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Story Italian Simplicity: Semplice Linux srlinuxx 13/03/2012 - 12:21am
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Story What's the best Linux server for you? srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 9:21pm
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Story The Linux Hardware Hurdle srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 7:26pm
Story Why I Switched From Ubuntu To openSUSE srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 7:23pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 447 srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 5:24pm

Why supporting Tux500 is worth it

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Linux

Nuxified: Ken Starks and Bob Moore are trying to raise money to put the GNU/Linux advertisement on one of the cars that will be participating in the biggest racing event on the planet, Indianapolis 500. However the project has been at least slightly controversial. I will attempt to outline some of the reasons some in the community may have not to support this project.

What Happened To XGI Graphics?

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Misc

Phoronix: XGI Technology is still in business, but what has happened to them? We once saw hope in them for providing discrete graphics processors to take on the NVIDIA and ATI duopoly, but they have since discontinued their Volari 8 series.

Kit Out A PC For Free!

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Ubuntu

fool.co.uk: Firstly, you'll need an Operating System (OS). Even if your computer has an old version of Windows, you may find that it's not supported anymore (so you won't be able to get help easily if you run into problems) or it doesn't work well with new technology. One of the best we've found is Ubuntu.

Firefox may scuttle support for older Linux

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Moz/FF

computer world: Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser will probably abandon support for older distributions of Linux, a company executive has said.

Author rejects Microsoft's use of his report in veiled open source threat

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Microsoft

out-law.com: The author of a report used by Microsoft as evidence of open source patent infringement has said that his report means the opposite of what Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said it means.

Also: OIN Statement: "We stand ready to leverage our IP portfolio" - Updated
And: Linus Torvalds Responds To Microsoft Patent Claims

Free Advice for the Litigious...

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Microsoft

Jonathan Schwartz: Years back, Sun was under pressure in the market. Although many users loved our core Solaris operating system, others thought it was built for high end computers, not grid systems. We gave customers one choice - leave Sun. Many did. Where did they go? They went to GNU/Linux.

OpenSuse plans to massively improve boot time

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SUSE

/home/liquidat: Like other distributions, OpenSuse has a group of people working at a faster boot system. Atm there is no discussion about a new init system but about improvements on all fronts: kernel, init scripts, unnecessary system calls, etc.

Review: Kubuntu 7.04 (Part I)

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Reviews
Ubuntu

techpersona: Well today I took a sip of the magical drink and tried out a new OS (Operating System) on my PC. No, I did not switch to that OS with the fruit on it. No, what I have done is tried out one of the projects from Ubuntu known as Kubuntu.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.04

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HowTos

howtoforge: This tutorial shows how you can turn Ubuntu Studio 7.04 into a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Also: Phoronix has the Screenshots

A Serious Inconsistency Emerges in the Microsoft-Novell Stories

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Microsoft
SUSE

Groklaw: Did Microsoft detail what patents it thinks Linux infringes when it was negotiating the deal with Novell or not? The parties are telling two different stories, and furthermore, Microsoft has now told two different stories. First it said it didn't, but now it says it did. Let me show you what I noticed.

And: Novell rejects Microsoft’s Linux patent claims

Linux too vanilla? Try this

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BSD

the Inquirer: I'VE BEEN TRYING to reinstall my old laptop recently. It's a battered old Thinkpad i1200 series from about 2001. No kernel newer than 2.6.15 will run on it. I've tried FreeBSD before but found it a real trial to get it installed and working. But PC-BSD is a /very/ different beast.

Sun, allies broaden open-source chip push

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Hardware

ZDNet: Sun Microsystems' open-source chip plan is bearing some early fruit, but the server and software company hopes to increase further involvement by sharing the designs of its forthcoming "Niagara 2" processor.

Crossing the digital divide with Openoffice.org

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OOo

ITWeek: The Openoffice.org productivity suite, whose main modules are the Writer word processor, Calc spreadsheet and Impress presentation package, has extremely good filters for exchanging files. You can use these to open and edit Microsoft Office format documents in Openoffice.org and vice versa.

There is only one reason left why Windows exists

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Microsoft

Really Linux: 156 minutes of pain compared with 26 minutes of success. That’s the difference between a Windows installation and a Linux installation. After two and a half hours fiddling with a Windows install on my Toshiba laptop, it became pretty obvious what is one major reason why Windows remains a viable operating system.

Nokia's maemo 3.1 update is an incremental improvement

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Software

Linux.com: Nokia has released the first software update for its N800 Internet tablets. Officially dubbed Internet Tablet OS 2007 Edition version 3.2007.10-7, it corresponds to the maemo 3.1 platform. The update fixes several performance and stability problems in the 3.0 release that shipped with the tablet at launch, and offers a few improved features.

Java and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

OSS Watch: A great deal of noise has been made about feisty fawn, the latest version of Ubuntu, and better support for Java and the NetBeans Java development environment. Better support for Java is a good thing, even a very good thing.

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Etch

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HowTos

In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Debian Etch server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected.

MOC — Console Audio Player for Linux

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HowTos

polishlinux: MOC is a console-based (build on ncurses library) audio player for Linux/BSD. It’s very easy to use, fast and functional so basically it has all the features of a decent player except for a fancy GUI. What is more — it takes a fraction of system resources consumed by most popular GUI players but still plays all popular formats „out-of-the-box”.

Meeting on Future Mozilla Firefox Support Forums Held

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Moz/FF

mozillaZine: The notes from the second meeting on the future of Mozilla Firefox support have been made available online. The telephone conference was organised by the Mozilla Corporation and took place on Thursday.

Also: Real time customization for Firefox with Personas
And: Raising Mozilla on Linux Runtime Requirements Proposed

Windows Vista review

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Microsoft
Reviews

Software in Review: It's been more than 6 years since the last release of Microsoft's Windows desktop operating system. In that time, the operating system market has changed dramatically. No longer are there simple, standard PCs -- we now have tablets, handhelds, set-top boxes, and network appliances. We have low-end "email and Web" desktops, high-end gaming machines, and superpowered workstations. Having tested Windows Vista Ultimate Edition I have to wonder if the Microsoft software engineers have been paying attention.

Also: No end in sight for Vista's Long Goodbye

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