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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 5:06am
Story Who’s birthday is it today? srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 11:17pm
Story Paranautical Activity is on Game Stands srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 11:16pm
Story How Linux Foundation Runs Its Virtual Office srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 7:45pm
Story Can You Completely Secure Linux? srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 7:43pm
Story Don’t expect an Opera Next Linux build anytime soon srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 7:42pm
Story Review: Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" Cinnamon + MATE srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:43pm
Story GNOME 3, Windows 95 Disconnected srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:41pm
Story Dell’s Linux Laptop Confusing US Buyers srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:40pm
Story The Linux Kernel: Introduction srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 5:37pm

Can Novell’s Linux business stand on its own?

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SUSE

zdnet blogs: Novell’s partnership with Microsoft to resell SUSE has drawn fire from many quarters, but in the end the deal appears to have delivered the desired effect: Jump start Novell as a Linux player.

Linux: Kexec Hibernation Performance

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Ying Huang continues to work on his kexec-based hibernation patches. Currently only supporting the i386 architecture, Ying notes, "the setup of hibernation/restore is fairly complex. I will continue working on simplifying."

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2007 is Postponed

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Linux

linuxworldexpo: It is with regret that we must announce that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2007 has been postponed until spring 2008. We hope to be in touch shortly with new dates.

OLPC battery life--an update

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OLPC

c|net blogs: After my Monday-morning blog post reporting on some preliminary battery-life testing for the XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project, I was contacted by Jim Gettys, vice president software for OLPC.

Also: Quanta to hit North American market with low-priced laptops

How-To: PCLinuxOS 2007 and MythTV

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HowTos

linux-blog.org: For those of you who always thought PCLinuxOS and MythTV would go together...you’re quite right, they do fit well together...though there are a few bumps on the road. Hopefully, this how-to will help you along the way.

Custom NimbleX lives up to its name with do-it-yourself install image

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Linux

linux.com: Do-it-yourself distributions have made great strides since Linux from Scratch, or even rPath's rBuilder Online. One of the most elegant tools to emerge recently is Custom NimbleX, a PHP program that allows you to construct an ISO image in your browser and then download it.

The applications I can’t live without

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: My sudden defection from the dwindling Graveman fan club (is there anyone left there now?) set me to wondering what other applications I’m clinging to, that might not have any real merit to them. As best I can tell, all these are available in both Arch and Ubuntu.

The ATI R500 On Linux: Then & Now

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Hardware

phoronix: Back in 2006 there was no open-source R500 driver either. Over the past 16 months with R500 support in the fglrx driver, the features have continually improved with an AMD Catalyst Control Center for Linux and support for the newer R500 graphics cards.

No KDE 4 for Fedora 8

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KDE

liquidat: Rex Dieter today announced that there will be no KDE 4 for Fedora 8. That’s sad but understandable. But now I wonder where I will get my KDE 4 from.

Troubleshooting Linux Audio, Part 3b

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HowTos

Linux Journal: In this final section I'll present some MIDI-specific troubleshooting tips, along with a brief description of the setup here at StudioDave, a few closing remarks, and of course some links to the Linux music-maker du jour.

Ubuntu Linux on a Tablet PC

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Ubuntu

itwriting.com: I am currently writing about Ubuntu Linux, and for convenience and interest decided to install it on my Toshiba M400 Tablet. I could have used Virtual PC, but although virtual PC and the like undoubtedly have their place, there is no substitute for a real install if you want to get the full flavour of an operating system.

Get a daily dose of comics

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Software

linux.com: When I first started learning to read, my primary motivation was to gain the ability to read the comics in my local paper. I had no idea at that time that there were so many comics in the world. Now I know that there are comics all over the Web, but who has time to go to each site each day and read the latest strip?

Stellarium - watch the sky from Linux

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Software

vertito.blogspot: Stellarium is a real-time 3D photo-realistic nightsky renderer. It can generate images of the sky as seen through the Earth's atmosphere with more than one hundred thousand stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue, constellations, planets, major satellites and nebulas.

The Joy of OOXML

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OSS

Linux Journal: For most of us, file formats are right up there with printer drivers in terms of fun. Certainly, they're important, but not something you'd look to for excitement. And yet that is precisely what the battle between the OpenDocument Format and Microsoft's OOXML is providing.

PS-OSS : A study about Public Sector involvement in Open Source software

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OSS

zeapartners.org: What would be the potential impact on the development of the Information Society if public organisations were to release software fully owned by them under a Open Source licence?

HP launches RedHat Linux desktop PC

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Linux

apcmag: Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, has announced it will start selling Linux-based PCs from $AU600 in Australia. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop will come pre-loaded on the HP dx2250 desktop computer -- an AMD-based model.

Using PCLinux2007: A good-bad report

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PCLOS

Tryst with Linux: This is a brief report on my usage-experience with PCLinux2007 (or PCLOS for short). Considering I am still a linux beginner, a post like this documents the kind of positive experiences and challenges a user can once he/she is actually USING linux.

Reiser Jury Selection Postponed Due to Judge's Emergency

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Reiser

cbs5.com: Nearly a year after Nina Reiser disappeared, her husband Hans Reiser appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today for the start of jury selection. However, jury selection was postponed.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Google Gphone touted for September

  • New Design for digiKam Camera Interface
  • Microsoft's OOXML 'choice' argument squashed
  • Google's Mobile Operating System: Linux
  • Mount and Unmount Images Using AcetoneISO
  • Send Twitter updates from XChat using Python
  • Can you save the planet by switching to a “black” Google?
  • Open Source VoIP on Campus, Part 1
  • Opera 9.5 Download Available Tuesday
  • Installing Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn on a ThinkPad 600E
  • FoxTorrent - Next-Generation File Sharing
  • Does Google own your content?
  • Turn Firefox into a Security Platform
  • UFRaw 0.12 could make new converts to open source RAW photo conversion
  • Micrososft: Linux Keeps Losing - NOT!

DIY Linux live CD -- the really easy way!

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Linux

DesktopLinux: Thanks to a note from its creator, DesktopLinux.com learned about a new "release candidate" of Custom NimbleX 2 this week. This lesser known Slackware-derived project offers a Web-based tool that lets users concoct, and then download, their own customized live CD Linux images -- in minutes!

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