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Story The Beefy Miracle Offically Served srlinuxx 30/05/2012 - 3:36am
Blog entry How to get back that friendly desktop look on Mageia 2 GNOME 3 finid 29/05/2012 - 10:09pm
Story GPL policing to include Linux and Samba srlinuxx 29/05/2012 - 7:35pm
Blog entry Panel-Docklet: A must-install extension for GNOME 3 finid 29/05/2012 - 10:06am
Blog entry Linux Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon preview finid 29/05/2012 - 9:42am
Story Scorecard - Linux Mint 13 and Mageia 2 srlinuxx 29/05/2012 - 12:08am
Story Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed srlinuxx 29/05/2012 - 12:05am
Story Debian Project News - May 28th srlinuxx 29/05/2012 - 12:04am
Blog entry ROSA Marathon 2012 review finid 27/05/2012 - 9:11am
Story some leftovers & stuff: srlinuxx 26/05/2012 - 9:54pm

In a Vortex

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Software

Jonathan Schwartz: In a vortex. That's the only way to describe the past thirty days, during which we closed out our second quarter, and put together the transaction to acquire MySQL. How'd it all start?

Improve your typing skills

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Software

newlinuxuser.com: I am looking for ways to help me learn how to type in Dvorak and I saw some interesting apps. I hope that you would find them useful. Smile

Linux FUD Pattern #1: Linux has a steep learning curve

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: The #1 item on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD Patterns concerns its learning curve. This pattern is probably the most prevalent and primarily appeals to fear by attempting to convince you that Linux is too hard for the average person to use or that it is simply not user friendly.

Top 50 Linux Quotes of All Time

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: I have collected 50 of my favorite "Linux quotes" of all time. Feel free to add yours. Enjoy!

Where the Heck is Canossa?

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MDV

Linux Today: Somewhere, lost in all the big news about Sun buying MySQL, Oracle buying BEA, and various and sundries, there was the news that Mandriva and Turbolinux were going into business together. Well, sort of.

The Free Software hardliner, the corporation, and the shotgun wedding

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OSS

linux.com: Thanks to the cavorting evangelists in the Ubuntu community who were converted on the strength of a cheaply-gotten sense of technical superiority over their peers who still use Windows 98, "Free" is now a dirty word since it stands so often in the way of converting more people, faster.

Why New Linux Users Are Frustrated

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Linux

Matt Hartley: Users by the truck load fill various user forums with problem topics in Linux despite widely available support documents available online. Today, I will talk about a few key areas that would solve a number of problems if they were to be addressed in the open.

Can OpenOffice.org do the job?

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OOo

freesoftwaremagazine.com: To continue my look at how non-profits and the free software community can engage, I’ve decided to look at some popular free software products and see how well they fit the need of an average charity—namely my employer. I’ll start with OpenOffice.org.

Optimisation: KDE 4 With NVidia Video Cards

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KDE

linux.wordpress: KWin, the standard KDE window manager in KDE4.0, ships with the first version of built-in support for compositing, making it also to compositing manager.

Ubuntu breaks xorg-server… again

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Ubuntu

mindstab.net: So Ubuntu has done it again, they're released an update to xorg-server that breaks Xorg for most people leaving them stranded in the console.

New CEO Must Prove Red Hat's More Than A One-Trick Pony

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Linux

informationweek: When Matthew Szulik stepped down as CEO of Red Hat in December to cope with his wife's illness, the company picked a surprising successor: Jim Whitehurst, the former chief operating officer at Delta Air Lines whose main tech cred seemed to be that he runs loads of Linux on his home PCs.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Outgoing Fedora Project Leader Max Spivack talks to Linux.com (video)

  • Interview with Gong Li, chairman and CEO of Mozilla Online
  • Why buy an open source company?
  • SC4 to offer Linux software classes
  • Need a Mac Support Tech? Find a Linux Guru.
  • [OLPC XO] Original UI , Unique Operation [Part 2]
  • Continued Impressions of Ubuntu 7.10 on the EeePC
  • Open Season - Episode 10
  • HowTo: Basic RPM Package Queries And Usage
  • People of openSUSE: Katarina Machalkova
  • Video: Mark Cox, episode 4. Security issues and metrics.
  • My Vietnamese Students used PC-BSD
  • HP launches FOSS tracking project
  • Free software goes Hollywood
  • Build around open source, not just on it
  • Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 19 January 2007
  • Microsoft profits from Linux again, easier than improving Vista
  • Fedora blocking patent-encumbered games
  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review
  • What is an open-source company worth? An analysis of MySQL, JBoss, and Zimbra
  • kde and the linux kernel.

Fun: Windows vs. Linux for toasters

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Humor

linuxscrew.com: Last week both systems Microsoft Windows Vivid Toasting Technology (VTT) 2008 Starter Edition and Heatu Linux 9.06 (Dainty Toast) were released for modern toasters. Yesterday Linux Screw has an opportunity to test both.

Cutting Through the SELinux Hype

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Linux

Carla Schroder: There is a lot of (mostly uninformed) buzz around SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux); it is touted as doing all kinds of wonderful things that it probably doesn't do. It's not a good idea to leap into implementing a complex security application like SELinux without understanding what it's for and how it works, so we're going to start with the basics.

Trolltech’s Qt to be licensed under the GPL v3

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Software

trolltech.com: Trolltech ASA is licensing its Qt cross-platform development framework under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPL v3), with immediate effect.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Automating Debian updates

  • How to : Install GFX Grub In Ubuntu.
  • Ubuntu Guide For Customizing Items In The Panel Menubar
  • Beep your Terminal
  • Spinning a Fedora Linux Live CD
  • Auto-reboot Linux after a kernel panic
  • Access Fedora 8 Graphical Desktop Remotely from a Windows Machine
  • Easily create CD case covers with Koverartist
  • Securely Wipe/Erase Files in Ubuntu Gutsy via Right Click menu in Nautilus

Empowering the Linux Community

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Linux

linux-blog.org: From a Linux Developer point of view, when users are no longer developing with you...you’ve lost. What I think is happening in Ubuntu’s case is really something that effects all linux distributions out there.

Reiser4, btrfs, ext3 and ext4 Linux file systems news

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Linux

heise.de: Several new developments around the Reiser4, btrfs, ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems, which are mostly used under Linux, have been published in the last few days.

Gentoo Foundation Update - Current State of Affairs

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Gentoo

grantgoodyear.org: I spent some time this week talking to the Foundation's lawyers, collecting documents, and sifting through old e-mails. Having the Foundation's charter revoked is exceptionally embarrassing, but not catastrophic. The state of NM has a straightforward procedure for reinstating a revoked charter.

Also: Is Gentoo in crisis?
And: Gentoo kernel project contributors

KDE 4's next step, version 4.1 in 2008

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KDE

PC World: After years of development and preparation, the KDE open source desktop community celebrated the much-anticipated version 4.0 release this month, but the word among the project's leaders is version 4.1 will only be a further six to nine months away.

UPDATE: KDE 4.1 Coming In July, 3.5.9 Coming Next Month

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