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Story Compiz – The most rock-solid window manager ever srlinuxx 05/12/2010 - 5:22pm
Story Xfce 4.8pre2 Released srlinuxx 05/12/2010 - 5:20pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 152 srlinuxx 05/12/2010 - 5:19pm
Story Trying to go back srlinuxx 05/12/2010 - 5:17pm
Story Puppy Arcade 10 released srlinuxx 05/12/2010 - 5:15pm
Story Installing SugarCRM Community Edition On Fedora 14 falko 05/12/2010 - 5:03pm
Story Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1 review srlinuxx 3 05/12/2010 - 11:52am
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 05/12/2010 - 6:18am
Story “Microsoft is working towards establishing a long-term community connection” srlinuxx 1 05/12/2010 - 12:43am
Story RYZOM – A Science Fantasy Linux MMORPG! srlinuxx 04/12/2010 - 10:33pm

Woohoo! Slackware Linux 11.0 RC1 Released!

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Slack

The long development process of Slackware Linux 11.0 is about to conclude - that's according to Patrick Volkerding who has declared the "current" tree as RC1: "There are still a few changes yet to happen, but let's call this Slackware 11.0 release candidate 1." Other recent changes include upgrade to stable kernel 2.4.33; upgrade to udev 097, and rebuild of glibc 2.3.6 for both 2.4.33 and 2.6.16.27 kernels. The new release will ship with X.Org 6.9.0 and KDE 3.5.4, and will provide SeaMonkey instead of Mozilla.

Novell and Red Hat spat over Xen

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Software

Novell's chief technology officer, Markus Rex, has hit back at criticism that the company included an unstable Xen virtualisation environment in its new Linux server, pointing to support from hardware partners.

Doubts dog anonymous Thinkpad code for Linux kernel

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Linux

DOUBTS have arisen over lines of code an anonymous submitter sent to the Linux kernel mailing list on August 6th. The programmer is hiding behind a pseudonym, Shem Multinymous. Fellow Kernel programmers are divided over accepting the code or not.

Open Source Eyes Telecom

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OSS

The open-source movement might not be making Cisco Systems Inc. nervous yet, but it's definitely intent on becoming a serious factor in the networking sphere.

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CLI Magic: Enhance your YouTube viewing pleasure

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HowTos

Publishing your own video on YouTube, or watching other people's videos, is all the rage these days. Why are we talking about YouTube, in a column about the CLI? Because this week we're writing about youtube-dl, a clever little CLI tool that's easy to install and and use to fetch YouTube videos.

Thailand Plans 1 Free Laptop Per Child

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OLPC

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has announced that an ambitious project to provide low-cost laptop computers to all of Thailand's millions of elementary school students will begin in October.

The U.S.-based "One Laptop per Child" project aims to deliver up to 30 computers to Thailand in October and 500 more in November, Thaksin said in a nationwide radio broadcast on Saturday.

'Honest' open source licence aims to close GPL loophole

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OSS

An Open source entrepreneur has published a new 'Honest Public Licence' (HPL) that aims to close loopholes which let firms offering hosted applications escape key stipulations of the General Public License (GPL).

Windows Site Linux Distro Reaches 0.3

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Linux

Tech news and discussions website, Neowin.net, has started developing it’s own distribution of Linux, titled Shift, which has just reached version 0.3.

Linux Collaboration: All About The Apps

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Software

For years, pundits have proclaimed that the Linux Desktop is coming, and yet it was still lacking in some of the critical collaboration apps that enterprises rely on. Some have argued that without key collaboration applications that can interface with Microsoft's Exchange, enterprises won't adopt Linux. That's going to change this year.

Researchers: OpenOffice.org Security 'Insufficient'

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Security

With Microsoft's Office suite now being targeted by hackers, researchers at the French Ministry of Defence say users of the OpenOffice.org software may be at even greater risk from computer viruses.

IBM Unveils Linux IM, HP Unveils Debian

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Linux

IBM is taking instant messaging to Linux—on both the desktop and server. The company will use the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to announce that it will support Linux. Hewlett-Packard, of Palo Alto, Calif., will use LinuxWorld to announce global support for the Debian Linux distribution.

Linux Phrasebook Reviewed

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Reviews

One of the greatest strengths of the Linux operating system is the power of the command line. Scott Granneman has compiled a collection of Linux commands that will allow you to do almost anything you need to do from a terminal.

Class Assignment: Implement a Open Source Solution for Non-Profits

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OSS

The undergraduate students in the George Fox University management and business information systems program will be asked to solve an organization's information system problems. Students will rely on open-source software.

Java on Linux vs MS-Win XP

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Just talk

The computer lab we were using at Western Oregon University had Windows XP on all the machines. The first day of class, I used Win-XP for a few minutes--but I just couldn't stand it anymore . . . I whipped-out my PCLinuxOS CD I'd brought along with me, and proceeded to install Linux on the machine . . .

Elive 0.5 Beta-3.1

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Linux
Reviews
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As announced on Distrowatch, "The new generation of Elive has started and the beta-3.1 for the future version 0.5 is officially released. Version 0.5 is based on Dsslive with kernel 2.6.15 and X.Org 7.0. Other new features include SATA support, better compatibility with amd64 processors, new drivers for wireless networking, and several improvements to the hard disk installer. Enlightenment 17 now comes with a beautiful Lucax theme, while Firefox also has an exciting, never-seen-before look." It was time for Tuxmachines to take another look.

Abit KN9 Ultra w/ Fedora Core 5

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Hardware

The Abit KN9 Ultra is backed by the NVIDIA MCP55 Ultra and supports IEEE-1394a, Dual Gigabit LAN, and all of the other Abit extras we are delighted to see back. The KN9 Ultra certainly looks like it may stack up well on paper, but let's see if Abit has truly returned to their famed past set by such motherboards as the NF7-S and IC7-MAX3.

Aurox 12.0 RC1, The Polish Lady

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Linux
Reviews

What is Aurox 12.0-RC1 DVD? First of all, it's a LiveDVD, and an installable one (à la MEPIS, Ubuntu 6.06, and so on). Based on kernel 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 (i686), its FC5 origin is pretty obvious, no matter the welcome page after the install will still mention FC3 and FC4. And what is that Aurora has and Fedora Core has not?

PrBoom Version 2.4.5 is released.

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Gaming

Fixed crash when saving the game in levels with lots of monsters, Unified software and opengl engine into one binary, Added video mode selection to menu, fix demo desyncs on E1M5 on x86_64 systems...

Instant Linux for Windows admins means no installation

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Linux

Many Windows administrators want to try out Linux without having to install an entirely new operating system alongside XP, or reformatting their hard disk. Now there's a way to get "instant Linux" – with the free software called Knoppix.

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