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Graphical Redesign of PCLinuxOS for 2007

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS has been steadily improving since its initial release. It is always great to watch the progress a distrobution can make with a dedicated and professional team behind the scenes. PCLinuxOS is no exception and its next big release, currently in beta, promises to deliver a powerful new OS.

Mark Shuttleworth: Accessibility building momentum

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Software

I was really pleased to read about an accessibility review of ORCA in a KDE blog post. It’s a pointer to a bit of study on the integration of ORCA in Gnome and the good news is, it’s really very positive. Thanks to super work on AT-SPI, a11y is starting to shape up on the Linux desktop, and the source of the blog post suggests that BOTH the desktop heavyweights care about it.

IM Clients for Linux

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Software

If you use Linux, there are a lot of Instant Messaging clients for you to choose from. And this is not an easy choice at all. There is the features vs stability problem all the time. In order to simplify your choice, I've decided to come up with the most know.

…they’re brewing up some polish…

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SUSE

I’m inspecting easly internal betas of the first service pack for SLED10, and it’s looking very cool. Before getting into some of its features, I want to give a little preview what apparently will be an overall theme for the service pack: stupendous amounts of polish.

Red Hat joins the Vendor Interop Alliance: Much ado about...?

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Linux

Today Red Hat announced that has joined the Vendor Interop Alliance, the group that Microsoft chartered with other top software companies, but which has not involved Red Hat to date.

A big thank you to the Ubuntu Technical Board

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Ubuntu

I was *very* pleasantly pleased to read about a decision by the Ubuntu Technical Board to exclude proprietary drivers by default in Ubuntu. I agree 100% with their reasoning, and 100% with the way that it will be implemented.

Penguins Descend On NYC For LinuxWorld

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Linux

This year's gathering of LinuxWorld, East Coast Edition is very different than its predecessors. For starters, the event is in New York City. Moreover, the event isn't even your standard LinuxWorld and bears the long moniker of LinuxWorld Open Solutions Summit.

Novell and Microsoft swing both ways

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SUSE

The possibilities for recursive virtualisation have just increased, with Novell and Intel announcing that you can now run Windows unmodified on Novell's SUSE Linux, via Xen and an Intel VT-capable processor, while Microsoft says an upcoming service pack will let its Virtual Server run SUSE Linux as a virtualised guest.

Also: Europeans don't care for virtualisation

Ubuntu Migration Manager

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Software

Still in an early stage of development, but hopefully ready for Feisty Fawn. Yesterday Migration-assistant 0.3.1 was uploaded to main and the accompanying changes were merged into Ubiquity.

Klik: the un-packaging system

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Linux

Klik is unique among software installation systems for Linux, in that each package installed through klik is self-contained, isolated from the rest of the operating system. Klik isn't a package management system; rather it's an application that lets you download and run software without installing it.

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Review: Frets on Fire

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Gaming

You suck on electric guitar. If you are not aware of that now, you will be after playing Frets on Fire -- a cross-platform, GPLed music game from Unreal Voodoo, where your PC's keyboard is the instrument and you play lead.

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Make move to open source

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Linux

With the launch of Microsoft's Vista operating system Jan. 30, I can't help but wonder why people have such unrelenting faith in the faulted system. I wonder why more people haven't heard of a sexy little Finnish operating system called Linux, a free, highly compatible, highly functional system for which there exist only 40 known viruses.

Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS

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BSD
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a network-attached storage server with FreeNAS. FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system and supports CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC, SSH, local user authentication, and software RAID (0, 1, 5). It comes with a powerful web interface and uses very little space on the hard drive - about 32MB.

KateOS 3.2: Installation Made Easy

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Linux

In a recent blog entry I mentioned that one of my favorite relatively unheard of Linux distributions was KateOS. Well, this morning I woke up to find out that a new Beta release of KateOS Live is now available.

Big Linux users pay cash to Microsoft, claims bloke

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Microsoft

CUSTOMERS USING Linux are paying a kind of "protection money" to Microsoft to prevent them being sued over Volish code which is allegedly under the bonnet, a guy has alleged.

Open source software lets Genuitec forgo venture capital

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OSS

One business that relies heavily on open source software is Genuitec, the company that produces the proprietary subscription-based MyEclipse interactive development environment. Low-cost MyEclipse adds functionality to Eclipse, an open source application development software framework. Genuitec co-founder and Vice President of Technology Todd Williams says his company is able to keep prices affordable because it avoided using venture capital money, and because Genuitec itself is built completely on open source.

First Look: BOSS - The Indianized Linux

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Linux

BOSS is Linux operating system distribution, brought to you by CDAC to address your Indic Computing problems. It incorporates all kinds of Indic language resources.

Quake4 update Beta

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Gaming

A new update for Quake 4 has shortly been made available as Beta version. The patch get be downloaded from ID's ftp server. Changes include builtin http server for autodownload and weapon improvements.

MassMutual gives computers

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Ubuntu

MassMutual Financial Group donated 100 computers to Springfield Technical Community College yesterday for use by students who cannot afford to purchase a computer. The computers were stripped of software and any proprietary information, and will load them with free open source software, a Linux-based system called Ubuntu.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

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  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more