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Story Tales of Distros Tried and True Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:45am
Story Oracle Expands Open-Source High-Availability with MySQL Database Fabric Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:35am
Story Cheap Intel-based Android tablets get real Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:19am
Story Valve Steam Machines: Now Look Forward To 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:12am
Story Intel: BYOD enterprise Android is OK Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:07am
Story Intel Partners With ARM Chip Maker Rockchip on Tablet Products Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:04am
Story Ubuntu Devs Work on Porting Android Apps to Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 1:02am
Story MIPS supporters form a Linaro-like collaboration Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 12:36am
Story GNOME Mutter 3.13.2 Brings HiDPI Support On Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 12:29am
Story Radxa: The $100 Quad-Core ARM Raspberry Pi Alternative Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2014 - 12:14am

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  • How To Install KDE4 on Fedora 8
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux Find Out What Package Provides a File
  • Speed Up Your System With Preload On Fedora 8
  • HOWTO recover deleted files on an ext3 file system

Funambol Helps New AGPLv3 Open Source License Gain Formal OSI Approval

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Funambol, the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced that the AGPLv3 has received formal approval by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Funambol led the process of the license’s approval by the OSI after adopting AGPLv3 in November. It was the first company to adopt the license, which closes the “ASP loophole”.

Navy to focus only on open systems

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fcw.com: “The days of proprietary technology must come to an end,” he said. “We will no longer accept systems that couple hardware, software and data.”

Open Source Market: FOSS getting hot in Russia

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robertogaloppini.ne: Recent interest towards FOSS from the Russian government has boosted commercial activity in this field. No longer than a year ago there was no single large company that would say it is capable of doing FOSS system integration projects. Now there are three, and the number will probably grow.

Nigerian Patent Suit Still Dogs OLPC

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OLPC

AP: Ade Oyegbola, an inventor who claims the One Laptop Per Child nonprofit stole his designs for a Nigerian keyboard, recently won a round in a Lagos court. Now this week, Oyegbola kept the U.S. side of his legal fight alive by pressing his case in federal court.

Multifunction copiers in a Linux network

linux.com: In many organizations, copiers get little respect. Often relegated to a break room or storage closet, they are underutilized and underappreciated, and get no attention from the IT department. Yet, multifunction copiers can play a critical role in reducing operating costs and become a hub for document processing.

libc6: nightmare or just a bad dream?

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal.com: From looking at the bug report, forum thread, mailing lists, and IRC, I think some may agree it was a nightmare. I am here to tell you that it was nothing more than a bad dream however. A bad dream?

Linux Product Insider for March 13

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linuxjournal.com: Welcome to the March 13th edition of the "Linux Product Insider", our weekly round-up of new products and services in Linux and open source. Here is what is new and interesting this week.

Wal-Mart didn’t murder Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I had to chuckle at the recent headlines: ‘Wal-Mart yanks Linux,’ ‘Wal-Mart Linux experiment failed,’ ‘Wal-Mart puts lid on Linux.’ Why don’t they just come right out and say what they seem to insinuate: ‘Wal-Mart murdered Linux.’ Now, that’s not really what happened.

What if... Windows went open source?

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Microsoft

itwire.com: When Microsoft talks about open source, people in the FOSS community tend to generally take it with a pinch - or more likely a kilo - of salt. Revealing the crown jewels of its empire - the Windows source code - has never ever been canvassed.

Also: Windows 7 eyed by antitrust regulators

BuffaloLinux is a Slackware based distribution

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Linux

linuxlandit.blogspot: BuffaloLinux is a Slackware based distribution. Additionally, it supports both 'rpm' and 'deb' packages through its install and upgrade scripts ('buff', 'Buff', 'sudobuff' and 'sudoBuff').

How The GPL Can Save Your Ass

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OSS

linux-mag.com: It is time to get serious about this multi-core thing. For years, I have dreaded the day when the computing world hits the parallel wall. As I have said many times in the past, multi-core is parallel computing and parallel programming is hard, expensive, and in some cases non-portable.

Ubuntu drops SPARC from releases

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tectonic.co.za: The Ubuntu Technical Board has decided to remove SPARC from its list of official releases. In an email to the Ubuntu developer list today, Matt Zimmerman said the board had decided that “offically released architectures for Ubuntu 8.04 will be i386 and amd64.

Fosdem: A Festival of Free

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OSS

linuxinsider.com: With all the hype surrounding free and open source tools the operating system Linux, the Web server software Apache, the Web browser Mozilla Firefox, it is easy to forget the men (and, occasionally, women) who develop them.

Extend Amarok with useful scripts

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linux.com: Amarok is a popular audio player under Linux. It can manage external storage devices, transfer music to your iPod, display lyrics, and play various formats. Although Amarok supports scripts to extend its functionality, not many users know about the powerful features that these simple plugins can provide.

Novell from an openSUSE perspective

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mschlander.wordpress: The relationship between openSUSE and Novell is pretty difficult to describe. Ideally openSUSE should be viewed 100% as a community project, where the people employed by Novell, who do the lion’s share of the work, are also seen as members of the openSUSE community on the same level as volunteer contributors.

Create Games the Easy Way with Pygame

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Gaming

junauza.blogspot: Pygame is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It is possible to write simple but decent games with just a few lines of code using the Pygame module. Anyone with a little programming knowledge can create like some of the games shown below:

some howtos:

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  • Answers to Linux Questions

  • Canon i250 on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Obscure Linux Commands: Some of My Favorite Incantations
  • How do you check if your webcam is working properly?
  • HowTo: Convert First Letter of Dir Folder to Uppercase
  • Creating the debian-sys-maint MySQL account on a Debian or Ubuntu system
  • Reading compressed Files

Consumer hardware shipping too many Linuxes by default

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Linux

bytebot.net: At the top of my head now, Linux is hitting the mainstream desktop market, in many variants. So what am I getting at? Complexity.

RHEL 5.2: Changing the compass?

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Linux

beranger.org: The release of RHEL 5.2 with "re-basing" of the "top desktop applications" would lead to a strange situation: the conservative, long time supported RHEL, that usually doesn't upgrade any package if backporting the patches is feasible, will become much fresher than Debian stable!

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