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Story What's new in Linux 2.6.36 srlinuxx 21/10/2010 - 2:59pm
Story The Ever-changing Face of Dell.com srlinuxx 21/10/2010 - 2:57pm
Story Ars reviews Ubuntu 10.10 srlinuxx 21/10/2010 - 2:55pm
Story Opera 11 Alpha Released srlinuxx 21/10/2010 - 2:50pm
Story The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) With BIND & Dovecot [ISPConfig 3] falko 21/10/2010 - 11:46am
Story Desktop Linux: The Presstitutes Strike Again srlinuxx 1 21/10/2010 - 7:06am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/10/2010 - 4:21am
Story Apple OSX 'invents' Apt srlinuxx 21/10/2010 - 1:47am
Story Here's Another Intel Poulsbo Linux Driver... srlinuxx 21/10/2010 - 1:45am
Story Manhattan OS Rebranded As Jupiter OS; Ditches Ubuntu For Debian srlinuxx 21/10/2010 - 1:44am

Sun's Schwartz Pledges to Use Patents to Protect Red Hat and Ubuntu

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Microsoft

Groklaw: You have to take a look at Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's blog today. He has pledged the company will use its patents to defend Red Hat and Ubuntu. That's the headline, and I'm really happy to know that Sun's very extensive patent portfolio is available, just in case it is ever needed. You never know these days.

Also: Microsoft: We won't sue, but run Novell

EU to Admit Linux

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Humor

The Spoof: In a surprise move today, the EU Council of Ministers announced it was approving the admission of Linux to the EU, with full voting status. This marks the first time the EU has admitting a non-nation-state entity to its ranks.

Munich's KDE Desktops Usability Certified

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Munich's KDE distribution LiMux has been certified to meet the international usability standard ISO 9241. The use of KDE 3 as an "effective, efficient and satisfactory" working environment is named as a decisive factor for passing the certification.

Is Ubuntu the Linux OS for Law Firms?

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Ubuntu

Law.com: To Vista or not to Vista; is that really the question? With Microsoft's long-awaited operating-system upgrade, well ... upon us ... it might be time to consider alternatives.

Linux driver development project bears fruit

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Linux

ComputerWorld: Linux developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, who leads the development of several kernel subsystems including USB and PCI, admits that his January offer of free Linux device driver development was "marketing hype" -- but says it has brought companies and developers together anyway.

Sauerbraten - Cube 2 Based Free Multiplayer First Person Shooter

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Gaming

About.com: Sauerbraten is a popular free and open source computer game for Linux. It is a "First Person Shooter" game, that is, when you play it you see the world of the game from the perspective of the character that you control, giving you the impression of moving in the 3-dimensional space created by the game. The main activity of this character is running around in a fantastic world and shooting enemies or evil creatures.

Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

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MDV
HowTos

After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.

Nine easy steps to installing Skype for Kubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Jimmy Gardner's Blog: Here, then, is a walk through which, by example, uses Skype - the popular voice over IP client - but is a procedure by which most application installs follow, assuming there is a pre-built binary of the program you want to use available from the author(s).

Puppy Linux targets sub-$100 mini-PCs

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Linux

LinuxDevices: Following the addition of PXE network booting to the ultra-lightweight Puppy Linux distribution, a group of enthusiasts offering Puppy customization and support services has revealed plans for a version of Puppy tuned to the needs of diskless mini-PCs. The "Minipup" project is aimed at diskless hardware such as sub-$100 PCs.

NVIDIA 100.14.06 Display Driver

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Software
Reviews

Phoronix: It was exactly one month ago that NVIDIA had delivered the 100.14.03 display driver and today we are reporting on yet another new beta driver in the 100.14.xx series. This time around we have our hands on the NVIDIA 100.14.06 graphics driver, which offers improved notebook support and fixes a variety of minor bugs.

A call to action against Microsoft’s open source threats

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Microsoft

LinuxWorld: My strong suggestion is a very easy one, if you believe that it’s time for Microsoft to put up or shut up: Make your own Linux distro and publish it. /* My name is <your name here> and I’m a Linux Distribution Maker. Sue me.

San Diego schools pick SUSE Linux desktop

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SUSE

Desktop Linux: The San Diego Unified School District has selected Novell's SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) as the standard platform for its "Always-On Learning Initiative," a mobile computing initiative intended to help students achieve academic success and prepare them for life and work in the 21st century.

Fedora 7 around the corner

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Linux

liquidat: According to the release schedule Fedora 7 will hit the mirrors at May, 31. And the first results of the most important feature can already be seen at the main servers: the merge of Fedora Core and Fedora Extras make it necessary to restructure the ftp server directory structure, and the new structure was prepared these days.

PC-BSD 1.3.4 Review

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Reviews
BSD

All about Linux: FreeBSD along with OpenBSD and NetBSD form the triumvirate of BSD operating systems. Traditionally these BSDs are server centric operating systems - ie. those which are tuned to be run on a server rather than to be used by the end user as a desktop. Still, with a bit of tweaking and configuration, all the three of them can be used as viable desktop operating systems.

Recent experience with Ubuntu 7.04 Vs Suse 10.2 Vs PCLOS 2007

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Linux

pclosexperiance: I searched on the web and found top three distros Ubuntu,Suse and PCLOS. while surfing screenshots of the different OSs I like PCLOS .93 and it made me to download and install PCLOS. Recently when the PCLOS site was down, it scared me to look around for other distros.

A day without X

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Software

Terminally Incoherent: Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.

Disk encryption in Mandriva

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HowTos

Frederik's Blog: Last weekend, I bough an external USB hard drive to finally start regularly making back-ups of my computers at home. For security reasons, I wanted to store back-ups on an encrypted partition, because one never knows what may happen.

VectorLinux SOHO: A better Slackware than Slackware

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Linux
Reviews

Linux.com: VectorLinux has been one of my favorite projects since my first test of the distribution almost 18 months ago. I like VectorLinux because its roots are firmly planted in the stability and simplicity of Slackware, yet it comes with an extensive software base and lots of out-of-the-box great looks; in other words, a rock solid foundation with eye candy and useful functionality.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 8 - Security & Privacy

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: Today's section, part 8 of our series on the KDE Control Center, is a very important section because it involves both your system security and your privacy. These are two things that even the most novice user should be well aware of and should take great care in observing, managing and maintaining these on their computer.

300+ Easily Installed Free Fonts for Ubuntu

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Software

Ubuntu Blog: Ubuntu offers a lot of fonts, in addition to the defaults installed, and the MicroSoft msttcorefonts package, in its repositories. All these fonts mentioned here are provided as packages, which can easily installed using command line tools like apt-get or using Synaptic.

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