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Story A Linux user switches to DOS, Part Two srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 10:33pm
Story The true legal vulnerability of Linux srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 10:31pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 477 srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 3:29pm
Story LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice, Part Deux srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 3:27pm
Story Arch Linux switches to systemd srlinuxx 08/10/2012 - 3:25pm
Story Ubuntu Adds ‘Amazon Results’ Off Switch srlinuxx 06/10/2012 - 3:03am
Story This Week in Linux: Mageia, openSUSE, Dreamlinux srlinuxx 06/10/2012 - 2:59am
Story Zorin OS 6 Lite - The Lite Fantastic srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 11:38pm
Story F-Spot is still alive srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 11:36pm
Story openSUSE 12.2 with MATE - Not bad at all srlinuxx 05/10/2012 - 8:08pm

Get started with GAWK: AWK language fundamentals

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News

Discover the basic concepts of the AWK text-processing and pattern-scanning language. This tutorial gets you started programming in AWK: You'll learn how AWK reads and sorts its input data, run AWK programs, manipulate data and perform complex pattern matching. When you're finished, you'll also understand GNU AWK (GAWK).

The nuts and bolts of the Linux process scheduler

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Linux

itwire.com: One distinction between the genders, allegedly, is the ability to multitask. Now, depending on who you speak to either women possess this or men do but I’m not bold enough to join that debate. What I can tell you, however, is that Linux definitely does. And, in fact, many systems may not be taking full advantage of it. Here’s why.

U.K.'s Elonex readies low-cost Linux laptop

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Linux
Hardware

c|net: PC maker and services company Elonex is to launch a $195 laptop aimed at students. The British manufacturer will unveil the "One" laptop at The Education Show, which is to be held in Birmingham from February 28 to March 1.

The next frontier for GPL Violations

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: There’s another type of GPL Violation, one hinted at in the group’s workshops and implied with the growth of tools like Hewlett Packard’s Fossology. This is the user violation.

gtkpod: a better alternative than iTunes

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Software

blogs.techrepublic: I have recently been inundated with questions about using an iPod (or iPhone) with Linux. I have written about Rockbox and how to “Open Source” your iPod, but for the average user that is not a viable option. So instead I am going to introduce you to Gtkpod.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 240

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Distributions and security updates

  • News: Fedora and alternative desktops, VectorLinux Light, Kevin Carmony on the future of CNR.com
  • Released last week: SLAX 6.0.0, Parted Magic 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5, DragonFly BSD 1.12
  • New distributions: Damn Small Solaris, NuFW.Live, Tartuga
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Why Ubuntu Needs to Charge for (some) Software

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Ubuntu

justuber.com: You see people just don’t trust things that are free. They have been conditioned to believe that ‘you get what you pay for’ and hence find it hard to see the value of free software. As the article rightly points out, as far as Joe Newbie is concerned both Windows and Linux are free to him, so he will have the one worth $300 thank you very much…

Linux steps up to power NZ Stock Exchange

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Linux

computerworld.co.nz: The New Zealand Stock Exchange is moving to a Linux platform for its settlement and clearing system, replacing its existing HP NonStop platform and applications in order to reduce cost and increase flexibility.

Dreamlinux 3.0 Beta 3 Testdrive

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Linux

softpedia.com: I know many of you dream of a Linux distribution that combines Mac OS X's looks with Linux's power. Now, that dream becomes reality with Dreamlinux, a distribution that has under the hood Debian components and pleases the eye of the user with Mac-ish eye candy.

The Growth of Designer Linux Distros

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Linux

raiden.net: A recent phenomenon as of late that has appeared on the Linux scene is what I like to call "designer Linux distributions." These are distributions custom tailored to a specific piece of hardware. These have existed in one form or another for years, but have only recently begun to become a problem.

What is XFCE still needing to become the #1 choice

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Software

beranger.org: To make XFCE be #1 (in "market share", if you want to put it this way), it doesn't have to look like Vista, nor to look like OS X Leopard; it's good that it's that configurable, but it's also good that it's simple by default. What is XFCE needing to reach the Nirvana? Here's the way I see things.

Google behind Photoshop's new Linux compatibility

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Google
Software

apcmag.com: Google recently confirmed in a blog posting that it had paid Codeweavers to help develop WINE to make Photoshop usable on the well-regarded but still somewhat unpredictable software package, which aims to replicate Windows libraries to enable popular Windows applications run in a Linux environment.

Bradypus variegatus aka Zenwalk's Mr. Kernel

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Linux

beranger.org: The recent Linux kernel local escalation of privilege is indeed a local vulnerability, however this should by no means neglected as minor: most of the vulnerabilities found in so many packages are local vulnerabilities, yet patches are issued responsibly (i.e. in a timely manner) by all the mainstream distros who ship the respective packages.

KGRUBEditor — A GRUB Editor for KDE 4

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Software

phorolinux.com: KGRUBEditor is a visual GRUB configuration editor for KDE 4. With KGRUBEditor, you can edit GRUB entries and alter GRUB settings. KGRUBEditor is very easy-to-use. The latest version of KGRUBEditor is 0.5b. You can get it at KDE-Apps.org web site.

Today the start of the Ubuntu Developer Week!

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Ubuntu

daniel.holba.ch: It’s an excellent day to get started developing Ubuntu! You never attended an event like Ubuntu Open Week before? Here’s how it works:

Negroponte: OLPC Machine Will Be $50 in 2011

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OLPC

blog.wired.com: "The target has been $100… And we'll get there before the end of 2009," Negroponte said. "(The price) will get down to $50 in 2011."

Firefox Stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Design better Web pages with Firefox extensions

  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Beta 3
  • Firefox 3.0 beta plugs memory leaks says Mozilla
  • How to install Flash for Firefox 3 beta in Ubuntu
  • Fun stuff for Firefox users

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 18 February 2008

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Gentoo

This month's issue implements some of the interesting suggestions we received from our readers. The security statistics have been removed, since it seemed to add a lot of clutter with little value-addition to the newsletter. Graphical bugzilla and package statistics is another feature we implemented.

Install Avant Window Navigator (AWN) in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

linuxhelp.blogspot: AWN - short for Avant Window Navigator is a dock like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen. It provides similar effects as the Dock in Mac OSX Leopard.

New informal security organization: oss-security

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OSS

Vincent Danen: A few of us on vendor-sec have decided to pull some cross-vendor resources and we’ve put together a new informal organization, similar to vendor-sec, but for a more “general public”. It’s primarily a wiki of various security-related information and a mailing list for OSS vendors and authors to be able to discuss public security issues.

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  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
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    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

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