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Hans Reiser Subject of New Play

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Reiser

Hans Reiser, Linux Programmer currently on trial for murdering his estranged wife, is now the subject of a local theater groups' play on the hazards of the technology field.

More distros = more choice

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Linux

expresscomputeronline.com: For consumers, Linux being free, this was not a big deal and most did not bother about the fragmentation issue. However, when it comes to a paid version for the enterprise segment, CIOs will be worried about the growing number of distros.

Small Goodies: controll your KDE with a Sony Ericsson mobile phone

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KDE

/home/liquidat: At kde-apps.org there is a little KDE package available for Sony Ericsson mobile phones which enable the user to control different (KDE) applications via the mobile phone. It works like a charm and is easy to set up.

Reviving OS/2's best in the Linux desktop

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Software

desktoplinux.com: Get over it. We're never going to see OS/2 open-sourced. But, it just might be possible for Linux desktop users to get one of OS/2's best features: SOM (System Object Model).

The Year of the Open Source Desktop

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Linux

Linux Today: It's that time of year again, when I am forced to use the Windows operating system. Yes, it's tax time again. All my forms are in, and I get to perform my annual rev up of TurboTax. I am wondering if perhaps a common-platform technique that all apps could work with might not be a better idea.

Is Linus Even Speaking for Linux Anymore? Uh... Yes.

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Linux

oreillynet.com/linux/blog: The question then becomes “Do distributions pull the kernels they use from Linus’s tree?” If so, then it follows that they pay attention to Linus’s views on Linux.

krdc: falling in love all over again

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: Today's KDE4 application love session is all about remote access via VNC and RDP via the somewhat cryptically named krdc (which stands for "KDE Remote Desktop Client", in case you're wondering).

Europe tries to make open source its own

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Roberto Galloppini writes from Rome about how everyone there wants to talk about open source, but few want to do much about it.

Five Trends at Southern California Linux Expo

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy is skipping Disneyland this weekend and keeping a close eye on the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), which runs February 8-10 at the Westin Los Angeles. Here are five trends and themes The VAR Guy will be tracking at the event.

Also: Jono Bacon: Women in Open Source

Stable kernels 2.6.23.15 and 2.6.24.1

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Linux

LWN: The 2.6.23.15 and 2.6.24.1 stable kernel updates are out. Both contain quite a lot list of fixes, including a few for security-related problems.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux

  • An Easy Tutorial on IP Tables and Port Knocking
  • Make your own portable Mandriva Flash
  • Building an attractive, usable desktop on a budget laptop
  • Move Background Images Folder in GNOME
  • Set up a virtual FTP server with pam-mysql
  • Root Password Ubuntu
  • Manage documents and bibliographies with Referencer

KDE4 Update: A Turn for the Worse?

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KDE

techknack.blogspot: I recently wrote a post about KDE4 and Plasma, and my first impressions about it. Yesterday, I ran aptitude dist-upgrade to find out that KDE4 had an upgrade available. KDE 4.0.1 is here.

Eliminating the 'Software Tax'

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OSS

sys-con.com: Last year, it was estimated that more than 90 percent of the office productivity suite market was controlled by one vendor, and, historically, because of this dominance, consumers, businesses small and large, and governments have been left with few viable options.

Fie on Photoshop: Krita, the Real Photoshop Killer

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Software

LinuxPlanet: Two weeks ago we learned why Gimp, even though it is a superior cross-platform image-editing application, is not a "Photoshop Killer." I'm not fond of lurid headlines, but if I were to nominate a "Photoshop Killer" I pick Krita.

GoblinX, a Beautiful Brazilian Distro

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: GoblinX is a Slackware-based Linux distribution directed towards desktop users and features a highly customized desktop. Acccording to Distrowatch, the primary goal of GoblinX is to create a more pleasant and functional desktop, standardizing all icons and themes to make it easy for novice users to learn about available applications.

Laptops for kids? Geeks, language developers are interested

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OLPC

indiainteracts.com: India's official response to a project to spread low-cost computers among school students was not too enthusiastic. But that has not stopped techies from seizing the opportunity.

Myah OS 3.0 Beta 1 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Hitting the web this week in addition to Fedora 9 Alpha, OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 2, and Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 was the first beta release for Myah OS. This is a desktop Linux distribution that is assembled via custom build scripts and its own package management solution.

Review: Battle for Wesnoth

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Gaming

Linux Journal: The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures.

Flipping the Linux switch: Envy, no longer a deadly sin

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Have you ever had the joy of installing restricted or proprietary drivers on Debian or Ubuntu? Most of the time, it really does work like a charm. Sometimes though, something doesn't go quite as planned. In our desperation, we tried Envy.

gOS Linux - a very good OS - Overview & short tutorial

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: gOS is an Ubuntu-based distribution aimed at the modern, young Internet users. It offers the ease and friendliness of Ubuntu, the dead sexy looks of Enlightenment 17 windows manager, OSX style, and integration of Google Apps into the desktop. Sounds extremely interesting.

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Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
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    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

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