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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 2 13/03/2010 - 9:35am
Blog entry Xbox Media Center is becoming more dearer Open Source Project. itzab 13/03/2010 - 8:09am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 13/03/2010 - 2:48am
Story Novell will be asset stripped srlinuxx 4 13/03/2010 - 12:34am
Story From the Bubble to the Burst: A Look Back at 25 Years of Dotcom srlinuxx 13/03/2010 - 12:27am
Story 'Cloud' vs. 'source' in the battle of bland corporate names srlinuxx 13/03/2010 - 12:26am
Story The history of Linux: Get your popcorn srlinuxx 13/03/2010 - 12:24am
Story Federal Circuit Judge Rader Takes Tech Suits in Texas srlinuxx 13/03/2010 - 12:22am
Story Linux summit to dissect MeeGo srlinuxx 12/03/2010 - 6:40pm
Story Top 10 worst products ever srlinuxx 12/03/2010 - 6:36pm

Turning kids on to computing - not

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Misc

Tis the season to be deluged with ads for all manner of crap for kids, including “educational” computer games. Yeah, right. Wouldn’t you rather give your kids something of value, and that will help them develop real skills? Instead of turning into nearsighted wheezing lardbutted obsessive-compulsive button-pushers?

Three, two, one…Geronimo!, Part 4: The schema of things

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News

The Web browser marks the end of a line that begins with the database schema. So how do you create a good database schema? You need more than effective tools; you need a plan. Designing databases is part science and part art, so start honing your skills now. Discover some useful tips for designing a database schema that's fast, efficient, and responsive to change.

Novell Marketing in the UK

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SUSE

Novell is already marketing its Microsoft deal in the UK. A couple of readers have sent me their UK newsletter, and it's a pip. They mention the patent aspect of the deal, by the way, prominently.

The future of X

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Software

Keith Packard is one of the main X developers and currently works at Intel to improve their graphic drivers for X and to improve X in general. He had a talk at this year’s akademy titled “Multi-Head RandR” and I was eager to get my hands on the slides since I was not able to attend akademy. Today he sent me an e-mail noting that he finally found the time to put the slides of his presentation online.

Behind the scenes at GNOME's Web site revision

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Web

Like any large organisation, the GNOME Project faces a formidable challenge in maintaining an effective Web site. Trying the balance the demands of promotion, documentation, and community coordination is made all the more difficult when you only have volunteers to do the work. But over the past year the GNOME community has developed and begun to execute a well-defined process to refocus and rejuvenate its much-neglected Web presence.

Review of Slackware 11.0

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Slack

Slackware is one of the oldest Linux distributions alive today and focuses on stability over cutting edge features. You might not find many flashy GUI tools for Slackware, but don't let that fool you - this is one heck of a distro. Today I'm taking a look at this latest version of Slackware and explore the myth that Slackware isn't for newbies.

Myths And Realities Of Open Source

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OSS

Continuing advancements in reliability and performance are elevating the role of open source in software development. Both users and developers are eager for the spread of cost-effective open source solutions from today's relatively simple deployments, such as Web services, into core functions such as transaction processing and enterprise databases. But is open source ready for such a transition?

OpenOffice extension rivals SharePoint

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Software

Most people think that OpenOffice.org is a strong office-suite in its own right. But, when it came to a back-office document collaboration and management engine, like Microsoft SharePoint to enable OpenOffice users to work together, it was a different story.

Photos: Top 10 pieces of Linux kit

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Linux

From robots to ice cream machines, from Xbox to MP3 players to phones...

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How GPL fits in with the future of antitrust regulation

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OSS

People are permitted to make and distribute derivative works only if they adhere to the same license terms as the original work. Accordingly, as noted by the court, "the GPL propagates from user to user and revision to revision; neither the original author, nor any creator of a revised or improved version, may charge for the software or allow any successor to charge."

Why open source is ready for the enterprise: beyond free stuff

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OSS

Open source is certainly hot among the tech community, but if you mention the concept to IT leaders in the enterprise environment, they tend to immediately cringe. The inference being that "free stuff" can't possibly match the quality of products you pay for -- and the "DIY approach" is not manageable or secure enough for large enterprises. This kind of rash write-off plainly misses the mark!

UK MPs criticise government for blocking Open Source Software

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OSS

A group of UK MPs has criticised the government because they say that the Department of Education and Skills (DfES) and Becta policies favours proprietary software vendors (such as Microsoft) in schools and colleges rather than allowing for the adoption of open source software.

Install Microsoft Core,Windows Truetype,Ubuntu Title,Macintosh Fonts in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Ubuntu uses Defoma,the Debian Font Manager,to centralize and simplify font management across all applications.Defoma, which stands for DEbian FOnt MAnager, provides a framework for automatic font configuration. An application whose configuration of fonts usually requires manual intervention can automate the process through Defoma, by installing a Defoma-configuration script. The script gets called whenever a font is installed and removed, so that the script may update the application configuration.Debian Font Manager — automatic font configuration framework.

Create a Custom Live Linux CD - Leveraging BusyBox and OpenSSH

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HowTos

These steps will show you how to create a functioning Linux system, with the latest 2.6 kernel compiled from source, and how to integrate the BusyBox utilities including the installation of DHCP. Plus, how to compile in the OpenSSH package.

Controlling disk space with symbolic links

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HowTos

Let's say you have a system with a few filesystems. One of those systems is getting tight on space, but the other has plenty of room. There are several ways to handle that. You could use a symbolic link.

BasKet makes organization easy

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Software

BasKet is a multipurpose note-taking application that allows you to collect and organize text, pictures, files, and more. BasKet 0.6.0, released last month, sports a new interface and improved features over previous releases.

WoW Linux Gamers' Ban Lifted

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Gaming

In a frenzy of bans, Blizzard mistakenly banned a few Linux users who used a legitimate program called 'Cedega' to play WoW. Blizzard Entertainment deeply regrets the error, as we understand that this brief account closure presented you with an inconvenient and highly frustrating experience.

Ubuntu Wins Most User Friendly Linux Distribution Award

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Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd today announced it has scooped another two awards for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux distribution. At the Linux New Media Awards, on Wednesday 15th November, Ubuntu was awarded 'Most User-Friendly Linux Distribution', and Canonical the 'Best combination of Community and Commerce'.

Tips for new Gentoo users

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Gentoo

Gentoo is one of the most difficult distributions to learn, though veteran Gentoo users might point out that its friendly community and extensive documentation can help new users. Here are some tips that might make Gentoo easier for anyone who wants to give it a try.

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