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Story Painting with cadubi srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 4:33pm
Story Vulnerability in the GIMP image editing tool srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 4:30pm
Story openSUSE 11.2 Announced srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 4:25pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME falko 12/11/2009 - 4:01pm
Story Pidgin Plug-in For Embedding Videos Into Conversations hotice 12/11/2009 - 1:49pm
Story Linux lies at the heart of another Silicon Valley takeover srlinuxx 1 12/11/2009 - 11:48am
Story some early howtos: srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 10:47am
Story Mandriva One 2010.0 (including Moblin UI) srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 10:39am
Story FFmbc - A Broadcast Media Alternative to FFmpeg phillc 12/11/2009 - 9:05am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 1:58am

Low-Fat Linux - Now with Less Cruft

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Linux

These days, the average installation is pretty big - and many of the most popular programs take up huge swaths of space. Even with a 60GB hard drive like the one in my laptop, you still have to pay close attention lest it become Godzilla, The Eater Of All Available Space (and time, too - but we're not talking about Quake III or Xbubble at the moment.)

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KDevelop Authors Talk About Their Coming Releases

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KDE

KDevelop is the premier Free integrated development environment. The project is currently working towards KDevelop 3.4 with a bunch of new features and a major new version KDevelop 4. To find out what's coming up in one of KDE's most important projects KDE Dot News spoke to three of the authors about their current work and future plans HERE.

Network Device Configuration Management

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HowTos

Your most elaborate disaster recovery plans are only as good as your backups. In the context of routers (and most firewalls), all configuration is normally stored as a plain-text file in flash memory or some sort of NVRAM. Creating a replica of a router in case of catastrophic failure is simply a matter of physically plugging in a cold standby and copying the configuration from some backup medium onto the new device.

Is GPL 3 dead on arrival?

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OSS

We've been talking, meeting, and arguing over GPL 3 for nearly two years. Recently, the second draft of the long-awaited rewrite of the popular free-software license arrived. The debate has begun all over again. If we're lucky, we'll see a finished GPL 3 some time in early 2007.

KDE 3.5.4 Available for Kubuntu

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Software

deb http://kubuntu.org/packages/kde-354 dapper main

Automate interactive transactions with Expect

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HowTos

Did you ever wish you could automate your interaction with a program, making a script that can smartly handle an interactive session? You can -- with Expect, an extension to the Tcl programming language whose purpose is to communicate with interactive applications.

A Manual for the Ubuntu Linux Beginner

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Ubuntu

The purpose of this post is to give folks that have never used Ubuntu (or even Linux) and idea of what Ubuntu is all about. The reason for putting this together is that most of the existing reviews online are exactly that: reviews.

Free Software Advocates Defend GPLv3

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OSS

Free software advocates are defending revisions to the General Public License, while critics emerge to oppose the most recent version.

Yahoo! sees limits to open source goodness

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OSS

Yahoo! doesn't plan to release all its software code under an open source license because it's unpractical and carries limited benefits, Yahoo! developer Jeremy Zawodny said on his blog.

Pervasive retreats form open-source database

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OSS

Pervasive Software has pulled the plug on its PostgreSQL-based database offering after a year and a half.

Morton Gets Googled

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Misc

Andrew Morton has started working for a new company, but his day job as the Linux 2.6 kernel maintainer will remain exactly the same. The new company is none other than Google.

HOWTO Install Linux on HTC-Apache

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HowTos

This is a very rough guide at the moment, corrections welcome.
This method doesn't remove Windows in any way, similar to booting from CD-ROM on a PC

Finding the Open Source Tipping Point

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OSS

When open source developers gather on a panel to discuss whether "all software will go open source," you can expect the sentiment to tip that way, only with lots of arguments.

Installing new Debian systems with debootstrap

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HowTos

When it comes to installing new installations of Debian GNU/Linux there is one tool which should not be ignored. Whether you're dealing with a real system, or a virtualised one, the debootstrap tool is ideal for quickly installing new Debian environments.

Linux expert sees expanded role for Ubuntu on the server

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Interviews

After rave reviews as a desktop OS, Ubuntu Linux is finally attracting the support of developers as a server platform. The expanded sphere of influence for this free operating system is due in part to a renewed effort by developers like Benjamin Mako Hill -- he goes by Mako -- who promote the server side components of the latest Ubuntu release, version 6.06, as a viable alternative to its proprietary counterparts. Mako took a break from his work on Ubuntu this week to speak with SearchOpenSource.com.

First Ubuntu Billboard spotted

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Ubuntu

Thanks to Wildbill’s cellphone photo clicking speed, we now can see the first Ubuntu billboard. Ever.

Firefox 'not being aggressive enough'

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Moz/FF

Firefox has signed a distribution agreement with Real Networks after hitting the 200 million download mark, but analysts believe it should be doing more

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CBR's open source VIPs - part one

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OSS

Despite the involvement of big businesses in free and open source software, the movement continues to be dominated by individuals. In the first of two features, Matthew Aslett identifies the open source VIPs.

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