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Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 8:06pm
Story Designing the new Ubuntu for phone pages srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 8:03pm
Story How to un-break GNOME menus srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 8:00pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 7:44am
Story User Guide To Setting Up The Raspberry PI srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 2:55am
Story Open source is legal software alternative srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 2:49am
Story ioquake3 move srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 2:44am
Blog entry Ubuntu Phone, Good idea? fieldyweb 02/01/2013 - 8:36pm
Story Choosing a text editor srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 6:58pm
Story UEFI SecureBoot + Linux, is the nightmare over? srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 6:56pm

I survived the Peruvian quake

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Misc

Richard M. Stallman: On the evening of August 15 I was answering email in the offices of COSOLIG, the free software organization of the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima. I was just about to do a batch mail transfer when the earthquake began. It was strong enough to shake my body in an interesting way, but insufficient to damage a concrete building, or even to make a bookshelf fall over.

Building UNIX Software from Source Code

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Linux

If your UNIX system lacks a tool you need, chances are you can find an apt solution in the enormous inventory of software available online. This month, learn how to build software from source code.

Tremulous - Free Fast Paced Shooter Game for Aliens

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Gaming

about.com: Tremulous is a FPS (fast-paced shooter) game. However, the gameplay is unlike most other FPS games because not only do you get to pick whether you want to be a human or an alien, but there are also other customizations allowed.

The Culture of Open Source

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OSS

onlamp blogs: The spirit of the open source movement operates under the assumption that software’s most valued resource, its code, should be freely available to everyone. Despite the obvious advantages of making code readily available to anyone around the world, there are some cultural differences that complicate the open source movement.

Reasons to stick with Windows Vista and avoid Ubuntu

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OS

vista.blorge.com: As you may recall, outgoing PC Magazine editor Jim Louderback had almost nothing good to say about Vista in his most recent column. Just about everyone I know that has used Vista is going to stick with it and Information Week poses the reasons why that not so strangely, I agree with.

New Matrox Graphics 1.4.5 Linux Drivers Provide Enhanced Features for Thin Client Users

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Software

Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of multi-display graphics solutions for professionals, introduces new 1.4.5 Linux drivers providing enhanced features and additional support to its Matrox EpicA TC2 and EpicA TC4 multi-display graphics cards for thin computing.

Stable kernel 2.6.22.4 released

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Linux

LWN: Stable kernel 2.6.22.4 has been released. This one contains a single patch - a security fix for the signal vulnerability which allows, under some circumstances, an arbitrary signal to be sent to a setuid process.

GNOME 2.20.0 UI Preview

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Software

phoronix: Last week marked the release of the first GNOME 2.20.0 beta, which also defined the user interface freeze for GNOME 2.20.0. With the UI freeze we have taken some screenshots from GNOME 2.19.90 for your viewing pleasure of the subtle changes.

some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • A step-by-step guide to building a new SELinux policy module

  • Back to School: A few of the many, many sites with free clip art for schools
  • Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name
  • Using Iconv to convert UTF-8 to ASCII (on Linux)
  • remove blank lines using grep or sed

PCLinuxOS gaining more popularity than Ubuntu?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

seopher: This may not be as absurd a claim as you may think, especially when you take into consideration the minor backlash that Ubuntu has experienced. So is PCLinuxOS the next poster-child of usable Linux?

Making money The Redhat way

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Linux

techzone: We all believe that open source is associated with free, as in free speech, software. As a layman, I started thinking about the sanity of people who work so hard to produce such quality software products and then allow anyone to simply download and use them for free. What the heck!! Where the hell do they make money ?? How can so many people simply be doing charity ??

New OpenSUSE education apps available

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SUSE

zdnet: While there has been some controversy over whether LTSP support would be added to SUSE’s so-called EduCD, to be distributed with their fourth quarter version 10.3 release, a wide variety of software slated for inclusion in their education-centered set of add-ons is now available for download and testing.

Fine-tune RSS feeds with ListGarden

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Software

linux.com: Most Web publishing systems on the market can automatically generate RSS feeds, but there are situations where you might want to have fine-grained control over your RSS feeds. For example, you might want to provide alternative RSS item descriptions, or to manually select which RSS items to publish.

The Linux Fund rises again

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Linux

the Inquirer: GOOD NEWS is never late, so it's nice to note that The Linux Fund relaunched last month just before the Open Source Convention OSCON in Portland, Oregon.

Two hours after trying Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

beconfused.com/blog: Finally I got some time away from my work and I decided to explore something new. I decided to install Ubuntu. I am familiar with Windows and the Mac but I haven’t really touched Ubuntu. So I shrink my Windows Vista partition by 60 GB and throw in Ubuntu to dual-boot.

Debian Lenny & initng

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Linux

masuran.org: Yesterday I installed Debian Lenny on one of my workstations to give it a try. Ever since I tried Ubuntu I've been in love with it, but you all know how love can be blinding Wink So trying a new distribution every now and then is a good idea. Ubuntu is based on Debian, so I wanted to see where the latest version of Debian differed from the latest Ubuntu release.

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos).

Best of many worlds

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OS

manilastandardtoday: WHEN I switched from Windows to Linux last year, a decision I had to make as a technology writer was what to do with readers who were still on Microsoft’s proprietary operating system.

Open Source Products Just Are Not As Good?

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OSS

matt hartley: I hear the argument everyday. That somehow, any open source project must not be very good because it does not cost anything to use it.

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