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Story Where's Valve going with Linux? srlinuxx 05/09/2012 - 7:48pm
Story openSUSE 12.2: Green Means Go! srlinuxx 05/09/2012 - 7:41pm
Story today's highlights: srlinuxx 1 05/09/2012 - 1:24am
Story Kernel Log - Coming in 3.6 (Part 2): Networking srlinuxx 04/09/2012 - 7:07pm
Story Exclusive Interview with Mo Duffy, Red Hat IxDesigner srlinuxx 04/09/2012 - 7:06pm
Story Why Linux Will Never Suffer From Viruses Like Windows srlinuxx 04/09/2012 - 7:03pm
Story Red Hat Explains What Enterprise Linux is All About srlinuxx 04/09/2012 - 7:01pm
Story 5 golden rules srlinuxx 04/09/2012 - 6:58pm
Story Linux Mint 13 leaves sour aftertaste srlinuxx 04/09/2012 - 6:57pm
Story today's odds & ends: srlinuxx 03/09/2012 - 4:44am

openSUSE to compete with Edubuntu?

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SUSE

education.zdnet.com: At first blush, the new offering, with a proposed release this fall, appears to have the makings of a serious competitor. Designed as an add-on “EDU-CD” to accompany the upcoming 10.3 release of openSUSE, the so-called “SLEducator” is designed to “[ease] the installation and configuration of an educational network and student desktop.”

Also: Installing Linux - The joy of live CDs

Debunking reasons not to open source indie freeware games

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Gaming

freegamer: There are many significant indie game projects that are committed to creating a quality free game where the developers are afraid of the consequences of making the development public by publishing the project under an open source license.

Does open source need a trademark?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Centric CRM is ready to fight for its right to stay at the open source party. Who is to say they cannot? And make it stick?

Trojan Horse Loaded Version Of Ubuntu 7.04 Spreading Over Torrent Sites

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Ubuntu

funtechtalk: Many of the recent torrent site downloads of the new version of Ubuntu 7.04 have been loaded with well hidden trojan horses. Many are reporting to have found keyloggers and auto ad loaders buried within the new operating system.

Smartest Linux Move Ever? And Why Ubuntu will Fail

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Microsoft

devside.net/blog: I’ve always said that for Linux to have a chance on the desktop it must be turned into Windows. I know how that might sound to most, but that statement is completely true.

Will HP Follow Dell With Ubuntu Linux PCs?

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Linux

Seeking Alpha: Initially, I was skeptical about Dell's decision to sell selected consumer PCs with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed. But after a few days of testing, I'm a skeptic no more. And I'm not alone. Dell's initial success with Ubuntu apparently has caught Hewlett-Packard's attention.

Desktop Debian Etch (and Ubuntu)

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Linux

linux devcenter: With the release of Debian Etch as stable a couple months ago there have been several articles circulating comparing these two distributions. I’ve also found myself in conversations with several people of various backgrounds about this, including Don Crowder, a hobbist who recently wrote Slowly Closing Old Windows. The result of all this discussion has been pretty much as I expected.

Richard Stallman: Your Freedom needs Free/Libre Software

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OSS

ZNet: Many of us know that governments can threaten the human rights of software users through censorship and surveillance of the Internet. Many do not realize that the software they run on their home or work computers can be an even worse threat. Thinking of software as "just a tool", they suppose that it obeys them, when in fact it often obeys others instead.

New AntiX distro makes older hardware usable

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: I've been a fan of SimplyMEPIS for years. Earlier this month the MEPIS site announced a community variation for older computers based on SimplyMEPIS. AntiX is an installable live CD that features a modern kernel, recent X server, and lighter applications for use on computers with as little as 64MB RAM.

Has Linux adoption stabilised?

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Linux

ITtoolbox Blogs: Everybody loves to hype on their own operating system. We have the Microsoft shills, Linux fanboyz, and Mac fanatics. I am also guilty of getting out the BFG when someone tries to detract from my favourite Linux operating system Smile. I decided to go past all that emotionalism and look at some real numbers.

Roll your own Linux distro

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Linux

iTWire: There's no denying that Linux is a popular operating system and is genuinely seen by many as a viable alternative to Microsoft's market domination. However, once having decided to go with Linux, the next question is which Linux distribution to use?

Desktop search tools for GNU/Linux: Tracker, Recoll Strigi and Deskbar

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine: In Part One and Part Two of this blog, I looked at Beagle and its alternative interfaces (Peagle, Yabi and Peagle). In this last part, I want to take a look at three other search engines as viable replacements.

Virtual Hosting With vsftpd And MySQL On Debian Etch

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HowTos

Vsftpd is one of the most secure and fastest FTP servers for Linux. Usually vsftpd is configured to work with system users. This document describes how to install a vsftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users.

QuakeWars coming for Linux

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Gaming

the inquirer: PROGRAMMERS at Splash Damage, developing Quake Wars: Enemy Territory, have revealed that Linux support for the game will be imminently forthcoming after the Windows release.

Secure Your Connection With Open Source

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Software

sheehantu: You never know who may be watching your connection. With constitution violators like AT&T and other service providers your data can be in the hands of big brother. Here are a few tips for securing your online experience, so you can enjoy the web in peace.

BASH Command-Line Editing

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HowTos

lxpages.com blog: If you work on command-line often, then this reference guide is for you. This is a quick reference of Emacs and Vi while in command-line bash.

Four Reasons to Avoid Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu: I’ve spent recent days praising Ubuntu’s simplicity. My $1,400 investment in a screaming Dell machine running Ubuntu was money well spent. But I also realize Ubuntu won’t appeal to all users. In fact, I can think of at least four key reasons.

The Solaris Installation Experience

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OS

phoronix: There's a problem with Solaris and Sun knows it. The installation experience of Solaris (along with other areas) could be greatly improved. The installer doesn't "suck" as it's easy and known to Solaris administrators, but for a Linux or Windows user it could prove to be a bit challenging.

Hans Reiser: Once a Linux Visionary, Now Accused of Murder

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Reiser
Interviews

Wired.com: Hans Reiser is waiting for me, standing on the other side of an imitation-wood table. The room is small, the concrete walls bare. A guard locks the steel door from the outside. There is no sound. Reiser is wearing the red jumpsuit of a prisoner in solitary confinement.

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