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Story Ubuntu Desktop Convergence srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 10:07pm
Story What Linux Taught Me About Productivity srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 7:34pm
Story Fanboys in Free Software srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 7:32pm
Story Linux International boss: Lack of games harmed desktop adoption srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 7:30pm
Story Best Newbie Distro? You Say... srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 7:29pm
Story Divergence in the distros: Linux community is splitting into a two-tier system srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 7:26pm
Story Where Is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 3:40pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 14/06/2013 - 5:06am
Story Who’s birthday is it today? srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 11:17pm
Story Paranautical Activity is on Game Stands srlinuxx 13/06/2013 - 11:16pm

The invisible desktop

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Linux

manilastandardtoday.com: IF you go by what the mainstream press reports, you’d think there were only two computer desktop operating systems in the world—Windows and Mac. This notion would be most unfortunate because it might keep you or your company from exploring Linux.

today's leftover links

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News
  • AWN Manager and Themes

  • How hypervisors can defeat GPLv3's "anti-tivoization"
  • Linux and real-time Java power German traffic lights
  • Ekiga: The “Duh” VOIP/SIP Software
  • XGI driver 1.5.0 release
  • Linux: Sanitizing block_device_operations
  • Judge sides with RIAA: file sharing apps lead to direct infringement
  • TorrentSpy shuts down in the U.S.

Two open source email virus scanners for Linux

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Software

linux.com: If Linux is hardly affected by viruses, why do system administrators use anti-virus software on their Linux email servers? Because an anti-virus scanner on a mail server can serve as another level of defense for Microsoft Windows desktop users. Linux provides several server-based anti-virus applications.

OpenBSD: Software Freedom

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BSD

kernelTRAP: OpenBSD creator Theo de Raadt highlighted a recent commit to the NetBSD source tree saying, "if anyone had any doubt that our insistence on freedom was important, just read this."

Pencils Down for KOffice Summer of Code Students!

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KDE

dot.kde.org: With an avalanche of last-minute commits, the KOffice Google Summer of Code students finished yet another great Summer of Code. We had some very exciting projects this year, and most of them were as great a success as last year.

Some howtos:

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HowTos
  • screenshot and snapshot creations howtos

  • Setting up a FreeBSD File and Fetching Mail Server
  • Making Your Microsoft Office Templates Available in OpenOffice.org or StarOffice
  • Keeping Opera bookmarks in sync with oSync
  • How do I see the current configuration of a running Xen domain?
  • Dell BIOS firmware updates on Debian
  • Transparent Terminal on your Desktop

I’m LOVING Vector Linux!

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Linux

tuxtoday: So I had some issues getting USB-drives to work in both SUSE and Ubuntu.I actually had HUGE issues! So, in the search for another distro, someone on IRC recommended Vector Linux.

Meet Linux Genuine Advantage

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Linux
Humor

p2pnet: Are you a Linux user who’s feeling disadvantaged, ignored and unloved because you don’t have Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage looking out for you? Be troubled no more.

Feisty in wireless land

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Ubuntu

iTWire: Recently I've been reading a lot about how well Ubuntu works on laptops, particularly when it comes to handling wireless connections - something that is generally a problem under Linux due to a number of factors, the primary one being the paucity of drivers for most cards.

Linux administration will become GUI

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Linux

The Open Source Advocate: I am confident that the future of Linux server administration will rely less on the command line, and that most server admins will use a GUI interface. To understand why this will happen, lets take a look at the success of Windows servers.

Becoming a Linux OEM: A Roadmap

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Linux

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Dell dropped their hat into the ring, perhaps prompting what could become a rush of other PC manufacturers and distributors wishing to enter into OEM deals with various Linux distributions. There have been a number of smaller companies that have worked within the Linux space for some time now.

Three flavours of Open Source distros reviewed

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Linux

the inquirer: FROM THE FLAMES, some of you seem to be a bit interested in the new open sauce flavours floating around. One more go at the sauces, and we will see if you like it. The three victims for this round of testing are Arklinux 2007.1, Damn Small Linux 4.0, and Sabayon Linux 3.4.

How valuable are rumors in open source?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: I spent part of this morning seeking out open source rumors. None of the top 200 open source stories at Google News dealt with rumors, but the blogosphere had a few.

Where’s the KDE4 Desktop?

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KDE

apaku: This is just my personal impressions from the 10/15 minutes I played with the current KDE4 desktop yesterday. I’m completely aware that there’s still 2 months of work happening and that KDE 4.0 is not primarily targeted at the broad user base that KDE is. Buut...

Five cool open-source sleeper apps

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Software

iTWire: For a computer, software content is king. Programmable computers began the home computer revolution over 20 years ago. The modern revolution is Open Source software, giving immeasurable utility with no cost or risk. Sadly a lot goes under the radar but here are five sleeper apps really worth checking out.

Hi There! Care to Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

mitchelaneous.com: No, that’s not an offer to dance but one of the best desktop OS (operating systems) out there today that runs on Linux instead of Windows. Interested?

OLPC battery life-- what's the real story?

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OLPC

c|net blogs: Hearing OLPC representative Walter Bender repeat the claim of "10 or 12 hours" of battery life "with heavy use" reminded me of an open question from the last few times I blogged about the OLPC project. What is the battery life of this machine, really?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 217

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: How popular is a distribution?

  • Statistics: DistroWatch in Europe
  • News: openSUSE package management, Gentoo overlays, Debian with initng, KDE 4
  • Released last week: SmoothWall Express 3.0, PAIPIX 7.0
  • Site news: DistroWatch Weekly podcast returns
  • New additions: TinyMe
  • New distributions: BlackRoute, Embun, Lapwing-Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Discontent with LiveContent

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Software

linux.com: Perhaps Creative Commons' LiveContent 1.0 CD would work better if more clearly defined. LiveContent is a sampler of free content and free software, but this purpose seems lost in a cloud of rhetoric, even to project members. The CD suffers from lackluster presentation, a mediocre assortment of samplers, and a lack of explanation.

Is that light at the end of the tunnel?

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MDV

François Bancilhon: The Mandriva weather has been a little rough over the past quarters, which might have added to the general mood. So it will soon be time to cheer you up with some good news. We have been kind of quiet recently, which does not mean we have not been active.

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