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Story Ubuntu? Fedora? Mint? Debian? We'll find you the right Linux to swallow srlinuxx 18/02/2013 - 11:25pm
Story Linux, Windows, and security FUD srlinuxx 18/02/2013 - 9:29pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 495 srlinuxx 18/02/2013 - 8:07pm
Story Debian Project News - February 18th srlinuxx 18/02/2013 - 8:06pm
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Story What you can learn from the monster LibreOffice project srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 6:24pm
Story Sabayon Linux 11 Released srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 6:20pm
Story My favorite GNOME Hackers for 2012 srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 4:19am
Story The State of Open Source Office Software in 2013 srlinuxx 16/02/2013 - 4:16am

The Solution Before the Solution

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Linux

Linux Today: A friend of mine is deep in negotiations with a major computer publisher to see if they would be interested in a book about open source solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Thus far, the negotiations are not going as well as my friend would like. Part of this is the inherent conservatism found in every publisher on the planet.

Linux: Introducing Reviewed-by Tags

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Some people seem to be using 'Acked-by' to mean, 'seems good to me', without necessarily doing a full review of the patch, and instead of trying to change the meaning of 'Acked-by', [the plan is] to have a new sign off which is a bit more explicitly about what it means," Theodore Tso explained in a recent thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list.

Some Howtos & Such

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HowTos
  • Getting Started with the Trolltech Greenphone SDK

  • Prevent X.Org from Starting in Ubuntu
  • 6 important points on migration from Windows to Linux
  • Top 5 Linux Tricks
  • Debugging Inkscape with gdb
  • Graveman on Linux - burn baby burn burn
  • View process hierarcy from the command line - pstree

IceWM and Ubuntu 7.04 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: Slowly, slowly, things start to get better. This time I built up a stripped Ubuntu command-line installation, then added xorg, IceWM and a few GTK2 applications, to keep me in business.

AMD Partners With Novell to Optimize ATI Open Source Graphics Driver

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SUSE

Linux Electrons (PR): AMD has said that the company plans to support the Open Source development community for ATI Radeon™ graphics processors. To accelerate this initiative, AMD partnered with Novell’s SuSE Linux engineering team.

Mindbridge switches to Linux, saves "bunches of money

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OSS

linux.com: Mindbridge didn't start out as an open source company -- far from it. "We had a predominantly Microsoft-oriented shop. Having deployed [Linux servers] to our customers, we turned around and said, we can do the same thing internally and save bunches of money."

3.2 billion people voted NO against OOXML

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OSS

noooxml.org: Although the ISO process gives Malta the same voice as China, the reality is that national support for Microsoft formats is critical to the future of the MS-Office lock-in. We look at the figures behind the NO votes... More Here

Firefox passes 400 million downloads

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Moz/FF

c|net: Firefox just passed the 400 million download mark, according to the Spread Firefox site for promoting the open-source, extendable Web browser.

Did open source win the BBC iPlayer fight?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: To hear UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown tell it, open source advocates have won their fight to force open the BBC iPlayer to other platforms. Yeah. Open source wins. Right? Not necessarily.

Also: Eudora open source e-mail client beta makes debut

KDE 4.0 Release Schedule Revised

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KDE

dot.kde.org: The KDE Release Team has revised the release schedule for KDE 4.0. The first visible bits of KDE 4.0 will be the KDE Development Platform release on October, 30. The final and long awaited release of the KDE Desktop 4.0 is planned for December, 11th 2007, well in time to be a Christmas present for everyone who has been longing for KDE 4.0.

Also: KMediaFactory for KDE4

10 ways Linux can breath life into your old PCs

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Linux

icanhaslinux.com: Yesterday, I was trying to figure out what to do with a spare Athlon XP 1600+ box that I have. I wrote down some of my ideas and threw in some others I’ve used in the past. If you’re looking for ways to reuse that old PC, just peruse this list.

Dell criticized over difficulty in selecting Linux

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Linux

techspot: Many people, myself included, have praised Dell for going back on years of marketing tactics and choosing to offer a desktop Linux distro as a standard option for people buying their machines. But are they making it easy to choose?

Also: Dell's Linux sleight of hand

Best Linux Desktop Distribution for Home Users

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Linux

raiden's realm: I started using Linux (Red Hat 9) on my home computer in 2003 and my first question like all Linux Newbies was: "What is a Best Desktop Linux Distribution for home users?”

Creating cute graphic-filled borders in OpenOffice Writer

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HowTos

openoffice.org tips: One of the nice things about Microsoft products is that they have a lot of prefab goodies. OpenOffice.org is a little more of a from-scratch situation. But you have much more flexibility, and you can still do a lot of great stuff. It's not easy, at least not using this approach, to add borders all around, but you can do it in the top and bottom.

ATI Radeon HD 2400/2600 On Linux

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Software

phoronix: What do we have for you today? With the 8.41 display driver we have completed some additional benchmarks using the Radeon HD 2400PRO 256MB and Radeon HD 2600PRO 256MB graphics cards. In this article, we see if these two mid-range ATI Radeon HD 2000 graphics cards are able to compete against NVIDIA's GeForce 8 series.

Secrets of the man command

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HowTos

linux.com: The most referenced and most often used command on any Linux distribution is man, which lets users read the manual pages of other commands. Here are a couple of less well-known but useful commands that let you bookmark a position within a man page, and test a command you read from the man page without closing the page.

Commercial open source DOES add value

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OSS

The Open Source Advocate: I want to discuss one of the ideas that Bruce Perens mentioned. He believes that open source vendors are not necessary, and that they do not add any value to the open source movement. I disagree with him on this point, and I will share my reasons below.

A quick guide to DVD authoring

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HowTos

linux.com: If you have video footage that you want to capture, edit, and share with friends or family (or even use professionally), you'll be happy to know that you can do it all with open source tools. I'll show you how to author a DVD that can play on most home players.

My Opera synchronization explained

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Software

my.opera.com: My Opera synchronization is a feature of Kestrel which is designed to let you keep the same bookmarks and speed dials on different computers with Opera installed.

Linux: Improving kswapd

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Linux

kernelTRAP: The attached patch will make kswapd stop paging out data from zones when there is more than enough memory free. We do go above zone->pages_high in order to keep pressure between zones equal in normal circumstances, but the patch should prevent the kind of excesses that made Sami's computer totally unusable.

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