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Story Open Source Is Old School, Says The GitHub Generation srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 6:15pm
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Story Open Recall: Scratch 2.0, plans for Vim 7.4, more srlinuxx 15/05/2013 - 4:54pm
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Story Open Source Software: It’s Eating the World srlinuxx 14/05/2013 - 10:25pm
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 316 srlinuxx 14/05/2013 - 10:23pm
Poll My Fav Desktop 2013 srlinuxx 14/05/2013 - 6:12pm
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Nvidia Linux driver 100.14.11 and Linux kernel 2.6.23

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HowTos

Well, they're not working together. Unless you're not willing to tweak it a little bit. So, out of the box, you won't be able to test brand new Linux CFS scheduler. Fortunately, the driver needs only few simple fixes to compile properly.

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony resigns

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Linux

linux-watch: In an interview today with Linux-Watch, controversial Linux leader Kevin Carmony confirmed rumors that he had resigned as CEO of desktop Linux vendor Linspire on July 31.

Graphics pros will find good tools in compact Grafpup distro

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linux.com: Grafpup 2.0 is a compact Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux and aimed at graphics professionals. It offers a variety of options for installation, a custom set of configuration utilities, and a niche suite of applications for digital artists.

GIMP Animation Package 2.2.2 Released

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GIMP

Version 2.2.2 of gimp-gap, the GIMP Animation Package, is now available. This release fixes some bugs, updates translations and prepares gimp-gap for the update to GIMP 2.4.

Telco Dumps Red Hat For Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

LinuxWorld: Providing location information to thousands of mobile phone users is all in a day's work for Ubuntu Linux, which has replaced popular enterprise distribution Red Hat for Locatrix Communications' mission-critical workloads.

Run a Linux server farm for nix

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Linux

iTWire: One great thing about Linux is its rock-solid nature even when you load it up with as many daemons and services as you like. Yet, often “best practice” dictates you separate out some apps across a couple of servers or at the very least provide a safe development environment which is distinct from your production environment.

It's a LinuxWorld. Or Is It?

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Linux

internetnews.com: Instead of having nothing but Linux, the keynote lineup will also have a few speakers who are apparently going to be talking about more than just Linux. That is if they talk about Linux at all.

Road Warrior: Switching from Windows to Linux

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Linux

whattheythink.com: Occasionally I have written about how Linux has become a viable alternative operating system for the desktop. While you can get some excellent versions of Linux that are completely free, such as the very popular Ubuntu (on my notebook), you may be better off paying for some of the other versions.

Idea: Unify the Ubuntu name

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Ubuntu

The Open Source Advocate: Everyone agrees that Ubuntu is making huge progress towards mainstream adoption. But what do we mean when we say "Ubuntu"? Don't we really mean *buntu, a collection of all Ubuntu versions? How do we explain this to the mainstream user?

"Fake Steve Jobs" is Daniel Lyons, in case anyone wants to sue

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groklaw: The New York Times has the news that Fake Steve Jobs, the anonymous blogger pretending to be Apple's Steve Jobs, is actually Daniel Lyons of Forbes. Why am I not surprised?

Red Hat to offer whitebox Linux desktops globally

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iTWire: The world's largest Linux vendor Red Hat will release a pre-installed desktop version of Linux globally in September. The new Red Hat desktop targeting primarily small business users will be available on cheap whitebox Intel PCs and, according to Red Hat, will not try to be a Windows clone.

Linux Gamers’ Game List

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FOSSwire: Finding good Linux games, whether they’re community built or commercial offerings, isn’t always that easy and that’s why icclus.org maintain a Linux Gamers’ Game List. It has 371 games

Linux 2.6.23-rc2 Kernel Performance

phoronix: While the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is only weeks into development, it's already generated quite a bit of attention. With all of this activity surrounding the Linux 2.6.23 kernel we've decided to conduct a handful of benchmarks comparing the Linux 2.6.20, 2.6.21, 2.6.22, and 2.6.23 kernel releases so far.

SlackRoll is ready

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Software

503 Service Unavailable: It’s been a couple of months since I initially published the first version of SlackRoll, my particular upgrade manager for Slackware. It’s about to be tagged stable in both SourceForge.net and freshmeat.net. Now that Slackware 12.0 is out, and people will have a real oportunity of realizing how much time SlackRoll can save you.

In "Drivers -- below the OS?", Linus Torvalds said more than ZDNet has noticed

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Linux

beranger: Are Linus Torvalds, IBM, AMD, others at odds over pushing hardware drivers out of Linux? pointed to an intriguing discussion thread: [Desktop_architects] Drivers -- below the OS?, but David Berlind failed to notice that the "Strong words from Linus regarding the virtualization community!" were actually saying more.

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Environmentally friendly PC runs on 15 watts of power

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Gentoo

wilmingtonstar.com: entil, with the help of his partner, investor, chairman and fellow Frenchman Alain Rossmann, has developed a low-cost, hassle-free, environmentally-correct PC. The Zonbox uses the Gentoo version of Linux as the core of its operating system.

Stable kernel 2.6.21.7 Released

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LWN: The 2.6.21.7 stable kernel release is out. It contains a fair number of fixes that 2.6.21 users are likely to want to have.

Mixing Repositories In Debian

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tuxcity: I have Debian Lenny (Testing) running on one of my partitions, and use it as my default O.S. For some packages I use the unstable (Sid) repository , simply to get the latest available version for Debian.

Howto Turn Off Auto-Play of CDs,DVDs and iPods in Ubuntu

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onlyubuntu: Ubuntu automatically starts playing audio or video discs when you insert them into CD/DVD drive.If you want to turnoff this use the following tip.

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