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Story SolusOS Eveline 1.2 Review srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 5:41pm
Story The inner workings of openSUSE srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 5:39pm
Story Why Linux on the desktop is still struggling srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 5:37pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:13pm
Story 10 award-winning open source apps to try today srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:31am
Story KDE On Wayland Won't Happen Anytime Soon srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:23am
Story But what happened to the desktop? srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:20am
Story Experimental Animation and Video Techniques in Linux srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:17am
Story Should the root account be disabled in Fedora 18? srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 5:46pm
Story A glimpse of Mandriva 2012 Alpha1 srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 5:39pm

The Apple way and the Linux way

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Jem Report: Today I tried to help a Mac user save some pictures to a DVD. There were more than 1GB of photos, so it made more sense to use a DVD than two CDs. Unfortunately, Mac OS X thinks that you need to make movies when you insert a blank DVD disc -- it has no idea that you want to save data to it. What you, the user, want to do does not matter. All that matters is that you do what Apple says a computer should do. This is "the Apple way," and some people find it enjoyable.

Is Red Hat doing its part to win the 'open source' war?

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the register: Should you believe Red Hat's claims that its new Exchange marketplace for "open source business applications" contains nothing but open source business applications? We say "no" - since not even Red Hat appears to have a good answer for this question.

/dev/hello_world: A Simple Introduction to Device Drivers under Linux

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linux devcenter: Since the misty days of yore, the first step in learning a new programming language has been writing a program that prints "Hello, world!" In this article, we will use the same approach to learn how to write simple Linux kernel modules and device drivers. We will learn how to print "Hello, world!" from a kernel module three different ways.

Top Ten List of Software YOU Need in Ubuntu Linux

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hexydes.com: After using Ubuntu Linux for the past six months or so, I finally came across probably the last piece of software that I thought was "missing but really should be there".

Microsoft: Please let us tax you, Red Hat! Please? Pretty please?!?

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Matt Asay: The sad thing is how foolishly consistent Microsoft is on this patent thing. And confused as to what open source means. Here are just three points that Microsoft is making clear, which are completely wrong:

Fiestiest Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

techzone: On 19th April 2007, Kubuntu became the feistiest release of Ubuntu family. Since then my Kubuntu edgy installation was informing me about a new version of Kubuntu. Finally I decided to try it and ordered a i386 CD through Kubuntu Shipit.

Novell To Release Update for Real-Time Linux

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Linux Electrons: Novell has added new enhancements to SUSE® Linux Enterprise Real Time and has unveiled new partnerships that expand the ecosystem around Novell's low latency Linux solution.

OpenOffice.org charts undergo cosmetic surgery

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OOo

linux.com: OpenOffice.org suffers from a wildly inconsistent user interface (UI) that combines unique elements with borrowings from Microsoft Office. Now, in the upcoming version 2.3, it is finally having some of the cosmetic procedures it so badly needs -- at least in the charts subsystem.

Free Software Folly

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eWeek: The Free Software Foundation—which deserves much of the credit for delivering these liberties—may find itself in the odd position of being likewise jettisoned by a large and important part of its user base for the FSF's refusal to respect the needs and desires of its own stakeholders.

Bring Order to Your Open Source

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Linux Planet: As open source makes greater inroads within IT organizations, it's time for companies to get serious about creating policies and governance models around its use.

Linux: LibATA PATA Status

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Alan Cox posted an updated LibATA PATA (IDE) status report on the lkml. Improved from a previous status report [story] he noted, "current kernels now support HPA (Host Protected Area) but default to honouring it. Probably a wrong default for PATA but we need to decide the right way to expose it nicely."

Will Open Source Developers be Well Paid?

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Interviews

itmanagement: By his own description, Dirk Riehle is a major fan of open source software. Riehle, leader of the open source research group at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California, spends countless hours theorizing about the economics of this emerging software trend.

PCLinuxOS leaves behind Ubuntu

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Linux

linuxdistrorevs: Finally PCLOS has taken lead from Ubuntu on the last 3 months based rankings on distrowatch.com. The H.P.D. today showed 2669 for PCLOS against 2668 for Ubuntu.

How to use Amarok to manage your iPod in Linux

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element 14: This tutorial will take you through the steps to use Amarok as your iPod manager.

Win 25 000 euro for fighting Microsoft

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Microsoft

tectonic: The Foundation for Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) has offered a prize for the best campaign against Microsoft's attempt to gain international standardisation for its Office format.

Dell warns of Vista upgrade challenges

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Microsoft

ZDNet: Dell has taken the unusual step--for a PC vendor of its size--of toning down its sales pitch for Microsoft's Vista operating system and warning businesses of the migration challenges that lie ahead for them.

How to show the number of reboots before next forced fsck

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Ubuntu Geek: show the number of reboots before next forced fsck.This package displays during startup and halt the number of mounts for each ext2/3 partition before an fsck will be forced, so that the user will not be suprised.Very useful for people that often reboot.

Installing Google Desktop On PCLinuxOS 2007 And Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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howtoforge: This article shows how you can install the Linux version of Google Desktop on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop and an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) desktop. Although the program is still marked as beta, Linux users can already search for text inside documents, local email messages, their Web history, and their Gmail accounts.

A sysadmin toolbox for Web site maintenance

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Software

Linux.com: I run a small but fairly active Web site from a home server, as was commonly done back in the early days of the World Wide Web. What started as a learning project soon grew to be my primary hobby. It takes a bit of knowledge of Linux systems, various open sourced applications, and how the Internet works to start a Web site from scratch. Here are some of the applications and tools that help me stay on top of things.

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