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Story Red Hat Shares Up 15.1% srlinuxx 11/11/2011 - 11:19pm
Story Speedy Firefox 9 Beta Versions Take Their Place in Line srlinuxx 11/11/2011 - 11:17pm
Story Linux Mint: The new Ubuntu? srlinuxx 11/11/2011 - 11:16pm
Story Linux poll leaves The INQUIRER's readers divided srlinuxx 11/11/2011 - 11:14pm
Story Kubuntu 11.10 Review srlinuxx 1 11/11/2011 - 5:14pm
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Story Full-fledged Ubuntu or Debian GNU/Linux on your phone!? lefty.crupps 11/11/2011 - 3:01pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 11/11/2011 - 2:11pm
Story Enabling Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) falko 11/11/2011 - 9:39am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 11/11/2011 - 9:04am

Canonical wants open-source cooperation

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Ubuntu Linux backer Canonical has launched a beta version of its Launchpad service, part of an effort to make open-source programming methods a better match for Microsoft.

Reactions to Debian's v4.0 release

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Now that Debian 4.0, Etch, has finally arrived, what do people make of it?

Out in the blogosphere, some users like it. Over at Jed's Sandbox, this Gentoo Linux user finds that "Debian is stable, period."

Other users are also excited about a new and stable Debian. Still others, however, have found that Debian isn't as stable as they'd like.

Showing Windows the door

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I’m now running Ubuntu Feisty Fawn beta on my main blogging gear – an MSI S260 laptop - and I haven’t stopped saying “wow” since when I finished installing it late Monday night.

Puppy Linux : A Linux distribution that runs completely on RAM

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Over years size of software along with processing power of computers have increased considerably , i still remember the first Linux distribution i used was Red Hat Linux 5.2 Came on a single CD , now RHEL or Fedora comes on a DVD or 5-6 Cd's , even Windows has Grown Tremendously in size and memory requirement the latest Windows Visa requires almost 2GB of Ram and a fast processor to run flawlessly

GPL 3: Will Somebody Get Short-Changed, No Matter What?

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Whether or not the GPL 3's controversial "grandfather" clause ever sees the light of day, it's sure to carry impacts of one sort or another, not just on Novell and Microsoft, but also on competitors, business customers, and smaller Linux toolmakers. Just about any way you flip the coin, somebody's bound to get short-changed(or to feel that way, anyhow).

Debian/Ubuntu tip - flushing out your repository cache

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The Aptitude package management system built into Debian, Ubuntu and other Debian-derived distributions is top quality and makes it really easy to get software from out there on to your machine from one convienient interface.

Debian 4.0 finally arrives... does anyone care?

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A few months late, Debian 4.0, aka Etch, has been released, but how many people actually will be running it?

Eight reasons why Ubuntu is the Linux poster child

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  1. Its large user base. Because Ubuntu is so popular, it becomes even more popular. This viral marketing was the same thing that made YouTube successful.

  2. Hardware support. One of the most common complaints among new Linux users is that their new hardware is not supported by any Linux distribution. Well, with Ubuntu, hardware support is added within days of the hardware coming out.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 2 - Desktop

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The Desktop section of the Control Center focuses on the functionality and layout of the desktop(s), the taskbar, and the windows themselves, how they function, behave and what features are turned on or off. This section mostly covers functionality and focuses very little on the actual "eyecandy" experience of the system.

The true nature of open source

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In the beginning…open source was pure and unadulterated. Over time, the idea of community-build software that is free and unfettered by sticky licensing terms and fees caught on with IT buyers, and the disruption of the old order began.

Learn how UNIX multitasks

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On UNIX systems, each system and end-user task is contained within a process. Learn how to control processes and use a number of commands to peer into your system.

Review: Pardus Linux 2007

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Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. Installation is simple and not much packed with features. I realized it when the screen some thing that I could not understand Sad Then I rebooted again with installation CD and found that there is a language selection option to choose English and a few other languages also.

Ubuntu: Who Needs Vista?

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Back in my university days, when Netscape was the latest web browser on the scene and the Pentium MMX was the power user’s processor of choice, UNIX was part of my everyday life. Since graduating, my chosen desktop operating system has been Windows of some variety.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 197

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

Browser aims to open up the web

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The key developers behind forthcoming changes to the Firefox browser reveal their plans for how the popular program will change.

The difference between online and offline, the web and the desktop will blur in the near future, Mozilla's Mike Schroepfer has said.

Debian Etch: first impressions

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Debian deserves some extra attention. The latest release is being distributed and I have no doubt that it will be installed on quite a few machines over the coming days and weeks. Personally I want to try it on the iMac Indigo and on a virtual machine under VMware. The netinstal images were a breeze to download and that was enough for now.

