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Story Gaming boards run Linux srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 11:47pm
Story Microsoft's embrace of MySQL could kill it srlinuxx 1 20/11/2009 - 11:28pm
Story Does Linus Torvalds Hate Freedom? srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 10:04pm
Story linux love, gentoo love! srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 10:02pm
Story openSUSE 11.2-- Incremental Updates, Plenty of Polish srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 10:00pm
Story ChromeOS first impressions srlinuxx 1 20/11/2009 - 8:54pm
Story 10 easy steps to Ubuntu freedom srlinuxx 1 20/11/2009 - 8:41pm
Story Xandros Launches Apps2Market srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 8:06pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 3) - Storage srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 8:00pm
Story Knoppix Live CD distro rev'd srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 6:46pm

Freespire: A Linux Distro For When You Couldn't Care Less About Freedom

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Linux

Here's something nauseating. Linspire has announced at the 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit their latest "We'd like to make money from the community's free stuff without honoring community values" strategy. They hope you'll help them compromise by contributing to Freespire, which the article describes as a "community-driven distro" that includes proprietary software. Um...what community is that?

Linux on Desktop Warming Up

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Linux

Linux on the desktop is still mostly a pipe dream because few large organizations are ready to make the switch, but that didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of proponents at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston two weeks ago.

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KDE 3: All About the Apps - Part 2

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KDE

Two weeks ago, you read about several apps which keep KDE 3.5 alive. Today's issue of the mini-series provides even more reasons to love KDE. Covered applications include Krita, the image and painting application, Guidance, a configuration tool, frontends to Beagle and finally Scribus, the Qt-based DTP application.

LGP to publish Cold War

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Gaming

LGP agreed to publish the new game, Cold War by Mindware Studios. Linux Cold War is a mixed third-first person shooter similar to Splinter Cell and follows the story of a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R.

Also: America's Army Linux No Longer Supported

Security through visibility: The secrets of open source security

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OSS

Debates rage across the Internet about the comparative security of Microsoft Windows and Linux-based operating systems. Many people have vested and biased interests in their positions on the matter. Misconceptions born of incomplete knowledge and logical fallacies contribute to the confusion and the heat of the debate. Advertising campaigns attempt to cast their sponsors in the best possible light, and partisan studies use massaged statistical data to produce apparently authoritative and objective, but ultimately no less biased and suspicious, facts to bolster arguments.

How shortcuts and AutoText can make you more efficient

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HowTos

If you try to find some zingy Mark Twain or Dorothy Parker quote to open an article on shortcuts in OpenOffice.org, you'll find that there's just not much there. Few people of wit have chosen to opine on shortcuts. Those who have done so tend to think shortcuts are the path straight to hell. I, on the other hand, think they're grrrreat! At least, the OpenOffice.org shortcut features are. I'll go over two of my favorites in this article.

Rebuttal to Rob Enderle's Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS

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Linux

Yesterday TechNewsWorld published an opinion piece authored by Rob Enderle where he opines, “Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS”. This is a rebuttal to that article.

Thank you, Mr. McNealy

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Misc

Never forget that while he was unable to right Sun in recent years, McNealy wasn't just an industry giant. He changed the IT world forever.

In 1982, Scott McNealy founded Sun Microsystems with three graduate student friends -- Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy, and Vinod Khosla from Stanford University.

I doubt they knew they were making history.

Open-Xchange Announces Comprehensive Feature Upgrade for Community Edition

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OS

Open-Xchange, Inc. today released a comprehensive feature update for the community edition of Open-Xchange Server -- adding more than 100 improvements in the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software and also released the core content under a Creative Commons Deed.

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Linux supporters deliver desktop standards

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Linux

The Free Standards Group is due to launch version 3.1 of its Linux Standards Base, delivering the first fruits of its LSB Desktop Project to create new standards for Linux on the desktop.

How to use open source with confidence

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OSS

Open source software allows businesses to use cutting edge code without licence fees. Sadly nothing comes for free, and a lot of scaremongering has followed its rise.

Running .Net applications on Linux with Mono

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HowTos

Imagine the fate of your company rests on your completing your new Linux project on time. You have a crack team of first-class developers, but they're all .Net programmers. What are you going to do? Admit that Windows is better that Linux? Cry? Resign? No, you're going to install Mono and save the world!

Firefox Zero-Day DoS Discovered

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Moz/FF

A Javascript handling issue in the latest version of the Firefox 1.5.0.2 browser can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow and crash the browser.

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YaST (Yet another SUSE 10.1 RC2 Trial), Part 1

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Reviews

Even though I swore I'd keep Fedora Core around for a while, it only took 3 months before I replaced it with Suse (again). It's all Xgl's fault. The Kororaa Live CD is very cool. Since Xgl was created by a Novell engineer, and there are Xgl binaries for Suse, and since Suse is coming out with a new version, and (fintally!) since Xgl hasn't made it into Debian Sid yet, it made sense to install Suse to use as an Xgl testbed.

Waiting for Xawtv 4 - DVB & mpeg2

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Software
Reviews
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I got brave and updated my beloved gentoo's xorg from 6.8.2-rsomething to the modular 7.0 this morning. Among many others, I tested my gimp, openoffice, mozilla, and my games. Nothing seemed broken. In fact, things seemed just fine. ...Until I fired up my trusted xawtv-3.95. It had problems. I was desperate enough to download the cvs snapshot of xawtv4 from February to test.

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Mind Map of Linux distributions - Version 2

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Linux

A few days back, I had posted a mind map of Linux distributions on this blog. And I received a flood of suggestions, criticisms and ideas. I have included (almost) all the ideas and suggestions.

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