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Story Why have you switched to GNU/Linux? srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:13am
Story What GNOME Can Learn from KDE's Recovery srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:11am
Story A tour of the first-ever Linux Hall of Fame srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 12:10am
Story Fedora 16 Alpha released AdamW 23/08/2011 - 7:31pm
Story First Look at Poseidon Linux, the Linux For Scientists srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 7:30pm
Story DELL D620 power usage (Win 7 vs Mint 11) srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 7:29pm
Story Single Window Gimp! srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 7:27pm
Story WebOS devices: A look back srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 4:59pm
Story New GPL licence touted as saviour of Linux, Android srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 4:57pm
Story Linux Mint 11 LXDE review srlinuxx 23/08/2011 - 4:55pm

Free software vs open source

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I heard that the open source software movement grew up when it was noticed that people reacted badly to the idealism that the phrase “free software” suggests. In an attempt to attract more people to free software they decided to move away from the ideas implicit in the term “free software” and use their own term “open source” which promotes the practical benefits of this style of development.

A big Microsoft step on uncertain terrain

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It's just another Monday for most of us, but for Microsoft Corp. and much of the world computer industry, today was supposed to be Christmas. So much has changed in those four years that industry experts now question the future of Microsoft's traditional business model.

Also: Microsoft guns for JPEG with Vista debut

Open source Campcaster empowers independent radio broadcasters

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Can you run a radio station entirely on free software? Thanks to Campcaster, broadcasters all over the world can answer that question with a yes. The open source radio station system plays a key role in enabling independent and community-owned media to compete with better-funded government and corporate outlets in emerging democracies.

Conky - a light weight system monitor for Ubuntu Linux Systems

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Conky is an advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X based on torsmo.Conky is an powerful desktop app that posts system monitoring info onto the root window. It is hard to set up properly. Most people can’t get it working right, but its an AWESOME app if it can be set up right done.

Also: How to View Hidden Files and Folders in Ubuntu File Browser

PDF to become an open, ISO standard

Adobe Systems Inc. on Jan. 29 announced that it has released the full PDF (Portable Document Format) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management. AIIM, in turn, will start working on making PDF an ISO standard.

Getting X11 forwarding through ssh working after running su

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X authentication is based on cookies -- secret little pieces of random data that only you and the X server know... So, you need to let the other user in on what your cookie is.

Install Debian from within Windows

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That is right, Debian has got itself a new Win32 installer. This new software is targeted at people who are not too tech savvy to know the steps needed to burn the Debian ISOs on to a CD/DVD.

Enable or Disable Auto Login in Suse Linux

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Suse Linux has an amazing set of graphical administration tools that let you perform virtually any system administration task without having to use a command line. The only problem is that there are just so many settings, it’s easy for new users to get lost.

Also: Configure Suse to Use Internet Repositories Instead of CD/DVD

Nexenta Alpha 5 Review

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Nexenta, is only a few distros that is currently using OpenSolaris. OpenSolaris is the open sourced version of Sun's main OS which has been ported from SPARC architecture to x86 and now is open sourced. Nexenta, is building itself upon the popularity of Ubuntu by offering not only the look and feel, but the functionality of Ubuntu as well.

A PC Without Microsoft: Welcome to the World of Linux

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To say a computer runs Windows may sound to you as obvious as saying a car has wheels. You may not be aware of it, but your computer can look totally different, and feel totally different. Ok so you have an uncle that runs an Apple Computer. He's a bit weird, that guy, isnt he? But there is more than just Apple and Microsoft.

A visual timeline of the Microsoft-Novell controversy

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Following the recent deal between Microsoft and Novell, prominent industry figures and numerous members of the open source community have expressed criticism and concerns. As the controversy has unfolded, the debate has become increasingly antagonistic and confrontational. Are you having trouble following the controversy? Don't worry, you are not alone. [Our] informative visual guide that will illuminate the facts and show you what our favorite confrontational corporate executives are really saying.

Fourth MEPIS 6.0 beta steps up to a 2.6.17 kernel

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The MEPIS project has released the fourth beta release of version 6.0 of its KDE- and Ubuntu-based SimplyMEPIS-32 and SimplyMEPIS-64 Linux distributions. Beta 4 introduces the 2.6.17-20 kernel, WiFi support improvements, and the ability to run MEPIS live from a USB key.

KDE PIM Annual Meeting Pushes Advanced Design, Enterprise Stability

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On Friday 14 January 2007, members of the KDE PIM developer group came together for the fifth year in a row in Osnabrück, Germany to review the state of the project. Important topics including Akonadi, KDE PIM maintenance and enterprise usage. A record number of attendees were welcomed into the Intevation office and made at home by Bernhard Reiter, Jan-Oliver Wagner and the rest of the team.

Trying out Ubuntu

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I've recently liberated an old Inspiron 4000 laptop. It's a 700MHz Pentium 3 with 310Mb of memory. So after cleaning the disk it's got 15Gb or so used and plenty of free space. So it seemed like a perfect opportunity to try out Ubuntu and experiment to see how close Linux is to me being able to make the switch.

A closer look at what '$100 laptop' will be

It's an astonishing experiment: Design a cool computer, unlike anything on the market, loaded with innovative features. Manufacture it for not much more than $100 apiece, persuade government officials in developing countries to buy millions of them, and hand them to schoolchildren. Then stand back and see if you've done what you hoped – created a revolution in the way kids learn.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Final Delayed

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Due to numerous issues brought to light by our first test release we will not be releasing PCLinuxOS 2007 final at the end of the month.

KDE 3.5.6 Release for Kubuntu 6.10

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KDE programmers are at it again. They have released an update for KDE-stable to 3.5.6. Of course being that Kubuntu is cutting edge, there are new packages ready for your pleasure.

Mandriva 2007 Metisse Edition

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I’ve tried out Mandriva 2007 Metisse Edition and have discovered a few things which I would like to share. However, in my opinion, it’s still not ready for prime time: there are still a good number of bugs which need to be fixed.

Windows games in Linux

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Sure, for Linux there’s free games like Frozen Bubble, Tux Racer, FreeCiv etc., but the big commercial titles are rarely released for Linux. The company TransGaming Technologies tries to fill out this need for commercial Windows-games by having created an application which makes it possible to play such games without official Linux-support regardless.

Nouveau: glxgears on NV4x

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Since our Nouveau: A First Look article last month, new developments continue to come out of the Nouveau camp. Among the changes in the past month is glxgears now working on NVIDIA NV4x hardware, the pledge drive now being completed, and the Fedora Project announcing its intent for including Nouveau in the upcoming Fedora 7 release.

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