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Mozilla's Lawyer Isn't a GPLv3 Fan

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: The GPL version 3 has been out for six weeks, and the debate about whether to adopt it remains heated.

Also: Mozilla 24: A 24-hour worldwide community event
And: Ubuntu Gutsy - Firefox GranParadiso Alpha 7 has GTK Widgets
&: Pimp Your FireFox

GPLv3 crosses the 50% threshhold

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OSS

matt asay: This just in from Palamida: roughly 50% of active projects licensed under the GPL are now GPLv3. In just one month. That's huge.

Ubuntu Kills Linux, Then Self, Dell Suspected of Foul Play

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OS

devside.net blogs: The world wants Linux. And as we all know, the news can’t be wrong. Especially if it’s regurgitated over and over again on every tech site on the net. Just one problem though…

Novell's Victory Over SCO Could Have Downside For Linux Users

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Linux

information week blogs: The free software world spent the weekend celebrating after a judge nixed SCO's ownership claims over Unix and, by extension, Linux. But the ruling did not specifically address SCO's charge that Linux is a Unix knock off--and a case that could have settled that question for good may now fade away as a result of Friday's decision.

How to turn your USB key into a bootable PCLinuxOS system

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PCLOS
HowTos

the distrogue: If you're a hardcore Linux geek, you'll want to take Tux with you wherever you go. Even if you're a normal user, you probably wouldn't mind having a penguin in your pocket.

AMD 8.40.4 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix: Last month marked the introduction of Fedora 7 support with the fglrx 8.39.4 ATI/AMD driver but not much more than that was to be found. Today the fglrx 8.40.4 driver has been released and what changes does the 8.40.4 driver hold in store for Linux users?

SCO Shares Plummet In Novell Ruling Aftermath

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OS

information week: Shares of business software distributor the SCO Group tumbled in early trading Monday following a judge's ruling that the company has no ownership claim on the Unix operating system. As of 11:00 a.m. Monday, SCO shares (NasdaqCM:SCOX) were off about 70% to 47 cents.

Compiz Fusion, our first release. 0.5.2

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Software

This is it. The news you have all been waiting for…

Compiz Fusion Release 0.5.2 is out!

The Problems With Dual Booting

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OS

OSWeekly: Whether your computer is primarily running Windows, OS X, or Linux, are you or have you ever thought about dual booting two operating systems? It can be done, and why only have one when two are twice as nice, or so they say.

Also: Proprietary vs. OSS Software: The Debate Continues

Linux Ubuntu 2.6.22-9-generic Vs Linux Ubuntu 2.6.22-9-My-architecture

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Linux

Tuxcity: In Ubuntu it is assumed a kernel for generic x86 support should be about as fast as a kernel suited for your arch. So lets see how true this is.

Delay in SCO justice gives Microsoft hope

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: SCO lost. Novell owns the UnixWare copyrights SCO claimed. So does this mean any legal threat from Microsoft against Linux is over? I don’t think so.

KDE Commit-Digest for 12th August 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Significant progress in Colour Mixing in Krita. A new, more usable sidebar for okular. International Date Line support, and the merge of Summer of Code work in Marble. Solid is used for hardware detection in Digikam.

Free as in free milk

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OSS

Freesoftware mag: A first draft of this article has been sitting for months in my hard disk. I decided to finish it after reading that Microsoft will offer its operating system and office suite for $3 per machine to developing countries.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 215

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Stephan Kulow, openSUSE Project Manager

  • Statistics: DistroWatch in Asia
  • News: Development release galore, openSUSE updates, Daniel Robbins on Gentoo's
  • Portage, DragonFly BSD interview

  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 3.4e, Freespire 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pioneer Explorer 1.0, Parsix GNU/Linux 0.90r1
  • New additions: MidnightBSD
  • New distributions: IGOS Nusantara, March Linux, S-M-S
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux Newbie’s Survival Guide - Ubuntu Edition

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HowTos

linuxbraindump.org: I wrote this document for new Ubuntu Linux users who are trying it for the first time solo, that is, without a friend or colleague who is experienced with setting up and supporting Ubuntu Linux.

Linux: Better than sliced bread

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Linux

Canllaith.org: I had some pretty stringent requirements for this machine. It needed to be able to be docked and undocked many times a day from a docking station with very little fuss, preferably being able to switch between dual monitor and single without needing to restart Xorg.

Book Review: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks

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Reviews

eriksherman.com: The book Ubuntu for Non-Geeks (2nd. edition) claims to be "a hands-on, project-based, take-it-slow guidebook for those interested in - but nervous about - switching to the Linux operating system."

Linux for Parents - A Beginners Guide to Ubuntu

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HowTos

simplehelp.net: Recently I upgraded my mum from Windows XP to Ubuntu. This page will serve as a central location for all of the beginner-to-intermediate Ubuntu “how-to” tutorials that I create.

Absolute Linux 12.0.2 Review

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Linux

According to Absolute website "Assembled to make installation and maintenance of Slackware easier. Built for speed, stability, security, ease of use and development (if you are so inclined.) I am as confident in it's stability as a stock Slackware box -- and that is saying something"

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BSD Leftovers

  • LLVM/Clang 4.0 Is Running Late Due To Seven Blocker Bugs
    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
  • “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k”
    Yesterday, I was privy to a private email message discussing a topic I care deeply about. I contacted the author and said “You really need to make this public and give this a wider audience.” His response boiled down to “if I wanted it to get a wider audience, I was welcome to do so myself.” So here’s my first ever guest post, from Jordan K Hubbard, one of the founders of the FreeBSD Project. While this discussion focuses on FreeBSD, it’s applicable to any large open source project.

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