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Story Would Linux Be Better Off Without the FSF? srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 1:11pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 346 srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 11:26am
Story Freenode Fails. srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 11:24am
Story rPath Joins Linux Foundation srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 11:22am
Story Google promises Chrome is not phoning home with your Web data srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 11:20am
Story Making a copyright system that works fsmag 22/03/2010 - 10:28am
Story Commodore 64 Awakes From Slumber With Makeover srlinuxx 1 22/03/2010 - 9:55am
Story 5 Questions for Novell CEO srlinuxx 1 22/03/2010 - 9:36am
Forum topic Is it too much to ask... bigbearomaha 4 22/03/2010 - 6:07am
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 22/03/2010 - 4:16am

Troubleshooting Mistakes

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Misc

The very first part of troubleshooting is identifying the problem. That's not always easy even for skilled professionals. It's definitely not easy for the typical computer user, so when you get the call, what you are told may not match reality.

PCLinuxOS 0.93a Full Edition Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Full Edition aka Big Daddy is now available for download or online ordering.

The full edition comes with Kernel 2.6.16.27, KDE 3.5.3, Open Office, Firefox, Thunderbird and Nvu. Digikam, Gimp and Gqview for your digital photo needs and much more. PCLinuxOS Big Daddy is the full monty!

Immanuel: KDE Introduces New Server

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KDE

With a donation of a new Poweredge server from Dell Inc., and a successful hardware fundraiser for disks last month, the long-suffering ktown.kde.org site gets a welcome upgrade, and a new hosting package from the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum. Read on for the details on the new server, Immanuel.

The Open-source Community's Call To Arms

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OSS

The LinuxWorld Conference & Expo kicked off last week with a keynote address by Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig, who told a packed audience the open source community's work doesn't end with an operating system and applications. The battle now is in creating a free culture in which the creation and consumption of content are not hindered by stringent copyright laws.

A walk in the park with Puppy Linux

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Reviews

Puppy Linux is a small Linux live CD distribution that can boot from a CD, DVD, or USB drive; a hard disk is optional. According to the Puppy Linux Web site, Puppy's goals include being Linux newbie-friendly, booting and running quickly, and including all the applications typical users need. The newest version is its most usable yet.

Must-Haves For The Linux Road Warrior

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Linux

Network-centric services are connecting users to some truly valuable data. For the price of a computer, a network connection, and a browser, you can find information on just about anything. Punch a few keywords into a search engine and out spits a wealth of valuable content about Linux, some obscure song, or even current tractor pulling technology.

Ark Linux 2006.1 Review

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Reviews

I reviewed the free Ark Linux distro back in 2004 and found it offered a pretty good experience for an alpha Linux release. Ark Linux is a KDE-based distribution geared towards desktop users. New in this release of Ark Linux is KDE 3.5.4, the current version of X.Org, the Amarok 1.41 media playback tool, as well as bug fixes and other updates.

Open source license proliferation proves a tough nut to crack

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OSS

The Open Source Initiative's license proliferation committee has discovered that it might be more difficult than it first thought to reduce the number of open source licenses in common usage.

How to give yourself a grub splash screen of your choice

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HowTos

I like my machine to boot with grub (given that I dual boot) and I like to have a nice image when I’m taking my 15 seconds to decide which OS I want to boot into. Or in case a supermodel just happens to be looking over my shoulder while I’m starting my laptop up.

More Jabs Lobbed in Xen Tit for Tat

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Software

Red Hat chief technology Officer Brian Stevens escalated the debate over whether the open-source Xen virtualization technology is ready for prime time Aug. 16, saying Novell was being irresponsible and potentially damaging enterprises' first experiences with Xen.

Microsoft Offers To Help Firefox Run On Vista

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Microsoft

The head of Microsoft's open source software lab has extended a helping hand to Mozilla Corp. if it's interested in making sure the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client run under Windows Vista.

3D Desktop with Mandriva 2007

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HowTos

Mandriva 2007 will have support for 3D desktops effects through XGL/AIGLX. The choice will be made automatically according to your graphical card driver possibilities.

Giant Retailer Chooses SUSE Linux Enterprise Platform To Run Desktops

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SUSE

Novell announced that a home furnishings retailer in the United States is installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell on all of its in-store sales terminals across more than 320 stores as well as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 to run its extensive point-of-sale store management system.

Visually impaired prevent Massachusetts move to open source

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OSS

A group of visually impaired campaigners have brought a temporary halt to plans by the US state of Massachusetts to move to open source document format (ODF), because the software to read them does not work with screen magnifiers.

Linux thriving in critical roles

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Linux

Any lingering doubts about corporate America's willingness to trust Linux and other open source tools were erased at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco last week.

CLI Magic: Installing Debian GNU/Linux using debootstrap

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HowTos

Most Debian GNU/Linux neophytes find that distribution's default installer a bit difficult and ugly. While developers are working on a new installer for Debian Etch, there is a fully baked command-line alternative today: debootstrap.

Virtual Linux Could Be Answer To Costly Data Centers

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Linux

Guru Vasudeva, enterprise chief architect at Nationwide Mutual Insurance, said during one presentation that his company plans to consolidate 600 Linux servers as virtual machines on two IBM mainframes by year's end.

Akademy 2006 Sponsors

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KDE

Akademy 2006 has announced the sponsor's list for KDE's World Summit. This is one of the our most impressive list of sponsors to date. Our Gold sponsors are the home of Linus Torvalds OSDL and the KDE based distribution Kubuntu.

An Interview with Mindware Studios

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Interviews
Gaming

With Cold War (Mindware Studio's inaugural title) having gone gold late last month for Linux, we took the time to get a few questions answered by Mindware Studios. In this interview, Patrik Rak of Mindware answered some of our questions about their Meng engine as well as a few pieces of information from what we can expect to see in the future including some more information on their Linux and Macintosh clients.

VMware Faces Competition For Virtualisation Market

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Software

"VMWare has done a great job of educating the market", says XenSource as it goes after what CEO, it claims is the 96% of that market not currently served by the competition. But VMware could still benefit from in-fighting.

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