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Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 26/09/2011 - 6:57am
Story Five topnotch replacements for GNOME 3 or Ubuntu Unity srlinuxx 26/09/2011 - 6:52am
Story Linux users threaten Microsoft with ACCC srlinuxx 26/09/2011 - 6:47am
Story 18 of Linux software's unsung stars srlinuxx 26/09/2011 - 4:34am
Story REVIEW: Sabayon 6 (Xfce) and a look at my migration away from Gnome srlinuxx 26/09/2011 - 4:32am
Story Windows 8 vs. Ubuntu 11.10 srlinuxx 26/09/2011 - 4:31am
Story Who cares about users and distributions anyway? srlinuxx 26/09/2011 - 4:27am
Story First Look at Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 srlinuxx 26/09/2011 - 4:25am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 25/09/2011 - 5:05am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/09/2011 - 4:54am

Russian Teachers Receive First Alt Linux Delivery

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cnews.ru: First formal acquaintance with Linux OS has been held. On Friday, January 11th 2008 the teacher Alexander Ponosov and ALT Linux vise president Alexey Novodvorsky presented the rural teachers of informatics in Vereschagino District of Perm Region with the developments of the consortium.

Mozilla's New CEO, John Lilly Steps Up To The Task

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Moz/FF

informationweek: The former COO talks about launching the group's e-mail client, modifying the browser for mobile devices, and dispelling rumors about taking the company public.

Linux guru offers sneak peek at Kernel Report

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Linux
Interviews

techworld.com: Jonathan Corbet is an active kernel contributor, co-founder and president of Linux development community news site LWN.net, and the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition. His renowned Kernel Report has been presented to audiences worldwide, and this year in Melbourne will mark his fourth appearance at Linux.conf.au.

A spotter’s guide to open-source Linux package formats

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Software

iTWire: Want to find open source tools? Linux distros have long had the tradition that software is bundled into easily-installed packages. Yet, finding packages can be less than intuitively obvious and even then they may not appear to be available for your flavour of choice. Here’s how to get the most out of Linux packages.

Also: Source or package install?

Sun Micro says to buy MySQL for $1 billion

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Software

reuters: Sun Microsystems Inc said on Wednesday it will buy open source developer MySQL AB for about $1 billion, allowing it to expand into an estimated $15 billion database market.

synergy: sharing the keyboard and mouse

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Software
HowTos

DPotD: There are many occasions at which a user needs to use two computers at the same time, even with two different operating systems, all in the same desktop. One of the most annoying things that might happen is that you will need to use a different set of keyboard and mouse for each computer with the resulting waste of space on your table.

Kernel Madness: Basic Kernel Knowledge

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HowTos

FOSSline: For a fair number of people not accustomed to the operating system concept of a kernel, installing a Linux, BSD, or Hurd based distributions typically involves crossing your fingers and hoping that the installer can detect all of your hardware properly. I want to give an overview of what a kernel is.

The State of Google's Everex Linux PCs

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Linux

Matt Hartley: It was only a short time ago I wrote a piece detailing my initial thoughts on the little Everex boxes running a Google branded OS (Linux) that magically had no actual Google fingerprints anywhere on it at all. Today, I learned that their main distributor, Wal-Mart, has completely sold out of them. I have to admit, I'm speechless.

CNR.com Beta Usage Numbers Released

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Linux

press release: Since the launch of CNR.com beta last month, over 20,000 new CNR users have downloaded and installed the beta CNR Client. In addition, over 250,000 software programs, packages and libraries were downloaded and installed at an 89.9% successful installation rate.

Build A Linux-Based Wireless Access Point (Part 2)

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: In Part 1 we looked at some of the great hardware choices for building a custom Linux-based wireless access point, including mini-ITX and embedded systems. Today we'll learn how to convert an ordinary old PC into a powerful, customizable access point.

Mandriva and Turbolinux Announce Manbo-Labs

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Linux

Press Release: Mandriva and Turbolinux announce a partnership by creating a lab named: Manbo-Labs. This Lab is the result of an agreement between Mandriva and Turbolinux to share resources and technology to release a common base system on each of the Linux distributions.

today's leftovers

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  • Open XML trumping ODF in document format war, say analysts

  • Howto: Printscreen in IceWM
  • Pandora Screenlet
  • Setup and Benchmark Encrypted Partitions in Ubuntu
  • Open source a Pull-a-Part yard?
  • Even Linux haters run Linux
  • Justice for open source in Italy?
  • Memcached 1.2.2 on RHEL/Centos using DAG rpms
  • about:mozilla for Jan 15
  • How to fix your Windows MBR with an Ubuntu liveCD
  • ISO Master wrangles disc images
  • Who says you can't use Active Directory with Linux?
  • whee! crux at 1ghz
  • Problems at Gentoo Wiki

Open Season - Episode 9

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: Adobe Dave helped kick off the show by walking us through some of Adobe's open source efforts and intentions. The four of us also dug into Red Hat's new CEO.

Stepping Up for Gentoo

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Gentoo

LinuxToday blog: Any day now, we should start seeing four more faces on the backs of milk cartons: those of the apparently vanished members of the former Gentoo Foundation who have apparently resigned from the five-member board.

Fedora 8 Tips Topper

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Linux

sdtimes.com: Fedora 8, the company's community-developed Linux distribution arrived in early December as planned and was bumped to version 8.0.1 before the end of the year. The biggest changes to the distribution in this trip to the haberdasher are numerous targeted installations, dubbed “Spins” by the Red Hat team behind its development.

2007 earns Apache more feathers in its cap

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Software

tectonic: Open source and all-volounteer group, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced that last year finished as its strongest yet.

Mozilla Gets 'Humanized'

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: As part of its continuing effort to humanize the Web, open source browser vendor Mozilla is getting some new humans for its development effort.

Kernel space: The Linux trace toolkit's next generation

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Linux

linuxworld: Kernel debugging systems can slow the kernel enough to hide or change the bugs they're looking for. A new tracing system would minimize the performance penalty of running with tracing on.

A tale of two cultures...

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Gentoo

Daniel Robbins: It's pretty clear to me that there is a huge disconnect between Gentoo developers and the rest of the universe - by "universe" I mean Gentoo users, outside Gentoo-based projects, organizations using Gentoo Linux and the Open Source/Free Software community as a whole.

PCLinuxOS 2008 on my ThinkPad T61

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PCLOS

temporaryland.wordpress: A few weeks ago I wrote about my experiences installing several different distributions on my ThinkPad T61. One of the distributions I tested was PCLinuxOS 2007 and there were a couple of small issues. With the recent release of the 2008 version I thought it would be good to write about how this new version works on my laptop. However, that could be summarized in just one phrase:

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