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People are gasping for Oxygen

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KDE

wadejolson.wordpress: We’ve got some subtle gradients, some nice shadows, some sexy drop-down menus, it’s thoughtful already - especially for a proof of concept. Let’s assume the drop-down has some fun japanimations or effects. Let’s see how it evolves.

Linux Game Development

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Linux

gamedev: Finding information about how to develop and publish games for Linux is difficult. There aren’t many articles or tutorials written about it, and there is no centralized web site you can go to find all the answers. So I’ve decided to write a series of articles to capture everything I have learned.

Open Source @ School

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OSS

cordweekly blogs: Many of you have likely heard of or even used open source software at one time or another, but I’m constantly surprised at how many people are unaware of the benefits and opportunities open source software presents to us, especially being poor university students.

Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install and use AVG Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that do not do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. AVG Antivirus for Linux is free for private and non-commercial use.

People of openSUSE: Edith Parzefall

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SUSE

opensuse news: Here are Edith Parzefall’s answers to the ‘People of openSUSE’ questions. Have a lot of fun… "openSUSE is simply the best distro and I think the community around it consists of great people really dedicated to improving it."

13 reasons why Linux won't make it to a desktop near you

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Linux

desktoplinux: You're a marketer who finds an exciting new product developed by some really smart people. A great product few people have heard of is the Holy Grail of marketing -- all you have to do is tell everyone about it, and the world will beat a path to your door. Isn't that the theory?

The $150 Linux laptop saga: Where’s this mystery laptop?

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Hardware

zdnet blogs: In July I ordered a $150 Linux-powered laptop in what appeared to be the deal of the century. I’m still waiting. And waiting. But my order is coming–really.

Stallman: If you want freedom don't follow Linus Torvalds

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Interviews
OSS

pcworld.idg: "Please don't call GNU 'Linux'," says Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation. In this interview, he also asks readers whether they will fight for freedom or be too lazy to resist.

Avoid Windows Vista anti-piracy shenanigans by using BSD, OpenSolaris or Linux.

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OS

Pain & Glory: Today I was reading about the “Reduced Functionality” capability of Windows Vista. According to that article, Microsoft has now enabled this capability, which renders a “nongenuine” copy of Windows essentially unusable. Frankly, I just can’t see why anybody would want to use Windows Vista.

How Linux is being subverted.

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Linux

iTToolbox blogs: Linux is in great danger at the moment. That danger started when Microsoft cut their deal with Novell. Many open source advocates recognized this and there was a hue and cry over it. This furor has died down to a large extent and apathy has set in. To combat this the FSF brought out their GPLv3 but this seems to be too little too late.

Also: Microsoft, Novell tout Windows/Linux interoperability lab

Watch out for PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

techzone: Looks like PCLinuxOS is destined to reach its well deserved place in the Desktop Linux world. More and more of my friends, both in India and abroad, are switching to PCLOS. Its like a unanimous verdict. It is truly a system that just works and works fine. It's fast, it's decently stable and has all the Desktop oriented configurations by default.

PC World claims Linux melts laptops

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Linux

the inquirer: THE "TECH" PEOPLE at PC World seem to think that Linux is responsible for creating manufacturing faults.

Xara Xtreme for Linux, a powerful graphics program

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Software

Linux Tip: Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X. Xara Xtreme is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows.

IBM and OpenOffice.org Headlines

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OOo
  • IBM and OpenOffice.org: An Interview with IBM's Doug Heintzman

  • IBM Joins OpenOffice.org: The Q&A
  • IBM Joins OpenOffice.org (The Quick Analysis)
  • IBM makes Microsoft code Open Sauce
  • IBM beats Microsoft over the head with its own code
  • Using OO.o to Beat MSFT in Other Markets

today's leftovers & such

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News
  • VMware Tools Available as Open Source

  • All systems go for validation of updated OpenSSL module
  • Dell E521 and PCLinuxOS 2007 Final
  • Defining Scheduler Task Groups
  • FSOSS 2007 Coming Up!
  • FOSSCamp 2007
  • Linux 2.6.23-rc6
  • Legal summits to tackle Linux
  • IRC Part 2 - Managing a Channel
  • Linux Ping command explained
  • Linux Done Right: A user’s pleasant surprise
  • Another brave horseman steps up
  • Linux kernel enable the IOMMU - input / output memory management unit support
  • Open Source Outlook Choices
  • Plan of Action for Building Communities
  • Windows Vista Aero vs Linux Ubuntu Beryl

Dell releases custom Ubuntu 7.04 ISOs with drivers and fixes

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: Dell has released a custom "remastered" Ubuntu 7.04 installation CD ISO that can be used to install Ubuntu on an Inspiron 1420 or 530. The ISO automatically installs all of the drivers and fixes that are required to make Ubuntu fully functional on those systems.

Using Cedega to play Windows games

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HowTos

polishlinux: Many of you, Linux users, have Windows installed on your PCs for only one reason: it’s a game or a program, written only for the Redmond’s system. In the last few months true alternatives have appeared: Cedega and CrossOverOffice.

Mozilla shows mock-up of Firefox 3.0's Places

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Moz/FF

computerworld: Mozilla has posted mock-ups of Places, one of the most-awaited new features in the upcoming Firefox 3.0., on its Web site. The Places Organizer mock-up uses Windows-Vista styling to show bookmarks, surfing history and downloads in one spot.

A very quick look at elive

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: elive was the last stop on this little four-day distro-hopping junket for the ugly little laptop, and to be honest, I only tried it because someone suggested it on one of the other reviewlets. I’m glad I took a look though: This is a very impressive desktop.

Wearing the Red Hat: A review of CentOS 3.9

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Linux

CLICK: It's not in the "one small step for man" category, but my quest to run something -- anything -- from Red Hat on my VIA C3 Samuel-equipped test box has finally been successful. But not without a lot of effort.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

Software and today's howtos

Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.