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Story Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.38 srlinuxx 09/03/2011 - 6:30pm
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Story Samsung NF310 Netbook srlinuxx 09/03/2011 - 4:45pm
Story Gentoo Releases New LiveDVD srlinuxx 09/03/2011 - 4:43pm
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Story Breaking News: Fedora 15 *Beta* leaked! Now with desktop icons! srlinuxx 09/03/2011 - 3:42am
Story Are Mobile Apps Violating Open Source Licenses? srlinuxx 09/03/2011 - 3:40am

Open source software takes on giants

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OSS

Free and open source software is fast taking on licenced software giants worldover, and in India too, it is catching the fancy of IT industry.

Analyst Firm Gets It Half-Right

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OSS

IDC, a well-known analyst firm has just released a study on the topic of open source, concluding that open source represents "the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s."

Linux on old hardware

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Linux

Is Linux a good choice for your old PC? In this article I’m going to examine the main issues connected with using GNU/Linux on some very old hardware. I will also cover choosing a distro, a desktop and the key applications for such a configuration.

Kubuntu rocks on Dell Inspiron E1705

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Ubuntu

I've finally installed Kubuntu in my Dell Notebook (a Inspiron E1705). It's just lovely. Kubuntu really "gets it"! It looks and performs great and its really easy to use.

Lonelygirl15 Creators Rely On Open Source

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OSS

Creators behind the Internet video phenomenon Lonelygirl15 will rely on open source technology and a "newly launched Web site to explore possibilities in storytelling.

Myah OS 2.2 SE Released

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Linux

Myah OS 2.2 is available for download. 2.2 is running on the very
latest Slackware 11 packages with the exception of the KDE packages.

Debian Linux project group to pay developers

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Linux

A group of senior developers from the Debian GNU/Linux project have decided to raise funds to pay volunteers who work on the project in order that releases can be made more frequently.

Upgrade Sarge to Etch

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HowTos

Today i have tried to upgrade my debian sarge (stable) to Etch(testing) and it went on very well without any problem and it is very simple to upgrade from debian sarge to debian etch.

Helicopter Simulator: Really Real-time Linux

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Misc

Every now and then, you stumble across a software system that you never think about. Such is the case with a Linux-powered helicopter simulator being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. And no, you can't run it on your PlayStation 2.

A look at MythTV 0.20

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Software

MythTV is a Linux based, multimedia software that allows you to view & record TV shows to your hard drive in the manner of Tivo, Windows Media Center and Beyond TV. I installed the latest version to see if it was really good as it looked to be. Version 0.20 does feature some extensive new features and improvements.

Fixing No space left on device error in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

I’m using Ubuntu as my main OS in both my desktop and laptop. I was getting the following error when I tried to login to Ubuntu couple of days back: our session lasted less than 10 seconds blah blah blah……

Who's Hot? Who's Not?

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Misc

First, you tell me the YouTube’s Lonelygirl15 was an actor. Next, we have Microsoft talking about some kind of “open source” model and finally, Hewlett-Packard has board room spies. The next ting you will tell me is something really goofy; like Pluto isn’t a planet anymore.

Countdown to Final: Mandriva 2007 RC2

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MDV
Reviews
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Even though Mandriva 2007 Final is due out at about any time, RC2 was released Sunday and most of the news sites carried the news on Monday. I decided I'd go ahead and test rc2 since I'd not seen Mandriva since beta3. At that time things were really beginning to come together for Mandriva developers and some vast improvements were found. Were they able to maintain their upward curve or did this release fail to impress?

Top 10 Free Linux Games

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Reviews
Gaming

If you use Linux as your primary OS, then you already understand why it is so great. But, do you game on it? Ever try to convert your Windows friends to Linux? More times than not, the dreaded first question is, "Can I game on it?" If you think that there are no great games for Linux, think again! We are taking a look at 10 of some of the most popular Linux games... that just so happen to be completely free!

My Gentoo odyssey

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Gentoo

Gentoo is a Linux distribution unlike any other I have used, not just in terms of how it does things, but in the philosophy which drives its design. Gentoo doesn't ask what it can do to make things easier, it asks you exactly what it is that you want it to do, and then does precisely and only that. I gave Gentoo a good try, but I won't be sticking with it. Why not? I'm glad you asked.

OSDL patent project 'worse than nothing'

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OSS

Analysis: A project to fight low-quality software patents in the US could make the legal terrain more difficult for open source, according to FSF founder Richard Stallman

The Text Pistols

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Linux

A growing number of renegade geeks are choosing to shun the full-blown GUI in favour of apps such as GNU screen, GNU Emacs and in rare instances a tiny window manager. Martin Howse checks into the world of the stripped down interface.

Microsoft May Finger EU For New Vista Delay

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Microsoft

Microsoft may be setting up the European Union to take the rap for another delay in Windows Vista, a research firm said Monday.

Microsoft's Masterpiece of FUD

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Microsoft

I've been tracking the evolution of Microsoft FUD for nearly 10 years now, and wrote a short history of the subject a few months back. But even I was impressed when I came across Microsoft's latest effort in this department: it's truly a masterpiece of its kind.

Taking the Linux Plunge

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Linux

When Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows 98 and Millennium Edition on June 30th, there was a lot of talk of these users migrating over to Linux Desktops. According to OneStat.com, this is approximately 4% of the total PCs in the world. With Linux clocking in at only 0.4%, this means for every ten PCs, only one has Linux installed.

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