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Story Debian Project News - April 29th srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 4:52pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 505 srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 9:24am
Story Windows 8 still a hurdle for Linux srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 9:22am
Story What's new in Linux 3.9 srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 9:20am
Story Caledonia: Art Suite for KDE srlinuxx 28/04/2013 - 11:02pm
Story One Of The Most Important Tools In Linux srlinuxx 28/04/2013 - 10:58pm
Story Performance Based, Ubuntu 13.04 Review srlinuxx 28/04/2013 - 10:52pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 28/04/2013 - 7:31am
Story TuxRadar Distro Picker srlinuxx 2 27/04/2013 - 1:33am
Story GNOME Design Goings On srlinuxx 27/04/2013 - 12:36am

Rediscovering Betrayal at Krondor Using DOSBox

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Gaming

Linux App Finder: In the game you control a party of characters through nine chapters, each with a specific goal. And just like a book, different chapters sometimes follow different characters.

Klik2 - a new Linux installer for the masses?

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Software

liquidat: The klik development team has recently released a screencast of the currently developed software system klik2. While currently in development klik2 is supposed too solve quite some problems regarding software usage and Linux once it is released. And indeed the current available information are very promising.

Linux Lifts Novell

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SUSE

Forbes: Due in part to stronger than expected earnings reports, technology stocks have held their own in what has been an increasingly volatile market environment. Novell is among these stocks.

Second generation Asus Eee PC to come April 2008?

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Hardware

techspot.com: Even though their first generation Eee PC has yet to launch later this month, Asus is reportedly already planning to release their second generation Eee PC in April 2008 featuring Intel's Merom processor, reduced power consumption and no cooling fan.

Mark Shuttleworth Talks On ATI's New Linux Drivers

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Software

phoronix: Mark Shuttleworth has been very vocal about the adoption of free software. Mark Shuttleworth has provided Phoronix some of his initial thoughts on ATI/AMD's new Linux push.

OpenBSD: The BSD License

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BSD

kernelTRAP: During the continuing debates regarding the legality and fairness of re-licensing BSD licensed code, it was asked why the BSD license couldn't be extracted from Windows applications known to include BSD licensed code. OpenBSD creator Theo de Raadt explained, "what you ran strings on is not 'source code'. It was the binary.

GPL vs BSD: why are people fighting?

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OSS

iTWire: For the second time in six months, a flamefest has broken out between those who release software under the BSD (Berkely Software Distribution) licence and others who release software under the General Public Licence.

Some Howtos & Such

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HowTos
  • OpenOffice.org tip - change the default save format

  • Workrave–listen to the sheep
  • Enable Sudo insults for some laughs!
  • Compiling Inkscape on Ubuntu
  • Making an Ubuntu Server - Part 2: The Frustration
  • Cron: pinging hosts
  • Solid State Ubuntu

Firefox 3 to resume downloads across sessions

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: The latest Firefox 3 (code name Gran Paradiso) development release (nightly) includes the very important and expected ability to pause downloads and resume them across sessions, that is even after restarting Firefox.

Red Hat lands big customers

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Linux

linux-watch: Red Hat is continuing to land big, fat contracts for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux server. This week saw major deals with the French Ministry for Education and the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Open source doesn’t forget

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SUSE

Dana Blankenhorn: My recent Novell post got some private push-back from a Novell spokesman who insisted that I was being harsh. Maybe I was.

XP to Ubuntu Linux and back again

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OS

james.cooley.ie: My ideal situation is to be able to move from machine to machine (XP or Linux) by inserting a reasonably sized usb-drive, type a couple of commands and start working productively.

ATI/AMD's New Open-Source Strategy Explained

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OSS

phoronix: Yesterday when talking about the new ATI Linux driver, AMD's press release had stated: "In the coming months AMD also plans to accelerate efforts to address the needs of the open source community as well." A few hints were dropped yesterday, but what we didn't tell you is that the announcement wouldn't be in a few months, but really just a few hours.

GNOME 2.20.0 RC Released

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Software

Linux Electrons: This is the ninth development release and first release candidate for GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released later this month. This release is the last before hard code freeze starts on september 10th. Please test this as much as you can and file bugs if you want them fixed before the final release.

KDE 4.0 Beta 2 Release

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KDE

The KDE Community proudly presents the second Beta release for KDE 4.0. This release marks the beginning of the feature freeze and the stabilization of the current codebase. Since the libraries were frozen with the first Beta, KDE developers have been adding features and functionality to their applications. Now it is time to start polishing these features

Xorg Releases/7.3

Features Xorg server 1.4, New applications: xbacklight, New drivers: xf86-video-glide, xf86-video-vermilion, and xdm: Xft support added.

Upcoming Open Source Conferences

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OSS

infoworld blogs: There's a slew of open source conferences coming up this fall in the US and in Europe. Here are a few of the highlights:

Second Release Candidate for GIMP 2.4

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.0-RC2 is finally there. The developers have fixed quite some bugs since RC1 but it's not the final thing yet.

2 minutes about Copernic

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MDV

beranger: Dear Mandriva friends, your distro runs rather well and smoothly even as RC1 but it's such a bloat that I'll do my best to educate myself to that point that I'd eventually only use some BSD flavor(s) at home!

Game of the Day: Hexen

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Gaming

Penguin Pete: Following on from my recent exploration of Heretic, I next tried Hexen. This has been motivated by my curiosity; while we've all played Doom and Quake to death, these two interim games just never seemed to get the press. Hexen, too, runs smoothly in DOSbox on my Slackware setup.

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GNOME and Other Software

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    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
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