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Story Valve, Linux and the Windows 8 'Catastrophe' srlinuxx 31/07/2012 - 3:36am
Story Red Hat and Canonical 'traitors' srlinuxx 31/07/2012 - 3:32am
Blog entry How Ubuntu can save the Linux Desktop fieldyweb 30/07/2012 - 7:42pm
Story Why Linux will never rule on the desktop srlinuxx 30/07/2012 - 2:10am
Story AntiX 12: Most complete lightweight Linux distro I have seen! srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:23am
Story This Week in Linux srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:22am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 28/07/2012 - 3:20am
Story Valve On Linux In Two Weeks srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 8:02am
Story The GUI Bloat Effect srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 7:59am
Story Sabayon 9 KDE review & stuff srlinuxx 27/07/2012 - 7:57am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Online videos, to a VCD, via Linux

  • Ubuntu: Encoding video files
  • Window Placement In Ubuntu with Compiz
  • Preventing fork bombs in Ubuntu
  • HowTo: Do Awk with Loop

The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!

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Linux

mit.edu/~birge/blog: I’m a sucker for a good story and that Linux certainly is: millions of programmers working out of the sheer goodness of their hearts on a project to benefit humanity by providing a free operating system. So, it’s with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux.

Alpha spotting: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: Ubuntu 8.04, a.k.a. Hardy Heron, Alpha 5 hit the wires late Friday evening. I downloaded my copy around 8pm Orlando local time (EST). After super and kitchen duty I sat down and ran the release around the four systems I have at home to see how it worked.

5 reasons why Linux totally Pwnz Windows!

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Linux

infinity-sama.blogspot: When I say Linux here, it mostly refers to Ubuntu and its derivatives, considered as one of the friendliest distros, and a pioneer in bringing Linux to new users.

today's leftovers

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News
  • you can help KDE 4 - no experience necessary

  • Gentoo, Call for Suggestions
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Switching Editors is Hard
  • I am all for individuality but...
  • Weekly Wire with Lisa Hoover (video)
  • Hack-that-desktop-OS contest
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5 :Makes Installation Easy
  • Ubuntu 7.10 is great!
  • Steve Ballmer's song remains the same
  • mod_perl on Debian
  • Inklite?
  • AMD Releases 3D Programming Documentation

howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to dual boot Vista with Ubuntu

  • Extension for cropping in OpenOffice Draw
  • How to Setup a Wireless Ubuntu Router
  • Optimizing Apache Server Performance
  • Do I Need an AntiVirus Program on Linux?
  • Cheap mobile broadband for Linux
  • Short Tip: Mount directories via SSH
  • Manage your Movie Collection with Griffith

The Benefits of Open Source

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sys-con.com: Although organizations are not realizing the full potential benefits of open source due to the way open source projects are currently managed, this does not mean that there are no benefits from developing in open source. Once you get past the “free developer” presumption and carefully look at the larger picture, it becomes clear that open source brings real value.

'Alien Arena 2008' Announced

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Gaming

worthplaying.com: COR Entertainment announced Alien Arena 2008, a complete overhaul and update of the core game. Every player model has been replaced, nearly every weapon model, and nearly one half of the arenas. Sixteen new maps in total. Alien Arena 2008 will be released for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Reality check: Microsoft's open-source promises

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Microsoft

blog.seattlepi: Microsoft made headlines yesterday for its overtures to the open-source software community, including some that practically cast the move as a surrender by the company. But a reality check seems warranted: What is the company really promising here?

Also:

  • Detroit funds sue Yahoo over Microsoft rebuff

  • Microsoft's big openness pledge
  • Is Microsoft All Bark and No Bite Anymore?
  • Does Microsoft really want to be open source's friend?
  • Microsoft the magnanimous?

