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Story Compiz – The most rock-solid window manager ever srlinuxx 05/12/2010 - 5:22pm
Story Xfce 4.8pre2 Released srlinuxx 05/12/2010 - 5:20pm

Linux Desktop Distros Headed in Wrong Direction

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Linux

The impending release of Windows Vista with its fancy Aero Glass special effects, along with the hasty addition of the similar XGL and Compiz technologies to the latest SUSE Linux release makes me think that programmers have a warped idea of what desktop computing is about.

Stallman: Fight French copyright law in the street

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Legal

Free software campaigner Richard Stallman said French youth should protest against a draft law on copyright that will be voted on Friday.

A GPL requirement could have a chilling effect on derivative distros

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OSS

Warren Woodford, the founder of the MEPIS distribution, would prefer to be concentrating on polishing his latest release. Instead, he is distracted by an official notice from the Free Software Foundation that, because MEPIS has not previously supplied source code for the packages already available.

Also: Widespread Linux GPL violations alleged

Run any Windows app on Linux with 2X

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Software

Thin client software company 2X has come up with a novel way to get Windows applications running on Linux desktops – stream it from a Windows box.

How Ferrari keeps its data cool

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Hardware

Ferrari's name is name soaked in history, and is redolent of everything concerned with sports cars and motor racing. And with today's motor racing as much about data acquisition and processing as it is about spanners and oil, Ferrari's focus on keeping its data centre cool is keen.

Vim tips: The basics of search and replace

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HowTos

Vim beginners may be puzzled when it comes to doing search and replace operations in Vim. The syntax can be a bit arcane, but after you've practiced, it becomes second nature. Let's take a look at how easy it can be.

Sun says open-source Java possible in 'months'

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OSS

A Sun Microsystems executive said today that the company is "months" away from releasing its trademark Java programming language under an open-source license.

Lesser known Drag and Drop tips in Gnome

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HowTos

Recently, while I was reading an article in the Firefox web browser, I happened to accidentally click on a link and drag it outside the browser. And the result was rather interesting.

Akregator feature of the day: PlanetKDE podcast

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HowTos

As Roberto blogged about how he converted his blog into a blog/podcast hybrid using Talkr, I thought I should tell you about a well-hidden, half-finished feature in Akregator: Basic Text-to-Speech support.

I hate penguins

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Microsoft

Ballmer enters Bill's office. Due to our omniscience and the happy circumstance that the top surface is glass, we can see that Bill is hiding under his desk. Our view is from behind the desk, facing Ballmer as he enters.

Bell Micro in Deal With Red Hat

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Linux

Bell Microproducts Inc. on Tuesday said it reached an agreement with Red Hat Inc. that allows Bell to develop products based on Red Hat's enterprise version of the open-source computer operating code Linux.

Two South Africans first to certify for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and Canonical have announced the world's first Ubuntu Certified Professionals: Fred Strauss and Khayeni Ndlovu of Johannesburg, South Africa.

System Administration: One Step toward the BIND

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Software

DNS is mostly a directory service. Millions of people and computers use one or more directories every day. Currently, so many directories exist in our world that they have become almost transparent to casual observers. You could say it's a directory kind of world out there and DNS remains a big part of it for people who use the Internet regardless of the device.

Music publisher/distributor ships Linux PMP

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Linux

A "hybrid" music entertainment company with several revenue models says it is shipping its first portable media player (PMP). Titan Global Entertainment's "Omni" PMP runs Linux, has a 4.3-inch QVGA display, and offers standard media recording and playback features, according to the company.

Red Hat CEO Bemoans State Of Education, Tech Talent Pool

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Misc

Red Hat Chairman, CEO and President Matthew Szulik said his ability to find well-qualified candidates in the United States who also embrace the open-source movement's entrepreneurial values and culture of innovation is extremely limited.

UbuntuOS Podcast with KDE Developer

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Linux

UbuntuOS have launched their new extended Podcast with an interview of Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell discussing the plans for the next release, Kubuntu Edgy. 100MB download, get it directly from Mirror 1, Mirror 2. The interview starts 1 hour 10 minutes in.

Debian Based Linux Distributions and Live CD's list

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Linux
News

Most of the people want to know the list of debian based linux distributions and live cd's.This is very interesting list i haven't seen any place on the net

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Ion, the efficient window manager

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HowTos

"So-called 'modern desktop environments' are totally unusable, and present-day mainstream graphical user interfaces in general are far less usable than they are praised to be." So begins the declaration of intent behind Ion, a tiny window manager with no icons, backgrounds, or themes. It does have tabs -- its author, Tuomo Valkonen, invented the concept -- and once you spend time with it you're struck by the efficiency of its design.

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