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Story Eye On Ubuntu 10.10 srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 8:18pm
Story Ubuntu: Consumer ready, Enterprise grade. srlinuxx 1 08/04/2010 - 6:43pm
Story Let he who is without proprietary features cast the first stone srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 6:00pm
Story Becoming a "Linux Security Artist" srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 5:58pm
Story How it works: Linux audio explained srlinuxx 1 08/04/2010 - 5:40pm
Story Installing Linux on a Thinkpad X40 with a CF Drive srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 4:02pm
Story Oracle set to disclose MySQL plans next week srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 4:00pm
Story Why Is Free, Open Source Software So Great? srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 3:59pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 1 08/04/2010 - 2:03pm
Story Mandriva Announces Arnaud Laprévote as CEO srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 1:52pm

GPL passes acid test in German court

In a landmark victory for the GPL license, a civil court in Germany has ruled against D-Link Germany GmbH for violating the terms of the most popular free software license. The lawsuit was filed by Harald Welte, a respected Linux hacker who tracks and eliminates illegal use of software protected by the GPL through his gpl-violations.org project. In a brief email exchange, Welte explains the nature of the violation and how he went about collecting evidence.

Moving A GNU/Linux Installation To A Different Partition

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When I had first installed the Gentoo GNU/Linux operating system, my initial plan was to use it just for a couple of weeks before overwriting it by installing some other new distribution. But I started to like it so much. What I did regret a few days ago, though, was the amount of disk space that I had allotted for Gentoo.

OpenOffice.Org thoughts and things

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Software

I do not really like OpenOffice.org. Despite the fact that it technically introduced the Open Document Format to the masses there are not too many good things I could leave on it. Ok, that’s probably a bit too hard: Sure, OpenOffice.org is the only competitor for MSOffice at the moment, and it delivers what most people expect. It also seem to be good enough so that quite a lot of people are backing it.

Linux Ethernet Bonding Configuration

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HowTos

Ethernet bonding refers to aggregating multiple ethernet channels together to form a single channel. This is primarily used for redundancy in ethernet paths or for load balancing. This page refers in particular to performing ethernet bonding under linux, and so does not limit itself to discussion of 802.3ad Trunk Aggregation.

How To Set Up A DHCP Server For Your LAN

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up a DHCP server (ISC-DHCP) for your local network. DHCP is short for "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol", it's a protocol that handles the assignment of IP addresses, subnet masks, default routers, and other IP parameters to client PCs that don't have a static IP address. Such computers try to find a DHCP server in their local network which in turn assigns them an IP address, gateway, etc. so that they can connect to the internet or other computers from the local network.

OpenOffice.org Writer

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Reviews

A year ago, I bought a laptop that did not come preloaded with Microsoft Word. I needed a word processor and I didn't want to give Microsoft $200 for its bloated package of proprietary software, most of which I wouldn't use anyway. The first Word Processor I used was Word Perfect 5.1, with the blue text on a gray background, back when we thought it was cool to own a color monitor. My word processing needs have changed very little since then. Unfortunately, Microsoft has virtually monopolized the word processing market. Were there any other options?

Open Source Software Kisses Goodbye to Piracy?

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OSS

Has the increasingly common application and development of open source software helped kiss goodbye to a portion of software piracy?

aKademy 2006 Kicked Off

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KDE

aKademy 2006 has been kicked off at the Trinity College in Dublin. The first two days consist of the contributors conference with a fully packed programme of presentations on aspects such as the community, KDE 4, cross-desktop collaboration and KDE & the Free Desktop in Asian countries.

Myah OS v2.2 Screenshots

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Linux

Myah OS: ever hear of it? Neither did we till we decided to give it a shot with its recent 2.2 release. Myah OS is built on GNU/Linux with the KDE desktop environment but they have extensively tweaked the user interface and have made it a relatively visually pleasing desktop -- except for the fact that it looks very similar to Windows XP in many respects. Myah OS 2.2 is based upon Slackware 11, Linux 2.6.17.8 kernel, and includes many proprietary packages such as ATI/NVIDIA and Sun's Java.

Those Screenshots.

Linux for mere mortals

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You don't have to be a technician to intsall the latest version of the alternative operating system, writes Rob Pegoraro. The Linux operating system - a free, open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X - has long served to define the gap between people who merely use computers and those who tinker with them.

The Lniux Boot Process Explained

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The beginning of the boot process varies depending on the hardware platform being used. However, once the kernel is found and loaded by the boot loader, the default boot process is identical across all architectures.

Stallman gets it right on patents

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OSS

The way of the Free Software Foundation is to insist on purity. The way of open source is to seek compromises. Once again these two camps have come up against each other - and the issue this time is patents. Last year, the Open Source Development Lab, which refers to itself grandiosely as the "centre of gravity of Linux", set in motion a project called Open Source as Prior Art; the project's aim is to "see fewer poor quality patents."

Is Debian dying?

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Linux

For a while, Debian was the community Linux darling. In its heyday, Debian was known for its strong moral point of view and its outstanding code. Numerous important distributions, such as Linspire, Knoppix, and today's most popular distribution, Ubuntu, have sprung from it. Things have changed.

Rediscovering Bluetooth

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Software

Presenting Bluetooth in 2006 is hard. By all accounts, it should have emerged much sooner to be omnipresent by now. Yet it did not succeed as planned and therefore carries a bad reputation. Bluetooth is popular, but not as popular as WiFi. However, you can do a lot more with Bluetooth, especially with casual hacking.

A Matter of Trust

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Misc

If someone betrays your trust, it can be a very hard road to travel to earn that trust back. The most recent example of a loss of trust in the IT industry has been the recent alleged actions conducted by members of the HP board of directors. When I read this September 18 vnunet.com headline: "Open Source Community Welcomes Microsoft Patent Pledge." Here was, in complete form, my initial thought: We do?

OpenOffice plug-in plan set for debut

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OOo

Following in Firefox's footsteps, the next version of OpenOffice.org will support plug-in extensions to attract developers to the open-source productivity suite.

Linux developers sign a petition rejecting the current draft of GPLv3

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OSS

Nothing has created furore more than the GPL version 3 which is still in the draft stage. The Free Software Foundation's move to create a separate version of GPL taking corrective measures to guard against DRM has not been well received by the core group of Linux developers which includes Linus Torvalds.

NVIDIA 1.0-9625 Display Drivers

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Two days after delivering our NVIDIA 1.0-9XXX Series Preview, NVIDIA has shocked the alternative OS community by not only delivering a Beta candidate for the Linux display drivers but also for Solaris and FreeBSD! While our preview featured many of the same changes found in this release, today at Phoronix we have all of the details on this 1.0-9625 Beta.

Alan Cox's ThinkPad battery explodes

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It appears that the exploding IBM ThinkPad that we spotted last week at LAX may not have been a fluke after all. Telsa Gwynne, wife of famed Linux kernel programmer Alan Cox, describes on her website how her husband's ThinkPad battery suddenly exploded last night.

Linux: Looking At 2.6.19, No Reiser4 yet

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Andrew Morton posted his patch queue with numerous comments about merge plans into the mainline kernel. Among his comments he noted that he would not yet be merging the Reiser4 filesystem, "reiser4. I was planning on merging this, but the batch_write/writev problemight wreck things, and I don't think the patches arising from my recent partial review have come through yet. So it's looking more like 2.6.20."

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