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Lunch break diversions: PONG! Multiplayer and Lost Labyrinth

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linux.com: Sometimes the simplest game can be every bit as addictive and fun as monster games like Halo 3 or Gears of War. This is probably the reason why games like Pong still remain popular to this day and continue to inspire developers. While there are probably hundreds of versions of Pong-inspired games out there, one that will appeal to hardcore Pong fans and casual players alike is PONG! Multiplayer, a Firefox extension that allows you to indulge in Pong without leaving the comfort of your favorite browser.

KDE Commit-Digest for 10th June 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Umbrello gets a code generator for the D programming language. Further work in Plasma. Initial work to allow the Dolphin file view component to be embedded into Konqueror. More work in the KOrganizer Calendar and KRDC Summer of Code projects, with the start of the Icon Cache, TextTool Plugins in KOffice and Kopete Messenger update projects.

Linus Torvalds remains doubtful on GPL3

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infomatics: Linux creator Linus Torvalds remains sceptical about the upcoming third version of the general public licence (GPLv3). "I still think GPLv2 is simply the better licence," Torvalds wrote in a posting to the Linux Kernel Developer mailing list on Sunday.

Why the Dell/Ubuntu Deal Won't Improve Linux's Market Share

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Ubuntu

itmanagement: Over the past few weeks much has been written about Dell’s decision to offer desktop and notebook PCs that have the Ubuntu Linux distro installed on them as opposed to Windows. But despite the fact that this is a huge step towards making a Linux distro mainstream, I firmly believe this move won’t have any significant positive effect on the Linux market share.

Installing The PHP-MSSQL Module On CentOS 5.0

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HowTos

As you might have noticed on Centos 5.0, there is no PHP-MSSQL module/extension available in the default yum repositories. So if you want to use it you can alter the PHP binary or you can compile an mssql module/extension. In this article I will explain how to compile the mssql module/extension.

Linux: Translating Kernel Documentation

kernelTRAP: The translation of a some kernel documentation into Japanese led to a discussion as to whether or not it was appropriate to include translated documentation with the kernel source code. One concern that was expressed was that as the number of included translations grows, so would the size of the kernel.

The Grill: Ubuntu Linux's Mark Shuttleworth in the Hot Seat

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Interviews

computerworld: Mark Shuttleworth made news in 2002 when he fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became the first South African to travel into space, paying $20 million to be a civilian cosmonaut on an eight-day flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. In 2004, he founded Ubuntu Linux to bring the operating system to people around the world.

Nixstaller and the inconvenience of do-it-yourself

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Software

linux.com: Nixstaller 0.2.2 is a command-line tool for creating graphical installers for archived files on Unix-like systems. If that sounds paradoxical, it is. Although Nixstaller is easy enough to learn that you can produce your first installer within half an hour of installing it, much of the process is sufficiently painstaking that it cries out for the automation usually associated with a graphical interface

Why so many Linux distributions?

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Linux

ITtoolbox Blogs: There are literally hundreds of Linux distributions floating around the net. Any of which is almost the same but not quite like tea. Sorry bit of Hitch Hikers Guide snuck in there. Seriously, there are so many different distributions and they are all very similar to each other with superficial differences to separate one from the other.

Quick First Review of the Dell Ubuntu Notebook Computer Inspiron E1505N

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Reviews

About.com: One of the three Ubuntu systems Dell started to sell a few weeks ago is a notebook computer, the Inspiron E1505N. Since I was in need of a new notebook computer I decided to order one.

The Panel Applets

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Software

I' Been to Ubuntu: If you look at the Ubuntu menu, you'll notice that programs are called applications. Given that hint, you can probably guess that an applet is just a very small application. Panel applets are small, single-purpose programs which sit in your panel.

Getting help with free software

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OSS

Free Software Magazine: So, you’ve made the move to free software. As you’ve no doubt noticed, there are quite a few differences between the proprietary software you’ve been used to and free software: the interfaces are different; it costs a heck of a lot less; and if you’re using one of the community supported distributions there’s no premium rate helpline! These all seem like benefits to me, but what happens when you have a problem?

Reiser Murder Trial Set To Begin

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Reiser

AP via KGO-TV: As a murder trial gets under way Monday in the disappearance of Nina Reiser, a 31-year-old mother of two missing since September, defense lawyers are trying to sow doubt about whether she is dead at all.

More RandR 1.2 GUIs

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Software

/home/liquidat: Alberto Milone posted a blog entry about a small RandR 1.2 program he wrote for Gtk. Also, Ubuntu started writing a Gtk frontend for the display management of Guidance.

2008 May Be the Year of the Open-Source Desktop

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OSS

computerworld: Red Hat Linux is now widely deployed on the servers in my data center. Users have no idea what operating system underlies our Web applications and databases, nor do they care, as long as those tools are highly available. But the desktop is uncharted territory.

For Some Reason Google Bought Linux Company PeakStream

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Google

linux.sys-con.com: Seemingly out of left field, Google has bought PeakStream, the two-year-old start-up whose young tools make it easier to program multi-core processors by kinda doing the parallelizing for you if you write to its APIs. Then you can run the program on a variety of chips.

Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Xubuntu…)

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HowTos

Pupeno’s web site: As we put more and more personal information on our computers or computers become lighter, small, more mobile. In other words, the importance of the information gets higher and the possibility of being loosed or stolen gets higher as well.

Memo to Xandros CEO: you're better off selling potatoes

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OSS

iTWire: Incredibly, a patent cross-licensing deal was signed without once discussing patents. Now how could anyone imagine that people would talk about patents when they were signing such a deal? Silly me!

Hardware review: Dell Inspiron E1505N with Ubuntu Feisty

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Reviews

the Distrogue: By now, you should certainly know that Dell's offering computers with Ubuntu installed. After just getting one, here are some points about the entry-level Inspiron E1505N laptop:

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