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VIA's Open-Source Efforts A Bluff?

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Hardware
OSS

phoronix.com: Last month we reported on VIA's new open-source driver efforts that was announced at the LF Austin Summit. However, not everyone has been satisfied by this announcement and their new Linux website isn't yet exactly useful. We explore the VIA Linux situation in this article as well as sharing what two open-source developers have to say.

gaming headlines

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Gaming
  • Gfire 0.7.0 Released!

  • Vega Strike 0.5.0 released
  • Jack Keane Preorder
  • OpenArena 0.7.6
  • UFO: Alien Invasion 2.2.1 released

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Will OpenSolaris bring a chill to Sun-Ubuntu romance?

  • Ubuntu 8.04 Causes Problems With VMWare Tools, Open Source to the Rescue
  • A Look at Free Flash in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setup Compiz Fusion with open source ati radeon drivers
  • Add more themes to ubuntu

Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards 2008

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The Readers' Choice Awards take the current pulse of the Linux Community year. Here are the tools you use every day in your work and play.

Rugged PDA available with Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: A value-added reseller of mobile computers and PDAs has ported Linux to a ruggedized, "military-grade" PDA. SDG Systems is offering the "Nomad" from Tripod Data Systems (TDS) pre-installed with Angstrom Linux and Qtopia PDA Edition, and bundled with a toolsuite and build environment based on OpenEmbedded.

Linux Gazette May 2008 (#150) Online

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Linux

Issue #150 of Linux Gazette is online and ready to go. Some highlights include: Databases: Stored Procedures, a review of Knoppix 5.3.1, and Virtualizing without Virtualizing.

PCLinuxOS Magazine May 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, May 2008 (Issue 21) is available to download. Some highlights include: Manage your Ipod with Amarok, PCLinuxOS Based Distros, and Quick Fix for Damaged Xorg.

Highly Addictive Puzzle/Arcade Games for Linux

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Gaming

junauza.com: When I have a few spare time or just want to loosen up a bit, I always indulge myself into playing some computer games. I go for the old-fashioned and graphics card-friendly puzzle and arcade games. Call me boring, but these stuff are really addictive and highly entertaining. So, what are these games?

OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk: The International Organization for Standardization's OpenDocument Format standard is broken and needs to be mended, according to an expert who claims to have carried out tests on the format.

Will open source save Sun?

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OSS
  • Will open source save Sun?

  • Sun Financials: Not Good News for Open Source
  • Will market reject Sun’s open source vision?
  • Sun’s open source strategy overshadowed by legacy businesses
  • Can Sun Rise Again?

Desktop evaluation - Linux, Mac OS and Windows

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: I’ve been asked by a KG client to run through a specific set of functions on a specific set of desktop environments and report back to them on my experiences. The client chose a short list of operating environnents and hardware platforms that included Apple Mac OS X, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), and Windows XP.

There's Linux Inside

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Have you ever uncovered Linux hidden in a place you didn't expect or have you implemented it covertly? Here are some interesting stories from readers.

An open palette: Tux Paint's Bill Kendrick

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Bill Kendrick is a software machine. He is the lead designer and developer of New Breed Software. But perhaps Kendrick's most significant software achievement is Tux Paint, a highly acclaimed, free and open source illustration program. Computerworld spoke with Bill Kendrick.

Switching to Linux which distro to use, Mandriva?

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MDV

opencomputer.net: First Mandriva’s live CD takes me through a few questions such as my language, location, keyboard layout, and even had me accept their terms and conditions. Then, the next thing I saw was beautiful!

Why the Linux world should embrace the BSD's

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BSD

raiden.net: There are some in this world who believe that Linux is the king of all operating systems. In some ways I agree with them. The BSD's however use the more orderly 'Cathedral' model where FreeBSD is shaped by the high priests (the core developers) with input from the novices.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Mrs Red Devil Installs Ubuntu 8.04

  • Make your Widescreen work in Ubuntu
  • Troubles with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu on the OLPC XO-1
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: Beyond the Hype and into the Dilemma

today's leftovers

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News
  • YouTube tools for the Linux desktop

  • Batch process photos with Phatch
  • My first months at Acquia
  • $100 Laptop Program's New President
  • AMD reveals open source client management tool
  • Simple use of find to search for files in command line
  • The Evil Empire
  • Chumby: Cutest Linux Computer Ever
  • Linux-guru's conviction fuels ReiserFS debate
  • The Fall of Reiser
  • Configuring Linux Terminal to Work as a Transparent Wallpaper — Part 2

KDE Commit-Digest for 20th April 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The start of the Google Summer of Code with 47 KDE projects. Initial version of a kxsldbg plugin for Quanta. Kross-based scripting in KDevelop. Tabs return to the kdevplatform (KDevelop, etc) interface framework. A database plugin for Kommander, with Kommander widgets becoming accessible within Designer. Support for file attachment and sound annotations in Okular.

gNewSense 2.0 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix.com: Less than a week after the release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron", the Free Software Foundation has gone ahead and released version 2.0 (named DeltaH) of gNewSense. For those not familiar with gNewSense, this is one of the few distributions certified by the Free Software Foundation as being a truly free Linux distribution.

Mini Review: Open Source in Harvard Business Review

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: This month's Harvard Business Review features a case study of a company debating whether to open source its software. Here's a mini review of the article.

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