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Story World's 'simplest' Linux laptop reaches the UK srlinuxx 22/05/2012 - 6:13pm
Story Mandriva has become a joke srlinuxx 3 22/05/2012 - 1:39pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 12.04 falko 22/05/2012 - 11:00am
Blog entry Nginx vs Apache with APC and Varnish ggarron 20/05/2012 - 12:24pm
Story SolusOS 1 Eveline Review srlinuxx 19/05/2012 - 9:35pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 19/05/2012 - 5:33pm
Story Will Linux Ever Experience The Year Of The Desktop? srlinuxx 1 18/05/2012 - 9:17pm
Story Fedora 17 won't be released until 29 May srlinuxx 18/05/2012 - 9:17pm
Story Test driving Fuduntu srlinuxx 18/05/2012 - 9:14pm
Story What's next after GPL and Apache? srlinuxx 18/05/2012 - 6:49pm

GPLv3 arrives, but nobody seems to care

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linux-watch: I've been following the evolution of this latest version of the seminal open-source license since it was a twinkle in Richard M. Stallman's eye. I have no no doubt that a lot of hard work by some incredibly bright people has gone into making this the best possible software license.

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Fedora Board elections -- voting open

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Linux

LWN: Voting is open for the Fedora Board elections in which 3 of the 9 seats will be chosen. The candidates are Christopher Aillon, Dennis Gilmore, Bob Jensen, Brian Pepple, Jef Spaleta and Rahul Sundaram.

Google Desktop Search vs Tracker

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Software

sheehantu: After reading Mohammad’s blog post about Google Desktop, I thought I’d take it for a spin since I’m a GDS fan when I’m on XP. Though I’ve only been using it for two days, I soon realized that I am going back to Tracker. Here’s why:

Batch Resize Images in Linux Using Imagemagick

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HowTos

element14: Suppose you need to do a batch operation on a large set of pictures? Although Gimp is an extremely powerful tool for image editing and processing, it is still very time consuming to do a series of tasks on a large list of images in GIMP without wasting a lot of time.

GPLv3 license marks GNU's decline

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OSS

The Jem Report: The GNU General Public License version 3 is unleashed to the world today, ready and willing to conquer perceived problems with the legal system in the U.S. and other countries. The FSF tells us that the new restrictions in the GPLv3, on patents, patent licensing, and hardware capabilities, are there to make us more free.

Review: Xandros Linux 4.0 Professional

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Linux
Reviews

Raiden's Realm: Xandros is a distribution of Linux descended from Debian and built on the Debian framework. Unlike Debian though, Xandros is built more with a profiteering mindset, a philosophy that has slowly alienated it from the Linux community, more so lately after their announced affiliation with Microsoft.

Making wireless work in Ubuntu

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HowTos

kaki5: If network manager does not solve the problem, the first step should be to see which driver your wireless card needs. Do a search for your card on Google and in the Ubuntu Forums to find out which driver you need. Many of the drivers are already included in Ubuntu, but some newer drivers may not be present.

Free Software Foundation releases GPL 3

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OSS

After 18 months of revision, the Free Software Foundation has released version 3 of the General Public License (GPL).

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When HASN'T Linux been at war?

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Linux

Penguin Pete: Let's make one thing perfectly clear: Microsoft wants Linux dead. Four words that tell you all you need to know about how Microsoft and Linux relate. Microsoft wants Linux dead. Write it down.

Ubuntu System Monitoring Tools

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Software

InformIT: To keep your system in optimum shape, you need to be able to monitor it closely. Ubuntu provides a wealth of utilities designed to give you as little or as much feedback as you want. In this sample chapter, Paul and Andrew Hudson look at some of the basic monitoring tools and cover some tactics designed to keep your system up longer.

Schwartz mum on GPLv3, reveals licensing fantasy

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OSS

linuxworld: SAN FRANCISCO – Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz showed up Thursday evening at the Burton Group Catalyst Conference and declared he would not answer questions about the GNU general public license version 3, but he did disclose his lifelong fantasy concerning open source licensing.

India's Kerala state goes open source

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OSS

ZDNet: According to a statement, the Kerala government has identified free and open-source software (FOSS) as a major strategic component in its efforts to build an inclusive information society.

Jim Lacey, CEO, Linux Professional Institute

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Interviews

internetnews.com: How does an enterprise ensure that its staff has the skills necessary for Linux? One answer is skills certification. That's where the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) comes in. LPI, founded in 1999, is a non-profit entity that runs a core Linux certification program called the LPIC (Linux Professional Institute Certification), which is offered around the globe.

The distro jungle

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Linux

developerworks: People who are new to Linux® are often confused by the large number of distributions to choose from. The good news is that you can safely ignore most of them. This article helps you choose a distribution for getting started with your Linux exploration—and helps you understand just what it is you've just chosen.

SuSE finally patches OpenOffice.org flaw

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SUSE

vnunet: Linux firm SuSE has fixed a flaw in the OpenOffice.org suite of programs more than two weeks after it was discovered.

Supergamer VL Developmental Release Available

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Linux
Gaming

A test of Supergamer VL liveDVD has been released and is ready for downloading. This release features Linux 2.6.18.5, Xorg 6.9, and support for ATI and NVIDIA graphic cards.

Free Software's Anti-Steve

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OSS

Forbes: We now know what happens when big hairy software coders work with big hairy lawyers. The result, understandably, is anything but slick. Meet GPLv3, the free software movement's latest legal tool to keep their code from being fenced in. At least its author, Richard Stallman, has pluck.

Entering A Safe Mirror When Logging In With Unionfs And Chroot

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HowTos

When reading a hint on the website of LinuxFromScratch I discovered the special capabilities of unionfs, specially in combination with chroot. Later I read a HowTo on a wikiwebsite of Gentoo, about entering a chrooted home directory when using a special script as shell. Combining these two brings me to using a chrooted environment, which you enter when logging in as a special user. This environment is an exact copy (mirror) of the system you are working on.

Experiences with the Oxygen Style

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KDE

apaku: I do like the working aspects of it, that is the tabbars, the hover-effect on the menubar. The Scrollbars look good, so it is on the right track IMHO. Still I’m a bit worried about its quality on older or not 100% supported hardware, so here’s what I’ve got when trying the oxygen style.

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today's leftovers

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  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
    SparkyLinux is (yet another) Debian based Linux distribution. The SparkyLinux 4.5 update codenamed "Tyche' was released on December 3, providing users with multiple desktop choice other than GNOME. SparkLinux 4.5 ships with KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
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Leftovers: Software

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    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
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  • GNOME loves to cook
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