to AMD subpoena request

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Legal

Unlike a few of the other parties AMD has subpoenaed, such as NEC Corp. and U.K. PC retailer Dixons Group PLC, Dell did not file any objections to AMD’s request for documentation.

Bill Gates: China has f****d Microsoft

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Microsoft

Bill Gates doesn't appear to hold China in very high regard, screaming that it had "f****d" Microsoft, according to court testimony in the Kai-Fu Lee case.

Linux in Italian Schools, Part 3: DidaTux

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Linux

In the first two parts of this series, I discussed how Linux is being used in technical high schools in Abruzzo and Sicily. Here in Part 3, I present a story that in several aspects is different from the previous stories. Enter Anna F. Leopardi, an elementary school teacher, who is also a free software user and evangelist; she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty doing some Linux customization hacking.

Hackers Admit to Wave of Attacks

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Legal

An Ohio computer hacker who served as a digital button man for a shady internet hosting company faces prison time after admitting he carried out one of a series of crippling denial-of-service attacks ordered by a wealthy businessman against his competitors.

And Now A Word From Somebody Else's Lawyer

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Humor

From Mr. N. O. Humor, Attorney at Law, Kil and Profit Law Firm, registered in some random, obscure, easily-bribed country:

Dear Mr. Morals,

I found your "And Now A Word From Our Lawyers" article to be in violation of several of the patents and trademarks of our customers:

Mozilla Firefox v1.5 Public BETA 1

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Moz/FF

Well, today's the day! After bringing you numerous updates on the condition of Mozilla Deer Park Alpha, phoronix has some information and screenshots from the just-released Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Public BETA 1.

In a quirk of timeliness, Tom's Hardware took time to interview one of the program's creators, Blake Ross.

Ballmer speaks of Linux

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Linux

Steve Ballmer fielded question concerning his thoughts and M$' stance on competition with the Linux operating system at the Business Summit today.

CA gives patents to open source

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OSS

Computer Associates will give open-source projects access to 14 of its patents, the company said on Wednesday as it also announced a technology cross-licensing deal with IBM.

Programming Tools: A Recap of LinuxWorld SF 2005

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Linux

Here's a look at some of the cool products and projects unveiled at LinuxWorld, as well as a look at what programming tools their developers are using.

Linux In a Windows Network with SAMBA

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Linux

Integrating Fedora Linux into a Windows network is reasonable and easy as long as you use the SAMBA utilities. I share every main step necessary to implement such a SAMBA server within a Windows environment.

Day two: Microsoft-Google courtroom showdown

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Legal

Former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee told a judge here on Wednesday that he was being honest but not necessarily providing a complete answer when asked by Microsoft officials in June whether he planned to rejoin the software giant after a sabbatical.

Mandriva 2006 RC1 has arrived!

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MDV
Reviews
-s

Mandriva 2006rc1 quietly hit the mirrors yesterday and as we continue our coverage of this upcoming milestone release we find some new features and as always, many many bug fixes. Mandriva's been through a lot of changes in the past year and the world waits with bated breath to see how all will effect their popular operating system. So what's new?

Linux gets thumbs-up down under

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Linux

An Australian government procurement official in has publicly endorsed Linux, telling agencies the open source operating system has "no downsides".

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