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Story The 75 "Funnest" Open Source Downloads srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 4:54pm
Story 6 most talked about Linux games srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 4:52pm
Story Novell Launches Linux App Store srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 4:50pm
Story Dell Preparing Ubuntu 10.04 Linux Systems srlinuxx 1 27/07/2010 - 4:34pm
Story Forking KDE 3: Trinity KDE's Timothy Pearson srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 3:22pm
Story openSUSE 11.0 reaches end of life srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 3:19pm
Story Firefox 'CPU resources' issue better but not gone srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 3:18pm
Story BeyondTrust Partners with Red Hat for Secure Mission-Critical Linux srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 3:16pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 6:07am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 27/07/2010 - 5:58am

How late could the GPLv3 be?

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OSS

It's been over two years now since the Free Software Foundation (FSF) started seriously working on revising that key open-source license, the GPL (Gnu General Public License). On March 28, we're finally going to get... the next draft. How late could the final release of the GPLv3 be?

Mid-2007? At least. Late 2007? Quite likely. 2008? Could be. 2010!? I wouldn't be surprised.

Red Hat should lighten up

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Linux

When I learned that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, which is a big release for Red Hat I've been looking forward to for some time, was coming out on March 14, one of the first thoughts that crossed my mind was, "Great—when's CentOS 5 coming out?"

Moved back to Kubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

You might have read my earlier article about moving to OpenSuSe from Kubuntu. I couldn’t resist the temptation to move back to Kubuntu. I didn’t see anything wrong with OpenSUSE, but I wasn’t comfortable using that compared to (K)Ubuntu, so I downloaded the latest Kubuntu Feisty Fawn beta and burnt it in a CD.

Samba 3 preview release behaves more like Windows

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Software

The latest code changes and improvements to Samba 3.0.25 weren't overly dramatic, said the project's release manager, but the subtle changes do push things along toward a scheduled production release in early April.

The changes also push Samba 3 along its path toward making Linux machines behave a bit more like Windows, said Samba release manager Jerry Carter.

Offline logon support

Why does Linux hate me?

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Linux

In the Talkback section of this blog, my loyal readers routinely urge me to switch to Linux. “Try it!” they say. “Once you do, you’ll never look back.” I’m perfectly willing to try, and indeed I’d love to have at least one Linux machine on hand so I can test interoperability scenarios here. About eight months ago I tried to install Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on a couple of systems here.

Continuous testing through Automation

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News

Find your application problems early and spot light on code quality. This article will cover some of the various types of automated developer tests you can run with every source code change.

Google Releases Open Source Code Tools

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Software

The Google Code Blog announced the release of four open source coding tools yesterday. The announcement is part of an ongoing Google program of releasing infrastructure tools as open source software.

All of the tools are hosted on the Google Code project and are available for download.

Dept. of Homeland Security ups its investment in open source security

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OSS

A year ago the Department of Homeland Security contracted with Coverity, a maker of a source code analysis tool, to harden open source software. (Stanford University and Symantec are also involved.) Basically, developers at open source projects (not primarily affiliated with a corporation) can submit their code to scan.coverity.com and have it scanned for security vulnerabilities.

Five Free Open Source Shopping Carts

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Software

One of the most alarming factors for new e-tailers is the cost of some of the commercial e-store software. While you can pay a few extra dollars for shopping cart software when signing up for a hosting account, these plans don't always offer the functionality or design options that fit your needs. This is where Open Source software comes in to play.

Open Source Software

ET Quake Wars Linux

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Gaming

"Yesterday GameStop opened up their pre-orders for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. This action-packed first person shooter will have a Linux version just like all of the other id Software titles. With that said, GameStop has just received my pre-order of the PC title. Best Buy will begin their ET: Quake Wars pre-order starting April 12.

Mark Shuttleworth on Linux Foundation Board of Directors

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OSS

The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its new board of directors, a diverse group that represents the key stakeholders from every corner of the Linux ecosystem: the Linux kernel community, Linux vendors, distributions and users, as well as individual open source leaders.

Ubuntu 7.04 Beta Linux Operating System Best Yet

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Ubuntu

I haven’t been a linux user for very long, in fact i’ve only been using Linux for a few months now and was inspired by Microsofts resource hungry Vista not running on two of my laptops due to lower than recommeded specifications.

Opening up Development: YaST, LiMaL, ZYPP

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SUSE

The greatest part of our distribution is developed by many individual Open Source developers and we do the integration and packaging of their great software. But there is also a good amount of software developed by SUSE developers as Open Source (under the GPL). One such area is systems management and installation. The following three components have now opened up their internal mailing lists:

Connect to MySQL in OpenOffice.org

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HowTos

OpenOffice.org is one of the premier office suites available on Linux. It has a lot going for it: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It also can connect you to any kind of database that you like, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others.

Review: Dreamlinux 2.2

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Reviews

When it comes to choosing a Linux distribution, people tend to stick with the major players, such as Ubuntu, SUSE, or Fedora. However, every once in a while a distro comes along that offers a look at Linux in a new and fun way. One such distribution is Dreamlinux, a Morphix-based implementation of Linux that can be run from a single CD or installed on a hard drive.

Command line tips & tricks - concatenation with cat

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HowTos

If you’ve done any sort of command line stuff on a Unix-like OS, you’ve probably come across cat. It stands for ‘concatenate’, but most often we use it to simply spit out the contents of a file, like this:

$ cat myfile

So hang on - why is it called concatenate if we’re only showing the contents of one file? Well, if you give cat one file, it just does that.

Developing with Linux

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Software

The Linux operating system is a developers dream. There are so many programs that have their source wide open for perusal it is almost like being in a happy house. Any one of those programs can be used as a basis for a new project or just for ideas on how something is done.

OpenID-enable your WordPress blog

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HowTos

Last week, I gave a users' perspective overview of the OpenID decentralized single sign-on system, and described how to take the first step: getting your own OpenID identity. Once you are comfortable with OpenID as a login method for the sites that you visit, you can look at implementing it for the sites that you run. Plugins for WordPress make the process easy to understand.

First experimental KDE 4 svn rpms for Fedora

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KDE

The first milestone of KDE 4, the subsystem freeze on 2nd April, is closing in. In the mean time, first experimental Fedora rpm packages of svn checkouts have been prepared.

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