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DirectX 10: A chance for linux gaming

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Gaming

linux-gamers: A year in, the Alky Project has gone live under the cover of a company Falling Leaf Systems. Members of its Sapling Program will be able to get the wrappers for DirectX10 applications and users will be able to run Windows games intended on the Mac OS X on x86-based Macinteltoshes as well as Linux.

SlackRoll has been released

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Software

503 Service Unavailable: Yesterday I published version 1 of SlackRoll, a package or update manager for Slackware Linux. The end result is a Python script that reflecst my view on Slackware package management, with a uniform interface, which works fast.

The User Interface of Firefox 3: Features

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Moz/FF

Alex Faaborg: Firefox 3 is going to provide a wide range of improvements to performance, stability, and security, and it’s also going to present several new user facing features. Here is a quick recap.

I got my Ubuntu pre-installed Dell E520N today!!

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Ubuntu

Technocrat: The ship date that they gave me when I ordered my E520N was June 1st, but it actually shipped well before that and I got it 6/1 with regular shipping. The only deviation from the default configuration was that I didn't need a monitor.

Fedora 7 "Moonshine": Freedom vs. Ease-of-Use (Part 1)

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Reviews

Fedora 7, a.k.a. "Moonshine," released on May 31, is an odd duck. On the one hand, it's hugely popular. On the other hand, these days, there seems to be an emphasis on being user-friendly (think "Ubuntu"). But Fedora's creators have consciously limited what it can do out of the box.

PCLinuxOS Magazine June 2007 Issue 10 Released!

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PCLOS

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the June 2007 issue (#10) is available for download! Some highlights include KDE User Guide Part 3 & 4, Linux Mint - A Review, and Top 10 Firefox Extensions.

KDE 3.x final freeze, KDE 4 module freeze

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KDE

/home/liquidat: The KDE team announced that the 3.x branch is officially closed. There will be no further features or changes besides bug fixes. In the meantime, the KDE 4 module is frozen as well.

Myah OS 3 Tech Demo 2 Available

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Linux

Myah OS 3 Tech Demo 2 is now available. This is the second release on the road to 3.0 Stable. This is still a development release but it should be fairly stable and have a well rounded selection of applications.

Review of Dell XPS 410n with Ubuntu Feisty preinstalled

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Ubuntu

ubuntuforums: I received my XPS with Ubuntu today. The first thing I will say is that when the Fedex guy delivered it he asked if Dell was having some kind of liquidation sale because he has delivered more Dells today than ever before. He told me that he had already delivered five and there were eleven more on the truck.

$100 Linux gadget becomes student testing device

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Linux

Linux Devices: LearningSoft has used customized Linux-based handheld devices in an "assessment system" aimed at helping classroom school teachers create, administer, and score tests. Aimed primarily at grades three through eight, the "Indigo Learning System" uses Aeronix's $99 Zipit chat device running a custom software stack.

Red Hat gives training discounts to Fedora users and developers

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Linux

linux.com: As a way of thanking Fedora contributors and users for their support, Red Hat is offering discounts on its training programs, in some cases up to 25% off the normal price, said Fedora project leader Max Spevack in a message on fedora-announce-list announce Friday.

The Next Generation

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Misc

Linux Today: But what really floored me was Andy's youngest son, 10-year-old Greg, who chimed in the middle of the conversation and asked me (and I quote): “how hard is it to run Windows programs, like executables, on Linux?”

Ubuntu Satanic Edition - Linux for the damned

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Ubuntu

Seopher: I first visited Ubuntu Satanic Edition back in February and since then It's had some more work done on it. Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn was released and proved to be an excellent release, so Satanic Edition released an updated "Fiery Fawn". Here are some sexy screenshots.

Fedora 7 - latest offering from Red Hat & Video

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Linux

All about Linux: The latest offering from Red Hat, Fedora ver 7.0 has been released. This time round, Fedora team has mearged the core packages with the Extra platform components which is why you see the title of this post to contain "Fedora 7" instead of "Fedora core 7".

More GPLv3 Headlines

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OSS
  • Why I won’t use GPLv3 software

  • Final GPLv3 Draft Provisions 'Good for Novell Customers'
  • GPLv3 authors comment on final draft
  • GPLv3's device-related language evolves
  • Microsoft Would Lose Patent Rights Under New Linux License Terms
  • Open source does the good-cop, bad-cop routine

Red Hat upgraded to "outperform"

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Linux

newratings: Analysts at Robert W Baird upgrade Red Hat Inc. from "neutral" to "outperform." The target price is set to $28.

A Look at Ubuntu Studio

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Linux Online: Ubuntu has been the most popular Linux distribution for quite some time now. Now, a new variant has appeared called Ubuntu Studio. This particular distribution is designed to provide and environment for people who work with graphics, audio and video.

Along the Commandline

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OS

Tux Deluxe: Interaction with computers has pre-occupied many a psychologist since the earliest musings on the subject by the non-psychologist Alan Turing. We love icons, we positively salivate at the sight of directory tress, and we just adore application windows. Or do we?

FTP-like Uploader for Firefox Supports Flickr, Picasa and more

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews: One thing that many file sharing sites lack is an FTP-like interface for users to upload their files. So what if there was an FTP program that worked with Flickr, YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, and even Box.net?

Installing and configuring LAMP on Ubuntu

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HowTos

FOSSwire: In this multi-part article, I’m going to be showing you how to install the popular LAMP stack - that’s Linux, Apache, the MySQL database system and PHP (in this example, although you can have Perl, Python etc. instead) for running your own website or web development server.

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