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Slackware Linux 12.0 - A Review

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Linux

shift-backspace: Slackware Linux 12.0 was formally released on July 1, 2007. I have been looking forward to reviewing Slackware for a few weeks and now that the official release of version 12.0 has occurred, I cannot think of a better time to review it.

Rearranging Sections in Your OpenOffice.org Writer Documents

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HowTos

OOo Tips: Is it possible to set up chapters or sections in an OpenOffice Writer document so that I can jump to them easily, like maybe with tabs or a tree like some PDFs have?

aKademy 2007: Summer of Code

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KDE

dot.kde.org: On Tuesday, the Summer of Code BoF was held at aKademy 2007. I conducted an interview with Emanuele Tamponi about the session and his first experiences of aKademy.

Also: aKademy 2007: KDE e.V. Meeting

Dell to Offer Ubuntu Business & Machines Outside US

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Ubuntu

direct2dell: I wanted to be clear that Dell does have plans to offer Linux to more consumers in additional locations outside the United States. We will also offer Ubuntu to small business customers in the future.

Nokia Skypes its N800 Linux tablet

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Linux

linuxdevices: Nokia has released updated firmware for its Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet. The fourth Tablet OS 2007 release this year -- "4.2007.26-8" -- brings a Skype client, Flash 9 player, and support for 8GB SD memory cards, while Nokia's own VoIP service beta installer has been removed.

As Specialized A Linux Distro As You're Likely to Find

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informationweek blog: You want proof there's a Linux distribution for absolutely every possible application? Here's one for you: Hikarunix, a distro dedicated to Go players and based on the ever-versatile Damn Small Linux (DSL).

Sun finalizes Open Document Format translator

LinuxWorld: Sun has released the final version of its Open Document Format (ODF) plug-in for Microsoft Office, designed to allow the ODF standard to better compete with Microsoft's dominant Office formats.

Synfig experiments with 2-D animation

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Software

linux.com: Synfig Studio is a 2-D animation program that uses vector graphics. Although it has only just released version 0.61.06-1, it is already approaching early maturity, with enough tools and innovations that professionals might seriously consider using it.

Linux: Reducing Power Consumption

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "With all the tickless and other goodies going into the kernel in the last few months, there is a lot of hope that this helps Linux reduce power consumption," Arjan van de Ven began on the lkml, "and the good news is that it does... once you fix some bugs and fix a bunch of userspace applications."

Novell statement on Microsoft’s GPLv3 position

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OSS

Novell Open PR: Shortly after the GPLv3 license was released, Microsoft issued a statement in which they expressed their view that Microsoft is not a party to the GPLv3 and it is therefore not applicable to them. For those customers who will obtain their Linux via a certificate from Microsoft, Novell will provide them with a regular SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription, regardless of the terms of the certificate provided by Microsoft.

An overview of the Nvidia video driver for Linux

Raiden's Realm: The larger Linux distros now allow the user to download and install the Nvidia accelerated driver directly from repositories. While this is convienent, we tend to lose perspective as to the details of the driver package.

How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux

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HowTos

element14: Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using its configuration file.

Interview with FSFE President Georg Greve by Sean Daly

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Interviews

Groklaw: Sean Daly had the opportunity to meet up in Brussles with George Greve, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe, on July 2nd, and naturally he wanted to ask him about GPLv3.

Setting up a dial up connection in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Chxta's World: Ubuntu includes some useful utilities to get your dial-up connection up and running. Here are the ways you can connect to your dialup connection:

Feds snub open source for 'smart' radios

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OSS

ZDNet: Anew federal rule set to take effect Friday could mean that radios built on "open-source elements" may encounter a more sluggish path to market--or, in the worst case scenario, be shut out altogether.

Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu Feisty

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HowTos

theopensourcerer: Here’s how I installed the latest Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu Feisty. A member of the Compiz Fusion team has set up a repository for Ubuntu. But to simplify it here are the steps for Ubuntu Feisty i386.

A frontier spirit

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Ubuntu

iafrica.com: He’s probably best known for space travel. The scale of Mark Shuttleworth’s ambition is, therefore, like space itself — constantly expanding in infinite measure. But for the sake of more earthly conversation, we can take his latest measure of progress — Ubuntu.

Help choose the 2007 SourceForge.net Community Choice Award winners

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linux.com: Now that the SourceForge.net community has selected the nominees, you can vote for the projects you think represent "the cream of the crop on SourceForge.net."

Linux robots descend on Atlanta

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Linux

LinuxDevices: Linux-powered robots are flocking to Atlanta this week to compete in the Robocup scientific competition. The eleventh annual event has attracted at least two Linux-based designs aiming to replace Sony's Aibo as the de facto hardware platform for standard Robocup league play.

A Review of openSUSE 10.2

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Reviews
SUSE

Just Another Tech Blog: In this review, I'll take a look at the latest openSUSE release, 10.2, and see how it stacks up to its previous versions and other distros.

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  • Canonical Sues Cloud Provider, Mint Beta, Devuan Tour
    Ubuntu parent-company, Canonical, today posted that they've been in a dispute with "a European cloud provider" over their use of their own homespun version of Ubuntu on their cloud servers. Their implementation disables even the most basic of security features and Canonical is worried something bad could happen and it'd reflect badly back on them. The post read, "The home-grown images of this provider disable fundamental security mechanisms and modify the system in ways that are unsupportable. They are likely to behave unpredictably on update in weirdly creative and mysterious ways." They said they've spent months trying to get the unnamed provider to use the standard Ubuntu as delivered to other commercial operations to no avail. Canonical feels they have no choice but to "take legal steps to remove these images." They're sure Red Hat and Microsoft wouldn't be treated like this.
  • Taking a stand against unofficial Ubuntu images
    Ubuntu is amazing on the cloud because we work with cloud providers to ensure crisp, consistent and secure images which you can auto-update safely. On every major cloud—AWS, Azure, Google, Rackspace, SoftLayer and many more—you can be confident that ‘Ubuntu’ is Ubuntu, with the same commitment to quality that you can expect when you install it yourself, and we can guarantee that to you because we require that clouds offer only certified Ubuntu images.
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    Mark Shuttleworth has written a new blog post where he's outlining a dispute Canonical is having with a European cloud provider over a breach of contract and "publishing insecure, broken images of Ubuntu" for its cloud customers. With these Ubuntu Cloud unofficial images reportedly being buggy, users are complaining to Canonical/Ubuntu, assuming it's an upstream issue. Having enough of that, they are now preparing for legal steps to remove the unofficial Ubuntu images from the particular cloud provider.
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