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Story GNOME 3.4: A Question Searching for an Answer srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 1:54am
Story Mageia 2 Beta 2 Review srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 1:49am
Story Udev will become part of systemd srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 1:45am
Story Jono Bacon: Quick Ubuntu Accomplishments Update srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 1:41am
Story Porteus, The Portable Community Linux srlinuxx 05/04/2012 - 1:34am
Story The 1% Linux myth srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 9:22pm
Story KDE Ships April Updates srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 9:15pm
Story A Linux user’s Nook experience srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 9:06pm
Story Is April Still A Magic Month for Ubuntu? srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 9:03pm
Story April 2012 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 8:55pm

Quick Tips on Sections in OpenOffice Writer

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OOo
HowTos

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: Sections are great. They're a way to partition off part of the content of a text document and treat it differently.

Mandriva opens Linux development center in Russia

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MDV

Cnews: Mandriva, the official producer of Linux distribution has opened an office in St. Petersburg. One of the main tasks of the company’s representation is to help its Russian users avoid claims on behalf of the governing bodies which not always know the peculiarities of Linux OS licensing.

Max Spevack on Fedora 7, community building

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Linux

Matt Asay: Fedora 7 is hitting the streets, and I was fortunate to catch up last week with Max Spevack, Fedora Project Leader, to discuss new features in this release, and Fedora's contribution to the Linux community and to Red Hat. Fedora tends to get lost in the discussion about Red Hat, but Max made it clear that Fedora is very much an integral, vibrant part of Red Hat's value.

Also:

  • Fedora 7 puts the Linux community in control

  • Howto: Sun Java on Fedora 7
  • Max Spevack: Remixing Fedora 7
  • Announcing the Fedora Award winners for 2007
  • Fedora 7 release party at the Open Source Technolgy Center @ Novell
  • Fedora 7 released

Open Source and the DMCA: What Hath Digg Wrought?

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Legal

technewsworld: When Digg.com tried to follow orders from the MPAA and take down an HD DVD crack code a user had posted on the site, users rebelled so much that Digg simply gave in and allowed the code to remain. Some called it a victory for open source. Lawyers don't see it as an open source issue; however, they question whether issuing high-profile demands to keep the code secret was an effective tactic.

Keyboard-driven environments open a new window on the desktop

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Software

linux.com: If you use a traditional desktop like GNOME or KDE, a keyboard-controlled desktop with a minimum of utilities may seem like stepping back 10 or 15 years in the history of interface design. Why bother, when traditional desktops are easy to use and RAM and disk space are so cheap nowadays?

What I Learned From Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Time4Tea: Mark Shuttleworth and a few Ubuntu developers stopped by the Sun Menlo Park campus on Friday May 4th. I'm not working with Ubuntu, but since I'm involved with the Solaris Companion and with general OpenSolaris issues, I wanted to see what they had to say about third-party packages and about how they do their releases.

Apache: Creating A Session-Aware Loadbalancer Using mod_proxy_balancer (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

mod_proxy_balancer is an Apache module that lets you create a loadbalancer. This loadbalancer retrieves requested pages from two or more backend webservers and delivers them to the user's computer. An important feature of mod_proxy_balancer is that it keeps track of sessions so that a single user always deals with the same backend webserver.

PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

linux n00b: I recently stuck PCLinuxOS 2007 on a 3rd partition on my system, mainly as a test for my fubar’ed video card. First impression: I really like it.

Linux Hostility

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Linux

talk bmc: From subtle to overt (I read a blog recently where the tag was (paraphrasing) “I'll teach my kid MS Windows and Excel, you teach yours Linux, we'll see who gets job first...), the stories are rife, but I do not understand why. But this recent case at IT/360 - LinuxWorld really cheesed me off.

Fedora 7 Prime "Moonshine" Screenshots

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Linux

Phoronix: Out with the Core and in with the Moonshine. Fedora 7 (named Moonshine) is shipping today and marks the merge of Fedora Core and Fedora Extras along with bringing KVM virtualization into the limelight, a new installable LiveCD, a new build system, new wireless firmware, and other desktop improvements.

I’m Going In. (Freedom, Yeah!)

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Linux

Moving to Freedom: One of my problems in moving to free software has been a stubborn resistance to letting go of my old Windows ways and jumping in to the deeper end of the freedom pool. I’ve been getting over my self-directed FUD campaign and am enjoying the learning process these days.

Various Howtos & Tutorials

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HowTos
  • Open source software

  • mySQL command line tips
  • The process that can't be killed.
  • commenting your source code with combo keys in vim

Linux Users Ask for More

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Linux

eWeek: Enterprise IT users are looking for the major Linux vendors to update their enterprise products less frequently and to give them much more guidance about what is included in the patches and upgrades.

Novell unpunished over Microsoft deal-source

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SUSE

Reuters: Software maker Novell Inc. will not be punished by a software foundation that owns rights to much of the code behind the open-source Linux operating system, said a person familiar with the matter.

Also: Glory fades on Novell's Microsoft deal
And: Novell says Microsoft deal is good for Linux business

Upgrading Linux

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Linux
HowTos

SysAdminMag.com: Most Linux distributions have upgrade paths with their installation. They are, however, usually only useful for a sub-release upgrade, such as from 7.1 to 7.2 or 7.3. However, I have yet to run into one that will successfully and cleanly upgrade from one release to the next full release. However, with some thought and a decent understanding of *Nix, it's possible to upgrade or migrate without too much pain.

Mark Shuttleworth Talks Dell, Hardware, Ubuntu 7.10 & More

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Interviews

Phoronix: Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Why Novell Must Not Crash and Burn

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SUSE

Linux Journal: Some people are rubbing their hands in glee at the thought of Novell crashing and burning completely, but such a development could actually turn out to be one of the worst things to happen to free software.

Open-source software makes the invisible man

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Sci/Tech

PC Pro: A University of Liverpool mathematician claims 30-year-old open-source software has cracked the equation that will allow scientists to make objects - such as humans, tanks or even entire islands - invisible.

Patents, MSPL, and the Apache 2.0 License

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OSS

linux devcenter: I’ve had software patents on my mind for several years. After listening to my colleage Allison Randal work on the Artistic License 2.0 for several years, I’ve finally noticed that other updated OSI-compatible licenses deal with software patents in two ways.

Also: Discussing Patents: Two Approaches

Fedora 7 - My Personal Bugfest

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Fedora 7 is to be released in these hours. I already got a copy of the last RC and have been bug hunting since then. And I gathered quite some over the last days, unfortunately, but most are simply due to new, not yet tested application features.

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