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July 2010

An Accurate Comparison of Perl 5 and Rakudo Star

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Software

modernperlbooks.com: Rakudo Star is a useful and usable subset of Perl 6 you can use right now. It does not implement the complete Perl 6.0 specification, and it's by no means the final release.

Interview of the Free Software Foundation

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Interviews
OSS

zeropaid.com: Open source has been in the media for quite some time whether directly or indirectly. With ACTA leak and the ASCAP letter two big news items that affects open source, we decided to sit down with the Free Software Foundation and talk about these.

GhostBSD 1.5 Screenshots

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BSD

easylinuxcds.com: GhostBSD 1.5 is based on the FreeBSD live CD however because this release is a little larger it comes on as a live DVD. As of this release GhostBSD is completely installable by issuing a list of commands and pc-sysinstall.

Why the risk of running as root is overblown

tuxteam.com: “Don’t run as root” is an oft-repeated mantra of *nix security. While I agree 100%, it’s not as big on the desktop as some would think. I’d like to point out why here.

Is OpenSolaris About To Be Forked?

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OS

phoronix.com: There are still a few weeks left before the deadline that demands Oracle appoint a community liaison for their OpenSolaris operating system. However, some OpenSolaris community developers have already had enough: they've begun work on a new project.

Distribution - A Brief History

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Add one part GNU, one part Linux kernel, stir lightly, bake for 19 years, and you get 452 different meals.

My life in Linux

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Linux
  • Man Driver - Mandriva Linux
  • Mepis Mepis Mepis
  • Sabayon - no, I dont know what it means!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 134 is out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our brand new openSUSE Weekly News 134! Smile

NVIDIA's Dead Open-Source Driver Gets Updated

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in March an announcement came out of NVIDIA that they would be dropping support for the xf86-video-nv driver. However, today they have decided to release an updated driver.

Also: NVIDIA Puts Out Two Drivers, Including For OpenGL 4.1

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free Resources For Getting Your GIMP Graphics Game On
  • Samsung Open Sources Captivate’s Code
  • 5 lessons for win-win open source projects
  • full circle magazine Issue 39 Ready
  • Negroponte Offers OLPC Technology for $35 Tablet
  • openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with MeeGo desktop
  • Kubuntu gets Global Menu
  • Snort Creator Slams Open Source IDS Suricata
  • Festbox for building new speech synthesis voices
  • Open Source IDS Wars: You Were There

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