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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/08/2011 - 6:13am
Story Why I won't be using gnome shell or gnome 3 srlinuxx 21/08/2011 - 6:01am
Story Seven Free LibreOffice Extensions You Should Know About srlinuxx 21/08/2011 - 6:00am
Story ARM'ing Linux srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 9:05pm
Story guiminer – An Extensive Tool For Bitcoin Mining srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 9:01pm
Story Why are we still waiting for affordable laptops srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 5:51pm
Story Gnome shell starting to become my favourite srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 5:49pm
Story Close your Windows: Open Ubuntu srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 5:47pm
Story Geek Software of the Week: Clonezilla! srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 5:45pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 189 is out srlinuxx 20/08/2011 - 5:43pm

Microsoft and Linux

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OS

aplawrence.com: We've all heard Microsoft's sabre rattling about copyright and patent violations. For the most part, I haven't changed my mind about any of this: it worries me a little, but on the other hand there's just too much momentum behind Linux. It's possible that Microsoft could damage commercial Linux, but they risk a backlash that they really can't afford right now.

Paldo melds source-based and binary in one distro

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Linux

linux.com: Paldo Linux is a cross between a source-based and binary distribution. It installs as a binary system to provide a quick and easy desktop. Once it's running, users can either build packages from source as they would with Gentoo, or install binary packages, as is common with Debian, openSUSE, or Mandriva.

Firefox 3 security looks promising, testers say

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Moz/FF

techtarget.com: Mozilla promises big security strides in the upcoming release of Firefox 3, including access to a Google's database of malware-laced Web sites and a warning system that will alert users who are about to visit them. IT security professionals who have experimented with the latest beta say tweaks are needed but that the overall changes look promising.

Also: Firefox 3 Beta 2 expected in late December

Use OpenOffice.org online with Ulteo

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OOo

ulteo.com: The latest version of OpenOffice.org is now available using a browser with a single click of a mouse, with no download or installation process ('no install') of the productivity suite required. This new service by Ulteo offers many benefits for users of the productivity suite.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Upload Images to Flickr and Picasaweb from GIMP with Publishr

  • How to get YouTube working in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Nagios Network Monitoring System Setup in Ubuntu
  • Monitoring Servers,Network Devices with Opmanager
  • Configuring Linux using a GUI

Frugalware 0.7 Review

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Linux

Frugalware has a mission, and a really good mission. It works just great out of the box. There are a few hick-ups (like the installer bug and some minor crashes) but Frugalware is very well on track. It looks awesome, maybe a trend-setter in look-and-feel for linux. This is a distribution to look for in coming time.

A Mac like dock for your Linux desktop

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Software

rangle.wordpress: That fancy row of icons at the bottom of the Mac OS X desktop is pretty good, you have to admit. Hence the multitude of copy-cats. With advances in 3D desktop support, Avant Window Navigator (AWN) has stepped up, and is beginning to mark its territory, all over the OS X dock.

What Will and Won't Be Discussed at February's BRM on MSOOXML

groklaw: Alex Brown has now written up a FAQ on the ballot resolution meeting scheduled for February over MSOOXML, "Frequently Asked Questions regarding DIS-29500 Ballot Resolution Meeting", over which he will preside. Here's what will and won't be discussed:

That Which We Call Free

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OSS

kernelTRAP: GNU Project and Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman posted a message on the OpenBSD -misc mailing list titled, "real men don't attack straw men", suggesting that some comments he had made were being misrepresented.

Seagate releases workaround for Linux users

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Linux
Hardware

the Inquirer: SEAGATE has issued a workaround for Linux users who want to use its Free Agent drives. He said that the drive "needs to return" to full power mode, which can be done by simply disconnecting the USB connector and plugging it back into the system.

Give me rice, but give me a laptop too

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OLPC

BBC: Criticism of plans to get technology into the developing world is misplaced, says Bill Thompson. US journalist John Dvorak has weighed into the debate, dismissing the laptop as a 'little green computer' that changes nothing, and arguing that sending food aid to Africa is a better way to solve the continent's problems. Dvorak is so wrong that it pains me.

CLI Magic: A little script to customize directory listings

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Software

linux.com: Sometimes when I run ls to get a directory listing, I am looking for a specific file, but I want to see the whole context where the file resides. While you can pipe the output of ls to grep, that doesn't show you the whole directory with the matched files highlighted in a different color. I create a small script to do just what I want.

Poor typecasting

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Linux

manilastandardtoday.com: MODERN desktop Linux systems excel in many things, but font management is not one of them. Over the weekend, I brought home some OpenType fonts, eager to install them on my MacBook and my Linux desktop computer.

In Search of the GNU/Linux Desktop

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Linux

Glyn Moody: It is generally accepted that 2008 will be the year of the GNU/Linux desktop – just like 2007, 2006 and all the years before them. But jokes aside, there is clearly something obsessive about the open source world's preoccupation with the desktop.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (CentOS 5.1)

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HowTos

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

Today's leftovers

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News
  • Remove Mono dependancy from Ubuntu

  • Red Hat's Open Source IDE
  • “I’d suggest Linux - but..” - I’d suggest you get a clue, but..
  • Hands on with Android: XML Parsing
  • Hospital software vendor McKesson uses Linux to heal IT budgets
  • ALSA's snd-oxygen For C-Media CMI8788 APUs
  • Daniel Robbins: And even more new Gentoo stages...
  • Process wakeups on GNOME 2.18
  • Seven Predictions for 2008

Test: Do Linux filesystems need defragmentation?

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Linux

lxer.com: When I started using Linux, I was told that with Linux I didn't need to defragment my filesystems anymore, since Linux filesystems don't get fragmented in first place. I still wondered how on earth it was possible the 100k+ files in Gentoo's portage system - updated every time I synchronize the portage tree - didn't fragment my filesystem. Or was my filesystem fragmented and did I not know?

Microsoft Office benched by Dutch government in favor of OpenOffice?

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OOo

tech.blorge.com: Though Microsoft has held a sturdy grip on the throat of government and corporate software for quite a while, the Dutch government is looking to pry away the bony fingers of Microsoft’s restrictive formatting; Dutch parliament will discuss mandating Open Document Formatting this Wednesday…hello, OpenOffice!

Puppy Linux 3.01 Review

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Linux

OSWeekly: I just finished taking the latest version of Puppy Linux for a spin and was planning on doing a review. However, considering this was on my notebook, that meant connecting to the Internet, preferably via wireless.

Microsoft Tight-Lipped On Unix Ownership Question

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Microsoft

informationweek.com/blog: For months, I've been trying to get Microsoft to answer a few questions about the Unix technologies in its intellectual property portfolio. Microsoft agreed to an interview, then backed out. So the question remains: How much Unix code does Microsoft have its hands on?

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