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Story Run Windows apps on both OS X & Linux with CrossOver 12.5 srlinuxx 15/08/2013 - 3:18am
Story Red hatters plot a new future for Fedora srlinuxx 15/08/2013 - 3:17am
Story Linux Mint 15 Olivia KDE - The eyes smile doth not srlinuxx 15/08/2013 - 3:14am
Story Netrunner Sprints Ahead of the Linux Distro Pack srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 9:08pm
Story Ubuntu 13.10 Release Date, Features: Overshadowed by Ubuntu Edge? srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 9:04pm
Story Patterns and practices for open source software success srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 9:02pm
Blog entry sorry so slow srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 8:55pm
Blog entry blogstop javascript srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 8:52pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 14/08/2013 - 3:03pm
Blog entry SOL srlinuxx 3 14/08/2013 - 8:06am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • APTonCD : Create local removable repository of downloaded packages

  • The absolute best way to pick a printer for a Linux machine
  • Howto Setup Lexmark Z55 printer in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • How do I know When I Need To Update My Linux System Software?
  • Fedora Codecs with MPlayer
  • Optimize Ubuntu 8.04 for Speed
  • Howto Increase video performance in Ubuntu

Review: Mandriva KDE 2008.0

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MDV

linux-exploration.blogspot: Mandriva is the result from after Mandrake. It is what PCLinuxOS is based on. The people behind them have experience, and when they made this OS, they were very careful to provide a good OS, with not many rough edges, and a good overall feature stack. 2008, goes by that, and provides a great Linux experience.

What happens when you ask a software pirate for Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

fsckin.com: We’ve all seen the email scams, where software pirates offer amazing deals on software through email. I didn’t want any of the software he was offering. He says in his email that if he doesn’t have it, he’ll get it. So I sent our new buddy Michael an email asking if he could provide a legal copy of Ubuntu for me.

Managing Firm-Sponsored Open Source Communities- A Case Study on Novell and The openSUSE Project

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SUSE

janfredrik.wordpress: The interest and use of open source software and methodology has gained an increasing amount of commercial attention, and we are currently witnessing that established proprietary software firms are taking a step further by opening their own software projects in an attempt to create firm-sponsored open source communities.

Package Managers Overview

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Software

mr-oss.com: Todays article will touch on some of the different style package managers that are available for use with different distrobutions. This will be a quick overview of a few of the most common package managers and some basic commands that will help get you interacting with them in no time.

Web users 'getting more selfish'

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Web

bbc: Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research. The annual report into web habits by usability guru Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online.

antiX M7.2: Mepis/Debian Linux At The Speed Of Light

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: In broad terms, antiX M7.2 is a community-driven project to combine a Mepis 7.2 base (kernel is 2.6.22-1-mepis-smp) with the vast Debian package repositories and the Fluxbox and IceWM window managers. AntiX is designed for older PCs, hence those lightweight window managers.

Amarok 2: Visual Changelog

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Software

polishlinux.org: Amarok multimedia player is one of the best programs of its kind not only for Linux but for any operating system nowadays. It has been created as a KDE component. It’s hard to predict if it finds its way into KDE 4.1 stable, but it’s still worth taking a look at the current progress of this great multimedia player.

5 Things You'll Love about Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: A couple of months ago, I downloaded a beta version of Firefox 3 just to look at the new ideas Mozilla was working on. From the "Awesome Bar" to just plain better performance, the latest version of the open source browser includes some great improvements.

Testing the new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2

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SUSE

linux.com: In Novell's new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2, announced yesterday, you'll find only small, but useful, improvements, most of them for better interoperability with Microsoft protocols and formats.

Gentoo 2008.0 beta2 - Even Better

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: Last month I posted an article on my frustration with Gentoo. After I posted the article, I realized that the Compiz Fusion install was actually the culprit in breaking my last Gentoo system. Last night I decided to give Gentoo 2008.0 beta2 a try. All I got to say is wow!

Exclusive Fedora Interview - With project leader, Paul W. Frields

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Linux
Interviews

softpedia.com: This year on May 13th, Fedora 9 was released into the wild. Dubbed Sulphur, it introduced for the first time in the history of Fedora, support for encrypted filesystem, PackageKit as the default graphical package manager, ext4 filesystem support and PreUpgrade. We wanted to know more about this Linux distribution and about the upcoming Fedora 10 release, so we've contacted the project leader, Paul W. Frields, for an in-depth interview.

Mandriva Linux Compendium

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MDV

eioba.com: All for beginners about Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrake Linux an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. The newest Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008.1) is the 22nd release of Mandriva Linux.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Red Hat says Enterprise Linux 5.2 is greener

  • Nike using Drupal
  • Nigeria: Unilag, Mandriva Linus in ICT Partnership
  • Introducing AcetoneISO
  • Wormux 0.8
  • Exploration Ubuntu at MIT
  • Whose mobile open source community will deliver?
  • Less Than 80% of Android Code Will Be Open to Developers
  • FOSS helps Free Geek Vancouver become an ethical recycler

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • KDE 4 Wallpapers on Kubuntu

  • Become A System Rescue Guru With Linux, Part 2
  • Converting RPM to Debian Package and Vice Versa, Using Alien
  • Installing and Configuring Exherbo
  • Simple Perl Script To Demonstrate DNS Lookups In Linux
  • Simple Compizconfig settings manager in Ubuntu 8.04(Hardy heron)
  • Quick “what’s up?” alias for your .bashrc file

Support Firefox Day chats

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Moz/FF
  • Asa Dotzler

  • John Lilly
  • Mike Beltzner

PCLOS TinyMe 2008.0 Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: KDulcimer is glad to announce TinyMe 2008.0 "Final" has been released! TinyMe is a PCLinuxOS-based distribution, which is targeted at older computers and people who want a very light and fast desktop environment. Although TinyMe comes as a small, 200MB ISO, it provides tools for most all of your everyday wants and needs.

Mozilla's dev team shares Firefox secrets in T.O.

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Moz/FF

thestandard.com: If you're thinking about open sourcing a project in the near future, Mozilla Corp. might be the perfect blueprint to follow. At this week's Mesh 2008 conference in Toronto, several key figures behind the success of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser listed inclusively and transparency as two of the top cornerstones of any community-built project.

Five of the Best Free/Open-source Wiki Software

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Software

junauza.com: Wiki software is a kind of collaborative software that runs a wiki system. This usually allows web pages to be created and edited using a common web browser. It is generally implemented as a software engine that runs on one or more web servers, with the content stored in a file system, and content changes kept in a relational database management system.

Getting Open Source Right

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OSS

LinuxToday: In his rationalization about why government-mandated open source software deployment is not a good idea, Microsoft's Director of Standards made some assumptions about what the real value of open source software (OSS) is for governments.

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