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KDE-Made Educational Software for Kids and Adults

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Software

junauza.blogspot.com: The KDE Education Project is developing high-quality software for the K Desktop Environment. Its primary focus is on schoolchildren aged 3 to 18, and the specialized user interface needs of young users.

Review: Geexbox 1.1

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: Geexbox is a compact Linux distribution designed with the HTPC (home theater pc) in mind. It's paltry 8.9mb cd footprint makes it perfect for taking anywhere you want to go. You can even use it at home for your regular media center if you so desire. It's biggest claim to fame is that it can play any file at any time anywhere.

The Twelve days of a Linux Christmas

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Humor

ittoolbox blogs: On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Tux that is virus free

GNOME Foundation Elections - Preliminary results

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Software

LinuxElectrons: The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is pleased to announce the preliminary results for the Board of Directors. Out of 369 members 177 voted for this election.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 3

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SUSE

opensuse news: The third issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! In this issue we find openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0, KDE Four Live 0.8, KDE 4.0 RC2 Packages, and How to Change to the GNOME or KDE-style YaST.

Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 1: Kicking the Tires

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Linux

LinuxInsider: Running Microsoft or Apple's Mac OS X gives users about the same amount of flexibility as was offered to early car buyers. They could drive any kind of car they wanted, as long as it was a Model T and as long as it was black.

Open source and the corporate elephant

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OSS

LinuxWorld: More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

Also: Ground swell in favour of open source

Mandriva Flash 2008: Bigger and better

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MDV

linux.com: Mandriva is the only Linux maker that offers a version of its distribution packaged with and designed to run off a USB stick. True, you can install virtually any Linux distro onto an external USB device, but Mandriva Flash 2008 offers you a complete solution, including a USB stick with pre-installed version of Mandriva Linux and a CD containing a few useful tools. It's a worthwhile package, though not without room for improvement.

Interoperability: The end users’ biggest fear about open-source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: The Open Solutions Alliance, a non-profit group backed by a number of commercial open-source suppliers has found that found interoperability is a foremost concern among open-source-software customers.

Linux great, for iTunes-free ‘apostles’

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Linux

yaledailynews.com: Unfortunately, many often bespectacled and shaggy-haired Linux enthusiasts have been steeped in the medicine of free software for too long. Often times these self-titled “apostles” simply come off to the general public as zealots. While Linux may work brilliantly for them, most open software will still present roadblocks to the casual user.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Results From openSUSE Contributor Survey

  • Open source to help defend human rights
  • Bringing one SimCity per child to the OLPC
  • China's Linux desktop market booms
  • The Future of Linux: An Interview with Kim Brebach
  • High-Def On Linux: Hurry Up And Wait
  • Moving From Mac to Ubuntu
  • Open source in the US Department of Defense: the Opticks story
  • Ministry of Justice, Open Source discussion paper
  • First Look GoblinX Micro 2.6

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Encrypt your /home this Christmas: part three

  • Tech Tip: Keyword Search in Firefox
  • A Couple of GDB Tricks
  • How to edit your GRUB settings with QGRUBEditor
  • Mounting Samba Shares
  • Yet another guide for Compiz - ATI - Ubuntu Gutsy

The Greatest Linux Innovations Of 2007

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Linux

phoronix: The year is winding down and while we have a lot to look forward to next year, what were the greatest Linux innovations of this year? We have comprised a list of what we believe are the greatest Linux innovations of 2007 along with our reasoning behind these decisions.

Eee PC's sales success drawing a crowd

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Sales of Asustek Computer's Eee PC have soared in its first few months on the market, but success may be its undoing. Rivals are already developing products to compete with the low-cost laptop PC, market researcher Gartner says.

KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 2

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the second release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks the last mile on the road to KDE 4.0.

Prosecutor Fixated on Disproving Hans Reiser's Defense

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Reiser

wired: The Hans Reiser murder trial slogged through its second day of Week 5 on Tuesday as the prosecution put on two witnesses in an ongoing bid to convince jurors that the Linux programmer's wife, Nina Reiser, was killed and did not vanish as the husband claims.

Red Hat delays new software for PCs until January

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Linux

reuters: Red Hat Inc has postponed until January the launch of a new Linux software product for personal computers that would directly compete with Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system.

Microsoft and Linux

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OS

aplawrence.com: We've all heard Microsoft's sabre rattling about copyright and patent violations. For the most part, I haven't changed my mind about any of this: it worries me a little, but on the other hand there's just too much momentum behind Linux. It's possible that Microsoft could damage commercial Linux, but they risk a backlash that they really can't afford right now.

Paldo melds source-based and binary in one distro

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Linux

linux.com: Paldo Linux is a cross between a source-based and binary distribution. It installs as a binary system to provide a quick and easy desktop. Once it's running, users can either build packages from source as they would with Gentoo, or install binary packages, as is common with Debian, openSUSE, or Mandriva.

Firefox 3 security looks promising, testers say

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Moz/FF

techtarget.com: Mozilla promises big security strides in the upcoming release of Firefox 3, including access to a Google's database of malware-laced Web sites and a warning system that will alert users who are about to visit them. IT security professionals who have experimented with the latest beta say tweaks are needed but that the overall changes look promising.

Also: Firefox 3 Beta 2 expected in late December

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GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
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