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Travel Back in Time With GPLv3

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If you divided today’s software sector into a detailed Venn diagram, you would end up with a very complex pattern of overlapping shapes and colors. To my mind—and I think to that of most IT managers—these overlaps are welcome news. Where two or more technologies or camps intersect, it means that they are communicating, working together and interoperating.

openSUSE 10.3 alpha 3 Report

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openSUSE 10.3 alpha 3 was released yesterday and it seems to be getting quite a lot of press from several sites this round. It's being announced with enthusiam as if it was a release candidate.

Open Source Movies -- Wave of the Future?

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If you're like me, you loved the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books as a kid. It can be exciting to help shape something you'd otherwise be passively enjoying. That practice is slowly working its way into the film world. The future of filmmaking may give you, the audience, much more say in what kinds of movies get made.

Debian redefines itself with new release

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For much of its history, Debian has been the major noncommercial, philosophically free distribution. Now, as Debian developers and users have deserted the distro for Ubuntu, does Debian have a purpose any more?

Firefox market share in Europe close to 25%

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According to a study by the French Web Metrics company XiTi, the browser war in Europe is slowly being turned by Firefox.

In just one year, Firefox gained 5% of market share over Internet Explorer.

In the big European markets (UK, Germany, France and Italy), Firefox gets a higher market share in Germany (36,2%).

Xandros Desktop Pro

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With an interface that is quite similar to classic Windows, along with utilities that target Windows migrations, Xandros Desktop Professional is a good choice for a productivity desktop and can rival more popular distributions, although bugged from design inconsistencies and a strict licensing structure.


Linux Versus

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How does linux stack up to its competitors? Here are three different comparisons that seek to answer this question: Linux VS Your cat, Linux VS Your Grandmother, and Linux VS The Soviet Union. Who wins? I'll leave that up to you.

Linux VS Your Cat

Linux is free!
Your cat may have been free.
Linux can go years between shutdowns.
Your cat spends more time asleep that it does awake.

Install multimedia codecs, libdvdcss in Debian Etch GNU/Linux

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Debian having released the latest stable version of its GNU/Linux distribution, there is obviously a rush by Debian users to upgrade their distro.

Make Firefox run better

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Firefox is a great browser, but it’s a memory hog. Here are a few tips to help you make Firefox use less memory and run more efficiently.

* Uninstall any extensions that you are not using.
* Disable the ‘Page Saving’ feature. This feature saves a copy of every page you visit in memory. It helps the browser to load pages that you already visited faster, but it can use a lot of memory.

OLPC Sugar User Interface Reviewed

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By now, everyone has at least heard of the noble project to bring the world of computing to children in countries where this might not normally be possible. It's been appropriately called the One Laptop Per Child project.

Linux and Solaris face off

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Earlier this year, we asked our readers why people thinking of Linux aren't also thinking of OpenSolaris (or vice versa), now that both are pukka OSS operating systems.

Ubuntu fanboys on Linux Today arise for wireless input rant

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My last article on the experiences of moving from Windows to Kubuntu Linux brought out the best and the worst of the Linux community judging by some of the responses it received.

Shape your traffic with trickle

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Trickle is a lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper for users with low-speed Internet connections that lets you limit the bandwidth that a specific protocol is using so that you can maintain multiple simultaneous connections and not end up in a traffic jam.

Accelerating commands with alias

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For all you command line conquerors out there that use the bash shell and are tired of continuously typing long commands again and again there is a built in shortcut. That is the alias command.

How To Install Internet Explorer On Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft And Dapper Drake)

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This guide shows how to install three different Internet Explorer versions (6.0, 5.5, and 5.0) on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft and Dapper Drake desktops. This is good for people such as web designers who have switched to Linux but still need to test their web sites in Internet Explorer.

Celestia Brings Space Exploration To Your Desktop

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Celestia is a free software package that graphically simulates celestial objects ranging from the earth and our solar system to distant constellations and galaxies.

Simulating motions, light and shadow in three dimensions, the program generates amazing 3D images and allows the user to travel to any place in the universe and visit planets, comets, and other objects in the solar system.

Linux Scheduling for Absolute Beginners

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In my first article, I provided some basic understanding of how scheduling on Linux operating system works and also gave some examples of how to schedule jobs using cron at different date and times. If you haven’t read it, please read Scheduling for Absolute Beginner first.

Two approaches to Flash

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The free software community has two independent projects working toward the implementation of a free Flash player: Gnash and swfdec. There has been some talk recently about these two projects, their goals, their accomplishments, and whether it makes sense to have them both. In an effort to bring more light to the situation, LWN held a conversation with the principal developers of both projects.

Red Hat fattens pork pie

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Red Hat has sealed a potentially lucrative marketing and technology deal that could see its open source and Linux software land in more government and defense locations.

The company is partnering with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to development of technology and marketing to promote Red Hat and open source code to defense, federal and commercial users.

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