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Story Something for Amarok 2.3.1+ srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 11:35pm
Story Puredyne- A Powerful Linux OS for creative people srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 11:31pm
Story Where and Whither Mozilla? srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 8:58pm
Story Setting the record straight on sudo srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 8:55pm
Story Diary Of A Linux Newbie: The First Year srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 8:53pm
Story Linux Mint 8 ‘LXDE’ Edition Review srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 8:51pm
Story I have seen the future, and it is GNOME 3 srlinuxx 3 05/04/2010 - 8:34pm
Story Pogoplug: An Interesting, Linux-Friendly NAS srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 6:15pm
Story Emacs & the birth of the GPL srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 6:13pm
Story Boost Productivity with Workspaces srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 6:11pm

Opera Trond's Final Curtain

After seven years of service Opera web browser developer, Trond Werner Hansen, is leaving to pursue interests in music. In his final farewell, he talks of some of the changes he's seen and how it aligned with his vision for Opera.

Is Ubuntu CE Needed?

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Ubuntu

If we take a look at the mission statement on the Ubuntu Christian Edition homepage, it states "To bring the power of Ubuntu Linux, combined with the best Open Source Christian software, to the world". What bothers me about this is that the word "Christian" is exploited while making this distro.

OSDL Patent Project Under Attack

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OSS

Controversy has erupted over an initiative by the Open Source Development Labs, known as Open Source as Prior Art, which is designed to improve the quality of software patents and thereby reduce the number of patents that can be used to threaten open-source software developers and users.

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks by Rickford Grant

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Reviews

Enter the new book title Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks by Rickford Grant. It's geared towards even novice computer users who are interested in seeing what this Ubuntu Linux thing is all about (which they can even do without installing it on their computer at all, thanks to the included Live CD), but wouldn't mind a little guidance while doing so.

Microsoft sued over use of name

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Legal

Dexter + Chaney, a 25-year-old Seattle company that makes construction-management software, is suing Microsoft for trademark infringement.

Virtually Speaking: Linux Vendors Not Zen Over Xen

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Linux

So much for peace, love, and community. The Linux vendors are as catty as those in any other space. Especially when they are trying to hold on to or build market share. It does, however, demonstrate how important virtualization is to these vendors' strategies.

Xgl in action with Mandriva 2007.0 (nearly final)

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MDV

Xgl is the new hype, let’s see if it works well under Mandriva! Just a little snapshot before release. Xgl works nicely and is great, here are some screenshots. Not much text, and not a lot of screenshots, but what's there is interesting. Smile

Those Screenshots.

Educators examine pros, cons of open source platforms

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OSS

Simon Fraser University CIO Jim Cranston says software licensing fees are one impediment to using emerging technologies in areas such as e-learning. Perhaps Cranston hasn't heard of Moodle.

Fedora Core 6 & fglrx drivers

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HowTos

Yesterday was the third (and final) test release candidate for Fedora Core 6. Initial support for Fedora Core 6 was brought in the packaging scripts with the 8.28.8 drivers. With the release of FC6T3, it seems the fglrx drivers are working but it does (currently) require a few tweaks on the end of the user.

aKademy Awards 2006

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KDE

This year aKademy will continue with tradition created at aKademy 2005 of awarding the people that made an outstanding contribution to KDE in the last year. The award ceremony will be on Sunday, September 24th at 17:50-18:00.

FVWM-Crystal — speed and transparency

FVWM-Crystal is an eye-candy, functional and ultra-fast desktop environment for GNU/Linux, based on FVWM. Crystal can be used even on very old machines, thus it is a noticeable alternative to popular desktop choices like XFCE or Fluxbox.

Mystery deepens around missing Oakland woman

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Reiser

Nine days have passed since Nina `Nenasha" Reiser was last seen dropping off her son and daughter at their father's Montclair home. Nina Reiser filed for divorce in August 2004. Hans Reiser was not at home Tuesday afternoon, and did not return messages seeking comment.

Adding source lists using apt-setup

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HowTos

apt-setup is an interactive program that simplifies adding sources to apt’s sources.list. It knows about all the major debian mirrors and can help you select one. It can even use apt-cdrom to scan CDs.

Book review: Linux Smart Homes for Dummies

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Reviews

It's nice to see a yellow and black "For Dummies" book with "Linux" in the title -- namely Wiley's Linux Smart Homes for Dummies . Author and home automation expert Neil Cherry has put together 364 pages and a CD-ROM that cover not only the typical X10 hardware and software characteristic of home automation, but also networking, video, audio, and even heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) control that can make your house the envy of your neighborhood.

How to display or show information about a Linux Kernel module or drivers

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HowTos

I was just browsing our forum and come across following question: How do I find out detailed information about a Linux Kernel module or device drivers?

Mozilla updates Firefox, Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Corporation today issued small updates for its popular Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail applications, primarily targeting security problems.

Interested in securely sharing a secret?

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HowTos

I needed a method for sharing a secret that required multiple agents to coordinate before the secret could be recovered. This is useful for encrypting keys used in critical backups. I decided to use an implementation of Shamir's Secret Splitting Scheme (The S in RSA). Currently I'm using a program called 'ssss' to do secret sharing.

Is open source getting to Microsoft?

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OSS

Microsoft's decision to not enforce patents on Web services standards underscores the growing acceptance of core open-source tenets.

Alleged GPL violation spurs accusations, lawsuit

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Legal

Alexander Maryanovsky, the developer of Jin, a Java-based chess client, has filed a lawsuit in Israel that alleges multiple violations of the GNU General Public License (GPL). In the suit, Maryanovsky alleges that International Chess University (IChessU), a startup offering online chess tutoring, and Alexander Rabinovitch, its CEO, violated both his copyright and the GPL in its production and distribution of the IChessU client, a piece of software based on Jin.

MythTV vs Windows Media Centre: is Linux still in with a chance?

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Software

When it comes to media center software, can the Linux solutions hold up against Windows XP Media Center and the looming Vista Home Premium with MCE built-in?

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