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Story Open source burrowed deeper into the enterprise in 2012 srlinuxx 17/12/2012 - 5:08pm
Story THQ looking to Linux after Humble Bundle success srlinuxx 17/12/2012 - 4:56pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 15/12/2012 - 9:31pm
Story Raspberry Pi founder has plans for a sequel in 2015 srlinuxx 15/12/2012 - 2:10am
Story Steam Linux first impressions srlinuxx 15/12/2012 - 1:53am
Story Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards 2012 srlinuxx 15/12/2012 - 1:48am
Story Linux Distros You Never Heard Of srlinuxx 15/12/2012 - 1:45am
Story Web inventor to keynote at Linux conference srlinuxx 15/12/2012 - 1:30am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 14/12/2012 - 9:14pm
Story Archbang 2012.12 Review: Simple, light and fantastic srlinuxx 14/12/2012 - 4:23am

Preview: Mozilla Lightning

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Moz/FF

synergymx: There is a distinct lack of good applications for tracking your calendar, email, and tasks all in one location. Some applications do email but not calendar, where as others do calendars without email. As a business user there is a connection between the two.

Kernel space: Progress on ACPI and power management

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Linux

LinuxWorld: Len Brown can only be a glutton for punishment; he is, after all, the maintainer of the Linux ACPI subsystem. That is a difficult position to be in: ACPI involves getting into the BIOS layer, an area of system software which is not always known for careful, high-quality work.

Why is Everything so Stupid on Windows?

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Microsoft

Penguin Pete: Check out what happens when a tool that has been a standard part of Unix - for what 30 years now? - gets ported to Windows for the first time. Here is "wingrep", the grep for Windows. So, today, class, we will learn all about (writing it on the chalkboard and underlining it twice) grep!:

Mandriva advances into Korea, the IT hub of Asia

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MDV

Mandriva Press Release: Mandriva Korea (MetaNav) begins operations in order to offer Mandriva Linux solutions to organizations and people all over South Korea and the East Asia area.

CentOS 5.0 Live CD -- first impressions

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Linux

CLICK: CentOS 5.0 loads OK, if a little slow (it was flummoxed for a minute by an unused SATA port), but upon launch looks much like Fedora, which is should, since CentOS is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone.

Is this the successor to the Nokia N800?

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Sci/Tech

engadget: Just when we're in full-on video game mode, along comes a friendly tipster with some shots of the supposed successor to Nokia's N800 Internet Tablet.

Linux gaming

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Gaming

CyberNetNews: One of the major disadvantages of Linux is that it won’t let you play most Windows games. On the other hand, lots of great free Linux games have been developed over the last couple of years. Here’s a list.

Migrating to Linux? Use These Open Source Apps

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Software

intranetjournal.com: In this article, we'll examine ten of these applications, with the understanding that both browser and email clients will not be in this list. The reason being is that default browser and email clients are already installed in nearly all desktop Linux distributions.

Open Up to Open Formats

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OSS

MaximumPC: Propriety formats, while convenient in their ubiquity, are inherently problematic, and there are some very compelling reasons to think twice about how you save your files. Here's why you should use open formats, and convince your colleagues (hint, hint to my colleagues) to do the same.

Why does my system swap the data instead of freeing cache and buffer memory?

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HowTos

Red Hat Mag: The kernel uses heuristics to guess which pages of memory are likely to be needed in the near future, and tries to keep those pages in memory, regardless of whether they belong to processes or kernel caches.

Torrent tools for Linux

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Software

blog.lxpages.com: In this article, we’ve put together a short list of torrent tools available to make your torrenting experience more interesting.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1 Released

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Linux

PCBurn: Greg KH has released patch 2.6.22.1 for the stable Linux kernel. Included is a single security fix. From the changelog: We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.22.1 kernel. It contains a security fix for SCTP that somehow forgot to be added to the 2.6.22 kernel.

Canadian banks put the brakes on open source

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OSS

itbusiness.ca: Linux-based and Unix-based apps are becoming commonplace in the enterprise, but some sectors are still holding out IDC and Info-Tech explain why our financial institutions are reluctant to take the plunge. Also: a consultant tells us where they could be missing out

Linux: Completely Fair Scheduler Merged

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Ingo Molnar's Completely Fair Scheduler has been merged into the Linux kernel for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.23 release. A comment in the patch titled 'sched: cfs core code' noted, "apply the CFS core code.

Gobuntu is… go

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth: This is a call for developers who are interested in pushing the limits of content and code freedom. The goal is to provide a cleaner and easier to maintain base for projects like gNewSense.

Ubuntu is built with proprietary software

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Ubuntu

The Jem Report: Ubuntu is open source, right? Most of it is, small parts of it are not. Even though it ships with some proprietary hardware drivers (a necessity in the desktop computing world, no matter what the hardliners say), one thing stands out as oddly hypocritical is the fact that Ubuntu's development tools -- collectively called Launchpad -- are proprietary. Even worse are the company's explanations for why Launchpad is proprietary.

Novell To Press On With Microsoft Alliance, With Or Without Microsoft

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SUSE

Information Week: Novell plans to continue to distribute the latest versions of open source software to customers who purchased its Linux product through Microsoft, even though Microsoft itself has decided to make parts of the software unavailable, a Novell spokesman said.

Network Card Bonding On CentOS

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HowTos

Bonding is the same as port trunking. In the following I will use the word bonding because practically we will bond interfaces as one. Bonding allows you to aggregate multiple ports into a single group, effectively combining the bandwidth into a single connection.

Siag Office is far from pathetic

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Software

linux.com: "Siag, it sucks less!" This is the slogan for Siag Office. This and the self-effacing name for the Siag Office Word Processor, Pathetic Writer, might leave you thinking that this office suite is a mere plaything, a university student's cobbled-together programming assignment. But don't be fooled by first impressions.

CentOS LiveCD 5.0 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: CentOS, the popular community Linux distribution based upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has been at version 5.0 since April of this year, but joining the CentOS 5.0 fleet today is the LiveCD. The CentOS 5.0 LiveCD is based upon CentOS 5.0

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GNOME and Other Software

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    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
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