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Introducing the Sugar Emulation Live Image 0.01

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Linux

gregdek.livejournal: The problem: if you don't actually have a physical XO unit, it can be a real bear to get a version of Sugar up and running. It's been possible for a while to run Sugar under emulation, but if you don't quite understand the right incantations, that can be pretty tricky as well. The solution: a customized Live Image based on Fedora 9.

Open Source Applications: EmelFM2

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I want to draw some attention to a hidden gem I’ve discovered not too long ago: EmelFM2, a wonderful two-pane view lightweight file manager. Personally, I need two panes. Everything I download goes into a directory in my /home, unsorted, to check them out. Two-pane managers are great for this.

KDE4Daily - testing KDE 4.1 with daily updates

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: KDE4Daily, a virtual machine image of KDE 4 with daily updates was released for KDE 4.1. This gives anyone the opportunity to test the newest KDE 4.1 sanely inside a virtual machine.

Interview with Jeff Moe: BLAG, linux-libre and MoreMagic Banana's picture

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Linux
Interviews

blue-gnu.biz: Jeff Moe is a 37 year old self-employed father. Better known as jebba, he is the main developer behind the 100% Free distribution BLAG (for BLAG Linux And GNU). He is also leading a couple of other Free software projects. He kindly agreed to give Blue GNU an interview.

Open source licensing suits settle in short order

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Legal

lawyersweekly.ca: Many open source licences are only two or three paragraphs long and read more like a manifesto than a traditional software licence. The simple but unorthodox nature of open source licences, along with the fact that the software is provided “free,” has lulled many into a false sense that these licences must surely be unenforceable and that the use and redistribution of open source software will have no consequences.

Alternative distros: Linux Mint

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Linux

Josh Saddler: In the first article of this series, I test-drove three lightweight distros: Fluxbuntu, TinyMe, and SliTaz. I took Linux Mint 4.0 Fluxbox Community Edition for a spin yesterday. How did the second Ubuntu-based distro do?

Can System Builders Turn to Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

channelinsider.com: Late last month, Ubuntu 8.04 arrived on the scene, right on time, right on its six-month refresh cycle and readily available via a simple ISO image file download. While that may have been big news for the Linux community, the question remains, what if any impact will this latest release have on mainstream computer users?

TinyMe 2008 | Small but Robust

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PCLOS

saleem-khan.blogspot: I am PCLinuxOS KDE fan, I like slim and customized installation and desktop. Openbox is a small and configurable windows manager. TinyMe has adopted this small and fast windows manager.

The state of Linux

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Linux

hertenberger.co.za: My usual euphoria at running Linux on any machine I can lay my hands on has been radically diminished. As geeks and fanboys, we are constantly thriving to run the latest and greatest. If a new distribution is made available, we can’t wait to download the ISO, burn it to a disc and install. Primarily, my disappointment is directed at the release of new kernels.

Bonus Interview: 'The State Of... Linux Gaming?'

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Interviews

gamasutra.com: With the release of Windows Vista, which has had some much-publicized issues (whether press-exaggerated or not) of late, we wondered whether it might be ushering in more of of a Linux renaissance. That’s why we thought now might be a good time to have a chat with Bob Zimbinksi, who has run the Linux Gaming Tome for around nine years now.

Package Management - Avoiding the Two Step

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Software

linuxjournal.com: apt-get, up2date, yum, pkgtool, dpkg, rpm -- we have lots of ways to avoid compiling programs. For the most part, I don't think that it's because we don't like to compile programs, but rather because most of the modern package management tools take care of dependancies, versioning, etc.

Novell's big opportunity

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SUSE

Matt Asay: A friend called me on Friday to ask what I thought about Novell. "Does it have a chance?" he asked? The answer is increasingly, "Yes."

OpenSolaris: nice try, pity about the licence

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OS

itwire.com: Why would anyone try to introduce an operating system into the existing glut unless it pays off in spades? What can a new entrant give us that the multitude of Linux distributions, the Mac OSX and old, hoary Windows hasn't?

How everyone wins with open source software

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OSS

linux.com: Recently, I wrote a review of the note-taking application Tomboy. Though I find Tomboy exceptionally useful, I had a minor issue with the inability to create new notebooks from within a note. Within hours of the review appearing on Linux.com, Boyd Timothy, one of the app's developers mentioned in the article's comments that my idea had merit and said he would add the feature to an upcoming build. True to his word, he did.

Linux up that Laptop!

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Linux

web4everyone.blogspot: I got the idea the other day that it would be great to sit in my recliner and check my email via my laptop. The only problem was, well, I didn't really have a laptop. Hmmm; or did I? I did have an old IBM Thinkpad 600 with a Pentium II processor.

Windows XP SP3 vs. Ubuntu upgrade to 8.04

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OS

blogs.techrepublic.com: So a few friends of mine have all suffered from the Windows XP SP3 update plague that has rendered some machine in need of a complete re-install and some machines just acting as if they have been infected by some form of PC-west-nile. So instead of making fun of them for once again getting pimp-slapped by Microsoft, I thought I would try to suffer their same pain by updating my primary machine (currently running Ubuntu 7.10) to Hardy Herron 8.04.

Test Latest Builds With KDE4Daily 4.1

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KDE

dot.kde.org: With the release of 4.1 on the horizon, and initiatives such as Krush days, recent call for help with documentation, and the perennial need for localisation it is very useful for end users to be able to easily get their hands on up-to-date builds of KDE4, preferably without having to wait for their chosen distro to provide packages. As was the case with the run up to KDE4.0, KDE4Daily VM aims to provide such a service.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • (easy) LVM on Gentoo

  • Linux Find SCSI Hard Disk Info
  • SELinux - Highly Secured Web Hosting for Python-based Web Applications
  • Trendnet - TEW55UB USB Wireless Adapter on Linux
  • Installing Opera 9.5 Beta 2 on Ubuntu Linux
  • Linux and the health of your disk

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 254

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at OpenSolaris 2008.05

  • News: openSUSE's final testing push, interviews with Paul Frields and Mark Shuttleworth, plans for upcoming Xubuntu and CentOS, Linux.com on Famelix and NimbleX, Zenwalk's new Netpkg
  • Released last week: Absolute Linux 12.1, Ultimate Linux 1.8, MiniMe 2008.0
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.0 RC1
  • New additions: Untangle Gateway
  • New distributions: Freezy Linux, Lapis Linux, PTS LiveCD
  • Reader comments

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

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 05/23

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for May 17th through May 23rd, 2008. This Week: Interview With Marco Barulli on Their New AGPL Suite, GPL v3 Numbers, and New Projects.

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