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Story Rock Out with Your Console Out srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 2:19am
Story The best Linux netbook distro? srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 2:17am
Story Debian Project News - June 11th srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 2:15am
Story Ubuntu 12.04 family boot times - Start the clock srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 10:19pm
Story How to Recover Deleted Files in Linux srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 10:12pm
Story Evaluating the harm from closed source srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 10:10pm
Story A Day With Gnome 3 srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 8:07pm
Story Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 8:02pm
Story It’s Time for Canonical to Stop Protecting Unity srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 8:00pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 460 srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 7:19pm

Oh nooo, Comedian Richard Pryor Dies at 65

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Richard Pryor suffered a heart attack at his home in San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles early Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Linux Phone Platform Gains VoIP

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Trolltech has updated its Qtopia Phone platform for Linux adding a Voice over IP and better support for wireless Latest News about wireless messaging.

In other VoIP news: Yahoo Takes Aim at Skype With VoIP Calling Feature

Gates acts blase about Open Source

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In an interview given to, Bill Gates shrugs off China and open source challenges.

The GP2X wants to be your on-the-go emulator of choice

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Gaming on the GP2X is 100% open source, so an extensive library of dubious ports and emulations was fairly inevitable. Among others, the GP2X already boasts emulators for the NES, SNES, PlayStation, Sega Master System, and Genesis/Megadrive.

Also: UT 2007 on PlayStation 3

Intel executive dismisses US$100 laptop as a cheap "gadget"

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Intel chairman Craig Barret claims that MIT's $100 laptop is an ineffectual gadget that will suffer from low demand and limited success.

Just who is Microsoft trying to kid?

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Microsoft was heavily criticized in November for releasing the Visual Studio 2005 development suite too early, and now the company said it intends to upgrade its products more frequently to respond to customers’ requirements.

Surviving a GNOME Update in SuSE 10

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Bottom line #1: Don't make a System Update blindly.
Bottom line #2: Don't make non-security updates "just because you can".

Sony BMG repents over CD debacle

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Sony BMG is rethinking its anti-piracy policy following weeks of criticism over the copy protection used on CDs.

eBay pulls vulnerability auction

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Online auction giant eBay shut down the bidding for a vulnerability in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program on Thursday, saying that the sale of flaw research violates the site's policy against encouraging illegal activity.

Venezuela Open Source

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The Third Worldwide Free Knowledge Forum was held last week in Maracaibo, Venezuela bringing together about 500 Venezuelan developers and advocates of "Software Libre" (Free-as-in-Speech Software) as well as speakers from FLOSS projects in Spain, Brazil, Columbia, the U.S. and Mexico.

Ignoring open source hazardous to your company's health

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Companies that choose to ignore open source software (OSS) do so at their own risk, according to a new report from IT research firm The 451 Group.

Laptops in mud huts

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Never underestimate the power of a good idea to transform the world. The $100 laptop is just such an idea. The idea holds hope for plugging the world's poor into 21st Century technology.

Broker launches open source insurance

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A US brokerage is offering insurance against the possibility of being sued for using non-commercial software.

Finding out basic information about your hardware

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If you've inheritted a bunch of machines, or have only a single generic server in front of you, then you might be curious to learn what hardware you have. Thankfully it is very simple to discover information about your system, even remotely.

Routing and Alias Management with OpenLDAP and Sendmail

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LDAP and Sendmail offer sys admins considerable advantages for dynamic mail routing and centralized alias management.

SCO Raises New Funding -- And Experts Raise Questions

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Given the company's long-shot legal campaign against IBM, say industry analysts and an attorney, the investors behind a $10 million cash influx are unlikely to see their money again.

GStreamer 0.10 Released

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The GStreamer developers have just released version 0.10 of the GStreamer multimedia framework into the wild, and together with KDE MM, GStreamer is one of the possible multimedia frameworks that will be available for KDE 4.

A certifiable path to Linux Jobs

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You don't have to have a Linux certification to get a job working with Linux, but it can't hurt.

Simply working on Linux is easy. Of course, you won't get paid.

The Alpha-Male: Interview with Kenneth Granerud of Wolvix

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As you might know, Wolvix recently appeared on the Linux distribution scene and Tuxmachines has been quite taken with this wonderful offering. As I generally prefer qt-based applications to their gtk counterparts, there must be something special about Wolvix Linux to become one of my top three or four favorite distros. We wanted to try and verbalize what it is. Wolvix features xfce4 as its default desktop and has recently undergone some slight changes in philosophy. This not only did not deter Tuxmachines, it seemed to only endear it more. In fact, we wanted to know more about this wonderful distro and its insightful developer, Kenneth Granerud. So, we posed some questions to which he obliged.

Mandriva: Linux Market Should Make Room

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Is there room for three in the Linux corporate market?

Red Hat and Novell have become de facto standards in the commercial world. Yet one longtime Linux distributor is betting that corporate customers won’t settle for a two-horse race.

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