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Story openSUSE 11.4 has been twice as successful than 11.3… srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 7:28pm
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Story Top 6 Ubuntu 11.04 Bugs That You Must Avoid srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 7:24pm
Story Ten places Linux and open source can thrive srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 6:06pm
Story Slackware 13.37 is released! srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 6:04pm
Story Mozilla overhauling Firefox graphics, JavaScript srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 6:01pm
Story Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Available srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 5:59pm
Story Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 5.6 falko 28/04/2011 - 10:19am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 7:16am
Story Ubuntu Linux 11.04 review srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 7:14am

The Linux Liability Problem

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Linux

The greatest differentiator between OS vendors is no longer a question of features, function, performance, customer support, security, reliability or any feature of the product itself. The future of computing may depend on the lawyers.

Linux Desktop Testing Project 0.7.0 Released

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Linux

The LDTP team is proud to announce the release of LDTP 0.7.0. This release features number of important breakthroughs in LDTP as well as in the field of Test Automation.

Third Issue of Amarok Weekly Newsletter Released

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Software

Third issue of Amarok Weekly News talks about cross-desktop media player cooperation, cool new additions to Amarok, and refreshed artwork. And again, it also includes useful tips. Enjoy!

Open-Xchange Announces Partnership with MySQL AB

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Linux

Open-Xchange Inc. announced today that it has signed a partnership and support agreement with MySQL AB, the developer of the world’s most popular open source database. This partnership enables Open-Xchange to embed the MySQL database into its leading open source collaboration server.

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 1 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

The first development build for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has been released. While Ubuntu has tagged development builds as Colonies, Knots, and Flights in the past, this time around the development versions will be Herds: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 1, Feisty Fawn Herd 2, etc... Featured in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 1 is GNOME 2.17, new disk analyzer, Linux 2.6.19 kernel, and a massive package merge from Debian. Screenshots @ Phoronix.

Gaming PCs Surpass New Consoles

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Hardware
Reviews

Featuring water-cooled microprocessors, beefy graphics cards and gigabytes of memory, current high-end gaming PCs are light years ahead of the latest consoles from Microsoft Corp., Nintendo Co. or Sony Corp. However, they come at a hefty price, however.

Free Tennis - Tennis simulation game for Linux

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Gaming

Free Tennis is a free software tennis simulation game for Linux. According to the site, The most notable features of Free Tennis are: More Here.

Richard Stallman in Guayaquil

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OSS

Yesterday at 18:30, I had a first-hand opportunity to see Richard Stallman live. He came to Guayaquil, Ecuador for the first time ever to give a series of talks on Free Software. The first talk was on Free Software and the ethics and values of the movement. The second talk, due today in the morning, was about the dangers of patents in the field of software.

Speaking UNIX, Part 5: Data, data everywhere

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Linux

One of the most common problems of managing large numbers of computers is how to keep so many systems up-to-date and consistent. Take a look at several techniques that illustrate how to move files among systems and how to keep such far-flung data in sync. In Part 5 of this series, let's look at a handful of techniques that can help keep explosions of files under control.

Edgy Woes During Monitor Upgrade

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Ubuntu

I’ve had some good things to report on Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 recently. So when I recently purchased a new Dell 1907FP LCD monitor to replace my old CRT monitor I was expecting a fairly painless exercise. After all, I was just replacing a monitor. Surely it couldn’t be that difficult with Ubuntu Edgy, could it? Maybe it was my turn at last to experience some Edgy woes.

How to include "My Computer” or “My Documents” icon on your Desktop : Ubuntu

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HowTos

For those of you that recently came from the wonderful world of windows you might prefer to have quick access to “My Computer”, “My Documents” and “Trash” right there on the desktop. This tutorial will outline how to have those icons included (or removed).

Better Beryl beats vanquished vista

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Microsoft

Even though I am quite at home on the command line and tend to use it quite a bit I am still an eye candy junkie. I suppose it is from my windows background but still I can't help it. If I am going to stare at a screen all day it may as well look pretty. I had heard all the hype about the new windows vista and its fantastic new eye candy enhancements that just makes your time at the computer so pleasing you won't want to leave it. I was mildly interested in seeing what they have done but I wasn't going to immediately rush out and buy a copy. From my past experiences from win95 onwards each new version of windows is just the same'ol'samo with a bit more icing on the top.

IBM votes against Microsoft document standard

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Misc

IBM voted against the certification of Microsoft Office document formats as an international standard at a general assembly of Ecma International on Thursday.

Making a distribution secure

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Linux

There's no dearth of Linux distributions to choose from. With so many to choose from, one might think it's as easy as picking up the Linux kernel, throwing in a few applications, setting up respositories, making ISOs and you've got a shiny new Linux distro. Well, there's more to a Linux distro than assembling applications and making sure everything works. A lot of time and effort, at least for major distros, is spent on making the distribution secure and getting updates out in a timely fashion.

Crop Circling Firefox With Asa Dotzler

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Moz/FF

The man behind SpreadFirefox.com told WebProNews the story of the Firefox Crop Circle, and how a bunch of students pulled off a memorable feat through hard work, persistence, and a nudge from Lady Luck.

Microsoft Office lock-in and the deal with Novell

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Microsoft

I can't urge you strongly enough to read the article entitled How Vista Lets Microsoft Lock Users In. This is perhaps one of the biggest hidden weapons Microsoft has in its arsenal that could sabotage Linux and OpenOffice.org if Microsoft succeeds in its attempt to plug SUSE and all Novell's "interoperability" bonuses.

New LPI policy is certifiably bad

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OSS

When the Linux Professional Institute was formed, the mantra was "vendor neutral" Linux certifications that don't arbitrarily expire. I bought into the LPI, now it is biting me.

Template contest results show off capabilities of OOo

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OOo

The contest resulted in some superior and innovative work. "Some of
the templates show just how advanced and flexible Openoffice.org's
Opendocument Format is as both a Word and Spreadsheet ODF processor.
The winning templates and many others breaks a myth that
Openoffice.org cannot do advanced editing functions like Microsoft

Directory services made easy with Fedora Directory Server

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HowTos

Directory services play a vital part in today's networks by helping administrators manage network users and resources. Now Fedora Directory Server (FDS), Red Hat's open source LDAP server, makes setting up an enterprise directory server on Linux simple. I decided to give FDS a try to implement single sign-on for a network of Linux computers.

Opening the door to interoperability

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Interviews

Should open source developers feel uneasy about the recent deal struck by Microsoft and Novell to make their operating systems work with each other? Bill Hilf and Roger Levy spoke to Computer Weekly about how the alliance will benefit users.

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