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Story Murphy's Law: LiberKey. GPL Violation or Sour Grapes? srlinuxx 31/07/2009 - 10:16am
Story Dell’s Inspiron 15n With Ubuntu srlinuxx 31/07/2009 - 10:14am
Story Linux Doomed to Virus Plague. (Again.) srlinuxx 31/07/2009 - 10:12am
Story Canonical Launching “Switch to Ubuntu” Desktop Migration Services srlinuxx 31/07/2009 - 10:10am
Story Developers threaten to leave CentOS srlinuxx 7 31/07/2009 - 9:41am
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Story My Favorite Five Linux Distrobutions srlinuxx 1 31/07/2009 - 2:42am
Story Omega: Fedora For The Rest of Us srlinuxx 1 31/07/2009 - 2:41am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 31/07/2009 - 1:13am
Story How-To: Install Miro 2.5.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Chris7mas 30/07/2009 - 7:31pm

The Free Software Alternative in a Gnutshell

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OSS

If I were to duplicate my Microsoft office computing environment at home, , it would cost me a small fortune. Instead, I have the equivalent functionality at no cost beyond the cost of the computer itself. My home computer uses the free Linux operating system and free application programs.

SUSE Linux 10.1 RC1 Released

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SUSE

I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1 Codename "Agama Lizard" RC1. We will make sometime next week an RC2 - and only distribute the delta ISOs of any RCs, and update the factory tree as well. Full Announcement.

Triple-booting with GRUB, LILO, and Windows XP

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HowTos

Wondering how to create a triple-booting system that involves Windows and two Linux distributions -- one that uses the GRUB bootloader and the other using LILO? Here's a hands-on procedure that lets you do just that, without tweaking cryptic configuration files and messing with geeky commands.

Configuring static routes in Debian or Red Hat Linux systems

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HowTos

Static routes improves overall performance of your network (especially bandwidth saving). They are also useful in stub networks (i.e. there is only one link to the network). For example, each LAN (located at different offices) is connecting to HQ IDC (internet data center) using single T1/LL/Wan link.

Novell Retains JBoss Link Despite Red Hat Move

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SUSE

Novell Inc has said it remains committed to JBoss Inc's open source middleware stack despite the acquisition of JBoss by rival Linux distributor Red Hat Inc.

Behind Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu are and what they do? Or what they are like? Behind Ubuntu was inspired by the People Behind KDE series.

KDE Look and Feel for Java Preview

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KDE

Sekou Diakite has released an alpha version of a KDE Look and Feel for Java. This is an interesting step forward in Linux/Unix desktop integration since Java applications can now use the KDE/Qt libraries for drawing Java widgets and even directly use existing KDE widgets.

Novell eyes acquisitions as Linux growth pursued

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SUSE

U.S.-based software company Novell Inc. will look at acquisition opportunities as it expands its business distributing and supporting Linux-based open-source software, the company's chief operating officer said.

Google Opens Calendar Beta

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Google

Google late Wednesday opened up its much-anticipated Calendar service to the public in beta form, complete with Gmail integration and SMS notifications. Code-named CL2, the free service enables users to quickly add events and reminders, send invitations and share their calendar with others.

Linuxchix: an African bid to educate women on IT

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Misc

LinuxChix - a women's-only computer initiative by an African group - hopes to empower the fairer sex in matters of technology and software.

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AMD's first quarter revenues up 71%

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Hardware

AMD today reported yet another successful quarter. With Spansion off its shoulders and boosted by an increase in Opteron processor sales, the company saw its sales climb to $1.33 billion and net income jump to $185 million.

Also: Stocks to Watch, April 13: General Electric, AMD and New York Times

Fedora Core 5 Podcast

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Linux

eWeek Labs Senior Analyst Jason Brooks gives high marks to the new Fedora Core 5, which includes the Gnome Desktop 2.14 and ships with support for Mono applications, including the Beagle search engine, Linux's answer to the Google Desktop; and TomBoy, a notes application that works like a Wiki.

Download Podcast.

Speaking Tips from the Big Leagues

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Misc

With thousands of people attending last week's Boston LinuxWorld Conference, speakers were under the gun to give top notch presentations. Because everyone has to give presentations at one point or another, it's good to see how the big boys handle things, especially in front of some of the most knowledgeable audiences in information technology. You better know your subject if you're going to address a Linux crowd.

Free Software Gets Expensive

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OSS

Charge customers for your software, and you might have a decent business. Give it away, and you may have a really valuable one. Red Hat's stock jumped almost 10%, to $30--indicating that other open-source players could get snapped up soon.

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New Linux Kernel - Stable 2.6.16.5

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Linux

This is the third kernel release in two days, stable 2.6.16.5. This release only has two patches for x86_64 on Intel CPUs.

Quick Xgl Tutorial for SUSE Linux 10.1

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HowTos

The easiest setup for Xgl is on the Gnome desktop (though most things also work on KDE) with an nVidia card. So, that’s what I did. When you are done with these steps, Gnome will be spectacular, and KDE will sport most of the features.

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