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Story PHP and Perl crashing the enterprise party srlinuxx 14/02/2010 - 3:43pm
Story Amarok 2.3 - First Look Video srlinuxx 14/02/2010 - 3:40pm
Story Windows 8 Will Be 'Completely Different', Blog Reveals srlinuxx 7 14/02/2010 - 3:31pm
Story Installing Kernel Updates Without Reboot With Ksplice Uptrack On Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop falko 14/02/2010 - 1:30pm
Story ‘freaking awesome’ – 3D support on nouveau srlinuxx 1 14/02/2010 - 1:58am
Story Top 5 top 5s for Linux srlinuxx 14/02/2010 - 1:19am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/02/2010 - 11:08pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 13/02/2010 - 11:02pm
Story Cross platform doesn’t exists srlinuxx 13/02/2010 - 10:34pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 110 is out srlinuxx 13/02/2010 - 10:32pm

Fox Wars: Debian vs. Mozilla

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Software

Would you believe that two open-source powers are battling over the Firefox Fox logo? Well, believe it.

How To Write a Good Howto

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HowTos

Howtos are always useful, no matter the subject they are about. Whether you are trying to contribute to an Open Source project or to attract traffic to your blog howtos can make the things done. I wrote this list of things to keep in mind while writing a howto.

Potential Photoshop killer Pixel

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Software

According to the results of a survey conducted early this year by Novell, Adobe Photoshop tops users' lists as the most critical application not available on Linux. While Gimp may be a popular free choice, an exciting project from Slovakia called Pixel is a potential Photoshop-killer under development.

Not quite answered: Can open source messaging servers replace Microsoft Exchange?

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Reviews

This week on Linux.com we reviewed Scalix, Open-Xchange, and Zimbra, three of the highest-profile open source alternatives to Microsoft Exchange. All of them have their defects, and all three offer commercial versions that make installation and maintenance easier than it is for their open source versions.

Installing Fedora 5

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HowTos

This chapter shows you how to get a basic installation of Fedora up and running. You will learn how to start installation, as well as specify certain configuration options during the install.

A New JRuby Interview and More

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Interviews

Since the news about Sun and JRuby broke at the beginning of the month, I've tried to stay close to the JRuby team to see what's going on. Our discussion has turned into another interview.

Install Mplayer in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,
DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE(2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs.

Linus Torvalds on the GPL Fight

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Interviews

A new version of a license for open source Linux has caused a storm among the community of open source developers. The kernel developers contend that the Free Software Foundation’s plan to promote GPLv3 has “the potential to inflict massive collateral damage upon our entire ecosystem and jeopardize the very utility and survival of open source.” Now, in an email interview with Red Herring, Mr. Torvalds says this is not as much a “debate” between the kernel developers and the Free Software Foundation “as it is a declaration of different positions.”

Second look at Linux proves persuasive

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MDV

Back in 1991, a brilliant and determined 21-year-old computer science student at the University of Helsinki had an idea. He decided to try his hand at creating his own PC-style operating system. I recently shook the dust off my old Compaq 1800-XL notebook computer to see how easy it would be to install a modern-day Linux operating system.

Linux XP 2006 SR2 - From Russia with Love???

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Linux
Reviews

So the other day I was reading the Weekly review on distrowatch.com and was checking out a recent tidbit on Linux XP that seems to have caused quite a stir on their site. Seems that for the past 7 days, Linux XP has surpassed Ubuntu for number one on their list. To quote Ladislav

A Nickel's Worth of TCL

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Software

The Tool Command Language (TCL), pronounced tickle, is a scripting language and cross platform interpreter. It was designed by Professor John Ousterhout at UC, Berkeley, as a high level embedded language, but is often used to quickly create stand alone applications. Why bother with TCL?

Wall Street Beat: Ill winds for open source?

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OSS

Red Hat Inc.'s woes this week raise the issue of whether IT investors are turning sour on open source. A somewhat disappointing forecast for the next quarter has investors fleeing, just as they have from the company's open-source rival, Novell Inc.

People Behind KDE: Philip Rodrigues

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KDE
Interviews

This week the People Behind KDE series is featuring Philip Rodrigues. He mostly is active as a documentation contributor, but he also does user support and some coding. Enjoy the interview with tonight's star.

Openoffice Template/Clipart Competition

The Documentation Project is holding a competition for templates and
clipart, and there is prize money!

The goal is to increase our trove. Frankly, we don't have enough;
users are feeling deprived. That means over 50 million people.

Why is the GPLv3 debate about Linux?

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Linux

Talked with Chris DiBona and Leslie Hawthorn at Google today. And of course, the GPLv3 debate came up. Strange that the media makes it seem all about Linux.

Google Summer of Code 2006 a Success

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Google

The projects are in and the mentors have filed their evaluations. In the final tally, it looks like Google's Summer of Code 2006 was a success.

Gartner: Linux Not About to Do Damage to Windows

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Linux

Microsoft Windows will not suffer irreparable damage on the server side at the hands of the Linux operating system over the next five years, Gartner analyst George Weiss told attendees at the Gartner Open Source Summit here September 28.

Also: OSDL: Patent Infringement Not a Real Open-Source Threat

Get started with GAWK: AWK language fundamentals

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Linux

Discover the basic concepts of the AWK text-processing and pattern-scanning language. This tutorial gets you started programming in AWK: You'll learn how AWK reads and sorts its input data, run AWK programs, manipulate data and perform complex pattern matching. When you're finished, you'll also understand GNU AWK (GAWK).

Debian's in fine health?

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Linux

After my recent story asking the question, "Is Debian Dying?" I received several email messages. By far the best of them was by C. J. Fearnley, CEO of LinuxForce Inc., a Linux service provider, and a long-time Debian developer. Here's what Fearnley had to say in defense of Debian:

Linux: Suspend and Resume

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Linux

A recent thread on the lkml explored the current state of suspend and resume in the Linux kernel. Nigel Cunningham responded to a patch for uswsusp exclaiming, "guys! Why can't you see yet that all this uswsusp business is sheer lunacy?"

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