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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 459 srlinuxx 04/06/2012 - 7:37pm
Story Significant improvements coming in Linux 3.5 srlinuxx 04/06/2012 - 7:35pm
Story Why I Dislike Ubuntu - Reason #37 srlinuxx 04/06/2012 - 7:32pm
Story Limbo On Linux Incites Humble Bundle Petition srlinuxx 04/06/2012 - 7:30pm
Blog entry Technology During the reign of HRH Queen Elizabeth II fieldyweb 04/06/2012 - 10:20am
Blog entry Mageia 2 review finid 04/06/2012 - 3:49am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/06/2012 - 6:37am
Story Desktop Environments RAM use srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 11:04pm
Story Complaining about GNOME is a new national sport srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 11:01pm
Story Hands On With The System76 ‘Lemur Ultra’ Ubuntu Laptop srlinuxx 02/06/2012 - 10:58pm

Nokia Skypes its N800 Linux tablet

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

2008: Year of the Linux Desktop

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MaximumPC: When Evans Data released its survey on Tuesday showing a sharp shift toward Linux (and away from Windows) among developers in North America, the Linux world went wild. Wistful pengiun heads heralded the coming Open Source Age.

NTFS-3G Install and Usage Guide

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Raiden's Realm: This tutorial will teach you how to install and use NTFS-3G on your PC. Make Sure To Read All Of This Post Before Doing Anything, If You Don't Understand It ALL, Do Not Continue

MS: Dancing as fast as it can to try to get away from GPLv3

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Microsoft

Groklaw: Want to laugh? Microsoft Says It Is Not Bound by GPLv3" -- they think they can so declare, like an emperor, and it becomes fiat. It's not so easy. I gather Microsoft's lawyers have begun to discern the GPL pickle they are in.

KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 features new shell

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KDE

DesktopLinux: The KDE development team, gathered at the aKademy event in Glasgow, Scotland on July 4 announced the immediate availability of the second alpha release of the K Desktop Environment v. 4.0. The eight-day-long aKademy continues through July 7 at the University of Strathclyde.

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