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Story Slackware Needs Your Help srlinuxx 1 16/04/2012 - 7:17pm
Story More FUD About Security of GNU/Linux srlinuxx 16/04/2012 - 5:48pm
Story Debian Project News - April 16th srlinuxx 16/04/2012 - 5:44pm
Story Shadowrun Returns Will Have Linux Support srlinuxx 15/04/2012 - 8:19pm
Story Try Calligra 2.4 for a New Microsoft Office Alternative srlinuxx 1 15/04/2012 - 1:12pm
Story Dream Linux 5 - New and Different srlinuxx 14/04/2012 - 5:06am
Story Firefox To Require Permission For Plug-Ins srlinuxx 14/04/2012 - 5:02am
Story 20-million new Ubuntu Linux PCs in 2012? srlinuxx 14/04/2012 - 4:19am
Story Microsoft Spins Off Open Source, Hopes to "Build Bridges" srlinuxx 14/04/2012 - 3:26am
Story Mandriva's Alive! srlinuxx 14/04/2012 - 3:23am

Defcon Review

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Reviews

linuxgames: Computer-room four star generals are probably disappointed with the lack of Real-Time-Strategy games for Linux; the last commercial release worth playing was either Introversion's own Darwinia, Tribal Trouble, or Linux Game Publishing's Majesty. Before that, there was Kohan. In the commercial realm we are missing out on great games like Company of Heroes or Supreme Commander. The most recent indie RTS games of note were Gate 88 and Galcon. Is Defcon worth playing? Let's find out together!

OpenSUSE aims Linux initiative at schools

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SUSE

desktoplinux: Novell's openSUSE project has launched a new initiative dedicated to advancing the public awareness of the popular Linux distribution in the educational community.

Interview w/ Andy Ritger, Director of Unix Software at NVIDIA

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Interviews

abclinuxu.cz: Lubos Dolezel has interviewed Nvidia's Director of Unix Software, Andy Ritger. Topics include NVIDIA Linux graphic driver improvement, nvnet driver development, and community relations.

Installing nVidia Graphics card on Ubuntu

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Linux
Hardware
HowTos

I keep upgrading my Home PC with better peripherals to make it to breathe better for long time. The recent one is a nVidia Graphics card of model 6200A - 256MB - 8X from Zebronics. I have installed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) for home productive purpose. Here is the steps I did to install this Graphics card in Ubuntu.

A Dell/Ubuntu Laptop - Right out of the box

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Ubuntu

bryceharrington.org: The day Dell announced I ordered one of their laptops, and today it arrived. I popped open the box to see what's included. The only Ubuntu-specific thing included was the CD. I half-expected to see the 'DELL' logo on the blue-shirted guy. Wink

openmeetings - Open source video conferencing and collaboration with OpenLaszlo

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Software

zdnet blogs: Sebastian Wagner has released an open source project called openmeetings. openmeetings is billed as a “video conferencing and group collaboration application” much like Adobe Connect. This one is built on top of OpenLaszlo with the new streaming media support and Red5, and open source media sever.

Microsoft's shady deals with Xandros and Novell

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Microsoft

CLICK: By making "intellectual property" deals with commercially oriented distributors of Linux, Microsoft isn't alienating anybody it hasn't turned off already.

Also: Xandros Deal Isn't Identical to Novell's: Picking One's Way Around the GPL?

Free Software Magazine Issue 18

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OSS

Issue 18 is here and with it another bunch of great articles all about free software. We have Andrew Min showing us how to dual-boot Windows and Kubuntu. There's Mitch Meyran's in depth article on 3D desktops and Xavier Calbet's one on Fractal generation.

After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad

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Ubuntu

sys-con.com: My recent switch to a single-boot Ubuntu setup on my Thinkpad T60 simply floors me on a regular basis. It has some elegance to it - bet you never heard that about a Linux desktop before.

Novell's Nightmare Microsoft's Halo Only Stretches So Far

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SUSE

sys-con.com: OK, so let's cut right to what everybody wants to know. In the two quarters since its hackles-raising deal with Microsoft was signed in November, some 49,000 SUSE certificates have been activated. They are worth $91 million. Microsoft could buy more. Unless of course the GPLv3 intervenes and the tentative grandfather clause currently protecting the deal gets dropped.

Also: Strengths of Open Source opposing Microsoft patent threats

Firefox flaws raise Mozilla security doubts

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Moz/FF

LinuxWorld: The Mozilla Foundation said last week it has patched several serious security flaws in the popular Firefox browser, bugs that also affect the SeaMonkey browser and the Thunderbird e-mail application.

Also: New zero-day bugs crop up in IE, Firefox

Automatix - A Review…sort of

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Software

shift+backspace: For those of you who use Ubuntu and have not heard of Automatix, stop reading and go get it! Automatix contains many dozens of applications that help make the initial Ubuntu set up so much easier.

June 2007 (#139) Issue of Linux Gazette Online

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Linux

This month's issue of Linux Gazette is ready and online. This month's highlights include Creating an Unkillable Process, Installing Perl Modules as a Non-Root User, and Writing PostgreSQL Functions in C.

Sidux vs. Mint: Can You Live the Pure Open Source Life?

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Linux
-s

There are valid and compelling reasons why one might want to use only Open Source Software. Avoids any patent or IP legal issues, better security, and encourages innovation are just a few. Many, like myself, would like to be completely Open Source if it didn't mean losing too much functionality. Can your computer environment be entirely Open Source? What might we give up if we chose that path?

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 10 - System Administration

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: Today's section, System Administration, covers a lot of administration of various features of KDE, including how it handles logins, date and time, and more. This is not for the fait of heart, and you can make a mess of things to the point of even locking yourself out of KDE.

Dell Offers Ubuntu, What About OpenOffice?

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OOo

SolidOffice: One of the other top ideas on Dell’s IdeaStorm website was to preinstall OpenOffice (and Firefox, and some other FOSS apps) on the Windows boxes Dell sells. From a simple end user standpoint, this option would benefit a larger number of Dell customers.

Encrypt and sign Gmail messages with FireGPG

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Software

linux.com: Gmail may be an excellent Web-based email application, but there is no easy way to use it with privacy tools like GnuPG. The FireGPG extension for Firefox is designed to solve this problem. It integrates nicely into Gmail's interface and allows you to sign and encrypt not only email messages but also text snippets from any Web page.

Xandros Takes Microsoft's Linux Patent Protection

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Linux

internetnews.com: Xandros and Microsoft today announced they have entered into an agreement that, on the surface, is remarkably similar to the one forged between Microsoft and Novell last year.

Typing Break and WorkRave: Keep RSI at Bay

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Software

Ubuntu Blog: GNOME is very advanced when it comes to providing methods to save your hands. There is the Typing Break in GNOME’s keyboard preferences dialog, but for those of us who are not satisfied with a fly swatter to swat flies, there is workrave.

The new OpenOffice.org Charting Tool Coming in OpenOffice.org 2.3

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: For anyone who has grown weary of the current OpenOffice chart tool, or for anyone who has attended my classes and grown alarmed at hearing that charting is as much art as science, there is some relief in sight.

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