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Story openSUSE 12.2 Mantis review - Average srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 6:02pm
Story Slackware 14.0 is Finally Here srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 6:00pm
Blog entry Creating an AD Server for Free using Ubuntu and Samba fieldyweb 29/09/2012 - 12:23pm
Story First Look: GNOME 3.6 srlinuxx 29/09/2012 - 2:17am
Story Firefox: decade of real choice - there's no app for that srlinuxx 28/09/2012 - 6:53pm
Story A Linux user switches to DOS srlinuxx 28/09/2012 - 6:51pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 28/09/2012 - 6:09pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2: Preview srlinuxx 27/09/2012 - 9:22pm
Story GNOME 3.6 Released - See What's New srlinuxx 27/09/2012 - 9:07pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 27/09/2012 - 6:29pm

Venerable Slackware 12 gets a sporty new wardrobe

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Slack Slackware Linux is the oldest surviving Linux distribution, and still one of the most popular. Last week's release of version 12.0 is a milestone for the Slackware team, as it marks Slackware's first use of a default 2.6.x kernel. Other new components include KDE 3.5.7, Xfce 4.4.1, Xorg 7.2.0, and GCC 4.1.2. Slackware is now nearing the bleeding edge without sacrificing stability, making this truly an exciting release.

What is your file system like?

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ITtoolbox blogs: In my previous posting "Linux VS Windows usability" I rambled on about the two operating systems and at how similar they really are. I also alluded that while the interface is similar it is what is underneath in the basic design that really makes the difference. I want to expand on that.

Open Source Community Honors Its Best and Brightest

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CNNMoney: SourceForge, Inc. today announced the finalists of its second annual Community Choice Awards. The awards recognize open source projects which not only have the most supportive community following, but also those which the community's members believe are built with the highest quality, productivity and ingenuity.

Staffing for Linux, not distribution X

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Paul Murphy: Today, for example, the people you hired because they knew Debian Linux might be wrestling with Ubantu - and the SuSe 10 experts you brought in last year will probably be transitioning to some other distribution by this time next year.

Asia stays practical about open source

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ZDNet: Companies in the Asia-Pacific region are warming up to open source software for practical rather than religious reasons. According to a recent IDC study, businesses in Australia, China, India and Korea reported that 25 percent to 70 percent of their software assets are based on open source.

Mozilla Delays Firefox 3.0 Beta

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PCWorld: Firefox 3.0's first beta has been delayed at least six weeks, Mozilla Corp. engineers said Sunday, and it now won't appear until the middle of September.

In the trenches with...Brad Nicholes of Novell

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Matt Asay: I honestly could count the number of employees on one hand that had any understanding and experience of open source. Brad Nicholes was one of them. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Brad. He was the voice of experience on Novell's Open Source Review Board. Some of the insight below is among the best we've had on The Open Road.

Red Hat High 2007: Getting Started

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Red Hat Mag: Today, Sunday, is the first day of Red Hat High, and I’m expecting 47 kids. It’s 4:00 in the afternoon, and orientation starts at 4:30. Of those 47 kids, how many have arrived so far? Three.

Linux: Keyboard Blink Driver

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kernelTRAP: In the ongoing effort to reduce the power consumption of the linux kernel and take better advantage of the tickless kernel patch, Stephen Hemminger posted a patch to make it possible to unload the keyboard blink driver.

CFS scheduler to appear in Linux kernel 2.6.23

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The Linux kernel process scheduler, as you know it, has been completely ripped out and replaced with a completely new one called Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS). How fair it will be, remains to be seen, but in the meantime here's what its original creator Ingo Molnar has to say on the subject.

The Snazzy Way to Logout of Linux

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The Linux Movement: There is this fairly new program called Closure. As for features Closure really doesn't do a whole lot, but what it does it does well. Basically when Closure is just an updated look for the log out menu.

The 10 roles in an open source community

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The Open Source Advocate: Developers are the backbone of every open source community. Without them, the project would not exist. Open source applications need to be converted into a package format before they can be included in a Linux distribution.

Microsoft the copyright infringer

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freesoftware mag: When we consider the situation Microsoft finds itself in with regard to the GNU General Public License (GPL), it is important to consider how one determines when someone has accepted the GNU GPL and, hence, when someone is actually bound by its terms.

Most Important Laptops…Ever!

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CyberNetNews: Modern laptops continue to get more powerful and smaller in size, but we can’t forget about the predecessors that led to the notebooks that we have today. PCWorld put together an article outlining the top-10 most important laptops of all time where they outline the significance of each one. So what laptops made the list?

KDE Commit-Digest for 8th July 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Akademy 2007 draws to a close. Dolphin embedded as the file management view in Konqueror. Plasma continues to mature, with new data engines for Tasks and Bluetooth, and EBN and Task Manager Plasmoids making an introduction.

Linux 2.6.22 Big News

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  • New kernel brings better wireless support
  • Under The Linux 2.6.22 Hood
  • Linux Kernel Update Includes Small Fixes, No Sign Of GPLv3
  • Linux releases a cleaner, tighter kernel 2.6.22

35 Cool Applications to install on Ubuntu 7.04

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linuxondesktop: Ubuntu 7.04 is undoubtedly one of the most popular Linux distribution especially for Linux newbies , now overall it is extremely usable and good but a very limited number of applications are by default shipped with Ubuntu 7.04 . Now here in this article we look at a number of really good applications that are not shipped by default with Ubuntu as well as instructions on installing them.

GIMP Tricks: Chocolate bar with GIMP

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polishlinux: Some time ago I saw a chocolate bar made with Adobe Photoshop somewhere on the Internet. I thought that Gimp can’t do worse than and I got myself to work. It seemed to be quite easy and here is the result in 28 steps.

Open source: The numbers don't tell the whole story

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Matt Asay: Savio has had some interesting posts lately crunching numbers related to open source investments and, most currently, the FSF's financial ability to litigate GPLv3. In both cases, though, I think he's getting a bit too attached to the calculator and detached from reality.

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