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PUD/GNU Linux to the rescue!

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Motho ke motho ka botho: One thing I forgot to mention about my thus-far-successful adventure tuning my coworker’s VAIO … Xubuntu ran awfully slow on that machine. The live CD was so sluggish as to be unusable. It was PUD/GNU Linux that saved the day.

GPLv3: The pace (and plot) thickens

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Matt Asay: One week after Palamida reported a rather sluggish start to GPLv3 adoption, we're up 41% and growing quickly. This could represent 10% of all active open source projets.

Gimp Tutorial: Creating Glassy Buttons

Most Photoshop techniques make heavy use of "layer effects" when it comes to creating glassy buttons. I modified one of those techniques so that it could be applied to the Gimp environment that lacks this feature. The following tutorial shows you how to create a glassy button in 5 easy steps.

http://jozmak.blogspot.com/

The Badger Game

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OSS

Linux Today: For the past couple of weeks, I have been more than a little pensive about the nature of the new GNU General Public License (v3). Lately, certain events have made me stop and see the problem more from the side of the free/open source software developers.

Easy TV Data promises TV listings for Myth TV users

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Software

linux.com: A group of developers from free software digital video recorder (DVR) related projects announced the first step towards a solution for obtaining free television listing information this week. The search for such a free guide data source has been on since June, when Zap2it Labs announced it would shut down its free, XML-based service.

Finding a Linux Job at LinuxWorld

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Linux

linux-watch: So, you want a job in Linux do you? Well then get your tickets for San Francisco to see Dice's free Technology and Engineering career fair at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo taking place on Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PHP 4 end of life announcement

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Software

Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released. The PHP development team hereby announces that support for PHP 4 will continue until the end of this year only.

Linux laptop search isn't that difficult

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Hardware

the jem report: The big news in the Linux realm for the past few months has been Dell's introduction of Ubuntu-preinstalled computers. The systems themselves are a little low on the quality scale, but so is everything else that Dell makes these days. At least they aren't expensive.

OpenSolaris "Indiana" Information

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OS

phoronix: This week Sun's Glynn Foster had two presentations on Project Indiana in Australia and Ireland. In the talks Glynn had went over the basic information on what Project Indiana is about as well as sharing other details and listening to feedback from the audience. These slides are now published on the Internet, some of which we will be sharing in this article as well as talking about some of the points.

Why Open Source and Linux Are Losing Momentum

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Rob Enderle: This time of year, I make my rounds with the OEMs and get to chat with a number of executives. Several things have floated to the top, but the one I’d like to chat about right now is the comment that Linux demand and interest in open source in general has dropped off sharply.

Open Source Is Dead, Long Live Open Patents?

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informationweek.com/blog: I've been trying to make sense out of the new Version 3 of the General Public License and I've got to tell you, I can't yet. All I can see is that (1) in the short term, the GPLv3 has turned Microsoft's deal with Novell into a hairball Redmond is trying to cough up;

It's official: OLPC and Intel become friends, collaborate

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OLPC

ars technica: The One Laptop Per Child Project and Intel have put their differences aside, at least for now, as Intel agrees to take a seat on the OLPC Board of Directors. The new "peace" between Intel and OLPC will also involve the project receiving some funding from Intel.

Ubuntu install - First thing to do

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Ubuntu

pimpyourlinux: A fresh install of Ubuntu reveals a polished desktop, and a well thought out layout. Unfortunately, a fresh install of Ubuntu lacks many programs. In this article, I will show you the first thing that should be done after installing ubuntu.

Lock in productivity with Lockout utility

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HowTos

linux.com: You can stop computer-based slacking -- like the compulsive reloading of Digg or Reddit at the expense of productivity -- with a few changes to your computer's DNS profile, and enforce the changes using Lockout, a tool designed to enforce discipline and increase productivity.

People Behind KDE: Matthias Kretz

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KDE

After a short break, we return to the next interview in the People Behind KDE series, travelling back to Germany to talk to a developer who wants to make things as simple as possible - for both users and developers. The recent winner of an aKademy Award for Best Non-Application for his work on Phonon - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Matthias Kretz.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Multimedia

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Raiden's Realm: Everyone who's ever owned a computer has at one time or another found a need to play some kind of multimedia file. KDE provides a list of built in applications that allow you to do that.

Intel GMA950 & xf86-video-intel 2.1.0

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phoronix: It was earlier this month that version 2.1.0 of the xf86-video-intel driver was released, which among other things had introduced open-source Linux graphics support. In this article we have enclosed some benchmarks from Intel's GMA 950 IGP using the new xf86-video-intel 2.1.0 driver.

The death of the IM

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Software

Raiden's Realm: For years IM was the way for me to keep in touch with friends, and make friends, both near and far away. But sometime in late 2001 the wonder, wow and awe of IM'ing began to vanish.

Making Linux interoperable

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Interviews

expresscomputeronline: Maarten Koster, President, Novell Asia Pacific, talks to Kushal Shah about the different strategies adopted by Novell and the company’s partnership with Microsoft.

BBC to hear open source concerns

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BBC News: Calls to make the BBC's on demand TV service work on all computer operating systems are to get a fresh look.

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