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Story Diaspora: The Future of Free Software Funding? srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 9:08pm
Story Epiphany Browser for Gnome srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 9:05pm
Story Puppy Linux 5.0 srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 9:02pm
Story Epic Games Provides No Hope For UT3 On Linux srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 6:29pm
Story Is GNOME or KDE Better for New Users? srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 6:27pm
Story 6 Advanced OpenOffice.org Extensions srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 6:25pm
Story Frustrations of supporting Windows srlinuxx 3 17/05/2010 - 6:16pm
Story Streamlining Software Installation with PackageKit srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 4:02pm
Story The Secret Identities of Linux Distributions srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 4:00pm
Story A Peek Under the GNOME Covers srlinuxx 17/05/2010 - 3:58pm

VCs' Open Source Attraction

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OSS

As VCs continue to demonstrate their willingness to fund young open source companies, many closed source companies are trying to adopt an open source-type business model just to be more appealing to those with the cash. A lot of the startups recognize the fact that it's difficult to get into the software business if you don't have an open source angle.

Revenue or Revolution: The Linux Explosion

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Linux

In recent months, there is one thing that’s on my mind - open source revenue vs. revolution. Seriously, while the revolution is well underway within the open source community, one has to question which of these two previously mentioned ideologies will, in the end, be the deciding factor on the future of software and OS' as a whole.

A guide to building your music library the cool way

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HowTos

In this article, we’ll explore the three most effective ways to obtain music without paying through your nose or losing access to your music. If you’re fed up with the recording studios, just by reading this you’ll be making them soil their pants.

Firefox 2.0: The Honda Civic of Web Browsers

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Moz/FF

Tapping once again into the collective talents of the open-source community, the new Firefox 2.0 Web browser is unambiguously a success. This said, it breaks little genuinely new ground.

Installing Asterisk from standard packages on Ubuntu LTS (6.06)

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HowTos

Ubuntu includes packages for Asterisk and Zaptel, but they may not be up to date, or the newer packages may only be available in newer Ubuntu releases. With this procedure you can install the latest version of Asterisk by compiling from source.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 175

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • News: Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu upgrade woes, Oracle Linux, Patrick Volkerding, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0
  • First looks: Elive 0.5

  • Released last week: Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10
  • Upcoming releases: NetBSD 3.1, OpenBSD 4.0
  • New addition: Oracle Unbreakable Linux
  • New distributions: ArtistX, Emanon Linux, Majilux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Dusting Off the Hat – Revisiting Fedora

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Linux
Reviews

The last time I reviewed Fedora (Core 5, here) I was left a bit annoyed overall. Frustrated, as idealism had gotten the best of what I was hoping to be a solid distribution. This time around I'm hoping Fedora will be on the right path.

The Fifth Annual Southern California Linux Expo is Coming

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Linux

Bigger and Badder! The Fifth Annual Southern California Linux Expo is coming! It will be February 10-11, 2007, at The Westin Los Angeles Airport.

Ubuntu Edgy Upgrade Common Problems With solutions

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HowTos

We have already discussed how to upgrade ubuntu dapper to edgyeft and some people are complaing after upgrade they had problems related to x server and update problems.I have collected some of the common problems and their solutions from ubuntu forums.

Also: How not to break Ubuntu upgrades

CLI Magic: Command-line contact management

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HowTos

There's an ancient Unix practice of keeping a system-wide phone directory in /usr/share/ with one-line entries containing name, location, and number, and a shell script named something like phone or tel that calls grep to output lines that match whatever arguments you give. You can improve on that method to create a personal contact manager with surprising speed and power.

Linux Leaders Call for Open Source License Simplification

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OSS

The free and open source software industry should follow the lead of the Creative Commons project to make it easier for developers to understand and choose open source licenses.

Mainframes are back

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Hardware

Cheap little servers handle so much of the Internet’s dirty work that giant computers known as mainframes, which debuted 50 years ago and often cost more than $1 million, are supposed to be passe. Yet mainframes are inspiring new ways of doing things at organizations like Hoplon.

Manipulating lists in OpenOffice.org Calc

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HowTos

When asked to explain the purpose of spreadsheets, most people think of calculations first. And it's true that spreadsheets like Calcs have hundreds of different functions for performing calculations. However, probably the most common tasks in spreadsheets is manipulating lists.

Ubuntu 6.10 reviews and comments post

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Ubuntu

All the Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) reviews you can dream of. So far reviews from Linux.com, Arsgeek, Lunapark6, Element14, mo79online, sencer.de, Manufactured Enviroments, first impressions at Technical Itch + the Ubuntu forums and screenshot tours at TheCodingStudio + several blog entries.

http://debian-news.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1610

PC-BSD 1.3 Beta review

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Reviews
BSD

As with major Linux distributions, making it easy for a novice to install and configure is one of the most important keys to piquing their interest and with PC-BSD installation was just as easy as installing Xandros.

LDAP Series Part III - The Historical Secrets

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Misc

The origins of LDAP begin with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) based in Geneva. ITU began setting email standards which required a directory of names (and other information) that could be accessed across networks in a hierarchical fashion not dissimilar to DNS. The result of their work resulted in the X.500 series of standards which defined DAP (Directory Access Protocol), the protocol for accessing a networked directory service.

Frozen Bubble 2.0 released

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Gaming

Finally version 2.0 of Frozen Bubble the highly addictive puzzle game has been released. Besides some graphical improvements like 3D-based images and antialised messages the developers added network multiplayer support.

Also: Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent! released for Linux

Select Preferred Applications in Ubuntu

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HowTos

If you want to select your preferred applications for Web browser,Mail reader and terminal emulator you can select very easily from gnome preferred application option.

Why Opera isn’t planning to go open source

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OSS

Suppose there was a software category so ubiquitous that virtually everyone used it and anyone could get the software for free. Suppose, also, that the software was highly standards-based, so much so that it did not require any patented or proprietary technologies to work. That software would be a perfect candidate for open source, right?

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks

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Reviews

Rickford Grant is not new to books for novice Linux users (see Linux Made Easy and Linux For Non-Geeks). This is the first one I’ve read, however. My motive here is to find Linux distros that are truly for Linux novices, and that also have books available for them. There is also the hope (perhaps vain) that there is a book and distro for the novice computer user.

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