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Alixe v0.08c Standard Screenshots

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For your viewing pleasure today we have up some shots from the recently released Alixe v0.08c Standard edition. This distribution is built upon the SLAX LiveCD, but is oriented for French-speaking regions of Canada. Alixe v0.08c STD includes the kernel, KDE v3.5.3, and all of the SLAX 5.1.7b KillBill packages. This French LiveCD weighs in at 250MB.

KDE at LugRadio Live 2006

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"Wow, that's impressive!" was one of many comments made by visitors to the KDE stand at LUG Radio Live 06. Five of the KDE-GB crew attended the two day event in Wolverhampton demonstrating the latest Kubuntu distribution, Dapper Drake, and the finest KDE applications, including Digikam, to over 400 attendees.

Changing the Ubuntu look

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This article will detail how to mold the Ubuntu Gnome desktop into anything you want it to be. Follow along and watch while I take a stock Ubuntu desktop and transform it something really slick!

Also: Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu

Spanish Region Goes Entirely Open Source

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The Spanish region of Extremadura has gone open source, deciding to move its entire administration to Linux and open-source software within a year.

Book Review: Unix to Linux Porting - A Comprehensive Reference

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In this age of numerous flavours of Unix and Linux OSes, it is imperative that applications are developed to work on a vast majority of them. But historically, Unix had been fractured. This book aims to be a capacious guide for developers who are into porting Unix applications to Linux.

Enable permissive mode for SELinux troubleshooting purpose

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SELinux may create problem for network service if not configured properly. So you can turn off SELinux temporarily i.e. permissive mode for SELinux.

Red Hat's affair with XenSource is back on

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Red Hat today scrambled to repair its relationship with XenSource after a report from ZDNet Australia presented a major technological rift between the two companies.

Issue #16 of TUX Magazine

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The August 2006 issue of TUX is now available to download. This month includes a look at Amarok, KdeTV, and Mplayer as well as A Beginner's Guide to Kino and a review of Slackware 10.2.

The Zen of Open Source

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"Open source is not just a matter of altruism--it's also good economic sense," said Sun Microsystems' Simon Phipps (pictured) in a recent speech. "Sun has now contributed more lines of open source code than any other organization, including the University of California, Berkeley," he said.

Issue 13 of Free Software Magazine

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Issue 13 of Free Software Magazine brings you a bunch of fine articles covering various aspects of the free software world. We have Richard Fennimore showing us how to spruce up Ubuntu, Robin Monks plays with a few of the best Tetris clones and John Goerzen tells you who to call for your free software phone needs. Plus, Robert Pogson teaches us how to set up class using Edubuntu, LTS and thin clients and much more... Download.

Bash typecasting

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A recent post here mentioned typecasting in the shell. I responded by advising the poster to use some other language for his scripting needs. My feeling is that while I do appreciate that Bash can be used for complicated tasks, I just don't see the point.

Nvclock 0.8beta2

Today a new beta version of NVClock a tweaking tool for Nvidia videocards has been released. The new version contains tons of bugfixes and support for the latest videocards.

Put your laptop to sleep

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Part of proper power management is the ability to put your laptop to sleep. ACPI sleep is defined as a state where the system is still technically powered on, but the screen and hard disk are powered down and the computer is using just enough power to keep the contents of RAM alive. The Ubuntu development team has devoted an immense amount of effort toward getting ACPI power management working properly.

Novell bans proprietary Linux modules

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In a change of heart, Novell has ceased distributing proprietary software modules such as 3D video drivers that plug into the Linux kernel.

Autodesk Unveils Linux Supported Maya 8

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Autodesk launched Autodesk Maya 8 software, the newest version of its Academy Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution. Maya has been used by a variety of clients, including BMW, CNN, Disney, Epic Games, Industrial Light & Magic, Midway Games and Weta Digital, to create breathtaking 3D imagery for feature films, interactive games, broadcast graphics and industrial design.

KOffice 1.6 Alpha Released

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Swiftly following the latest bugfix release for KOffice 1.5, the KDE Project today announced the release of KOffice 1.6 alpha. This is the first preview release for KOffice 1.6, scheduled for release this October.

Mandriva 2007 Beta 1

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Like everyone else in Linuxville, I've been looking forward to the release of Mandriva's first 2007 beta. When it began appearing on mirrors Sunday, I immediately began the download of the i586-x86_64 DVD. It took almost 24 hours to download, but it made it. Was it worth the bother?

Symphony OS marches to a different drum

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Symphony OS is a GNU/Linux distribution designed to innovate from the ground up. Although originally based on Knoppix and now on Debian stable, it quickly differentiates itself from the bulk of distros by implementing the ideas articulated in a so-called grey paper on user interface design by Jason Spisak, one of the co-founders of Lycoris. Often, Symphony's implementations challenge UI assumptions on any platform.

Oracle to distribute Red Hat?

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Larry Ellison has stirred up the Linux market again, sparking speculation Oracle may start shipping a cut-price version of Red Hat

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