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Story Do Package Managers Spoil Us? srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 7:10pm
Story Debian + Backports is Better than the Latest Ubuntu srlinuxx 1 16/05/2010 - 5:54pm
Story What IS Linux (and what it should be)? srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 3:34pm
Story How and Why Contributing to FOSS Can Benefit Your Organization srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 3:33pm
Story Does Nightingale Matter srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 3:31pm
Story Grahame Morrison – No feuds on his watch? srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 12:26pm
Story Tuxification srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 12:23pm
Story Writing made easy for young students: Introducing WriteType srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 8:44am
Story 5 Netbook Operating Systems srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 8:42am
Story KDE and the Masters of the Universe srlinuxx 16/05/2010 - 8:39am

Ubuntu's offical Launch in China

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth was in Beijing last week for Ubuntu’s official China launch. The event was overwhelmingly successful. However, the reason for the success is questionable, was it because Ubuntu, one of the top distros in the world, has really caught on in China, or was it simply because of its greatest benefactor?

Mozilla Starts Work On Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

With Firefox 2.0 out the door last week, Mozilla is turning its attention to version 3.0, with a goal to deliver the new browser about this time next year.

LiMux The Penguin: Deep into Munich’s Linux F/OSS migration

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Linux

The city of Munich got more media attention than respect after it decided on a migration to Linux and open source software on the desktop. After a careful and deliberately open movement towards deciding its IT future, Munich was slammed in the media, then became a target for Microsoft negotiators and a project at risk from a proposed European move to US-style software patents.

AptonCD - Create a backup of all the packages you have installed using apt-get

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HowTos

You are interested in installing GNU/Linux on your machine. But once the installation is done and finished, you will most certainly want to install additional software apart from the ones bundled with the CD. The problem occurs when you decide to re-install Linux on your machine. You are forced to start all over again, downloading additional software using apt-get. A good samaritan has pointed out to a unique project named AptonCD.

Bangalore readies for 'one of world's largest' FOSS events

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OSS

FOSS.IN, a Bangalore-based annual event that calls itself "one of the world's most focussed Free and Open Source Software events", has announced its Nov 23-25 meet will have 82 talks and tutorials.

Matt Asay: Customers - Open source's only true friend

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OSS

These past two weeks have been fascinating. Frustrating, but fascinating. I've learned a great deal since I first got involved with open source in 1998. One lesson stands out above them all, and was first related to me by a good friend at Red Hat: Customers are open source's only true friends.

XP to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

After about 6 weeks of heavy use, there's nothing that has me wanting to move off Ubuntu. It's remarkably solid and well-designed, and maybe no more than 2 years away from being something anyone could use. Definitely a keeper.

Cool KDE discovery of the day

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KDE

For people like me, who are addicted to Klipper: Klipper has search as you type. Just click on the icon, and start typing away! Only the parts of your paste history that match the typed text will be shown.

On-Disk.com Contributes to FOSS

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OSS

This past week we've seen headlines depicting selfish and self-serving actions from major players in our open source community. Perhaps we need to hear more of some thoughtful and helpful community members. One service has paid into the community in a pleasantly surprising manner - with cold hard cash.

How To Compile A Kernel - The Ubuntu Way

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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.

Gaming Headlines

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Gaming

Securely Administring Remote Machines Using Freenx in Ubuntu

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HowTos

FreeNX is a system that allows you to access your desktop from another machine over the internet. You can use this to login graphically to your desktop from a remote location. One example of its use would be to have a FreeNX server set up on your home computer, and graphically logging in to the home computer from your work computer, using a FreeNX client.

Fedora 6 + fglrx 8.28.8 + R200 Hardware

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Linux

As the R200 generation GPUs are no longer supported by the main fglrx display driver after the 8.28.8 release, I have written a script to allow the 8.28.8 display drivers to properly build on Fedora Core 6.

Managing Xen With Xen-Tools, Xen-Shell, And Argo

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HowTos

This guide describes how to install and use xen-tools, xen-shell, and Argo on a Debian system. All three packages provide useful tools for the administration of virtual Xen machines. Xen-tools is a collection of Perl scripts that allow you to easily create, update, and delete Xen guest domains. The xen-shell provides a command-line interface to owners of Xen domains so that they can manage their Xen domains without the help of the server administrator. And with Argo, you can control Xen domains through a web interface or through a menu on the command line.

http://www.howtoforge.com/xen_tools_xen_shell_argo

From freedom to slavery; a week of two distros

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SUSE

First and foremost we must stand together in solidarity and not let the enemies of freedom succeed in their game of divide and conquer. If Novell has violated the letter of the GPL as well as its spirit, those of us who maintain packages that are distributed today as part of SuSE/Novell GNU/Linux must exercise our option to issue cease and desist orders. When dealing with a dog with rabies, even if once a loved family pet, it is best to put such an animal down before it also has the opportunity to infect others. As for thugs like Microsoft, they must be treated as the cancer to business and society that they are.

Novell & Microsoft: What do you Think?

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SUSE

Too often technology companies ask their customers to adapt to them. Today we are adapting to our customers," said Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Novell. Take this survey and let us know what you think.

Top Plugins for MythTV

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Software

In this feature, we explore the plug-in components for MythTV and describe the capacities and functions of each one. We also give you a small taste of what's possible using MythTV's plug-in architecture. Without a modular framework, MythTV would fail to qualify as a convergent technology appliance.

Oracle Muscles in on Linux

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Linux

There's a new bad guy in town. Just when you thought that Microsoft and SCO were the only gangsters in the software world, a new player has been muscling in on their territory -- or so you'd think from reading all the hype on the Internet. Reports tend to be confused and not many people have bothered to find out the truth: so that's what I've gone out and done.

Linux for humans

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Ubuntu

As Microsoft gears up to release a new version of Windows Vista, the hype about operating systems is in the air again. For most people, the question is whether to upgrade or not, but if you want to try out a new operating system, check out the latest version of Ubuntu.

Early KDE 4 Bloggings

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KDE
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