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Story GPL policing to include Linux and Samba srlinuxx 29/05/2012 - 7:35pm
Blog entry Panel-Docklet: A must-install extension for GNOME 3 finid 29/05/2012 - 10:06am
Blog entry Linux Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon preview finid 29/05/2012 - 9:42am
Story Scorecard - Linux Mint 13 and Mageia 2 srlinuxx 29/05/2012 - 12:08am
Story Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed srlinuxx 29/05/2012 - 12:05am
Story Debian Project News - May 28th srlinuxx 29/05/2012 - 12:04am
Blog entry ROSA Marathon 2012 review finid 27/05/2012 - 9:11am
Story some leftovers & stuff: srlinuxx 26/05/2012 - 9:54pm
Story Distro Review: Linux Mint 13 “Maya” Cinnamon Edition srlinuxx 26/05/2012 - 9:40pm
Story Red Hat Earnings: Two Months Later srlinuxx 26/05/2012 - 9:38pm

Foliage on Nina Reiser's Tires 'Consistent' with Leaf in Hans Reiser's Car

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Reiser

wired blogs: A police officer testified in the Hans Reiser murder trial here Tuesday that foliage discovered on the tires of his missing wife's van wife was "consistent" with a leaf found inside a vehicle used by the defendant.

LightZone 3.3 beta offers pro photo manipulation for Linux

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Software

linux.com: We reviewed the RAW photo editor LightZone almost a year ago, when the Linux version of the product was a closed source -- but free -- download. After months of updates only for the Mac OS X and Windows versions of the application, Light Crafts has released a new beta for Linux. It is a substantial improvement -- but it also marks the end of the road for the free edition.

Ten Tips for KDE 4.0 Beginners

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KDE

tombuntu.com: This is a list of ten tips that may help you out in getting started with KDE 4.0. All of these I discovered since installing KDE 4.0 in Ubuntu.

Free software will win. Eventually.

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Free software (eventually) works better than proprietary software; why? It depends on which angle you take, which area, and what your comparison terms are. However, I would like to add an important keyword to that sentence: “Free software works better than proprietary software”.

GoblinX 2.6 RC1: when beauty is kinky

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Linux

beranger.org: Now that GoblinX 2.6 RC1 is out and that Caraibes suggested that I should try it, well... I tried it. And this reminded me why I decided to drop it after having tried GoblinX 2.5 RC1 "Mini" sometime in October.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: The following is my Top 10 list of themes used by anti-Linux FUD campaigns. This list is based on observations made over my years of following the Linux market.

SSH: Best Practices

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HowTos

linuxsecurity.com: The goal of this document is to kick in the new year with some best practices for SSH: why you should use them, how to set them up, and how to verify that they are in place.

Acer Laptops with Ubuntu Now Available

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Hardware
Ubuntu

geekzone.co.nz: I think this is a temporary offer only, and I don't have many more details than what is in the product page, but it looks like Acer is making a limited laptop series available now with Ubuntu Linux pre-loaded.

Free/Open-source P2P File Sharing Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: File sharing typically follows the P2P model, where the files are stored on and served by personal computers of the users. Generally, people who engage in file sharing on the Internet both give (upload) files and receive files (download). There are plenty of excellent free/open-source P2P file sharing software available today. Here’s my list:

The Making of KDE 4.0

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KDE

earthweb.com: How do you produce a major update of a popular desktop for GNU/Linux? Following the release of KDE 4.0 last week, I talked with Wade Olson, the press contact for KDE in North America, and a member of KDE e.V., the German non-profit organization that is the financial and legal arm of the project.

Also: KDE 4.0.0 release rocks the Linux world

SE Linux--a great open source success story

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Linux

opensource.org: I just read an excellent summary of the top 10 SE Linux stories of 2007, and it reminds me that I owe the world a blog posting about the amazing vision and accomplishments of the SE Linux project.

Interview: Michael Meeuwisse

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Interviews

kernelTRAP: Michael Meeuwisse started Project VGA in September of 2007. The project aims to develop a simple, low budget, open source, VGA compatible video card available this year. In this interview, Michael explains his inspiration for the project and talks about the first development cards that will be functional by the end of the month.

Open source on the big screen: Matt Ebb tells tales of Elephants Dream

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Lead artist from Elephants Dream speaks about what it is like to make your own open movie using open source tools and the power of the community.

PCLOS Day 9 - Wrapping up the Control Center

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PCLOS

ruminations: I am enjoying these days with the control center, but it’s time to wrap it up and move on. There are plenty of other things that need attention.

Novell's One Big Thing

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SUSE

Glyn Moody: We have found our hedgehog concept. It is enterprise Linux and enterprise management as the two key areas required to bring together the open source world and the world of proprietary software.

Gentoo 2007.1 Cancelled, Foundation & Newsletter discussed

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Gentoo

This morning Christina Fullam states that it was decided just before Christmas to cancel the 2007.1 release and roll all the effort into Gentoo 2008.0 since there was little possibility of getting a well-tested 2007.1 release out before 2008. In other posts the status of Gentoo Foundation and the weekly newsletter were discussed.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open season on OSes

  • How to Disable Internet Access on Linux
  • linux.conf.au: Look Tux, no wires
  • PC to PS3/Linux game streaming launches
  • Ulteo Watch: It's alive!
  • KDE 4 Installation Guide for Gentoo
  • Set up a basic web cache with Squid
  • Video: Alan Cox on community and the enterprise.
  • Hands on with the XO Sugar OS
  • Linux: Further Oops Insights
  • MODx: A promising open source CMS

How low can you go and still run Linux?

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: I remember when getting a decent PC would set you back at least a grand. Then it was $500. Now, it's $150!? That's the story that small vendor LinFX wants you to buy along with its PC with pre-installed Linux.

opensuse.org hardware failure

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SUSE

opensuse-announce (Adrian Schröter): I am sorry to inform you that we have currently a bigger hardware failure of the raid system, which provides the content of ftp.opensuse.org and stage.opensuse.org.

Microsoft's OOXML: The No vote

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: In this first part of a two-series story, Computerworld presents a summary of the key discussion points made by industry players who do not support the bid to standardize Microsoft's OOXML format.

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