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Story Lubuntu 10.04 Review srlinuxx 21/07/2010 - 3:46pm
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Story China and the Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop srlinuxx 21/07/2010 - 3:12pm
Story Web Browser Grand Prix 2: Running The Linux Circuit srlinuxx 21/07/2010 - 12:21pm
Story PC Linux OS : Radically Simple srlinuxx 21/07/2010 - 12:19pm
Story Why I'm jolly impressed with Jolicloud 1.0 srlinuxx 21/07/2010 - 12:16pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 21/07/2010 - 11:30am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/07/2010 - 11:16am
Story Dell at it again: Windows vs. Ubuntu Linux srlinuxx 3 21/07/2010 - 3:52am
Story Spotify Comes to Linux - Well, Some Linux srlinuxx 20/07/2010 - 10:59pm

Will Red Hat Lose Powerful Friends with JBoss Buy?

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Linux

Analysts weigh in on whether Oracle and IBM will now turn their backs on Red Hat, and what that might mean for HP, Novell and the open-source community.

UNIX to Linux transition

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Linux

The numbers of SMB manufacturers turning from UNIX to open source operating systems seems to be increasing. One thing driving this is the increasing availability of ERP application suites ported to Linux.

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Mepuntu: Mepis 6.0 Alpha 1

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Linux
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Yesterday Mepis announced the alpha1 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. This is the first release publically available for Mepis after integrating some Ubuntu components into their system. As with many alphas, there wasn't enough changed from the last stable release to cause massive instability. There were just a few changes and new goodies in store for the user in this release. Tuxmachines downloaded and installed it last night. What did we find?

My desktop OS: Damn Small Linux plus pendrive equals portable paradise

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Linux

I'm a student who does freelance PHP coding and pixel art. I've always wanted a dedicated computer for my work, but that would take a considerable investment on a student's income. I found the perfect solution in the pairing of an older Compaq Deskpro and Damn Small Linux (DSL).

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I recently acquired a 256MB USB pendrive that I use for storing personal documents and work-related stuff. As a Linux fan who wanted to make the most of his new toy, I went looking for the simplest, smallest distro I could find that could boot from a pendrive. I found Debian-based Damn Small Linux, whose long list of bundled applications fits into a meager 50MB. The more I use it, the more I like it.

Novell still running Windows

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SUSE

Novell may be passionately evangelising Linux and Open Office on the desktop but more than half of its own employees can still boot Microsoft Windows and Office if they wish.

Interview with Gentoo/*BSD developer

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OS
Interviews

For those of you who don't know Gentoo/BSD is a relatively unheard-of project with aims of merging both Gentoo Linux and the BSD systems respectively into one operating system. The project, which is sponsored by Gentoo Linux, has goals of creating a hybrid operating system using BSD underlyings, such as the kernel and system libraries, with Gentoo's portage system, administration facilities and design principles integrated on top.

RealNetworks rep to Linux: DRM or die!

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Linux

A RealNetworks vice president voiced a few inflammatory opinions during LinuxWorld Boston last Tuesday. The RealNetworks rep in question, Jeff Ayars, said that Linux as a consumer platform would be dead unless DRM capabilities are built into the OS itself.

Brief Look: ELF File Format in Linux

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HowTos

ELF (Executable and Linkable Format) is a standard file format for most executables, shared libraries and object codes. This format was developed with a clear objective to provide the developers a set of binary interface definitions that works on multiple operating systems. This would reduce the need of recoding and recompiling the code.

Linux Stable Kernel 2.6.16.3 Released

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Linux

The third stable update to the 2.6.16 kernel is out. There does not appear to have been an announcement as of this writing, but the changelog shows that 2.6.16.3 consists of a single patch for what appears to be a local denial of service vulnerability in the key management code.

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Steps to compile C / C++ programs using GNU compiler

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HowTos

Most GNU/Linux distributions ship with the gcc suite of compilers. GCC stands for GNU Compiler Collection. And it contains compilers for various languages such as C,C++,Java and so on. Here I will list the basic steps needed to compile a C / C++ program using GCC.

Fluxbox

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Fluxbox

Here's a desktop that happens to be a favorite of mine, and a favorite of readers too, Fluxbox. Aesthetically pleasing, minimalist, slick, simple, elegant and lean, Fluxbox is easily one of the best lightweight desktops available. Fluxbox is based around the coding, look and feel of Blackbox, a much-revered desktop of the past, but Fluxbox picks up where Blackbox left off. Adding usability enhancements, entirely new features and updating to newer standards, Fluxbox takes Blackbox into the 21st century.

Running Photoshop plugins in the GIMP, even under Linux

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Software

Linux advocates are familiar with the refrain that would-be switchers in the graphic arts have to rely on Adobe Photoshop under Windows because it can do things that the GIMP can't. An important but altogether different hurdle is the installed (and paid-for) base of often expensive third-party Photoshop plugins. But a solution to that problem might be easier than you think.

Ubuntu-based SimplyMEPIS 6.0-alpha1 Linux Released

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Linux

MEPIS has announced the alpha1 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. Alpha1 builds on the 6.0-experimental1 release. The KControl system configuration shell has been replaced with the SystemSettings shell from the Ubuntu Project.

You Know You Go to a Tech School When…

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Humor

I don’t know what a typical college campus is like. Everything I’ve experienced at Georgia Tech is apparently not normal for a university lacking “tech” in the title. I’ve compiled a few things I’ve noticed around school for your enjoyment on this slow news day.

'Red Hat wraps Linux in sh*t,' says new exec

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Linux

"Today RH *IS* a proprietary vendor," Fleury wrote. "Their whole business is around proprietary wrappers to Open Source Linux to drive the subscription business. RH is a packager, it doesn't create JACK."

Linux & Open Source Software: The History

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HowTos

Here's an Article written by Phil Tane giving an overview about Linux and Open Source History, all from the very beginning.

Debian Project elects New Leader

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Linux

Australian Anthony Towns won the poll from a field of several candidates after 421 votes -- from 43 percent of the eligible community of Debian developers -- were cast. He will take up the post for one year from Monday 17 April, taking over from incumbent Branden Robinson.

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