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Story What you can learn from the monster LibreOffice project srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 6:24pm
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Story The State of Open Source Office Software in 2013 srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 4:16am
Story Fuduntu 2013.1 in my production setup! srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 4:14am
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Story Review: Chakra 2013.02 "Benz" srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 12:18am
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.8 (Part 3) srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 12:07am
Story Fedora 18: Graphical Installer Horror srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 12:06am

HP Offers Open-Source Code

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OSS

pcworld: Hewlett-Packard is releasing to the open source community the computer code for a software programming interface that helps manage large data sets in high performance computing environments.

Lenovo to sell laptops with SUSE Linux

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SUSE

Reuters: Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's No. 3 PC maker, said on Monday it would start selling laptop computers preloaded with Linux software from Novell Inc. instead of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.

Shuttleworth: Microsoft Fracturing the Open-Source Community

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Microsoft

eWeek: Microsoft has succeeded in fracturing the Linux and open-source community with the patent indemnity agreements it has entered into with several prominent vendors, Ubuntu leader and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth told eWEEK.

The first KDE 4.0 beta hits the streets

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KDE

arstechnica: KDE 4.0 is very exciting, though not yet production ready, and that shows with this weeks' release of the first beta. It's a beta release for a major software project and thus, it comes complete with bugs, crashes, missing artwork, and other goodies one would expect such as new code, new technologies and fun toys.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 214

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: GParted LiveCD vs Parted Magic

  • Statistics: DistroWatch in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • News: MEPIS returns to Debian roots, Ubuntu dismisses Automatix, Carmony leaves Linspire, Medison Celebrity offers low-cost notebook with Fedora, Murdock explains future of Solaris
  • Released last week: Arch Linux 2007.08, Puppy Linux 2.17.1
  • Upcoming releases: Asianux 3.0, Foresight Linux 2.0
  • Donations: FreeNAS receives US$350
  • New additions: Webconverger
  • New distributions: CPX mini, FreevoLive, JUXlala, Klikit-Linux, OSWA-Assistant
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

BLACK HAT - Mozilla says it can patch flaws in 10 days

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Moz/FF

LinuxWorld: A Mozilla Corp. executive has vowed that his company can patch any critical vulnerability in its software within 10 days, a sign that Mozilla may intend to step up its efforts to improve security.

Why Microsoft Is Going Open Source

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Microsoft

LinuxJournal: No one would have believed me if I had said five years ago that Microsoft would have a page on its Web site called “Open Source at Microsoft.” That's right: Microsoft has released not one but several pieces of code as open source. Moreover, it's submitting some of its home-grown licences to the Open Source Initiative for approval. So what is going on here?

Also: Microsoft Would Love to Hate Open Source

Nvidia Linux driver 100.14.11 and Linux kernel 2.6.23

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Reviews
HowTos

Well, they're not working together. Unless you're not willing to tweak it a little bit. So, out of the box, you won't be able to test brand new Linux CFS scheduler. Fortunately, the driver needs only few simple fixes to compile properly.

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony resigns

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Linux

linux-watch: In an interview today with Linux-Watch, controversial Linux leader Kevin Carmony confirmed rumors that he had resigned as CEO of desktop Linux vendor Linspire on July 31.

Graphics pros will find good tools in compact Grafpup distro

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Reviews

linux.com: Grafpup 2.0 is a compact Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux and aimed at graphics professionals. It offers a variety of options for installation, a custom set of configuration utilities, and a niche suite of applications for digital artists.

GIMP Animation Package 2.2.2 Released

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GIMP

Version 2.2.2 of gimp-gap, the GIMP Animation Package, is now available. This release fixes some bugs, updates translations and prepares gimp-gap for the update to GIMP 2.4.

Telco Dumps Red Hat For Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

LinuxWorld: Providing location information to thousands of mobile phone users is all in a day's work for Ubuntu Linux, which has replaced popular enterprise distribution Red Hat for Locatrix Communications' mission-critical workloads.

Run a Linux server farm for nix

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Linux

iTWire: One great thing about Linux is its rock-solid nature even when you load it up with as many daemons and services as you like. Yet, often “best practice” dictates you separate out some apps across a couple of servers or at the very least provide a safe development environment which is distinct from your production environment.

It's a LinuxWorld. Or Is It?

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Linux

internetnews.com: Instead of having nothing but Linux, the keynote lineup will also have a few speakers who are apparently going to be talking about more than just Linux. That is if they talk about Linux at all.

Road Warrior: Switching from Windows to Linux

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Linux

whattheythink.com: Occasionally I have written about how Linux has become a viable alternative operating system for the desktop. While you can get some excellent versions of Linux that are completely free, such as the very popular Ubuntu (on my notebook), you may be better off paying for some of the other versions.

Idea: Unify the Ubuntu name

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Ubuntu

The Open Source Advocate: Everyone agrees that Ubuntu is making huge progress towards mainstream adoption. But what do we mean when we say "Ubuntu"? Don't we really mean *buntu, a collection of all Ubuntu versions? How do we explain this to the mainstream user?

"Fake Steve Jobs" is Daniel Lyons, in case anyone wants to sue

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Misc

groklaw: The New York Times has the news that Fake Steve Jobs, the anonymous blogger pretending to be Apple's Steve Jobs, is actually Daniel Lyons of Forbes. Why am I not surprised?

Red Hat to offer whitebox Linux desktops globally

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Linux

iTWire: The world's largest Linux vendor Red Hat will release a pre-installed desktop version of Linux globally in September. The new Red Hat desktop targeting primarily small business users will be available on cheap whitebox Intel PCs and, according to Red Hat, will not try to be a Windows clone.

Linux Gamers’ Game List

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Gaming

FOSSwire: Finding good Linux games, whether they’re community built or commercial offerings, isn’t always that easy and that’s why icclus.org maintain a Linux Gamers’ Game List. It has 371 games

Linux 2.6.23-rc2 Kernel Performance

phoronix: While the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is only weeks into development, it's already generated quite a bit of attention. With all of this activity surrounding the Linux 2.6.23 kernel we've decided to conduct a handful of benchmarks comparing the Linux 2.6.20, 2.6.21, 2.6.22, and 2.6.23 kernel releases so far.

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