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Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 5:09pm
Story In Pictures: The 'Bad Boys' of open source srlinuxx 1 04/10/2013 - 2:08pm
Story A Look At Some KDE 4.12 Features srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 4:19am
Story Mozilla edges closer to replacing Flash with JavaScript srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 4:12am
Story SparkyLinux 3.1 Is an Interesting Blend srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 3:31am
Story Ubuntu: Five Requirements for Success srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 3:25am
Story MyGameCompany Is Shutting Its Doors srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 3:21am
Story Poll Says Too Many Distros srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 12:54am
Story GNOME 3.10 Reflections srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 12:53am
Story Kdenlive Delivers Near-Pro Video Editing - If You Have the Right Stuff srlinuxx 04/10/2013 - 12:51am

Maddog talks Linux devices

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Linux

linuxdevices: Jon "maddog" Hall has made a featured guest appearance on a podcast series devoted to embedded Linux development. The veteran Linux promoter discusses binary kernel drivers, mixing proprietary and GPL software, and his "secret" retirement plan in the latest episode of TimeSys's Linux Radio podcast.

Book Auction to Benefit the FreeBSD Foundation

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BSD

LWN: No Starch Press is holding an auction to benefit the FreeBSD Foundation. "Open source software depends on community support and the efforts of countless non-profits, like The FreeBSD Foundation."

Compiz 0.6.2 and Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 backported to Mandriva Linux 2008

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MDV

adamw: Yep, the backports for the new Compiz and Compiz Fusion releases have hit the 2008 repositories.

Is Linux really losing market share to Windows?

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Linux

linux-watch: Should we be ready, as Kent Brockman might put it, to "welcome our new Microsoft overlords," or are the IDC Quarterly Server Tracker figures not really reflecting the reality of how servers are used in businesses? I, for one, think that what IDC is measuring and what server operating systems people are really using are two entirely different things.

Microsoft working on XP for the US$100 laptop

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Microsoft

zdnet: Microsoft is reportedly working on running a stripped down version of Windows XP to run on the One Laptop Per Child Foundation's "US$100 laptop".

openSUSE 10.3 Installation Guide with Screenshots

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SUSE

softpedia: The latest version of openSUSE Linux (10.3), which was released a couple of weeks ago, brings new features for the end user. Here follows a complete tutorial with screenshots.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gibbon swings on the Asus Eee

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Ubuntu

zdnet blogs: The Gibbonfest continues. We've just had an Asus Eee in to look at - the £220 laptop that everyone who's seen it is going to buy. However, we inherited the Eee from another reviewer, who had accidentally nuked the Xandros Linux OS with which it had been supplied. Since we couldn't find the binaries to reinstall the Asus custom version of Xandros, and had Ubuntu 7.10 CDs sitting around, we thought we'd give the Gibbon another spin.

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 1

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Software

Raiden's Realm: There is a vast number of tools available for Linux that provide the end user with access to a rich multimedia experience that is both satisfying, but also useful. There are tools that play audio files, cd's, dvd's, have fancy interfaces, or even work from the console. Let's look at each of them and what they offer for you.

The Battle For Wesnoth

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Reviews
Gaming

Phoronix: The Battle for Wesnoth is not your typical run-of-the-mill TBS game. The genre turn-based strategy, or TBS, is very self-explanatory. It is, simply put, a game where-as the game flow is broken down into turns or rounds and the game plays from there on.

short takes

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News
  • UT3 Linux: It Will Ship When It's Ready

  • Vista vs. Gutsy Gibbon
  • Apple adds support for ODF
  • How to Enable More Compiz effect in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Red Hat: Open Source mature, disruptive and innovative

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Interviews

webwereld.nl: Open source is disruptive, it develops rapidly, is adopted quickly, and it efficiently meets market needs while enabling new market capabilities. These were some of the statements made at an open source symposium held in Western Australia (WA) earlier this month. We managed to catch up with Red Hat ANZ Alliances Manager Craig Nielsen after the event to find out where he thinks the Open Source industry stands and where the market is heading.

Exclusive First Review: Asus Eee PC 701

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: The Eee PC may be designed to appeal to children and older customers, but it should also tempt anyone looking for a lightweight budget PC that weighs next to nothing and connects to the Internet easily. It's ten times simpler to use than any Windows machine, starts up twice as fast (no crapware!), and is only about a fifth of the cost of other systems in its weight class.

Linux losing to Windows. Time to reassess how to compete in the server market

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Linux

Matt Asay: A few years ago market share data clearly demonstrated Linux server growth outpacing Windows server growth. Today, Linux server growth has apparently slowed while Windows is picking up, according to IDC. Why? The rate of migration from Unix to Linux has slowed.

And: Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server

Vixta: Nice concept, incomplete execution

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Linux

linux.com: Vixta is a new Linux distribution, first released only last month, based on the not-yet-released Fedora 8. Its main objective is to emulate the visual aspects of Microsoft Vista. Version 095 contains the newest, and sometimes unstable, versions of software.

Govt migrates 23 entities to open source platforms - Venezuela

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OSS

bnamericas.com: Venezuela's government has migrated a total of 23 public institutions to open source platforms, the government said on its website.

My Distribution is the most updated.

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Linux

techzone: October is generally the month when major distributions like OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Mandriva etc make a release. I wanted to check which of the major distributions keep themselves updated and the release of Gimp 2.4.0 on 24th October 2007. In this article I will list the version of Gimp present in various common distributions, the source of different versions is Distrowatch.

Open source vs. commercial software

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Open source software initially was a head-scratcher: “How can you make money selling something for free?” But once open source advocates clarified the meaning of free – “Free as in speech, not as in beer” – the open source economy took off.

Also: VMware vs. Xen vs. Microsoft
And: Novell NetWare vs. Microsoft networking

Open source: The most disruptive influence in IT today

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OSS

Enterprise Linux Log: For some it is gospel. To others, it is completely mind-bending and new. The fact of the matter is clear: Open source software, Linux included, is quickly becoming the disruptive force in IT. Some would say it has already.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Why Ubuntu (Still) Sucks - Part 5: Epilogue

  • Xubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) Screenshots Tour
  • Tweak Ubuntu Software Sources To Stay Bleeding Edge

Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) on Fedora 7. The result is an eye candy, dock-like bar at the bottom of the screen as a replacement for the standard gnome-panel.

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