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Story Opera 11.01 Final Released srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 5:10pm
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Story Aust govt enforces equal rights for open source srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 4:22pm
Story yesterday's leftovers: srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 4:13pm

Mass. to adopt near-term plug-in strategy for ODF

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During a meeting today with state officials and advocates for people with disabilities, Louis Gutierrez, CIO of Massachusetts' IT Division (ITD), said the state will postpone a Jan. 1 deadline to roll out open-source office applications that can save files in the Open Document Format (ODF).

Send your gamer gal (or mom) to Sweden

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PC silicon vendor Via Technologies is holding a contest that encourages "girls" of any age (over 18) to hone their gaming skills at a world-class gaming facility in Sweden, where they'll be treated to some high-powered gaming training with Via's "girlz 0f destruction" gaming ambassadors.

KDE "Krash" RPMs for SUSE Linux

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The important warning first: this is only for developers and not openSUSE 10.2 stuff! KDE has released a first development snapshot of KDE4 and the KDE:KDE4 project in the openSUSE Build Service has RPMs of qt, kdelibs, kdepimlibs and kdebase for SUSE Linux 10.0 and up.


Firefox in updates and a policy change

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You can now get the latest version of Firefox for your Mandriva Linux 2006 system directly from the Security Updates. We had shipped 1.0.6 versions of both applications with Mandriva Linux 2006.0 and we decided to break our no-backports rule for Firefox and Thunderbird for that reason.

Why does Linux need defragmenting?

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This so often repeated myth is getting so old and so boring. And untrue. Linux doesn't need defragmenting, because its filesystem handling is not so stupid like when using several decades old FAT. Yadda yadda, blah blah. Now, the real question is: If Linux really doesn't need defragmenting, why does Windows boot faster and why does second startup of KDE need only roughly one quarter of time the first startup needs?


First Development Snapshot of KDE4: "Krash"

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Today, KDE releases a first developer snapshot of the upcoming KDE4 release. This snapshot is meant as a reference for developers who want to play with parts of the new technology KDE4 will provide, those who want to start porting their applications to the new KDE4 platform and for those that want to start to develop applications based on KDE4. This snapshot is not for end users.

How I do Application Screenshots with Compiz

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On some of my posts, I include an occasional application screenshots. However, if you have ever tried to screenshot an application while using Compiz, have probably found some issues.

Problems forwarding X over SSH

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A few weeks back I found that, for some reason, one of my machines wasn’t allowing X forwarding over SSH. Eventually, I found the problem, thus recorded here for others’ reference.

Red Hat Threat is No-Show

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LinuxWorld, an industry conference and expo in San Francisco, buzzed all week with the possibility that Oracle would announce its own Linux-based operating system at the summit. But the conference wound down Thursday without any Oracle news, and investors boosted Red Hat's stock 11.5 percent to $25.71, up $2.66. The stock has fallen 20 percent since closing at the highest level in nearly six years in April.

Designing a Clustering Solution for Linux and NetWare with Novell Cluster Services

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Learn all the functional and technical details you need to design your clustering solution for Linux and NetWare. Sander van Vugt and Rob Bastiaansen cover the key topics and also provide practical tips on setting up clustering for applications that do not require shared storage.

Six Things You Didn't Know About Firefox Extensions

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To many, a Firefox extension is more magic than technology, and the process by which it is developed and used is shrouded in mystery. To find out more about Firefox extensions and their capabilities, we asked some extension-related questions of the Mozilla Foundation's technology strategist, Mike Shaver.

XenSource CEO Addresses Microsoft, Red Hat-Novell Dispute

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XenSource CEO Peter Levine spoke with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney after his LinuxWorld Expo keynote about his company's partnership with Microsoft and other hot topics.

Hardware/software kit teaches embedded Linux

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Intellimetrix, a specialist in real-time and embedded software development and training, has introduced a low-cost embedded Linux learning kit. Aptly named the Embedded Linux Learning Kit (ELLK), the kit comprises an ARM-based SBC (single-board computer), cables, power supply, Linux OS, development tools, and comprehensive documentation.

Locking up Linux: Creating a Cryptobook

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Cryptographic storage solutions are an essential part of securing confidential information from exposure to the wrong individuals. Crypto systems are designed to safeguard intellectual property, trade secrets or personal information. They can take on many forms, offer varying levels of functionality, and contain any number of features to suit a variety of operating circumstances and environments.

Stable kernel released

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The stable kernel release is out. It is a single-patch release for a security issue which, being specific to the PowerPC architecture, will not affect most users.

ATI 8.28.8 Display Drivers

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Yet again ATI Technologies has managed to deliver another feature-packed driver release. Amongst the changes in this month's 8.28.8 release, are a combined i386/x86_64 installer, pairmode option, preserve monitor status across restarts, new product support, and various other changes. We at Phoronix have our usual driver examination and review to share today.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more