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Story Google Chrome Adds WebM Video, Drops H.264 srlinuxx 12/01/2011 - 5:56pm
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Story For an Old or Slow PC, Try Puppy Linux 5.2 srlinuxx 12/01/2011 - 2:23am
Story PC-BSD development in 2011 srlinuxx 12/01/2011 - 2:20am

Opera adds "Widgets" to device browser

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Opera Software has updated its brower for Linux-based set-top boxes, portable media players, game consoles, and other devices. Opera 9 for Devices mainly adds support for "Widgets" -- small applications based on web standards, and rendered in standalone browser windows without toolbars or other chrome.

The Glory of Choice

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Misc

There are so many variants of Linux to discover and each has its own particular emphasis and individual strengths. One of the more unusual ones I’ve seen is the “Christian” edition of Ubuntu, the latest version of which was released on September 4. This is yet another development which indicates the flexibility of Linux.

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PCLinuxOS .93A (Big Daddy) Review

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PCLOS
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Plenty of Linux distributions are out there to play with, and sometimes one of the good ones slips by. I haven't paid too much attention to PCLinuxOS in the past, and it turns out I was quite remiss in not doing so.

Alien Arena 2007 Released!

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Gaming

Alien Arena 2007 has been released for Windows and Linux on September 2, 2006, nearly one year after the 2006 version. My how much can change in one year!

Online word processors: A hands-on comparison

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Software

The last year has seen the first appearance of online word processing applications such as ajaxWrite, ThinkFree Online, Writely, and Zoho Writer. Online office applications are an unproven product in a new market. To see how worthwhile they were, I compared their interfaces, basic and advanced features, and their document export and administration capabilities.

KOffice: Summer of Code students deliver the goods

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KDE

Under the KDE umbrella, the KOffice project took part in the 2006 Summer of Code with four participants. The summer is over, the season of mists and long hacking nights has arrived and the question that's obviously in everyones mind is, have these five delivered -- and, more importantly, will Gabor, Alfredo, Emanuele, Thomas and Fredrik continue hacking on KOffice?

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Vote For Linus

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OSS

Open source software is part of the IT furniture these days, but it is only 15 years since Linus Torvalds put out the first Linux release. Is the inventor of Linux one of your IT greats?

Open Source: changing the world and web

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OSS

Let’s face it, not everyone is a tech junkie at this stage in their life (I know that I am not) but the further one gets in their college career, the closer we get to the corporate realm, and it is important to note one of the most interesting tech issue revolutionizing our world, open source programming.

Review: Novell Suse Linux Enterprise 10

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If you’re planning to deploy Linux, the Suse Linux Enterprise 10 is a hard act to beat, especially if migrating from or integrating with Windows.

Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake: Solving Hardware Compatibility

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Reviews

So most of us have read review after review on just how fantastic Ubuntu is. And you know something, they're right - this really is a fantastic Linux distribution for the newer Linux enthusiast. But there often times appear to be some confusion as to accomplishing tasks they once would do in Windows pretty easily. On the whole, the confusion stems from hardware compatibly issues and today we are going to look into resolving those issues with ease.

Report on the Fourth International GPLv3 Conference

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OSS

Last month the Free Software Foundation (FSF) held its Fourth International Conference on GPLv3 at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. Around 150 participants from all over India and abroad, including Japan, France, and Germany, attended. Since this was the first conference after the second draft of GPLv3, which saw several extensive revisions, both Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen painstakingly explained the new draft, and took many questions from attendees.

PC-BSD Interview

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Interviews

PC-BSD is one of the newest additions to the BSD family. The focus for this project is to create a user-friendly desktop experience based on FreeBSD and it has quickly garnered attention from media and the community. Kris Moore founder and lead developer of PC-BSD took some time off to answer a few questions about the past and current state of the project in general and its relation to KDE in particular.

Savage: The Battle for Newerth now Freeware

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Gaming

If you woke up this morning, and felt like dropping half a bill to get Savage:TBfN from Tuxgames. Well DON'T! As of September 1st, 2006, s2games released their gem, Savage: The Battle for Newerth, as freeware for Linux, Windows and Mac users.

ATI Fedora Installation

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HowTos

Introduced in the 8.27.10 display drivers was packaging support for Fedora Core. Presently supported by these scripts are Fedora Core 3, 4, 5, and the initial support for 6 (Test 2). Also supported is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. Generating these RPM packages of the fglrx drivers is actually quite an easy process. Below are the general guidelines.

GNOME 2.16 Released

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Software

Although we are awaiting official announcements, it appears gnome 2.16 has been finalized. According to release notes and packages on mirrors, it is here.

Linux Surveys

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Linux

Is Linux dying in the embedded space? Or is it healthier than ever? Surveys don't paint a clear picture.

DOS lives! Open source reinvents past

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OSS

Twelve years after Microsoft announced it would stop development of DOS, an open source replacement - FreeDOS - has hit its 1.0 release.

Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.2

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Reviews
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I've been a bit intrigued since first hearing of Ubuntu Christian Edition. I had previously downloaded version 1.0, but didn't get around to testing it. I hadn't deleted it yet in hopes I'd find the time to review it. So, when 1.2 was recently released, I thought here was my chance. But after testing it, I'm left scratching my head.

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