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Story Losing work because I use Linux srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 8:17pm
Story KDE 4.7: Long-Term Vision, Ongoing Myopia srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 6:09pm
Story ArchBang: A small review srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 6:07pm
Story Some Upcoming Changes in Unity srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 6:05pm
Story 5 Absolutely Useless Compiz Plugins srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 4:08pm
Story 5 Useful applications for a desktop with Linux srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 3:58pm
Story Review: Scientific Linux 6.0 "Carbon" srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 3:56pm
Story The Unix revolution srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 3:53pm
Story Linus Torvalds delays Linux 3.0 launch due to a subtle bug srlinuxx 19/07/2011 - 3:50pm
Poll Fav Browser 2011 srlinuxx 1 19/07/2011 - 2:23pm

Laptops: easy fix for global education?

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Hardware

For billions of parents who earn only a few dollars a day, paying for a child's education - books, etc. - often gets neglected. Many simple solutions that break that cycle of poverty have been tried and have failed. Now another one is on the horizon: a "$100 laptop."

How usability inhibits good software

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Software

Have you ever found a new piece of software that sounds like it's the perfect match for your needs, only to get bogged down by bad documentation or a horrendous interface?

Linux: Improving The Promise SX4 Driver

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Linux

Jeff Garzik noted that the hardware documentation for the Promise SX4 chipset is being opened up and therefor the sata_sx4 driver is a good candidate for improvements, "I would like to take this opportunity to point hackers looking for a project at this hardware."

A sneek preview of the expected features in KDE 4.0

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KDE

Ever wonder what KDE 4.0 is going to look like when it is finally released some time this year ? As far as end users should be concerned, it is going to be much more beautiful, responsive and usable than KDE 3.5.

7 Reasons Why Slackware is My favorite Distro

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Slack

1. There's no package management system.
Yes, you heard right, but hear me out...
2. Slackware isn't for slackers.
Slackware demands perfection.

Novell Underscores Support for Free Software Development

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SUSE

Novell moved Wednesday to underscore its support for free software development after volunteer technical support collapsed for rival Red Hat's free Linux version.

Adopting an Open Source Approach to Software Development, Distribution, and Licensing

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OSS

Since the beginning of the software industry, nearly every software company in the world has followed the same business model: its own employees develop the software, which is closely held intellectual property, the software is delivered to clients in binary form, and users run the licensed software on their own computers. Today, this model has been challenged by a new paradigm: open source.

Linux: Introducing The Data Corruption Bug

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Linux

When the data corruption bug which is fixed as of 2.6.20-rc3 was still being tracked down, it was thought that the bug, a race in shared mmap'ed page writeback, might have been in the 2.6 kernel for a very long time. It has since been determined that the bug was introduced much more recently.

Ubuntu Tute Part 2

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HowTos

Last time, we talked about getting Ubuntu/Mint Linux installed and how to take control of your sound card again . This time: Wireless Cards, Webcams, and Printers/All-in-ones.

Check Disk Space Usage on Ubuntu

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HowTos

Computer disks have a finite capacity, and when they fill up it can lead to serious problems, including lost data and email. Actually it’s slightly more complicated than that; disks are divided into partitions, and the problems ensue when an important partition such as one containing user files fills up.

Macs Crowd Out Linux On Corporate Desktops

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Mac

The growth of Macintosh desktop clients in enterprises will be more of a hindrance to Linux desktop growth than Windows, one analyst firm says in a recent report.

Could Red Hat lose JBoss founder?

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Linux

"I am going to take some time off to take care of family and myself. I am increasingly experiencing diminishing returns on my emotional and professional investments at Red Hat," Fleury said.

Patch issued for OpenOffice.org vulnerability

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Security

A patch has been widely released for a vulnerability in the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, a problem rated as "highly critical" by one security vendor.

Opera contests draws attention to widget development

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Software

With the latest release of its Web browser in June, Opera Software introduced widgets -- small Web applications that run in their own windows on the desktop. Now the company is turning to programming contests to promote their creation.

Akademy 2007 Call for Participation

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KDE

The KDE contributors conference, which is part of Akademy, the world summit of the KDE community, will be the place to present the newest developments, long-term strategies or interesting input from the surrounding communities, projects and societies. Be part of it, present your thoughts, ideas and work at Akademy 2007 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Novell Looking for Acquisition Targets?

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SUSE

If Novell wants to maximize the potential of their Microsoft alliance and bring about a scenario like Canonical founder, Mark Shuttleworth, outlined in a recent Red Herring interview then you have to think they'll buy XenSource. Why XenSource?

Quicktip - Forgot your grub password? Here’s how to change it.

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HowTos

Say you have a grub password to keep nefarious evil-doers from modifying your er... grubs. Then say a few months go by and you decide to modify some stuff but you’ve forgotten your password. What do you do?

No GPLv3 for MySQL... yet

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OSS

Kaj Arno, MySQL VP of community relations, quietly revealed on his blog before Christmas that MySQL has changed its license to "GPL2 Only." This does not mean, however, that the MySQL AB, the well-known open-source DBMS (database management system) vendor, is sticking to the GPLv2 forever.

Linux Image Quality Comparison

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Software

With the great deal of articles that we publish in regards to NVIDIA and ATI display drivers, it is very evident that at this time NVIDIA has the lead when it comes to the frame-rate performance. One of the areas that often is not mentioned in Phoronix articles is the image quality between ATI and NVIDIA's hardware with their respective drivers. In this article today we will be looking at both company's image quality under Linux in video playback and gaming environments.

KXDocker: More than a task manager

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Software

The basic idea behind Mac OS X's Dock is that when you need an application, you click on its icon on an on-screen bar, and the application is launched (if it has not been yet) or switched to (if it has). Stefano Zingarini has borrowed this concept for KXDocker, a KDE variation of OS X's Dock (which is also usable with GNOME and other desktop environments).

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