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Story Since When Was Ubuntu A Community Distro? srlinuxx 03/06/2013 - 6:41pm
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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/06/2013 - 4:03pm
Story SolydK Linux review - Very solid srlinuxx 01/06/2013 - 9:02pm
Story The First Experience Of Intel Haswell On Linux srlinuxx 01/06/2013 - 9:01pm
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Story One Week With GNOME Classic: Day Three srlinuxx 01/06/2013 - 2:55am
Story gaming roundups & stuff srlinuxx 01/06/2013 - 2:52am

Of or Relating to Struggle Within a Nation, Organization, or Group

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Linux

Linux Today: Today's new word, boys and girls. is internecine. Internecine! As in the internecine warfare the community is undergoing right now because--horror of horrors--people in the community don't always agree how Linux should be built or used!

Kernel hacker writes Linux book

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Linux

linuxdevices: Long-time kernel hacker Robert Love has authored a technical book on low-level system programming with Linux. Published by O'Reilly, Linux System Programming aims to provide a Linux-only version of the many available Unix system programming references.

Unfortunate experiences on ugly little laptop

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OS

kmandla.wordpress.com: I have some more unfortunate experiences to report for my ugly little laptop. I’m willing to call it lack of experience, but Gentoo has staged (no pun intended) a mini-revolt on this machine. ReactOS, PCLinuxOS, and Windows 95...

Firefox 3.0 alpha blocks malware, secures plug-in updates

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Moz/FF

computerworld: Mozilla updated the preview of Firefox 3.0 to alpha 8 Thursday, unveiling for the first time to users several security features it's talked up for months.

Screen VT100/ANSI Terminal Emulator Cheat Sheet

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HowTos

catonmat.net: You might be pretty productive on a terminal emulator which can have multiple terminals open in a single window but what if you are connected to a distant server with a telnet/ssh client such as Putty? Would you run multiple Putty sessions to do what you have desired? What if your connection breaks loose? Would you reconnect and start all over again? Definitely not! One of the solutions is to use an advanced terminal emulator such as screen.

Largo still loves Linux

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Linux

linux.com: Largo system administrator Dave Richards and his coworkers are excited about bringing the 3-D Compiz-Fusion desktop to Largo. They currently have about 30 users testing it, and other city employees who have seen the demo desktops are begging to have it available on their accounts, too, so a citywide rollout is only a matter of time.

USB Gentoo 2007.0 install

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Gentoo
HowTos

pendrivelinux.com: In the following USB Gentoo tutorial will cover how to install, boot and run Gentoo 2007.0 from a USB device using Windows. Gentoo is a popular Linux version named after the Gentoo Penguin.

'Open Minds' want Linux and open source in American schools

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OSS

linux-watch: Many other countries are turning to Linux and open-source for their school-house computer needs, and now there's a conference for those who want to bring it to schools in the U.S.

Apples or oranges? What is JeOS?

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Ubuntu

Enterprise Linux Log: JeOS (pronounced “juice”) is a concept first described in writing by Srinivas Krishnamurti of VMware in this blog entry. With the pronouncement this week by Canonical that the Ubuntu distribution of Linux is now a JeOS product.

OpenOffice.Org 3.0 feature list

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OOo

/home/liquidat: OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2007) is taking place this week. Among the first information available is a talk about the future of OOorg. The conference is held in Barcelona until Friday. The first talks were today, and first files are available.

Is Open Source the Best Way to Unlock the Value of IT?

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OSS

eWeek: Open source is truly the best way to unlock the value of information technology, Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative, said at the annual Gartner Open Source Summit here Sept. 20.

Growing Linux Desktop market share

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Linux

gh-linux.blogspot: Now, I think a few of the "7 reasons" are bogus and irrelevent but a few are close to correct. And, the premise that this is not the Year of the Linux Desktop, and that next year is probably not the Year of the Linux Desktop is valid.

Got more than a gig of RAM and 32-bit Linux? Here's how to use it

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Linux

linux.com: Nowadays, many machines are running with 2-4 gigabytes of RAM, and their owners are discovering a problem: When they run 32-bit GNU/Linux distributions, their extra RAM is not being used. Fortunately, correcting the problem is only a matter of installing or building a kernel with a few specific parameters enabled or disabled.

Linux and its identity crisis

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Linux

c|net blogs: If you've been following the current rift in the Linux community between Linus Torvalds and his minions squaring off against Con Kolivas and the mainstream Linux fanatics, you probably know that it's getting quite heated.

See the Harvest Moon Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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Sci/Tech

iTWire: A Harvest Moon is a full Moon that appears closest to the autumnal equinox, which occurs in 2007 on September 23 in the northern hemisphere. The name “Harvest Moon” is named so because farmers are able to work later at night “harvesting” their crops due to the reflected light coming off of the full Moon.

The Applets of KDE - Part 2

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KDE

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 2 of our series on the Applets of KDE. So let's continue to look at what's available in KDE.

People of openSUSE: Seth Arnold

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SUSE

opensuse news: Today you can read which answers to the ‘People of openSUSE’ questions the AppArmor developer Seth Arnold provides. Immunix was acquired by Novell just over two years ago, and since then I’ve been working to help improve AppArmor for wider use — we would like AppArmor to be included in the mainline Linux kernel, so that more people could enjoy the benefits of easy mandatory access control.

Mandriva Linux 2008 RC2 released

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MDV

adamw: Mandriva Linux 2008 RC2 ‘Kepler’ was released today. New features since the release of RC1 include the final release of GNOME 2.20, the inclusion of the new 8.41.7 version of ATI’s proprietary driver in the non-free repository to support Radeon HD cards, significant kernel updates that improve support for certain ATA controllers and many audio chipsets, some new features in the urpmi and rpmdrake package management tools.

The state of 64bit Distros

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Others

When will they improve? Its long been the case, the Linux, has offered, a decent round up of 64bit distros, most of the big players offer one, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, Debian (I know its essentially the same thing), Gentoo.. I feel not enough is being done with these 64bit variants, in what is becoming a very big market.

Defending Openness

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OSS

Linux Journal: Things have been going pretty well for open source and open standards recently. First, there was the implosion of the SCO case. Then we had the rejection of Microsoft's request for a fast-track approval of its OOXML rival to ODF. Finally, the European Court of First Instance has refused Microsoft's request for an annulment of the terms imposed by the European Commission. Open source and open standards have made huge strides, but in other areas - open access and open data, for example - the fight is only beginning.

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    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
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