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Story Win back your digital independence with Mandriva srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 4:02pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 5:09am
Story 5 Intriguing New Features in Linux 3.10 srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 2:29am
Story Change OSS Licenses to Make More Money? srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 1:00am
Story A Desktop Seismic Shift to Qt srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 12:57am
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Story In a World Without Open Source srlinuxx 03/07/2013 - 8:22pm
Story AMD Joins TDF Advisory Board To Accelerate LibreOffice srlinuxx 03/07/2013 - 8:20pm
Story The Unwitting Linux Saboteurs srlinuxx 03/07/2013 - 8:19pm

Vector Linux 5.9-Pseudo64-0.1 -- Finally, 64-bit Vector

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Linux

Caitlyn Martin: The first public Pseudo (alpha) release of Vector Linux 5.9 is now available. Normally a release like this wouldn’t be worth blogging about. It’s early development code. The point? There’s a 64-bit version.

FOSS in business?

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OSS

newyork-ubuntu: I am looking for people who are involved in businesses in New York, preferably non IT related businesses who have switched to using Free and Open Source Software. If you know of anyone who fits this description who would be willing to share their experience with the United Nations on Oct 16, please contact Nathan Eckenrode.

Is Linux Really Ready for Simple Users? (Part 1 of 8)

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Linux

desktoplinux: This engaging and insightful eight-part series by Kim Brebach, a consultant with an Australian technology marketing group, explores the suitability of desktop Linux for ordinary computer users. Follow Brebach's often-amusing foils and fumbles as he investigates a veritable alphabet soup of Linux distributions -- from Damn Small Linux to Zenwalk.

Running KDE on the Nokia N770 and N800

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KDE

arstechncia: An intrepid Internet Tablet Talk forum member with the handle "Penguinbait" has provided instructions explaining how to install KDE 3.5.6 on the Nokia 770 and N800 web tablet devices. Not for the faint of heart, the instructions require a bit of command-line work.

Also: KMLDonkey on KDE4
And: KDE-EDU 4.0 Polishing on Saturday

Countries' Comments on MS OOXML - How You Can Help

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OSS

groklaw: I think I see a way we could be really helpful to the ISO folks having to sort through all the 10,000 comments the various countries filed with their votes on MS OOXML.

some howtos & such

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HowTos
  • Zimbra or Google Calendar with Thunderbird and Lightning

  • Implementing quotas to restrict disk space usage
  • Transparent Terminal Windows
  • Increase the maximum number of pseudo - terminals ~ PTY on Linux for remote Login session
  • Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi

Open source in the UK: investigate, approve and ignore

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OSS

CBR: Over a year ago CBR published a look at the UK's adoption of open source software in the UK and promised a later update. That update is long overdue, and is also timely given that tomorrow some of the leading open source advocates in the country will gather in Westminster to debate the future of open source in this country.

Microsoft, Novell Win Key Linux Customers

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SUSE

informationweek: Add Siemens and BMW to the list of major corporations that have agreed to buy Novell(NOVL)'s Linux software and services through Microsoft(MSFT).

Ubuntu On The Road To Bloat

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Ubuntu

The Free Desktop: I boot my Ubuntu laptop and log in. Shortly after logging in, the IO onslaught begins. I open up a terminal and 'top' exposes the offender 'trackerd'. I begin the motion to kill it. This is a familiar sequence for me, something I have done every day since, well, so long ago I can't remember the exact day I started doing it. A few weeks, at least.

Compiz Fusion 0.5.2 - Review

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Software

lunapark: For the next round of Linux Releases (Ubuntu Gutsy, Fedora 8, OpenSuse 10.3, Mandriva 2008 etc) Compiz Fusion should be installed by default in those releases and with the release date looming not far ahead the time is ripe to give you a preview of what to expect from the latest Compiz Fusion.

Grouping Pages By Mobility

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "The objective of this patchset is to keep the system in a state where actions such as page reclaim or memory compaction will reduce external fragmentation in the system," Mel Gorman described his set of thirteen patches labeled "reduce external fragmentation by grouping pages by mobility v30".

Unholy alliances -- get used to them

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OSS

infoworld blogs: After reading through some of your comments in response to last
week's post on Microsoft's apparently unholy alliance with Novell, I felt a bit as though I'd been dropped into an episode of "The Odd Couple."

Undocumented Firefox Tips

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Moz/FF

PCWorld: While Microsoft's Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser, there's a reason many techies (and about half the visitors to PCWorld.com) use Mozilla's Firefox browser: Control.

Ubuntu and Red Hat praise IBM as it joins OpenOffice.org community

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OOo

daniweb: One who has already joined the gang is Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu with which OpenOffice.org is distributed. Scott Crenshaw, Red Hat's Vice President of Enterprise Linux, agreed.

Ubuntu dominates Lenovo Linux distro poll

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: Last week, Lenovo competitive analyst Matt Kohut wrote a blog entry about Linux on laptops. The blog entry, which included extensive criticism of Linux's laptop support, explains why Linux "just isn't ready" for the laptop, and provides insight into some of the challenges faced by OEMs that support Linux.

Office software shootout: OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Micosoft Word, round three

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Software

linux.com: Every few years, I check in on how OpenOffice.org Writer compares to Microsoft Word. With Microsoft Office 2007 now out for six months and OpenOffice.org 2.3 about to be released, what's the situation today? To find out, I compared the two programs on the tools that most intermediate to advanced users are likely to use.

Shuttleworth Foundation backs ISO ruling

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OSS

tectonic: The Shuttleworth Foundation has announced its support for the decision by the The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) to reject the Microsoft-driven bid to fasttrack the OOXML document format as a second official standard.

Linspire Needs to Drop OS, Focus Exclusively On CNR

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Linux

OSWeekly: Linspire fans thought I was nuts when I first suggested giving up their OEM business. Even Kevin Carmony had his say regarding the issue. With a new CEO at the helm, I suggest again to stop barking up the wrong tree with this Linspire/Freespire dream.

Leftovers, shorts, & stuff

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News
  • Why OpenOffice Needs IBM

  • What do you plan to do on the Software Freedom Day(Sep 15th)?
  • Swapoff Performance
  • Linux is not an operating system
  • linux's biggest enemy
  • Inside the Mind of the Man Who Tried to Milk Linux
  • After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad
  • More Google Phone Rumors: Hello Linux Edition
  • openSUSE Welcome Easter Egg
  • What can IBM do for OpenOffice.org?
  • Inside the world of Google The Dalles
  • Wubi install mechanism bound for Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 9th September 2007

Acer’s “Linux” notebooks… boot. What, you need more?

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Linux

jan-krueger.net: I am always happy to find alternative applications of creativity. Today’s focus is on Acer or, more specifically, on Acer’s so-called Linux notebooks. They come with Linux pre-installed. So that’s fine for basic usage, even if it takes a little getting used to for the more Windows- savvy people. Right?

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