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Once again, reality trumps idealism

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jem report: Recently a Linux kernel developer tried to relicense an OpenBSD network driver under the GPL, but was caught early in the process and the error was properly addressed with public rebuke. In an unrelated incident, the vice president of the FreeBSD Foundation reiterated that open source software as originally and traditionally exemplified through BSD operating systems, and free software as presented by the Free Software Foundation, are not the same thing.

Running Linux Applications In An Embedded, Real-Time Environment

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webdotdev.com: This paper starts with a discussion of the architectural features of the Linux kernel, with particular emphasis on showing where there is a good match with the requirements of the embedded market and where problems exist. The paper then goes on the present a comparison of the different approaches that have been used to adapt Linux for real time and embedded systems.

Portable Security for the Practical Paranoid

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opensourcelearning.info: Recently I have been thinking about my online security. It lead me on a brief search for portable applications which at least give me the feeling that I am more secure that I am now.

Open Source Evolutionary

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redmond developer: Miguel de Icaza's path from programmer to free software evangelist to Novell Inc. vice president has unfolded like the lives of many luminaries -- he fell into it by chance and seized the opportunities.

Productivity enhancers for Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

linux.com: As with Firefox, you can extend Thunderbird's functionality by installing extensions. Mozilla's official extension repository has quite a few nifty tools on offer, and which ones you choose to install depends entirely on your needs. There are, however, a few extensions that you might find indispensable no matter how you use Thunderbird.

BBC confirms Doctor Who series five

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SciFi

the register: The BBC has announced there will be a fifth series of Doctor Who, although it won't be until 2010 and David Tennant is doubtful to reprise his role as the Time Lord.

Open Source Gaming Review: Battle Tanks

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Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Battle Tanks is a fun little arcade style combat game that takes an old cliched concept and makes it more fun than you can wrap your little fingers around.

Yearning for the days of rolling your own

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techrepublic blogs: It used to be, you know - back in the day, that you almost always had to roll your own Linux kernel. Inevitably there was a feature you needed or a bit of hardware unsupported in the standard kernel. Be it a specific networking card, sound card, wireless…you name it…we were all compiling kernels. In fact, it became a sort of right of passage in order to join the ranks of the Linux elite.

People of openSUSE: Benjamin Weber

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opensuse news: Today you can read which answers to the ‘People of openSUSE’ questions Benji Weber provides. 21 years old, British, and a student studying Computer Science at the University of Warwick. Just completed a work placement year doing software development.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 218

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tips and tricks: Correcting screen resolutions

  • News: Ubuntu's Hardy Heron, FreeBSD's graphical "finstall", Debian's new packages database, MagDriva
  • Released last week: Linux From Scratch 6.3, ALT Linux 4.0
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 8 Test 2, openSUSE 10.3 Beta 3
  • Donations: lighttpd receives €290.00
  • New additions: Draco GNU/Linux
  • New distributions: Slackel Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Ubuntu and ThinkPad X60, an ideal match

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tectonic: With my older IBM ThinkPad R50e starting to show its age, I recently decided to upgrade to a newer ThinkPad, this time under the Lenovo name. There was a time when installing Linux on a notebook computer was a plug-and-pray operation. Not so on the X60.

Introducing BlackRoute

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softpedia: BlackRoute is yet another Slackware-based Linux distribution for security and forensic analysis, created for x86 compatible architectures. What is so special about BlackRoute is the fact that it tries to create an Open Source Linux distribution for advanced users, security and network specialists and system administrators.

Linux Gazette September 2007 (#142) Issue Ready

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The 142nd issue of Linux Gazette is now online. Highlights include Preventing Domain Expiration, Writing PostgreSQL Functions in C, and SMTP Authentication with Postfix. Read Here.

Care to Ubuntu? Part 2

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mitchelaneous.com: Last week, I had downloaded the ISO file, burned it to a CD with DeepBurner and was preparing to install Ubuntu on my hard drive. My installation went so smooth that I was left wondering why I hadn’t tried this before.

Eric Raymond says he's just about had it with Microsoft

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the inquirer: ERIC RAYMOND writes in his bog that his "resolve to treat Microsoft like any other license submitter is being sorely tested."

Multimedia Test: Ubuntu versus Freespire

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PhoneBoy Blog: I installed Freespire. Not on a real machine, but in VMware. I also did the same thing with the latest released Ubuntu release (7.04, a.k.a. Feisty Fawn) as well. The first thing I tested was Adobe Flash.

KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd September 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma continues to take shape. Continued improvements in KGPG and KDevelop. More KVTML format conversion work across KDE-Edu applications. Theme improvements in KDE Games. A new game, KSimili, is imported into playground/games.

Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video

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cybernet: Opera has done a remarkable job of keeping the specs and features of Opera 9.5 under wraps. Luckily I was able to test drive Opera 9.5 a little bit early, and it’s only fair that I share my findings with you.

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    Although Builder clearly is The Future as GNOME IDE, I still all my coding in Emacs, mostly because I have been using it for such a long time that my brain is to all the shortcuts and workflows. But Emacs can be a good IDE too. The most obvious everyday features that I want from an IDE are good source code navigation and active assistance while editing. In the first category are tasks like jumping to symbol's definition, find all callers of a function and such things. For editing, auto-completion, immediate warnings and error reporting, semantic-aware re-factoring are a must. Specifically for GNOME related development, I need all this to also work with JHBuild.