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FSF Clarifies 'Inaccurate' Information About GPLv3

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation has moved to clarify what it says is inaccurate information being presented about the second discussion draft of the next version of the GNU General Public License.

Open-source developer's wife still missing, reward offered

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Reiser

Nina Reiser, the estranged wife of well-known open-source programmer Hans Reiser, is still missing and a $15,000 reward for information about her is now being offered by the Oakland, Calif. police department.

Review: Mesk Audio Player 0.2.1

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Reviews

There are numerous audio players designed especially for GNOME. Single GnomeFiles repository lists over 60 of them. However, the problem lays in quality rather than quantity. Recently I’ve been looking for an audio player that would resemble the famous Windows player called Foobar 2000. I have found a lot of clones, and just a few original applications. Mesk audio player was among the latter.

Your TV Guide under Linux!

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HowTos

What do most people have in common? They watch TV! In fact, if you're like most people you probably watch TV a lot. For this you need a pleasant and effective way to know in advance what's on TV, at what time and on which channel.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0 RC1

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. will unveil a release candidate of Firefox 2.0 later Tuesday, the next step toward finalizing the browser's first major upgrade in a year.

Unix To Surpass Linux?

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OS

Tom Yager dusted off his crystal ball this morning in order to answer the question "where will Linux thrive?" He also made a prediction regarding the effect of Apple's Unix on the future of Linux.

Linux: Red Hat on Deck

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Linux

Wall Street will be looking to Red Hat earnings for clues on the progress of its JBoss acquisition. Red Hat shares dipped $0.60, or about 2 percent, to $25.47 in morning trading.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Released

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Linux

Linuxlookup.com is reporting on Mandriva's introduction to its brand new product: Mandriva Linux 2007. This new version of the operating system was designed to be an even better fit for the needs and expectations all users, from the beginner to the SOHO user.

Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Installation Walkthrough with Screenshots

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Linux
Ubuntu
HowTos

Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.

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Python: Thinking differently

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Software

For those who followed my PHP tutorials, it should be pretty clear by now that I'm a PHP fan at heart. That's why it was a surprise even to myself that I started learning -- and enjoying -- Python.

Why Torvalds is sitting out the GPLv3 process

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OSS

Why isn't Linus Torvalds involved with the drafting of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPL)? Torvalds gives his reasons as a dislike of committees, an inability to contribute in his preferred way, and philosophical differences with the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which he suggests is trying to absorb other licenses under the GPL.

"IE for Linux" hack offers one more reason not to boot Windows

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Misc

A BRAZILIAN web designer got tired of having to boot Windows to see how web pages looked in IE, so he coded a little script allowing anyone to download, install and run IE on Linux.

Novell, Intel Deliver Xen-Enabled Linux for Dual-Core Xeons

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SUSE

Like most Linux programs, Xen, the virtualization software, can run on almost any hardware. But, just like any program, it performs better when it's been optimized for a specific platform.

Why I'll never use Linux for my main desktop

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Linux

This might sound a little harsh coming from a guy who's worked for a Linux company for over six years, but things never seem to get easier. Oh sure, the stuff that was hard to deal with last time is easier, but the new features and the stuff you want to check out this time are just as hard as the old crap was last time.

CLI Magic: See changes word by word with dwdiff

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HowTos

Unix text utilities were designed primarily for programmers and admins, but here's a little secret: the utilities also work well for writers. Instead of using diff to see changes between programs, I often use diff utilities to see what has changed between one version of an article and another. A few weeks ago, I found dwdiff, and found it works even better.

Study: Linux and Windows Costs Equal?

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OS

Marking what could have been a summer-long hiatus in its "Get the Facts" campaign, Microsoft is re-igniting the flames on the argument over whether enterprises spend less to manage Windows systems than Linux systems.

MySQL Drops Support For BerkeleyDB

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Software

Open-source database maker MySQL AB has quietly dropped support for BerkeleyDB, the embedable database Oracle acquired in February.

Debian and Ubuntu Linux Run Levels

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HowTos

Linux run levels are numbered 0 through 6. Run levels stop at six for practical and historical reasons, but it is entirely possible to have more if desired.

Ubuntu tricks - how to mount your Windows partition and make it read/writable

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HowTos

If you’re like me, then you’ve got a dual boot machine running both Windows and Ubuntu. heck, even if you’re not like me it’s entirely possible that you’ll have a dual boot machine. I’ll even allow for a triple boot machine if you like.

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