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Story GNOME 3.2 Beta 1 (3.1.90) Has Arrived srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 6:35pm
Story Tiny Core Linux srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 6:07pm
Story ArchLinux vs Slackware srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 6:06pm
Story Top 10 Reasons Why Red Hat is Moving to Downtown Raleigh srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 6:05pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 7:04am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 6:52am
Story Dream Studio 11.04- A based Ubuntu Multimedia OS srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 3:25am
Story Mandriva 2011 seen from a non-technical user's perspective srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 3:24am
Story Desktop: “The report of my death was an exaggeration” srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 3:20am
Story Linux Kernel Host Kernel.org Breached srlinuxx 01/09/2011 - 1:57am

XOh the Humanity! The First XO Brick Delivery

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: So, I was a first day donor (bought online about two hours in) and finally got my XO this morning... and it is DOA! No lights, no power.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Adobe PDF Reader 8.1.1 with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox in Gutsy Gibbon

  • OOo: Undocking the Gallery
  • How do I find out Linux Disk utilization?
  • Backing up and restoring partitions with partimage
  • Filter for unwanted mail and mailing lists with procmail
  • How can I view man or info pages in the GNOME and KDE graphical environments?
  • Pidgin and OpenSuSE 10.2
  • Track projects and time the easy way with jWorkSheet
  • Tilda - A Quake-Style Terminal for GNOME

Vista and Leopard both make it onto PC World’s “Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007″

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: Well there’s a surprise - both Vista and Leopard make it onto PC World’s “Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007.”

It's all so clear now..

the distrogue: Now I think I know what the deal is with Ulteo. It's going to be a completely online OS that can be run over a fast internet connection on a remote computer.

Witnesses Describing Motive and Method in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

wired blog: Week six in the Hans Reiser murder trial began Monday combining both motive and method, at least according to how prosecutors want jurors to see it, over why and how the Linux programmer's wife was killed.

linux.conf.au: Games Linux users play

iTWire: Some people tend to take a fancy to something or the other after being exposed to the same at an early stage in life. In Tim 'Mithro' Ansell's case, it was exactly the reverse.

My Open Source Christmas Wish List

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: I figured since the holiday was fast approaching I should probably pull my old OSCWL out and see what it has to offer this year. So, without further ado…

BusyBox Developers and Xterasys Corporation Agree to Settle GPL Lawsuit

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Legal

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center today announced that it has settled the GPL violation lawsuit filed on behalf of BusyBox developers Erik Andersen and Rob Landley against Xterasys Corporation.

Doing it with style: bringing more bling to GTK with OpenGL

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Software

arstechnica: Although some critics might be inclined to prematurely deride Müller's work as indulgent eye-candy, he primarily envisions developers adopting OpenGL integration to tangibly improve the user experience by increasing usability.

BBC iPlayer Linux screenshots

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Software

polishlinux: BBC iPlayer after a lot of complains, petitions, talks and discussions is finally available for GNU/Linux as beta. I took a look at what BBC has prepared and in general I have to say: good job!

First Impressions of the Eee PC Laptop from a Public Library Point of View

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Hardware

blogs.pcworld: I have shown this laptop to hundreds of people who have visited the public library where I work. People universally comment that this laptop is very small and very cute. It is so light and rugged and well designed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 233

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Distributions in 2007

  • News: Mandriva enters alpha development, Fedora loses project leader, MEPIS updates desktop artwork, Ulteo announces online services, Daniel Robbins releases Gentoo "stages"
  • Released last week: CentOS 4.6, LliureX 7.11, Litrix Linux 7.12
  • Upcoming releases: NetBSD 4.0, FreeBSD 6.3
  • New distributions: ChurchPup, DEFT Linux, EduPup, Keldix Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Survey says ... Linux desktop is ever more popular

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Linux

desktoplinux: The first thing we can say about the Linux desktop in 2007 is that there are more users than ever. The Linux Foundation 2006 survey had fewer than 10,000 people signing in. This year more than 20,000 Linux desktop users reported in.

Students using PCLinuxOS in Vietnam

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PCLOS

saigonnezumi.com: It is hard to believe that my 10th and 11th Grade Vietnamese and foreign students at the American International School in Saigon have been using Linux for about one month now. I am very impressed at how fast they were able to use Linux in a short period of time.

KDE 4 Preview

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KDE

masuran.org: On Januari 11th the KDE team will be releasing KDE 4, the new release of the award winning K Desktop Environment. KDE 4 has an impressive list of new features and includes an almost completely redone code base. It’s not only faster than KDE 3 it also uses substantially less memory.

Also: KDE gestures you to easier computer control.

Who's King of the Jungle?

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Linux

LinuxInsider: This week the question was raised once again on Slashdot, spurred by a Linux Magazine comparison of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Mac OS X Leopard and drawing well nigh 600 comments by Friday. Which operating system is King of the Jungle is a question that no doubt will continue to be debated as long as a jungle exists, but that doesn't mean the debates can't get heated now, too.

Linus Says It's In Our DNA

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: Simon Willison has picked up a nice quotation from Linus he made a few years back, but what really interests me are some other things he said in the same post.

GIMP 2.4.3 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.3 is another bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

Get your bearings with map extensions for Firefox

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Whether you refer to online maps occasionally or on a daily basis, you can add several extensions to your Firefox browser to make Web-based mapping services even more useful.

Repairo: Fixing a hand-built Ubuntu based Linux computer

on-being-open.blogspot: Linux has a reputation, well earned, that it will run on much more marginal hardware than most other OSes. For all is capabilities though, Linux is not magic. But it can not run on utterly non-boot-able, busted to the rafters hardware. Case in point, my brothers Ubuntu 7.04 system.

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