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The Road to KDE 4: New KOffice Technologies

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KDE

In this weeks' edition of the Road to KDE 4, we'll take a look at the up and coming KWord 2.0 as part of the KOffice project. KWord 1.6.1 is already a powerful KDE-integrated word processor, but with KDE 4 technologies, KWord 2.0 promises to be among the most powerful free word processors available.

Fedora Core 6 reaches the 1 million mark in just 74 days

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Linux

A mere 74 days after its release, Fedora Core 6 (Zod) has been downloaded over 1 million times, according to the project's leader. That works out to approximately nine downloads per minute for more than 10 weeks straight.

Also: Installing Linux-VServer

Marketing Linux - the penultimate barrier

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Linux

There seems to be a big split in the opinions of those within the Linux community, some think that Linux will never make a big impact in the desktop world and others believe it can and will. Oddly enough I think that both points of view are right. Let me explain what I'm thinking.

Also: Why Linux should be taken over Vista

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 6

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HowTos

In the previous lessons we've used a lot of functions that were built-in the language. For instance, we used "split", "print", "chomp" ...etc. What we haven't done yet, is to define our own functions. In Perl we call them subroutines.

Bad-Guy Tools for Good Guys

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Software

Script kiddies, Far-Eastern organized crime gangs, disgruntled employees: you name them and the chances are that at some point in the future your network will come under attack from them. In fact it probably already has.

N800 first impressions

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Reviews

If you're not familiar with it, this is Nokia's second handheld computer running their Linux-based Internet Tablet OS (the first being the Nokia 770, released in 2005). Here are some first impressions of this new device from a 770 user.

A look at the newest Python Metaprogramming

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Linux

Python made metaprogramming possible, but each Python version has added slightly different -- and not quite compatible -- wrinkles to the way you accomplish metaprogramming tricks. Python has recently grown “decorator,” which are the newest -- and by far the most user-friendly way, so far -- to perform most metaprogramming.

Gates Foundation's 'dirty secret'

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Misc

In a contradiction between its grants and its endowment holdings, a Times investigation has found, the foundation reaps vast financial gains every year from investments that contravene its good works.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 184

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: TrueBSD and gNewSense - two promising projects of 2006

  • News: Mandriva Cooker updates, Arch Linux interview, Xubuntu "growth", return of Netwosix, PC-BSD 1.3 bugs, elpicx
  • Released last week: KNOPPIX 5.1.1, Zenwalk Linux 4.2

  • Upcoming releases: SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4, FreeBSD 6.2
  • New distributions: BOSS GNU/Linux, elpicx, Turanid Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

It's Not a CES without Linux... and Elvis

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Linux

Well Linux campers, it's early January, which must mean it's time for that annual orgy of consumer techno-porn called the Consumer Electronics Show. As well as hunting for Linux among the set-tops, I'll also try to give you my own unique and twisted spin on the madness that descends on Vegas during CES.

Opera on Handling Security

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Security

Recently, some of our users have asked why we chose to disclose a potential security issue only after the release of Opera 9.10. Let me try to give a short overview on how security issues get reported and disclosed - and not only at Opera, but in most applications: it might help some people to understand how this works.

Second Life to go open source

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Software

The creator of the burgeoning 3D virtual world expects it to grow even faster with outside programming help, David Kirkpatrick reports in a Fortune exclusive.

Linux lets you avoid upgrading computer

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SUSE

The recent release of Windows Vista poses the question of whether it's time to buy a new computer. On the other hand, Novell sells Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop that requires only a 500 MHZ processor and 250MB of memory.

EU withdraws claim that Linux support is illegal

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Linux

The European Union has blamed a translation mistake for its claim that it cannot legally support Linux.

Review: Exaile Media Player

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Software

One of my favorite open source applications is Amarok, a music player with an intuitive interface that makes boring tasks such as organizing large music collections less troublesome. The only problem with Amarok is that it's a KDE application and I'm a GNOME user. I've found a good alternative in Exaile, my new favorite media player for Linux.

LinuxGamePublishing announces X3: Reunion

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Gaming

LinuxGamePublishing (LGP) founder Michael Simms, announced today their newest title: Egosofts' X3: Reunion.

Linux: no longer a winner?

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Linux

I was thinking about the future of Linux when it occurred to me that one path for its future can seen as a simple consequence of what we mean by "winning." In other words, asking whether Linux will still be a winner in ten years leads first to the question of what we mean by "winner" and then to an answer about where Linux is going.

Save Bandwidth With Multiple Machines with Apt-Cacher

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HowTos

I was helping my brother update his Ubuntu machine and was getting tired of seeing the estimated download time hover around 18hrs! It was about that time that I got to thinking… “my laptop is up to date. There should be a way for him to simply download the updates from my machine over the LAN.”

The Open-Source Solution

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OSS

As you read this, countless programmers worldwide are collaborating to write, refine, and debug open-source software. Open-source pioneer Richard ­Stallman estimates that a million programmers now contribute to these efforts. Once a fringe phenomenon, the practice has grown into a major force in software development.

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Leftovers: Security

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TheSSS 19.0 Linux Server Out with Kernel 4.4.14, Apache 2.4.23 & MariaDB 10.1.16

TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) is one of the lightest Linux kernel-based operating systems designed to be used as an all-around server for home users, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses looking for a quick and painless way of distributing files across networks or to simply test some web-based software. Read more

GNOME Control Center 3.22 to Update the Keyboard Settings, Improve Networking

The upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is still in the works, and a first Beta build was seeded to public beta testers last week, bringing multiple enhancements and new features to most of its core components and apps. While GNOME 3.22 Beta was announced on August 22, it appears that the maintainers of certain core packages needed a little more time to work on various improvements and polish their applications before they were suitable for public testing. And this is the case of GNOME Control Center, which was recently updated to version 3.21.90, which means 3.22 Beta. Read more