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Story System 76: Making pre-installed Linux hardware a reality srlinuxx 25/05/2009 - 4:25am
Story Top 5 Applications I Can’t Live Without srlinuxx 25/05/2009 - 4:24am
Story Canonical support srlinuxx 25/05/2009 - 4:22am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 11:28pm
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #143 srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 11:24pm
Story Selective list of Plasma changes for KDE 4.3 srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 3:31pm
Story Ryan Gordon On Linux UT3: "still on its way" srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 3:30pm
Story A Few Questions For David Nusinow DD srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 3:29pm
Story Dell now offering Studio XPS 13 with Ubuntu srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 1:06pm
Story Trying Out Moblin srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 1:05pm

A certifiable path to Linux Jobs

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Linux

You don't have to have a Linux certification to get a job working with Linux, but it can't hurt.

Simply working on Linux is easy. Of course, you won't get paid.

The Alpha-Male: Interview with Kenneth Granerud of Wolvix

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Linux
Interviews
-s

As you might know, Wolvix recently appeared on the Linux distribution scene and Tuxmachines has been quite taken with this wonderful offering. As I generally prefer qt-based applications to their gtk counterparts, there must be something special about Wolvix Linux to become one of my top three or four favorite distros. We wanted to try and verbalize what it is. Wolvix features xfce4 as its default desktop and has recently undergone some slight changes in philosophy. This not only did not deter Tuxmachines, it seemed to only endear it more. In fact, we wanted to know more about this wonderful distro and its insightful developer, Kenneth Granerud. So, we posed some questions to which he obliged.

Mandriva: Linux Market Should Make Room

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MDV

Is there room for three in the Linux corporate market?

Red Hat and Novell have become de facto standards in the commercial world. Yet one longtime Linux distributor is betting that corporate customers won’t settle for a two-horse race.

Turning your PC into a multimedia powerhouse

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Linux

Linux is often thought to be inferior to Windows and Mac OS when it comes to multimedia applications. However, by using open source software and a few simple tips, one can easily turn a simple Linux box into a multimedia powerhouse.

The sophist and the open source baking farce

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OSS

One of the biggest threats to open source software has arisen from a most unlikely place - the food and beverage industry.

Accountancy firm dumps Microsoft for OpenOffice

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OSS

The Melbourne member office of international accountancy and business advice provider HLB International is mid-way through the process of replacing its Microsoft Office-based desktop suite with the OpenOffice.org open source alternative.

Novell in the News

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SUSE

While some sites wonder if "Can Open Source Still Save Novell," others report "Novell Is Flush With Good News."

KateOS 2.3: Kicking butt and taking names

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Linux
Reviews
-s

The release of KateOS 2.3 was announced a coupla days ago, and Tuxmachines takes a look at what's new since our last excursion. KateOS was amazing at that point and the developer took time out of his busy schedule to give us some inside information. If history repeats itself, no one will be disappointed.

Linux Magazine Indexes, Searches and Finds Kat

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KDE
Software

Linux Magazine has published an article written by Roberto Cappuccio describing all about his wonderful desktop search environment.

Busy Kat: Desktop Searches with Kat

The desktop search engine offers new and interesting opportunities for users to access information on their own computers.

Ubuntu wraps up a super year

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Linux

The three versions -- Ubuntu (GNOME-based), Kubuntu (KDE-based), and Edubuntu -- are being downloaded with increasing frequency; the distro was named best in show at the London LinuxWorld in September; and now an OSDL survey has it ranked No. 1.

First we take Munich, then we take Berlin....

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Linux

According to a report on Heise Online (currently German language only), the city of Berlin, capital of Germany, is very likely to switch to Linux as currently does Munich.

Portable USB drive boots PCs into Mandriva

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MDV

Hard drive vendor LaCie has teamed up with Mandriva on a bus-powered USB 2.0 harddrive preloaded with desktop Linux.

Debian Alliance Eyes The Enterprise

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Linux

The effort to put a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution into the enterprise consciousness may have picked up some steam this week.

Helix v1.7 Screenshots

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Linux

Helix is a customised distribution of the Knoppix live CD with excellent hardware detection and many applications dedicated to incident response and forensics.

Mozilla claims Firefox 1.5 hole poses minor risk

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Moz/FF
Security

The first Firefox 1.5 security vulnerability, made public Thursday, is not as critical as initially perceived, but a patch will be available to fix it early next year, a Mozilla executive said Thursday.

ATI v8.20.8 Display Drivers

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Reviews

As today's driver release is mainly a maintenance update, we simply compared its Linux performance against that of the previous ATI proprietary drivers from November 11, 2005 that was version 8.19.10.

Tale of a Black Dog

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Linux

What is a Black Dog? It's a complete USB-powered Linux server which fits easily in the palm of your hand.

Open or closed: how the net will be won

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Web

The internet is so deeply entwined with our everyday lives that it makes little sense to talk about it as some fantasy world, with its own set of laws and freedoms.

Mozilla Thunderbird gets Firefox-style tabs

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Software

A developer has added tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client, mimicking one of the most popular features of the Firefox and Opera Web browsers.

Some Thoughts on IBM's Analyst Summit

James and I had a fascinating chat with two of IBM's more notable executives in the open source / Linux spaces.

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