Mandriva Spring 2007.1 Releases to Early Seeders

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Comme supposé hier soir, l'heure des Early Seeders est arrivée !

Trop tard pour moi, le coffre de la voiture est déjà plein. Les enfants sont installés. Il ne manque plus que le conducteur Smile

A bientôt.

More Here.

The Linux Foundation Announces LSB Update and New Testing Tools

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The Linux Foundation has announced an update of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and the release of a new testing toolkit. The update to LSB 3.1 introduces new automated testing toolkits for distributions and application vendors, linking development more closely to certification.

Bandwidth monitoring with vnStat

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If you want to monitor and manage your Internet bandwidth, perhaps to make sure your ISP is not overbilling you, try vnStat, an open source, Linux-based application that gives you a clear picture of your bandwidth usage. This command-line application is simple to install and easy to use.

Firefox captures users with its add-on tools

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Tens of millions of Internet users have switched to the Firefox Web browser, often for its protection from scammers and spyware writers who generally tailor their coded mischief for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

But security isn't the only virtue to Firefox.

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today's leftovers

  • Acer updates Chromebook 15 with 12-hour battery life -- $199 exclusively at Walmart
    Chromebooks are not for everyone, but for many home users, it is absolute perfection. If you live in the web browser -- as many people do nowadays -- laptops running Google's Linux-based Chrome OS are a godsend because they are maintenance free. No need for confusing OS upgrades or anti-virus software. It just works, and it works well. Since they can now run Android apps too, they could become a serious threat to Microsoft and Windows 10. One of the most attractive aspects of Chromebooks is price -- they are often quite affordable. Today, Acer refreshes its 15.6 inch Chromebook 15 with a mind-boggling 12 hours of battery life. Best of all? It starts at $199. Yes, this model will get Android app support in a future update too.
  • Of Life, Linux and Karma Angels
    Angel filed appeal after appeal only to be denied on every attempt. Texas is an "at will" employment state so being terminated for cause can mean anything. Over the next few weeks, Angel became more and more fearful of losing her house, as she had just purchased it a year before. On top of that, her HP desktop had taken a nose dive into severe brokeness and that made it extra difficult for her to look for work. I put together a decent desktop for her and installed it that day, and was a Linux computer. Angel didn't have even the slightest problem with the new machine, and she wasn't particularly good at using one. So, let's put another slash in the falsehood that Linux is too hard for the everyday user. Most of them anyway. YMMV. To her glee, the OS picked up and configured her Epson all in one without her lifting a finger to do so. She almost clapped for happiness, stating that in Windows, installing that printer had been a nightmare, even with the included driver CD. And just to pinpoint the time frame for you, it was the summer of 2006.
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to launch on Linux in November, Mac version delayed
    Feral Entertainment has announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be launching on Linux in November. Feral Interactive is currently working on the Linux port of the game. In September the game development studio announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided would make its way to two additional platforms: Linux and Mac. The Linux version of the game will most likely make use of OpenGL or Vulkan to power its graphics engine.
  • Mad Max: It Came From The Desert to Linux
    First of all, let me get one thing straight out of the way, so you know where I come from. I did not like the recent Mad Max movie. Like, not at all. Not that I mind the post apocalyptic theme. I used to like the older Mad Max’s just fine (probably the first one the best). The new one…meh. The Max character had virtually no back story (as thin as a sheet of paper) and he was just acting like a crazy person from beginning to end. The story’s premise was boring and just an excuse for endless and not so impressive action scenes. So there was nothing redeeming it. I know this is not the mainstream opinion of the movie (everyone apparently thought it was the best thing ever since sliced bread) so I can only attribute this phenomenon to either mass hysteria or simply a clear decrease in movie expectations. The Force Awakens‘ success, despite being a mediocre movie and certainly underwhelming compared to the original trilogy, certainly echoes the same trend. I guess you cannot beat nostalgia. Just tag a Millennium Falcon on and you get a free ride no matter how incoherent the story or the characters are.
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  • "dnf update" considered harmful
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  • Supporting UEFI secure boot in Debian
    The Debian project can be accused of many things, but jumping too quickly on leading-edge technology is not one of them. That can be seen in, among other things, the fact that there is still not a version of the distribution that supports the UEFI secure boot mechanism. But, as Ben Hutchings explained during his 2016 Kernel Recipes talk, such support is in the works, and it will be implemented in a uniquely Debian-like manner.
  • The Lenovo Yoga Book Is the Future of Laptops, But It's Missing an Operating System
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  • Another Broken Nexus 5
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