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KDE 4 menu development

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Thanks to a comment by I became aware of the development of the future KDE 4 menu: codename “Raptor”. Ratpor will be a plasmoid, a Plasma widget, and therefore building upon newest KDE 4 technology.

Also: kde.org redesigned

Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Beta 1 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

The developers of Ubuntu have reached the Beta stages in their road to Edgy Eft. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Beta 1 ships with X.Org 7.1, GNOME 2.16.0, and the assortment of other state-of-the-art packages. The other *buntu derivatives have also released their Beta 1 candidate in the 6.10 cycle. *The Screenshots.*

forgot root password or reset root password in Debian

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Linux
HowTos

There are times for system administrators they might have forgot their debian machine root password and they want to reset this password.We will see the available options.

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Akregator Review

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KDE
Reviews

Akregator is a RSS feed aggregator for K Desktop Environment. Feed aggregators provide a convenient way to browse different kinds of content, including news, blogs and other content from online sites. Instead of checking all of you favorite web sites manually for updates, Akregator collects the content for you.

Views on the GPLv3 hoo-har

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OSS

There has been a lot of hoo-hah recently regarding the pros and cons of certain aspects of the drafts of Version 3 of the GNU General Public License from the Free Software Foundation. The originator of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds himself, is playing a role here.

KDE Regional Groups at Akademy

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KDE

Last Wednesday the KDE regional groups Birds of a Feather session took place at Akademy 2006, Dublin. The focus of this BoF session was to share experiences that regional KDE-groups have had in building a community. A regional group is generally country based, e.g. KDE-IT for Italy and KDE-NL for Netherlands.

Kiswahili web browser goes online

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Moz/FF

The Department of Computer Science of the University of Dar es Salaam has developed a new Swahili web browser called JAMBO MOZILLA FIREFOX for public use.

Novell Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against SCO

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Legal

Every time I almost finish the Ralf Flaxa Declaration as text, more filings, and again here we are with boatloads of filings in both SCO v. IBM and in SCO v. Novell. I'll show you the Pacer text, and I'll get the filings up as soon as I can.

A mini Linux PC for less than $100

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Linux

A Taiwanese hardware manufacturer is shipping a Linux powered PC (code named TU-40) for just (US)$99. The specification of the PC is modest and it runs with 128 MB RAM and has a 200 MHz processor. The company claims this is enough power to run lightweight GNU/Linux distributions.

More Here and Here.

LinuxToday: Freedom Is Choice

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OSS

It is no secret that Linus Torvalds and several Linux kernel developers are less than thrilled with the notion of shifting the license from GPL 2 to GPL 3 when GPL 3 is completed. When someone asked Torvalds "hey, what do you think about this?" and he proceeded to state exactly what he thought about it.

Using XGL with PLF drivers under Mandriva 2007.0

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HowTos

On the boxed (and/or club) Mandriva 2007.0 editions, you’ll get automatically AIXGL/XGL working with proprietary drivers. If you download the free edition, you’ll probably want this feature activated also. Here is the description of the procedure to follow in order to properly activate the 3DDesktop functionality on your computer.

ATI's Linux drivers do not totally suck, shock

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Software

ATI HAS astonished me with the quality of its Linux drivers. Given ATI's past record of not caring about Linux users, I was shocked by the almost typing-free installation experience.

Beryl releases version 0.1.0; developer speaks about split with Compiz

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Software

The Beryl project, a fork of the Compiz compositing window manager, announced its initial development release, version 0.1.0, today. The developers hope the new project, born of the community-maintained compiz-quinnstorm branch after months of diverging development, will allow greater community involvement and produce more flexible code.

Overcoming hurdles to open source adoption

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OSS

As open source applications become increasingly stable, companies must learn to view the software as just another piece in a comprehensive application architecture that will include open source as well as closed source components.

Raising kids and building Perl

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Software

The longest-awaited upgrade—-aside from the ever-M.I.A. Duke Nukem computer game—-has got to be version 6 of Perl. Our favorite part of Perl’s taffy pull of a release date is the annual presentation, called State of the Onion, that Perl overseer Larry Wall usually gives at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention.

Linux free for all

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SUSE

Leaving Windows takes more than courage. Apple's OS X may be nicer, but Macs still cost more than Windows PCs. Linux sits at the other end of the price spectrum; it is free - or close to free.

How can I add more CentOS repositories?

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HowTos

After installing CentOS, your system has only a few repositories, therefore offering a limited range of applications. It is possible and easy to add more repositories that are unofficial but trusted by the community. By doing so, you will access a wide range or applications for your CentOS system.

Going live, part 2: Introducing Musix and Studio To Go

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Linux

In this week's entry we'll look at two more "live" CDs of Linux systems optimized for multimedia creation and performance. I've been having a great time with these systems, and I hope that my mini-profiles inspire you to try them all.

Fox Wars: Debian vs. Mozilla

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Software

Would you believe that two open-source powers are battling over the Firefox Fox logo? Well, believe it.

How To Write a Good Howto

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HowTos

Howtos are always useful, no matter the subject they are about. Whether you are trying to contribute to an Open Source project or to attract traffic to your blog howtos can make the things done. I wrote this list of things to keep in mind while writing a howto.

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today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more