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Story Enabling Compiz On Xubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) falko 04/12/2011 - 11:38am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 04/12/2011 - 5:33am
Story Linux Mint 12 Lisa Review: Magnificent srlinuxx 03/12/2011 - 10:58pm
Story Blender is amazing srlinuxx 03/12/2011 - 10:56pm
Story openSUSE 12.1 KDE3 LiveCD srlinuxx 03/12/2011 - 10:50pm
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Story Ubuntu on the move more than in decline srlinuxx 2 03/12/2011 - 10:29pm
Story Chrome usage almost at that of Firefox srlinuxx 2 03/12/2011 - 10:24pm
Story DWP Confirms 1,000 Open Source Desktops Pilot srlinuxx 03/12/2011 - 7:30pm
Story 5 Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu srlinuxx 03/12/2011 - 7:28pm

Study: Moore's Law Does Not Apply To Clues

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Humor

In a dramatic new study to be published in next month's issue of the Journal of Anecdotal Evidence, researchers have concluded that the quantity of available clues is only growing at a slow, linear rate. While computing power might double every 18 months according to Moore's Law, the same growth rate does not apply to cluedom.

OpenOffice.org Releases RC3 of Version 2.0

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Software

OpenOffice.org made available for free download a third release candidate of Version 2.0 of its popular open-source office suite Friday. The release includes bug fixes only and no new features.

Game Maker and Spielberg Agree to Deal

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Gaming

Oscar-winning filmmaker, and Electronic Arts, the video game maker, said on Friday that they would jointly create three new original video game franchises.

Apache 2.0.55 Released

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Software

The Apache HTTP Server Project is proud to announce the release of version 2.0.55, a security and bug fix release, of the Apache HTTP Server ("Apache").

Two LinuxWorld Awards for Joomla!

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OSS

Joomla!, breakoff from the Mambo project, has been awarded two prestigious awards at the Linux & Open Source Awards in London this month.

Senate Bill Sets Spring 2009 Demise for Analog Television

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Misc

Senate Commerce Committee staffers have drafted a bill setting April 7, 2009 as the date to end nationwide analog TV broadcasts and complete the switch to digital transmission. Bill Gates urged Congress to set a deadline quickly and argued it will be a boon to the economy.

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Why Linux Hosting is Gaining More Presence

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Linux

Any person interested in publishing any data on the Internet requires Web Hosting. Why now Linux is gaining more popularity.

Breezy, breezy everywhere

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Linux

Geeks running systems on new processor architectures IA64, HPPA and UltraSparc can now join the Ubuntu world following the release of unofficial Breezy Badger ports yesterday.

How Doomed Is It?

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Movies

As Doom fans await the first-person shooter's debut on the big screen, Paul Davidson of Wired magazine takes a sneak peek at the movie based on the game.

Climbing the Linux Mountain

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Linux

Sometime between the years 1995 and 2004, Linux reached the mainstream of computer users the world over. No longer was it all about Microsoft or the Mac. Now there was a new sheriff in town, and it was a penguin packing some serious heat.

Going Live with Elive

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Elive is a new linux distribution presented as an installable livecd. Its developers state that Elive is built from scratch based on Debian. They released version 0.3 on August 30 and claim it's "The first good release..." At the request of a friend, tuxmachines decided to take a look at Elive and see what we see. What we found was a different, stable, and complete operating system with a great look and original tools. It uses Enlightenment for the desktop environment in your choice of e16 or e17. This was my first look at e17 in person, so much of the coverage will undoubtedly focus on that. However with tools like their harddrive installer, Elive won't be slighted.

Cold War Linux Review

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Reviews
Gaming

Cold War, developed by the Czech developer Mindware Studios has been watched by many Linux users since the first screenshots started to appear in may 2004. Today Linux-Gamers.net can bring you an exclusive Linux review of the game.

How Many Distros Must a Man Walk Down?

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Linux

So, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and in a fit of conformism, I installed Ubuntu this week.

App of the Month: KDissert

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KDE

KDissert is KDE's mindmapping tool. App of the Month interviews KDissert's author Thomas Nagy about why he started it, the relationship to BKSys and his plans for the future. There is also an overview to help you get started using this exciting application.

Should RISC OS be open sourced?

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OS

The debate over whether or not RISC OS should be open sourced took another turn this week when Peter Naulls argued that "certain parts" of the OS could be released under an open source licence. The State-side coder behind various ports including Firefox said this would ideally include "crucial parts that affect all users, even if they don't realise it.

KDE at German Events, October 2005

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KDE

October in Germany is filled with a lot of local Free Software events and KDE is present at them.

Debian release team: the plans for etch

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Linux

Steve Langasek has posted a long report on what the release team has been brewing on since Sarge's release - release blockers, goals and policy - and even a hint on when the next release might be.

Linux calling: Are cell phones ready?

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Linux

The Open Source Development Labs, an industry consortium devoted to improving Linux, plans to launch an initiative Monday to bring the open-source operating system to mobile phones.

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Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

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  • Free Software Principles
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