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Story Graesslin Has Compositing Dreams, But is it Yours? srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 2:52am
Story Linux Mint 8 Helena reaches end of life srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 2:51am
Story Natty In The Final Stretch: A Retrospective srlinuxx 05/04/2011 - 2:50am
Story Mozilla Dissolves Messaging Unit srlinuxx 04/04/2011 - 11:13pm
Story Nice Things To Do With Nepomuk – Part One srlinuxx 04/04/2011 - 11:11pm
Story Ubuntu 11.04 beta arrives. Verdict Is? srlinuxx 04/04/2011 - 11:06pm
Story Totem in GNOME 3.0, plans for 3.2 srlinuxx 04/04/2011 - 11:01pm
Story Can Firefox Be Saved? srlinuxx 04/04/2011 - 8:50pm
Story Ubuntu 11.04: i686 vs. i686 PAE vs. x86_64 srlinuxx 04/04/2011 - 8:45pm
Story There's More to Love in Puppy Linux 5.2.5 srlinuxx 04/04/2011 - 8:43pm

TuxGames Game Machines

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Gaming announced the availability of their own Linux gaming rigs: the TuxGames Games Machine's. Preloaded with all available Linux Game Publishing(LGP) titles, Fedora Core 6, and your choice of hardware. holiday gift guide

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The holiday season is approaching rapidly, and if you're like us, you probably still have some holiday shopping left to do. In the spirit of crass consumerism, we've compiled a list of gifts you may want to add to your wishlist, or for the other geeks in your life.

Penguins helping items fly off shelves

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Penguins must be flying high. People are flocking to see them on the big screen, they star in ads all over the little screen and they're splashed across advertising circulars and packaging for a scad of products.

Redmond vs. Red Hat: Divide and conquer

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As we close out the year, it is instructive to ponder last month's pro-Linux announcement by Microsoft. It tells us a lot about how the company's thinking is evolving with respect to competition. And, more importantly, what that might mean to customers in the coming year.

Adding to the balance of the universe - Ubuntu Satanic Edition is released.

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“Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea,
for the Devil sends the beast with wrath
because he knows the time is short…

Let him who hath understanding reckon the distro of the beast,
for it is a Linux distro,
its distro is Ubuntu Satanic Edition.”

Open source is where the action is in 2007

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The pace of change in the open source software business is likely to accelerate in 2007 as developers climb up the software stack from the operating system and databases to applications.

God's Laundry Day

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The discussion that broke out on the Linux kernel mailing list this week was just like a squall: a quiet technical discussion that suddenly grew into a deep conversation about the nature of the Linux kernel itself. Would the finest example of GPL software continue to allow proprietary software to be encoded within? The initial answer seemed to be yes. Eventually, Linus Torvalds weighed in on the matter and in his blunt statements made everyone stop and think.

Education 2.0: The next evolution of school software has arrived

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Aiming to customize their solutions to meet the individual needs of teachers and students, a growing number of school systems are ushering in a new breed of school software that relies on open technologies. FSF launches campaign against Microsoft Vista

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The website's name tells it all., a website run by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is devoted to the mission of exposing the harms inflicted on computer users by the Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system and promoting free software alternatives that respect users' security and privacy rights.

But: Software Freedom Law Center comes to Microsoft's aid

Linux/Open Source Making Market Splash

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Linux/Open Source applications are gaining traction in virtually every vertical market and continent because of low costs to deploy, robust security, high flexibility and scalability, and a plethora of quality system and application software that is actively developed and supported by a worldwide community of Open Source developers.

And the battle rages on

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I just finished reading Chris Dawson's article. His statement goes to the core of the problem with this debate — and the misunderstanding that surrounds the debate. Linux was invented to offer an alternative to UNIX — not Windows.

Pre-build MythTV Linux PVR eats Windows MCE for breakfast

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With its little side-flaps extended I can’t help but see this pre-built MythTV PVR as some sort of Transformer, but sadly though its capabilities are broad I don’t think they extend to being a robot in disguise. Still, you could have some pretty good times.

RPM to be revitalized - courtesy of Fedora Project

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The hot news right out of the oven is that RPM - the famous package manager that is the base of all Red Hat based Linux distribution packages is going to get a shot in the arm.

Search Next or Backwards and Goto Line Tips for VIM

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To search in vim is very simple, even a noob vim user know that,


To search for next?

openSUSE 10.2 Changelog & Version Highlights

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There are many informative and complete reviews of openSUSE 10.2 already published, some with nice screenshots, so I don't see the point in writing yet another. However, for those interested, I have compiled a small report (for lack of a better word) on some of the notable contents of the Changelog and some package version highlights.

openSuSE 10.2: Free from Novell

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Between the deal Novell just made with Microsoft and the countless statements and counter-statements by lawyers and armchair analysts, it's easy to forget that Novell does make a free Linux desktop product. The latest iteration of this is openSuSE 10.2.

X Window System Concepts in Linux

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When using X, a user is running a graphical application, say an xterm. The xterm is the client; it communicates with an X server, which does the job of displaying it.

Add a User on Ubuntu Server

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Ubuntu Server is like any Linux variety, and has full multi-user capabilities, and a common task on any server is adding users. The useradd command will let you add a new user easily from the command line:

Hitting the Trifecta: Java database development with Apache Derby, Part 1

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Climb aboard! This article begins your journey of writing Java applications that work with the Apache Derby database. Learn how to connect to an embedded Derby database by using a Derby embedded Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver. Plus find out about database metadata and how to properly handle SQL errors and warnings in your Java application that may be generated by Derby.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more