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GoblinX Premium 2007.1

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Linux
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GoblinX developers released their 2007.1 Premium version of GoblinX Linux recently and I was able to obtain the 1-cd version for testing. GoblinX has always been a very interesting project to watch with their odd-looking almost macabre-themed XFCE distro.

Debian 4.0 (Etch)

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Linux
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After 21 months of development Debian has released version 4.0 codenamed Etch to the public on April, 8th 2007. In Debian time 21 months is downright snippy, which is a good thing. Trust me on that.

Mozilla seeks security researchers to look at alpha code

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corporation wants to get the security community involved in ironing out possible bugs with the next version of Firefox at an earlier stage.

Instead of pointing out security bugs once Firefox 3.0 gets released, Mozilla wants security vendors involved while the software in still a work in progress.

Linux has game

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Gaming

It seems like every time we turn around on the forums, there is a tremendous backlash against the Windows OS and Microsoft as a whole. Some of it is even well-deserved - the amount of overhead required by the new Vista OS has made many otherwise very usable computers completely obsolete, and that's before you spend the money for Vista itself.

The Future of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

“The year of Linux on the Desktop.” Typically, these articles show up near the end of the year. They always cause a big debate “Will 200* be the year of Linux on the Desktop?!” is the headline, followed by comment wars. The comment wars break down like this. Linux vs. Windows users, Mac vs. Linux users, a branch war of Windows vs. Mac users, KDE vs.

Quake 4 On XP, Vista, & Linux

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Gaming

For the release of Cedega 6.0 "Swordfish" later this week, Phoronix will be offering a performance comparison of Enemy Territory and Doom 3 running natively in Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Linux. Along with those numbers we will be sharing the results when each game was benchmarked in WINE 0.9.32 and Cedega 6.0.

ClearType issue and openSUSE

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SUSE

There’s a slashdot posting up about Novell disabling a font type, ClearType, from the the openSUSE distribution in connection with possible Microsoft patent concerns. This seems to have created some confusion, in that a number of observers are wondering why, given Novell’s patent agreement with Microsoft, this technology wouldn’t be allowed in openSUSE.

OpenSUSE vs Ubuntu

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SUSE
Ubuntu

I have used Ubuntu for almost 2 years and was completely in love with Ubuntu. One fine day my UPS gave up and my root file system was corrupted. It clearly means a re-install. Now that I have used OpenSUSE for 2 months, here is a brief comparison between my experiences with Ubuntu and OpenSUSE.

Open Source Community Gains Momentum - Good News for Red Hat

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OSS

Sure, Red Hat's (RHT) most recent financial results, announced March 29, didn't blow away investors. But the future looks bright. The reason: Open source application developers continue to gain serious momentum. And many of those developers are firmly committed to Red Hat.

Just How 'Free' Are Open Source Licensing Models?

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OSS

Confusion and controversy about Open Source licensing did not start with current Free Software Foundation efforts to revise the GNU General Public License (GPL). Nor will emergence of an acceptable GPL V3 – or of a revised Lesser GPL or Affero GPL (thanks Dana Blankenhorn) – make OS licensing much less problematical for enterprise users.

Exploring Dolphin, The KDE 4 File Manager

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KDE

KDE 4, the next release of the popular Linux Desktop environment will, among other changes, no longer use the longtime file manager Konqueror by default, opting instead for the improved usability and enhanced browsing features of the Dolphin file manager.

Apache battles Sun over Java license

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OSS

The Apache Software Foundation is in a dispute with Sun Microsystems over a license for the Java technology compatibility kit needed for the Apache Harmony project.

Harmony is an open source implementation of Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 5.

Perens Lashes Out at Claims GPL 3 Brings Legal Risks

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OSS

Open-source developer and evangelist Bruce Perens has scathingly dismissed claims by a lawyer for the Association for Competitive Technology that the latest draft of Version 3 of the GNU General Public License brings legal risks.

Opera users are most satisfied

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Software

Surfers that use the Opera and Firefox browsers are more satisfied than those who employ the services of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to research.

A survey carried out by NetApplications and SurveyWare found that Mozilla's Firefox is the considered the best browser software available. However, given its small user base, Opera seems to have the most satisfied customers.

Digital World: The rise of Linux (finally)?

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Linux

One day - soon, possibly, maybe - you might find yourself using a form of Linux, even if you're a diehard Windows user. It's the next big thing.

Dyne:Bolic 2.4.2: A live CD multimedia studio

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Linux
Reviews

The Dyne:Bolic distribution is a live CD designed for creating, broadcasting, and publishing all kinds of audio, video, and graphic content. It includes some of the best free and open source tools with which you can compose music, mix video streams, and create 3-D animations.

Solution: Converting flac to mp3

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HowTos

Sometimes you need to convert a load of flac files to mp3's, for example when wanting to listen them on your mp3 player. This solution contains a single line of bash that'll convert all flac files in the current directory to mp3's, keeping the flac files.

Note that you will need flac and lame for this to work. Run the following line in the directory where the flac files are:

Inkscape 0.45 - Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

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Software

The graphics software Inkscape is an advanced tool for creating professional looking graphics. It uses the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format and supports paths, shapes, text, markers, gradients, grouping and more. Vector graphics uses sophisticated methods for defining images.

Office Software, the Freeware Alternative part 2

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OOo

If you are in the market for a word processor or a suite of office programs then the obvious choice is Microsoft Word, or Office but there are alternatives.

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