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LinuxToday: Freedom Is Choice

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OSS

It is no secret that Linus Torvalds and several Linux kernel developers are less than thrilled with the notion of shifting the license from GPL 2 to GPL 3 when GPL 3 is completed. When someone asked Torvalds "hey, what do you think about this?" and he proceeded to state exactly what he thought about it.

Using XGL with PLF drivers under Mandriva 2007.0

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HowTos

On the boxed (and/or club) Mandriva 2007.0 editions, you’ll get automatically AIXGL/XGL working with proprietary drivers. If you download the free edition, you’ll probably want this feature activated also. Here is the description of the procedure to follow in order to properly activate the 3DDesktop functionality on your computer.

ATI's Linux drivers do not totally suck, shock

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Software

ATI HAS astonished me with the quality of its Linux drivers. Given ATI's past record of not caring about Linux users, I was shocked by the almost typing-free installation experience.

Beryl releases version 0.1.0; developer speaks about split with Compiz

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Software

The Beryl project, a fork of the Compiz compositing window manager, announced its initial development release, version 0.1.0, today. The developers hope the new project, born of the community-maintained compiz-quinnstorm branch after months of diverging development, will allow greater community involvement and produce more flexible code.

Overcoming hurdles to open source adoption

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OSS

As open source applications become increasingly stable, companies must learn to view the software as just another piece in a comprehensive application architecture that will include open source as well as closed source components.

Raising kids and building Perl

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Software

The longest-awaited upgrade—-aside from the ever-M.I.A. Duke Nukem computer game—-has got to be version 6 of Perl. Our favorite part of Perl’s taffy pull of a release date is the annual presentation, called State of the Onion, that Perl overseer Larry Wall usually gives at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention.

Linux free for all

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SUSE

Leaving Windows takes more than courage. Apple's OS X may be nicer, but Macs still cost more than Windows PCs. Linux sits at the other end of the price spectrum; it is free - or close to free.

How can I add more CentOS repositories?

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HowTos

After installing CentOS, your system has only a few repositories, therefore offering a limited range of applications. It is possible and easy to add more repositories that are unofficial but trusted by the community. By doing so, you will access a wide range or applications for your CentOS system.

Going live, part 2: Introducing Musix and Studio To Go

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Linux

In this week's entry we'll look at two more "live" CDs of Linux systems optimized for multimedia creation and performance. I've been having a great time with these systems, and I hope that my mini-profiles inspire you to try them all.

Fox Wars: Debian vs. Mozilla

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Software

Would you believe that two open-source powers are battling over the Firefox Fox logo? Well, believe it.

How To Write a Good Howto

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HowTos

Howtos are always useful, no matter the subject they are about. Whether you are trying to contribute to an Open Source project or to attract traffic to your blog howtos can make the things done. I wrote this list of things to keep in mind while writing a howto.

Potential Photoshop killer Pixel

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Software

According to the results of a survey conducted early this year by Novell, Adobe Photoshop tops users' lists as the most critical application not available on Linux. While Gimp may be a popular free choice, an exciting project from Slovakia called Pixel is a potential Photoshop-killer under development.

Not quite answered: Can open source messaging servers replace Microsoft Exchange?

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Reviews

This week on Linux.com we reviewed Scalix, Open-Xchange, and Zimbra, three of the highest-profile open source alternatives to Microsoft Exchange. All of them have their defects, and all three offer commercial versions that make installation and maintenance easier than it is for their open source versions.

Installing Fedora 5

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HowTos

This chapter shows you how to get a basic installation of Fedora up and running. You will learn how to start installation, as well as specify certain configuration options during the install.

A New JRuby Interview and More

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Interviews

Since the news about Sun and JRuby broke at the beginning of the month, I've tried to stay close to the JRuby team to see what's going on. Our discussion has turned into another interview.

Install Mplayer in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,
DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE(2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs.

Linus Torvalds on the GPL Fight

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Interviews

A new version of a license for open source Linux has caused a storm among the community of open source developers. The kernel developers contend that the Free Software Foundation’s plan to promote GPLv3 has “the potential to inflict massive collateral damage upon our entire ecosystem and jeopardize the very utility and survival of open source.” Now, in an email interview with Red Herring, Mr. Torvalds says this is not as much a “debate” between the kernel developers and the Free Software Foundation “as it is a declaration of different positions.”

Second look at Linux proves persuasive

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MDV

Back in 1991, a brilliant and determined 21-year-old computer science student at the University of Helsinki had an idea. He decided to try his hand at creating his own PC-style operating system. I recently shook the dust off my old Compaq 1800-XL notebook computer to see how easy it would be to install a modern-day Linux operating system.

Linux XP 2006 SR2 - From Russia with Love???

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Linux
Reviews

So the other day I was reading the Weekly review on distrowatch.com and was checking out a recent tidbit on Linux XP that seems to have caused quite a stir on their site. Seems that for the past 7 days, Linux XP has surpassed Ubuntu for number one on their list. To quote Ladislav

A Nickel's Worth of TCL

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Software

The Tool Command Language (TCL), pronounced tickle, is a scripting language and cross platform interpreter. It was designed by Professor John Ousterhout at UC, Berkeley, as a high level embedded language, but is often used to quickly create stand alone applications. Why bother with TCL?

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