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Story Next for Opera: Minimalist design, engine switcheroo srlinuxx 28/05/2013 - 9:38pm
Story Debian Linux 7.0 Wheezy: Hands on srlinuxx 28/05/2013 - 9:36pm
Story WD Se 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review srlinuxx 28/05/2013 - 9:33pm
Story 15 Less Known But Interesting Facts About Linux and Linus srlinuxx 28/05/2013 - 7:26pm
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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 509 srlinuxx 27/05/2013 - 2:53pm
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Story Best Linux Software: Our favorites for any desktop environment srlinuxx 27/05/2013 - 3:44am

Why Is Red Hat Red Hot At The Moment?

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: For those who follow the development of Linux and the companies that have a heavy exposure to the operating code, you will surely have come across Red Hat. This company is one of the largest developers and distributors of Linux based systems and at the forefront of many developments over the years. So how large is Red Hat?

Stop Using Windows, Use Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: There's a world food crisis right now, as we all know it. Man's most basic need is low on supply but high in demand. To all our lawmakers, I have a suggestion that may sound radical to some of you --Stop using Windows, use Linux.

The Platinum Top 10 Wine Game List

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Gaming

ubuntu-unleashed: Im not a big fan of wine games but I thought I would share the progress of the wine developers in getting these hot games to work with it. I am still hoping gaming developers create linux clients for these games, leave direct x and start using opengl... Here is the current top 10 platinum wine games.

People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman

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Interviews

news.opensuse.org: This weekend ‘People of openSUSE’ brings to light long time Kernel hacker and Novell employee Greg Kroah-Hartman interview. Greg KH today’s working full time on Linux Driver Project is the current maintainer of the Kernel package for openSUSE 11.0.

Desktop Linux strategies for marketplace success

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Linux

linux.com: What strategy is needed to really spread desktop Linux to average home users? Here are some ideas that just might work. Journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argues that Linux businesses, for the most part, don't do marketing. I argue almost the opposite.

Microsoft gouging Brazilians for 20 percent of income

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Ever wonder why Brazil and other BRIC countries are so hot on open source, including Linux? Gustavo Duarte gives several reasons, not the least of which is the punitive pricing that Microsoft inflicts on these developing markets.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install VMware Server 1.0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy"

  • How to send e-mail over SSH
  • Fixing the OpenOffice.org grammar glitch in Ubuntu Hardy
  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console On Ubuntu

  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console On Debian
  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console Client

Slackware 12.1 ISO Bittorrents posted

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Slack

slackware.org: Please keep your finished torrent session running as long as possible! We need your help! BitTorrent depends on sharing bandwidth and does not work if there are no seeds.

Embedded Linux: With friends like these, who needs enemies?

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Linux

embedded.com: If embedded Linux champions are saying that embedded Linux is terrible, why would anyone want to risk their products or their company on it?

OpenSuSE 10.3 on my laptop

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SUSE

undertakingyou.blogspot: Sontek and I have talked several times about SuSE, and that I should use it. I have used it, in a VM, and I have to agree when I am told that it isn't really fair to say that using a vm is the same as having a native install. So, I installed OpenSuSE 10.3 on my laptop.

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting Totem’s MythTV plugin to work

  • debian etch + disable GDM at startup
  • Installing LILO on Ubuntu
  • Universal Plug and Play (uPnP) in Debian
  • How to install Pidgin on Debian

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Release Schedule

  • Free Hans Reiser?
  • Hans Reiser Trial: Post-Verdict
  • Is Open Source adoption set to mushroom in Australia?
  • SCO chief testifies: 'Linux is copy of Unix'
  • Linux Lunacy
  • Computer makers push device builders for Linux-compatible hardware
  • Open source diva Danese Cooper (video)
  • Mandriva Flash discounts for Club Members and Store Customers
  • Google may be beating Microsoft at its own game
  • Sliced sphere in compiz-fusion-git packages
  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
  • Perl Script To Mirror Lines In A File On Linux Or Unix
  • Email Syntax Check in Python
  • The cloud era and open source

The Seven/Big/Days/Bang Mashup

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: Recently I've taken note of the rise in friction between those who want to create open source software for its own sake and those who want to evolve open source software into something that can be used for commerce.

Open Season #16

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: We bemoan this Russian and a number of other things during Episode 16 of Open Season, as your reporter and Matt teamed up with Mulesource CEO (The Chief Ass, surely? - Ed) Dave Rosenberg.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Loop Movie, Video, and Display Screensaver as Desktop Wallpaper in Ubuntu

  • Bringing your photos from F-Spot to the Web
  • Setting up samba with password protection
  • Top 5 Linux Tricks

EEE PC Linux distro to target smaller devices

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Linux desktop distribution vendor Xandros and Web content management firm Viyya Technologies have announced they will jointly market integrated, Linux-based software for "netbook" and Mobile Internet Device (MID) devices. Meanwhile, Xandros has strengthened its collaboration with Microsoft on its mixed-environment BridgeWays management tools.

Active Merge Windows

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "This is starting to get beyond frustrating for me," complained David Miller of the latest merge window, launching what turned into a very lengthy and ongoing discussion about the Linux kernel development process. The concept of a regular "merge window" was first discussed in July of 2005 with the release of the 2.6.24-rc4 kernel, following the 2005 Developers' Summit.

Slackware Release Announcement

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Slack

slackware.com: Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user.

VIA's Open-Source Efforts A Bluff?

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Hardware
OSS

phoronix.com: Last month we reported on VIA's new open-source driver efforts that was announced at the LF Austin Summit. However, not everyone has been satisfied by this announcement and their new Linux website isn't yet exactly useful. We explore the VIA Linux situation in this article as well as sharing what two open-source developers have to say.

gaming headlines

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Gaming
  • Gfire 0.7.0 Released!

  • Vega Strike 0.5.0 released
  • Jack Keane Preorder
  • OpenArena 0.7.6
  • UFO: Alien Invasion 2.2.1 released
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