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Story Saying Goodbye To PCLOS srlinuxx 08/08/2012 - 3:58am
Story Review: Stella 6.3 srlinuxx 08/08/2012 - 3:54am
Story Which Linux Desktop Will Dominate in the Future? srlinuxx 08/08/2012 - 1:40am
Story Why Firefox is handicapped in browser race srlinuxx 07/08/2012 - 9:34pm
Story Mars Curiosity. Where is Linux? srlinuxx 07/08/2012 - 9:33pm
Story Microsoft is pushing users and vendors to Macs and Linux srlinuxx 07/08/2012 - 9:32pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 07/08/2012 - 7:59am
Story A look at some useful Linux commands srlinuxx 07/08/2012 - 2:32am
Story I want a little penguin powered friend. srlinuxx 07/08/2012 - 2:31am
Story Review of Calculate Linux 12: KDE with a twist! srlinuxx 07/08/2012 - 2:27am

Is open source giving Second Life a second life?

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Dana Blankenhorn: Linden Labs, whose Second Life is so cool yet so lacking in profits it’s been lampooned in an IBM ad, sent out an e-mail alert this week boasting that open source is giving the company, well, a second life.

Mozilla may hold the clues to the future of commercial open source

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OSS

blogs.cnet.com: Much is rightly made about the quality of open-source software like JBoss and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. These, however, are arguably not the source of the quality of the businesses behind them. Their networks were/are.

Best linux programs – Newbie guide

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Software

bi03.co.uk: I`m going to list this out in the same order as my programs menu in xfce. I use my my computer mainly for business but also for some general web/multimedia stuff too.

Happy Birthday LFS

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: It was nine years ago this month that Gerard Beekmans started the very successful project called Linux From Scratch, or LFS for short.

Review: PCLinuxOS 2007, GNOME and MiniMe

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PCLOS

insidesocal.com: What version of Linux has been at the top of the Distrowatch rankings for months now that I've never tried until today? PCLinuxOS. Everybody I know who has runs PCLinuxOS has good things to say about it. Scott Ruecker of LXer and the Los Angeles Daily News' own City Hall reporter Rick Orlov are among those who have used and liked it.

Open Source Apps for Small Biz: Desktop to Backup

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Software

earthweb.com: If the cost of Windows software is stretching your already-thin budget, you'll be happy to learn about the variety of open-source software applications that won't cost you a cent. We run through the alternatives.

Folks at FOSDEM

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Linux
  • KDE Group Photo at FOSDEM 2008

  • FOSDEM: Friday
  • ATI/AMD's Open-Source Plans
  • RadeonHD Update @ FOSDEM 2008
  • Debian Video Streams from Fosdem

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Terminator: A multi-view terminal

  • Static ip address with Debain (and possibly Ubuntu)
  • Mounting A Network Drive On Startup Using Linux Ubuntu 7.10 On A Macbook Pro
  • How to run Turbo C on Ubuntu

Free/Open-source Astronomy Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Astronomy, considered as one of the oldest sciences, is the scientific study of celestial objects outside the Earth's atmosphere. I’ve collected here a list of well-recognized free/open-source Astronomy software. I hope this helps:

Batch renaming with KRename

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fosswire.com: Renaming a big set of files can be a right chore. For example, if you’ve just imported a set of digital photos, they’ll usually have really unhelpful and undescriptive filenames such as DSC_0000.jpg.

Best Buy Spills The Beans On Nokia Internet Tablet With WiMax

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Linux
Hardware

informationweek.com/blog: Last year Nokia confirmed that it is working on a WiMax-equipped version of its N800-series Internet tablet. Until this week, there hadn't been further news of the device. Well, Best Buy pictured an unannounced Nokia N830 Internet tablet in its February Mobile Buyer's Guide.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Online videos, to a VCD, via Linux

  • Ubuntu: Encoding video files
  • Window Placement In Ubuntu with Compiz
  • Preventing fork bombs in Ubuntu
  • HowTo: Do Awk with Loop

The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!

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Linux

mit.edu/~birge/blog: I’m a sucker for a good story and that Linux certainly is: millions of programmers working out of the sheer goodness of their hearts on a project to benefit humanity by providing a free operating system. So, it’s with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux.

Alpha spotting: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: Ubuntu 8.04, a.k.a. Hardy Heron, Alpha 5 hit the wires late Friday evening. I downloaded my copy around 8pm Orlando local time (EST). After super and kitchen duty I sat down and ran the release around the four systems I have at home to see how it worked.

5 reasons why Linux totally Pwnz Windows!

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Linux

infinity-sama.blogspot: When I say Linux here, it mostly refers to Ubuntu and its derivatives, considered as one of the friendliest distros, and a pioneer in bringing Linux to new users.

today's leftovers

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News
  • you can help KDE 4 - no experience necessary

  • Gentoo, Call for Suggestions
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Switching Editors is Hard
  • I am all for individuality but...
  • Weekly Wire with Lisa Hoover (video)
  • Hack-that-desktop-OS contest
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5 :Makes Installation Easy
  • Ubuntu 7.10 is great!
  • Steve Ballmer's song remains the same
  • mod_perl on Debian
  • Inklite?
  • AMD Releases 3D Programming Documentation

howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to dual boot Vista with Ubuntu

  • Extension for cropping in OpenOffice Draw
  • How to Setup a Wireless Ubuntu Router
  • Optimizing Apache Server Performance
  • Do I Need an AntiVirus Program on Linux?
  • Cheap mobile broadband for Linux
  • Short Tip: Mount directories via SSH
  • Manage your Movie Collection with Griffith

The Benefits of Open Source

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sys-con.com: Although organizations are not realizing the full potential benefits of open source due to the way open source projects are currently managed, this does not mean that there are no benefits from developing in open source. Once you get past the “free developer” presumption and carefully look at the larger picture, it becomes clear that open source brings real value.

'Alien Arena 2008' Announced

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Gaming

worthplaying.com: COR Entertainment announced Alien Arena 2008, a complete overhaul and update of the core game. Every player model has been replaced, nearly every weapon model, and nearly one half of the arenas. Sixteen new maps in total. Alien Arena 2008 will be released for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Reality check: Microsoft's open-source promises

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Microsoft

blog.seattlepi: Microsoft made headlines yesterday for its overtures to the open-source software community, including some that practically cast the move as a surrender by the company. But a reality check seems warranted: What is the company really promising here?

Also:

  • Detroit funds sue Yahoo over Microsoft rebuff

  • Microsoft's big openness pledge
  • Is Microsoft All Bark and No Bite Anymore?
  • Does Microsoft really want to be open source's friend?
  • Microsoft the magnanimous?
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