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Story few odds & ends: srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 7:03pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 4:03pm
Story Fedora vs. Ubuntu srlinuxx 1 02/07/2013 - 9:56am
Story Contributing to FOSS Projects, a counterpoint srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 3:54am
Story So wheezy is fun.. srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 3:52am
Story ALT Linux 7.0 Enterprise and Workstation Arrive srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 3:50am
Story Ubuntu's Mir plans cause divisions srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 1:06am
Story Getting started with GIMP srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 12:55am
Story Ubiquitous Linux: It’s Everywhere srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 10:05pm
Story The Linux Kernel: Drivers srlinuxx 01/07/2013 - 10:03pm

Open source doesn’t forget

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SUSE

Dana Blankenhorn: My recent Novell post got some private push-back from a Novell spokesman who insisted that I was being harsh. Maybe I was.

XP to Ubuntu Linux and back again

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OS

james.cooley.ie: My ideal situation is to be able to move from machine to machine (XP or Linux) by inserting a reasonably sized usb-drive, type a couple of commands and start working productively.

ATI/AMD's New Open-Source Strategy Explained

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OSS

phoronix: Yesterday when talking about the new ATI Linux driver, AMD's press release had stated: "In the coming months AMD also plans to accelerate efforts to address the needs of the open source community as well." A few hints were dropped yesterday, but what we didn't tell you is that the announcement wouldn't be in a few months, but really just a few hours.

GNOME 2.20.0 RC Released

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Software

Linux Electrons: This is the ninth development release and first release candidate for GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released later this month. This release is the last before hard code freeze starts on september 10th. Please test this as much as you can and file bugs if you want them fixed before the final release.

KDE 4.0 Beta 2 Release

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KDE

The KDE Community proudly presents the second Beta release for KDE 4.0. This release marks the beginning of the feature freeze and the stabilization of the current codebase. Since the libraries were frozen with the first Beta, KDE developers have been adding features and functionality to their applications. Now it is time to start polishing these features

Xorg Releases/7.3

Features Xorg server 1.4, New applications: xbacklight, New drivers: xf86-video-glide, xf86-video-vermilion, and xdm: Xft support added.

Upcoming Open Source Conferences

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OSS

infoworld blogs: There's a slew of open source conferences coming up this fall in the US and in Europe. Here are a few of the highlights:

Second Release Candidate for GIMP 2.4

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GIMP

GIMP 2.4.0-RC2 is finally there. The developers have fixed quite some bugs since RC1 but it's not the final thing yet.

2 minutes about Copernic

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MDV

beranger: Dear Mandriva friends, your distro runs rather well and smoothly even as RC1 but it's such a bloat that I'll do my best to educate myself to that point that I'd eventually only use some BSD flavor(s) at home!

Game of the Day: Hexen

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Gaming

Penguin Pete: Following on from my recent exploration of Heretic, I next tried Hexen. This has been motivated by my curiosity; while we've all played Doom and Quake to death, these two interim games just never seemed to get the press. Hexen, too, runs smoothly in DOSbox on my Slackware setup.

PC-BSD Day 1: extending the system

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BSD

ruminations: On this first day with PC-BSD I sat down to extend the system. For one, I was curious whether I could play my MP3 files out of the box and -if not- how easy it was to remedy that. Secondly, I wanted to install a program for offline blogging.

Xubuntu 7.04 on a 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: Well, after an egregiously long time, I seem to have finally finished installing Xubuntu 7.04 on the World’s Ugliest Laptop, and the results are … well, I’ll let you judge.

Linux: The Really Simple Really Fair Scheduler

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In an effort to fully understand the math proposed by Roman Zippel in his Really Fair Scheduler, Ingo Molnar implemented a simplified version of the logic on top of his Completely Fair Scheduler code which he then humorously labeled the Really Simple Really Fair Scheduler.

The shell challenge: changing another process’ working directory

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HowTos

rudd-o: Don’t you hate it when you leave a shell open and you can’t unmount a disk volume because the shell has a firm grip on a directory in that disk? Well, there’s a solution.

ISO approval: comparing ODF to OOXML

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masuran.org: I recently got into a discussion with some OOXML backers about whether or not OOXML can/should be made an ISO standard. To support my argument that the OOXML specification can't be fixed with a BRM, I've decided to compare the comments that were addressed at the ODF BRM and the ones that will have to be addressed at the OOXML BRM.

Configuring your webcam to work under Linux

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HowTos

linux.com: If you want the old-time GNU/Linux experience, try configuring a Web camera. Unlike most peripherals, webcams are generally not configured during installation. Moreover, where printers have the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) and its interfaces, with webcams you are generally thrown back on whatever resources you can find on the Internet and your own knowledge of kernel modules and drivers.

Automatix Backlash: Why the Hate?

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Software

OSWeekly: In order for Automatix to be as hated as it has become by a select few, we need to first examine the reasons why the application is allegedly being targeted with such harsh words. With this article, we will closely examine why.

First impressions: Opera 9.5 alpha a worthy contender

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Software

arstechnica: Opera has always defied conventional wisdom: in the past, the company was able to survive by selling web browsers when Microsoft and Netscape were giving them away. More recently, the company shifted to giving away its desktop browser. Now, the company has released alpha builds of the latest version of their desktop product, Opera 9.5.

today's leftovers

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News
  • My Favorite Open Source Business Models

  • Linux is Alright
  • Open source acquisitions, time to grow up?
  • PhpGedView puts your ancestors on the Web
  • Ian Murdock: Where's the War?
  • GP2X-F200 Video
  • Time to Show More Oxygen
  • GPLv3 up 19% over last week
  • Layers of Ubuntu

Snort on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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HowTos

searchsecurity.techtarget: Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems (IDS and IPS, respectively) provide the ability to inspect and analyse network traffic and either generate alerts or drop traffic in the event that an attack or a malicious event is detected. We're going to demonstrate.

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