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Story GNOME Panel tips and tricks srlinuxx 19/12/2009 - 11:05pm
Story Proposed Photo managers for Ubuntu 10.04 srlinuxx 19/12/2009 - 9:46pm
Story The unknown network monitor srlinuxx 19/12/2009 - 7:51pm
Story The state of the Penguin srlinuxx 19/12/2009 - 7:46pm
Story A Concise Introduction to Free and Open Source Software srlinuxx 19/12/2009 - 7:42pm
Story 9 Ways To Avoid Open Source Pitfalls srlinuxx 19/12/2009 - 7:40pm
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Story Too early to declare victory in the netbook war srlinuxx 1 19/12/2009 - 1:00pm
Story Moonlight 2 hot on the heels of Silverlight srlinuxx 1 19/12/2009 - 11:58am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 19/12/2009 - 11:19am

Microsoft's draft Open XML straitjacket arrives

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Microsoft

The Intermediate Draft 1.3 of Microsoft's Open XML office document standard has been released by Ecma International, a European standards organization.

Doom3 - Into Cerberon Video

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Gaming

The "Into Cerberon" Team has released a new gameplay video for the upcoming 360° degree FPS Doom3 mod.

An Interview with Linus Torvalds

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Interviews

So what's going on with Linux and Linus these days? There are a lot of people who are asking, with yet another delay of Microsoft's Vista. Linux could emerge a victor in this voracious vindication for valor with the votive that there is value in the virtues of running Linux. That being said, you may call him Linus... and this was our interView:

Guide to developing software on Kubuntu with KDevelop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

One of the main reasons that I chose kubuntu over the more popular Ubuntu was the KDE base that it was built on. KDE, in my opinion, has one of the best free IDE available for it: KDevelop. KDevelop allows you to easily develop and deploy KDE applications. I decided to document the steps that I followed to get to a stage where I could compile and run a simple KDE application.

Open-Sourcing Java Will Create Incompatibility Risk, Sun Exec Warns

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OSS

While there is no inherent discontinuity with making Java open-source and keeping the technology compatible, the community will have to remain vigilant in this regard, according to a Sun executive.

Linux Is Capitalist!

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Linux

In 2000, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer made a questionable remark: he referred to Linux (and the open source/free software community) and its development process as "communist." Just because a product is free of charge it does not mean that it is communist.

A Linux Distribution for an Old Laptop

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Reviews

My laptop has, as of late, become my primary machine for daily use. I use it for e-mail, web browsing, music and web development. I need to find a Linux distribution that is both small enough, efficient enough and easy enough to maintain for my laptop. I will select the distribution that best suits my needs.

Things you didn't know bash could do

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HowTos

Are you sure you are squeezing out all, that the bash shell can provide. Presented below are a few obscure things that bash can do, but chances are you may not have heard of them.

KDE joins ODF Alliance

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KDE

The position of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) was today strengthened by the K Desktop Environment (KDE) joining the ODF Alliance. KDE joins other partners such as Oracle, SUN Microsystems, Mandriva, IBM and Junta de Andalucia in promoting the OpenDocument Format as a market leader in document exchange and storage.

OpenAJAX: "AJAX Is a True Genie, Now Out of Its Bottle"

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OSS

In the short, medium, and long term IBM realizes that AJAX is a true genie, now out of its bottle - which is why it loosed its OpenAJAX initiative on the world a couple of months ago. But is Open AJAX, SYS-CON's West Coast Bureau Chief Roger Strukhoff asks, a bit too open in that it does not have a structure, a specific mission or goals, membership requirements, or milestones that will define its success?

KDE Multimedia Meeting in the Netherlands

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KDE

In the spirit of the previous KDE PIM meeting, Annahoeve in Achtmaal, The Netherlands, will again be visited by a group of KDE developers. From Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of May, more than 15 developers from 4 continents will have a unique chance to talk about and work on Multimedia in KDE.

Linux goes after the desktop

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Linux

A WIDELY backed effort is under way to create a standard Linux desktop to help break Microsoft's stranglehold.

The Free Standards Group, which is backed by at least 14 software makers, aims to make it easier for developers to write applications that will work on different versions of Linux.

Linux Tips: The proper way to allow regular users to run commands as root

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HowTos

There are many situations when you will need regular users to have more privileges than the normal user account they have. What can be done in such situations? You can use a program like sudo.

Automate Linux installation and recovery with SystemImager

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HowTos

Installing and recovering systems is one of the most time-consuming tasks for any IT department. Imaging software, commercial and open source, creates compressed images of a client's hard drive data and stores them on a central server. These images can then be used to restore systems or roll out new ones. One useful open source imaging applications is SystemImager.

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‘Elephants Dream’ - World’s First Open Movie

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News

A while ago I wrote about an animation studio, Orange, that was in the process of making an animated short film using open source tools and once completed the movie would be available for download - free of charge, as in free beer. This has come true on 18th of May and the movie is now available for download.

The title of the animation movie goes by the name "Elephants Dream".

vi survival guide

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HowTos

If you are trying to work at a command line in pretty much any Operating System, no matter if it is a GNU/Linux brand such as Ubuntu or Fedora Core, another UNIX-like system like Mac OS X or FreeBSD or even Microsoft Windows, you will most definately need a text editor sooner or later. If you are using a UNIX-like system, like GNU/Linux variants, there are many text editors that may or may not be installed. Luckily there is one de-facto standard:
vi.

Venice Director Wins Firefox Flicks

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Moz/FF

Pete Macomber, a Venice-based aspiring director of commercial spots and music videos, has won the grand prize in the Firefox Flicks video contest sponsored by Mozilla Corp., the developer and distributor of the Firefox Internet browser.

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NAB, Novell users explore desktop Linux

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SUSE

Fresh after the version 10.1 release of its OpenSuSE Linux operating system, Novell users hosted an installfest in Sydney this week where a number of enterprises fired up the penguin for the first time.

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