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Story Firefox Is Going 64-Bit: What You Need To Know srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 5:05pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 5:40am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 5:33am
Story Browser Wars: Usage stats srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 4:27am
Story Introducing Linvo GNU/Linux srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 4:25am
Story Manage Your Finances (Simply) in Linux with wxBanker srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 4:23am
Story Up Close & Personal with Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 1:39am
Story The Free Game Lag srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 1:36am
Story OpenOffice: Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 1:33am
Story PCLinuxOS 2011.6 KDE review srlinuxx 15/07/2011 - 11:07pm

Linux kernel driver project picks up steam and opposition

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Linux

In a recent blog entry, kernel hacker Greg Kroah-Hartman offered the services of the Linux kernel community to create free Linux device drivers for companies. Recently, Kroah-Hartman revealed on his blog that companies are taking him up on the community's offer.

The Ubuntu Code of Conduct : What We Stand For

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Ubuntu

A conversation that I had yesterday has reminded me of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and what we try to stand for as an Ubuntu community. Any Ubuntu Member (official) is required to sign this article. For those unfamiliar with the Code of Conduct I wanted to share it here.

Of Apples and Oranges, GNOME and KDE

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Software

I find Linus’ GNOME-bashing phenomenally, umm, retarded. GNOME is made for those who want computers to be usable. I am sure there are many who appreciate KDE’s configurability, but the first feeling that hits me on logging into KDE is a feeling of being lost.

MEPIS founder clarifies MEPIS/Ubuntu relationship

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Linux
Interviews

MEPIS Linux founder Warren Woodford began, a year ago, to migrate MEPIS from Debian to Ubuntu packages, and in July achieved the first Ubuntu-based simplyMEPIS release. In light of the recently announced Linspire/Ubuntu collaboration, DesktopLinux.com asked Woodford to clarify the MEPIS/Ubuntu relationship.

aKademy Talks Deadline Extended

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KDE

Due to a beastie in the submissions system, the aKademy 2007 Programme Committee have extended the deadline for talk proposals until February 23rd.

How to Explain DRM to Your Dad

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Misc

My friend John was trying to think of a way to explain the problem with digital rights management to his dad and friend of ours who don't see what's wrong with it. He compiled a list of examples of DRM-related problems to help people understand what the big deal is with DRM.

Vincent Danen: Yet Another Secure Linux Distro.. why?

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Linux

On IRC last night I was pointed to a new secure linux distro... this one simply called Hardened Linux. The individual whom I was speaking with ("Intensity") was wondering why there needed to be YASLD (Yet Another Secure Linux Distro). Interested, I was reading through the page to see if there was anything unique...

Amateurs and pros seek common ground in open source

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OSS

The open source movement was created by amateurs, and amateurs are still important to its success. But as more professional organizations become involved splits develop. I got a good taste of it this week after writing about Debian.

One ring to rule them all … xcompmgr, transset-df and 3ddesktop

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Software

A year ago (actually about 15 months, if memory serves), before Beryl and before Compiz, 3ddesktop was a popular toy. It doesn’t compare to a full-scale Beryl rig with all the bells and whistles, but it’s light enough not to need extraordinary hardware and easy enough to set up that it doesn’t need much explanation.

DREAMLINUX : Not Quiet a Dream but still Good

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Linux
Reviews

The number of linux distributions just keeps on increasing every now and then a new distro pops up claiming to be different from other but most of them are remarkably similar. However Dreamlinux was one distro i was highly impressed with.

My Desktop Arcade Revival - part 1

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Gaming

I was recently thrilled to discover XMAME. XMAME is the Unix/Linux port of MAME, the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. It installs and runs without a hitch on an average Linux setup, and may even have a package ready for your system. But getting XMAME isn't enough; you need ROMs. Some ROMs come with the software in packages that I've tried.

See the total lunar eclipse on March 3, 2007

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Sci/Tech

Without a total eclipse in almost two-and-one-half years, sky gazers will be able to observe a total lunar eclipse on Saturday, March 3, 2007 from the eastern Americas, the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Iceland, Greenaldn, Arctic, the Middle East in western Asia.

Can Open Source Apps Find Strength in Numbers?

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OSS

Observations I drew from this week's LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit are that (1) location does matter, in both physical and market space and (2) some people have a strange notion of what constititues an IT solution. Regarding market space – namely how to go about creating some – the interesting news at the summit was the annoucement of a new Open Solutions Alliance.

Open Source Festival, Envisage '07

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OSS

The Institute of Informatics and Communication, University of Delhi South Campus, has announced its second annual inter-collegiate open source technical festival, Envisage '07 to be held on 24-25th February 2007.

Special Purpose Network Addresses Every System admin need to know

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HowTos

Different types of Classes of Network

Class A Addresses
Class A address must be between 0 and 127
network.node.node.node

A dvd::rip Tip

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HowTos

After my previous post on dvd::rip, I continued to experiment with batch processing that would allow me to have titles from multiple DVD's in the queue at the same time. Fortunately, the method didn't take long to discover and before long I was up and running more efficiently than I ever had been before. Here's how I did it.

The Bottom Line of Hardware

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OSS

An open source developer schedules a meeting with a hardware vendor. The purpose of the meeting is to request that the vendor consider releasing the driver support for their products (we'll call them Widgets) to open source. "Why should we, Widgetmaker, want to do that?"

Also: NDAd Drivers Don't Make Everyone Happy

The end of something

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MDV

So, that's it, warly is gone (from Mandriva). Tonight, we had his departure party, which was really nice, it's probably the best celebration we have done for months: almost all the company was here, even sage gurus and missed co-workers that left the company came back to "celebrate" the event with us.

A quick review of Knoppix 5.1, part 2

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Linux
Reviews

It's impossible to write a decent review of any complex distribution, let alone Knoppix. These few posts are a quick pass at features that caught my eye while I had Knoppix up and running. This time I'm going to look at two IDEs, Eclipse and MonoDevelop.

Configuring OpenOffice.org Writer

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HowTos

Like other OpenOffice.org applications, Writer has dozens of options available from Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Writer. These options allow you to adjust both the general settings of Writer and specific options for different kinds of formatting. Many are ideal for desktop publishing, and a similar set of options is available for web documents under Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Writer/Web.

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

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Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read
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