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Novell Sold - What Will Become openSUSE?

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SUSE

ostatic.com: It was announced this morning that Novell has sold off some portion of its intellectual properties to CPTN Holdings, (backed by Microsoft) for $450 million. The remainder of Novell assets will be acquired by Attachmate Corporation for about $2.2 billion. This has undoubtedly left users and developers wondering what will become of openSUSE.

Will Debian 6 be Easier to Install?

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Linux

linux-mag.com: A new and improved Debian installer awaits for Debian 6.0, but is it better than what’s gone before? We take a tour of Squeeze’s installer beta and find out.

Novell Agrees to be Acquired by Attachmate Corporation

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SUSE

novell.com: Novell, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Attachmate Corporation would acquire Novell for $6.10 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $2.2 billion.

Also: Microsoft To Acquire Novell Technologies For $450 Million
And: Brockmeier: Sad end for Novell: Sold to Attachmate
And: Will Red Hat be the Big Winner?

Telling the open source story - Part 1

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OSS

opensource.com: As open source software becomes more mainstream, it's easy to forget how amazing it is. Countless individuals, donating their time and sharing their brainpower, work to build a shared infrastructure on which the world's computing is done. Amazing.

Mozilla – Putting On The Brave Face?

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Moz/FF

lockergnome.com: The big outlets are reporting that the revenues to Mozilla were up for 2009, 34 percent higher than for the 2008 year. The chairman for Mozilla has stated that Mozilla is an underdog, however, possibly to soften the blows when the results for 2010 come in.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 381

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Raiders of the lost OpenBSD
  • News: Debian "Squeeze" in last-minute testing, PCLinuxOS to get 64-bit edition, Mandriva switches to RPM 5.x
  • Questions and answers: Getting a Linux tablet PC
  • Released last week: NetBSD 5.1, Untangle Gateway 8.0
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 4
  • New distributions: Bodhi Linux, CoreBiz, Liberté Linux, Lin2Go, MagOS Linux, RFRemix Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Reasons to Be Thankful in Linux Land

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Well, it's that time of year again here in the land of stars and stripes -- the time when all good geeks turn their thoughts toward all they have to be thankful for.

Debian Project News - November 23rd

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Linux

Welcome to this year's sixteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

State of Debian 6.0 Squeeze
Highlights from the Debian linux-2.6 Meeting
New default artwork for Debian Squeeze

Ubuntu Software Center Slowly Turning Around, More Paid Apps

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: Ubuntu Software Center is getting updates almost everyday. The latest one brings in more paid applications into Ubuntu Software Center. And it's good to see Canonical slowly waking up to one of its most important revenue making opportunity.

How a “Welded-to KDE3.5 User” Began a Move to KDE4.4 - Part 1

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KDE

lxer.com: In this first part of a two part guest editorial and tutorial Dr. Tony Young (an Australian Mycologist by trade) shares his trials, tribulations, successes and disappointments in working with the new version of KDE. As a long time KDE 3.5 user he decided to see if he could get KDE 4.4 to look, feel and work the way he was used to KDE 3.5 working.

today's shorts & stuff:

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News
  • Gentoo Documentation Updates
  • OpenTeacher language tutor hits 2.0 beta 2
  • x2x - keyboard & mouse on another X
  • Canonical Boosting Linux Kernel Contribution
  • Petition To Bring The Old Firefox Status Bar Functionality Back
  • Linux Link Tech Show #377 11/20/10
  • Going Linux Nov 21: #121 - Switching to Linux-Through the Years
  • Linux Outlaws 177 - The Orgasmatron

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Big Fish Game Manager on PCLinuxOS
  • Manually adding an entry for Windows 7 to Grub
  • GNU Screen and ssh-agent magic
  • Harmonize Your Dual-Boot Setup for Windows and Ubuntu
  • Xt7-player - A very comprehensive GUI for MPlayer
  • Get gorgeous transparent blurred app windows in Kubuntu
  • Grub Customizer 2.0
  • Coupla KDE Tips
  • Setting up an Ubuntu-based ASP.NET Server with Mono

Reporting bugs in Fedora 14

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Linux
Software

ghacks.net: Let’s face it, when you opt to use certain Linux distributions, you do so knowing that there are going to be bugs. Fedora is one such distribution. Since Fedora is a testing ground for the enterprise-level Red Hat Linux operating system, having bugs goes hand in hand.

How To Install Google Earth On Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In previous Ubuntu versions, there was a Google Earth .deb package available in the Medibuntu repository; unfortunately there is no such package for Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). While it is possible to install the Google Earth package for Ubuntu 10.04 on Ubuntu 10.10, there is another way of installing Google Earth on Ubuntu 10.10. The method described in this tutorial will create a Google Earth .deb package for Ubuntu 10.10 from which Google Earth can be installed.

The Renaissance of the Renaissance Project?

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LibO
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: Forgive the title above; but these past days we started to receive more and more questions about the OpenOffice.org Renaissance Project and whether we would continue its works and implement its changes.

Firefox 4 Nightlies finally adds ‘menu’ button

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Moz/FF

omgubuntu.co.uk: The long-awaited ‘Firefox’ menu button has arrived in the latest nightly Linux builds – for now.

KDE 4 Look Part 3: A Week of KDE 4.5

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KDE

ericsbinaryworld.com: So I’ve used KDE for about a work week. During that time I’ve pretty much gone to using the KDE versions of all my programs except Konqueror. I’m not sure if the Fedora 14 version of Konqueror is the one with Webkit, but last time I used Konqueror with KHTML it was mucking up a bunch.

New Mepis Alpha addresses boot bug on Anniversary

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Linux

mepis.org: Today the third alpha-test release of SimplyMEPIS 11.0 is available in the form of SimplyMEPIS-CD_10.9.80_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_10.9.80_64.iso files. 11.0 Alpha 3 contains changes that are hoped to fix CD boot problems that have been identified by the MEPIS Testers--

Choose the Best Server for your Ubuntu updates & SC

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Ubuntu
HowTos

reviewhubs.com: There are many download servers and mirror server, for ubuntu packages and updates, in this world. You can choose the best server available and set it as the download server for your software source in Ubuntu.

On Design Contests in FLOSS

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Software

thorwil.wordpress: It seems to be somewhat popular to hold a contest, if a FLOSS project needs a (new) logo or other seemingly singular asset.

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