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KpackageKit: future of package managers on your desktop [interview with developers]

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Interviews

polishlinux.org: PackageKit is a system designed to make installing and updating software on your computer easier. The primary design goal is to unify all the software graphical tools used in different distributions. KPackageKit is the KDE interface for PackageKit. Today we talk with Packagekit-Qt and KpackageKit developers about new emerging possibilities in process of managing software on your desktop.

10 Cool Products For An Open Source World

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OSS

crn.com: From mobile phones to network infrastructure to fun desktop applications, here's a look at 10 products that embrace Linux and other open source ways of life.

easys GNU/Linux 4.2 released

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easys GNU/Linux 4.2 has been released and ships the latest KDE Desktop (version 4.1.1) which makes use of QT4. QT3/KDE3-Apps can still be launched with a compat library.

The previous office suite Softmaker Office has been replaced by KOffice which offers enhancements and new functionality like a presentation program. A current version of the Firefox web browser is included.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Omega 10 Desktop Linux

  • When Linux goes bad: the e1000e Ethernet bug
  • What Microsoft Still Does Not Get
  • Open source and the blame game
  • OpenSolaris Granularity
  • Howto: Burn ISO to cdrom from command line
  • What happened to Gentoo?
  • Ubuntu up and running on Pandora
  • OpenOffice.org Power Tools
  • Interview: John VanDyk, Author of Pro Drupal Development
  • Ubuntu vs Windows 2-1
  • Another Open Source Feather In Microsoft's Cap
  • Mini-Review: Asus Eee PC 1000 vs. MSI Wind
  • Review: SuperTux 0.1.3

new podcasts

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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configuring an Apache Linux Server

  • Control Apache with the apachectl command
  • Unix 101: File Attributes
  • Simplify email with Smail
  • Compiz without fglrx on openSUSE 11.1
  • HowTO: Edit Boot Loader to add/modify/delete entries in openSUSE

Plasma slides and a cast

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Working on a set of presentations for a corporate project, Sebastian and I put together some content covering KDE and Plasma topics over the weekend. We thought it would be cool to share some of the results with you.

Red Hat Linux trumps Unix on TCP price/performance test

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techtarget.com: In a recent independent test, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Advanced Platform trumped all other operating systems that process more than 1 million transactions per minute -- and at 22% lower cost than its next closest competitor.

Tools for editing vector graphics in GNU/Linux

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linux.com: Over the last decade, vector graphics have gone from being a revolutionary format to a standard method of rendering computer images -- so much so that they are standard in the KDE 4 desktops. This popularity is based on the fact that, because they represent images as mathematical equations -- usually in SVG format. Free software includes a number of options for working with vector graphics.

Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 3

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linuxjournal.com: The Java Sound API contains strong support for MIDI, but I was surprised to find no full-size MIDI sequencers written for Java. Happily, JavaSound's MIDI capabilities are well-exploited by a variety of applications.

Second MEPIS 8.0 Beta Uploaded For Testing

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mepis.org: Warren has uploaded a second 8.0 beta, MEPIS 7.9.80-beta. MEPIS 8.0 offers up-to-date user applications delivered on top of a Debian Lenny core.

A new image editor for Gnu/Linux

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Nathive is a libre software image editor, but focusing on usability, logic and provide a smooth learning curve for everyone. The project run over Gnome desktop and everyone can colaborate in it with code, translations or ideas.

How Do Companies Make Money with Linux?

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computingtech.blogspot: Open source enthusiasts believe that better software can result from an open source software development model than from proprietary development models. Of course, others can then recompile that product, basically using your product without charge. Here are a few ways that companies are dealing with that issue:

SilverStone Raven RVM01B Mouse with Linux

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phoronix.com: While SilverStone Technology has long been known for their high-end (and very expensive) computer cases such as the Sugo and Temjin series, as of late they've begun manufacturing other computer peripherals. This here is SilverStone's first computer mouse and we are looking at it today.

openSUSE Enlightenment LiveCD

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse: Ladies and Gents! Glad to announce the update of unofficial Enlightenment LiveCD based on OpenSUSE-11.0.

Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: Web-based programs like Google's Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost more and more over time, according to the free software campaigner.

gOS 3: Is it better than Ubuntu?

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howtogeek.com/tuxgeek: Combining the best parts of Mac OS X and Ubuntu, gOS is truly a worthy competitor in the OS wars. It has simplicity, a well designed interface, a rock solid linux core and web apps. But is it good enough? Is it ‘a Linux for the rest of us!’ ?

The Linux Safety Net: Living Fast and Dangerous

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raiden.net: Are we living the fast and dangerous life in Linux just because it's so bullet proof and safe? Think about that. I ask that question because I have honestly found myself in recent months openly ignoring, not consciously mind you, but unconsciously, long held safety and security practices whenever I'm on a Linux or BSD machine.

The Fastest OpenOffice.org Edition

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OOo

oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org comes in several editions produced by different groups. Each edition has its own features, performance improvements, bug fixes, and new bugs. Go-oo in particular boasts performance as a feature with its the slogan, "Better, Faster, Freer," but is there truth in advertising?

New GNOME 2.24 is an incremental improvement

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linux.com: Last week marked the release of GNOME 2.24. Those who already use GNOME will appreciate the new additions, but there's nothing compelling enough in the new version to convince fans of other desktop environments to make a switch.

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Hardware With Linux

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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