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Story some press releases srlinuxx 17/09/2009 - 6:49pm
Story 20 Questions for Fake Linus Torvalds srlinuxx 17/09/2009 - 6:46pm
Story The 10 biggest moments in IT history srlinuxx 17/09/2009 - 6:44pm
Story My thoughts on Ubuntu srlinuxx 17/09/2009 - 5:05pm
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Story Seagate Unveils Filesharing Hardware For The Home srlinuxx 17/09/2009 - 3:06pm
Story Intel talks Linux, netbooks and rivalry with ARM srlinuxx 17/09/2009 - 3:05pm
Story Interviews: OpenSUSE's Andreas Jaeger srlinuxx 17/09/2009 - 3:03pm
Story Mozilla Speeds Firefox Updates srlinuxx 17/09/2009 - 12:56pm

California to Hold Hearing Tomorrow on Open Source Software in Election Systems

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OSS

Senator Debra Bowen, chairwoman of the Senate Elections, Reapportionment & Constitutional Amendments Committee today announced a hearing by the committee to look at how private companies, as well as state and federal agencies, have begun using "open source software" and where it can or should be used in California's electoral system.

Richard Stallman on P2P

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Misc

Richard Stallman is the creator of the Free Software movement, the founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation. He has written several programs used in almost all GNU/Linux distributions, such as the GNU C Compiler, the GNU Emacs editor and the GNU Debugger, amongst others. He wrote the GNU GPL, and is also currently co-authoring version 3 of the GPL. He also gave POSIX it's name, the term used to mean most UNIX-like operating systems today. We asked him for his opinions on File Sharing, DRM and some other subjects.

Will public schools use Microsoft or open source?

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OSS

THERE is now a brewing issue on whether government should use Microsoft or open source-based software in the second phase of the "PCs for Public Schools Project" of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), says a government source privy to the bidding.

Upgrading to Firefox 1.5 in Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu
HowTos

I have a few OSes installed on my machine. But Ubuntu is the main distribution I use to do most of my work and Ubuntu breezy has included the web browser firefox 1.0.7 with it. One grouse I have about Ubuntu is the quality of the Firefox web browser bundled with it. So I decided to find ways to upgrade the web browser.

Lighttpd can lighten Apache's load

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HowTos

Is your Apache Web server slowing down under the weight of streaming media content or database-driven applications? Lighttpd, sometimes pronounced "Lighty," is a lightweight HTTP server that can help alleviate Apache's load by serving static content or CGI scripts. Since Lighttpd uses fewer resources per request than Apache alone, it can generally serve most static content faster than Apache.

Novell's biggest open source competitor: Apple

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SUSE

A report by Gartner claims that Novell's stiffest competition for the small and medium business server space will come not from Microsoft, but Apple.

GoblinX goes gold with Premium 2006.1 LiveCD

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Linux

The Brazil-based GoblinX Linux Project Monday announced a LiveCD version of GoblinX Premium 2006.1 edition. Based on Slackware, GoblinX aims to offer a pleasant and functional desktop with standardized icons and themes that make it easy for novice users to learn about available applications, the project said.

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Opera 9p2 Mini Tour

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Software
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Today we were treated to the Opera 9 Technological Preview 2. Featuring some terrific new options, I'm sure we'll start seeing bits and pieces in user's screenshots all over the web. The big new additions are bittorrent support and what they call widgets. I think of them more as applets.

European Linux Integrator Collax Receives Investment from Intel Capital

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Linux

Collax, a European vendor of Linux-based server technology, announced today that Intel Capital has invested as part of the company’s Series A investment round, bringing the total investment to $8.4 million. Previous investors in the round include Atlas Venture Partners and Wellington Partners.
Collax will use the funds to expand its rollout in Europe and enter the U.S. market in Q3 2006 -- capitalizing on the increasing customer demand for low cost, easy-to-use open source-based server solutions.

Opera 9 Pre-2 Released, Opens New Portal

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Software

The latest technology preview of Opera 9 is available today. We've added several big features – including BitTorrent support and Widgets. Give it a shot and let us know what you think.

CLI Magic: ifup, ifdown, ifstatus

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HowTos

I've always assumed that ifup and ifdown were conditional commands that performed their assigned duties only if the interface device in question was up or down, as the command might be. I was dead wrong. I blame my mistake on being a programmer, rather than being stupid, but it's simply too close to call.

Linux Desktops Get a Graphics Boost

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SUSE

The Linux desktop is about to get a 3-D makeover courtesy of Novell.

Novell is contributing a new graphics subsystem called "Xgl" and the associated "Compiz" compositing manager to the granddaddy of all Linux and UNIX windowing infrastructures, X.org.

How to avoid open source licensing pitfalls

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OSS

Open source software can offer users great commercial advantages when care is taken to address intellectual property issues and minimise contractual risks.

Programmers get their own search engine

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Web

Developers can use Google and other search engines to find source code, but it's not easy. A Silicon Valley startup claims to have come up with a better alternative -- a search engine for source code and code-related information.

At the Sounding Edge: Article 24

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Software

In this month's installment, I look at a few notable developments going on in that scene today. Then, I present some specific news about how I'm getting along with LilyPond these days.

AMD Cool n Quiet

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Hardware

Introduced way back with the launch of Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 64 processors was Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, as the successor to PowerNow! Today at Phoronix we are looking at the performance of AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet under Linux when it comes to the CPU temperature, power consumption, and overall desktop performance and usage.

Setting up international character support

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HowTos

Like other operating systems, GNU/Linux is starting to add increased support for international characters. The support is spotty in places, and varies between systems because of differences in keyboards, distributions, fonts, and program support. Even so, if you make a few configuration changes, you can use the keyboard to enter the characters for dozens of languages with only a few problems.

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Do-It Yourself Computing 2: Packages

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Linux

In Linux Land, distributions are often divided into categories based on how they manage software. It's more than just keeping track of what is installed, but what version. The obvious issue is security updates. Software is usually offered in packages.

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