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Story Is Firefox 4 copying the Google Chrome looks? srlinuxx 2 04/11/2009 - 12:04am
Story Ditch Microsoft, Save £269m Says Hungarian Open Source Group srlinuxx 03/11/2009 - 10:36pm
Story Head to Head: Google Chrome 4 Beta vs. Firefox 3.6 srlinuxx 03/11/2009 - 9:24pm
Story Photo review: Karmic Koala kickstarts new Ubuntu 9.10 srlinuxx 03/11/2009 - 9:20pm
Story Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualisation released srlinuxx 03/11/2009 - 9:18pm
Story Mandriva 2010 is now out srlinuxx 2 03/11/2009 - 8:10pm
Story Bad karma for Linux koalas srlinuxx 1 03/11/2009 - 7:32pm
Story KDE 4.3.3 released srlinuxx 2 03/11/2009 - 7:29pm
Story What's New in the Newest Linux in a Nutshell? srlinuxx 03/11/2009 - 5:11pm
Story KDE Plasma Netbook GUI: Admitting Limitations srlinuxx 03/11/2009 - 3:11pm

Exploring Linux with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In this introductory article, Dave Sullivan shares how easy it can be to install and use the latest Ubuntu, even for total newbies.

Brazil

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OSS

The world depicted in a different movie, "Brazil", is similar to that of Matrix in that it is governed by controlling self-interest. Freedom, as in free speech, is a partial cure for controlling self-interest, which is what makes the concept of free software superior to any other type of software. But there's more to free software than concept. There's implementation. And that's where free software sometimes gets into trouble with self-interest.

The (Almost) Perfect Setup - Debian Sarge (3.1) On A Strato Dedicated-Server

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HowTos

Based and abuttet to the HowTo - The Perfect Setup Debian Sarge (3.1) - of Falko Timme I wrote this HowTo for STRATO-Server, because Strato has some specifics in it´s Debian Sarge (3.1) - Image.

Konqcast at KDE://radio

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KDE

At the recent KDE Four Core meeting Aaron Seigo interviewed a number of the developers. You can hear them now on the new KDE://radio site.

Gaming on Linux - Endgame:Singularity

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Reviews
Gaming

With it's retro interface and fast paced gameplay Endgame Singularity offers up a seriously interesting take on "hacker" simulation gaming. Instead of playing a human intruding on systems you take on the role of an A.I. that has just gained sentience. Your goal is to stay alive by avoiding detection while furthering your research to escape from a hostile earth.

Tested: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10

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Reviews
SUSE

We tested SLES 10 by installing it on a twin Xeon server system fitted with 3.6GHz processors and 4GB or RAM. The Suse setup tool detected our server's LSI SCSI controller and the pre-existing installation of Windows.

Smart Package Manager study cases: inconclusive!

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Software

Smart PM is advocated by a lot of people for using it instead of APT, YUM, YaST2, or whatever else. I tried it once and it worked well. However, I was not impressed that much. Besides, where's the proof it actually performs better?

IOSN releases free open standards book

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OSS

Many governments and organisations are moving towards open standards and frameworks. To assist users in understanding open standards the International Open Source Network (IOSN) has released FOSS: Open Standards, the latest in its series of "e-Primer" books.

SCO will appeal the gutting of its lawsuit against IBM

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Legal

Utah's SCO Group is appealing a federal magistrate's gutting of its $5 billion lawsuit against IBM, hoping to salvage the tens of millions of dollars it has spent litigating the case over the past three years.

Which linux distro..?

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Linux

I’ve been using linux for at least four years now, and I’ve tried out most of the top distributions available. This guide is for noobs to decide which distribution of linux to use.

Shuttleworth discusses the future of open source

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OSS

Despite being on record as disliking public speaking, Mark Shuttleworth was in Dublin last month to give the keynote speech at this year's ApacheCon Europe. His theme was the future direction of open source software (OSS), and the issues developers should focus on to ensure the OSS movement’s continued success.

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux

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Reviews

I'm overwhelmed. This is the book I wanted when I started learning about Unix. OK, Linux didn't exist then, but if it had existed, and if I were sticking my toes in it, this would have been THE book.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Lotus Notes, Firefix 2, Win98, Sun

We fondly remember Sam Palmisano's promise more than two years ago to have all IBM employees running Linux on their desktops the end of 2005. We weren't surprised that the actual rollout was quietly swept under the carpet and did not occur.

What makes open-source developers tick?

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OSS

A doctoral thesis submitted to the University of Zurich in Switzerland has focused on the question of what makes developers of open-source software tick. The answer is not much of a surprise:

A first look at SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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Reviews
SUSE

The newest SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, version 10, is so close to being done that you can almost taste it. Novell released the gold master last week to its partners, and the server version, SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), based on the same code, is also almost ready for release. This is an early review of the new version of SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop).

Smart Package Manager: a better mousetrap

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Software

The Smart Package Manager hopes to beat the native package management applications for distributions like Red Hat, SUSE, and Debian at their own game. Still in beta, it has support for most major GNU/Linux package and repository formats. Smart introduces many innovative and useful ideas, but its killer feature is the algorithms it uses to select packages and versions.

KOffice Version 1.5.2 Released

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Software

The KOffice team is pleased to announce KOffice version 1.5.2. This is mainly a bugfix release but also contains numerous translation updates. Especially KWord, KSpread and Kexi have received critical bug fixes.

VMware Server Is Cooked And Ready For Tasting

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Software

VMware has made its server product generally available from Wednesday. The product, previously the paid-for GSX Server, has been free to download in beta form for months but is now cooked according to VMware.

Lotus Haters Gang Up On Notes for Linux

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Software

After Lotus announced the release of the Lotus Notes 7.0.1 stand-alone client for Linux, IBM Lotus Chief Ed Brill conceded that the reaction was mixed... Which was a modest bit of understatement.

Real-life Gundam robot runs on Linux

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Linux

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (ASIT) has just unleashed the latest in a long line of bipedal robots to come out of the R&D labs of this country.

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