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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 4:37am
Story Mandriva Press Release Raises More Questions srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 3:06am
Story TaskJuggler: a tutorial srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 12:53am
Story Top 10 open source alternatives srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 12:51am
Story Stop Apologizing For Linux! srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 12:50am
Story OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux for KDE lovers srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 12:47am
Story Pimp my Linux desktop srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:38pm
Story 10 things that drive me crazy about current operating systems srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:36pm
Story Is Red Hat the New VMware? srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:34pm
Story A Perfect Image Juggler: Geeqie srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:32pm

Open source managing vital resource

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OSS

A RESEARCH centre focused on developing and commercialising technology products for water management will be launched in Canberra tomorrow.

Open source opens up virtual education

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OSS

After years of listening to software vendors talk-up the potential benefits of e-learning in the classroom, educational establishments are now experiencing a direct correlation between e-learning deployments and an improvement in both grades and student retention.

Biggest Tuxlab launched

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OSS

Local relief agency Gift of the Givers, in conjunction with the Shuttleworth Foundation, has installed the largest Tuxlab in the country. Tuxlab, an initiative started by the Shuttleworth Foundation in 2002, provides learners with access to information by deploying open source computer centres in schools around the country.

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Firefox 2.0 Alpha Is Here!

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Moz/FF

Mozilla is about to gift us again with a faster, more stable and generically better Firefox major release.

Virtualization's Next Stage

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Software

Virtualization came into the data center as a force for server consolidation. Now the next generation of virtualization technology is reaching beyond that into middleware, treating application servers as a virtual resource that can be marshaled to meet a variety of applications' needs and service-level agreements.

PCLinuxOS: A Bright, New, Live-Linux on the OS Horizon

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PCLOS
Interviews

PCLinuxOS (PCLOS) is a nicely-developing, Live-Linux on CD distribution. It is a good desktop Linux, which also can be installed permanently if you like. PCLinuxOS has become increasingly eclectic, drawing on packages from several of the best Linux distros, we asked PCLinuxOS founder and leader, Texstar, about that in an e-mail discussion.

The 'Mandriva Wars' and More

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MDV

The Cyber Cynic podcast with Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols looks at the popular French-based Linux distributor Mandriva and its troubles in eWEEK Podcast #47.

Xara releases sources for GPL'd Xara LX

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Software

The vector graphics package Xara Xtreme so far was only available for Windows. Back in October, the Xara company announced the porting of its flagship product to Linux and Mac OS X. But at the time they consoled hopes for an immediate release to a later date.

Now the day has come.

Another look at Windows Vista

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Microsoft

I decided to take a second look at Vista, especially since this CTP is a fully functional, no restrictions, all programs released. Here are some screenshots and descriptions of the latest build of Windows Vista from Microsoft:

Gotmail 0.8.8 Released!

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Software

The Gotmail project, a perl script which downloads mail from hotmail.com without user interaction, released version 0.8.8 today (actually two weeks ago). Gentoo ebuilds finally made their way into portage today. This is a maintainance release that fixes recent breakage.

Globulation 2 - 0.8.19 Released

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Gaming

Globulation 2 is an RTS game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units. Version 0.8.19 of this exciting gaming experience has been released.

Fedora Core 5 Screencast

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Linux

As reported, Fedora Core 5 has made its way onto mirrors in recent days and users were quite anxious to obtain this release. One such user has posted a screencast depicting the great looks and new features.

Microsoft deal is up, what now Victoria?

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OSS

When the Government of Australia's second largest state Victoria signed an $80 million, four-year contract with Microsoft in May 2002, advocates of open source software and other critics cried foul. Today that contract has just about expired, the Victorian Government has a new CIO, the NSW Government has opened its doors to Linux.

Also: Big Blue powers up Linux in NSW

Mandriva to Offer One Click Software Subscription Service

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MDV

Mandriva is introducing Mandriva One, a combined live and install CD based on Mandriva Linux 2006. In a few weeks, Mandriva will open the first version of Mandriva Kiosk, a one-click Web-based software installation service, to Club members.

No Way Has Innovation in Open Source Reached Its Limit

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OSS

"Linux is good at doing what other things already have done, but more cheaply - but can it do anything new?" That is the question asked by Steven Weber, a political scientist at the University of California at Berkeley, and author of "The Success of Open Source" (Harvard University Press, 2004), in a "Special Report" dated March 16 published in The Economist this week.

McNealy pumps open standards, open source

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Misc

Government agencies need to move towards open standards and managed services to cut IT costs and improve service to customers, Sun Microsystems chief executive Scott McNealy said during his keynote speech at the recent FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) conference in Washington DC.

Setting up a mail server using Postfix in 5 minutes

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HowTos

Continuing the (now lengthy) Server management series, this time we’ll learn how to set up a mail server, using the famous and very secure Postfix mail server package.

Newsmaker: Free software's white knight

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OSS

Eben Moglen, the longstanding legal counsel for the Free Software Foundation, became interested in computers at the age of 12. By 14, he was making money from writing computer programs.

Installation Of Computer Hardware In Georgian Schools To Be Finished By 2009

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Linux

The Ministry of Education of Georgia plans to introduce Linux OS within the frameworks of the Deer Lap, upon advice by the Estonian experts in 2005.

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