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today's leftovers

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News
  • Ohio Linux Fest 2007

  • ET: Quake Wars Linux Client Released
  • The Traveling Linux Laptop Adventure
  • How To Install Menu File Browser Applet on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Sun Report Builder: Better reporting in OpenOffice.org
  • Review: DreamLinux 2.2 MM GL - Multimedia Fan’s Dream Come True
  • Hack of the day: serial programming on Linux versus Windows
  • Romanian Libraries Use Open-Source Software

Seven Areas Where Linux Could Get Better

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Linux

information week: There is no Linux road map, per se. To give a glimpse of the process, here are seven areas of development worth watching, based on interviews with developers and kernel maintainers, and time on www.kernelnewbies.org.

Also: How Linux Is Testing The Limits Of Open Source Development

Notables in KDE 4 Beta 3

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KDE

liquidat: KDE 4 Beta 3, codename Cicker, was released some days ago. This release features a new panel and of course various bug fixes.

Also: KDE 4 Fun

Beware: Major problems with add-ons caused by Firefox 2.0.0.8 update

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Moz/FF

iTWire: For the past few years, I have found the Firefox browser update process to work pretty much flawlessly. But not with today's automatic update to version 2.0.0.8 (20 October 2007). Not a single one of the installed extensions that I have come to rely on are working, and I'm very annoyed. And it seems that I'm not the only one affected.

Ubuntu 7.10 Upgrade First Impressions

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Ubuntu

Gutsy is a definite step in the right direction with some welcome new features. It’s just a shame my upgrade didn’t go as smoothly as I wanted. Will I ever get desktop effects working?

Collaboration: Best Reason for Government Open Source?

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OSS

Linux Today: There seems to be a disconnect between what users want for their computing needs, and what vendors think they want. A glaring example of this was made apparent to me at the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) earlier this week.

GPLv3 adoption on track, experts say

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OSS

linux.com: How is the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) being received four months after its official release? Not well, if you believe the Evans Data survey released on September 25. However, those who concern themselves with licensing issues at the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and at Palamida paint a different picture.

Linux Quick Tip: Keyboard Shortcuts in KDE

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HowTos

Raiden's Realm: For anybody who's ever used a computer, one of the things that many people find useful is keyboard shortcuts. In some cases they can allow you to do certain tasks much faster than you could with a mouse and thus they tend to be preferred by many for that exact reason.

Also: 35+ keyboard shortcuts that save you time in Mozilla Thunderbird

New NVIDIA Linux Display Driver

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Software

Version: 100.14.23
Operating System: Linux
Release Date: October 18, 2007

Why don’t more people use Debian?

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Linux

tuxtoday: Over the last couple of weeks I’ve caught myself wondering why there are so many “easy-to-use” Debian-based distros. I used to think of Debian as the distro that was way up there, a long long way to go, in terms of user-friendlyness. I didn’t think that I was going to be able to use Debian. It just seemed to hard.

Linux Will Be Worth $1 Billion In First 100 Days of 2009

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Linux

Charles Babcock: What's Linux worth? The question has been a favorite of technology groups and cocktail party conversations ever since a character named Jeff V. Merkey offered $50,000 for a copy of Linux. The offer was a ploy. Merkey wanted it under the BSD license, which would have undermined the terms of the GPL. So he didn't get it. But we know, at least, that $50,000 proved to be a low bid.

more ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Changing the Ubuntu Start Menu Panel Icon

  • The wide world of pre-installed Ubuntu
  • Is the Ubuntu team stretched too thin?
  • Getting Ubuntu 7.10 working in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
  • Ubuntu Gutsy on the Dell Latitude D630
  • My first Day in Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10
  • Installed Ubuntu 7.10 on two Dells

Free Games for Linux

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Gaming

LinuxJournal: When people talk about computer gaming these days, they invariably mean commercial games running on a Windows platform. Few people realize that Linux can be more than just a very good Web or file server. Even fewer people are aware of the many open-source or otherwise freely available games available for Linux.

Fallout from Office Open XML Vote Continues

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Microsoft

eWeek: The fallout from the events leading up to the recent vote on whether or not to approve Microsoft's Office Open XML documents format as an ISO standard continues unabated, more than a month after the software maker conceded it had lost that vote.

SELinux sparks tussle over Linux security model

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Linux
Security

GCN: While most security specialists would agree on the high quality of SELinux, proponents are arguing this framework is the only one that should be needed for the open-source operating system kernel. In fact, it would eliminate the need for the Linux Security Module, an open platform for outsider developers to build their own security frameworks for Linux. And this idea has raised the ire of Linux keeper Linus Torvalds.

SuSE 10.3: How the mighty have fallen.

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SUSE

techiemoe rants: Since around SuSE 10.0, I've not been as happy with SuSE for a number of reasons, most of them aesthetic. There is also that thing about a major corporate Linux still not including something as simple as MP3 support and buying into the Microsoft protection racket.

Baby steps with Gentoo

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Gentoo

apaku.wordpress: As I’m pretty familiar with setting up debian nowadays I thought a change would be cool, so I decided to give Gentoo a shot.

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    There seems to be a phase that OSS projects go through where as they mature and gain traction. As they do it becomes increasingly important for vendors to point to their contributions to credibly say they are the ‘xyz’ company. Heptio is one such vendor operating in the OSS space, and this isn’t lost on us. :) It helps during a sales cycle to be able to say “we are the a big contributor to this project, look at the percentage of code and PRs we submitted”. While transparency is important as is recognizing the contributions that key vendors, focus on a single metric in isolation (and LoC in particular) creates a perverse incentive structure. Taken to its extreme it becomes detrimental to project health.
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