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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 445 srlinuxx 27/02/2012 - 7:00pm
Story For Flash on Linux, There Are Open Player Alternatives srlinuxx 27/02/2012 - 6:57pm
Story Linux Mint Debian Edition - Big Changes on the Way srlinuxx 27/02/2012 - 6:56pm
Story Fedora Scientific, an interview with Amit Saha srlinuxx 2 27/02/2012 - 7:05am
Blog entry Ubuntu 11.10 as an alternative to OSX on the Macbook Pro fieldyweb 26/02/2012 - 7:24pm
Story 10 free Linux e-books srlinuxx 1 26/02/2012 - 2:41am
Blog entry Consoles of yesteryear.. fieldyweb 25/02/2012 - 9:34pm
Blog entry A week with Sabayon on the Macbook Pro fieldyweb 25/02/2012 - 9:32pm
Story Review: Archbang Linux srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:47pm
Story What I do srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:30pm

The truth about the Linux kernel

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Linux

Eugenia's Rants: Arch Linux maintainer of the –beyond Linux kernel version announces that he won’t be a maintainer of that package anymore. James, hats off to you!

5 reasons to use Ubuntu and not Windows

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Ubuntu

ubuntudaily: Ubuntu, like other free operating systems (including all Linux, BSD and Solaris flavors), is a very modular system. If you don’t like a certain aspect of the software or you dislike the software as a whole: exchange it.

Eight common misunderstandings about GPLv3

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OSS

itmanagersjournal: The official release of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) is still a couple of months away, yet already, the misunderstandings about it are almost as numerous as those for the second version (GPLv2).

Knoppix offers OpenVZ virtualization test drive

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Software

ComputerWorld: Using a specially-equipped Knoppix Linux 5.5.1 bootable CD, companies looking to see how server virtualization might fit into their IT plans can now run OpenVZ virtualization software instead of having to install and configure the full program.

Review: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform

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Linux
Reviews

ITWeek: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 is a fully-supported open-source server operating system that is suitable for a range of hardware and includes the latest Xen virtualisation tools.

Book Review: Beginning Ubuntu Linux (2nd edition)

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Reviews

arsgeek: Thomas should have called this book Everything You’ll Ever Want To Know About Using Ubuntu. Not only is this a great guide to getting started with Ubuntu specifically and Linux in general but it contains just about anything anyone would ever need to become completely functional and productive with their new OS.

Open Source: Ready for Its Closeup

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Movies

LinuxInsider: For many filmmakers, the economics alone make open source filmmaking an attractive option. When free or low-cost production tools like CinePaint and Blender are combined with free hosting services like Internet Archive, writers and filmmakers are free to focus on film production rather than financing.

Ubuntu Kane and Abel community struggle

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Ubuntu

seopher: Because Linux has such a wealth of options; a lot of users have their system of choice and will defend it to the end. There seems to be a sense of anger/jealousy towards popular releases such as Ubuntu.

tux500 crew caught rigging Digg - with screenshots!

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Linux

Penguin Pete: May 9, 2007 helios posts to LXer, hatching plan to "Digg storm" Digg.com with the Indy Star article about tux500. (do I even have to ask how it got there?)

Want a free ticket for LinuxTag?

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Linux

amarok.kde.org: Then you're in luck: The Amarok project is giving away 20 tickets for LinuxTag 2007! All you have to do is head over to our site and participate in our little contest.

Novell confirms that patent deal gave it access to Microsoft IP

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SUSE

cbronline: Last week I noted that a new explanation had emerged as to why Novell entered into its patent agreement with Microsoft: because Novell engineers “required sanctioned access to Microsoft’s code in order to develop open source interoperability without violating MSFT's IP.”

Send Firefox to the system tray, in Linux

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: Firefox users who like a clean desktop may already know about MinimizeToTray, a extension developed by Mook and Brad Peterson for Firefox, Thunderbird or SeaMonkey on Windows platforms. FireTray, developed by Duo, does the same for Firefox users on Linux.

Eight things I DON'T like about Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Jacek Furmankiewicz: So, Ubuntu 7.04 is out and everyone is raving how good it is. Got to agree, it's the best Linux desktop distro ever and has some great solutions to your regular pesky Linux issues. Nevertheless, it is not perfect and here are some of my pet peeves.

Linuxfest Northwest 2007 Report

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Linux

montana linux: Linuxfest Northwest has been an annual event since 1999 held at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham Washington which is approximately 90 miles North of Seattle. To allow for the largest participation, it is held on a weekend. Linuxfest Northwest 2007 was held on April 28-29th and was attended by approximately 900 people.

Mandriva 2007 Spring Edition (2007.1)

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MDV
Reviews

lunapark6: More than any other Linux release that I have encountered, the quality of Mandriva 2007 Spring Edition depends largely on which version you download.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Checking grammar with LanguageTool

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OOo
HowTos

Linux.com: One of the features that many users dearly miss in OpenOffice.org is a grammar checker. Fortunately, LanguageTool fills the void, adding grammar-checking capabilities to OpenOffice.org.

Free “Intro to Linux” Course Now Available

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Linux

suserants: This online course is done via email. It is completely free. People register for the class, and receive an ebook via email every few days containing the next class of the course. Its goal is to be the most basic introduction to Linux possible.

Bugzilla 3.0 let loose upon the world

tectonic: Nine years after version 2.0 of the popular open source bug-tracking system was launched, Bugzilla 3.0 has been released with the same statement as its predecessor, "We like the new version much better, and hope you will too."

How to Increase ext3 and ReiserFS filesystems Performance

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HowTos

ubuntu geek: The ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journalled file system that is commonly used by the Linux operating system. ReiserFS is a general-purpose, journaled computer file system.

Open source think tank findings published

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OSS

tectonic: The Second Open Source Think Tank was held in March in California. A report on the events findings has now been released.

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