Livin’ Life Dangerously: Ubuntu Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

bobbocanfly.wordpress: Tonight i was faced with a dillema. Leave a 160gb USB external hard drive lying collecting dust, or risk my entire system by installing a copy of Ubuntu 8.10 Hardy Heron Alpha 4. Obviously my only choice was the latter.

OOXML/ODF: Just One Battlefield in a Much Bigger War

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: Once in a while, a confluence of random events (or not so random, depending on your belief system) can create the ideal aha! moment. The moment of clarity when all the pieces just fall into place and you realize "that's what's going on!" I believe I have had one of those moments.

Microsoft and standards--deja vu all over again?

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opensource.org: On November 2nd, 2006, Microsoft and Novell announced a business agreement that was characterized as worse than useless by Bradly Kuhn, CTO of the Software Freedom Law Center. This week we see another announcement from Microsoft that seems to offer everything we didn't like about the Novell deal to a wider range of developers and nothing that meets the first test of our open source principles.

Media collection managers for Linux

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linux.com: There comes a time, right after you burn your 137th MP3 CD, when you start feeling the need to establish a system for finding all the songs you treasure so much. It's the same with movies, application kits, books, and music -- you need software that lets you index your media quickly and output detailed search results. Here's a selection of Linux applications you can use to ease your work.

The open source link of AMD and Nvidia

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: About a week ago I got an e-mail asking me to comment on rumors that Nvidia might buy AMD. Yesterday, however, came some news relevant to this beat which lets me comment on the whole ball of wax, and state clearly that Mr. Ruiz is not the problem.

Give an Old Laptop New Life with Cheap (or Free) Projects

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lifehacker.com: Like a famed race horse or a classic book, you don't just throw away a laptop because it's banged up a little. Even if it seems outdated and underpowered, most any laptop is still small, quiet, and relatively low on power consumption, making it a seriously valuable spare to keep handy—even without a working screen.

GStreamer plugin release brings better cross-platform support

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arstechnica.com: A new version of the GStreamer plugin modules was released yesterday after eight months of intensive development. One of the most significant features in this release is support for using native Quicktime and DirectShow codecs on Mac OS X and Windows.

opensuse interviews

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SUSE

Linux Got Game: TORCS Review

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Reviews
Gaming

junauza.blogspot: The Open Racing Car Simulator (TORCS) is considered among the best open source games available for Linux. TORCS is based upon the open source, cross-platform libraries OpenGL, Mesa 3D and OpenGL Utility Toolkit, thus it is highly portable and can also run on FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows.

Interview with Wolven, creator of Wolvix

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Linux
Interviews

raiden.net: I first tried Wolvix as a live CD in its 1.0.5 version back in November 2006 and was immediately blown away by it. Further, it frequently amazes me that so much great software can be wrapped up in such a tight, stable distribution on one 700MB CD.

software shorts

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Software
  • Play classic SEGA games on Ubuntu with Gens

  • How To: Run Linux Applications in Windows
  • Vimpress: Publish WordPress blog posts from Vim
  • Software Tracker for Linux
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Today's OSS From OpenSource.com

  • 7 myths about open sourcing your company's software
    Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business' code and workflows to the public, and as companies delve into how to apply open principles within their organization, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. Here are some common misconceptions about what happens when you open source your code.
  • Open source software has to sell user experience
    Open source software that is to succeed in this new world is going to have to be better than anything else. You can't sell just openness anymore; it is added value, not a unique selling point. Open source software now has to sell user experience. In a way it is a simpler metric, and probably one that is going to change open source forever—for the better.
  • Top 7 open source business intelligence and reporting tools
    In this article, I review some of the top open source business intelligence (BI) and reporting tools. In economies where the role of big data and open data are ever-increasing, where do we turn in order to have our data analysed and presented in a precise and readable format? This list covers tools which help to solve this problem. Two years ago I wrote about the top three. In this article, I will expand that list with a few more tools that were suggested by our readers. Note that this list is not exhaustive, and it is a mix of both business intelligence and reporting tools.