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Story Stallman on Operating System Security and Web Anonymity srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:22am
Story Linux is here to stay srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:20am
Story A Year of the Linux Desktop srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:19am
Story The best of GNOME 3.8 srlinuxx 05/07/2013 - 4:13am
Story Slax 7.0.9 Beta Distro Features KDE 4.10.4 srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 8:45pm
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Story Hands on with Korora 19 'Bruce' srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 6:32pm
Story StartOS 6 GNOME 3 and KDE preview srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 6:29pm
Story DoudouLinux Review: Expose your children to Linux srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 6:27pm
Story Linux Mint 15 Interview – HTML5, Arch and the MintBox srlinuxx 04/07/2013 - 6:22pm

Microsoft starts a "Get the Facts" campaign...against itself

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Microsoft

matt asay: You've got to hand it to Microsoft. It hates ANYTHING and ANYONE that gets in its way of selling its software. Including, apparently, itself.

Beta Review: Kanotix 2007 "Thorhammer" RC5B

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Reviews

The last Kanotix release (based on Debian Sid) came out in October, 2006. Shortly thereafter, a Kanotix co-developer (and many of Kanotix's other developers) left the project, mainly due to a disagreement over whether Kanotix should be based on Sid (Debian's unstable branch) or something less volatile, like Etch (Debian's current stable branch) or Ubuntu. Kanotix's founder now has a new, Etch-based version of Kanotix in development, code-named "Thorhammer."

today's leftover links

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News
  • Mac, Linux BBC iPlayers in the offing, says PM

  • A childlike pleasure can be derived from a computing catastrophe
  • Linux Based PLAYSTATION®3 System to Power Office 2.0 Conference
  • Which OS You Use Can Depend On What Looks Good
  • Linux Community Chuckles at Slowdown Prediction
  • Linus' new T-Shirt
  • HP OfficeJet 5610 works well with Ubuntu
  • Geneva Public Library moves to Ubuntu
  • Licensing issues
  • PyClock 0.1.0, Now with some Images!
  • Why I’m staying with Debian
  • Parliamentarians to discuss Open Source software

Samba 4 Moves Closer to Active Directory Server Compatibility

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Software

linux-watch: For years, if you wanted an inexpensive, but Windows-compatible file and print server, you turned to Samba running on Linux. Now, with the first alpha release of Samba 4, this open-source project is moving closer to becoming a complete Windows 2003/Longhorn replacement.

BSG: Beyond the Red Line on Ubuntu

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Gaming

just uber: Battlestar Galactica: Beyond the Red Line is a 3D space combat simulation which takes place inside the Battlestar Galactica universe. The game is free, and the good folks over at Game Warden have also released a Linux client for it. Here’s how to get it up and running on Ubuntu.

Palm shakes hands with Linux

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Linux

CLICK: I decided that I needed the Palm back in my life. So it was time to get the Palm and Linux talking to each other. I'd had bad experiences before in Ubuntu with J-Pilot -- it's hell just to get the Palm to sync with the Linux box. This time it was different.

Rediscovering Betrayal at Krondor Using DOSBox

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Gaming

Linux App Finder: In the game you control a party of characters through nine chapters, each with a specific goal. And just like a book, different chapters sometimes follow different characters.

Klik2 - a new Linux installer for the masses?

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Software

liquidat: The klik development team has recently released a screencast of the currently developed software system klik2. While currently in development klik2 is supposed too solve quite some problems regarding software usage and Linux once it is released. And indeed the current available information are very promising.

Linux Lifts Novell

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SUSE

Forbes: Due in part to stronger than expected earnings reports, technology stocks have held their own in what has been an increasingly volatile market environment. Novell is among these stocks.

Second generation Asus Eee PC to come April 2008?

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Hardware

techspot.com: Even though their first generation Eee PC has yet to launch later this month, Asus is reportedly already planning to release their second generation Eee PC in April 2008 featuring Intel's Merom processor, reduced power consumption and no cooling fan.

Mark Shuttleworth Talks On ATI's New Linux Drivers

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Software

phoronix: Mark Shuttleworth has been very vocal about the adoption of free software. Mark Shuttleworth has provided Phoronix some of his initial thoughts on ATI/AMD's new Linux push.

OpenBSD: The BSD License

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BSD

kernelTRAP: During the continuing debates regarding the legality and fairness of re-licensing BSD licensed code, it was asked why the BSD license couldn't be extracted from Windows applications known to include BSD licensed code. OpenBSD creator Theo de Raadt explained, "what you ran strings on is not 'source code'. It was the binary.

GPL vs BSD: why are people fighting?

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OSS

iTWire: For the second time in six months, a flamefest has broken out between those who release software under the BSD (Berkely Software Distribution) licence and others who release software under the General Public Licence.

Some Howtos & Such

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HowTos
  • OpenOffice.org tip - change the default save format

  • Workrave–listen to the sheep
  • Enable Sudo insults for some laughs!
  • Compiling Inkscape on Ubuntu
  • Making an Ubuntu Server - Part 2: The Frustration
  • Cron: pinging hosts
  • Solid State Ubuntu

Firefox 3 to resume downloads across sessions

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: The latest Firefox 3 (code name Gran Paradiso) development release (nightly) includes the very important and expected ability to pause downloads and resume them across sessions, that is even after restarting Firefox.

Red Hat lands big customers

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Linux

linux-watch: Red Hat is continuing to land big, fat contracts for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux server. This week saw major deals with the French Ministry for Education and the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

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.

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