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Story CentOS Desktop srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 7:56pm
Story Controlling GNOME 3 with your hands srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 8:13am
Story Ahoy Mandriva! Are you still out there? srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 6:17am
Story Three fun games reviewed srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 2:40am
Story Unity, GNOME3, Windows 8 and… jumping rats srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 2:36am
Story Fedora 18 Will Go For Tmpfs srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 2:32am
Story Kubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 Screenshots Gallery srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 2:31am
Story Red Hat donates $100,000 to "the future of open source" srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 2:23am
Story Microsoft makes Top 20 list of Linux kernel contributors srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 2:21am
Story vivaldi ordering delay srlinuxx 02/04/2012 - 11:11pm

Upgrading Linux

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HowTos Most Linux distributions have upgrade paths with their installation. They are, however, usually only useful for a sub-release upgrade, such as from 7.1 to 7.2 or 7.3. However, I have yet to run into one that will successfully and cleanly upgrade from one release to the next full release. However, with some thought and a decent understanding of *Nix, it's possible to upgrade or migrate without too much pain.

Mark Shuttleworth Talks Dell, Hardware, Ubuntu 7.10 & More

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Phoronix: Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Why Novell Must Not Crash and Burn

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Linux Journal: Some people are rubbing their hands in glee at the thought of Novell crashing and burning completely, but such a development could actually turn out to be one of the worst things to happen to free software.

Open-source software makes the invisible man

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PC Pro: A University of Liverpool mathematician claims 30-year-old open-source software has cracked the equation that will allow scientists to make objects - such as humans, tanks or even entire islands - invisible.

Patents, MSPL, and the Apache 2.0 License

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linux devcenter: I’ve had software patents on my mind for several years. After listening to my colleage Allison Randal work on the Artistic License 2.0 for several years, I’ve finally noticed that other updated OSI-compatible licenses deal with software patents in two ways.

Also: Discussing Patents: Two Approaches

Fedora 7 - My Personal Bugfest

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/home/liquidat: Fedora 7 is to be released in these hours. I already got a copy of the last RC and have been bug hunting since then. And I gathered quite some over the last days, unfortunately, but most are simply due to new, not yet tested application features.

PClinuxOS 2007.0 Review

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Nosredna Ekim: I am a Kubuntu user since version 6.06. However, that hasn’t made me blindly consider (k)ubuntu to be the best linux distro; I am always open to newcomers. In recent days, PClinuxOS 2007.0 was released, and quickly hit the top of of the distrowatch charts. I decided to download it and give this relatively new distribution a text run on my Acer Aspire 5050 laptop.

Gentoo's new Secret Sauce is sweet and sour

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Reviews After several delays, Gentoo finally released version 2007.0, code-named Secret Sauce. Despite the extended period of development, the installable live CD and DVD versions didn't work as they should, thanks to obvious bugs with display drivers. That said, if you discount the live CD and DVD and install Gentoo the manual way it's popular for, the new version is smooth as ice.

Review: PcLinuxOS 2007

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Raiden's Realm: A lot of the greatest hype in the Linux world has been around Ubuntu and its derivatives, namely Kubuntu, Edubuntu and the like. However, there's yet another contender in the Linux world that has been making a lot of noise and is worth a good hard look. Enter PcLinuxOS.

The Road to KDE 4: KWin Composite Brings Bling to KDE

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KDE KWin, KDE's window manager, has been around since KDE 2.0 (replacing KWM in KDE 1.x) and has grown to be a mature and stable window manager over the years. For KDE 4, however, there were a few people rumbling about visual effects, and perhaps KWin was feeling a little envious of its younger cousins Compiz and Beryl.

Are Linux vendors predatory?

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Dana Blankenhorn: I want to continue our discussion about penguins as predators by talking about Covalent. Covalent’s business is supporting open source projects. Today Covalent added support for nine new Apache technologies to its roster and it’s expanding. Is it being predatory?

Is the world ready for Ubuntu’s six month release cycle?

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ArsGeek: With Ubuntu hitting the main stream (don’t argue with me, being sold by Dell is about as mainstream as you can get) I’ve been thinking about their constant upgrade/release cycle among other potential obstacles that may stand in the way of more widespread adoption of my favorite operating system.

Customize Your Shell

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You can customize the UNIX shell to save time, to save typing, and to adapt to your style of work. Shell startup files capture your preferences and recreate your shell environment session after session, even machine to machine.

Firefox and Released (End-of-Life for 1.5.x)

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CyberNetNews: Today is a big day for Mozilla because it marks the last version of Firefox 1.5 that will ship. This last release was definitely necessary though since Mozilla had never prompted 1.5.x users to upgrade to Firefox 2, but that is about to change.

60 days with Ubuntu

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Batteries Not Included: I have been using Ubuntu for approximately 2 months now. This has been a fairly monogamous relationship, I think I booted Windows all of twice. So, what does it feel like?

It's Wedding Season, and Is Here For You

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OOo Training, Tips, and Ideas: Who wants to pay for someone else to make your wedding invitations? (Or programs, or whatever.) Use OpenOffice for your wedding invitations. This of course prompts the objection, "But there aren't any templates in OpenOffice."

Short Overview: Current State of Mesa and OpenGL on Linux

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/home/liquidat: Most free X.Org graphic drivers are based on Mesa, which is a free OpenGL specification implementation. However, while OpenGL is already in Version 2.1 the Mesa implementation only supports version 1.5. This is to change soon - but OpenGL will make new releases as well.

A New Vector For Hackers -- Firefox Add-Ons

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Washington Post: Makers of some of the most popular extensions, or "add-ons," for Mozilla's Firefox Web browser may have inadvertently introduced security holes that criminals could use to steal sensitive data from millions of users.

nBox - Envision your network with nBox (Embedded Ntop)

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The life of a systems or network administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it.

Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD

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Free Software Mag: GNU/Linux is the most popular operating system built with free/open source software. However, it is not the only one: FreeBSD is also becoming popular for its stability, robustness and security. In this article, I’ll take a look at their similarities and differences.

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