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Story Secure Boot bootloader for distributions available now srlinuxx 01/12/2012 - 5:06pm
Story Wishtel to launch sub-Rs 3,000 tablet srlinuxx 01/12/2012 - 4:45pm
Poll RSS Feeds srlinuxx 01/12/2012 - 4:43pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/12/2012 - 3:34am
Story Mint Team Rushes out 14.1 Update srlinuxx 01/12/2012 - 3:26am
Story Xubuntu 12.10 review - Very nice srlinuxx 30/11/2012 - 11:09pm
Story How-to: Picking a desktop environment in Linux srlinuxx 30/11/2012 - 11:08pm
Story Slax 7.0 RC2 – Mini KDE 4 srlinuxx 30/11/2012 - 9:17pm
Story Debian veteran Garbee to keynote at LCA srlinuxx 30/11/2012 - 9:16pm
Story Why Open Source Software is More Secure srlinuxx 30/11/2012 - 9:11pm

Ulteo releases Linux desktop; bent on world dominatio

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: When we last left our favorite evil geniuses at Ulteo, they were diligently plugging away at making OpenOffice.org applications accessible through a browser. Now, they've taken their plans for global domination one step further with Ulteo Application System.

Damn Small 4.3: Damn Fast, too

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Damn Small Linux has traditionally been my favorite of the ultra-light distributions. Its contemporaries (Puppy, etc.) are very capable, but for some reason I've always had a special place for DSL.

Hands on With Wubi

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Ubuntu

foogazi.com: For what Wubi claims to be able to do, I’m somewhat surprised that I haven’t heard more about it. Basically, you can install Ubuntu from Windows and then boot to Linux or Windows without having to do any kind of Grub trickery or anything.

A quick look at the spring GNU/Linux distributions

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: It’s really the most wonderful time of the year. Out of the top 6 GNU/Linux distributions (according to DistroWatch.com), four are releasing or have released builds between April and June. What’s new in Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE?

Why Open Source Software Developers are Good Marketers

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Software

As I looked introspectively into these stories I wondered how relevant they were. I came to a realization that while the one of the most commonly espoused virtues of open source is more eyeballs generating better code that perhaps one of the least mentioned strengths is their marketing ability.

Eleven Tips for New Xfce Users

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Software

earthweb.com: Last year's DesktopLinux.com's survey showed Xfce was the third most popular desktop environment. If you want to investigate Xfce, what you want to watch for are the features that are either unique or else essential or hard to find, like the ones listed below. They may just tip your decision about which desktop to use.

The X300 Review, Part 2: Running Ubuntu Hardy

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Hardware
Ubuntu

redmonk.com: Previously, on tecosystems: part 1 of our intrepid review of the X300, wherein we say nice things about Lenovo’s latest effort. Linux is my preferred desktop operating system. So, by popular request, the rundown on running Linux on the X300.

Fedora goes to a community-dominated board

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Linux

lwn.net: Fedora project leader Paul Frields has announced a change in the way the Fedora board is elected; as of the upcoming election, five of the nine seets will be elected by the community, while four will be appointed by Red Hat. So Red Hat will no longer select a majority of the board.

GNOME 2.24 Excitement Begins Tomorrow

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Software

phoronix.com: GNOME 2.22.0 was only released last month, but being released tomorrow is the first development release in the path towards GNOME 2.24.0. This first development release will be dubbed GNOME 2.23.1, with GNOME 2.23 being the unstable branch.

Exciting arcade action in glorious ASCII

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Gaming

marcelgagne.com: Low tech games for a high tech world . . . Who says you need a fancy high-end graphics card to play some great Linux games? Heck, who says you need graphics at all?

Top OLPC Executive Resigns After Restructuring

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OLPC

pcworld.com: Drastic internal restructuring at the One Laptop Per Child Project has led to the resignation of one of the nonprofit's top executives from the effort. Walter Bender, the former president of software and content at OLPC, has left.

Also: Will OLPC Abandon Open Source?

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring With KDE

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (with the KDE desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Imagine There’s No Penguins

  • Wired Asks the Wrong Question about Open Source
  • New Mandriva Linux is quite nice
  • Distributions and interactions
  • HPLIP troubles in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Tokamak Sprint Turns Plasma Upside-Down
  • Linux Desktop System Test "Stack"
  • A phony headline for a phony story
  • Drupal wins 2008 Webware 100 award
  • Linux Goes To War
  • Quick hex / decimal conversion using CLI
  • Useful Widgets for the Opera Browser
  • I Sense Serious Changes
  • Reinstalling Ubuntu Without an ISO Image

Kernel space: Bisection divides users and developers

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linuxworld.com: The last couple of years have seen a renewed push within the kernel community to avoid regressions. When a patch is found to have broken something that used to work, a fix must be merged or the offending patch will be removed from the kernel. It's a straightforward and logical idea, but there's one little problem.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 3x the fun…Triple Monitor Gaming!

  • Create a Logo from the Command Line
  • Wirelessly Sync an iPhone or iPod Touch with Ubuntu
  • Extracting columns and fields from a text file
  • Easy Customization of Firefox With Configuration Mania
  • Getting my wireless card working in Debian
  • Try IRC with Irssi to communicate via chat
  • Functions Vs. Subroutines In Perl And Bash - Palindromes Revisited

Defense wraps up closing argument in Hans Reiser trial

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Reiser

sfgate.com (AP): The defense attorney for a software programmer accused of killing his estranged wife told jurors Monday the prosecution hasn't proved the woman is dead, let alone murdered.

Media collection software in GNU/Linux

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Software

polishlinux.org: Around three years ago, when I began my adventure with ‘the penguin’, I had been looking for an application to catalog CDs. They were either ugly, or limited in functionality. This time, I didn’t think of giving up. In the repo I found mainly the old and abandoned (for nearly four years) GTKtalog, CdCat, Kat and Katalog and a program which made me stop for a moment - GWhere.

Hardy Heron reflects Ubuntu Linux ambitions

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Ubuntu
  • Hardy Heron reflects Ubuntu Linux ambitions

  • Ubuntu Linux takes on enterprise server market with new OS
  • Ubuntu 7.10 - Final Review

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

amateurscientist18.blogspot: Its almost an year that I had my first date with PCLinuxOS. I was pretty comfortable with it from day 1. It came well bundled with a host of applications, both Geeky and non-Geeky.

Debian Weekly News - April 21st, 2008

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to the first issue of the Debian Project News, the newsletter for the Debian community! From now on we'll keep you informed about recent events and interesting developments in and around the Debian Community on a biweekly basis. But we could still use some help, so feel free.

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