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Story Something Gnome3 and Unity could Stand to Learn from Windows 8 srlinuxx 2 18/09/2011 - 5:46pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Mepis 11 falko 18/09/2011 - 10:07am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 8:10am
Story Francois Marier, Debian Developer srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 3:23am
Story Will Ubuntu make to Mainframes? srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 3:21am
Story Joli OS 1.2 review srlinuxx 18/09/2011 - 3:19am
Story 10 Cool Devices That use Linux srlinuxx 17/09/2011 - 10:57pm
Story Revisited: Fuduntu 14.10.1 srlinuxx 17/09/2011 - 10:54pm
Story Arch linux: my perspective srlinuxx 17/09/2011 - 10:53pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News 193 is out srlinuxx 17/09/2011 - 10:50pm

Why GPLv3 says additional permissions are removable

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OSS

As with any copyright licence, software developers who use any version of the GPL can also grant additional permissions to recipients for code that they hold the copyright of. That is, they can say that you can distribute the software under the terms of the GPL, and they can additionally say that, at your option, you can also distribute the software in this way or that way.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 1 Beta Released

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SUSE

Novell has announced the public beta software availability of the first service pack (SP1) for SUSE® Linux Enterprise 10, with general availability scheduled for the second quarter of this year. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 from Novell® features significant enhancements in virtualization, high-performance computing, security, interoperability and system management.

Perens blasts Microsoft/Novell "protection racket"

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SUSE

In a small conference room across the street from the location of Novell's BrainShare conference, free-software advocate Bruce Perens attacked Novell's patent deal with Microsoft and said that Novell was enabling Microsoft to run "a protection racket" with the threat of its patents.

Apt-get Install Ian Murdock: The Q&A

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OS

While we tend to have pretty good visibility into Sun, they do manage to sneak something by us every now and again. Such was the case with today’s surprise announcement that Ian Murdock is leaving the Linux Foundation to join Sun.

GNOME Live CDs II - the return!

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Software

They're back! And this time, they've got company.

Ken van Dine is the man to send all the accolades - he's one of the people behind Foresight Linux, the most GNOME friendly distro around - they release with the latest GNOME release on the same day as GNOME.

The Torvalds Transcript: Why I 'Absolutely Love' GPL Version 2

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Interviews

"First off, I don't even know what the GPLv3 will look like. I would be totally crazy to accept a license for my code sight unseen," Torvalds says.

On March 6, Linus Torvalds responded to e-mail questions on GPL version 3 sent by InformationWeek editor at large Charles Babcock.

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InformationWeek: Can you comment on why you oppose moving the Linux kernel from GPL 2.0 to GPL 3.0?

OLPC comes up with stable Linux build

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Linux
OLPC

The One Laptop Per Child program reported today that after 303 builds, it finally has a satisfactory version of its Red Hat Linux-based Sugar operating system that is considered stable, according to OLPC president for software and content Walter Bender.

Firefox Security Goes Head-To-Head With Microsoft's IE7

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Moz/FF

Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser may have the lion's share of the general market, but when it comes to security types, Mozilla's Firefox open source browser is an even contender, according to a security survey released Monday.

FSF Corrects Novell's Steinman and a Request to End the Mystery

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SUSE

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this interview with Novell's Director of Marketing, Justin Steinman. He is quoted in IT Business Edge as saying the following:

Linux vs. Windows

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OS

With the launch of Microsoft’s new version of Windows (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives. They have MANY reasons for wanting to do so, and I’m going to address a few of those here.

The Fedora Desktop User Guide needs some editing

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Linux

Aimed at new users, the Fedora Project's Fedora Desktop User Guide (FDUG) attempts to address some worthwhile questions: What does its audience want to do? What does the audience need to know to accomplish those tasks? What explanations and layout will help them absorb the information they need as easily and as quickly as possible?

‘Microsoft sucks’, says top blogger

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Microsoft

MICROSOFT’s formerly tame blogger has bitten the software company that made his name when it employed him as a “technology evangelist”.

Robert Scoble writes the Scobleizer web log, one of the most-read sources of technology commentary on the internet.

Mac vs. PC: How Would Linux Fit?

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Linux

What with the popularity of the “Get a Mac” campaign, the inevitable spoofs are numerous. However, Apple’s advertising agency has created a veritable fortress of metaphor with these advertisements. The archetypes seem so accurate that it’s hard to get past the inherent truthiness of the original commercials. Most spoof attempts that I have seen have been pretty weak.

Novell and Microsoft's brave new BrainShare

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SUSE

Microsoft and Novell's partnership is more than the cosmetic addition of Microsoft as a platinum partner to Novell's annual BrainShare partner conference. Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian said during his keynote speech that the company's recent partnership with Microsoft represented an "ecosystem change" for Novell.

Red Hat: Teaching your cluster and storage systems to dance: An introduction to Conga

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HowTos

This article introduces Conga, a new application released as part of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5. Walk through setting up your cluster and storage systems properly. Preview some of the major features of this new clustering and storage management tool.

The problem: Multiple cluster and storage system management tools

Linux audit files to see who made changes to a file

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HowTos

How do I audit file events such as read / write etc? How can I use audit to see who changed a file in Linux?

Mozilla now serving Firefox updates’ betas

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HowTos

Mozilla announced the Mozilla Community Beta Program, which have started pushing Firefox updates release candidates to users who have previously downloaded a beta version.

Screencasting with Linux

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HowTos

Many times a simple screencast showing how to do something by using a series of screenshots in sequence in a video can explain what paragraph after paragraph of words cannot. Linux and a few open source applications make the job of creating such screencasts easy.

The Ubuntu Experience, Part 2

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Ubuntu

PC World recently did a feature article on Operating Systems, and named Ubuntu as their favorite Linux distribution. I decided to document my experience working with Ubuntu, and this second article, Part 2, will detail my experience installing and using applications. I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, 6.1.

Installing More Applications

The when, why, and how of backing up

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News

To protect your AIX system, you need to have a solid backup strategy, multiple backups, offsite storage of data, and a fully tested and proven plan of restoring data to your systems. Having a solid backup strategy decreases downtime.

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