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Story Hands-on: Firefox 4 beta 4 brings Tab Candy and Sync srlinuxx 26/08/2010 - 4:08pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 26/08/2010 - 4:22am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 26/08/2010 - 4:14am
Story My Linux Computer is Acting Weird srlinuxx 26/08/2010 - 4:13am
Story Dell Vostro V13 review srlinuxx 26/08/2010 - 12:21am
Story Linux Mint 9 Xfce Screenshots srlinuxx 26/08/2010 - 12:19am
Story The Debian apocalypse srlinuxx 26/08/2010 - 12:18am
Story Trying out the Charka Project srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 9:01pm
Story Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 8:59pm
Story Kernel Log: New X Server, 3D drivers for Radeon 5000 and new stable kernels srlinuxx 25/08/2010 - 8:57pm

A run for their money

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OSS

There may be no such thing as a "free lunch", but the web is awash with free software, some of it excellent. Could it be that you need never pay for software again?

<skip long list of free windows software to the good part>

Free Software Magazine Issue 17 Available

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OSS

Issue 17 of Free Software Magazine is here and it's a big one!

Being a commercial Linux distribution editor is tough

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MDV

Being a commercial Linux distribution editor is tough.

There are a few commercial Linux distribution editors in the world: Red Hat, Novell/Suse, Turbolinux, Mandriva, Ubuntu/Canonical, Linspire, Xandros, Red Flag, CS2C and Sun Wah to name the key ones.

Open Source Trends

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OSS

I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Singapore and China. In China, I spoke at the 2007 Software Innovation Summit - Open Source Software and Trends in Internationalization event organized by Stephen Walli and Anne Stevenson-Yang. Stephen blogged about the event and has posted the slides from the talks. You can get mine here.

Access shared folders from a Linux machine

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HowTos

In the last installment of this series I showed how to quickly mount a shared folder on a Windows Vista machine from a Linux machine (specifically, from one running Ubuntu 6.10). This solution works if you just want to read files on the Vista PC and you don’t mind re-entering the mount command the next time you reboot your Linux PC.

Stretching the Education Dollar With Linux

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Linux

As the cost of equipping classrooms with everything from chalk to chairs continues to escalate, many school districts are turning to open source solutions as a viable alternative to expensive software for in-class computers.

Ubuntu gets AppArmor support

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Ubuntu

This is bad news. AppArmor is a weak design. IMHO it gives the users a false impression of security, while leaving too much open to bypass security.

FSF plans another new license to close SaaS loophole

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OSS

Not content with bringing version three of its GNU General Public License to market, the Free Software Foundation is about to start work on a new license that will make the GPL applicable to software-as-a-service.

Buy! Buy! Buy! - into Openness

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OSS

One of the core problems for open source has always been that as a radical force outside the mainstream it is hard for its supporters to influence conventional players there. In part, this was what made Dell's Ideastorm so important: it gave a voice to those hitherto unable to communicate usefully with the company.

Firefox code review update

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Moz/FF

ffective immediately, there are a number of changes in the Firefox review process. Most notably, there are a lot more reviewers who can share the load, including Seth Spitzer who is now a module peer.

OpenSuSE 10.2 Review

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Reviews
SUSE

When you ask someone to name a couple of GNU/Linux distributions, in most cases, you will hear the names Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu and then, SuSE Linux which is now a days known as OpenSuSE.

Red Hat belittles Oracle's Linux wins

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Linux

Red Hat has declared itself unimpressed with Oracle's list of 26 customers for its Red Hat Linux support business.

In a Q&A session with financial analysts on Thursday, Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik said that Oracle's high profile win of Yahoo's business is in fact limited to a few Oracle database servers.

What Freedom That Works Means To Me

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OSS

"Freedom That Works" is to me the sort of "Freedom as in what makes me feel cozy", not like "Freedom like in gNewNonsense".

"Free as in free beer" vs. "free as in free speech" are just childish terms no one should use: the beer is never free and it's not something to value that much anyway ("free sex" would be a better choice), and speech is even less free, no matter what your illusions are.

Ubuntu 7.04 - The pace quickens towards final release

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Ubuntu

The number and frequency of updates for Ubuntu 7.04 has picked up a bit over the last five days. Two updates I've noticed is the final OpenOffice 2.2 release (which coincided with OpenOffice stand-alone release), and updates to Compiz that finally enable the cube.

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core.

The open source attitude

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OSS

In the first of a three-part series, we offer a comparative look at how firms in the U.S. and Canada decide which software model works for their enterprises.

Mellon Foundation Awards for Open Source Projects

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OSS

The Andrew Mellon Foundation sponsors awards of $50,000 and $100,000 for "not-for-profit organizations for leadership in the collaborative development of open source software tools with particular application to higher education and not-for-profit activities."

Office Software, the Freeware Alternative

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OOo

If you want to create a document, spreadsheet, database or an audio-visual presentation then most people turn to the Microsoft Office suite of programs, and why not?

Hidden Linux : Cures for KDE Boredom (Part 3)

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KDE

Yet another way to dress up your desktop is to let others do it for you. KDE comes with a modest collection of themes to start you off, and there are heaps more available on the web.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 1 - Appearance and Themes

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KDE

One of the first things any new user to Linux goes through is getting used to a brand new, vibrantly rich, but very alien OS experience. They tend to find that they now have something they didn't really have before. Choice.

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