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Story Firefox UI man quits Mozilla srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 4:05pm
Story Novell Celebrates Year of Innovation With Record Number of New Products srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 4:03pm
Story Red Hat to pay $20 million srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 4:01pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 5:56am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 5:46am
Story Government Backdoors in OpenBSD? srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 4:39am
Story Another good reason to use 64-bit installations: Large File Support headaches srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 4:37am
Story Alternative Games Is All About Linux Gaming srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 1:30am
Story Linaro signs up HP and Canonical srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 1:27am
Story Waiting for the rapture srlinuxx 15/12/2010 - 1:22am

Are top Linux developers losing the will to code?

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computerworlduk: Core Linux developers are finding themselves managing and checking, rather than coding, as the number of kernel contributors grows and the contributor network becomes more complex.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 209

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint

  • Feedback: One year with Puppy Linux
  • News: GPL 3, Google Desktop, GNU/Linux distro timeline, YaSTRS for openSUSE, PC-BSD LiveCD, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0.2
  • Released last week: Dreamlinux 2.2 "Multimedia GL", SoL 25.00
  • Upcoming releases: Fluxbuntu "Gutsy Gibbon"
  • Donations: KTorrent receives US$400
  • New distributions: Baltix GNU/Linux, Draco GNU/Linux, FrogLinux, pclosBE, TinyME, UW-Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Organize and find files fast with GTKtalog

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HowTos If you own a large number of CD or DVD media disks, you might have a hard time finding a specific file or folder on one of them -- unless you use GTKtalog. This utility scans every file and folder on your storage media and saves the captured information in a single-file searchable database named CDkatalog.

GConf — GNOME under the hood

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polishlinux: Gconf is a system built in GNOME 2 which stores applications’ preferable configuration data as well as graphical environment variables in its own files.

Mini Review of a Tiny PCLOS

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TinyMe is a scaled down version of PCLinuxOS 2007. The latest version is delivered as a 177 MB liveCD and features the Lightweight X11 Desktop Enviroment, Synaptic, and the PCLinuxOS Control Center. It comes with a few applications, so it could be a really light version of PCLOS for older computers or a foundation on which to build your own system as you choose.

Linspire pays the cost of Volish agreement

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The Inquirer: LINUX DISTRIBUTOR Linspire has shown what it is costing it to sign a deal with Microsoft over patents.

Linux Less Secure Than Vista?

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OSWeekly: I have been hearing a lot lately about how Windows Vista is being said to be more secure overall than the popular Linux distros in the market today. After soaking this in and having a chance to think about it, I can come to only one conclusion: Microsoft must believe that vulnerabilities are worse than actual, in motion exploits being used against exiting operating systems.

Get the iPhone’s Features Without an iPhone

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sheehantu: Apple made headlines this weekend with its launch of the iPhone. I applaud Apple for pioneering a new design and user-interface, however feature-wise the iPhone is similar to a Motorola RAZR that debuted two years ago. For those of you who want to get the software on an iPhone without purchasing an iPhone, check out this list:

Using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu and any other operating system

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freesoftware mag: GNU/Linux can be scary to a new user. After all, what if you mess up? What if you end up corrupting your hard drive so badly that you need to format it to get rid of GNU/Linux? The solution is to use virtualization technology.

A quick partition primer

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ZDNet: I just finished installing OpenSUSE 10.2 on my laptop. I realized that a basic understanding of disk partitions would be helpful, whether you live in L’Unix-land or Windows World. So here goes.

PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2007 Issue 11 Released

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It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by, the July 2007 issue (#11) is available for download! Highlights include: KDE User Guide Part 5 & 6, Restarting a Frozen Xwindows, and Review: PCLinuxOS 2007.

Microsoft's Linux Deals: Tempest in a Teapot for Developers

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Microsoft Microsoft's relationship with the open source development community continued to evolve last month, with the company adding three suppliers of the Linux operating system to cross-licensing agreements. So, on balance, how will these patent pacts impact enterprise developers day-to-day?

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) server system (i386).

Ubuntu is not Linux. Linux is not Windows. Then, Ubuntu is ...

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spacezone blogs: Penguin Pete told us Ubuntu is not Linux in an infamous post he later deleted. An unrelated article tells you Linux is not Windows. Anyone bad enough at math will conclude a relationship between Ubuntu and Windows and secretly that’s the real subject of both articles.

Top Five Open Source Business Models You Never Heard Of

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itmanagement: In the past, open source revenue has largely been associated with services marketed by many top tier Linux companies: Support, middleware solutions, etc. In contrast, I’ll examine things from a much smaller, more creative perspective.

"Palm OS II" Pushed Back to 2008

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Linux In May of this year, Palm, Inc. announced that it is developing its own operating system that will be based on Linux, but during a recent conference call, CEO Ed Colligan said "Products based on the new Linux-based platform that we're working on, that won't be until some time next year."

Windows XP vs Linux Mint

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Free and Priceless: Today we are going to take a look at installing, and running, both Windows XP and Linux Mint on a Dell Inspiron 6400.

Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant"

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Hardware OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt publicly denounced Intel’s Core 2 processors on the OpenBSD mailing list. “These processors are buggy as hell, and some of these bugs don’t just cause development/debugging problems, but will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code," Raadt said. Linux coordinator and former Transmeta employee Linus Torvalds, thought otherwise.

Ben Goodger of Firefox on how being a very young volunteer in the web world can pan out

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SFGate: Ben Goodger didn't invent Firefox. Nobody did. But he was the lead engineer for the alternative Web browser and as responsible as anyone for naming it. Goodger, 27, is a short-sleeved software engineer at Google in Mountain View.

aKademy 2007: The First Impression

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KDE aKademy 2007 has started! Saturday, the first day of the conference, brought us many talks about various topics, ranging from very technical to more practically oriented. These talks are so content-rich that our coverage of the user conference will require several consecutive articles.

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