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Story Trying GNOME 3 on Arch Linux srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 5:28am
Story June 2011 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 5:26am
Story Ubuntu Power User Branding Winner srlinuxx 2 03/06/2011 - 4:49am
Story Mageia: Is It A Kind Of Magic? srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 2:40am
Story Oracle’s donation of OpenOffice disappoints srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 2:39am
Story VIDEO: Duke Nukem Forever Launch Trailer; DLC srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 2:36am
Blog entry PCLinuxOS 2011 - Preview Graphics Texstar 9 03/06/2011 - 2:13am
Story First Alpha of Ubuntu 11.10 Brings Some Gnome 3 Magic srlinuxx 02/06/2011 - 10:46pm
Story Fedora 15 impressions srlinuxx 02/06/2011 - 10:45pm
Story Bodhi Linux: The Power of E17 Profiles srlinuxx 02/06/2011 - 10:43pm

KompoZer - Unofficial bugfix stopgap for Nvu

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Software

Nvu, the GPL "complete web authoring system for Linux, Macintosh, and Windows" has been a boon to web developers seeking a free cross-platform WYSIWYG HTML editor. However, following the acclaimed final release of Nvu 1.0 in June of 2005, lead developer Daniel Glazman announced that he had stopped official development to work on its successor, Composer 2.0 as an official Mozilla.org project. While work on Composer 2.0 is steadily progressing, many began wondering, where's the stopgap?

Law In Business: Open source of confusion

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OSS

There is more to free software applications than meets the eye. John Buyers looks at the legal risks of open source software.

Binary Drivers May Be Banned

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Linux

Greg Kroah-Hartman appears to be working on a kernel patch which will only allow drivers licensed under the GPL to be loaded into the kernel - at least, that’s what he said in passing in a longer conversation about driver core patches.

Kernel Update Affects Some nVidia Users - Fix Included

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Ubuntu

It has come to our attention that a small portion of nvidia users are experiencing a failure to boot into X after today’s kernel update. This seems to mostly affect people using NVidia driver version 9631 on Edgy Eft.

Mainstreaming Linux?

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SUSE

At first glance, it may appear to be one of the seven signs of the Apocalypse: Microsoft has agreed to support SUSE Linux. On closer evaluation, however, it may not be all that surprising or significant for the Linux community.

Free chapters from "OpenOffice.org 2 Guidebook"

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OOo

I'm extremely happy to announce that after a great deal of work, many months of waiting and talking to my former publisher and much-appreciated encouragement from readers, I have self-published my guide to using OpenOffice.org 2 and StarOffice 8, titled the OpenOffice.org 2 Guidebook.

Oh No, Peter Boyle of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies

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Obits

Peter Boyle, who played the tap-dancing monster in "Young Frankenstein" and the curmudgeonly father in the long-running sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 71.

Reiser Hid Car & Tried to Elude Police After Wife Disappeared

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Reiser

Murder defendant Hans Reiser of Oakland hid his car in a quiet West Berkeley neighborhood after his wife Nina Reiser disappeared in September and tried to elude police surveillance in the weeks after she disappeared, an Oakland police officer said today in Alameda County Superior Court.

Hands on: It’s all write now

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Linux

Many people coming to Linux for the first time will be dual-booting with a Windows XP installation on their hard drive. Those who use Linux day-to-day might still want to boot into Windows for a specific application they need. For these people some compatibility with NTFS, one of the filesystems Windows uses, is particularly useful.

Red Hat: Customers are not afraid of Microsoft

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Linux
Interviews

As right-hand man to Red Hat Chief Executive Matthew Szulik, Alex Pinchev has access to a lot of the strategic insights afforded to his boss. On a recent visit to the U.K., Pinchev told ZDNet UK how Red Hat plans to respond to recent challenges to its position.

System Administration Toolkit: Get the most out of bash

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Linux

Ease your system administration tasks by taking advantage of key parts of the Bourne-again shell (bash) and its features. Bash is a popular alternative to the original Bourne and Korn shells. It provides an impressive range of additional functionality that includes improvements to the scripting environment, extensive aliasing techniques, and improved methods for automatically completing different commands, files, and paths.

The cloudy future of mobile Linux

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Linux

Linux has been mentioned as a potentially leading platform for mobile devices for as long as there have been mobile devices. However, mobile Linux is still largely missing in action. So why are some in the mobile industry saying, once again, that Linux is on the brink of becoming a significant platform for advanced mobile devices such as smart phones?

ArsGeek’s look at OpenSuse 10.2 with Screenshots

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Reviews
SUSE

I recently had the chance to install OpenSuse 10.2 into a vm on my laptop and explore a bit. Here’s what I found.

Convert mac-based fonts for use on Ubuntu

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HowTos

Previously I did a post on How to Install Microsoft Core Fonts on Ubuntu packages for compatibility with the fonts everyone else seems to be using. This post is an addition to the previous, only this time I’ll outline how to convert and install fonts from your mac-based machine for use on Ubuntu.

ATI 8.32.5 Display Drivers

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Software
Reviews

Today's ATI fglrx 8.32.5 driver comes with very few end-user changes, but it brings a great deal of bug fixing and more "under the hood" changes to excite us for next year. The most prominent addition in this release is support for X.Org 7.2 and the Radeon X1950 family.

SymphonyOS 2006-12 Released

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Linux

The Symphony OS Project is pleased to announce the release of Symphony OS 2006-12. This release, the first since May, brings more stability and enhanced features to the young desktop environment and Linux Distro.

OpenOffice gets pre-load, update notification

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OOo

Programmers released OpenOffice.org 2.1 on Tuesday. The version that a feature for Linux machines called Quickstarter, which preloads the office suite into memory so it launches faster when a user chooses to run it.

In addition, the new version includes an improved notification system that alerts users to new versions of the software.

Why FOSS isn't on activist agendas

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OSS

In theory, free and open source software (FOSS) should have a direct appeal to those concerned with ethics and social issues. Yet, in practice, it rarely does. Although the FOSS and activist communities frequently share ethical positions and social interests ranging from freedom of expression and cooperative organization to consumer rights, privacy, and anti-trust legislation, mostly the two groups remain unaware of each other. Why?

Mozilla delivers Thunderbird 2.0 beta, preps Firefox update

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Moz/FF

Mozilla on Tuesday released the first beta of Thunderbird 2.0, the open-source developer's next-generation e-mail client. It also pushed back the rollout of a Firefox security update by nearly a week.

Review of Minix 3.1.2a IDE build2

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OS
Reviews

Minix is an operating system designed for "resource limited" or embedded computer systems. Versions 1 and 2 were teaching operating systems upon which the famous book, Operating Systems Design and Implementation, by Andrew S Tanenbaum and Albert S Woodhull, is based and also was the inspiration for Linux. With this latest release, version 3, Minix aims to be a complete, stable, secure desktop operating system for everyday use. Does it live up to those claims?

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Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

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