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Story GNOME Shell 3.2.2 Released srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 3:31am
Story KDE 4.9 to get a New Widgets Explorer srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 3:26am
Story Ubuntu 12.04 Development update srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 1:14am
Story Review: Fuduntu 2012.1 srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 12:33am
Story SOPA Protests: Results And Aftermath srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 12:09am
Story Review: Aptosid (Install and First Impressions) srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 10:54pm
Story Welcome to the world of open source domotics srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 10:48pm
Story Why Android might just kill GNU/Linux. Quickly. srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 10:45pm
Story Do Fewer Spinoffs Signal a Waning in Ubuntu’s Popularity? srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 10:42pm
Story Interview with Milan Kazarka srlinuxx 19/01/2012 - 10:36pm

Encrypt and sign Gmail messages with FireGPG

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Software Gmail may be an excellent Web-based email application, but there is no easy way to use it with privacy tools like GnuPG. The FireGPG extension for Firefox is designed to solve this problem. It integrates nicely into Gmail's interface and allows you to sign and encrypt not only email messages but also text snippets from any Web page.

Xandros Takes Microsoft's Linux Patent Protection

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Linux Xandros and Microsoft today announced they have entered into an agreement that, on the surface, is remarkably similar to the one forged between Microsoft and Novell last year.

Typing Break and WorkRave: Keep RSI at Bay

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Ubuntu Blog: GNOME is very advanced when it comes to providing methods to save your hands. There is the Typing Break in GNOME’s keyboard preferences dialog, but for those of us who are not satisfied with a fly swatter to swat flies, there is workrave.

The new Charting Tool Coming in 2.3

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OOo Training, Tips, and Ideas: For anyone who has grown weary of the current OpenOffice chart tool, or for anyone who has attended my classes and grown alarmed at hearing that charting is as much art as science, there is some relief in sight.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.5 (32-bit)

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This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.5 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

KeyJnote: A nifty engine for your presentations

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Software If you need to create a presentation every now and then, but you find Impress too complicated and bulky, check out KeyJnote, a tool that turns any PDF document or set of graphics files into a professional-quality presentation with impressive transition effects.

Top 5 Linux Misconceptions

OSWeekly: I could hardly believe the words in this blog piece from ZDNET. Surely, I must have missed something along the way? But rather than bad mouthing yet another "hot air" article, I will look at each point to see where our opinions differ.

FNB switches 12 000 desktops to Linux

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tectonic: Following recent reports of a South African bank eyeing out Linux, Novell South Africa today issued a statement in which it said it had reached an agreement with First National Bank of South Africa to standardise the bank's 12 000 desktops in its 680 retail branches on Novell's Linux product.

FSF Says GPLv3 Means Microsoft Patent Protection for All

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ComputerWire: Microsoft's covenant not to sue users of Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise will be extended to all General Public License v3 users as soon as Novell includes GPLv3 code within its Linux distribution, according to the Free Software Foundation.

KDE Commit-Digest for 3rd June 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Start of the Oxygen Meeting in Milan, with a focus on the Oxygen widget style and window decoration. Continued developments in Plasma, with the addition of a second example Plasmoid, for accessing developer commit feeds. More work in Konsole, with the addition of a command-line tool to manage Konsole user profiles.

Ubuntu: A New Competitor in the OS Battle?

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ohmynews: You've probably heard about Linux. Linux is, in few words, an operating system, just like Microsoft's Windows or Apple's Mac OS X. You've also probably heard that Linux is a very complicated operating system, and that only very experienced users can use it. You'll be surprised to know that is not completely true.

Second Plasma screen cast appears, RandR 1.2 lands in KDE

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/home/liquidat: The latest Commit Digest issue comes along with the second Plasma screen cast, this time explaining data engine code. Also, several games moved from review to the main module, and first work at RandR 1.2 support begins for kcontrol.

Ubuntu 7.04 - Feisty Fawn Review

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synergymx: It's been over 6 months now since the Ubuntu team has released the last version of Ubuntu. I have to say I see more progress with this distro in 6 months than I've seen with Red Hat in years! I've been hooked on Ubuntu since version 5 was released, and with each new version the system gets better and better.

Is The Smart State Confused About Open Source?

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LinuxWorld: The Queensland government may pride itself on being the "Smart State", but when it comes to open source software adoption it is still a hit and miss affair, a new study has found.

Ain't Fate A Funny Thing

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freegamer: So here I am lamenting the lack of free (well, open source, but free is good enough) single player FPS games, and up pops this on Freshmeat; Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge.

Linux: making small businesses possible

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Lone Wolves: Here at Lone Wolves we do more than just blog and write open source software. We have a small company as well and we build websites for equally small businesses in the area. It's nothing big, not even full time, but it pays for this website and the servers we need to keep our projects running. It's Linux that made this possible. If we would have been stuck on the Windows platform there is no way we could have done what we do because it would simply have been too expensive.

Fedora 7.0: moving to outpace Sun

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iTWire: With its release of Fedora 7.0 last week, Red Hat has signalled that it is acutely aware of the threat that Sun could pose to its market share in the years ahead.

Also: Fedora 7 unifies Red Hat, outside coders

Essentials 2007

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Thursday Night: Inspired by Mark Pilgrim’s Essentials 2006, here are my essentials. As I was reading the article, I find that Mark and I agree on most of these things so I try to leave out the things that I completely agree with.

Beware of Ubuntu Kernel 2.6.20-16!

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some guy's blog: Anyone using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn should not install the kernel update to 2.6.20-16! It comes as a security update, but it includes some nasty trickery with the ATA/SATA drivers. After I installed it I could not boot anymore, because for some reason the drive names had changed!

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