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Story Jono Bacon: Quick Ubuntu Accomplishments Update srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 1:41am
Story Porteus, The Portable Community Linux srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 1:34am
Story The 1% Linux myth srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 9:22pm
Story KDE Ships April Updates srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 9:15pm
Story A Linux user’s Nook experience srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 9:06pm
Story Is April Still A Magic Month for Ubuntu? srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 9:03pm
Story April 2012 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 8:55pm
Story Red Hat Turns More Into More srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 6:52pm
Story Red Hat's $1B milestone notable but chump change vis-a-vis overall Linux srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 6:45pm
Story Fuduntu 2012.2 Released srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 4:27am

TreeLine: Outliner meets free-form database

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Software

linux.com: TreeLine is a hybrid application that combines the features of a traditional outliner with a free-form database. As such, it offers a unique way to organize heterogeneous data, be it contact information, bookmarks, text snippets, bibliography, task lists, or something else.

How To Block Spam Before It Enters The Server (Postfix)

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Linux
Security
HowTos

The last few weeks have seen a dramatic increase in spam (once again). Estimates say that spam makes now up for 80 - 90% of all emails, and many mail servers have difficulties in managing the additional load caused by the latest spam, and spam filters such as SpamAssassin do not recognize large parts of that spam as they did before. Fortunately, we can block a big amount of that spam at the MTA level.

Microsoft with the carrot and the stick

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OS
News
Microsoft
Legal

There is no doubt about it. Microsoft knows what they are doing. However it seems to me that no-one else, particularly businesses, can see what they are doing. To use a cliche or two Microsoft is using the carrot and stick method to divide and conqueror.

The sad part about it is the open source community is letting them.

Spice up Windows: replace it with Linux; part 2

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Linux

A Blog Of Gentoo: In my previous post I started to explain the process of "spicing up" the Windows installation by moving to Linux. This time I will explain the 2nd step: Spicing up Multimedia applications.

Microsoft's Linux IP Moves: What Does It All Mean?

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Microsoft

WindowsITPro: If you've been following the tech news lately, you might be aware of an interesting development in the virtual cold war that's existed between Microsoft and the open-source movement since, well, the inception of the open-source movement. Microsoft's reaction to those who make "free" software has evolved over the years, and oddly enough, it seems to have followed the cycle of the Kübler-Ross "5 stages of grief":

OTS: Command line text auto-summary

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Software

Debian Package of the Day: Open Text Summarizer is both a library and a command line tool (developed by Nadav Rotem) that, well, summarises text. It is similar to the functionality incorporated into Microsoft Word and available in all native Mac OS X applications.

Xandros users not too happy about Microsoft deal

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PCLOS

click: I purchased all four major releases of Xandros, starting with 1.0, and all the Premium versions when available. Now, after four and a half years, I learn it was a lie. I'm currently installing PCLinuxOS 2007.

Also: PCLinuxOS 2007 is amazingly well done !

Navy CIO 'recognizes the importance of OSS to the warfighter'

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OSS

linux.com: John Weathersby, executive director of the Open Source Software Institute, told Linux.com today that, effective immediately, the Department of the Navy has adopted a new policy which requires that open source software must be considered in every software acquisition the Navy makes.

KDE-PIM to be released with KDE 4.0

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KDE

/home/liquidat: The KDE-PIM developers decided to release their KDE module together with the main release. That means that KDE 4.0 will ship with a KDE 4 version of the KDE-PIM tools.

Ubuntu Light

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Ubuntu

Tux -o- Blog: I wanted a new distribution that sported a nice Gnome desktop, but without the many additional programs that come installed by default in a standard Ubuntu installation. What did I do in the end?

Personalize your Firefox menu

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Links: In Firefox, one thing you can’t customize is the main menu. And you may find it’s a waste of space to have a whole bar for just a couple of frequent tasks like bookmarking, history or tweaking a preference here and there. Pesonal Menu is a Firefox extension developed by Merci Chao that comes to solve this.

OpenType support in OpenOffice.org

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HowTos

Fabrice Facorat: What a bad luck Sad I've just noticed that OpenOffice.org doesn't support OpenType fonts ( .otf ) under Linux. This is really disappointing. Freet(ype and others Linux applications ( koffice, abiword ) are able to handle OTF fonts whereas OpenOffice.org can't. There's 2 ways to workaround this issue :

MPlayer 1.0rc1try3 released

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Software

MPlayer 1.0rc1try3 was released because of a security fix. A stack overflow was found and reported by Stefan Cornelius of Secunia Researchin in the code used to handle cddb queries. Two other similar issues were found by Reimar Döffinger while fixing the issue.

Mythbuntu: The Open-Source Media Center Awaits You

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Ubuntu

CyberNetNews: Have you been itching to get your hands on a Media Center computer that lets you record all of your shows? Both Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate include these capabilities, but you can download Mythbuntu if you’re looking for an open source alternative to put an extra PC to work.

Cool app - SpeedCrunch

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Software

FOSSwire: It’s not often that you take a lot of notice of the calculator application in your operating system. However, if you do want a bit more flexibility, control and features than the average calculator application, you may want to take a look at SpeedCrunch.

Dell signs up for Microsoft-Novell partnership; SUSE Linux or bust

ZDNet Blogs: The good news: Dell is going after the Linux market in a big way. The bad news: Dell may torpedo any goodwill it had in the Linux community after choosing Ubuntu for its desktop Linux distribution.

Who's Afraid of Google? The New Evil Empire

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Google

IT Management: Based on what it’s been able to accomplish to date, I deem this company to be the new evil empire – this from a company whose informal motto is “Don’t be Evil.” Google’s evil is more threatening than anything the original evil empire, Microsoft, has ever succeeded in doing.

LAMP tutorials for newbies

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HowTos

The saga of buying an Ubuntu Dell with Complete Care (tm)

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Ubuntu

marcelgagne.com: I go online to Dell's Website and go to the Ubuntu page. I choose the E1505n. I upgrade to a GB of Ram, I get the Nvidia 256 MB graphics card, I get the DVD burner optical drive. So far so good. Now, another driving factor is that Dell has the nifty cool complete care (tm) plan.

DreamWorks Animation "Shrek the Third": Linux Feeds an Ogre

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Movies

LinuxJournal: All the big film studios primarily use Linux for animation and visual effects. Perhaps no commercial Linux installation is larger than DreamWorks Animation, with more than 1,000 Linux desktops and more than 3,000 server CPUs.

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