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Story Smart 3G router runs Linux srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 2:19am
Story Xfce 4.8.0 on Track for January Release srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 2:17am
Story Backtestground srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 2:14am
Story KDE -- and proud of it! srlinuxx 1 08/12/2010 - 2:05am
Story APTonCD srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 11:02pm
Story Review of the new Komodo IDE 6: Great new features, one gripe srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 11:00pm
Story Illumination is in the Ubuntu Software Center srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 10:58pm
Story The First X.Org Server 1.10 Snapshot Brings Some Fun srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 9:05pm
Story 10 Things We Want to See in Chrome OS srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 9:04pm
Story Unity Applications View Mockups srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 9:02pm

'Honest' open source licence aims to close GPL loophole

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An Open source entrepreneur has published a new 'Honest Public Licence' (HPL) that aims to close loopholes which let firms offering hosted applications escape key stipulations of the General Public License (GPL).

Windows Site Linux Distro Reaches 0.3

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Linux

Tech news and discussions website, Neowin.net, has started developing it’s own distribution of Linux, titled Shift, which has just reached version 0.3.

Linux Collaboration: All About The Apps

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Software

For years, pundits have proclaimed that the Linux Desktop is coming, and yet it was still lacking in some of the critical collaboration apps that enterprises rely on. Some have argued that without key collaboration applications that can interface with Microsoft's Exchange, enterprises won't adopt Linux. That's going to change this year.

Researchers: OpenOffice.org Security 'Insufficient'

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Security

With Microsoft's Office suite now being targeted by hackers, researchers at the French Ministry of Defence say users of the OpenOffice.org software may be at even greater risk from computer viruses.

IBM Unveils Linux IM, HP Unveils Debian

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Linux

IBM is taking instant messaging to Linux—on both the desktop and server. The company will use the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to announce that it will support Linux. Hewlett-Packard, of Palo Alto, Calif., will use LinuxWorld to announce global support for the Debian Linux distribution.

Linux Phrasebook Reviewed

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Reviews

One of the greatest strengths of the Linux operating system is the power of the command line. Scott Granneman has compiled a collection of Linux commands that will allow you to do almost anything you need to do from a terminal.

Class Assignment: Implement a Open Source Solution for Non-Profits

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OSS

The undergraduate students in the George Fox University management and business information systems program will be asked to solve an organization's information system problems. Students will rely on open-source software.

Java on Linux vs MS-Win XP

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Just talk

The computer lab we were using at Western Oregon University had Windows XP on all the machines. The first day of class, I used Win-XP for a few minutes--but I just couldn't stand it anymore . . . I whipped-out my PCLinuxOS CD I'd brought along with me, and proceeded to install Linux on the machine . . .

Elive 0.5 Beta-3.1

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Linux
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As announced on Distrowatch, "The new generation of Elive has started and the beta-3.1 for the future version 0.5 is officially released. Version 0.5 is based on Dsslive with kernel 2.6.15 and X.Org 7.0. Other new features include SATA support, better compatibility with amd64 processors, new drivers for wireless networking, and several improvements to the hard disk installer. Enlightenment 17 now comes with a beautiful Lucax theme, while Firefox also has an exciting, never-seen-before look." It was time for Tuxmachines to take another look.

Abit KN9 Ultra w/ Fedora Core 5

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Hardware

The Abit KN9 Ultra is backed by the NVIDIA MCP55 Ultra and supports IEEE-1394a, Dual Gigabit LAN, and all of the other Abit extras we are delighted to see back. The KN9 Ultra certainly looks like it may stack up well on paper, but let's see if Abit has truly returned to their famed past set by such motherboards as the NF7-S and IC7-MAX3.

Aurox 12.0 RC1, The Polish Lady

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Linux
Reviews

What is Aurox 12.0-RC1 DVD? First of all, it's a LiveDVD, and an installable one (à la MEPIS, Ubuntu 6.06, and so on). Based on kernel 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 (i686), its FC5 origin is pretty obvious, no matter the welcome page after the install will still mention FC3 and FC4. And what is that Aurora has and Fedora Core has not?

PrBoom Version 2.4.5 is released.

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Gaming

Fixed crash when saving the game in levels with lots of monsters, Unified software and opengl engine into one binary, Added video mode selection to menu, fix demo desyncs on E1M5 on x86_64 systems...

Instant Linux for Windows admins means no installation

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Linux

Many Windows administrators want to try out Linux without having to install an entirely new operating system alongside XP, or reformatting their hard disk. Now there's a way to get "instant Linux" – with the free software called Knoppix.

Web site disasters made easy

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Software

I built a LAMP (Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP) sales portal that handled online ordering and a corporate Web site. It generated revenue from the outset. Then our parent company in Japan was flying in to help rescue our LAMP system. We didn't know it needed rescuing.

A revolution in a laptop

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Hardware

While software applications and the companies that develop them have become the main drivers in today’s information society, the CM1, more commonly known as the $100 laptop, could take over where the venerable 5150 left off - becoming one of the enduring pieces of techno hardware in the next 25 years.

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GNU/Linux? But you don't LOOK like a geek...

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Linux

I was sitting on an uncomfortably high plastic chair waiting... waiting... waiting... and that was just for the office suite to load on MS2000. One of my fellow post grad students was sitting at the terminal next to me. We had exchanged pleasantries and I knew he had an IT background, and the wait time was getting ridiculous, and so I said, as a way of passing the time, “I forgot how slow this whole windows business is”. He looked at me, in a puzzled, suspicious way. “Why?”, he enquired. “What do you use?” I replied “Ubuntu”, his eyebrows shot up and he looked at me like I had just grown a third head.

Texstar Does it Again!

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PCLOS
Reviews

Recently, Texstar released a Junior version. Known as PCLINUXOS 0.93A JUNIOR, this version comes with a set of pre-selected programs for Web Browsing, E-mail, IM, Blogging, DVDS/CD burning and a whole lot more. It is a GREAT way for someone migrating from Windows to Linux to get started. While the single CD might seem somewhat minimalistic, once installed some 5,000 programs await the user from the Synaptic repositories.

PCLinuxOS 0.93a Junior Review

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PCLOS
Reviews

In 2003, a new distribution forked from Mandrake Linux 9.2. Its creator was a packager called Texstar who was also maintaining a website called "PCLinuxOnline". He named his distribution "PCLinuxOS" and worked closely with "The Live CD Project" to make a Live CD distribution based on Mandrake but which would use its own packages and the APT package manager.

GNU Gnash Screenshots and Review

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Software

GNU Gnash is an open source implementation of Adobe's Flash Player and its rendering technology. Although its source code originated from other open source projects, the entire code base is a clean-room implementation of Flash.

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