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Story Linux vs. UNIX srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 6:05pm
Story Linux spotted running on an iPad srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 6:03pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 420 srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 5:09pm
Story Mandriva Linux 2011.0 Released srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 5:07pm
Story On Slashdot's Lost Taco and Apple's Big Turnover srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 5:00pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 4:59am
Story few howtos: srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 2:27am
Story What’s Wrong With This Picture? srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 2:23am
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 190 is out srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 2:20am
Story 12 Things New in Ubuntu 11.10 srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 2:17am

Perens Lashes Out at Claims GPL 3 Brings Legal Risks

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OSS

Open-source developer and evangelist Bruce Perens has scathingly dismissed claims by a lawyer for the Association for Competitive Technology that the latest draft of Version 3 of the GNU General Public License brings legal risks.

Opera users are most satisfied

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Software

Surfers that use the Opera and Firefox browsers are more satisfied than those who employ the services of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to research.

A survey carried out by NetApplications and SurveyWare found that Mozilla's Firefox is the considered the best browser software available. However, given its small user base, Opera seems to have the most satisfied customers.

Digital World: The rise of Linux (finally)?

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Linux

One day - soon, possibly, maybe - you might find yourself using a form of Linux, even if you're a diehard Windows user. It's the next big thing.

Dyne:Bolic 2.4.2: A live CD multimedia studio

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Linux
Reviews

The Dyne:Bolic distribution is a live CD designed for creating, broadcasting, and publishing all kinds of audio, video, and graphic content. It includes some of the best free and open source tools with which you can compose music, mix video streams, and create 3-D animations.

Solution: Converting flac to mp3

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HowTos

Sometimes you need to convert a load of flac files to mp3's, for example when wanting to listen them on your mp3 player. This solution contains a single line of bash that'll convert all flac files in the current directory to mp3's, keeping the flac files.

Note that you will need flac and lame for this to work. Run the following line in the directory where the flac files are:

Inkscape 0.45 - Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

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Software

The graphics software Inkscape is an advanced tool for creating professional looking graphics. It uses the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format and supports paths, shapes, text, markers, gradients, grouping and more. Vector graphics uses sophisticated methods for defining images.

Office Software, the Freeware Alternative part 2

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OOo

If you are in the market for a word processor or a suite of office programs then the obvious choice is Microsoft Word, or Office but there are alternatives.

Desktop Data Manager(DDM) for Ubuntu Desktop

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HowTos

Desktop Data Manager is a Clipboard Manager for GNOME similar to Klipper for KDE. With DDM it is possible to display different types of content like text or images.Additional DDM includes a screenshot taking application which is able to take screenshots from a single window/subwindow, rectangle of the screen or the whole desktop.

Desktop Data Manager Features:

The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Debian 4.0: Not for the Average User

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Linux

Yeah, you have (probably) already heard about the new stable release of one of the oldest Linux distributions around, Debian 4.0 (codename "Etch"), a distribution that inspired many of the popular Linux operating systems you (probably) use today, like Ubuntu, Xandros or MEPIS for example. Now, you may wonder what it brings new to the Linux world, right?

Is Oracle Good for the Linux Market?

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Linux

For those of you that haven’t been following along at home, Oracle entered the Linux market - by proxy, at least - back in October.

Rather than create their own unique distribution, or tab an existing volume distribution that lacks enterprise heft (think Ubuntu), they chose to fork (my word, not theirs) Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux.

Life Easier For Linux Makers

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Linux

New products released Monday by the Linux Foundation will likely make life easier for software makers and promote further adoption of open-source software.

Open source software still fighting FUD

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OSS

In spite of its maturity and benefits, however, open source software is still trying to win over Canadian and U.S. IT leaders as a credible alternative to their closed-source cousins.

nfo-Tech Research Group's recent survey of over 1,700 IT professionals tells the tale of a software licensing model and delivery paradigm that is slowly, if somewhat painfully, gaining acceptance.

Remotely view and control another users X11 session

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HowTos

As a system administrator it is often desirable to remotely connect to the users computer to see exactly what they are doing and possibly show them how to click on that funny penguin picture thingamabob so they can play Frozen Bubble. A single one line command in K/Ubuntu linux will connect to a remote computer and enable the display of the desired users X11 session.

Top 10 Firefox extensions to avoid

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Moz/FF

Welcome back, Firefox fans! We've helped you get started on your journey to browser perfection with our list of 20 must-have Firefox extensions. But the ability to tweak your browser is a double-edged sword. There are extensions best avoided, including some of the most popular.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: Some Assembly Required

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Linux
Reviews

Version 5 of Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system hit the streets last month, complete with a truckload of updated open-source components and brand-new support for server virtualization—courtesy of the Xen hypervisor project.

Install Linux in half an hour

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PCLOS

SOME LOOSE change rattling around, so I'm thinking what use it could be put to. Amongst the things I thought of, try an objective Linux install!

Start the timer

Keyboard Replacements Up 35% Thanks To SCO

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Humor

It's not safe to read the news anymore. One minute you're enjoying a nice beverage at your computer, the next moment you're spewing liquid all over your monitor and keyboard after reading the latest ridiculous and hypocritical motion from The SCO Group.

Swiftfox - the perverting of an open source browser

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Moz/FF

Swiftfox is a Firefox-based browser, but there is one big difference between it and Firefox -- you can't share Swiftfox with a friend or place it in a repository of a Linux distribution because the Swiftfox license prohibits repackaging and redistribution.

Canonical wants open-source cooperation

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux backer Canonical has launched a beta version of its Launchpad service, part of an effort to make open-source programming methods a better match for Microsoft.

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