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Story ‘New Unity Stack’ Approved for Ubuntu 13.04 srlinuxx 16/03/2013 - 3:02am
Story OpenMandriva's "Get a Face" Finalists Chosen srlinuxx 16/03/2013 - 2:55am
Story Linux Mint Debian 201303 RC Sneak Peek srlinuxx 16/03/2013 - 12:15am
Story Enlightenment desktop – Yes or no? srlinuxx 16/03/2013 - 12:08am
Story Shell Game srlinuxx 15/03/2013 - 10:35pm
Story Move Over GIMP, Here Comes Krita srlinuxx 15/03/2013 - 10:31pm
Story Kali Linux 1.0 review srlinuxx 15/03/2013 - 10:27pm
Story In Pictures: A visual history of Linux srlinuxx 15/03/2013 - 8:02pm
Story DesktopBSD brought back to life srlinuxx 15/03/2013 - 8:01pm
Story OpenSUSE 12.3: Proof not all Linux are bonkers srlinuxx 15/03/2013 - 6:43pm

Bruce Perens Declines 60 Minutes Interview

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technocrat.net: 60 Minutes called yesterday regarding the Hans Reiser story - Reiser is a brilliant filesystem developer and is about to go to trial.

today's leftovers

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  • Linux Testers Wanted for EVE Online
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  • An Interview with Matt Asay
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Minty Dell(icious)

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Linux

Steve Carl (bmc blogs): Success with one Dell leads to trying another. The "old" Dell also runs Linux like it was made for it. Oh. Wait. Linux is made for almost everything.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

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Linux

debian.net: The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename Etch). This update adds security updates to the stable release, together with a few corrections to serious problems.

Manage your photos with digiKam

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HowTos

freesoftware mag: It’s been said that for a free software desktop to succeed it needs to address the needs of the average home user. Managing digital photographs is just one of those needs. Let’s see how one of the more popular free software photo management applications, digiKam, measures up.

KDE 4: cursor themes, LinuxMCE, some impressions

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KDE

liquidat: Current KDE 4 SVN has an improvement that makes it possible to change the cursor theme without re-starting X. Also, the LinuxMCE team now officially cooperates with KDE to merge technology where it makes sense. I also took some general KDE 4 screenshots to gather some impressions.

Also: Raptor Menu flip Effect

Linux: Moving 4K Stacks Forward

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a series of 5 patches, Jesper Juhl propsed moving 4K stacks from a debug feature to a non-debug feature, defaulting it to be enabled in the -mm tree.

Information sharing at the NSA (video)

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Misc

linux.com: The topic of information sharing among US intelligence agencies, the FBI, and other federal agencies has attracted attention since 9/11. At Defcon XV, I had the opportunity to ask Tony Sager, chief of the National Security Agency's Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group, about information sharing within the agency.

Linux Mint Takes on a KDE Flavor

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Linux

desktoplinux: Linux Mint, a community Linux distribution that includes some proprietary elements for a better "out of the box" user experience, is now available in an edition with KDE as its desktop environment.

Razer DeathAdder Linux Program

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Software

phoronix.com: As was pointed out in the Phoronix Forums, there is now an open-source utility to configure your Razer DeathAdder mouse under Linux.

Debian Turns 14 Today

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Linux

Tom-buntu: Debian, the Linux distribution that Ubuntu is based on, is 14 years old today. Incredible!

OpenOffice.org developer talks about plans for OOXML support

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OSS

arstechnica: Michael Brauer, the OpenOffice.org XML project lead and OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee Chair, has written a blog entry about the progress of native Office Open XML (OOXML) import filter development for OpenOffice.org. Brauer explains the importance of supporting OOXML in OpenOffice.org and also describes some of the challenges associated with supporting an emerging document format.

People of openSUSE: Martin Schlander

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse news: Here is the interview with Martin Schlander, also known as ‘cb400f’, from Denmark. He is the coordinator for Danish translations.

How to install Ubuntu Linux on the decTOP SFF computer

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HowTos

librenix.com: I recently bought a decTOP small form factor (SFF) computer. My goal was to build a cheap, fanless, quiet, and low power consumption Linux server. This article details the steps I used to build the USB boot/installation drive and install Ubuntu 6.06 on the decTOP.

Book Review: The Official Ubuntu Book

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Reviews

techbookreport: It should be no surprise that Ubuntu has so quickly established itself as one of the leading Linux distributions. Now, for those looking for a book to help them on the way, the Official Ubuntu Book is out in a new edition to match the 7.04 release of the software.

Counting the roots of growth: BSD vs Linux vs Solaris

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OS

Paul Murphy: I think we all know which of the three major Unix variants has the largest number of paid up licenses for non embedded use, which generates the most headlines, and which offers the highest reliability. But which one is growing fastest?

3Com banks on open-source strategy

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OSS

ZDNet: Speaking at a media briefing in Malaysia on Tuesday, Peter Chai, vice president and general manager of 3Com Asia-Pacific, said the company's open services networking (OSN) platform will enable its customers to create and build relevant applications on top of its hardware offerings. The OSN infrastructure runs on Linux.

Addon tools for OpenOffice.org Writer

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Tips: I received this information a while ago and have been meaning to blog about it for some time. After a cursory look, it's a set of macros that provide the following tools:

Law Firm Goes SUSE Linux: Deposition at 11

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SUSE

opseast.wordpress.com: A Vancouver B.C. law firm has overruled Microsoft Windows’ objection to being replaced with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10. After testing a number of competitive desktop Linux distributions, Giroux chose SLED 10, citing it’s speed and included applications as a deciding factor in SUSE’s favor.

Fighting Megatron: five steps to freedom

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OSS

FreeSoftware Mag: The free software world is being attacked by a large, wealthy, brutal monopolist, who I’ll call “Megatron” for today. As I wrote last month, Megatron is driving its OOXML tank through the village church of open standards. It’s a serious challenge to the community, and in this article I want to explain how we fight back.

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