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Donorweb Draws On Red Hat to Promote Blood Donation in Singapore

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Linux

smbedge.com: Red Hat announced end-May 2007 that Donorweb has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux to run its mission-critical applications and SMS messaging gateway critical to recruiting and retaining regular blood donors in Singapore and also important in meeting the national blood requirements.

US Patent Office to Try 'Open Source' Approach

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Misc

betanews.com: As urgent appeals for lawmakers to finally address multiple defects in US patent law appear to finally be taken seriously, the US Patent and Trademark Office is considering riding this wave of upheaval and making a tremendous change of its own: Last week, it announced its official support of a Web site whose purpose will be to encourage citizens to assess the validity of patent applications for themselves, and issue challenges where necessary.

Building tomorrow's open source leaders

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OSS

Matt Asay: I bumped into Rick Statile, counsel for Red Hat, while in line at Passport Control at London's Gatwick Airport on Sunday. In the course of our conversation Rick mentioned something that I hadn't considered: What happens once you've hired all the open source advocates?

Day 1 With Fedora 7

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Linux

Just Another Tech Blog: Installing Fedora was very straight forward. After choosing my default language and keyboard layout, I was met with some partitioning options. Opting for a "custom setup", the partitioner that the Fedora installer provides leaves little to be desired for a basic install.

Granular Linux - What Am I Missing?

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Linux
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Granular Linux is a Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS and features the XFCE4 and KDE desktops. It appears to have been in development since about the beginning of 2007 and has had one previous release. The developers of Granular have recently released a test of their upcoming .90 and I thought I'd see what it offered.

Clubbing baby Linux penguins

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Microsoft

Groklaw: If you're clubbing baby seals into a bloody pulp, for example, I can't hear your justifications. You can talk about needing to make a living and how this is how it's always been done, but all I'm thinking is, there is nothing you can say that will make me like you for this. Similarly, when Microsoft joined the SCO "you must pay me forever for my precious IP" club, made up of companies that don't know enough not to club baby Linux penguins, the world said, Ewww.

Ubuntu advances its mobile and embedded project

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Ubuntu

desktoplinux: Following two months of planning, Canonical Ltd. has updated the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) project's architecture roadmap. UME aims to create a version of the popular Ubuntu desktop Linux OS tailored to the requirements of Intel-based "mobile Internet devices" (MIDs), expected in 2008.

Five great games in Fedora

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Gaming

Red Hat Mag: Did you know that there are over 150 free games available in Fedora? Next time your weekend plans are spoiled by rain, download a couple of these games instead. You can get all of them through the Add/Remove Software utility in your Applications menu.

No Penguins On Today’s Safari?

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Software

talk bmc: Moments ago Apple announced that Windows users can now download and run their popular Safari web browser. That's right, more Apple software on Windows boxes. Safari is a pretty cool browser, and I do use it on my MacBook Pro. But where's my Safari for Linux? Why wasn't today's announcement about open sourcing Safari?

What the Microsoft/Xandros deal means for Linux

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Linux

linux-watch: Microsoft and Linux distributor Xandros on June 4 signed a broad set of collaboration and patent agreements that reminded many of the November 2006 Microsoft/Novell partnership. What do analysts and other Linux vendors think this new deal means for Linux?

GNOME vs KDE

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Humor

Newsvine: People have been arguing about which Linux desktop environment is better for years. However, we need a "rational" way to decide. So, I've put together a list of things to compare the two.

Achieving Openness: a closer look at ODF & OOXML

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OSS

Sam Hiser: An open, XML-based standard for displaying and storing data files (text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations) offers a new and promising approach to data storage and document exchange among office applications. A comparison of the two XML-based formats – OpenDocument Format (“ODF”) and Office Open XML (“OOXML”) – across widely accepted “openness” criteria has revealed substantial differences.

Also: Open Source vs. Proprietary -- Category Perspective

Set the shell prompt and themes in Linux /UNIX Terminal

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KDE
Linux
Gentoo
Software
Slack
SUSE
BSD
Ubuntu
HowTos

Most of us work with a shell prompt. By default most Linux distro displays hostname and current working directory as a prompt. You can easily customize your prompt to display information important to you. You change look and feel by adding colors.

switching to PCLINUX from UBUNTU week 2

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

fos-softwares: I am now into my second week of using PCLINUX 2007 (PCLOS) and I am really enjoying it. My biggest problem has been finding a podcast client.

Howto: Sun Java Web Start on Fedora 7

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HowTos

/home/liquidat: I recently faced the problem of using a java web start application on my machine and wasn’t sure how to do this. It is a small fix others might want to know as well.

Preparations begin for Reiser trial

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Reiser

InsideBayArea: A courtroom for the murder trial of Hans Reiser was assigned Monday but opening statements aren't slated to begin for several weeks.

Linux Game Review: Nexuiz

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Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Nexuiz is a 3d first person shooter (FPS) done in the old Quake 1 style of gameplay where graphics weren't as important as was the raw fun of pure deathmatch play. Nexuiz has recaptured that spirit of the original FPS games and worked to improve it to a level equal to or greater than today's best shooters.

Using the Navigator to get around in an OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet

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HowTos

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: I've been talking about using the Navigator in Writer. Here are a few ways to use the Navigator in OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheets.

Lunch break diversions: PONG! Multiplayer and Lost Labyrinth

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Gaming

linux.com: Sometimes the simplest game can be every bit as addictive and fun as monster games like Halo 3 or Gears of War. This is probably the reason why games like Pong still remain popular to this day and continue to inspire developers. While there are probably hundreds of versions of Pong-inspired games out there, one that will appeal to hardcore Pong fans and casual players alike is PONG! Multiplayer, a Firefox extension that allows you to indulge in Pong without leaving the comfort of your favorite browser.

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