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Story Why I’m using Fedora 13 now srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 11:32am
Story Many hands make the light work; few make it shine srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 11:30am
Story Windows Server vs. Linux srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 11:29am
Story Can desktop virtualization save desktop Linux? srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 11:26am
Story today's howtos & leftovers: srlinuxx 1 07/06/2010 - 3:51am
Story Wayland Meets Some Summer Love w/ New Changes srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 3:24am
Story In praise of PLoP srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 3:21am
Story Does Linux need to be defrag’d? srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 12:53am
Story Upstart or sysvinit - as init.d scripts see it srlinuxx 06/06/2010 - 10:36pm
Story Proprietary Software Traps - Adobe Flash srlinuxx 06/06/2010 - 10:34pm

Firefox swings to the rescue

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Moz/FF

Mitchell Baker, trapeze artist and leader of an open-source web browser, is on a mission to keep the internet free.

Lightweight windowing system supports embedded Linux

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Software

A free software project based in Instanbul has released a portable, embedded client-server windowing system. The Xynth Windowing System, released under the GPL, offers a lightweight GUI-capable windowing system usable in Linux-based embedded systems and devices, such as handhelds and set-top boxes.

C and C++ give way to managed code

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Software

One important trend highlighted by this year's research is the ongoing transition away from C and C++ -- the two languages that have been programmers' mainstays for many years -- in favor of Java, and, more recently, C#.

Massachusetts says it's open to multiple formats

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OSS

Massachusetts legislators assembled some of the IT industry's most powerful companies Wednesday to discuss the state's electronic document standards, a closely watched decision with significance that has stretched far beyond state boundaries.

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Let’s see some ID, please

As the joke goes, on the Internet nobody knows you’re a dog. But although anonymity has been part of Internet culture since the first browser, it’s also a major obstacle to making the Web a safe place to conduct business:

No More Linux on the WRT54G?

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Linux

There has been a lot of confusion lately as to what's going on with the end of Linux support on the WRT54G and WRT54GS line of routers. Hopefully I'll be able to describe what's going on, what's changing, what's coming, and what you can do about it.

Linus on source code, developer craziness, and the makings of successful projects

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Linux

This is a more in-depth look at the fascinating interchange between Linus Torvalds and Chris Blizzard on the Desktop Linux (public) mailing list concerning user-interfaces.

Should Apple switch Mac OS X from Mach to Linux kernel?

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Mac

In many ways, OS X is what Linux would be with a great GUI. Likewise, Linux is in some ways what OS X could be. For all its strengths, OS X does allow tasks to so dominate the OS that everything else stops while the beach ball spins.

What Would You Do With A Supercomputer?

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Hardware

Searching for a massively powerful digital system to help researchers grapple with complex tasks like forecasting weather and simulating particle interactions? Look to an enormous, well-funded organization. Or on a desktop.

A year in the life of open source in South Africa

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OSS

It's been a long, bad year for politicians, petrol prices and proprietary software. But 2005 was an exceptional year for open source software. It really found its feet this year, and I think it also started to cement a new façade that will serve it well for years to come.

Rendering HTML In Your Head? Bad Idea!

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Humor

If you thought the security holes in Internet Explorer were large enough to push a G-class star through, then you haven't seen anything yet.

China's Red Flag Sees Desktop as Linux Battlefield

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Linux

The vice president of the dominant Linux supplier in China says government support is creating opportunities for desktop Linux to grow. Zheng shared some of his views on Linux, open source and China's IT future in a rare, candid interview with eWEEK senior editor Darryl K. Taft last week in Beijing.

Torvalds wades into desktop debate

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Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has stepped into a desktop war, expressing a preference for the K Desktop Environment over GNOME, and accusing the developers of the latter project of being "interface nazis".

Quanta Announces $100 Laptops

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OLPC

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) board of directors today announced that Quanta Computer Inc. of Taiwan was chosen as the original design manufacturer (ODM) for the $100 laptop project.

The decision was made after the board reviewed bids from several possible manufacturing companies.

Korea finds Another Reason to Switch to Linux

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Linux

Some observers contend that all the kinks are triggered by Korea’s heavy reliance on the proprietary Windows software. Instead, they argue the country should promote the use of open-source programs like Linux.

The penguin's not really coming

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Linux

The use of Linux and other open source software in Australia and New Zealand is miles behind North America, according to tech research company Forrester.

Linux Quick Fix Notebook

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Reviews

So we have to admit that we didn't have high hopes for Linux Quick Fix Notebook; the title is uninspiring and makes it sound like another book promising expertise without effort. But this is far from the truth and, contrary to what we expected, this is a book that can easily be recommended.

A Concise apt-get / dpkg primer for new Debian users

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HowTos

When many other linux distributions were bogged down in dependency hell, Debian users were shielded from these problems owing to Debian's superior package handling capablities using apt-get.

Here I will explain how to go about using this package handling utility to get the results that you desire.

More on Linus, KDE, and GNOME

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Linux

It all started, like most family fights, with a little incident that was blown out of proportion.

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