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Story Open source snapshot: GhostBSD srlinuxx 30/09/2013 - 5:21pm
Story A Mac for a Linux user srlinuxx 30/09/2013 - 5:20pm
Story Open source programs to get more kids to code srlinuxx 30/09/2013 - 5:18pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 527 srlinuxx 30/09/2013 - 1:54pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 30/09/2013 - 1:53pm
Story No One Knows What the Firefox Logo is srlinuxx 29/09/2013 - 5:50pm
Story Is Slackware Right For You? srlinuxx 29/09/2013 - 3:46pm
Story Ryan Gordon: Linux Viable Gaming Platform srlinuxx 28/09/2013 - 7:43pm
Story Semplice 5 review – High Hopes srlinuxx 28/09/2013 - 6:45am
Story So I heard you want to try Linux srlinuxx 28/09/2013 - 6:44am

Thunderbird New Mail Notifier

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Moz/FF

movingtofreedom.org: When I switched to using Mozilla Thunderbird on Ubuntu GNU/Linux, it was a very easy switch, but I missed my little tray notifier. So I was pleased recently to find the Mozilla New Mail Icon extension, or, “Biff”.

Linux Compatible Hardware has a Market

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Hardware

nosrednaekim.wordpress: After about 5 minutes of searching I found this card, a TRENDnet TEW-443. Reading the reviews, I realized I needn’t have bothered with the ubuntu compatibility page. Over half of the reviews were from people with Linux who had bought it because it was Linux compatible.

NASA administrator Griffin predicts humans on Mars by 2037

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Sci/Tech

iTWire: At the 58th International Aeronautical Congress (IAC-2007), being held from September 24-28, 2007, NASA administrator Michael Griffin says “Our long-term game-plan is to put man on Mars by 2037”

TuxGames.com makes repository for Loki goodness

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: With the demise of many pages for old Loki Games software, TuxGames.com has posted up a repository containing the demo's and a updates for the ageing games.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Installing A Linux Distro to An USB Drive

  • Configuring ndiswrapper in SLED
  • How-To Recover password under Ubuntu
  • How to: Upgrade VMWARE Server under Linux
  • Taking notes with Tomboy

How worried should Microsoft be about open source?

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Microsoft

zdnet blogs: It may well be true that desktop Linux is going nowhere fast in the U.S. Microsoft’s willingness to let users back-off upgrades and stick with XP may have stopped the potential rot in its market share. But it is taking enormous effort for Microsoft to hold its server market share against Linux’ inroads in the enterprise.

Also: The Microsoft millstone around our necks
And: Revised WinXP policy dooms Linux desktop prospects without real OEM marketing efforts

Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results

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Linux

tradingmarkets.com: Red Hat today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2007. Total revenue for the quarter was $127.3 million, an increase of 28% from the year ago quarter and 7% from the prior quarter.

Also: Red Hat Appoints Two New Financial Executives

The state of Linux

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Linux

blog-of-gentoo: We often talk about how Linux is ready (or not), it's on Desktop (I even wrote a peace about that as well), or on server, and how its better than Windows because ....... (fill in your favorite), and how its more open than MacOS, etc. What I'm saying, its this: Linux is ( and already for some time) ready.

KDE 4 beta 3 delayed one week

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KDE

vizzzion.org: It has just been decided that the Beta 3 will be out one week latet than originally planned. This is mainly due to some changes in how plasma work that we'd like to see in the new Beta.

First US GPL case is not settled

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OSS

linux.com: Contrary to yesterday's report, the lawsuit against Monsoon Multimedia for violating the GNU General Public License (GPL) in its distribution of BusyBox may not be headed for a quick settlement. Nor will the settlement necessarily be out-of-court.

Kind of fond of FaunOS

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: FaunOS offers a full KDE desktop system with a comprehensive set of applications as either a live DVD or a live USB flash drive. The USB format is the distro's primary focus. FaunOS is based upon Arch Linux, and ships with Arch's package management system. The more I tested FaunOS, the more impressed I was.

How to change boot order of Ubuntu and Windows

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HowTos

mathijs.jurresip.nl: This is for people who have a dual boot installation of Ubuntu and Window (XP or Vista). If you want to change the default OS or change the order in which the present OSes are listed, this is what you do…

Kernel Markers Aiming for 2.6.24

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Mathieu Desnoyers posted an updated version of his Linux Kernel Markers patchset explaining, "following Christoph Hellwig's suggestion, aiming at a Linux Kernel Markers inclusion for 2.6.24, I made a simplified version of the Linux Kernel Markers."

Also: 2.6.23-rc8, "Getting Close"

The best desktop Linux for Windows users: Xandros 4

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Linux

desktoplinux: What's the best desktop Linux? For me, it's SimplyMEPIS 6.5, soon to be replaced by 7.0. But this is both a dumb question and a dumb answer. The real question is what is the best desktop operating system for you?

Installing Debian, XP and… Windows Vista in Vmware

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HowTos

polishlinux: In the first part of this article (Vmware Server Console - Introduction to Virtualization) learned how to set up Vmware for a LiveCD system. Now I’m going to show you how to install Debian, Windows XP and… Windows Vista under Vmware.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: 1-CD Installation & Multimedia support

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SUSE

opensuse news: openSUSE 10.3 has seen a lot of changes with the media selection; the most prominent one being the new 1-CD installation for KDE, and 1-CD installtion for GNOME. Multimedia support in the distribution has also been improved, with MP3 support out-of-the-box for Banshee and Amarok. Today we bring you a special double-bill covering these two stories, and we’ll be talking to Michael Loeffler, the Product Manager of openSUSE, to give us a little more insight.

Install Gentoo Portage on non-Gentoo Distribution

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HowTos

xanda.org: Requires Python >= 2.2.x and Development Packages (gcc, binutils, automake, autoconf, libtool, gawk, mawk, bison). Make sure your current distro installed with above packages. If not, use apt-get or yum to install it. Make sure you have enough space in /.

I Now Recommend PCLinuxOS & DreamLinux

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Linux

stephencuyos.com: Two weeks ago I facilitated a five-day workshop on Linux. The participants found PCLinuxOS to be the easiest to use, DreamLinux as the most beautiful, and Ubuntu as the hardest to master.

Linux DDR3 Synthetic Benchmarks

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Hardware

phoronix: We have several DDR3 related articles in the works, but in this article we will be looking just at the DDR3 system memory performance in the RAMspeed synthetic benchmark under Linux. The DDR3 memory we'll be using is the OCZ DDR3-1333 2GB Gold Kit with a part number of OCZ3G13332GK.

New Ubuntu Team Reports

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Ubuntu

jonobacon: Iam pleased to announce the availability of the very first Ubuntu Project Team Report - this is for September 2007. This report provides a summary of work for the various teams.

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Themes for Ubuntu

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