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Story PC-BSD Goes Into 9.0 Beta With New Features srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 6:08pm
Story Getting to know Ubuntu Software Center srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 6:07pm
Story Top Windows games that run flawlessly in Ubuntu using Wine srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 5:14pm
Story Can GNOME 3 Become the Next Big Open Source UI Contender? srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 4:48pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 4:46pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 4:46pm
Story Review: CentOS 6.0 srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 3:18am
Story Linux, Linux, everywhere! srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 3:16am
Story New Pup is Born, Dolphin 2.0 srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 3:15am
Story Multiple X Servers For One Graphics Card, Again srlinuxx 02/08/2011 - 3:13am

French students to get open-source software on USB key

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OSS

French authorities will give out 175,000 USB memory sticks loaded with open-source software to Parisian high-school students at the start of the next school year.

Will GPLv3 energize Free Software, or marginalize the FSF?

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OSS

As written, GPLv3 threatens to fork GNU projects and marginalize the Free Software Foundation, writes long-time Linux observer Bill Weinberg. Drawing on long experience evangelizing Linux and open source licensing to business users, Weinberg suggests that the FSF's GPLv3 high road could be a lonesome one.

Unlovable Linux?

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Linux

At the time, most of us thought Oracle undercutting Red Hat's Linux business with its Unbreakable Linux was a big deal. Would customers flock to Oracle's cut-rate version of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)? Would Red Hat be pounded by Larry Ellison's minions?

Home Editions Of Windows Vista Won't Run On Mac Or Linux Virtual Machines

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Microsoft

Mac owners and Linux users hoping to run Windows Vista using virtual machine software had better own the Business or Ultimate editions of the new operating system, according to Microsoft's licensing terms.

Resolving Domains Internally And Externally With Bind9 And Caching Nameserver

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Linux
HowTos

Some times, we are required to resolve our internal domains on a local nameserver and external (internet) domains on our ISP's nameserver. There are different solutions to this problem, but in this howto, we are going to solve it through configuring a combination of caching-nameserver and BIND 9.

First test of Fedora 7 released

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Linux

The Fedora team has announced that the first test spin of Fedora 7 is available for download via BitTorrent or from Fedora Project mirrors. Fedora 7, also available on live CD, mixes both Core (the complete operating system) and Extras (add-ons that complement the OS) into one package in anticipation of the merger between the two for Fedora 7's final release.

Microsoft browser rival Mozilla eyes China

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Moz/FF

Mozilla.org, which makes Firefox, the most popular Web browser alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, is setting up a China office to do battle in the world's second-largest Web market.

A Look at the Linux Distribuition Situation - 2006-2007

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Linux

Linux.org managing editor Michael J. Jordan takes a look at the the most popular (according to distrowatch.com) Linux distributions and gives his opinion as to where he thinks they're going as of January 2007

Other Markets Might 'Terrify' Microsoft, But Not The Legal Space

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Linux
Microsoft

Although Linux might be making big inroads in some vertical markets, Microsoft Windows keeps enjoying virtually complete domination of the legal software space, with the small exception of some embedded appliances.

Track your ancestors with GRAMPS

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Software

GRAMPS is the Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System -- free extensible personal genealogical software. Its numerous reviews cover the basics of what it does. In this article, I'll reveal some lesser-known features and tips from the developers' hideout.

Enterprise applications on Linux

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Linux

Linux has traditionally been popular at the edge of the network. Today it is moving towards the database and application tiers. With porting of enterprise applications onto Linux revving up, companies are confident that their critical applications can run on Linux.

Ubuntu Vista

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Ubuntu

My father heard about Vista coming on the news. Since he was interested in getting it, he asked me to obtain it and install it on his computer. I told him I was going to do that, but instead I burned an Ubuntu CD and installed it.

European Commission Backs away from Open Source

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OSS

A few weeks ago, researchers at the United Nations University in Maastricht, Netherlands, released the results of a study sponsored by the European Commission in which they found that open source software is indeed cost effective, but the EC is backing away from the study results faster than anti-war legislators are distancing themselves from President Bush.

Second Life's Open Source Fairy Tale

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OSS

Developers have no guarantees when they open source an application. In many cases, they don't know who will use it, nor do they know how things will progress. The fairy tale version is that developers will flock to the recently open sourced application and begin to work with it, immediately.

People Behind KDE: Cyrille Berger

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KDE

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to France to meet a developer who likes polishing, someone who loves to create images only to filter them out - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Cyrille Berger.

PCLinuxOS Magazine February 2007 Released

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PCLOS

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the February 2007 issue (#6) is available for download!

Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

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Linux
Reviews

Earlier this week Microsoft finally shipped its Vista "Longhorn" operating system, which has been receiving a fair amount of attention from traditional media sources. However, if Windows is not your thing Fedora 7 Test 1 is now out.

Xgl/Compiz in Mandriva 2007 Free

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HowTos

Xgl is a hardware accelerated X-server created by Novell. Thanks to the abilities of modern graphics cards, it uses three-dimensional rendering, which opens up a whole new bunch of possibilities for modern computer desktops.

HOWTO: Set up Feisty for speed BETA

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HowTos

Since the release cycle is halfway through, and since Herd 3 looks more or less “stable,” it’s probably fair to start tweaking it, and seeing how it responds.

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