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Story Is GNU/Linux just not cool anymore? srlinuxx 1 11/02/2012 - 2:49am
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Story The Trouble With Mandriva srlinuxx 1 10/02/2012 - 6:22pm
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Story VectorLinux 7.0 - Sparta belongs to Spartans srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 10:43am
Story OpenSUSE Enters The Beer Business With "Old Toad" srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 10:41am
Story Eight features Windows 8 'borrowed' from Linux srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 1:25am
Story 20 Popular Ubuntu Linux Apps to Try Now srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 1:24am

openSUSE 10.2

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SUSE

I like to keep a Linux partition around on my main machine, for doing the odd bit of testing when I need to. I’ve had Ubuntu on there in recent years, but it’s gotten rather old, and I had a bad experience with the X auto configuration last time so I decided to try SUSE again this time to see what it was like.

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Linux gets one over on Windows

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Linux

It's taking a long time, but with each new generation of the Linux computer operating system, open source software takes a step towards being a viable alternative for consumers to Microsoft's Windows.

$100 laptop dream may become nightmare

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OLPC

One of the most ambitious aspects of the "$100 laptop" project for schoolchildren in developing countries is the machines' open-source software platform, designed to be intuitive for kids.

Tips: Changing Root Mode In Ubuntu/Kubuntu -> The Old Way

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HowTos

Some people find the default root access (sudo) in Ubuntu/Kubuntu distributions little frustrating and would rather prefer to have it the old way, that is by typing su followed by password and then performing the tasks as root.

Layoffs at IBM, Novell

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Misc

IBM is laying off half of its massive Global Services group, according to Cringley. The RIF starts with 1,300, and is expected to hit as many as 150,000 employees. (!!!) Cringley says that the layoffs are a result of underbid, unprofitable services.

Amarok's Device Handling and HAL

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Hardware

Amarok's device handling is pretty adequate. Granted it could be better, but we support nearly every device on the market through some plugin or another. But there's one recurring problem: except in a few cases, Amarok doesn't know what device you have plugged in, and how to handle it. You have to tell this to Amarok. This means you, and we, have to deal with the manual creation of devices.

KDE Games Taking Shape for KDE 4.0

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KDE

On May 1st, the KDE games developer community held its monthly IRC meeting. This time the major topic was discussing which games would stay in the kdegames module for KDE 4 and which ones would have to be removed because they don't meet our self-imposed quality standards.

ATI Has Open-Source Drivers Too

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Software

Since late last year the open-source Linux community has been ecstatic about the growing progress made by the Nouveau developers. Nouveau is an X.Org and FreeDesktop.org project for developing an open-source 2D/3D display driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.

Is brand name Ubuntu over hyped ?

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution which is famed for its ease of use and has built up an image of being a newbie friendly Linux distribution. Ubuntu has arguably the largest community following compared to all other Linux distributions. And it has enhanced its cause many times by following the policy of shipping free CDs of Ubuntu to anyone willing to try this Linux distribution.

Push for Indy 500's first TeamLinux car stirs controversy

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Linux

At first glance, the story of the Tux500 project doesn't look too unusual. A couple of devoted Linux advocates were looking for a cool way to promote the operating system they love. Advertising on a race car is a great way to get open source noticed, says Ken "helios" Starks, one of the men working to raise enough money to enter a Linux-sponsored car in the 2007 Indianapolis 500 race.

You may have been using Linux too much when...

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Humor

Here are a few basic signs that it might be time to go outside for some fresh air.

* You become very, very confused when pressing the "tab" key does not fill in the rest of what you were typing.

* The phrase "man mount" does not strike you as particularly odd.

* When on your Windows partition you want to play a game, so you open up a command prompt and start typing "wine C:\Pro..."

Search and Indent in Vim

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HowTos

I want to discuss a couple handy tricks that I learned today, while coding. If you’re a Vim user, you will probably find these helpful as well.

FON Abandons Microsoft, Adopts Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

FON founder and CEO, Martin Varsavsky (my boss) sent the memo below to all employees.

Dear All:

As of today Fon will disengage from Microsoft and adopt Linux in the Ubuntu form as our operating system of choice.

Has Ubuntu gained "the" momentum?

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Ubuntu

A whole time ago I switched from IE to Firefox. I don’t know exactly when it happened but somehow it did and nowadays I almost never click that little blue E.

How Self-Imposed Limits Will Fail Linux

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Linux

I woke up this morning and a terrible thought occurred to me. What if this whole Dell/Ubuntu deal doesn't work out?

Another $100 PC is here, but what is inside?

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Hardware

Novatium, a Chennai-based company, which was co-founded by US-based Analog Devices chairman Ray Stata, Netcore Solutions managing director Rajesh Jain and professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala of IIT Madras, is hawking an up-and-running $100 (Rs 4,500) PC, based on a thin-client model.

ArchLinux — smooth and cuddly

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Linux
Reviews

ArchLinux or Arch for short is one of the uprising new distributions. Well, at least compared to old folks like Debian or Slackware it’s still fresh and shining Smile . Arch is gaining new users and good reviews every day. Let’s find out why this is happening.

State of KPilot

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KDE

OpenSync is a syncing framework. It syncs data. The scope of OpenSync doesn't encompass application management, retrieving doodles (what would they sync with?), keeping accurate device backups, etc. These fall squarely in the device-specific handling category -- I'm not going to claim that KPilot does any of these well, though, except for retrieving doodles because Joerg wrote that code.

New Mandriva rpm query tool

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MDV

Just spent most of the day and quite a bit of yesterday porting a program Stew wrote for the secteam (called srpm) that builds a database of src.rpm files so you can do queries on source files (this is extremely useful for us in determining whether or not a vulnerable source file exists in any supported distros).

Dell's Linux Plans Shine Light On Free Potential

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Linux

The small steps that Dell has taken toward offering desktop and notebook PCs preloaded with Ubuntu 7.04 could mean a giant leap forward for the viability of desktop Linux.

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