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The Platinum Top 10 Wine Game List

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Gaming

ubuntu-unleashed: Im not a big fan of wine games but I thought I would share the progress of the wine developers in getting these hot games to work with it. I am still hoping gaming developers create linux clients for these games, leave direct x and start using opengl... Here is the current top 10 platinum wine games.

People of openSUSE: Greg Kroah-Hartman

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Interviews

news.opensuse.org: This weekend ‘People of openSUSE’ brings to light long time Kernel hacker and Novell employee Greg Kroah-Hartman interview. Greg KH today’s working full time on Linux Driver Project is the current maintainer of the Kernel package for openSUSE 11.0.

Desktop Linux strategies for marketplace success

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Linux

linux.com: What strategy is needed to really spread desktop Linux to average home users? Here are some ideas that just might work. Journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argues that Linux businesses, for the most part, don't do marketing. I argue almost the opposite.

Microsoft gouging Brazilians for 20 percent of income

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Ever wonder why Brazil and other BRIC countries are so hot on open source, including Linux? Gustavo Duarte gives several reasons, not the least of which is the punitive pricing that Microsoft inflicts on these developing markets.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install VMware Server 1.0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy"

  • How to send e-mail over SSH
  • Fixing the OpenOffice.org grammar glitch in Ubuntu Hardy
  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console On Ubuntu

  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console On Debian
  • How-To Set Up A Serial Console Client

Slackware 12.1 ISO Bittorrents posted

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Slack

slackware.org: Please keep your finished torrent session running as long as possible! We need your help! BitTorrent depends on sharing bandwidth and does not work if there are no seeds.

Embedded Linux: With friends like these, who needs enemies?

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Linux

embedded.com: If embedded Linux champions are saying that embedded Linux is terrible, why would anyone want to risk their products or their company on it?

OpenSuSE 10.3 on my laptop

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SUSE

undertakingyou.blogspot: Sontek and I have talked several times about SuSE, and that I should use it. I have used it, in a VM, and I have to agree when I am told that it isn't really fair to say that using a vm is the same as having a native install. So, I installed OpenSuSE 10.3 on my laptop.

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting Totem’s MythTV plugin to work

  • debian etch + disable GDM at startup
  • Installing LILO on Ubuntu
  • Universal Plug and Play (uPnP) in Debian
  • How to install Pidgin on Debian

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Release Schedule

  • Free Hans Reiser?
  • Hans Reiser Trial: Post-Verdict
  • Is Open Source adoption set to mushroom in Australia?
  • SCO chief testifies: 'Linux is copy of Unix'
  • Linux Lunacy
  • Computer makers push device builders for Linux-compatible hardware
  • Open source diva Danese Cooper (video)
  • Mandriva Flash discounts for Club Members and Store Customers
  • Google may be beating Microsoft at its own game
  • Sliced sphere in compiz-fusion-git packages
  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
  • Perl Script To Mirror Lines In A File On Linux Or Unix
  • Email Syntax Check in Python
  • The cloud era and open source

The Seven/Big/Days/Bang Mashup

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: Recently I've taken note of the rise in friction between those who want to create open source software for its own sake and those who want to evolve open source software into something that can be used for commerce.

Open Season #16

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: We bemoan this Russian and a number of other things during Episode 16 of Open Season, as your reporter and Matt teamed up with Mulesource CEO (The Chief Ass, surely? - Ed) Dave Rosenberg.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Loop Movie, Video, and Display Screensaver as Desktop Wallpaper in Ubuntu

  • Bringing your photos from F-Spot to the Web
  • Setting up samba with password protection
  • Top 5 Linux Tricks

EEE PC Linux distro to target smaller devices

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Linux desktop distribution vendor Xandros and Web content management firm Viyya Technologies have announced they will jointly market integrated, Linux-based software for "netbook" and Mobile Internet Device (MID) devices. Meanwhile, Xandros has strengthened its collaboration with Microsoft on its mixed-environment BridgeWays management tools.

Active Merge Windows

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "This is starting to get beyond frustrating for me," complained David Miller of the latest merge window, launching what turned into a very lengthy and ongoing discussion about the Linux kernel development process. The concept of a regular "merge window" was first discussed in July of 2005 with the release of the 2.6.24-rc4 kernel, following the 2005 Developers' Summit.

Slackware Release Announcement

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Slack

slackware.com: Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user.

VIA's Open-Source Efforts A Bluff?

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Hardware
OSS

phoronix.com: Last month we reported on VIA's new open-source driver efforts that was announced at the LF Austin Summit. However, not everyone has been satisfied by this announcement and their new Linux website isn't yet exactly useful. We explore the VIA Linux situation in this article as well as sharing what two open-source developers have to say.

gaming headlines

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Gaming
  • Gfire 0.7.0 Released!

  • Vega Strike 0.5.0 released
  • Jack Keane Preorder
  • OpenArena 0.7.6
  • UFO: Alien Invasion 2.2.1 released

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Will OpenSolaris bring a chill to Sun-Ubuntu romance?

  • Ubuntu 8.04 Causes Problems With VMWare Tools, Open Source to the Rescue
  • A Look at Free Flash in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setup Compiz Fusion with open source ati radeon drivers
  • Add more themes to ubuntu

Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards 2008

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The Readers' Choice Awards take the current pulse of the Linux Community year. Here are the tools you use every day in your work and play.

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OSS: Meteoric Rise of Open Source, Document Foundation, Facebook U-Turn, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, Slovenia Open Data

  • The Meteoric Rise Of Open Source And Why Investors Should Care
    The adoption and integration of open-source technologies have rapidly usurped the closed-source incumbents, so much so that investors are pouring record amounts of money into open-source software investments.
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End of Debian-Administration.org and 32-bit Support in Manjaro Linux

  • Retiring the Debian-Administration.org site
    So previously I've documented the setup of the Debian-Administration website, and now I'm going to retire it I'm planning how that will work.
  • Manjaro Linux Discontinues 32-bit Support
    You might already know that I love Manjaro Linux. And as an ardent Manjaro Linux fan, I have a bad news for you. Recently, Philip, the lead developer of Manjaro Linux, announced that the project would be dropping support for the 32-bit architecture. He said that the reason for the move was “due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community”.

Android Leftovers

Red Hat and Fedora: Patent Promise and Fedora Community

  • Red Hat Enlarges Its Open Source Patent Promise Umbrella
    Red Hat on Thursday announced major enhancements to the Patent Promise it first published 15 years ago, with the intention of providing new protections to innovation in the open source community. In its 2002 Patent Promise, Red Hat vowed not to pursue patent infringement actions against parties that used its covered Free and Open Source Software, or FOSS, subject to certain limitations. The current Patent Promise reaffirms the 2002 pledge and extends the zone of non-enforcement.
  • Red Hat breaks new ground with open source Patent Promise
    Red Hat has decided to revise its 2002 Patent Promise that originally signalled the company’s intention not to enforce its patents against free and open source software. The company, which is famed for its open source approach, had laid out in its original promise that it was designed to discourage patent aggression against free and open source software. The updated version not only reaffirms this but “extends the zone of non-enforcement.”
  • Two Docs Workshops at Flock 2017
  • Documentation and Modularity at Flock 2017
  • Join the Magazine team
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