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Prof Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery - A beautiful puzzle game for Linux

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AllAboutLinux: Remember the time when I reviewed a very beautiful game called FizzBall which runs on Linux and which was developed by a young gaming company called Grubby games ? Well, they have released yet another game called "Prof. Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery" - this time a game of puzzles.

How the New OpenOffice Chart Tool Works When You Don't Specify a Data Range

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OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: If you choose Insert > Chart in Calc, in the new tool, without a range selected, it's not much use. You get a big blank chart. In Writer, however, at least in this stage of development of the tool, you get something different.

Yoper 3.0 requires some tinkering

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linux.com: Yoper claims to be a high-performance Linux distribution optimized for newer processors. I tested a beta of Yoper 3.0 on my desktop a year ago and was so impressed that when 3.0 was released this month, I installed it on my new Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv6105 notebook. Using it, however, left me disappointed.

Runes Of Avalon Comes To Linux - An Epic Puzzle Game

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gamesindustry.biz: Anawiki Games, www.anawiki.com, has announced their latest LINUX title, Runes of Avalon, www.runesofavalon.com. The game offers a unique combination of match-three and Tetris mechanics, over one hundred levels, three play modes, and an intriguing storyline.

Alleged critical holes in Xvid

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heise-security: According to reports from several security services, the Xvid 1.1.2 Video Codec Library has a security hole which attackers could use to gain control over a PC. Both Windows and Linux applications are affected.

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm On Debian Etch

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GPL V3, The Q&A: Part 1 & 2

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At the end of this week, after 16 years, the Free Software Foundation should bless version three of the GNU General Public License, the sequel to what is arguably the most widely used and most impactful copyright license ever. This is my small contribution towards that understanding.

The Wonders of rsync

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Linux App Finder: I've known about rsync for a while now, but I never got around to experimenting with it that much. When I decided to start regular automated backups I knew that incremental was the way to go. Downloading my entire server to my local machine everynight just wouldn't cut it. Fortunately rsync provided the perfect solution.

Red Hat CEO says he talked patents with Microsoft

Reuters: Red Hat Inc. Chief Executive Matthew Szulik said his company last year held talks with Microsoft Corp over a patent agreement that broke down before the software giant signed a deal with Red Hat rival Novell Inc.

Google Desktop released for Linux

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builderau.com.au: Google has today launched a beta version of Google Desktop search for Linux, a sign of growing support by the Internet giant for Linux on the desktop.

Simple Linux Backup rolls out new rev

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desktoplinux.com: The Simple Linux Backup project announced the release of version 0.3.2 today. Simple Linux Backup is an easy-to-use program for backing up a desktop Linux system, with a friendly user interface, originator Steven J. Rosen said.

Mesa 7.0 released

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/home/liquidat: As promised Mesa 7.0 was released. Besides a set of bugfixes the most notable new features are support for OpenGL 2.0 and OpenGL 2.1. This means that, finally after 3 yeas of waiting, the free X.Org graphics drivers can now support newer graphics technology.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Games

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Raiden's Realm: While many people know that KDE does comes with a selection of games, which most OS's seem to come with these days, few are truly aware of what those games are and how they relate to their mainstream counterparts. In this look at the Lesser Apps of KDE, we'll take a peak at each of the included games and what they are.

Dig into Fedora 7

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itbusiness.ca: This month I had a chance to install and test Fedora 7, the latest community-based release from the folks at Red Hat. Fedora and Novell's OpenSuse are Ubuntu Linux's two chief "competitors," if you care to frame things that way. All three distros are free downloads; all have vibrant online communities where you can go for tips, troubleshooting, and advice; and all three will hook you up with a modern, friendly environment that you can start exploring right away.

Kernel space: two new filesystems for Linux

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LinuxWorld: New filesystem technology for Linux includes high capacity, snapshots, copy-on-write, and on-the-fly corruption detection.

Red Hat profit rises on demand for Linux software

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Reuters: Red Hat Inc. reported higher profit on Wednesday on higher sales of its version of Linux software that companies are increasingly choosing over rival products to run business computers and data centers.

Mandriva vs PCLinuxOS

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blogbeebe: This past weekend I decided to download Mandriva One KDE (Mandriva Spring 2007 for cheapskates like me) and PCLinuxOS 2007. Both come as Live CDs, so that booting them up and kicking the digital tires a bit is not a problem.

KDE 4 goes on show at aKademy

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computerworld: The annual technical conference for the open source KDE desktop project, known as aKademy, will have a special buzz this year as developers from around the world prepare the fourth-generation release which promises all the glitz of Windows Vista and Mac OS X.

Blogging from the command line

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linux.com: While podcasting and video blogging are all the rage, many people still prefer the simplicity of the typed word for expressing themselves online -- that is, a blog. However, popular blogging platforms like WordPress and Movable Type can be tough to configure and maintain. If you're not afraid of the command line, take a peek at Bash Blogger.

GPLv3 due on Friday 29th

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Free Software Mag: After a year and a half, GPLv3 is finally due this Friday, June 29th. Starting with the January 2006 launch, our focus in FSFE has on raising awareness and informing the free software community.

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