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Story ARMing desktop Linux srlinuxx 1 13/10/2009 - 10:50am
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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 13/10/2009 - 3:24am
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Story The Great Software Freedom Debate, Part 368 srlinuxx 12/10/2009 - 11:54pm
Story Asus Eee PC 1008HA Linux source code now available srlinuxx 12/10/2009 - 8:50pm
Story Chromium: It really shines srlinuxx 12/10/2009 - 8:47pm

Open source community wooed by Microsoft

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Microsoft was out in force at an open source conference in London this week, but many delegates were unwilling to talk about its motives

King of the Linux reference desk

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HowTos

There are plenty of reference applications available for Linux, but the ultimate Linux lexicon has to be WordNet, a powerful desktop dictionary. Words are ordered hyponymically; that is, they're grouped and sorted in a hierarchy based on their meanings.

Set up a Freevo media center

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I've been a happy MythTV user for a long time, but lately I've been feeling that something is missing. MythTV offers no easy way to listen to music from various sources. After fiddling with custom solutions based on MPD and MPlayer, I decided to look for an alternative -- which led me to Freevo.

A simple introduction to working with LVM

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HowTos

The logical volume manager allows you to create and manage the storage of your servers in a very useful manner; adding, removing, and resizing partitions on demand. Getting started with LVM can be a little confusing to newcomer so this guide intends to show the basics in a simple manner.

Enterprise open source VoIP with Asterisk

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HowTos

A lot of people want to know if it is possible to build an enterprise grade open source VoIP solution and if there are any benefits to it. George Ou sheds some light on the question.

Dirty Code, Licenses and Open Source

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OSS

Karen Copenhaver, a partner at law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart, tells a story about running a seminar for a large company. The goal of the seminar was to make it clear that software developers had a responsibility to abide by their company’s guidelines surrounding the use of open-source, free and other third-party code.

Red Hat Faces Patent Infringement Suit

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Legal

Software company FireStar has filed suit against open source seller Red Hat, alleging patent infringement. Red Hat recently purched JBoss maker of the specific accused product Hibernate 3.0.

A first look at MEPIS's new Ubuntu-based Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Do you like Ubuntu? Do you like KDE? Would you like to have them both in one distribution, but with more than Kubuntu can give you? If that's you, then SimplyMEPIS 6.2 is your operating system.

Sun Denies Open Source Java Imminent

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Sun was quick to deny published reports today that it plans to open source Java in the next few months. The company is working on the project, but any transition to open source is closer to a year away.

Mirus, Linspire and AOpen Introduce $399 Mini Linux PC

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Linux

Linspire, Inc. along with AOpen and Mirus Innovations, today announced the availability of the Linspire Mini Koobox, the first small form-factor Linux machine on the market.

Mandriva Linux 2007: Get Ready For Evolution

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MDV

Still pursuing its objective of offering an accessible, affordable and ever faster Linux distribution to everyone, Mandriva is putting the final touches on its brand new distro: Mandriva Linux 2007, available fall 2006.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10rc3

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As I'm sure you read, Novell offered a test drive of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 release candidate 3 (announcement). As my interest in all things SUSE never wanes, I downloaded the 5 cds right away. They came in rather quickly, although I overlooked the md5sum file. Upon returning today for said file, it appears they've begun to require registration to download the preview. I'm not sure why they now want this information, but I suspect they see these testers as possible future customers. They didn't lose out on me as I have no intention of buying. Not that it's not worth it to the right people, I'd just go for the opensuse version myself. However, to the new office setup or businesses wanting to change, SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 may be just what the IT doctor ordered.

Red Hat Reports Strong Fiscal First Quarter Operating Results

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Linux

*Quarterly subscription revenue of $71.5 million up 45% from prior year
*Quarterly cash flow from operations of $52.4 million up 43% from prior year

Ontario Minister of Education axes Linux Lab

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Linux

I was just told a good-news story about a Toronto area high school computer science teacher who has been using the Linux operating system exclusively in his classroom for the past 5 years. The bad-news part of the story is that the school recently dismantled the already running Linux lab and told the teacher that he *must* only teach Microsoft software.

How Dapper is Drake?

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Ubuntu

Yes, I know you're sick of hearing about Ubuntu. Ubuntu this, Ubuntu that, everyone must love Ubuntu or else. Don't run away screaming just yet, because there are good reasons for all the Ubuntu buzz.

SyncBack: A Backup Utility

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Reviews

Question: Just how many PCs do you use during any given day? More importantly, do you struggle with keeping a handle on which files are up to date and where? If you work on your PC outside of the hobbyist world, then chances are you are in the "resounding yes" category with the rest of us - welcome to the club.

Gartner report on FOSS on Microsoft Windows

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OSS

I had heard about the latest Gartner report claiming that Microsoft Windows will become the dominant platform for "Open Source" (and free) software in the future. While there are certainly a number of reasons why some FOSS has and will continue to be written that also runs under Microsoft Windows, I think the fundamental premise is wrong.

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