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Story Linux Foundation Joins the GNOME Advisory Board srlinuxx 01/08/2013 - 11:37pm
Story KDE – the Prism Breaker srlinuxx 01/08/2013 - 11:35pm
Story Why it is worth to build open source software srlinuxx 01/08/2013 - 7:57pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 01/08/2013 - 4:35pm
Story Is Red Hat Destined for Greatness? srlinuxx 01/08/2013 - 4:51am
Story FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, Windows 8 srlinuxx 01/08/2013 - 4:48am
Story OpenMandriva Beta Postponed, YaST Gone Ruby srlinuxx 01/08/2013 - 4:47am
Story Is the Ubuntu Edge phone doomed? srlinuxx 31/07/2013 - 10:11pm
Story A year of Linux desktop at Westcliff High School srlinuxx 31/07/2013 - 10:09pm
Story Korora Linux: More Than Just Another Fedora Clone srlinuxx 31/07/2013 - 10:07pm

Some Howtos

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HowTos
  • All your apt cache belongs to us!

  • Setting time the right way, the Linux way
  • Different Ways of Taking Screenshots in Nokia N800
  • How to Trigger Xchat from Firefox
  • Saving Bandwidth With Apt-Cacher : Revisited
  • Restart Apache Server without affecting existing connections

OpenOffice.org community conflict leads to fragmentation

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OOo

artechnica: In a blog entry posted yesterday, developer Kohei Yoshida expresses his frustration with Sun's excessively bureaucratic specification process and unwillingness to compromise and communicate with members of the community.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Preview (Release is Tomorrow)

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SUSE

cybernet: For the longest time I was always a huge fan of OpenSUSE. Up until about a year ago that was all I used on the Linux side of things, but Ubuntu’s quickly rising popularity caused me to start using that more. Tomorrow, however, will mark the release of OpenSUSE 10.3, and I flipped through a lot of documentation today to see what it was going to include.

Mythbuntu: Mythbuntu 7.10 Public Beta

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Linux

swik.net: The Mythbuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta of Mythbuntu-7.10. Together with this release, we're opening the gates of our very own Mythbuntu forums. We've fixed a lot of bugs since Alpha 4 and also introduced some new features.

Performance of radeon free driver

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Software

tsdgeos.blogspot: The other day, i updated to KUbuntu gutsy and saw it ships a free graphics driver for my Ati X300 card (r300 based). I switched to it from the non-free driver but i have went back. Why?

Open Source Funds Dried Up?

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OSS

internetnews.com: The flow of money for open source and Linux-related vendors slowed up a bit in the third quarter compared to last year's figures, according to The 451 Group analyst Matthew Aslett. But the news isn't all bad.

Microsoft opening up .Net Framework libraries

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworld: Opening up to developers, Microsoft is releasing its .Net Framework libraries under the Microsoft Reference License, which allows viewing of source code but not modification or redistribution, the company said on Wednesday.

Also: Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

What Fedora needs is some direction - and online upgrades

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Linux

silfreed.net: Since Fedora is a distribution for developers by developers in order to test out new technology, the main tree ends up being a hodge-podge of whatever each individual maintainer feels like working on. If Fedora had a better sense of what it should be doing it would polarize developers along the same path rather than everyone working for their own goals.

Read webmail from any email client with FreePOPs

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Software

linux.com: You can send and receive messages from most Web-based email services with your favourite email client by using FreePOPs, a webmail access daemon.

Will open source become as bloated and decrepit as proprietary software?

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OSS

matt asay: Jesse Robbins over on the O'Reilly Radar offers up a sobering reminder to those of us who feel that we are disrupting the software industry for the better: we may well end up becoming that which we disrupt.

Also: Trust in open source software soars
And: Open source tells content owners adapt or die

Cult of the Mad Penguin

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Linux

Linux Journal: Last Wednesday, I went to a pub with some people from work. I wore a t-shirt I picked up at Linux World Boston in 2003. As my co-workers left one by one, I moved to the bar to strike up a conversation with the bartender. "Hi!", the guy said. "I see you're wearing a Linux shirt."

Ubuntu wins 2007 Linux and Enterprise Open Source Readers' Choice Awards

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OSS

sys-con.com: SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program, widely considered to be the most prestigious award program in the software industry, is a community-driven process in which the products participating in the program are nominated by the industry's vendors, customers, and users, as well as by the readers of SYS-CON Media's industry-leading i-technology publications.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Release Party at the OSTC at Novell

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SUSE

suserants: We are having an OpenSUSE 10.3 RELEASE PARTY on the Novell campus. It will be in the Open Source Technology Center (building A) on Thursday at 6:00 PM. Alrighty, you have been tasked with spreading the word and bringing all your friends.

Novell punts world's most expensive Linux distro

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SUSE

the register: One of the favourite public refrains of the FOSS movement is that Windows is too expensive, and that Microsoft swindles consumers, governments, taxpayers, penguins, and orphans.

Networking 2.6.24 Merge Plans

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I'm a bit behind after investigating the TCP performance issues that turned out to be HW specific problems. It's a bit of a disappointment, I thought maybe there was a cool bug to fix in TCP :-)" explained David Miller, posting his networking merge plans for the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel.

Why Should You Use Linux?

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Linux

raiden's realm: It's a question that most people wouldn't give a second thought to. And why should they? It's a completely different operating system that we see advertising for, that we see installed on every computer at major stores and that we find compatible software for in those same stores.

Michael Meeks on Sun and OpenOffice.org

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OOo

o'reilly onlamp: Michael Meeks hacks on OpenOffice.org (and other code) for Novell. While very few people question Sun’s generosity in purchasing Star Office and subsequently opening the code, there have been persistent questions regarding the community management of the project.

Opera Tips & Tricks

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HowTos

cybernet: Opera is an extremely customizable browser, but it does so much that it can be difficult to remember it all. Then again you would have to know what it does in order to remember it. Smile Today we want to walk you through a dozen tips and tricks that will inch you closer to becoming an Opera grand master.

Announcing the KDE 4.0 Release Event

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KDE

dot.kde.org: On January 17-19, the KDE community will present KDE 4.0 with a Release Event at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the anticipated release of KDE's new desktop environment.

Is Ubuntu losing its crown to PCLinuxOS?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

tectonic: Quick. Name the most popular Linux distribution. You probably guessed Ubuntu, Suse or Mandriva ... but what then? Which other Linux distributions are likely to make a top ten list?

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