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Story Answering a tricky question with the KStars desktop planetarium package srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 6:55pm
Story Is Mandriva Finished This Time? srlinuxx 7 07/01/2012 - 11:21am
Story 2012: The Year of Ubuntu srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 8:54am
Story OpenSUSE May Finally Pull In Plymouth srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 7:31am
Story Can Mozilla Unify Open Source? srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 7:27am
Story OLPC XO-3 Tablet To Be Shown At CES srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 7:24am
Story From Zero to Drupal in 30 Minutes srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 5:07am
Story Revisiting Ubuntu Design srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 5:04am
Story 2012 to be year of Linux domination srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 1:12am
Story Some FOSS-Related Predictions for 2012 srlinuxx 07/01/2012 - 1:08am

KDE to be Present at LUGRadio Live 2007

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KDE KDE will be exhibiting at LUGRadio Live 2007 which is back in Wolverhampton, England on July 7th and 8th. LUGRadio Live overlaps with the end of Akademy in Glasgow so you may want to stop by on your way home.

NewsFlash: Microsoft has Anti-Linux weapon

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ittoolbox blogs: According to the article Microsoft has released a new weapon against linux. In this article the author claims to have seen this new weapon as is evidenced here: "we were allowed a glimpse of this innovative product, codenamed “Precision Patent Penguin Powergun”

Creating an mpeg with mencoder that plays on Windows Media Player

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Linux Tutorials: This solution contains some options for the mencoder command that will result in an mpeg video file that will play on pretty much all players, even Windows Media Player.

PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu - communities divided

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Seopher: I never imagined that Linux communities could be quite so secular, yet I have been proven wrong over the past couple of days. What started with a slightly skewed review on turned into a small distro war and it looks to have continued into the comments on my review of PCLinuxOS 2007. What's going on?

Firefox: So what’s bloatware anyway

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Mozilla Links: I'd like to start demystifying the Mozilla suite, which seems to have become an example of what should be feared and avoided at all cost.

Microsoft goes open source for identity

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TechWorld: Microsoft has started four open source projects to aid interoperability between identity management systems, and said it will offer another of its identity specs for free.

Ubuntu chief: Microsoft will lose patent war

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PCPro: On the day that Dell starts to sell PCs pre-loaded with Ubuntu, the Linux company's chief has warned Microsoft that it faces certain defeat if it attempts to start a patent war.

Linux: Compiler Warnings

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kernelTRAP: "In no case is it ok to just 'shut up the warning'," Linus Torvalds exclaimed in response to a patch that stifled a compiler warning. Reminiscent of a thread on the lkml last year, Linus pointed out that it is very important to understand and properly fix compiler warnings:

Also: Linux: CFS Group Level Fairness

OpenGL is far from dead

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the Inquirer: WITH ALL the DirectX games hitting the market these days, you'd be forgiven for thinking that poor old OpenGL was as dead as a dodo.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free

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This guide shows how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Australian department to switch from NetWare to Linux

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webwereld: As part of a core infrastructure refresh project, The New South Wales Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD) in Australia will ditch its legacy NetWare systems in favor of the open source Linux.

Novell Becomes a Patent Buster

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DataMonitor: Novell, perhaps paying penance for its embarrassing alliance with Microsoft, is to contribute “significant resources” to a campaign against spurious patents.

NeroLinux 3

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Reviews It's hard to believe, but it's been just over two years since NeroLinux 2.0 was first released. At the time, it was a big step for Nero because the Linux market was already being hogged by k3b, X-CD-Roast and similar applications. The biggest kicker for consumers though, was the fact that in order to use the program, you had to purchase the full-blown edition for Windows which cost upwards of $80. So what is Nero trying to prove?

Unveiling the Art of Illusion

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Software Blender gets the lion's share of press among free 3-D modeling applications, but it is not the only player in the field. Art of Illusion (AOI) is a mature, GPL-licensed 3-D modeler with robust editing, animation, and rendering features, and it's a lot easier to use than Blender.

Dell Offers Three Consumer Systems With Ubuntu 7.04

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Direct2Dell: It’s finally here. Later today, Dell will offer U.S customers three different systems with Ubuntu 7.04 installed: the XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktops and the Inspiron E1505n notebook. These systems will be available at by 4pm CST today. Starting price for the E520n desktop and the E1505n notebook is $599; the XPS 410n starts at $899.

Net taxes could arrive by this fall

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CNet: The era of tax-free e-mail, Internet shopping and broadband connections could end this fall, if recent proposals in the U.S. Congress prove successful.

KControl hacking

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Free as in free speech: We all know KControl needs love. I have been hacking on it today for a few hours. What I have right now is what you can see at the screenshot. I plan to add on-hover-items information, so when you hover an item, some information is shown about that item, somewhere.

PKI: Public-Key Infrastructure

LinuxForum: If you are using public keys accessible to everyone, it is quite impossible to figure out whether someone of an organization is actually the person or specific organization sending a particular public key. For this purpose, the Public-Key Infrastructure or PKI was created.

Is Ubuntu Linux for You, Too?

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Ubuntu Those Ubuntu-powered Dell machines are almost here. When Dell Computer announced it was making the Ubuntu operating system available as a preinstalled option, Linux geeks started hopping with joy. But what's in it for the non-geek computer user?

Also: Wal-Mart to begin selling Dell PCs

Lies, damn lies, and statistics

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blogbeebe: I don't normally head over to Groklaw, but I did recently based on some other links and came across an article about a study conducted by Microsoft on how developers don't want the GLP, version 3, to "police patents." If you dig a little deeper into the study, the following facts about the study are exposed:

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