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Story ROSA 2012 R1 LXDE: Another super cool spin srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 12:37am
Story Knoppix 7.2 Review srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 12:35am
Story Linux Is On The Move Globally srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 9:30pm
Story The social side of LibreOffice srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 9:28pm
Story XWayland 2D Performance Appears Better Than XMir srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 9:27pm
Story Features Coming In The Xfce 4.12 Desktop srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 9:26pm
Blog entry TM Donation Drive srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 5:01pm
Story few leftovers: srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 4:25pm
Story Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 13.04 (LAMP) falko 30/06/2013 - 10:12am
Story Kubuntu v Ubuntu: looks like the house is dividing srlinuxx 30/06/2013 - 12:19am

Will Penelope be the death of Thunderbird?

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Moz/FF

daniweb: Qualcomm stopped selling Eudora email client back in May and handed over the codebase to the open source community. The Beta 1.0 release is now available for download under the new name of Penelope. Surprising because just a couple of months ago the Mozilla CEO was talking up Firefox and talking down Thunderbird, the original Mozilla email client.

Spanair Takes Off with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux

Red Hat PR: Red Hat today announced that Spanair, one of the largest air carriers in Spain, has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform of choice for its recent IT initiatives. With Red Hat solutions, Spanair is experiencing increased performance and cost reduction.

GPLv3 is officially open source

CBR: The Open Source Initiative's chairman, Michael Tiemann, announced Friday that the organization's licensing board have officially approve the version three of the General Public License and Lesser General Public License as OSI-approved.

IBM adds heft to OpenOffice open-source project

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OOo

cnet: IBM said on Monday that it will join the OpenOffice.org project and pledged to further use the open-source software in its own products.

Care to Ubuntu? Part 3

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Ubuntu

mitchelaneous.com: To continue from where I left off previously, my installation of Ubuntu’s Feisty Fawn (7.04) has been full of nothing but pleasant surprises. Granted, not all applications/software/games will work on Ubuntu….yet. But thanks to some clever people over at the Wine project, that is soon to be a thing of the past.

Windows, Linux vie for honours

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Linux

australianit.news.com: THE energy efficiency battle between Linux and Windows is intensifying, with each claiming to be better at cutting power consumption and avoiding environmental damage.

AMD: GPU Specifications Without NDAs!

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Hardware

phoronix: This morning at the X Developer Summit in the United Kingdom, Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman of AMD have announced that they will be releasing their ATI GPU specifications without any Non-Disclosure Agreements needed by the developers!

Audio Editing Freedom - An introduction to Audacity

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Software

raiden's realm: Audacity is a sound editing program that puts the freedom to create into the hands of the user. It is a vital tool for audiophiles everywhere who love to record, mix and edit their own music or sound files, and for the average joe who just wants to do a little audio editing.

How to give your low-end Canon digital camera RAW support

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HowTos

linux.com: If you have a point-and-click digital camera made by Canon, you may be able to turn on all sorts of features usually reserved for more expensive SLRs. That includes live histograms, depth-of-field calculation, under and overexposure highlighting, and -- best of all -- shooting your pictures in RAW. The secret is CHDK, an enhanced, free software replacement firmware.

Windows, Linux, OS X User Interfaces: All Fluff, No Function

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OS

OSWeekly: I have been wondering about this for sometime now - what defines a professional looking UI for an operating system? Each OS platform has its strengths and weaknesses. But what has me concerned is how each of the three platforms appear to have taken such a fancy to its UI so much that other important features seem to have taken a backseat.

Video Surveillance With ZoneMinder On Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

ZoneMinder is the top Linux video camera security and surveillance solution. In this document I will cover how to get ZoneMinder up and running on Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS or Dapper Drake with the recent updates included.

The March of the penguin

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Linux

dailycamera.com: Shopping for a home computer involves more than just choosing hardware — buyers must also pick what kind of operating system they want to run that new machine. And for most people, that's long meant choosing between Microsoft's Windows, which runs on PCs, or OS, the system that operates Apple's Macintosh. Enter Linux.

Benchmarking the MD3000 powervault under linux

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Hardware

broadband reports: I've been spending some time benchmarking the Dell MD-3000 powervault storage array under SuSE 10.2 x86_64 linux. It is ok for the price we paid (half retail), but this storage array, with the guts of an old IBM DS4100 which had an anemic 485 MB/sec internal bus speed, is not able to max out the total sequential read or write performance of the 15 disks it is able to contain.

Installing eAccelerator on mod_php

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HowTos

FOSSwire: PHP is an interpreted language. That unfortunately means that every time a client requests a PHP page from your site, the PHP interpreter has to re-read the script and compile it on the fly before it is run. It can be beneficial to use a PHP caching system to shave some time off the pageload.

openSUSE 10.3 Beta 3 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Welp, we're in the homestretch now. Beta 3 of openSUSE 10.3 was released a few days ago, and with only one more developmental release before final, we were hoping things were starting to shape up. This release doesn't bring too many surprises or any new eye candy, but most subsystems are stablizing. With 587 MB of changes, developers are homing in on their goal.

John Carmack not as interested in Linux (and OpenGL?)

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Gaming

beyond3d.com: A german publication has posted an interview with Todd Hollenshead, id Software's CEO, that reveals id Software and John Carmack are no longer as committed to Linux as they have been.

Disable Syntax Highlighting in Vim

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HowTos

howto geek: I'm the type of geek that always has an open ssh session connected to my servers, but ever since I switched to using a Mac running OS X, I noticed a huge annoyance in my terminal… the syntax highlighting makes it impossible to read the files I'm trying to edit.

80% on Novell

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SUSE

matt asay: OK, so sometimes I'm wrong. Miguel de Icaza called out an error I made in criticizing Novell for its open-source strategy. I admit that I find it hard to see beyond Novell's patent pact with Microsoft but, as Miguel pointed out in a string of emails between us today, this leaves out a lot that Novell does well.

Vector Linux 5.8 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: In a lot of the same ways I liked Wolvix, I like Vector Linux. On the other hand, there’s enough that’s different that I probably won’t keep it. Part of that might be a sophomore slump having just seen Wolvix in action: It’s a hard act to follow.

2.4.36-pre1, Preventing NULL Dereferences

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "In private discussions, Solar Designer proposed to restrict the ability to map the NULL address to CAP_RAW_IO capable processes only. The idea behind this was to prevent 'normal' users from trying to exploit NULL dereferences in the kernel which have not been discovered yet."

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