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Story The status of Blender srlinuxx 07/02/2013 - 7:28pm
Story Supporting Linux isn't worth the hassle srlinuxx 07/02/2013 - 7:22pm
Story Is Last.FM’s New Linux App A Hit? srlinuxx 06/02/2013 - 9:20pm
Story Did a fear of Linux spark Microsoft's investment in Dell? srlinuxx 06/02/2013 - 7:49pm
Story Survey Reveals Some Open Source Surprises srlinuxx 06/02/2013 - 7:40pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/02/2013 - 6:07pm
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 302 srlinuxx 06/02/2013 - 1:47am
Story Krita 2.6 Released srlinuxx 06/02/2013 - 1:44am
Story Why I said goodbye to the Gnome Desktop srlinuxx 06/02/2013 - 1:40am
Story Why the Linux Desktop Needs More Usability Testing srlinuxx 05/02/2013 - 10:53pm

Overview of Proxmox VE

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Software

montanalinux.org: Proxmox is an example of the end product being greater than the sum of parts. All the technologies used to build Proxmox are not unique however putting them all together and adding a nice interface is.

Killing With Kindness

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SUSE

LinuxToday: I read the Boycott Novell (BN) site fairly regularly, even if I don't always agree with what it has to say. I consider Roy Schestowitz, one of the site's creators, a good guy and (thus far) we have had a very cordial relationship. But the tone of the BN site is almost always in rant mode, which is not my preferred reading style; and Schestowitz and I have some other core differences too.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 13 Available

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Ubuntu

Lucky number 13! Issue 13 is out now. This month: Flavor of the Month - Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, How-To : Organize an Ubuntu Demo Day/Party, TV Feast for Ubuntu, Using GIMP Part 2, Create Your Own Server Part 5 and Automatic Backup via Email, and MOTU Interview - Luca Falavigna.

The A-Z of programming languages: AWK

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Interviews

computerworld.com: Computer scientist and compiler expert Alfred V. Aho is at the forefront of computer science research. Computerworld Australia recently spoke to Professor Aho to learn more about the development of AWK, in the first of a series of investigations into the most widely used programming languages.

3 GTK Applications I Need on a Daily Basis

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I was never a fan of GNOME applications, at least not since I have switched to KDE (over 2 years now). But there are at least three GNOME applications that I need on a day-to-day basis.

When should we expect Centos 5.2?

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Linux

ducea.com: Last week RedHat released RHEL5.2 on the 21st, and probably most people running Centos 5 are wandering when they will get the updated Centos5.2 release as well.

10 ways to secure your Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Out of the box, a Linux desktop is far more secure than most others. But this level of security doesn’t necessarily involve typical security-focused software or techniques. Sometimes, the easiest means to security are those measures that are the easiest to forget. Let’s take a look at 10 things you can do to secure a Linux desktop.

India and Brazil File Appeals Against OOXML Standardization

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OSS

India and Brazil have filed appeals against the adoption of the Microsoft-sponsored Office Open XML (OOXML) document format as an international standard. Their appeals join one from South Africa, filed last Friday.

Also: Danish OSL complains to ISO and ISO's mercy

SaxenOS goes PCLinuxOS

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Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: SaxenOS from Germany once based on Slackware and Zenwalk-based distribution with the Xfce desktop and designed for older, low-specification computers adopts PCLinuxOS as its base and Xfce desktop.

Plasmoids in a web page

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Software

grundleborg.wordpress: For the last two days I’ve been working on a little project that I’ve wanted to do since I saw the idea mentioned by Aaron in an interview some time ago. I interpreted what he said as meaning “plasma doesn’t just need to revolutionise the desktop but could even spread into the internet space by having plasmoids on web pages”. I set about making this possible.

The A-Z of Programming Languages: BASH/Bourne-Again Shell

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Computerworld is undertaking a series of investigations into the most widely-used programming languages. Previously we spoke to Alfred v. Aho of AWK fame, and in this article we chat to Chet Ramey about his experience maintaining Bash.

Got Vision?

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Linux

ofb.biz: Seven years ago this week I published my first online commentary piece. The topic was the predicted death of the Linux desktop brought on by the demise of Eazel, the original developer of GNOME’s Nautilus file manager. A lot has happened since that time, but not precisely how I would have predicted it would. Let’s review.

Learn 10 more good UNIX usage habits

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News

As a follow-up to Michael Stutz's excellent article, this article provides 10 more good habits to adopt that will improve your UNIX command-line efficiency. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, and discover exactly why these 10 UNIX habits are worth picking up!

gNewSense distro frees Ubuntu

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Linux

linux.com: Free software lovers can rejoice at this month's release of gNewSense 2.0 (pronounced "guh-new-sense"), the latest version of the popular distribution based on Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Code-named DeltaH, this operating system includes only software where users have the right to run, study, adapt, redistribute, and improve all of the software and code.

An Impressive Week with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: I was surprised to find that Ubuntu loaded very quickly (less than an hour), and seemed to run just fine, so I decided to continue working with it, testing various parts of it, to see how far they have come. After a week, I would say that the answer is that they have come a long, long way! I am impressed. Very, very impressed.

Firefox Or Flock? Or Both?

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Moz/FF

informationweek.com/blog: With a release candidate of Firefox 3 upon us and the final version set to drop sometime in June, I'm finding myself a bit torn: Do I upgrade to FF3 once it's fully baked, or stay with my current browser? What makes the dilemma all the tougher is that my current browser isn't Firefox 2 -- well, it is, sort of, but not really. It's Flock.

Novell CEO: Red Hat Never in Desktop Linux

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SUSE

internetnews.com: Novell's CEO Ron Hovsepian used the investor call with analysts as an opportunity to land a low blow against Linux rival Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and its desktop Linux business.

The Installer For OpenSUSE 11.0

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phoronix.com: Yesterday OpenSUSE 11.0 RC 1 was released with 578 bug-fixes since OpenSuSE 11.0 beta 3. This summer release of OpenSuSE 11.0 brings quite a bit to the table, among which is a new installer.

Dell’s Ubuntu 8.04 Plans

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Ubuntu

practical-tech.com: According to sources close to Dell, the Austin, Texas computer giant will be pre-installing Ubuntu 8.04 on its laptops and desktops starting in late June.

Remote Backups for Linux and BSD

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Software

raiden.net: Backups are an important element of system maintenance on any system, and should be, at least in my opinion, mandatory for all users to perform regularly. Without doing backups, you could find yourself in a world of hurt.should something bad happen. But there are some things that even the best backup system in the world can't protect you against.

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