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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.

Google Desktop for Linux: Plain ol' desktop search

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Google

linux.com: Linux users finally have their own edition of Google Desktop. The beta release was announced Wednesday, and I've been putting the application through the wringer since then to see how well it stacks up on Linux. I found that it's a nice offering, but it slows a system down noticeably.

spyGoogle wareDesktop

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Google

blog.nixternal.com: I click on preferences and instead of popping up a local preference dialog, I am taken to a google.com web page webpage that looks like google.com for my preferences. And look at that, there is my directory structure listed smack dab at the top.

QuickBooks and Linux: A Server Story

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Software

linuxplanet: For businesses that use Linux servers for their back-end operations--a category now growing by double-digits quarterly according to IDC--availability of applications is often the most significant bottleneck. As a result, some organizations find themselves in the uncomfortable position of needing to support two back-end platforms.

Test Drive: the new Google Desktop for Linux

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Google

arstechnia: The first public beta of Google Desktop for Linux is now available for download. Released yesterday, this early beta only supports a limited subset of Google Desktop functionality. The current Google Desktop for Linux beta only offers search and versioning functionality and doesn't support other features like the Google sidebar or widgets, but the work done so far is very good.

Lightning and Sunbird 0.5 released

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Moz/FF

linux.com: The newest versions of Lightning and Sunbird, released simultaneously by Mozilla yesterday, include 38 new calendars as well as support for Google Calendar, a viable print function, enhanced support for Outlook displays and numerous other upgrades.

No OLPCs for Cuba or enemies of the US

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OLPC

tech.blorge: The US and Cuba don’t get along so well, in so far as it is illegal for US citizens to travel to Cuba. The OLPC (One laptop per child) was developed to provide cheap computers to children in developing nations. Cuba among other countries will not be getting them, ever.

Mandriva sponsoring aKademy 2007, handing out free Flashes

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MDV

adamw’s blog: Cool news: we’re sponsoring aKademy 2007 (the KDE developers’ / users’ conference) at the Silver level, and as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also handing out free Mandriva Flashes to the developers attending the conference.

full circle magazine Issue 2 ready

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Ubuntu

Issue 2 of the Ubuntu -centric monthly electronic magazine has been released. This month's highlights include: Flavour of the Month - Kubuntu. How-To - Ubuntu on the Intel Mac Mini, and Ubuntu for your Grandma!

EU support for open source software

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OSS

ec.europa.eu: An EU-funded consortium will address one of the perceived barriers for the adoption of open source software and prove once and for all that software which is free and publishes its source code, is capable of outperforming anything else on the market.

OpenBSD founder: Intel leaves open-source out in the cold

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Hardware

ZDNet Blogs: OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt wants Intel to come clean on the severity of bugs in the Intel Core 2 processors, warning that some of the bugs “will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code.”

Rsync backup solutions

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Software

blog.lxpages.com: To setup a quick and efficient backup system, all you need is rsync and that’s it. Rsync is a very powerful tool that can do anything and everything that has to do with moving files around within and across different networks and securely.

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