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Story A question to Microsoft? Whats unique about Windows 7? srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 8:51pm
Story How Overhyping Killed KDE 4 srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 7:37pm
Story Will my program work on all Linux distributions? srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 7:33pm
Story Fedora 11 Review srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 5:13pm
Story I give up. srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 5:10pm
Story People of openSUSE: Lars Müller srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 5:09pm
Story 15 Mythical and Humorous Facts About Richard Stallman srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 5:08pm
Story Xenon: An Inspired Linux Project srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 5:06pm
Story First Look: Fedora 11 srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 5:04pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 13/06/2009 - 10:18am

All Hail! King of the Minis: DSL

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Linux
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Everybody's favorite itty bitty distro released a RC1 of version 2.0 as announced on Distrowatch and damnsmalllinux.org. Everytime I boot damn small linux I marvel at the accomplishments found in that remarkable system. It never fails to floor me how so many useful applications can be cram-packed into less than 50mbs. Another characteristic of this distro, or more accurately its developers, is the release fast and release often philosophy. Those guys never let any grass grow under their feet. Seems like they just released 1.5 and yet 2.0 is imminent. Although most new features and improvements took place under the hood, there are some improvements on the surface. As usual, there's a new theme to go with the release and as such, not only is Damn Small Linux still the portable workhorse we all know and love, but also sports a nice fresh look.

So You'd Like To Use MySQL...

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HowTos

In this article, Jon Stephens shares how you can obtain and install a MySQL database for your Linux system. He provides lots of beginner instructions including use of the MySQL Monitor, a tool for using and adminstering MySQL that's part of the basic distribution.

Microsoft to deliver Unix conference keynote

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Microsoft

Microsoft will use a massive gathering of Unix, Linux and open-source professionals in Sydney next week to demonstrate interoperability between Unix and Windows systems.

Breezy makes Tectonic eat its words

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Linux
Reviews

When Tectonic ran my review on the Ubuntu Breezy preview, I wasn't too generous: "Overall, I'm impressed but not amazed by Breezy." Having used it since then as my primary desktop, and having felt the affects of every update as Breezy became more stable and generally better, I now eat my words. Indeed, I am amazed.

OpenOffice.org Delays Version 2.0 Release

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Software

The planned fifth-anniversary release of the ODF-compliant MS Office alternative has been pushed back to allow time for key bug fixes.

watchdogs & EU say M$ still in its sights

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Microsoft

South Korea's antitrust watchdog said yesterday that it would continue to investigate allegations that Microsoft Corp engaged in unfair trade practices, despite the software giant's settlement of a case with a US rival.

The settlement will be "completely irrelevant," EU spokesman Jonathan Todd said.

KDE 3.4.3 Released

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KDE

KDE 3.4.3 has been released. This release includes many bugfixes and increased translation coverage compared to previous versions. Although the concentration was on bug fixes, users are stating that this release also sports faster performance and improved font rendering.

Linux, open source profitable, stable and on the minds of CIOs

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OSS

With the landscape for OSS changing every day and with the Open Source Business Conference less than a month away, conference director Matt Asay took some time to discuss some of those transformations -- both good and bad.

Writing a Program to Control OpenOffice.org

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OOo

In Part 1, we studied the fundamental concepts of OpenOffice.org's software development kit (SDK) and how the SDK can be used to communicate with the OOo programs. We now are ready to write an application.

Linux vs. Macintosh

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Linux
Mac

The fact is that Linux is the perfect answer to proprietary software like Apple. I strongly believe that Linux has shown us a path to achieve that goal of bridging the digital divide. Apple could learn a few things from this.

New MySQL database may ship next month

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Software

MySQL is eyeing a November release date for Version 5 of its open-source database, a major upgrade that the company hopes will make it a bigger player among enterprise customers.

A kinder and gentler Microsoft?

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Microsoft

The software giant has made nice with competitors but analysts think it's the same old Microsoft. Several analysts said that rivals, and investors, shouldn't be fooled.

Tango Project aims to simplify, beautify Linux desktops

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Software

Introducing the Tango Project, a collaborative effort on the part of a variety of software designers and artists to unify the visual style of software on Linux and other open-source desktops.

LinuxWorld UK Impresses With Depth

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Linux

Last week's LinuxWorld UK may not have been the biggest Linux show around, but LinuxPlanet editor Martin C. Brown was more than a little impressed by the depth of the vendors and presentations there. Linux is still running strong in Europe and momentum couldn't be higher.

Open Source Attracts Public Sector

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OSS

Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money.

Nokia Declares War Against Microsoft

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Sci/Tech

Nokia's introduction of its new ESeries smartphones was more than just another product announcement. It was an open declaration of war against Microsoft. With both of them squarely targeting the North American enterprise, this could be an absolutely fascinating battle.

Why Linux isn't too fat & MS hurts customers

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OSS

As people make the transition from Windows to the increasingly popular Linux operating system and open source applications, many questions arise. In this SearchOpenSource.com interview, Van der Linden explains why users should make the jump to Linux for reasons such as cost, security and convenience.

Stuck on Stux

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Linux
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Stux Linux is an unique Linux distribution. Version 0.8.1 was released on the 7th and Distrowatch reports, "The new version is a quick bug-fix update to the new 0.8 series, which the developers launched a week ago. Some of the new features include: "Based on Slackware Linux 10.2 and Knoppix 3.7 for kernel and modules; all procedure and interfaces have been substantially reviewed; added boot option 'toram' to load STUX image in RAM and run from there; STUX Network Panel added - configure network for dial-up, ADSL, ethernet and wireless connections; STUX Media Center added; USB support enhanced; hard disk and USB installation process enhanced; created BitTorrent UI, also integrated in Firefox....""

Grisoft predicts Linux virus plague

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Security

Grisoft, makers of the popular AVG Anti-Virus offering, has warned that it is "only a matter of time" before Linux becomes widely targeted by virus and malware writers.

IBM to Contribute Software Development Blueprints to Open Source Community

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OSS

IBM today announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software practitioners adopt and share best practices for software development.

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