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Story Firefox 4 beta review srlinuxx 1 08/10/2010 - 6:29pm
Story REVIEW: OpenAstroMenace 1.2.0 srlinuxx 1 08/10/2010 - 6:27pm
Story MyUI srlinuxx 08/10/2010 - 3:05pm
Story Linux Mint 9 review srlinuxx 08/10/2010 - 1:52pm
Story Check if your next computer is Ubuntu compatible srlinuxx 08/10/2010 - 1:50pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 08/10/2010 - 4:45am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 08/10/2010 - 4:36am
Story Ten annoying operating system failings srlinuxx 08/10/2010 - 2:02am
Story What Will Be Talked About At The Ubuntu 11.04 Summit srlinuxx 08/10/2010 - 2:01am
Story openSUSE Strategy: the third and fourth part srlinuxx 08/10/2010 - 2:00am

The Top 15 most colorful, controversial Microsoft statements ever

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Microsoft

In the pantheon of controversial Microsoft comments CEO Steve Ballmer's quote this week about the Apple iPod: "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a $500 subsidized item," ranks right up there.

Apache at 56% - what is wrong?

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Software

The newest Netcraft Web server survey shows again a shrinking of Apaches market share. It is now at 56%, followed by Microsoft with more then 30%.

Seven steps to Feisty Fawn bliss

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Ubuntu

With the release of Ubuntu 7.04, aka Feisty Fawn, I naturally couldn't resist taking Kubuntu, my preferred Ubuntu version, for a quick spin on my trusty old Thinkpad testbed.

Here is a six-step process through which I speedily arrived at a highly usable, fully capable desktop Linux system. A comparison to my previous seven-distro Thinkpad exploit appears at the end.

Astronaut Wally Schirra dies

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Obits

One of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Walter Schirra Jr., has died of a heart attack at the age of 84.

Could Unix happen today?

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OS

Almost 40 years ago, a relatively few number of folks working on a shoestring budget came up with the Unix operating system, which in hindsight, could be seen as a revolutionary technology. Could that happen today? Maybe not with operating systems, but perhaps in other fields of software, said Brian Kernighan, one of the original developers of the OS.

A quick look at SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02

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Linux
Reviews

What more can be said about SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02 other than the fact that it simply works, and it's worked on any hardware combination that I've thrown at it.

Reiser Prosecution Jolt: Victim's Ex-Lover Confesses to Eight Killings

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Reiser

A former lover of the missing wife of Linux programmer and accused spouse killer Hans Reiser has confessed to killing eight people unrelated to the case, prosecutors informed the defense last week.

Mozilla Firefox Community Test Day on Friday

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Quality weblog has announced a Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4 and 1.5.0.12 Community Test Day tomorrow. The Community Test Day will allow interested members of the Mozilla community to test release candidates of the upcoming Firefox 2.0.0.4 and 1.5.0.12 releases.

Full review: Mandriva One 2007.1 "Spring Edition": GNOME

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MDV
Reviews

I might be using Mandriva as my main system. Yeah, Spring Edition is that good. Sure, it has Compiz and Metisse built in (with Beryl installable via Drak3D), but it's in those little details that Mandriva truly rocks.

Tux500 YouTube Video

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Linux

Some of you may know that my friend Helios (aka Ken Starks of Lobby4linux.com and Blog of Helios) has been working on the Tux500 project which is geared at getting Linux on a car in the Indy500. Take a look at this video made by Tux500.com that explains a bit about the Indy500 and why it is important for Linux to be there.

13 Things to do on a New Mandriva Free 2007 Linux Installation

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MDV
HowTos

Mandriva linux is one of the more user friendly linux distributions available ,Right from it's earlier days when it was called Mandrake Linux (Later they changed name to Mandriva after Mandrake acquired another popular linux distribution ) and Desktop Linux was still infancy , Mandriva Linux has been very user friendly and unlike some other linux distributions has been quite pleasant to work with

Advanced Emacs text operations

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News

You get a hands-on demonstration of advanced editing techniques, including how to perform a recursive edit, mark and use rectangles of text, and handle complex selection techniques using the kill ring and the secondary selection.

State Open-Source Bills Get Microsoft's Attention

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OSS

Ed Homan, an orthopedic surgeon representing a central Florida district in the state legislature, thought an amendment calling for open-source-document formats he tucked into a 38-page bill wouldn't draw much attention.

openSUSE Survey Results

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SUSE

The openSUSE Survey results are in: thanks to the over 27k people who participated. And over 70% of those use the best desktop environment!

Results in PDF.

Ubuntu Linux 7.04

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Ubuntu

It's a tough thing when you're doing a review of a distribution that you want to like but end up having to pan it. The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is called Feisty Fawn, and about all I can see it being good for is venison. We found it to be a real stinker in some ways, despite past versions of Ubuntu having been fairly good.

This version of Ubuntu has a number of new features, including

Linux: Revisiting 2.6.22 Merge Plans

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Linux

Following up to feedback on his merge plans, Andrew Morton posted an updated summary of what he is pushing upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.22 kernel.

His list included, "a few serial bits, a few pcmcia bits, one little security patch, the blackfin architecture, small h8300 update, small alpha update, swsusp updates, m68k bits, and lots of UML updates."

The potential danger of .desktop files and more

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Security

In many X11 desktop environments, links to applications are usually represented by files which have the desktop extension in their names. These files, internally, have a format similar to INI files and specify information such as the command to execute and the icon used when representing it.

Sound problems?

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HowTos

A couple of times I’ve encountered problems with the sound card on Debian boxes. Some notes I’ve found that may help others having difficulties:

* Check the permissions on /dev/dsp, and make sure that the relevant user(s) are in the audio group in /etc/group. You may need to log out & back in again for this to take effect.

wget Super Alternatives

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Software

I know that most people are probably hooked on using wget to download whatever it is they need to retrieve on their systems. I use it in my scripts, crontab and anything else that need to be fetched locally to make life easier. But wget has it’s limitations when it comes to downloading large files in a short period of time. The following is a list of alternatives that’ll blow wget away.

Berlin says 'nein' to open-source migration

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OSS

The German federal government in Berlin, which is an advocate for open-source software in the public sector, may have some lobbying to do at its own front door.

The Berlin city government, at a hearing Thursday, rejected demands by the Green Party to migrate computers in the German capital to free open-source software.

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