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Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 189 is out srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 5:43pm
Story Linux and the Tyranny of the Default srlinuxx 1 20/08/2011 - 4:12pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 6:29am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 5:41am
Story HP Should Open Source WebOS srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 3:09am
Story Three Great Mindmapping Tools for the Linux Desktop srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 3:06am
Story World's largest single-school XO laptop solar power deployment srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 12:46am
Story 22 Greatest Graphics Cards Of All Time srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 12:43am
Story Linux Journal Goes 100% Digital srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 12:41am
Story 'We Don't Get the Credit We Deserve' srlinuxx 19/08/2011 - 10:27pm

Prophesy Red Hat's future, get $20,000 (and maybe a job)

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Jack pointed me to something tonight that sounds very interesting: The Red Hat Challenge. I guess it's a bit like Google's Summer of Code, in a way, but with bigger money, an MBA slant, and the chance to present to Red Hat's management team.

PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

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Linux distributor TerraSoft is accepting pre-orders for Sony Playstation3 gaming devices pre-installed with Linux, alongside the PS3's native gaming OS. Additionally, TerraSoft, IBM, RapidMind, and Vivendi game publisher High Moon Studios are offering seminars to help game developers exploit the PS3's Cell architecture.

5 Things I hate about Ubuntu

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I believe some of you have already read my blog and will summarize that I’m an Ubuntu user and advocator. However, having said that doesn’t mean that I dont have things that I hate about Ubuntu.

Google Targets Microsoft With Launch Of Business Applications

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Google has released its first product which could challenge Microsoft in its own manor. Google Apps Premier Edition, which was released today, has an online e-mail, calendaring, messaging and talk applications as well as a word processor and a spreadsheet.

Kingfisher migrates to Red Hat Linux

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Kingfisher Group has migrated its 240 Castorama and Brico Dépôt stores on the continent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Oracle databases. The DIY retailer says Red Hat has enabled it to halve the number of servers it requires, and make a return on its investment in just eight months.

Also: Canadian province of Quebec ditches Unix for Linux

a new exciting Distro - Linux Mint Bianca version released

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Linux Mint 2.2 codename "Bianca" is out! This release includes the new Amarok 1.4.5, mintMenu (a new Gnome menu), mintConfig (a Control Center for Gnome), mintDisk (NTFS/FAT32 automounting), mintDesktop (network neighbourhoods autobrowsing)...etc.

More on Eye Candy: Awn on OpenSuse 10.2 (with Gnome/XGL)

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I’ve had two pieces of eye candy on my mind lately - Beryl and Awn. Beryl has some cool features like making your close windows burn up in flames. Very cool looking. Well, I chose to try out Awn today. I installed it on my OpenSUSE 10.2 system.

Switching to Ubuntu?

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Okay, I am now in the process of, maybe, switching to Ubuntu Linux from Windows. I have read way too many “bad” reviews of Vista. One minute it’s the cat’s meow, the next it won’t run right unless you have a minimum of 4 Gigs of RAM. Sheesh. Thus the (more than likely) changeover.

Open Source Odds and Sods: Sightings from the Ecosystem

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A number of interesting events have happened this week in the heady whirl that is open source that I thought deserved further examination; especially since the conventional wisdom regarding their meaning is, in my view, misplaced. All of them have an entertaining aspect as well, making for an enjoyable tour through the topics.

Cisco backtracks on open source promise

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After promising to turn the client software for its CTA (Cisco Trust Agent) into an open-source application, Bob Gleichauf, CTO of Cisco's Security Technology Group, said that the company has not made up its mind yet about the future of the software.

15 of the most useful Linux resources available

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As someone who has dabbled in Linux a little here and there I've always found it useful to have a batch of handy links available. I've therefore taken it upon myself to compile some of the most useful resources on the net and shall present them in this article.

Puppy 2.14 boasts improved architecture, apps

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Founder and chief maintainer Barry Kauler on Feb. 20 announced the release of Puppy Linux 2.14, featuring a kernel and the JWM desktop environment. Kauler said this new edition sports "major improvements" in its architecture and application set.

The Apache Software Foundation, Under the Hood

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Mention "Apache" to a crowd of system administrators, and group-think conjures up the well-known Web server. But today, more than a decade later, the Web server is just one of dozens of open source software projects developed under the ASF's auspices.

History (and standards) are written by the winners

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The Open Solutions Alliance launched the other day at LinuxWorld. If you read my InfoWorld blog, you know that I’m not a big fan of the OSA. But it’s not personal to the OSA. Why? Because customers don’t buy from committees. They buy from companies.

Review: Foresight Linux 1.0

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Foresight Linux brings yet another new take on package management to Linux. It uses’s rPath’s Conary system as its package management and administration interface. It aims to be an easy to use desktop system featuring the latest GNOME-based technologies.

First $150 laptops arrive in Africa

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African countries will be among the first to roll out $150 laptops, after officials announced they would start receiving products from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiative.

Q&A: Why Union Bank scrapped AIX for Red Hat

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As Linux establishes itself as a mainstream operating system, and open source tools and applications prove their enterprise readiness, a growing number of organizations are talking publicly about their open source deployments and direction. Recently, Mok Choe, CTO at Union Bank in Monterrey Park, Calif., spoke with Network World Senior Editor Jennifer Mears about the financial institution’s decision to scrap proprietary Unix systems for commodity servers running Red Hat Linux.

Best Bash Tips Explained, Mysql, and other howtos

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The bash shell is just amazing. There are so many tasks that can be simplified using its handy features. This tutorial tells about some of those features, explains what exactly they do and learns you how to use them.

The Road to KDE 4: CMake, a New Build System for KDE

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When a project with the size and scope of KDE gets to be as big as it is, sometimes changing a decision established almost a decade earlier is very difficult. KDE has relied on autotools to build most of the project since its inception, but for the last year, KDE 4 has been building with CMake, a newer build system that is rapidly becoming a heavyweight contender in the world of buildsystems.

Extensions and more coming to Firefox 3

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Firefox 3 development keeps going on and more details of what features are at least being considered for inclusion keep appearing as well. A major topic is the revision of some currently available extensions for their possible inclusion in Firefox 3.

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