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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 398 srlinuxx 28/03/2011 - 3:15pm
Story Zenwalk Linux 7.0 srlinuxx 28/03/2011 - 3:13pm
Story Linux Foundation announces the Linux.com Linux Gurus for 2011 srlinuxx 28/03/2011 - 3:10pm
Story Yahoo Plans to Open Source Code for Non-core Technologies srlinuxx 28/03/2011 - 3:09pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 28/03/2011 - 3:58am
Story Announcing Foresight Linux 2.5.0 srlinuxx 28/03/2011 - 3:51am
Story ReactOS 0.3.13 Brings Lots Of Improvements srlinuxx 28/03/2011 - 3:48am
Story Free Software needs Free Speech! srlinuxx 28/03/2011 - 3:47am
Story Bodhi Linux 1.0 review srlinuxx 27/03/2011 - 10:58pm
Story KDE’s Dolphin tips and tricks srlinuxx 27/03/2011 - 10:55pm

Review - Ubuntu 6.10 the Edgy Eft

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Reviews
Ubuntu

It's been nearly a year since I took a look an Ubuntu Linux - and I have to say they are on track with a great distribution of Linux. In the past we've looked for software to uproot Windows, and replace aging systems with something more modern. Now with Microsoft Windows Vista to be launched next month to the public - we take a look at, in my mind, the most viable desktop workstation to move to available.

Tip of the Trade: BeleniX

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OS

Say you've read all the nice things about OpenSolaris and decided, well, hey, it's time to install and test this open source, free genuine Unix with all these advanced features everyone is raving about. So you dig up a test box, download OpenSolaris, and install it. Or try to... But fear not, the ace Unix geeks at the India Engineering Center of Sun Microsystems in Bangalore, India have created BeleniX.

Winzig: A portable PIM that understands usability

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Software

Winzig is a free, low-resource personal information manager (PIM) written in Python. It fits address book, calendar, to-do list, note-taking, and more into one small, fixed-sized window -- perfect for embedded devices, and if you care about your screen real estate, good for desktop systems as well.

Novell Swings to 4Q Profit From Loss

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SUSE

Novell Inc., which provides computer networking and Linux operating systems, on Tuesday said it expects to swing to a profit in the fiscal fourth quarter, helped by lower costs. However, sales missed estimates and the company forecast 2007 revenue below Wall Street's consensus, sending shares lower aftermarket.

$150 Laptops to Get Rival in Brazil

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OLPC

Intel Corp. said Tuesday its diminutive low-cost laptop will be evaluated in Brazil next year alongside a cheaper alternative from a nonprofit group seeking to bring computers to poor children worldwide.

Politics versus Pragmatism

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SUSE

I consider myself a pretty easy going guy, but my recent adventures in Linux would lead me to pull my hair out... It all started Sunday afternoon, when I decided that I would upgrade my laptop from Dapper Drake to Edgy Eft.

Build an Ajax app using Googel Web Toolkit, Apache Derby, and Eclipse

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News

Google Web Toolkit makes building a rich Ajax browser client interface even easier than building traditional Java GUI interfaces. Learn the basics of GWT in this first article in a series, including how GWT lets you create an Asynchronous JavaScript + XML (Ajax) application and still write your code in the Java language. Discover how to create and run a small sample GWT application -- a hot new Web 2.0 business called Slicr, which sells pizza online.

Installing Puppy Linux to your Hard Drive

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Linux

My love affair with Puppy is becoming quite torrid! I’ve recently installed it on an older IBM T21 which was running like a dog (nyuck, nyuck) with Ubuntu on it. Puppy is like a breath of fresh air - fast, smooth and easy to use. It’s turned this old laptop into a machine I can really use at work. Here’s a step by step covering how to install and update Puppy to a hard drive.

Musings on Vista

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Microsoft

In all the hoopla over the release of Vista, I'm struck by one thing: how little there is in it for the typical user. In the end all that an end user would find worthy of remark is eye candy: the Aero interface.

Sun exec rallies behind GPLv3

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OSS

Sun's chief open-source officer has backed the third version of the GPL. Using his company's blog, Simon Phipps said that existing work towards GPLv3 had been "extraordinary and effective" and he said he is "frankly amazed by the criticisms".

Reading Lines from Files in Linux

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HowTos

cat - The cat command is so called because (in the words of its man page) it “concatenates files and prints them to standard output.” So the command:

Green Party slams Microsoft OLPC involvement

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OLPC
Microsoft

The UK's Green Party has accused Microsoft of "unacceptable bribery" in trying to run Windows on the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.

"Open source tools are a way to let the global south develop their own knowledge economies," Siân Berry, principal speaker for the Green Party, told vnunet.com in an email.

War for Linux Is Lost - Almost

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Linux

Now the Linux-based operating systems are rising. Linux is being run on numerous systems from Internet servers to employees' and home users' desktops. More and more companies (or even administrative bodies) are moving to Linux. The Linux advocates are trying to make us think this process shows the success of Linux and respectively UNIXes victory over Windows and fellows. Is it really so?

Firewall your applications with AppArmor

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Software

Traditional methods of securing a computer have revolved around controlling access to critical services. So, if you need to secure network applications, you need to police network traffic. But security vendors are realizing that securing a computer, in effect, boils down to protecting the applications instead. Novell's AppArmor is designed with just this is mind.

Linux is Evolution

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Linux

In my past life (ok, about 34 years ago) I was a Systems Programmer. This was back in the time of card punches and multi-million dollar mainframe computers. While I was still working at Hanford I bought a $400 microcomputer kit. It was made by SouthWest Technical Products and sported a 2MHz 6800 processor and 4KB of ram. My point is that computers are young. Jumping over to the Linux track, we can only see a bit less than 15 years of history.

Will Kanotix jump the Bandwagon?

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Ubuntu

Over the last week, one of the most respected and well thought Debian based distributions "imploded" (See Tuxmachines Article). What makes this even more sad is the fantastic impact Kanotix has on new Linux desktop users. What really concerns me is the fact that Kanotix is considering switching to Ubuntu for a base. Why would this concern me? Do I have it out for Ubuntu? Allow me to explain...

Exaile - Amarok kinda player for GNOME

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Software

Exaile is a media player aiming to be similar to KDE’s AmaroK, but for GTK+. That is what I don’t like. I like the UI of Amarok. It’s much more cooler and modern. UIs based on GNOME generally sucks. Though Exaile is a good alternative compared to Rythmbox and other music players, it’s UI is still not as cool as Amarok.

Child's play: Sneaking a peek at the OLPC OS

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Linux
OLPC

The first One Laptop Per Child hardware devices are still months from deployment, but you can sneak a peek at their Sugar desktop environment and bundled applications by running an OS image under an emulator. It's a great way to finally get some hands-on time with this long-anticipated project, even though it's not perfect.

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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