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Story Five notable new features in Fedora Linux 18 srlinuxx 16/01/2013 - 6:28pm
Story Memo to Linux Devs: Focus on Design, Not Technology srlinuxx 16/01/2013 - 6:26pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 16/01/2013 - 6:33am
Story Interview with Open Source Advocate Keith Curtis on Software Wars srlinuxx 16/01/2013 - 3:15am
Story Some Yummy Elementary Applications srlinuxx 16/01/2013 - 3:13am
Story Self-Destructing Cookies for Firefox srlinuxx 16/01/2013 - 3:10am
Story thoughts about upgrading Mint srlinuxx 15/01/2013 - 10:31pm
Story Exploring Red Hat’s Flavor Enhancer for Virtual Desktops srlinuxx 15/01/2013 - 8:14pm
Story Hands on with Fedora 18 srlinuxx 15/01/2013 - 6:16pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 15/01/2013 - 5:22pm

A Linux User in Vista-land: Part 2

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Microsoft
Reviews

Nosredna Ekim: The first thing any OS aficionado does when he installs an OS is check how it performs on his hardware. Vista performs well, but it sure takes its liberty with the hardware. Fresh install size was 11GB. I wouldn’t begrudge it 11 GB if it had one of two things.

20 Firefox Extensions That Will Save You Money

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Moz/FF

savingadvice: Immerse yourself in Firefox goodness while indulging your inner frugal fantasies. Here are 20 extensions that are sure to help you save some cash.

Linux Foundation summit explores kernel and application development, GPL

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OSS

O'Reilly Onlamp: The Linux Foundation–the new organization formed this year from the merger of Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group–is holding a summit this week at the main Google campus. I think we can already call the summit a success.

Linux: Btrfs, File Data and Metadata Checksums

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Chris Mason announced an early alpha release of his new Btrfs filesystem, "after the last FS summit, I started working on a new filesystem that maintains checksums of all file data and metadata."

Rocket man

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Ubuntu

Independent.ie: Mark Shuttleworth has his gaze fixed firmly upwards, both towards the heavens and the open source movement. The South African entrepreneur, who is successfully making the Linux operating system commercially viable through Ubuntu, was also the second ever space tourist.

Microsoft Linspire agreement no big deal for Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

Enterprise Linux News: Sounds like momentum is swinging in Microsoft's favor, right? Not really, said Gordon Haff, senior analyst with Nashua, N.H.-based Illuminata.

Microsoft's true battlefront against Open Source

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Microsoft

Raiden's Realm: All the recent huss and fuss over Microsoft's patent FUD campaign and their "we will sue you unless you pay us grievous amounts of cash" threatening of Linux is only the tip of the iceberg in a much larger war.

News flash: Microsoft finds that it is god of its own world

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Matt Asay: I must admit that I am shocked - SHOCKED - that Microsoft found that its software is better than open source software on the desktop for European schools. Shocked, I tell you! I mean, after hours of rigorous study and painfully bought and paid for research, to find out that it likes its own software more than open source.... Who would have thought?

How To Compile A Kernel - Debian Etch

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Linux
HowTos

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on a Debian Etch system.

Danger from the Deep - 0.3.0 release

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Danger from the Deep, an Open Source World War II german uboat simulation, striving for technical and historical accuracy, is now in its 0.3 incarnation. This latest version features a considerable amount of new features as well as tons of bug fixes.

Ubuntu Linux 7.04

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Reviews
Ubuntu

PC World: Ubuntu Linux has been deemed one of PC World's Best Products of the Year for two years running. Why? It's completely free, it installs easily from one downloadable CD, and it focuses on user-friendliness.

Amarok 2.0 Interview: Jeff Mitchell

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Interviews

dot.kde.org: In the lead-up to KDE 4, Amarok will be undergoing a number of large changes both under the hood, and cosmetically with the user interface. I managed to interview a developer, Jeff Mitchell, to talk about the things changing in Amarok from the 1.4 stable branch to version 2.0.

Linus Fed Up with FSF

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OSS

LKML: I'm damn fed up with the FSF being the "protector of freedoms", and also feeling that they can define what those freedoms mean. The GPLv2 is a *legal*license*. And no, the FSF doesn't get to define what the words mean to suit their agenda.

Protect Your Stuff With Encrypted Linux Partitions

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HowTos

enterprisenetworkingplanet: We see the headlines all the time: "Company X Loses 30,000,000 Customer Social Security Numbers and Other Intimately Personal and Financial Data! Haha, Boy Are Our Faces Red!" How come they never quite know what data is missing, and if it was encrypted or protected in any way?

First look at Fedora Core 7: installer problems abound

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Linux
Reviews

apcmag: It was with much anticipation that we nabbed the new Fedora Core 7 Live CD in the hope of checking it out first before installing it. Unfortunately, the live CD had other plans.

Is Open Source complacent?

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OSS

ITtoolbox Blogs: As you probably have heard or read about by now Microsoft has made another deal with another open source company. This time Linspire has signed a deal with Microsoft to license VOIP and Windows proprietary media formats and true type fonts. My question is why?

Getting started with GRUB

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HowTos

linux.com: When you power on your computer, the first software that runs is a bootloader that invokes the computer's operating system. GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, is an integral part of many Linux systems. It starts the Linux kernel. Here's some background on GRUB, and some tips on installing and configuring the software.

Linspire, Microsoft in Linux-related, Patent-Protection deal

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Linux

desktoplinux: Linspire Inc. on June 14 will announce an agreement to license VoIP, Windows Media, and TrueType font technology from Microsoft for use in its Linux distribution. Additionally, the deal includes protection for Linspire customers against possible violations of Microsoft patents by Linux, and other cooperative measures.

Say goodbye to the Internet you knew

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Web

Rudd-O: Because your kids won’t ever know it. Don’t believe me? Here are the two major turning points, all in one week’s news:

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today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
  • Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.