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Story 5 Wallpapers that ain't flowers srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:52pm
Story GIMP 2.7.1 Officially Announced srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:51pm
Story Libre Graphics Magazine #0 srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:44pm
Story The new Ubuntu look srlinuxx 2 03/07/2010 - 8:50am
Story How to install an application in Ubuntu? dancairns 03/07/2010 - 8:41am
Story Mandriva 2010 Spring ISOs coming srlinuxx 5 03/07/2010 - 5:59am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 4:25am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:54am
Story The tech behind my comedy troupe. srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 2:19am
Story One Stop Shop for Ubuntu Customizations srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 2:16am

More on Eye Candy: Awn on OpenSuse 10.2 (with Gnome/XGL)

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HowTos

I’ve had two pieces of eye candy on my mind lately - Beryl and Awn. Beryl has some cool features like making your close windows burn up in flames. Very cool looking. Well, I chose to try out Awn today. I installed it on my OpenSUSE 10.2 system.

Switching to Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

Okay, I am now in the process of, maybe, switching to Ubuntu Linux from Windows. I have read way too many “bad” reviews of Vista. One minute it’s the cat’s meow, the next it won’t run right unless you have a minimum of 4 Gigs of RAM. Sheesh. Thus the (more than likely) changeover.

Open Source Odds and Sods: Sightings from the Ecosystem

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OSS

A number of interesting events have happened this week in the heady whirl that is open source that I thought deserved further examination; especially since the conventional wisdom regarding their meaning is, in my view, misplaced. All of them have an entertaining aspect as well, making for an enjoyable tour through the topics.

Cisco backtracks on open source promise

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OSS

After promising to turn the client software for its CTA (Cisco Trust Agent) into an open-source application, Bob Gleichauf, CTO of Cisco's Security Technology Group, said that the company has not made up its mind yet about the future of the software.

15 of the most useful Linux resources available

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Linux

As someone who has dabbled in Linux a little here and there I've always found it useful to have a batch of handy links available. I've therefore taken it upon myself to compile some of the most useful resources on the net and shall present them in this article.

Puppy 2.14 boasts improved architecture, apps

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Linux

Founder and chief maintainer Barry Kauler on Feb. 20 announced the release of Puppy Linux 2.14, featuring a 2.6.18.1 kernel and the JWM desktop environment. Kauler said this new edition sports "major improvements" in its architecture and application set.

The Apache Software Foundation, Under the Hood

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Software

Mention "Apache" to a crowd of system administrators, and group-think conjures up the well-known Web server. But today, more than a decade later, the Web server is just one of dozens of open source software projects developed under the ASF's auspices.

History (and standards) are written by the winners

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OSS

The Open Solutions Alliance launched the other day at LinuxWorld. If you read my InfoWorld blog, you know that I’m not a big fan of the OSA. But it’s not personal to the OSA. Why? Because customers don’t buy from committees. They buy from companies.

Review: Foresight Linux 1.0

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Linux
Reviews

Foresight Linux brings yet another new take on package management to Linux. It uses’s rPath’s Conary system as its package management and administration interface. It aims to be an easy to use desktop system featuring the latest GNOME-based technologies.

First $150 laptops arrive in Africa

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OLPC

African countries will be among the first to roll out $150 laptops, after officials announced they would start receiving products from the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) initiative.

Q&A: Why Union Bank scrapped AIX for Red Hat

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Interviews

As Linux establishes itself as a mainstream operating system, and open source tools and applications prove their enterprise readiness, a growing number of organizations are talking publicly about their open source deployments and direction. Recently, Mok Choe, CTO at Union Bank in Monterrey Park, Calif., spoke with Network World Senior Editor Jennifer Mears about the financial institution’s decision to scrap proprietary Unix systems for commodity servers running Red Hat Linux.

Best Bash Tips Explained, Mysql, and other howtos

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HowTos

The bash shell is just amazing. There are so many tasks that can be simplified using its handy features. This tutorial tells about some of those features, explains what exactly they do and learns you how to use them.

The Road to KDE 4: CMake, a New Build System for KDE

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KDE

When a project with the size and scope of KDE gets to be as big as it is, sometimes changing a decision established almost a decade earlier is very difficult. KDE has relied on autotools to build most of the project since its inception, but for the last year, KDE 4 has been building with CMake, a newer build system that is rapidly becoming a heavyweight contender in the world of buildsystems.

Extensions and more coming to Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

Firefox 3 development keeps going on and more details of what features are at least being considered for inclusion keep appearing as well. A major topic is the revision of some currently available extensions for their possible inclusion in Firefox 3.

AMD 8.34.8 Display Driver

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Software

If the X-Video movie playback bug with x86_64 Linux previously affected you, fear no more! Introducing the AMD fglrx 8.34.8 Linux display driver corrects this long-standing issue. There have also been a few bugs corrected in 8.34.8 along with official Radeon Xpress X1250 support, but other than that, this month serves as more of a maintenance release.

Dell gives desktop Linux its "full attention"

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Linux

In an attempt to boost its sagging fortunes, Dell, one of the leading PC makers in America, recently launched the Dell Idea Storm website to solicit ideas on how to get Dell back to the top. The most popular idea so far? Desktops with pre-installed Linux.

InstallJammer, a self-executing installer for Linux

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Software

In the crowded Linux packaging landscape, it would be easy to overlook Damon Courtney's InstallJammer. However, InstallJammer, which provides self-executing installers for Linux and other operating systems is well worth a look. Version 1.1 was released recently with a number of new features, including support for RPM and Debian package databases, console-based installs, new platforms, and much more.

Eric S. Raymond: Goodbye Fedora, Hello Ubuntu

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Linux

After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I reached my limit today, when an attempt to upgrade one (1) package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable.

Jono Bacon: New Ubuntu community toys

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Ubuntu

I have always believed in open community processes. Those companies who have shown a commitment to open processes have been more successful in the Open Source and free software world. Creating an open community is only half of the challenge though, I am keen to achieve the dizzy heights of open and effective community.

Opening up an open-source roadblock

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OSS

The open-source community is being roiled by the recent deal between Microsoft and Novell. The Free Software Foundation wants to use the ongoing revision of the General Public License that controls Linux and other major open-source programs to hamstring this deal and to prevent other software distributors, whether proprietary or open-source, from adopting anything similar.

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