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Story Elive 1.9.51 Unstable - Review and Commentary srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 7:29pm
Story The Karmic Koala - Not Ubuntu's Vista srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 7:27pm
Story Testing Out Linux File-Systems On A USB Flash Drive srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 7:26pm
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Story Linux Desktop Ready for the Users srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 12:55pm
Story I'm Not A Linux Geek. Really. srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 12:53pm
Story Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2: GNOME 2.28 srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 12:52pm

Spanish Region Goes Entirely Open Source

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OSS

The Spanish region of Extremadura has gone open source, deciding to move its entire administration to Linux and open-source software within a year.

Book Review: Unix to Linux Porting - A Comprehensive Reference

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Reviews

In this age of numerous flavours of Unix and Linux OSes, it is imperative that applications are developed to work on a vast majority of them. But historically, Unix had been fractured. This book aims to be a capacious guide for developers who are into porting Unix applications to Linux.

Enable permissive mode for SELinux troubleshooting purpose

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HowTos

SELinux may create problem for network service if not configured properly. So you can turn off SELinux temporarily i.e. permissive mode for SELinux.

Red Hat's affair with XenSource is back on

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Linux

Red Hat today scrambled to repair its relationship with XenSource after a report from ZDNet Australia presented a major technological rift between the two companies.

Issue #16 of TUX Magazine

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Linux

The August 2006 issue of TUX is now available to download. This month includes a look at Amarok, KdeTV, and Mplayer as well as A Beginner's Guide to Kino and a review of Slackware 10.2.

The Zen of Open Source

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OSS

"Open source is not just a matter of altruism--it's also good economic sense," said Sun Microsystems' Simon Phipps (pictured) in a recent speech. "Sun has now contributed more lines of open source code than any other organization, including the University of California, Berkeley," he said.

Issue 13 of Free Software Magazine

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Issue 13 of Free Software Magazine brings you a bunch of fine articles covering various aspects of the free software world. We have Richard Fennimore showing us how to spruce up Ubuntu, Robin Monks plays with a few of the best Tetris clones and John Goerzen tells you who to call for your free software phone needs. Plus, Robert Pogson teaches us how to set up class using Edubuntu, LTS and thin clients and much more... Download.

Bash typecasting

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HowTos

A recent post here mentioned typecasting in the shell. I responded by advising the poster to use some other language for his scripting needs. My feeling is that while I do appreciate that Bash can be used for complicated tasks, I just don't see the point.

Nvclock 0.8beta2

Today a new beta version of NVClock a tweaking tool for Nvidia videocards has been released. The new version contains tons of bugfixes and support for the latest videocards.

Put your laptop to sleep

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Part of proper power management is the ability to put your laptop to sleep. ACPI sleep is defined as a state where the system is still technically powered on, but the screen and hard disk are powered down and the computer is using just enough power to keep the contents of RAM alive. The Ubuntu development team has devoted an immense amount of effort toward getting ACPI power management working properly.

Novell bans proprietary Linux modules

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SUSE

In a change of heart, Novell has ceased distributing proprietary software modules such as 3D video drivers that plug into the Linux kernel.

Autodesk Unveils Linux Supported Maya 8

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Software

Autodesk launched Autodesk Maya 8 software, the newest version of its Academy Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution. Maya has been used by a variety of clients, including BMW, CNN, Disney, Epic Games, Industrial Light & Magic, Midway Games and Weta Digital, to create breathtaking 3D imagery for feature films, interactive games, broadcast graphics and industrial design.

KOffice 1.6 Alpha Released

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KDE
Software

Swiftly following the latest bugfix release for KOffice 1.5, the KDE Project today announced the release of KOffice 1.6 alpha. This is the first preview release for KOffice 1.6, scheduled for release this October.

Mandriva 2007 Beta 1

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MDV
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Like everyone else in Linuxville, I've been looking forward to the release of Mandriva's first 2007 beta. When it began appearing on mirrors Sunday, I immediately began the download of the i586-x86_64 DVD. It took almost 24 hours to download, but it made it. Was it worth the bother?

Symphony OS marches to a different drum

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Linux

Symphony OS is a GNU/Linux distribution designed to innovate from the ground up. Although originally based on Knoppix and now on Debian stable, it quickly differentiates itself from the bulk of distros by implementing the ideas articulated in a so-called grey paper on user interface design by Jason Spisak, one of the co-founders of Lycoris. Often, Symphony's implementations challenge UI assumptions on any platform.

Oracle to distribute Red Hat?

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Linux

Larry Ellison has stirred up the Linux market again, sparking speculation Oracle may start shipping a cut-price version of Red Hat

Free software without the strings

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Software

When I see something free, I always look for the hidden cost such as those presented to me with pop-up ads. Free smiley faces? I don’t bite. Free cursors? No, thank you. But sometimes the extra work is worth it when you find a piece of free software that does the same job as a program that costs more than $50.

Linux needs to disappear

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OS

Okay, I confess that I chose this headline to draw you into this blog entry. A more accurate headline would be "Operating systems need to disappear". But I don't want my meaning to be misconstrued. The term "operating systems" would have to include proprietary operating systems.

Apache's Java brings Harmony to the world

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Software

THE FOLKS are churning code like there's no tomorrow at Apache's Project Harmony. The goal is to build a Java VM compatible with Sun's specifications and now the people have quietly released test binary snapshots.

Open Source Lures Cost Conscious CIOs

Midmarket CIOs who yearn for high-end functionality but can't foot the bill are turning to emerging open source vendors. Although there are risks, experts say it's an opportunity to get in on cutting-edge technology for a more reasonable price.

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