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Story some software stuff srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 7:00pm
Story Open source software license enforcement actions on the rise srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 6:52pm
Story Manage Your Schedule with Day Planner srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 6:49pm
Story The Ubuntu Release Cycle srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 6:01pm
Story Why is Chrome OS going to be successful? srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 5:58pm
Story Sales continue to decline at Novell srlinuxx 1 05/12/2009 - 10:33am
Blog entry The Era Of Free Software Is Not Far linkin47 05/12/2009 - 6:59am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 2:00am
Story 'Ubuntu Needs a Longer Release Schedule!' srlinuxx 6 05/12/2009 - 12:27am
Story From the archives: the best graphics tools of 2001 srlinuxx 04/12/2009 - 11:04pm

SCO's hometown paper sees bad things coming

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OS

SCO's Linux and IBM lawsuits haven't been going well, and the stock market's beginning to notice. SCO's hometown newspaper, the Salt Lake City Tribune, notes that SCO's stock has fallen from its October 2003 high of $20.50 per share to an August 1 close of $2.28.

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Frets On Fire

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Gaming

Unreal Voodoo, a group of talented finnish people dedicated in bringing you the finest in multimedia presentations, has released their brand new amazing opensource game, made with Amanith Framework: Frets On Fire!

Reiser4 Internal Abstraction Layer

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Linux

The ongoing discussion about the Reiser4 filesystem continues on the lkml. Jeff Garzik discussed the complexity introduced by a plugin layer, suggesting it is really a second VFS. Linux creator Linus Torvalds weighed in on the discussion, "as long you call them 'plugins' and treat them as such, I (and I suspect a lot of other people) are totally uninterested.

Firefox Surpasses 200 Million Downloads

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has passed the 200 millionth download of Firefox, and has taken the opportunity to thank its most fervent fans for their work in supporing the open-source Web browser.

The Geekword Puzzle

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Gaming

This month, in the spirit of "Making Linux a Little More Fun", I decided to try my hand at a Linux crossword puzzle. This presented a number of interesting challenges. In any case, the result of all the cogitation, agitation, and meditation is presented here for your enjoyment; I hope you have as much fun... yeah, that's the word... solving it as I had designing it!

Book Review: How to Break Web Software

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Reviews

How to Break Web Software should be a mandatory addition to any one who is responsible for the security of a Web site. It’s eye-opening, descriptive, and provides understandable step-by-step exploits that can be tested on your own site.

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KDE 3.5.4 Released With New Features

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KDE

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.4, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

LinuxWorld San Francisco And The Computer Museum Team-Up To Make History

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Linux

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, in conjunction with the Computer History Museum, recently joined forces in conducting a nationwide search for Linux and open source related memorabilia. The search was carried out as one of the many planned events at this year's Expo to recognize the 15 year anniversary of the kernel and preserve its revolutionary part of computer history. Selected items received will be added to the museum's collection in Mountain View, CA for its permanent collection.

Triggering software events from hardware changes with HAL and Ivman

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HowTos

Traditionally on a Unix-like system like GNU/Linux you must mount a device such as a CD-ROM before being able to use it. This is one of the biggest complaints from newcomers, especially Windows refugees. The latest versions of the GNOME and KDE desktop environments offer automounting functionality, and some distributions (such as Ubuntu and its derivatives) have it enabled by default. If you choose not to use any of these environments, here's an alternative solution.

OSS moving into government

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OSS

Open source software will become increasingly important for governments around the world Gartner analyst Andrea DiMaio said yesterday. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, DiMaio said motivations like reducing fixed-term licence fees and developing local ICT industries were among the most important drivers for most governments to switch to open source software.

Rethinking the Future of Open Source Licenses

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OSS

It is impossible to underestimate the importance of Open Source software and, as a result, the Open Source licenses. There's a lot to think about in the land of Open Source these days, much discussion, and much discussiion to come. And there is much rethinking.

SGI reports Linux-aided world record

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SUSE

As the US computer manufacturer SGI reports, one of its Altix 4700 systems has outpaced the previous STREAM Triad benchmark record by a factor of 4, achieving a sustained memory bandwidth of 4.35 terabytes per second.

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Alixe v0.08c Standard Screenshots

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Linux

For your viewing pleasure today we have up some shots from the recently released Alixe v0.08c Standard edition. This distribution is built upon the SLAX LiveCD, but is oriented for French-speaking regions of Canada. Alixe v0.08c STD includes the 2.6.16.22 kernel, KDE v3.5.3, and all of the SLAX 5.1.7b KillBill packages. This French LiveCD weighs in at 250MB.

KDE at LugRadio Live 2006

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KDE

"Wow, that's impressive!" was one of many comments made by visitors to the KDE stand at LUG Radio Live 06. Five of the KDE-GB crew attended the two day event in Wolverhampton demonstrating the latest Kubuntu distribution, Dapper Drake, and the finest KDE applications, including Digikam, to over 400 attendees.

Changing the Ubuntu look

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This article will detail how to mold the Ubuntu Gnome desktop into anything you want it to be. Follow along and watch while I take a stock Ubuntu desktop and transform it something really slick!

Also: Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu

Spanish Region Goes Entirely Open Source

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OSS

The Spanish region of Extremadura has gone open source, deciding to move its entire administration to Linux and open-source software within a year.

Book Review: Unix to Linux Porting - A Comprehensive Reference

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Reviews

In this age of numerous flavours of Unix and Linux OSes, it is imperative that applications are developed to work on a vast majority of them. But historically, Unix had been fractured. This book aims to be a capacious guide for developers who are into porting Unix applications to Linux.

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