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Sidux Linux 2007.4: Debian Sid++

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Linux

techiemoe: I was made aware of this distribution by a reader of the site. Their official site didn't really tell me a lot about it, so I decided to take the plunge and downloaded 2007.4 "Eros."

What to do before switching from Windows to Linux

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Linux

foogazi.com: There are many of you out there who are looking to make a change from your current Windows operating system to the Linux operating system. Some of you may have doubts, many of you most likely have questions before taking the plunge. I’ll try to point you in the right directions before you switch from Windows to Linux.

Microsoft: Stripped-Down Version of Windows XP for OLPC Due in 2008

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OLPC

wired: New details surfaced Wednesday about Microsoft's plans to get Windows XP running on the OLPC.

Also: No Microsoft Windows XP on OLPC XO

CNR beta: A Review

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Software

jon-reagan.blogspot: CNR has finally entered beta stage, and although I never plan on using Linspire/Freespire, I decided to give CNR a shot.

Also: Ubuntu CNR First Look

Geek gift guide 2007

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Misc

Red Hat Magazine: We’re getting down to serious shopping time for the holidays. Lucky for you, we’ve got ideas for you and the geeks you love. And like last year, we’re giving away loot.

Adobe's PDF now an ISO standard

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Misc

arstechnica: At the end of January 2007, Adobe submitted its Portable Document Format (PDF) to the ISO. Now, as the year winds to a close, Adobe has announced that PDF 1.7 has been approved by the ISO and will become the ISO 32000 standard (DIS).

MEPIS 7.0 rc2: More Final Touches

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren has released rc2 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The 7.0 rc2 master image contains package updates from Debian as well as a bug fix and security update of the kernel to version 2.6.22.14.

Video of Hans Reiser's Kids Moves Jurors at Linux Programmer's Murder Trial

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Reiser

wired: A 21-minute videotape showing Hans Reiser's missing wife playing and cuddling with her children at their son's birthday party captivated jurors at the Linux programmer's murder trial here Wednesday.

Risk gamers use free software to take over the world

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Gaming

linux.com: How are GNU/Linux users preparing for Linus Torvalds' plan of world domination? By playing free software computer games based on the classic world conquest board game Risk. You can perfect your strategy by playing the games XFrisk, TEG, or Ksirk.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 8

  • MIT Kerberos installation on Debian
  • HowTo Disable a User Account in Linux
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) LAMP Server Setup
  • A quick note about installing ut2004-ded in Gentoo
  • Short Tip: Using Timidity to play midi files
  • Eix: enhancing the Gentoo experience
  • Animation Pipelines in Python, and the Linux Kernel: Woot!

My favorite FOSS development fallacy

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OSS

jucato.org/blog: “Project X is duplicating Project Y. X should be dropped so that resources/developers would be focused on Y” (or vice-versa). Let me enumerate my reasons why such a logic is faulty.

Novell postpones financial results amid SEC concerns

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SUSE

Matthew Aslett: Just hours before it was due to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2007, Novell has postponed the announcement pending a review by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC’s concerns, it appears, relate to the company’s previous financial results.

Mandriva 2008.1 to use Pulseaudio

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MDV

adamw's blogs: For those who don’t follow the Cooker list, it’s recently been announced that Mandriva will switch to using PulseAudio as its default sound server for all desktops in the next release.

Fontmatrix: Font management for the desktop finally arrives

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Software

linux.com: The GNU/Linux desktop lacks a font manager for design work. Ideally, such a font manager should support currently used font formats, including TrueType, Type1, and OpenType, and allow sets of fonts to be activated on the fly, so that system memory is not choked with rarely used fonts. Newcomer Fontmatrix has proved itself a contender for the role. In fact, despite some weaknesses in its features, its basic functionality is already dependable.

Compiz Fusion Community News for Decemeber 5, 2007

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Software

This edition is all about what you love best about Compiz Fusion, the countless new features and fixes that get added every week. This week, a couple of interesting patches to Compiz Core by our forum users, new plugins (We all love those) and a few interesting and cool new features from some older plugins.

GNOME Journal new release

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Software

The GNOME Journal has released a new version including an interview with Daniel G. Siegel, a review of Foundations of GTK+ Development, and a report on how Maryland Library Benefits from its Switch to Linux.

MICROSOFT drops support for OOXML

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Microsoft

polishlinux: Multi-trade International Corporation for Research of Office Software Open Format Technologies (MICROSOFT) has announced their surprise decision, that they cease to support OOXML document format (Office Open XML), acknowledging at the same time, that the ANSI-developed & supported TXT format will be a better, universal, solution.

Top 15 Linux Games

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Gaming

anurag.acespace.co.uk/blog: I am passionate gamer, really. During holidays, I do more gaming than anything else. Here is the list of my top 15 games:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 2

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SUSE

opensuse news: The second issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! You can read it in: English, German. In this issue is ATI RadeonHD Driver: First Release, YaST Gets Ported to Qt4, and FOSDEM Main tracks talks and developer rooms.

Review: Linux Mint 4.0

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Linux
Reviews

raiden's realm: Mint has struck again! The developers of this elegant Linux distribution are back with a new version of their elegant Linux distribution for you to enjoy. What makes Linux Mint 4.0 better than the existing 3.0 version we previously reviewed?

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Koozali SME Server 8.2 Reaches End of Life on March 31, Upgrade to Koozali SME 9

Koozali Foundation, through Terry Fage, announced the availability of a final set of updates for the Koozali SME Server 8.2 operating system, which will reach end of life this week. Patching some of the reported bugs, the new packages released today for Koozali SME Server 8.2 are e-smith-ibays-2.2.0-16.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, e-smith-manager-2.2.0-14.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-clamav-2.2.0-15.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-locale-*-2.2.0-56.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, and smeserver-yum-2.2.0-26.el5.sme.noarch.rpm. Read more

Development News

  • GCC for New Contributors
    I’m a relative newcomer to GCC, so I thought it was worth documenting some of the hurdles I ran into when I started working on GCC, to try to make it easier for others to start hacking on GCC. Hence this guide.
  • #1: Easy Package Registration
    Last month, Brian Ripley announced on r-devel that registration of routines would now be tested for by R CMD check in r-devel (which by next month will become R 3.4.0). A NOTE will be issued now, this will presumably turn into a WARNING at some point. Writing R Extensions has an updated introduction) of the topic.
  • Emacs as C IDE and JHBuild
    Although Builder clearly is The Future as GNOME IDE, I still all my coding in Emacs, mostly because I have been using it for such a long time that my brain is to all the shortcuts and workflows. But Emacs can be a good IDE too. The most obvious everyday features that I want from an IDE are good source code navigation and active assistance while editing. In the first category are tasks like jumping to symbol's definition, find all callers of a function and such things. For editing, auto-completion, immediate warnings and error reporting, semantic-aware re-factoring are a must. Specifically for GNOME related development, I need all this to also work with JHBuild.