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Fedora 7 - latest offering from Red Hat & Video

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Linux

All about Linux: The latest offering from Red Hat, Fedora ver 7.0 has been released. This time round, Fedora team has mearged the core packages with the Extra platform components which is why you see the title of this post to contain "Fedora 7" instead of "Fedora core 7".

More GPLv3 Headlines

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OSS
  • Why I won’t use GPLv3 software

  • Final GPLv3 Draft Provisions 'Good for Novell Customers'
  • GPLv3 authors comment on final draft
  • GPLv3's device-related language evolves
  • Microsoft Would Lose Patent Rights Under New Linux License Terms
  • Open source does the good-cop, bad-cop routine

Red Hat upgraded to "outperform"

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Linux

newratings: Analysts at Robert W Baird upgrade Red Hat Inc. from "neutral" to "outperform." The target price is set to $28.

A Look at Ubuntu Studio

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Linux Online: Ubuntu has been the most popular Linux distribution for quite some time now. Now, a new variant has appeared called Ubuntu Studio. This particular distribution is designed to provide and environment for people who work with graphics, audio and video.

Along the Commandline

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OS

Tux Deluxe: Interaction with computers has pre-occupied many a psychologist since the earliest musings on the subject by the non-psychologist Alan Turing. We love icons, we positively salivate at the sight of directory tress, and we just adore application windows. Or do we?

FTP-like Uploader for Firefox Supports Flickr, Picasa and more

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews: One thing that many file sharing sites lack is an FTP-like interface for users to upload their files. So what if there was an FTP program that worked with Flickr, YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, and even Box.net?

Installing and configuring LAMP on Ubuntu

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HowTos

FOSSwire: In this multi-part article, I’m going to be showing you how to install the popular LAMP stack - that’s Linux, Apache, the MySQL database system and PHP (in this example, although you can have Perl, Python etc. instead) for running your own website or web development server.

Open source revenues to reach $5.8bn

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vnunet: Sales of open source software will grow from $1.8bn last year to $5.8bn in 2011, analyst firm IDC predicts. Analyst believes that revenues alone do not reflect the actual distribution of open source software.

UN Technical Agency Honors Mozilla

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Moz/FF

mitchell's blog: Last week I traveled to the UN in Geneva to accept the International Telecommunication Union's World Information Society Award on behalf of Mozilla. The ITU is the United Nations agency specializing in information and technology.

Operating Systems - Linux or Windows? Long Live UBUNTU!

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Ubuntu

The Irows Blog: As I'm writing these words, a major computer wholesaler has decided to ship some of its new models with Linux Operating System. A perfect choice because I've been using UBUNTU on one of my machines for over a year now and I have nothing but qualified praise for it.

Chris DiBona, Google's open source chief

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Interviews

Guardian Unlimited: DiBona is Google's open source programme manager and a respected . He was in London for one leg of Google Developer Day, and I grabbed a few minutes to speak with him about Google's approach to open development.

Amarok - A Review

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Software
Reviews

Shift+Backspace: Before my full-time migration to Linux, I always used iTunes for playing my music and managing my iPod. When I began to use Amarok (1.4.5) I immediately noticed a sense of polish and completion.

The cleanest, easiest way to fix XOrg-related problems in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Thursday Night: XOrg problems seem to be the most vexing problems for new Ubuntu users for a number of reasons - why it hasn’t been solved is mostly due to political nonsense.

Low-Cost Laptop Project Ramps Up Production

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OLPC

Chronicle: Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society kicked off its annual conference for college IT officials and Internet-law experts last night with an update on One Laptop Per Child from that project’s indefatigable founder, Nicholas Negroponte.

Nexuiz 2.3 released

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Gaming

linux-gamers: Yesterday Alientrap released a new version of the 3d deathmatch game Nexuiz. This new milestone features an improved engine, new maps and reworked texturing effects. It offers an improved single player campaign and comes up with more human like bots.

Multitasking in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Extreme Tech: Twenty years ago, computers did one thing at a time. You either used a word processor or used a spreadsheet or printed a document—but not all at once.Today, people rarely use computers for just one thing. Multitasking does not just mean running two programs at once. Fortunately, Ubuntu has many options for addressing these needs.

Linux Game Review: Planet Penguin Racer

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Reviews
Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Of all the great Linux games out there, many will fondly remember Tux Racer, the enigmatic racing game for Linux that featured everyone's favorite mascot, Tux, in a cold and chilly mountain racing game that kept you on the edge of your seat.

The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux

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Software

Phoronix: It's no secret that ATI Technologies has had a rough time in the past delivering display drivers that met the expectations of their customers. In this article we will be exposing what truly consists of the ATI/AMD driver development cycle and ultimately what they are really doing to improve their image in the Linux community.

Customize RPMs with rpmrebuild

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linux.com: Building packages is usually hard work, and best left to distro developers who have the time and patience to work the appropriate magic. However, if you're an admin or user with a need to rebuild existing packages, rpmrebuild takes the pain out of creating new RPMs from installed packages.

Thoughts on TurboLinux Wizpy

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Hardware

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: TurboLinux is about to attempt to lure Windows users over to the world of Linux when they begin selling worldwide the Wizpy media player. This is a pocket-sized device that not only plays audio and video files and can pick up FM radio, it also allows users to plug it into their USB power and boot up into Linux.

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