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Fedora 15 beta released as GNOME 3 backlash grows

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  • Fedora 15 Beta and Gnome 3 - Looks nice, lacks functionality
  • Fedora 15 Beta Packs Gnome 3 Punches

Find Your chakra Linux 2011.04 With screenshots

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Linux Phil Miller proudly announced the last milestone for Chakra the GNU/2011.04 a powerful Arch Linux distro last week. The Chakra Project, today, remains a milestone for Arch Linux and is as important as Ubuntu has become for Debian.

System z Gets Extra Linux Support

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Linux IBM continued to build momentum around its mainframe hardware, as Novell introduced extended Linux support for the big iron platform while Big Blue itself said it had snagged a significant competitive win for System z from Hewlett-Packard and Oracle.

Kernel Log: native KVM tool, new kernels galore

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Linux Dissatisfied with the Qemu code, the developers have created a simple emulation tool for KVM. The latest drivers for Intel graphics chips improve the kernel's support for the video components of various current processors.

Seven Alternatives to GNOME 3

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Software If you've decided that GNOME 3 is not for you, what do you do? Assuming what you want is a desktop that resembles GNOME 2 as closely as possible, here are some possibilities to consider:

Top 5 Paid Games for Linux

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Gaming With Linux matching Windows and Mac head-to-head in almost every field, indie developers are ensuring that gaming on Linux doesn't get left behind. Here's a look at the top 5 paid games that are making noise:

Not Loch Ness, But An Ubuntu Sighting in Scotland

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Ubuntu I just returned from a trip to the Scottish Highlands in search of the Loch Ness Monster and the Bonnie Prince. While I’m sad to report that both remain elusive, I did spot Ubuntu in use by a small business where I least expected it.

No Ubuntu Default Extras Install

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Ubuntu The Ubuntu Technical Board has voted not to install the non-free extras package by default during a standard Ubuntu Install. This an option that, if selected, installs proprietary software including hardware drivers, media codecs and the Flash player.

Beta version of Fedora 15 includes GNOME 3 and systemd

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Linux The Fedora Project has made the first and only beta of Fedora 15 available for download. This should signal the end to major changes for the Linux distribution, which is scheduled for release in late May.

What Does Google Owe FOSS?

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OSS When a corporation like Google controls the release of open source code like Android, what responsibility, if any, does that company have to the greater FOSS community?

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze

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Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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  • Debian Project News - April 18th, 2011
  • Status update of GNOME 3 in Debian experimental
  • The Coming Linux Admin Shortage
  • SELF pimping
  • Why Blur Does Not Work in Kubuntu Natty With Intel
  • Firefox 5 Beta Scheduled for May 17
  • Linaro Aims To Unify Linux Memory Management
  • AMD Open-Sources Tapper
  • Taking my release manager hat off
  • AES encryption for
  • Oracle is not to blame for Sun’s open source failings
  • Fuduntu - A Good Corporate Citizen
  • DE: Parliamentarians ask government to support free software
  • ES: Asturias region adopts open source technology for local government
  • another pretty gnome shell theme

some howtos:

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  • Combine All Your Hard Drives Into One Seamless Storage
  • Container With LVM
  • OMG! Unity is Horrible! What Do I Do?
  • move back from Unity to gnome2 classic in ubuntu
  • Ubuntu force fsck filesystem check at reboot
  • Debian 6 - How to remove OOo 3.2.1 and install LibO
  • How to upgrade Centos OS to the latest version
  • GNOME 3.0 middle mouse button emulation
  • 5 Methods to Identify Your Linux File System Type
  • Ubuntu Unity: Keyboard shortcuts
  • sec-wall: Open Source Security Proxy
  • Linux: ^\
  • Assembling Ogg Soundtracks for an Ogg Video with Audacity, VLC, and Command Line Tools

How Vidalia and GIMP found new contributors, just by asking

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Software Are there contributors on project mailing lists sitting on the sidelines, waiting to get involved? For GIMP and Vidalia, at least, the answer is Yes.

FOSS Trademarks are Probably OK

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OSS The protection that projects have from trademarks can often seem to be a weapon used to remove the freedom of hackers to change the source code and redistribute.

Kubuntu, for better or worse

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kmandla.wordpress: My two days with the Kubuntu 11.04 beta have been a mixed bag, with some trivialities that needed addressed, but mostly positive experiences.

Storage Highlights in 2.6.38

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Linux We look into some of the new features/additions/changes in the 2.6.38 kernel. In a nutshell: think performance enhancements, additional capability, and additional management options.

GIMP 2.8 to come in November

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The Extinct Species of My GNU/Linux & BSD Logo Zoo

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: After making my little GNU/Linux and BSD Logo Zoo yesterday, a strange question came to my mind: What about the distros that could have been in my zoo but are not there because they were discontinued before I got the chance to know about them?

LDR | Not just yet another Arch Linux Fork?

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saleem-khan.blogspot: Recently Arch Linux has gathered lot of spotlight and some distributions based upon Arch Linux have come forwards . LDR is one of those.

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