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Story Xournal Makes Short Work Out of Longhand srlinuxx 19/04/2012 - 2:40am
Story The story of BSD and open-source Linux srlinuxx 19/04/2012 - 2:39am
Story Mark Shuttleworth casts doubt on Red Hat's long term relevance srlinuxx 19/04/2012 - 2:35am
Story Microsoft bigs up open source, then stuffs it under the sofa srlinuxx 19/04/2012 - 2:34am
Story Want to Try Linux but... srlinuxx 18/04/2012 - 3:21am
Story NVIDIA Confirms Linux Driver Problems srlinuxx 18/04/2012 - 3:19am
Story GoGo on openSUSE srlinuxx 18/04/2012 - 3:16am
Story Linux Mint's Mate: GNOME 2 Lives Again srlinuxx 18/04/2012 - 3:13am
Story Bodhi Linux review srlinuxx 17/04/2012 - 9:52pm
Story Fedora 17 Sneak Peek srlinuxx 17/04/2012 - 9:41pm

Flash Player 9 Update 3 Fullscreen Beta

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penguin.swf: Check out the new Flash Player 9 Update 3 beta, also available in Linux flavor. The most notable features of interest to Linux users: Fullscreen mode works on Linux.

Will Dell Help or Hurt Rival Linux PC Suppliers?

All About Ubuntu: Here’s some interesting commentary from Cathy Malmrose of ZAreason.com, a small supplier of PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled. I asked Cathy if Dell’s move into the Ubuntu market would help or hurt ZAreason’s business.

A Linux User in Vista-land: Part 2

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Reviews

Nosredna Ekim: The first thing any OS aficionado does when he installs an OS is check how it performs on his hardware. Vista performs well, but it sure takes its liberty with the hardware. Fresh install size was 11GB. I wouldn’t begrudge it 11 GB if it had one of two things.

20 Firefox Extensions That Will Save You Money

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Moz/FF

savingadvice: Immerse yourself in Firefox goodness while indulging your inner frugal fantasies. Here are 20 extensions that are sure to help you save some cash.

Linux Foundation summit explores kernel and application development, GPL

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O'Reilly Onlamp: The Linux Foundation–the new organization formed this year from the merger of Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group–is holding a summit this week at the main Google campus. I think we can already call the summit a success.

Linux: Btrfs, File Data and Metadata Checksums

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kernelTRAP: Chris Mason announced an early alpha release of his new Btrfs filesystem, "after the last FS summit, I started working on a new filesystem that maintains checksums of all file data and metadata."

Rocket man

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Independent.ie: Mark Shuttleworth has his gaze fixed firmly upwards, both towards the heavens and the open source movement. The South African entrepreneur, who is successfully making the Linux operating system commercially viable through Ubuntu, was also the second ever space tourist.

Microsoft Linspire agreement no big deal for Linux

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Microsoft

Enterprise Linux News: Sounds like momentum is swinging in Microsoft's favor, right? Not really, said Gordon Haff, senior analyst with Nashua, N.H.-based Illuminata.

Microsoft's true battlefront against Open Source

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Raiden's Realm: All the recent huss and fuss over Microsoft's patent FUD campaign and their "we will sue you unless you pay us grievous amounts of cash" threatening of Linux is only the tip of the iceberg in a much larger war.

News flash: Microsoft finds that it is god of its own world

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Matt Asay: I must admit that I am shocked - SHOCKED - that Microsoft found that its software is better than open source software on the desktop for European schools. Shocked, I tell you! I mean, after hours of rigorous study and painfully bought and paid for research, to find out that it likes its own software more than open source.... Who would have thought?

How To Compile A Kernel - Debian Etch

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HowTos

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on a Debian Etch system.

Danger from the Deep - 0.3.0 release

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linux-gamers.net: Danger from the Deep, an Open Source World War II german uboat simulation, striving for technical and historical accuracy, is now in its 0.3 incarnation. This latest version features a considerable amount of new features as well as tons of bug fixes.

Ubuntu Linux 7.04

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Ubuntu

PC World: Ubuntu Linux has been deemed one of PC World's Best Products of the Year for two years running. Why? It's completely free, it installs easily from one downloadable CD, and it focuses on user-friendliness.

Amarok 2.0 Interview: Jeff Mitchell

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dot.kde.org: In the lead-up to KDE 4, Amarok will be undergoing a number of large changes both under the hood, and cosmetically with the user interface. I managed to interview a developer, Jeff Mitchell, to talk about the things changing in Amarok from the 1.4 stable branch to version 2.0.

Linus Fed Up with FSF

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LKML: I'm damn fed up with the FSF being the "protector of freedoms", and also feeling that they can define what those freedoms mean. The GPLv2 is a *legal*license*. And no, the FSF doesn't get to define what the words mean to suit their agenda.

Protect Your Stuff With Encrypted Linux Partitions

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HowTos

enterprisenetworkingplanet: We see the headlines all the time: "Company X Loses 30,000,000 Customer Social Security Numbers and Other Intimately Personal and Financial Data! Haha, Boy Are Our Faces Red!" How come they never quite know what data is missing, and if it was encrypted or protected in any way?

First look at Fedora Core 7: installer problems abound

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Reviews

apcmag: It was with much anticipation that we nabbed the new Fedora Core 7 Live CD in the hope of checking it out first before installing it. Unfortunately, the live CD had other plans.

Is Open Source complacent?

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ITtoolbox Blogs: As you probably have heard or read about by now Microsoft has made another deal with another open source company. This time Linspire has signed a deal with Microsoft to license VOIP and Windows proprietary media formats and true type fonts. My question is why?

Getting started with GRUB

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linux.com: When you power on your computer, the first software that runs is a bootloader that invokes the computer's operating system. GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, is an integral part of many Linux systems. It starts the Linux kernel. Here's some background on GRUB, and some tips on installing and configuring the software.

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