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Story The FSF about Free Games srlinuxx 17/07/2011 - 3:49am
Story Slackware Turns 18 srlinuxx 17/07/2011 - 3:47am
Story Canonical Hiring Consumer Marketing Expert srlinuxx 1 16/07/2011 - 11:53pm
Story How to best choose hardware for Linux srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 10:51pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 184 is out srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 10:45pm
Story At last, the Bird became the Thunderbird srlinuxx 1 16/07/2011 - 9:06pm
Story Debian 7 might come in a GNU Hurd version srlinuxx 1 16/07/2011 - 8:12pm
Story Missing Functionality From The Linux Graphics Drivers srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 7:59pm
Story What I’ve learned from (nearly!) a year of open source srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 5:07pm
Story Firefox Is Going 64-Bit: What You Need To Know srlinuxx 16/07/2011 - 5:05pm

Red Hat endorses KVM virtualization

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Linux

KVM, a new virtualization technology that lets Linux computers run multiple operating systems simultaneously, has won a significant endorsement from Red Hat.

Indecisive? Try my new LDC.

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Linux

I finally got around to doing something I've been meaning to do for a looong time: coding my own Linux Distribution Chooser.

No Valentines on the cards for Open XML, OpenDocument

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OSS

It may have been Valentine's Day yesterday, but there are no love letters being exchanged between duelling electronic document formats, OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Open XML. Instead, Microsoft, the backer of Open XML, took a public swing at ODF supporter IBM.

Microsoft requires reviewers to sign Zune license

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Microsoft

Most of us are used to proprietary license agreements for software products -- especially those made by Microsoft -- and perhaps to a limited extent, for some types of hardware as well. In requesting a review package for the Microsoft Zune digital audio player, I was recently presented with something I had never seen before: a license agreement for the actual review materials.

Novell CEO: We'll 'fight' Vista (Updated)

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SUSE

Novell will continue its march against Microsoft and any uptake of Vista despite a recent alliance with the software giant.

Show Me that Updated Gnome Main Menu

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SUSE

How often do we Linux advocates and enthusiasts hear the complaint that Linux lacks the polish and refinement that users expect from their desktop? For most end users, it doesn’t matter how good the underlying software is. If the interface sucks, then the software itself sucks.

Flash for Linux -- It's Not for Designers

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Software

In a well attended session at the LinuxWorld Open Solutions Summit currently underway in New York, Emmy Huang, flash product manager for Linux and James Ward technical evangelist at Adobe, described in great detail the efforts that Adobe is making with Flash for Linux.

Also: D1: Flexing Penguin Muscle: The Next Generation of Flash Player on Linux

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Running on a Toshiba Satellite P20-801

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Reviews
Ubuntu

From the offset I feel it necessary to say that this Toshiba notebook as I have found it is made for Ubuntu 6.06. The installation was distressingly simple and hassle free. The installation took just over 45 minutes with 1GB.

Five Free apps you use every day and never realise

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Software

In no particular order, let’s take a quick look at some free/open source software that you are very likely to use (even if indirectly) every single day, and you don’t even realise exists.

How to set up your own local Ubuntu repositories with apt-mirror

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HowTos

If you’ve got a little bit of bandwidth and a bunch of Ubuntu machines to update, it’s almost a no brainer to set up your own local ubuntu repositories.

GoboLinux's recipe for delicious package management

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Linux

GoboLinux is a unique distribution in many ways. GoboLinux is perhaps best known for its alternate filesystem hierarchy. But how does one install applications under such a radical directory structure?

How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu

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HowTos

This short article describes how you can search for missing packages with apt-file on Debian and Ubuntu systems. apt-file allows you to search for a file name, and it gives back the name(s) of the package(s) containing that file so that you can install the appropriate package.

My Favorite FF2 Tip

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Moz/FF

The first time I needed a tip for Firefox 2.0 was to make its tabs have the close button "like before" I was pointed to kb.mozillazine.org. What I welcomed warmly was another collection of FF2 tips and tricks: Random Firefox Tweaks.

Asian Countries Making the Switch to Open Source

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OSS

Asian countries have started switching from proprietary software such as Microsoft's to open source, it was reported Tuesday at the eighth annual Asia Open Source Software Symposium (AOSSS) in Denpasar, Indonesia.

Filesystem encryption in mixed environments with TrueCrypt

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Security

If you want to encrypt your sensitive files so that no one can access them without your personal password or decryption key, you have several options. But if you want a free, cross-platform, open source encryption application, try TrueCrypt.

Future of Debian Weekly News

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Linux

After I learned that the Debian project is indirectly paying some of its developers $ 6,000 my motivation to work on Debian issues in favour of other things dropped. Suddenly other duties and tasks became more important and hence weren't neglected anymore in favour of Debian work.

The Road to KDE 4: Okular and Ligature Document Viewers

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KDE

Focusing again on applications this week, specifically I'll look at two of the promising document viewers for KDE 4, Okular and Ligature. They are two of the rising stars of KDE 4, but they both have their roots as KDE 3 applications that have grown up.

Xubuntu offers appealing desktop alternative

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Sometime earlier this year my notebook, a low-end IBM R50e, got slow. It used to be reasonably zippy and Ubuntu worked extremely well on it. Then it just became downright sluggish and applications would often take ages to open. But having gone through the pain, and failure, of trying to install Ubuntu Edgy, I decided to look for an alternative.

New open source advocacy group announced

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OS

Ten well-known companies within the open source community have pooled their resources to form an advocacy group designed for companies to adopt open source solutions for their business needs.

Is the OS really going away?

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OS

When it comes to operating systems, the prevailing wind -- to paraphrase Claude Rains in the movie Casablanca -- hails from somewhere other than Redmond. Or at least, that's what we're led to believe.

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