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Story Is GNOME 3 going to melt your laptop? srlinuxx 1 03/02/2011 - 2:17am
Story A Linux Audio Christmas srlinuxx 02/02/2011 - 10:13pm
Story Review: KDE 4.6 srlinuxx 3 02/02/2011 - 10:13pm
Story Meet Slingshot and Plank srlinuxx 02/02/2011 - 10:10pm
Story Myriad Updates Come to Open Source Software srlinuxx 02/02/2011 - 10:08pm
Story Huh, id Tech 5 Engine To Be Open-Source? srlinuxx 02/02/2011 - 8:12pm
Story Freedom or Ease of Use? A Note on Torvalds’ Strange Remarks srlinuxx 02/02/2011 - 8:10pm
Story Disillusioned by the Community srlinuxx 02/02/2011 - 8:07pm
Story KDE 4.6 Review: It’s Full Of Awesomeness srlinuxx 02/02/2011 - 6:19pm
Story Linux Gazette: February 2011 (#183) srlinuxx 02/02/2011 - 6:17pm

Freespire 1.0

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Reviews

So, what is Freespire? It is essentially the free (as in beer) counterpart to Linspire, which, in turn, is based on Debian and will cost you at least about fifty American Dollars. Freespire aims to be to Linspire what Fedora is to Red Hat - a free, community project.

OOoBasic crash course: Beautifying words and making them smarter

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HowTos

In a previous OOoBasic Crash Course article, we learned how to grab a current word and send it to an external application. Let's see what else we can do with a selected word.

Book Review: Suse Linux by Chris Brown

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Reviews

Have you been itching to try Suse Linux but didn't know how to get started? Okay, I confess — I know I have. Not sure why, but Suse looks a little more intimidating than Ubuntu, and it isn't. That's why Chris Brown's book is great.

PCLinuxOS Magazine Project Initial Issue Released!

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PCLOS

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the September 2006 introductory issue is available for download!  We've put a lot of effort into producing a quality magazine made for the community, by the community.

UFO:Alien Invasion 2.0-RC4 Released

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Gaming

A new version of UFO:Alien Invasion was released. This release includes a lot of bugfixes and some exciting new features such as a new sound renderer api, a new production system, updated and new maps, and multiplayer is working again. Read More Here.

People Behind KDE: Celeste Lyn Paul

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KDE

Today's People Behind KDE features the American lass who is forging the KDE 4 Human Interface Guidelines. Find out the advantage of a hobby against job, what is wrong with Fruit Salad plus the good fortune of one KDE convert as we interview Celeste Lyn Paul.

IBM's 5th article on Drupal

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Drupal

In this series, the IBM® Internet Technology Group designs, develops, and deploys a closed community Web site using a suite of software that is freely available. If you followed the instructions in the previous articles, you now have a generic Drupal installation. You can begin to add content and modify the style.

Linux Laptops

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Linux

Last week at Linuxworld in San Francisco, Lenovo and Novell announced the first Linux-based ThinkPad mobile workstations, which will run Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10). The Thinkpad T60p laptops are based on Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology and are the result of a two-year research and development effort between Lenovo, Intel, and Novell.

Users see wider desktop adoption in Ubuntu's future

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu could be the operating system with enough pluck and mettle to muscle its way into the commercial Linux desktop space, according to feedback from a recent SearchOpenSource.com inquiry.

Do Small Businesses Fear Open Source?

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OSS

Are you the open source type? It's an essential question for emerging enterprises as they build out their IT infrastructure--the wrong choice may bring your business to a standstill.

Hackers still important, Red Hat exec says

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Interviews

Michael Tiemann, Red Hat's vice president of open source affairs, who is also president and a member of the board at the Open Source Initiative was in India last week. In a telephone interview from Delhi, Tiemann talked to IDG News Service on a wide range of issues relating to the open source movement.

Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 Will Launch Thursday

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Moz/FF

Barring more bugs, Firefox Beta 2 will release Thursday, Mozilla Corp. developers reported after a weekly status meeting held Tuesday.

OpenOffice goes Premium

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Software

Version 2.0, which was released late last year, received favorable reviews. Now, a group of OpenOffice enthusiasts have released OpenOffice Premium, a new bundle that includes the OpenOffice suite and a grab-bag of extras, such as clip art, document templates, and fonts.

Sabayon Linux 3.0 RC2 Mini Screenshots

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Linux

Sabayon Linux, a rather unique distribution based upon Gentoo, has come out recently with the the second release candidate in the 3.0 branch both with DVD and CD versions. The mini edition uses a single LiveCD and comes with a wealth of Linux desktop innovations. Of the features include WINE (0.9.19), Compiz, and more. Those Screenshots.

Products and Projects: What’s in a Name?

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Misc

What makes a good open source project name, and what makes a good name for a product, or even a feature within a product? And, does it really matter in the world of open source software? From what I have seen, it matters a lot.

Building a Path for Linux Applications

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Linux

In this TestRun podcast, eWEEK Labs Director Jim Rapoza talks to Advanced Technologies Analyst Jason Brooks about a new type of Linux distribution called rPath. Jason says that rPath combines the strength of Linux, virtualization and appliances to create a useful application platform for both ISVs and businesses. That Podcast.

Gentoo Linux 2006.1 Unleashed

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Release Engineering team proudly announces the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.1, the second release of the year. It builds on the strength of previous releases with several improvements.

Gentoo 2006.1 Impressions

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Gentoo

The Gentoo release team has just announced the launch of their 2006.1 version, so we are going to take a look at what's new. Included in the updates is an improved installer/LiveCD with Networkless mode, smarter partitioner, updated compiler and more. This release also adds the addition of an AMD64 Live CD.

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Mozilla Goes Mainstream

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Moz/FF

As Mozilla prepares for the October release of the next version of Firefox, the group is facing its biggest challenge yet: Going mainstream. Firefox's share of the market, however impressive, has been flat after rapid growth in 2004 and 2005. Analysts say that's because Mozilla has largely reached the natural Firefox constituency—hip college students, Microsoft haters, and tech geeks.

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