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Story XBMC running on Raspberry Pi srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 10:44pm
Story Desura open sourced as Desurium srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 10:41pm
Story openSUSE 11.3 EOL’ed, 12.2 On The Way! srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 10:23pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 6:10am
Story The 5 Best O’Reilly eBooks That Are Free To Download srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 5:21am
Story The making of open-source software srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 5:19am
Story 10 New Open Source Projects You May Not Know About srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 5:17am
Story Xfce's Early April Fool's Joke srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 5:12am
Story Computing with the command line srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 2:45am
Story Three Ways to Tweak Ubuntu Linux's Unity Desktop srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 2:32am

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 8

  • MIT Kerberos installation on Debian
  • HowTo Disable a User Account in Linux
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) LAMP Server Setup
  • A quick note about installing ut2004-ded in Gentoo
  • Short Tip: Using Timidity to play midi files
  • Eix: enhancing the Gentoo experience
  • Animation Pipelines in Python, and the Linux Kernel: Woot!

My favorite FOSS development fallacy

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OSS

jucato.org/blog: “Project X is duplicating Project Y. X should be dropped so that resources/developers would be focused on Y” (or vice-versa). Let me enumerate my reasons why such a logic is faulty.

Novell postpones financial results amid SEC concerns

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SUSE

Matthew Aslett: Just hours before it was due to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2007, Novell has postponed the announcement pending a review by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s concerns, it appears, relate to the company’s previous financial results.

Mandriva 2008.1 to use Pulseaudio

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MDV

adamw's blogs: For those who don’t follow the Cooker list, it’s recently been announced that Mandriva will switch to using PulseAudio as its default sound server for all desktops in the next release.

Fontmatrix: Font management for the desktop finally arrives

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Software

linux.com: The GNU/Linux desktop lacks a font manager for design work. Ideally, such a font manager should support currently used font formats, including TrueType, Type1, and OpenType, and allow sets of fonts to be activated on the fly, so that system memory is not choked with rarely used fonts. Newcomer Fontmatrix has proved itself a contender for the role. In fact, despite some weaknesses in its features, its basic functionality is already dependable.

Compiz Fusion Community News for Decemeber 5, 2007

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Software

This edition is all about what you love best about Compiz Fusion, the countless new features and fixes that get added every week. This week, a couple of interesting patches to Compiz Core by our forum users, new plugins (We all love those) and a few interesting and cool new features from some older plugins.

GNOME Journal new release

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Software

The GNOME Journal has released a new version including an interview with Daniel G. Siegel, a review of Foundations of GTK+ Development, and a report on how Maryland Library Benefits from its Switch to Linux.

MICROSOFT drops support for OOXML

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Microsoft

polishlinux: Multi-trade International Corporation for Research of Office Software Open Format Technologies (MICROSOFT) has announced their surprise decision, that they cease to support OOXML document format (Office Open XML), acknowledging at the same time, that the ANSI-developed & supported TXT format will be a better, universal, solution.

Top 15 Linux Games

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Gaming

anurag.acespace.co.uk/blog: I am passionate gamer, really. During holidays, I do more gaming than anything else. Here is the list of my top 15 games:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 2

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SUSE

opensuse news: The second issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! You can read it in: English, German. In this issue is ATI RadeonHD Driver: First Release, YaST Gets Ported to Qt4, and FOSDEM Main tracks talks and developer rooms.

Review: Linux Mint 4.0

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Linux
Reviews

raiden's realm: Mint has struck again! The developers of this elegant Linux distribution are back with a new version of their elegant Linux distribution for you to enjoy. What makes Linux Mint 4.0 better than the existing 3.0 version we previously reviewed?

ASUS P5K-E WiFi vs. Gigabyte P35-DS4

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix: At hand today we have the ASUS P5K-E WiFi and Gigabyte P35-DS4 motherboards, both of which are similar in many respects and use the P35 + ICH9R combination with DDR2 memory.

Control your Linux PC from your mobile phone with Amora

linux.com: Standing next to your laptop to control the slides during a presentation is not cool. Nowadays everyone uses a presentation device or their laptop's remote controller, but a presentation device can be expensive. The Amora project turns your Symbian mobile phone into a Linux presentation device using Bluetooth.

VirtualBox: A virtual PC for you

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Software
HowTos

DPotD: VirtualBox is a piece of software that uses virtualisation to simulate a PC. With it you can run Windows, Open BSD or even Linux from your Debian system. Since it also runs on Windows and Mac OS, you can use it to run Debian from that other non-free OS. Note however that it only works on x86 and x86_64 hosts.

One-Click Linux Software Installation Available for Freespire, Linspire, and Ubuntu

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Software

softpedia: After months of hard work, Linspire is proud to announce the beta release of CNR.com. If you have Ubuntu 7.04 or Ubuntu 7.10 go right now at the CNR’s website, install the CNR client and grab your favorite applications with a single mouse click!

First Impressions: Real life with the Zonbu Laptop Review

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Linux
Hardware

mrzonbu.wordpress: I’ve had the Zonbu laptop for a few days now so I wanted to share my initial impressions and do a review. When I drew the laptop out of the box, I was immediately struck by the tactile feel and (lack of) visual appeal of the housing.

Fedora 8: Close, But No Cigar

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Linux

redmonk.com: Fedora had a chance - a real chance - to unseat Ubuntu last week. Not for my primary machine, the Thinkpad, but for Ultra 20 workstation. So it was out with Ubuntu, or maybe it was Indiana, I can’t remember, and in with Fedora 8. Or it would have been, were it not for the fact that Fedora doesn’t make available LiveCD’s for the x86_64 architecture, only DVDs. Why? You’d have to ask them.

today's shorts & leftovers

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News
  • Metacity beats compiz-fusion

  • Nokia's new OS streamlines, syncs tablet platform with desktop Linux
  • An Ode to Fedora 8
  • Back to Linux
  • Calculate IP Address Parameters with IP Calculator
  • Computing made a better experience
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd December 2007
  • BlogRovR, A New Spin on RSS
  • XO-Monitor
  • Novell going through ch-ch-changes
  • My KDE thoughts
  • Radeon Kernel Mode-Setting Code
  • Find the file permission without using ls -l command
  • 2.6.24-rc4, "A Bit Late"
  • Asus says it'll ship 3.8 million Eee PCs next year

Staking the Myth that Free Software Can't Innovate

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OSS

earthweb.com: Like Dracula, the old myth that free software can't innovate keeps returning. Its latest incarnation is in the form of a column by Jaron Lanier in the December issue of Discover Magazine.

When Bad Things Happen With Good Software

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: If you create a piece of open source software and discover that it has been put to use in a way you find personally distasteful or immoral, what would you do about it?

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