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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 29/12/2009 - 7:15am
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Story Primal Carnage – Humans VS Dinosaurs srlinuxx 1 29/12/2009 - 5:30am
Story GIMP 2.7 has a single windowed mode srlinuxx 29/12/2009 - 4:47am
Story Your Financial Buddi srlinuxx 29/12/2009 - 4:45am
Story Sabayon 5.1 Gamers Linux Screenshots srlinuxx 29/12/2009 - 4:43am
Story Open Source Versions of Five Games You Loved as a Kid srlinuxx 29/12/2009 - 1:25am
Story Duke Nukem to Have 'Strong Resurgence' srlinuxx 29/12/2009 - 1:24am
Story Sometimes It Won't Work (III) srlinuxx 28/12/2009 - 11:26pm

The Great Software Schism

Following Nicholas Petreley's discussion of the GNU GPLv3 debate from one angle, I'd like to look at it from another - that of the cultures of the two groups involved - and what this implies for the future.

Analysts: Red Hat Situation Not Indicative Of Industry

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OSS

A dramatic decline in the share price of Red Hat Inc. following a sizable second quarter drop in profits shouldn't be viewed as a wholesale indictment of the open-source software industry, analysts said Wednesday.

Edgy Eft beta later today

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Ubuntu

The next version of the now wildly popular Linux distribution, Edgy Eft, is due for its beta release today. As the name suggests, Edgy Eft will include bleeding-edge Linux technologies, with many of the packages expected in Edgy to be beta themselves.

Resetting a forgotten MySQL root password

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HowTos

Resetting the root password of a MySQL database is trivial if you know the current password if you don't it is a little tricker. Thankfully it isn't too difficult to fix, and here we'll show one possible way of doing so.

GIF is NOW finally free - for real

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Software

I am sure a lot of you remember the great "GIF fiasco": more than a decade ago, Unisys decided to make money out of the most used image file format on the Internet: the GIF format. Not many people noticed that in just a few days the GIF format will definitely be free.

Test the latest Firefox release candidate on Ubuntu

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HowTos

So you want to give the latest Firefox 2 release candidate a spin, but don't want it to mess with your current Firefox install/profile? (Which is a good idea as their may still be some data eating bugs that may ruin your day.) No worries, keeping the to installs completely separate is easy as pie.

Is Linspire Any Good for System Builders?

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Linux

Even though there is still a lot of frustration in regards to the CNR client, thanks to the issues that are yet to be resolved, I’ve begun to see a glimmer of hope.

MySQL Backup And Recovery With mysql-zrm On Debian Sarge

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HowTos

This guide describes how to back up and recover your MySQL databases with mysql-zrm on a Debian Sarge system. mysql-zrm is short for Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL, it is a new tool that lets you create full logical or raw backups of your databases (regardless of your storage engine and MySQL configuration), generate reports about the backups, verify the integrity of the backups, and recover your databases.

Discover Linux the safe way

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Linux

It seems most PC users have heard of Linux and, at the very least, the idea of open source software has piqued their curiosity. Here, we explain open source in greater detail so, if you are interested in getting started with Linux, now is the time to give it a try.

Interview: Malcolm Yates Of Ubuntu Linux Vendor Canonical

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Interviews

The company behind Ubuntu, one of the fastest-growing Linux distros, is moving from small business users to enterprise deployment. TechWeb recently spoke with Malcolm Yates, Canonical's ISV and partner manager, about Ubuntu's place in the rapidly-evolving enterprise Linux ecosystem.

How to configure your Gtalk account in GAIM?

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HowTos

More and more people use Gtalk as an interesting alternative to MSN Messenger because Gtalk uses an open-source protocol: Jabber. Gtalk and Jabber clients are also better because they don't have ads. In this tutorial we will set up a Gtalk account on GAIM, Gnome's universal instant messager.

GPLv3: What is an alternative solution?

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OSS

As suspected, the criticizing position statement by Linux kernel developers on GPLv3 which calls for the termination of the GPLv3 process is stirring the pot.

BLAG - An Easy Way to Freedom?

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Reviews

BLAG Linux with GNU is a small one CD distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system based upon Fedora Core. The version I'm taking a look at here, BLAG-500000, is based upon Fedora Core 5, with a bunch of packages added from third party sources.

Open-source software gains ground in corporations

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OSS

Corporations are allocating a growing amount of resources to open-source software, once a radical idea in industries that closely guarded proprietary technology.

DSWD shifting to open source software -- official

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OSS

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now training key employees to become open source experts as part of a department-wide shift to using open source software, an official told INQ7.net.

Songbird v0.2 RC1 Test Flight

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Software

Songbird, the Mozilla Firefox blended audio player, has flew out of the nest today with version 0.2 release candidate 1. Songbird v0.2 RC1 supports Linux, Macintosh, and Windows platforms. We at Phoronix have a visual preview of this latest release.

A fight against evil or a fight for attention?

Two hot issues are making the rounds. First, Debian and Firefox are having a spat, and the end result may be that Debian will distribute Firefox under a different name. Second, the war betwen Linus Torvalds and other Kernel developers and the Free Software Foundation over GPLv3 is continuing, with Torvalds saying he's fed up with the FSF. Here is my take on both, and related issues.

Is Red Hat in trouble?

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Linux

Red Hat Inc's total revenue for its fiscal 2007 second quarter may have grown, but when the second-quarter profit slipped 34 percent because of stock compensation expenses, the stock-market had a fit and Red Hat's stock dropped 23.21 percent to $20.21 a share. Was the news really that bad?

Akademy Hackathon Starts as Contributors Conference Wraped-up

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KDE

The KDE contributors conference part of Akademy 2006 in Dublin kicked off Saturday morning bright and early, much to the dismay of those who had been out late the evening before at the registration desk, conveniently located in a pub.

Firefox Not Really Free?

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Moz/FF

When most people think about the Mozilla Firefox browser, they think of it as being open source and free. The truth is, while Mozilla Firefox is open source, it is not entirely free.

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