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Story The Top Five Linux Stories of 2011 srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 11:02pm
Story The Best Email Client for Linux srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 11:00pm
Blog entry What does 2012 have in store for the Linux OS? fieldyweb 29/12/2011 - 8:26pm
Blog entry Top 10 Useful Websites for 2011 fieldyweb 29/12/2011 - 7:43pm
Story What's in a Name? In the Linux World, Much Silliness srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 6:13pm
Story Pinoy Linux flavor stirs ripple in OS community srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 6:11pm
Story Fearless open source predictions for 2012 srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 4:56am
Story And the best distro of 2011 is ... srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 4:55am
Story Six Free Software Packages srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 4:49am
Story Very short 4.8 first look srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 4:45am

GNOME, OOXML, and Half-Truths Colliding in the Night

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Bruce Byfield: The average user probably hasn't even heard of Open Document Format (ODF) or Microsoft Office Open XML (OOXML). With both formats candidates for being the ISO standard that becomes the norm for interoperability between office suites, emotions were already running high. However, this issue has been sidetracked by a debate about whether the GNOME Foundation has betrayed or assisted the community by being involved with the development of OOXML at all.

Cooking with Linux - Still Searching for the Ultimate Linux Distro?

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Linux

Marcel Gagné: What distribution are you loading up today, François? Are you having trouble finding something you like? You like them all but you just can't choose, eh? Well, mon ami.

Open Source Challenge part 10: The verdict.

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Linux

apcmag.com: Ten parts ago we embarked on this journey to see just how well Linux, and specifically Ubuntu, would handle being the sole operating system on my system and if it would handle everything I needed to do from work to play, day to day.

Traffic Officer Says He Saw No Blood on Reiser's Car Seat

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Reiser

wired: A police officer testified in the Hans Reiser murder trial Tuesday he pulled over the defendant for a traffic violation nine days after the Linux programmer's wife went missing and noticed no signs the vehicle was used to dispose of a body.

Perl 5.10 for Perl's 20th birthday

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Software

oreillynet.com: Perl 1 was released to the public by Larry Wall 20 years ago today. To celebrate, Perl5Porters have released Perl5.10, the latest stable version of Perl 5. Happy Birthday Perl!

National Boards to Vote NO for OOXML at ISO

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: There will be a BRM (Ballot resolution meeting) in Geneva on 25-29 February 2008 to answer the comments by National Standard Boards on OOXML and to resolve issues.

Linux Networking Cookbook: Tasty Linux recipes

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Reviews

linux-watch: Even before I picked up Unix, I worked on networks. While networking has gotten simpler, it's almost all TCP/IP now instead of Arcnet, Token-Ring and a half dozen dusty wiring and protocol schemes. The services that use networking have gotten ever more powerful and more complicated. That's why a book like Carla Schroder's Linux Networking Cookbook is so valuable.

Ubuntu 7.10: A warm and fuzzy Linux or a slightly less geeky upgrade for early adopters?

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Ubuntu

laptopmag.com: If you’ve been curious about Linux but fearful of installing the open-source OS on a laptop, then Ubuntu 7.10 will eliminate all excuses. This graphical and very friendly version of the OS is free, looks and plays very much like Mac/Windows, and runs a surprisingly vast array of programs from the open-source community.

some howtos:

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  • Creating Snort Rules with EnGarde

  • Split and Merge PDF Documents with pdfsam
  • HowTo: KDocker/AllTray - System Tray Docking (Fedora)
  • Mobile phone management under Linux
  • How to turn your spreadsheet into a database for mail merges in OpenOffice
  • How To Install KDE 4 RC 2 in Ubuntu
  • using a guardian to ensure your lamp site is always up
  • Installing Video Driver and Compiz for ATi Radeon Xpress 1100 on Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8

Why Ubuntu succeeds: Shuttleworth isn't an uber-geek

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: I really liked this InformationWeek article with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu. I liked it in part because I think Mark is an exceptional person. But I also liked it for its insight into why Ubuntu has done so well.

Desktop Linux most popular topic of 2007

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Desktop Linux became the most popular topic in open source during 2007, as evidenced by the our August post asking if Ubuntu had clinched the desktop Linux market.

Also: For 2008 expect more Linux applications

UT3 Linux server now available

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Gaming

linuxhardware.org: The Linux server is now available for download. It is built from the 1.1 patch, and is network compatible with all retail UT3 clients.

Thankfully Windows Comes Pre-Installed

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: Let's imagine for a moment that the world was slightly different and Windows did not come pre-installed on most computers. You get your shiny new computer and since you don't know nuttin about this Linux stuff you go and buy a copy of Windows XP (to upgrade to an older more familiar experience).

Advanced Web Statistics -- Distrowatch

abhay-techzone.blogspot: For the month of December 2007, the web statistics of Distrowatch show an interesting pattern.

Another Step in Connecting the Worlds of Users And Developers

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SUSE

opensuse news: Andreas Bauer added lately the next functionality in this context. All search results in the End User interface do offer now a link to the packager web interface from now on.

Fedora 8 Review

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Linux

sontek.net: In response to Herlo’s reviews of openSUSE here and here , I thought I’d give Fedora 8 a shot and give an openSUSE user’s perspective.

Also: Fedora more successful, developer-wise, than Ubuntu

Review: Opensuse 10.3 Linux distribution

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SUSE

vnunet.com: Although sponsored by Novell and used as the base for its Suse Linux Enterprise products, Opensuse is a community-developed Linux distribution, available free for use on servers or desktops.

iPlayer for Linux wins approval of open sourcers

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Software

zdnet: The Open Source Consortium has welcomed the BBC's move to make its iPlayer online on-demand TV service available for streaming on operating systems other than Microsoft Windows.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 vs OSX Leopard - Comparison Part 3

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OS

pcwizkid.wordpress: An important aspect of any operating system is its support and available applications. In this portion of my review comparison with OS X Leopard, we continue where I left off in Part 2, regarding customization.

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