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Story KDE's Future Will be Wayland srlinuxx 20/04/2013 - 11:48pm
Story Toshiba NB520 netbook featuring openSUSE 12.2 srlinuxx 20/04/2013 - 9:42pm
Story It just works: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux Ultrabook review srlinuxx 1 20/04/2013 - 9:05pm
Story Computers Are Not Darwin Machines srlinuxx 20/04/2013 - 6:24pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 20/04/2013 - 8:24am
Story Brutal Legend for Linux appears in Steam srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:45pm
Story Gnome 3.8 Complete Desktop Review srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:41pm
Story 10 Best Ubuntu 13.04 Features srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 9:38pm
Story Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8 srlinuxx 1 19/04/2013 - 7:35pm
Story Forming a software foundation? Think again srlinuxx 19/04/2013 - 6:08pm

Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7

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This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with Yum Extender (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Upcoming Ubuntu release to improve features for educators, general, power users

  • DVDs with DeVeDe
  • Hang On...Why Am I Still Using Windows?
  • Workrave fights repetitive strain injuries
  • Ubuntu - steps to wifi
  • Speaking of Linux…
  • Hubble snaps brilliant image of young star cluster inside NGC 3603
  • Tiny Linux Hits the Streets
  • Can Linux save the UMPC from extinction?
  • Pluggable Schedulers vs. Pluggable Security

Ubuntu, security & freedom. Can they still live together?

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Ubuntu

aspir8or.com: There is a long and somewhat heated argument taking place in the Ubuntu forums over a post by Ian Jackson in the Ubuntu Developers mail list. The post advocates a change in the Ubuntu security policy by making it more difficult for new users to install untrusted 3rd party software.

The Little Engine That Could

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Linux

Marcel Gagné: Former Freespire Leadership Board member Chris Medico assembled a team, of which I was honored to be asked to be a part of, which he lovingly calls Freedom Force. Within weeks, this new project, based on Kubuntu, had an Alpha. The project is called KlikIt Linux.

New Awn Main Menu Applet

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thelinuxmovement.blogspot: How has a main menu applet which was pretty cool. But now tehkain from the awn forums has created another main menu applet which works a little bit differently. Personally I find this approach better for me.

The Next Leap for Linux

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NYTimes: Dell is testing the waters with a Linux-equipped notebook computer, in a challenge to Microsoft and Apple. But why would anyone want to use Linux, an open-source operating system, to run a PC? “For a lot of people,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, “Linux is a political idea — an idea of freedom."

Linux unloved

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itbusiness.ca: But by the late '90s, it felt as if I was doing the colour commentary for a horse race whose leader was out in front by 10 furlongs. Still, while it was clear to many that Microsoft was going to dominate the desktop, that didn't stop some in IT from looking for alternatives. Then a dark horse emerged.

Is PCLinuxOS challenging Ubuntu?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

lexlocilinux.blogspot: On my recent poll, you can see that PCLOS was barely edged out in popularity be Ubuntu / Kubuntu. Currently, PCLOS is beating Ubuntu on Distrowatch.

Some Howtos

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HowTos
  • All your apt cache belongs to us!

  • Setting time the right way, the Linux way
  • Different Ways of Taking Screenshots in Nokia N800
  • How to Trigger Xchat from Firefox
  • Saving Bandwidth With Apt-Cacher : Revisited
  • Restart Apache Server without affecting existing connections

OpenOffice.org community conflict leads to fragmentation

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OOo

artechnica: In a blog entry posted yesterday, developer Kohei Yoshida expresses his frustration with Sun's excessively bureaucratic specification process and unwillingness to compromise and communicate with members of the community.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Preview (Release is Tomorrow)

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SUSE

cybernet: For the longest time I was always a huge fan of OpenSUSE. Up until about a year ago that was all I used on the Linux side of things, but Ubuntu’s quickly rising popularity caused me to start using that more. Tomorrow, however, will mark the release of OpenSUSE 10.3, and I flipped through a lot of documentation today to see what it was going to include.

Mythbuntu: Mythbuntu 7.10 Public Beta

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swik.net: The Mythbuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta of Mythbuntu-7.10. Together with this release, we're opening the gates of our very own Mythbuntu forums. We've fixed a lot of bugs since Alpha 4 and also introduced some new features.

Performance of radeon free driver

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tsdgeos.blogspot: The other day, i updated to KUbuntu gutsy and saw it ships a free graphics driver for my Ati X300 card (r300 based). I switched to it from the non-free driver but i have went back. Why?

Open Source Funds Dried Up?

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OSS

internetnews.com: The flow of money for open source and Linux-related vendors slowed up a bit in the third quarter compared to last year's figures, according to The 451 Group analyst Matthew Aslett. But the news isn't all bad.

Microsoft opening up .Net Framework libraries

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OSS

computerworld: Opening up to developers, Microsoft is releasing its .Net Framework libraries under the Microsoft Reference License, which allows viewing of source code but not modification or redistribution, the company said on Wednesday.

Also: Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

What Fedora needs is some direction - and online upgrades

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silfreed.net: Since Fedora is a distribution for developers by developers in order to test out new technology, the main tree ends up being a hodge-podge of whatever each individual maintainer feels like working on. If Fedora had a better sense of what it should be doing it would polarize developers along the same path rather than everyone working for their own goals.

Read webmail from any email client with FreePOPs

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linux.com: You can send and receive messages from most Web-based email services with your favourite email client by using FreePOPs, a webmail access daemon.

Will open source become as bloated and decrepit as proprietary software?

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matt asay: Jesse Robbins over on the O'Reilly Radar offers up a sobering reminder to those of us who feel that we are disrupting the software industry for the better: we may well end up becoming that which we disrupt.

Also: Trust in open source software soars
And: Open source tells content owners adapt or die

Cult of the Mad Penguin

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Linux

Linux Journal: Last Wednesday, I went to a pub with some people from work. I wore a t-shirt I picked up at Linux World Boston in 2003. As my co-workers left one by one, I moved to the bar to strike up a conversation with the bartender. "Hi!", the guy said. "I see you're wearing a Linux shirt."

Ubuntu wins 2007 Linux and Enterprise Open Source Readers' Choice Awards

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OSS

sys-con.com: SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program, widely considered to be the most prestigious award program in the software industry, is a community-driven process in which the products participating in the program are nominated by the industry's vendors, customers, and users, as well as by the readers of SYS-CON Media's industry-leading i-technology publications.

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