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Story Mandriva Linux avoids bankruptcy; we test the new version srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 11:47am
Story Linux Distributions - Why Choice Is A Good Thing srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 11:48am
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 362 srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 11:51am
Story Spotify for Linux arrives srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 1:39pm
Story Midori 0.2.6: Simple, lightweight, but still needs work srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 1:40pm
Story LinuxUser kernel column #89 srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 1:42pm
Story Even as SCO dies, the company lies srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 5:37pm
Story Five tips to make your bash life easier srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 5:41pm
Story SystemRescueCd 1.5.6 srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 5:42pm
Story Parted Magic 5.0 released srlinuxx 12/07/2010 - 5:43pm

Who wants to kill the OLPC project?

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OLPC

ITProPortal: Today marks the official mass production of the OLPC (or XO laptop computer). However, the project has lost some buzz and It is hard not to think that there's a global neo-conspiracy to harm the OLPC project.

Reiser Trial news

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Reiser
  • Hans Reiser Trial: Day Two

  • Defendant's son to testify in missing mother's murder trial
  • Trial begins for man accused of murdering wife
  • Prosecutor: Linux Engineer Reiser Coaxed Son to Cover up Mom's Murder

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quickzi: Delete files that are a year old

  • Paragraph and page spacing in OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Understanding CVS
  • Be heard: Podcasting with Linux
  • Fixing problem OpenOffice files by unzipping, mixing, and matching
  • A small script I find useful for finding connections
  • How To Install The Epiphany Browser
  • Howto Check you external IP Address from the command line
  • Fedora 8 on a USB key
  • Changing the GNOME File Manager to use Browser mode

Skype for Linux 2.0 - with Video support

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Software

liquidat: Skype has released a new Beta version of it’s VoIP client for Linux. The new release comes with video support.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 Screenshots

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Moz/FF

phoronix: Firefox 2.0 is just over a year old, but the Mozilla developers are out today with the first beta for Mozilla Firefox 3.0. Firefox 3.0 (known as Gran Paradiso) uses the Gecko 1.9 engine, and features a number of improvements.

Can Red Hat ever make open source advocates happy?

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Red Hat has joined Sun’s OpenJDK project, aligning its IcedTea project with it. I’ve previously compared Red Hat here to Rodney Dangerfield , and earlier today I hinted at the reason.

How to customise a Linux distro into a plug and play system

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Linux

iTWire: The world is on the verge of something stupendous: recent times have seen the launch of two customised Linux distros which just plug and play. Want to get in on the action? Here’s how to make your own special PC.

One more cube: right prism ;) and wallpapers

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Software

dev.compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: I have added a couple of new plugins to home:cyberorg repo, a photowheel plugin developed by b0le which allows you to put another cube inside the cube with photos you select. Also included for the first time is wallpaper plugin by Robert Carr.

Dell doesn't dump Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: Further to your report yesterday on your site, we would like to confirm that we are totally committed to providing customers with choice on our Inspiron notebook and desktop systems by offering Ubuntu on certain Inspiron desktop and notebook models - Inspiron 530n desktop and Inspiron 6400n notebook.

LM_Sensors 3.0 Coming Down The Pipe

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Software

phoronix: LM_Sensors team is making very good progress towards LM_Sensors 3.0. The first LM_Sensors 3 release candidate came out towards the end of September. Distinguishing LM_Sensors 3 from the current stable LM_Sensors 2.10 series it is now only a user-space-only package with no kernel components needed.

No Linux or Mac drivers for Skype phones? What are they thinking?

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Software

iTWire: As a committed Ubuntu Linux newbie, I've been feeling pretty pleased with my new distribution over the past couple of days. However, I've hit a telecommunications snag and, judging by the free flow of angst pervading all of the Linux forums I've visited, I'm not alone in my disgust.

OpenBSD 4.2 review

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BSD

softwareinreview.com: As usual, OpenBSD 4.2 offers a large collection of intelligent changes to an already great operating environment. In OpenBSD's case, the code is definitely high quality. Nothing in the default installation is half-implemented, or committed on an experimental basis.

Also: DesktopBSD Day 7 - Fooling Around

Work on Fusion-Installer, 0.6-ports , others

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Software

Random Compiz Fusion Stuff: So I’ve been working on Fusion-Installer a little more and it is getting better. I’ve implemented a nice treeview for you to pick components and you can now resize the window.

TinyMe, The Little PCLinuxOS That Could

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: TinyME is a fresh and minute version of PCLinuxOS aimed at low-end computers and to those who want it fast. It is still under development but is already gaining popularity at a fast pace.

WoW: Self-Cast in KDE and Faster Performance in Wine

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HowTos

latenightpc.com: There are a couple things I’ve done to tweak World of Warcraft on my Linux box. I run OpenSuse 10.3 now but most of this will be the same for other distros, especially if you use KDE. These are just specific to what worked for me but I guess that some other Linux WoW players might benefit from the same settings.

When it comes to releasing operating systems, Ubuntu have it figured out

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Ubuntu

zdnet blogs: I know that it might not seem like it at times, but I’m a big Ubuntu fan. I haven’t fully figured out how and where it fits into my computing ecosystem yet, but I know that it does have a place there. One aspect of Ubuntu that particularly impresses me is the clear development time-line that is published and adhered to. You always know what’s coming and when to expect it.

History of Web Browsers - Opera, Netscape, Firefox, and IE

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Software

cybernetnews: Have you ever wondered how browsers have evolved over time? Today I want to revive your memories of old versions of Opera, Netscape, Firefox, and Internet Explorer showing how they have become the browsers we use today. It’s time to open the door and step back into the time machine!

a review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: Ubuntu 7.10, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon, emerged from the jungles last month and has been beating its chest ever since. Touted as the easiest-to-use desktop Linux distro yet, 7.10 hopes to bring the power of Linux to the masses.

Overcoming Social Inertia

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OSS

Richard Stallman: 15 years have passed since the combination of GNU and Linux first made it possible to use a PC in freedom. During that time, we have come a long way. You can even buy a laptop with GNU/Linux preinstalled from more than one hardware vendor, although the systems they ship are not entirely free software. So what holds us back from total success?

FOSS for cartoonists and illustrators

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Software

linux.com: As more and more traditional publishers accept digital images, artists are turning to free and open source software (FOSS) tools to create cartoons and illustrations.

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