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Story A Look At How Far Linux Has Come In 20 Years [INFOGRAPHIC] srlinuxx 17/08/2011 - 3:03am
Story The GNOME 3 Meltdown srlinuxx 16/08/2011 - 8:39pm
Story Two Years With Linux BFS, The Brain Fuck Scheduler srlinuxx 16/08/2011 - 8:37pm
Story One time around the Bodhi Tree srlinuxx 16/08/2011 - 8:36pm
Story Mozilla Releases Firefox 6, for Real srlinuxx 16/08/2011 - 8:34pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 1 16/08/2011 - 6:54pm
Story Linux Mint 11 LXDE released srlinuxx 16/08/2011 - 4:27pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.1 - Part 1 - Networking srlinuxx 16/08/2011 - 4:24pm
Story Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday srlinuxx 16/08/2011 - 3:53pm
Story The future of Ubuntu srlinuxx 16/08/2011 - 3:51pm

Pollies back Open Source

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OSS If politicians' attitudes towards Open Source software affects the way you'll vote in tomorrow's Federal election, you may be interested in the results of a survey of the major parties carried out by Open Source Industry Australia.

Quanta - a web development IDE for KDE

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Software An IDE (integrated development environment) is a software application designed to provide all the tools you need in one place when you’re developing code. Quanta is, in my opinion, an excellent IDE for web development.

few howtos:

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  • Howto Install Sofa Media Center in Ubuntu

  • Bash Shell Check Whether a Directory is Empty or Not
  • Creating simple transactions for shell scripts with mercurial
  • Stop, Pause, and Continue A Linux Process

Minibuntu - the base for your distro, now add your ingredients

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fabrizioballiano.wordpress: A few days ago a guy on UCK forum told me that he would need a clean Ubuntu livecd without all the bells and whistles, without gnome and all the graphic releated software, a sort of minimum system to build on his new Ubuntu derivate.

KOffice 2 Alpha 5 Released

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KDE Immediately after the release of KDE 4.0 RC1, the KDE office suite KOffice today announced the release of version 2.0 Alpha 5. As with the previous alpha versions of 2.0, this is a technology preview more than a version for users to test out. Nonetheless there are some exciting new features and developments here.

It is called Linux, not GNU/Linux, get over it

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Linux What is the operating system that I use called? I along with 99% of the human race, call it 'Linux' when speaking. However, when writing, I often use the term "GNU/Linux" the first time in an article to appease those who use this term. Today I decided to actually think about the issue.

SourceForge Exec on the Open Source Breeding Ground

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With more staff, improvements to its website, new infrastructure and an increased enterprise take-up of open source, it’s full steam ahead for

Linux - a threat to Windows/OS X in 2008?

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Linux It's the perennial question: are we approaching the year of Linux on the desktop? Linux's marketshare hasn't boomed as many fans might have hoped over the last decade. So why should 2008 be any different?

What’s new in Firefox 3?

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Moz/FF Beta 1 of Firefox 3 was released today. I found a few bugs, but overall it’s looking like there are some excellent new features and improvements. Let’s take a look at some of what’s new, thanks to Asa Dotzler from Mozilla.

Linux: Think different

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Fabrice Facorat: This is one of the smartest thought of the year : The right approach for the free software community is to offer a different product. Indeed, we should not try to copy Windows or Mac.

Was it Automatix or bad RAM that killed Ubuntu?

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iTWire: Three days after I concluded that Automatix had been behind the collapse of an Ubuntu install on iTWire editor Stan Beer's PC, there was an additional nugget of information about a second factor which could have contributed to the problem.

Define the word "sellout"

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helios: The recent announcement posted on a once-great Linux news site, among other publications gleefully announced that a computer from Everex is selling at Walmart for 200 bucks AND it is running linux. Well...kinda...and to me and many others, this is the rub.

Europe’s open source opportunity

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451 CAOS Theory: The US might be busy giving thanks but work life goes on for the rest of us in the ROTW, and comments made today by Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for information and society, indicate that perhaps Europe should be taking advantage of the fact the Americans are having a day off to focus on its use of open source and how it could be used to bolster the European economy.

PulseAudio: “Compiz for Sound” on openSUSE

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CyberOrg: We’re jumping on to the PulseAudio bandwagon, same as Fedora(Interview with Lennart Poettering). To prepare the groundwork for that move, Rodrigo and I worked on porting all the required packages and getting it working on openSUSE.

Firefox 3 Beta 1 review

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Moz/FF This week Mozilla released the first beta of Firefox 3. Originally scheduled for mid July, the delay responds to the very long list of features this new version brings. Eight alphas and an estimated 14 months under development are both firsts for a Firefox upgrade but again are necessary for the amount of improvements and new features Firefox 3 will bring.

Also: How-to Install Firefox 3 Beta 1 in Ubuntu

Happy 30th Birthday Internet

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Web The Internet is 30 today. Exactly 30 years ago today on November 22, 1977 the first three networks were connected to become the Internet.

OLPC's Give 1, Get 1 program extends to December 31

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OLPC The One Laptop Per Child project today extended its Give 1, Get 1 program until the end of the year, giving individual buyers in Canada and the US an extra month to participate in the program that would otherwise end on November 26th.

Play Pac-man (and more!) on your PC If you have a fondness for old arcade games and want to play them again, try the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME), a free emulator that lets you recreate the look and feel of old arcade game systems in software. While it's written for Windows, you can run this open source application under Linux.

Phoronix 2007 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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For the past month we had been running the 2007 Linux Graphics Survey at Phoronix where we polled users to find out what display hardware they use, what their driver choice(s) are, and their other preferences as it pertains to Linux desktop users on the visual front. We received over 20,000 submissions and have the results to share with you.

OpenOffice’s presentation view

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liquidat: Currently OpenOffice’s presentation program Impress lacks a presentation view with notes and so on for a second monitor during presentations. But the feature is in active development, and first results are visible.

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