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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 25/01/2013 - 8:12pm
Story Valve ports Half-Life to Linux srlinuxx 25/01/2013 - 6:21pm
Story LibreOffice 4.0: An Existential Release srlinuxx 25/01/2013 - 3:54am
Story Heading to GNOME Shell 3.7 srlinuxx 24/01/2013 - 11:05pm
Story Fedora 18 Spherical Cow XFCE Review srlinuxx 24/01/2013 - 10:57pm
Story Goodbye Ubuntu srlinuxx 24/01/2013 - 10:54pm
Story Putting enterprise security in place with open source tools matthartley 24/01/2013 - 10:13pm
Story The Eternal Sunshine of the Classic Linux Desktop srlinuxx 24/01/2013 - 7:04pm
Story Alan Cox, No. 2 in Linux world, resigns srlinuxx 24/01/2013 - 6:56pm
Story Microsoft Potential Dell Investment: Bad for Linux, FOSS? srlinuxx 24/01/2013 - 6:53pm

Export your Kopete History to text or HTML

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KDE

/dev/bram: The Kopete History plugin stores its data in some custom XML format. Not really pleasant to read some conversation afterwards or to look up a piece of information from it. Of course you can load Kopete and view the history, but wouldn't it be nicer to view it in a more pleasant format like plain text or HTML?

Firefox 3 gets full-page zoom

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Moz/FF

arstechnica: The much-anticipated page zoom feature has finally landed in Firefox 3 nightly builds. Firefox 3 will now be able to zoom the entire page, including images as well as text, just like Opera and IE 7.

Software Freedom Day: Taking open source to the streets

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OSS

linux.com: Thousands of open source advocates and enthusiasts from around the world are expected to take the message of free and open source software to the streets on September 15 for the fourth annual Software Freedom Day.

Develop Web apps with Wicket and Geronimo

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News

In this tutorial, learn how to set up your system to develop a simple Web application with Wicket, using Apache Geronimo as your application server and Apache Derby as the embedded database.

Power Saving for the Workstation, Part 1

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HowTos

LinuxPlanet: Ordinarily, the only place you see these programs are in laptops and the methods should work on laptops, and there are many places to go for information on the specialized laptop tweaks and GNOME and KDE laptop configuration options. But in an age of global warming and increasing costs per KWh, saving power on workstations by putting them to sleep when not in active use is a good idea, too.

Fedora stats offer insight into Linux usage

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Linux

linux.com: The Fedora Project offered a peek under its kimono recently with details about Fedora 7 adoption and other statistics. Fedora 7 has snagged more than 300,000 users since its release at the end of May. While that sounds pretty good, Fedora Core 6 managed to attract more than 400,000 in roughly the same amount of time after its release. We asked Max Spevack, the Fedora project leader, whether the numbers are telling the full story.

Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO - A Review

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Linux
Reviews

Shift+Backspace: I was quite excited when I noticed that Vector is based out of Canada, my home country. Based on the Slackware 11.0 code-base, Vector tried to deliver a more complete, out-of-the-box system.

Medison promises money back if it can't deliver... in three months

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Linux

engadget: That $150 Medison Celebrity we glanced a few days back seemed to smell a bit fishy from the get-go, and a recent press release from the firm does a fairly terrible job of assuring us all otherwise.

Red Hat High 2007: After Graduation Day, What Next?

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Linux

Red Hat Mag: The primary goal of Red Hat High, in this stage of its development, has been to prove that kids can do amazing things with free software. So how did we do? What did we prove?

Zenoss Core Garners Top Honors for Open Source Network & Systems Management

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OS

Review: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard Edition

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Linux
Reviews

Raiden's Realm: Vector Linux, a derivative of Slackware Linux, is an all in one Linux distribution targeted towards both beginners and the Windows refuge. Designed to be both powerful and easy to use, Vector Linux takes the Linux desktop and makes it enjoyable to use. Think of it as Slackware simplified.

Ubuntu "Gutsy Gibbon" Alpha Adds New Features

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Ubuntu

wired blog: The third alpha for the next revision of Ubuntu, version 7.10, dubbed Gutsy Gibbon, was released into the wild yesterday afternoon. This release packs a host of new features.

Thunderbird and the Mozilla Mission

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Moz/FF

mitchell's blog: There has been some interpretation of my Thunderbird /mail post as saying that Thunderbird doesn't fit into the mission of the Mozilla Foundation. This is not my view at all. If Thunderbird didn't fit into the mission, then we would be having a very different discussion.

Google grabs Novell SA boss

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Google
SUSE

itweb.co.za: Novell SA country manager Stafford Masie has resigned in order to establish and head up the local operation of Internet giant Google. This morning, Masie confirmed his resignation from software house Novell and his appointment as GM for Google locally.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 3

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Ubuntu

Full Circle Magazine is proud to announce our third issue. Highlights include Xubuntu install step-by-step, How-To: Get a Stunning Ubuntu Desktop, Review of Ubuntu on a Macbook, and Preview of several new Compiz Fusion effects.

GCC summit proceedings available

LWN: The proceedings from the 2007 GCC Summit (PDF) are now available. It's interesting reading for anybody who is curious about where the GCC and GDB developers are going.

One Laptop Per Child Becomes Reality

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OLPC

ABCnews: It began as a dream more than 40 years ago, and today Nicholas Negroponte's vision of providing affordable laptops to children all over the world is moving closer to reality.

Tux Goes to Elementary School

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Linux

Wired blogs: It's common knowledge that getting kids excited about computers and technology is the best way to get them excited about learning. Kiddix Computing has come up with a Linux-based operating system designed especially for children aged 5-10.

Is Google on Crack?

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Google

I, Cringley: What has me all worked up is Google's announcement this week that it intends to bid at least $4.6 billion in the Federal Communication Commission's auction of bandwidth in the 700-MHz band being reclaimed in 2009 from analog television.

So You Want to Be a Linux Developer, Part 2

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Linux

Linux Insider: The continuing rise in popularity of Linux applications has become a boon to job opportunities for software programmers. However, the working culture of the open source industry is different from that of proprietary software developers.

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New Input Drivers and TinyDRM in Linux 4.11 Kernel

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Latvian Ventspils controls costs with open source

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Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more