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Story Ultra-minimal Linux Desktops Roundup srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 6:01pm
Story Open source hardware is making big bucks srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 5:59pm
Story Fragmentation is Good and Bad for Linux srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 5:57pm
Story Maybe it's better if Mandriva doesn't find a buyer srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 5:55pm
Story Standing up to a patent bully srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 5:51pm
Story 'Linux is Not User Friendly' - No Way! srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 3:22pm
Story Xubuntu Linux 10.04 srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 3:21pm
Story Confirmed: Mandriva in Acquisition Talks srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 3:02pm
Story Fedora Dropping Official PowerPC Support srlinuxx 1 11/05/2010 - 1:13pm
Story Ark Linux alive and well srlinuxx 11/05/2010 - 12:36pm

Linux: GPLv3, DRM, and Exceptions

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Linux

Discussion draft 3 of GPLv3 is due in early November, approximately. Before that is finalised, I'd like to review the debate over DRM and the Linux kernel developers. Discussion draft 3 may be the final discussion draft, so I'd like to encourage discussion of this issue so that people can make comments now (via gplv3.fsf.org) which can be taken into account for draft 3.

PlayStation 3 shines in prelaunch test

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Gaming

I'm standing in a room full of gamers in what must certainly feel to some like heaven: Sony's PlayStation 3 prelaunch press event. From the street, it's not clear why such an event would matter, but inside, on two floors filled almost literally to the rafters with high-definition TVs and PS3s, it's obvious that this is the center of the video game universe today.

HP all-in-one device works great with Linux

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Hardware

I recently replaced both my Epson CX5400 All-in-one printer/scanner and my Brother MFC-210C fax/copier with a single all-in-one Hewlett-Packard Officejet 5610. Not only does the new product do more than both of the machines it replaced, it does it in less space. The price isn't real big, either.

Open source is a "red herring", says Newham CIO

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OSS

The IT chief at a London Borough which was a key battleground between Microsoft and open source has described open source software as a "red herring".

Red Hat Board Votes CEO A $200,000 Raise

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Linux

Red Hat Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Szulik is getting a 50 percent raise plus 87,500 shares of stock and options on another 250,000 shares in the Linux software developer and services provider.

How to partition, format and use a new storage device for Linux

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HowTos

So you've got a shiny new hard drive that you want to add to your Linux system but not quite sure what to do once you open the case and plug the drive in. Or you're brand new to Linux and you need to know how to partition and format your drive for a new install. This guide will help you accomplish that so that you can use all of that new space.

Developer website set up for Linux

Developers are being urged to join the new Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network, a developers’ website designed to rival the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN).

Organization to pay Debian developers begins work

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Linux

A month after it was announced, Dunc-Tank, the unofficial organization to fund selected projects in Debian, is on track with its first experiments. The organization has defused active opposition to its experiment within Debian and is now ready to receive donations and to proceed with its plans.

Package resource list (sources.list) file Overview for Debian Users

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HowTos

sources.list file is Package resource list for APT.The package resource list is used to locate archives of the package distribution system in use on the system.

Upgrade: Too little, too late?

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Microsoft

Microsoft's new browser does not offer any significant improvements over Firefox, according to Walter Mossberg, a technology correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

Security: Snort 2.6 and Afterglow

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Software

It's been a long time since I've been able to work with the open source version of Snort, so for this month's article, I thought what better topic than to look at how the latest version of Snort and a graphical log tool called Afterglow work together. To begin, I'll look at the latest freeware version of Snort, as well as some tools that work with it, and then I'll take some output from Snort and put it into Afterglow.

The Official Ubuntu Book

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Ubuntu

Most Linux distributions are built to meet a specific purpose; address a specific audience. There are USB-bootable versions, live disks, and versions geared toward scientific research or desktop publishing. Ubuntu Linux is one of the few distributions designed around a philosophy.

New NVIDIA Linux Display Driver - Security Fix

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Software

Version: 1.0-8776
Operating System: Linux IA32, AMD64/EM64T, FreeBSD x86
Release Date: October 19, 2006

Balancing Open Source and Commerce

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OSS

If ever there was a topic that someone was qualified to discuss, it would be me talking about how open source companies need to balance the interests of their community while making money. In fact, our company is named Funambol because it is based on the Latin words funis (rope) and ambulare (walking) that mean a tightrope walker.

Hello openSUSE

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Reviews
SUSE

As I outlined in my last blog entry, there was a definite sense of urgency in migrating from Freespire 1.0 to something else. The distribution I settled on was openSUSE Linux 10.1--mostly in part from the fact that it was newly released this week.

Weekly Debian News #1

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Humor

As a regular reader of the "Debian Weekly News" I must say that I am very sad to see it go. So, it is with great pleasure that I hereby step up to the plate. Yes, please be welcome to the first issue of the "Weekly Debian News."

Linux desktop vendor Xandros reorganizes

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Linux

On October 18, Linux distributor Xandros was reorganized, resulting in the loss of at least five jobs and a change in CFOs. One source told DesktopLinux.com that ten employees had been cut from the small business, including staff in tech support, marketing, and sales.

Netfilter and IP Tables

While developing IP Firewall Chains, Paul Russell decided that IP firewalling should be less difficult; he soon set about the task of simplifying aspects of datagram processing in the kernel firewalling code and produced a filtering framework that was both much cleaner and much more flexible. He called this new framework netfilter. So what was wrong with IP chains?

Flash Player 9 beta for Linux test drive

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Software

The first beta of Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux has arrived early. Adobe's main goal was to create a player that is feature-comparable to its Windows and Mac OS versions. Unlike Flash 7 for Linux, this version is also meant to have proper audio/video synchronization.

Tunneling with SSH: Windows to UNIX connectivity in a secure world

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Linux

This article describes the setup of a simple SSH client connecting to an AIX- or Linux-based SSH server that allows a typical, technically literate individual the ability to set up, configure, and operate a flexible means of tunneling data and services over the SSH service.

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