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Story The Magic Black Box Paradox of Freedom srlinuxx 02/05/2010 - 12:58am
Story Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.6.0 Released srlinuxx 01/05/2010 - 9:46pm
Story Leafpad: Yet another Linux text editor srlinuxx 01/05/2010 - 9:45pm
Story Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft? srlinuxx 01/05/2010 - 9:43pm
Story Notice of Resignation srlinuxx 2 01/05/2010 - 7:21pm
Story Red Hat Prevails in Federal District Court srlinuxx 2 01/05/2010 - 7:11pm
Story ODF at 5 Years srlinuxx 01/05/2010 - 7:10pm
Story Expected features in Fedora 13 Goddard srlinuxx 01/05/2010 - 7:08pm
Story Here's The First Screenshot Of The Linux Steam Client srlinuxx 01/05/2010 - 7:05pm
Story Some Linux Hardware Statistics From Phoronix Global srlinuxx 01/05/2010 - 11:59am

Mark Shuttleworth: Simplified, rationalised licensing

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OSS

Richard Stallman is the man I admire most in the free software world. Nobody else has so clearly articulated, so beautifully argued for the freedom to change your own software and the freedom to share it. I’m absolutely convinced it is free source, not “open” source, which is at the heart of the innovation that will carry free software to ubiquity.

Linux printing: much done and more to do

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Linux

In the last seven years, printing on Linux has undergone a metamorphosis. Barely adequate printing support, provided on a program by program basis, has been transmuted by a half dozen projects into a wealth of options comparable to those available on Windows or the Mac OS. Where printer manufacturers once ignored Linux, a growing number support it and the rest are watching closely. Standardization and support for multiple distributions remain major problems, but community and corporate interests have recently started working together to address these last remaining problems.

The Linux desktop is dead

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Linux

Linux is unlikely ever to be a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows on the desktop for corporate IT departments, according to leading CIOs.

NVIDIA brings Vista-esque graphics to Linux

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Software

NVIDIA has officially released a Linux driver that supports a compatible version of the AIGLX instruction set.

White box makers to pre-install SUSE Linux desktop

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SUSE

Novell officials are pleased to note four white box PC makers will distribute new PCs pre-loaded with the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system.

How To Compile A Kernel - The Ubuntu Way

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Ubuntu systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Fedora Core Review

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Linux
Reviews

This is the first Fedora Core review I've written, but it's not because I didn't want to write one before. I've tested every Fedora release since the very first one, and have declined to write about it because it never seemed to work properly and I don't like writing totally negative reviews.

Ubuntu maker to distribute Sun's Java

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Ubuntu

Canonical will distribute Sun's open-source Glassfish software for running Java on servers with the Ubuntu version of Linux, the companies plan to announce Wednesday.

Chapter 8: Setting Up a Game Server with BZFlag

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HowTos

To try your hand at setting up and playing from your own gaming server, I describe how to configure Battle Zone capture the Flag (BZFlag). BZFlag is a fun 3D tank battle game, designed to be played against others over a network. After you set up a BZFlag server, you can have players battle each other over the network using clients on other Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, or Windows systems.

Slam-dunk for Linux - a review of Fedora Core 6

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Linux
Reviews

A line has been drawn. Apple’s MacOS X and the free Linux desktop now possess modern 3D accelerated user interfaces that are absolutely top-notch, and Microsoft, as yet, does not. The first and most noticeable of these is the new ‘desktop effects’ control panel, which provides the user with the option to enable the new 3D accelerated GUI.

New Nvidia Linux Display Driver Released

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Software

Version: 1.0-9629
Operating System: Linux x86, IA32, AMD64/EM64T, FreeBSD x86, Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: November 7, 2006

Details of Novell-MS Pact - The SEC filing

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SUSE

Novell promises not to sue Microsoft's customers for using Microsoft software. Microsoft promises not to sue Novell SUSE paid customers for using Novell SUSE. They each pay each other millions. But it's not a patent cross license. No sirree. Why that would violate the GPL, don't you know. In fact, it isn't a license at all.

Also: Novell gets $348 million from Microsoft

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX / 8800GTS Linux Preview

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Hardware

Coming out of the green camp today is a hard launch of the GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS. These G80-based graphics cards are designed to deliver a new level of graphics realism for gamers and enthusiasts alike. At Phoronix we have a technical preview this morning of the GeForce 8 series as we look at primarily how the GeForce 8 Family will affect GNU/Linux users.

A More Positive gNewSense Review

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Linux
Reviews

A recent announcement on Distrowatch.com for a new distro called gNewSense perked my attention. It seems that the Free Software Foundation, the group headed by Richard M Stallman, otherwise known as RMS, sponsored this project and basically was conceived "due to Frustrated by many Linux distributions which include (or make it easy to include) non-free software in their products.

Jono Bacon: UDS so far

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Ubuntu

Well, I have been at the UDS for a few days, and there is lots of stuff going on around many different parts of Ubuntu and the community. Prepare for one of my rather ugly bullet-points-lists-of-ultimate-doom:

My Rant for gNewSense 1.0

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Linux
Reviews

gNewSense came to me via a random suggestion on LinuxForums. These excite me because some of the most hilariously bad distributions I've ever tried have come to me this very same way. Looking at the rather sparse website for this distribution further fueled my excitement because it looks like essentially a reactionist derivative of Ubuntu that's sanctioned by the Free Software Foundation.

Learning to use netcat - The TCP/IP swiss army knife

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HowTos

NC - short form for Netcat is a very useful tool available on all Posix OSes which allow one to transfer data across the network via TCP/UDP with ease.

Building customized financial documents with free spreadsheets

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HowTos

Spreadsheets are the do-it-yourself version of financial software. They have all the power of other financial software, but in a less finished package. Instead of wizards and ready-made forms, they offer the raw material of hundreds of functions, only some of which are relevant to personal or business finance, and leave you to arrange them in a meaningful fashion.

Ubuntu Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Ubuntu

From the computer geek turned chef and back again comes another cool recipe for edibles in the form of your favorite distro's logo. His instructions are so complete, even I could make some. I would also imagine a little change in the food coloring could produce Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or whatever brand of *buntu you desire cookies. How interesting would that be for your holiday get-togethers?

Downloading bliss with Metalink

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Software

Getting popular software off the Internet can sometimes be a struggle, even with all the mirrors and BitTorrent Samaritans out there. When the Fedora project released Fedora Core 6 last month, for instance, even several dozen mirrors weren't enough to serve everyone, and torrent speeds weren't good enough because of a scarcity of seeders. But thanks to Metalink I was able to sleep while my FC6 ISOs were downloading.

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