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Story Fedora 12 – A Popular Linux Distro You Might Want To Try srlinuxx 12/12/2009 - 12:43am
Story What Will Happen To xf86-video-nv In 2010? srlinuxx 12/12/2009 - 12:40am
Story Yes, I Guess We Linux Fools Are Pretty Weird srlinuxx 12/12/2009 - 12:36am
Story Firefox add-on store srlinuxx 11/12/2009 - 10:34pm
Story Fedora, open source trademarks and FUD srlinuxx 11/12/2009 - 10:32pm
Story JooJoo Linux-based Tablet PC Unleashed srlinuxx 3 11/12/2009 - 9:12pm
Story What will Ubuntu 10.04 bring to the table? srlinuxx 1 11/12/2009 - 9:00pm
Story Mangaka Chu: Interesting but Buggy srlinuxx 11/12/2009 - 8:13pm
Story On the possible merging of Nouveau srlinuxx 11/12/2009 - 8:09pm
Story Sun VirtualBox - Free, Powerful Virtualization Deathspawner 11/12/2009 - 6:19pm

3D Desktop with Mandriva 2007

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HowTos

Mandriva 2007 will have support for 3D desktops effects through XGL/AIGLX. The choice will be made automatically according to your graphical card driver possibilities.

Giant Retailer Chooses SUSE Linux Enterprise Platform To Run Desktops

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SUSE

Novell announced that a home furnishings retailer in the United States is installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell on all of its in-store sales terminals across more than 320 stores as well as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 to run its extensive point-of-sale store management system.

Visually impaired prevent Massachusetts move to open source

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OSS

A group of visually impaired campaigners have brought a temporary halt to plans by the US state of Massachusetts to move to open source document format (ODF), because the software to read them does not work with screen magnifiers.

Linux thriving in critical roles

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Linux

Any lingering doubts about corporate America's willingness to trust Linux and other open source tools were erased at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco last week.

CLI Magic: Installing Debian GNU/Linux using debootstrap

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HowTos

Most Debian GNU/Linux neophytes find that distribution's default installer a bit difficult and ugly. While developers are working on a new installer for Debian Etch, there is a fully baked command-line alternative today: debootstrap.

Virtual Linux Could Be Answer To Costly Data Centers

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Linux

Guru Vasudeva, enterprise chief architect at Nationwide Mutual Insurance, said during one presentation that his company plans to consolidate 600 Linux servers as virtual machines on two IBM mainframes by year's end.

Akademy 2006 Sponsors

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KDE

Akademy 2006 has announced the sponsor's list for KDE's World Summit. This is one of the our most impressive list of sponsors to date. Our Gold sponsors are the home of Linus Torvalds OSDL and the KDE based distribution Kubuntu.

An Interview with Mindware Studios

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Interviews
Gaming

With Cold War (Mindware Studio's inaugural title) having gone gold late last month for Linux, we took the time to get a few questions answered by Mindware Studios. In this interview, Patrik Rak of Mindware answered some of our questions about their Meng engine as well as a few pieces of information from what we can expect to see in the future including some more information on their Linux and Macintosh clients.

VMware Faces Competition For Virtualisation Market

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Software

"VMWare has done a great job of educating the market", says XenSource as it goes after what CEO, it claims is the 96% of that market not currently served by the competition. But VMware could still benefit from in-fighting.

Linux installations equals profit: study

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Linux

The results of a poll entitled "Linux in the Channel" suggests resellers with an established practice around Linux-based solutions are experiencing sustainable and profitable revenues.

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Gizmo On SUSE - Coolest SIP Compliant VoIP Client

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HowTos

I have been using Skype for some time now, and the only grudge I have is that the Linux version of Skype is not keeping up with the latest release for Windows platform. So I decided to look elsewhere, and an application that complies with SIP. The answer for me lies with Gizmo Project.

Upgrading Wi-Fi: What, When, and Why

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Sci/Tech

Wi-Fi (802.11x) networks have been around long enough that many businesses and home users run their own. The first widely deployed standard was 802.11b, while most new hardware uses 802.11g. The latest 802.11n hardware is just around the corner. If you run an existing wireless network, is it time to upgrade?

And the apathetic shall inherit the earth...

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Linux

Last week I wrote about using GNU/Linux, and justified why I use it. America might be the land of the brave, down here we're the land of the apathetic... Does in really matter how and under what circumstances I became involved as long as I'm here now? Does it matter if I'm using it because it's cheap, or because it's better, or because I like the politics? What if I don't give two hoots about the politics? Is there a good way and a bad way to use FLOSS?

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Can Novell's horse win the derby?

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SUSE

Orem itself has three notable features: a steakhouse that serves the largest portions of food known to man; a university that churns out graduates to work at Novell; and Novell itself. Since the purchase, Suse has failed to impress on Novell's bottom line. And then came Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop and Server 10.

Defense Dept. Report Urges Adoption of Open Technology

"The whole concept is really a development methodology," said Paul Smith, vice president of government sales operations at Red Hat. "What the Dept. of Defense is trying to accomplish is a change in their governance model. [It's] a move from their old way of stovepipe development to a more open source model."

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New York School Districts Select Linux Desktops

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SUSE

Students in upstate New York have moved one step closer to having a computer at every desk thanks to a pilot program using Linux desktops from Novell on Intel-based computers.

Mere Users Could Leap Into Tinkerers' World

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Linux

The Linux operating system -- a free, open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X -- has long served to define the gap between people who merely use computers and those who tinker with them.

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