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Story Slackware 13.37 srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 10:27pm
Story How I use the Unity Dash srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 5:49pm
Story Do I Have Bad Karma for Debian? srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 5:48pm
Story Aaron Seigo: active routes srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 5:46pm
Story Meet the ubuntu (or rather unity) menu; will you call this an innovation? srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 5:44pm
Story GNOME 3: From an end-user’s perspective srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 5:42pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 4:27am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 4:19am
Story A Better Way to Find & Install Windows & Linux Apps srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 2:04am
Story Groklaw Articles Ending on May 16th srlinuxx 10/04/2011 - 2:03am

The Applets of KDE - Part 2

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raiden's realm: Welcome to part 2 of our series on the Applets of KDE. So let's continue to look at what's available in KDE.

People of openSUSE: Seth Arnold

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opensuse news: Today you can read which answers to the ‘People of openSUSE’ questions the AppArmor developer Seth Arnold provides. Immunix was acquired by Novell just over two years ago, and since then I’ve been working to help improve AppArmor for wider use — we would like AppArmor to be included in the mainline Linux kernel, so that more people could enjoy the benefits of easy mandatory access control.

Mandriva Linux 2008 RC2 released

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adamw: Mandriva Linux 2008 RC2 ‘Kepler’ was released today. New features since the release of RC1 include the final release of GNOME 2.20, the inclusion of the new 8.41.7 version of ATI’s proprietary driver in the non-free repository to support Radeon HD cards, significant kernel updates that improve support for certain ATA controllers and many audio chipsets, some new features in the urpmi and rpmdrake package management tools.

The state of 64bit Distros

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When will they improve? Its long been the case, the Linux, has offered, a decent round up of 64bit distros, most of the big players offer one, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, Debian (I know its essentially the same thing), Gentoo.. I feel not enough is being done with these 64bit variants, in what is becoming a very big market.

Defending Openness

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Linux Journal: Things have been going pretty well for open source and open standards recently. First, there was the implosion of the SCO case. Then we had the rejection of Microsoft's request for a fast-track approval of its OOXML rival to ODF. Finally, the European Court of First Instance has refused Microsoft's request for an annulment of the terms imposed by the European Commission. Open source and open standards have made huge strides, but in other areas - open access and open data, for example - the fight is only beginning.

Gartner: No New Unix Apps to Emerge After 2009

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eWeek: There are unlikely to be any new applications developed solely for Unix after 2009, George Weiss, a Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst, told attendees at Gartner's annual Open Source Summit here Sept. 20. Linux is now "good enough" for some 80 percent of the applications and environments that exist today.

Mandriva simplifies its new range of products: Mandriva Linux 2008

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Mandriva PR: With this new release, Mandriva is upgrading its commercial offer around a single unified product: Mandriva Linux Powerpack. Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2008 unifies the former Discovery and Powerpack+ editions. Mandriva Linux 2008 will also be available for download free-of-charge as a single live/install CD.

A bid farewell to Singapore's open source advocate

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ZDNet: He wasn't one who went with the flow, and was widely regarded as an outspoken advocate of the open source movement in Singapore. Cheok Beng Teck, CIO of the country's Ministry of Defense (Mindef), chartered the way that saw the government body embrace--almost unabashedly--an open source strategy that few in the public sector would have been as comfortable adopting.

Hands on: A word in your shell

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ITweek: Recently we have concentrated on the desktop aspects of Linux, particularly on the Ubuntu Linux distributions. This time we will move away from the desktop and instead take a look at the shell environment, which needlessly terrorises many newcomers to Linux and Unix.

One Backend fer 'em all

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Software I had always looked at Ubuntu's 'Add/Remove Programs' app (gnome-app-install) and wondered whether it would ever become cross-platform and bring its unique simplicity to other desktops. Then, a few days ago, I came across PackageKit on #gnome-journal. At first I could not believe what I was reading, the cross-platform application installer I had always fantasized of was here at last! Over time, my enthusiasm faded.

MEPIS AntiX on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Linux I snagged the AntiX ISO after a comment left elsewhere here, and while I’m not a big Fluxbox fan, I find this to be one of the most pleasant setups I’ve seen yet.

Open source software for architects

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Software When I began my career as an assistant architect 12 years ago, I used AutoCAD R12, 3D Studio, CorelDraw 6.0, and Photoshop 4.0 for architectural drawing and 3-D modeling. Today, many architects still use their later versions, but those bulky packages provide many functions an architect will never use. Luckily, there are several open source alternatives.

Switch Between Gnome And KDE Desktops In Ubuntu Or Kubuntu

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watching the net: If you have been using Ubuntu, which uses Gnome as the default desktop, or Kubuntu which uses KDE as the desktop, and have been wondering what the other desktop looks like, you can easily install KDE or Gnome and switch back and forth before logging on to Ubuntu.

Hardware Can Be Open, Too

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linuxplanet: With open source software becoming a household name, another open source movement that may one day see some fanfare is already taking shape. Open source hardware, which I once thought to be little more than a pipe dream left over from a bygone era, is proving to be a dream that it is very much alive and growing.

Should We Listen to Walt Mossberg?

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linux online: Walter Mossberg, an influential tech columnist who writes primarily for the Wall Street Journal, wrote a piece the other day in which he said that Linux still wasn't ready for mainstream users. Linux enthusiasts like myself see a piece like this from such a high-profile columnist as a tremendous setback for our work.

Discontinuation of SUSE Linux 10.0

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linuxlookup: SUSE Security announces that SUSE Linux 10.0 will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years, vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 10.0 after November 15th 2007 will not be fixed any more for this product.

some howtos

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  • Text flow in Writer

  • Arcane Linux Commands: dc
  • Running the QW:ET Demo on Fedora 7
  • Google Earth, Google Maps and Your Photos: a Tutorial
  • Searching using whereis linux command
  • Control of alternative linux executables
  • Witchy which linux command
  • How to : Setup a Local DNS Cache
  • How to list just directories (the right way)

Six Top Linux Distributions

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PCMAG (fox): You want distros, you got 'em. In fact, you've got more than you can possibly handle. Ultimately, you'll stick with only one, but while you're figuring out which one that is you have nothing to lose.

Also: Getting Started With Linux

Top Tip: Best distro for me to learn Linux?

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extremetech: Which Distro is the one to go with If one has never dabbled in Linux. Keeping in mind that once I do get the hang of it I can always upgrade to something more advanced. but for now I want to learn which would mean something that is more straight forward and easy to grasp. so any help of input would be most helpful.

Intel dreams of draining Linux power

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builderau: Intel has launched an effort called on Thursday, a combination of open-source software and helpful hints to reduce power consumption of Linux servers, PCs and gadgets.

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