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Story WattOS R4 – An alternative to Lubuntu srlinuxx 15/08/2011 - 3:30am
Story Multitasking with X and Linux srlinuxx 15/08/2011 - 3:29am
Story The Age of the Icon Is Full Upon Us srlinuxx 15/08/2011 - 3:26am
Story Quickly booting C64 games in Linux mcasperson 15/08/2011 - 1:05am
Story Why I Support Free Software srlinuxx 14/08/2011 - 11:38pm
Story Choosing a Desktop (#noapple) srlinuxx 14/08/2011 - 11:37pm
Story The broken dreams of a Linux system administrator srlinuxx 14/08/2011 - 11:35pm
Story Top Five New Releases of the week you need to watch srlinuxx 14/08/2011 - 11:33pm
Story Did GNOME Shell Miss the Mark? srlinuxx 14/08/2011 - 11:32pm
Story Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 11.04 falko 14/08/2011 - 6:52pm

Macs Crowd Out Linux On Corporate Desktops

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The growth of Macintosh desktop clients in enterprises will be more of a hindrance to Linux desktop growth than Windows, one analyst firm says in a recent report.

Could Red Hat lose JBoss founder?

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"I am going to take some time off to take care of family and myself. I am increasingly experiencing diminishing returns on my emotional and professional investments at Red Hat," Fleury said.

Patch issued for vulnerability

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A patch has been widely released for a vulnerability in the productivity suite, a problem rated as "highly critical" by one security vendor.

Opera contests draws attention to widget development

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With the latest release of its Web browser in June, Opera Software introduced widgets -- small Web applications that run in their own windows on the desktop. Now the company is turning to programming contests to promote their creation.

Akademy 2007 Call for Participation

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The KDE contributors conference, which is part of Akademy, the world summit of the KDE community, will be the place to present the newest developments, long-term strategies or interesting input from the surrounding communities, projects and societies. Be part of it, present your thoughts, ideas and work at Akademy 2007 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Novell Looking for Acquisition Targets?

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If Novell wants to maximize the potential of their Microsoft alliance and bring about a scenario like Canonical founder, Mark Shuttleworth, outlined in a recent Red Herring interview then you have to think they'll buy XenSource. Why XenSource?

Quicktip - Forgot your grub password? Here’s how to change it.

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Say you have a grub password to keep nefarious evil-doers from modifying your er... grubs. Then say a few months go by and you decide to modify some stuff but you’ve forgotten your password. What do you do?

No GPLv3 for MySQL... yet

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Kaj Arno, MySQL VP of community relations, quietly revealed on his blog before Christmas that MySQL has changed its license to "GPL2 Only." This does not mean, however, that the MySQL AB, the well-known open-source DBMS (database management system) vendor, is sticking to the GPLv2 forever.

Linux Image Quality Comparison

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With the great deal of articles that we publish in regards to NVIDIA and ATI display drivers, it is very evident that at this time NVIDIA has the lead when it comes to the frame-rate performance. One of the areas that often is not mentioned in Phoronix articles is the image quality between ATI and NVIDIA's hardware with their respective drivers. In this article today we will be looking at both company's image quality under Linux in video playback and gaming environments.

KXDocker: More than a task manager

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The basic idea behind Mac OS X's Dock is that when you need an application, you click on its icon on an on-screen bar, and the application is launched (if it has not been yet) or switched to (if it has). Stefano Zingarini has borrowed this concept for KXDocker, a KDE variation of OS X's Dock (which is also usable with GNOME and other desktop environments).

How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft

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Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop.

Super Grub Disk

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KDE has this thing where you can select which operating system you wish to reboot into. When logging out there is a drop-down labeled "Restart Computer". Click and hold this and you'll see a list of options for rebooting, depending on your Grub/Lilo configuration.

Fix for mplayer in Firefox under Ubuntu is not working

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Online videos (mpeg and some wmv files) were not playing in Firefox under Ubuntu Edgy in my desktop.The problem could be mplayer for Firefox installed and totem for Firefox plugin also installed .First You need to uninstalled the totem plugin from the terminal using the following command

Ubuntu: Tips and tricks 1

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So, let’s say you’ve installed Ubuntu. Here are a few simple tips to get you going. Customise the panel (taskbar), Adding shortcuts, Enable media playback, & Install Wine are some of the topics.

People Behind KDE: Eike Hein

In a brand new series of People Behind KDE we meet a coder from the KDE heartland, Germany who enables us to communicate with the global developer community through Konversation.

Linux Professionals in China: Are they Different?

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A couple weeks back I asked a friend, Song Kewei at the OSS Promotion Union , to tell me who he thought the top 10 Open Source professionals in China were. He gave me a list, which I will keep confidential, and from this list I hope to begin giving readers an idea of what type of people are the champions of the Open Source Community in China.

Air Force needs quick price quote on multiprocessor Linux computational cluster

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Computer companies have just six days to offer price quotes to the U.S. Air Force for a multiprocessor computational cluster for running serial and parallel jobs.

Microsoft's competitive positioning against open source

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I came across this entry on the Lobby4Linux blog. I don't know who writes th blog, or even if she/he is credible, but I found some of the comments interesting. Interesting and a bit worrisome. Worrisome because they paint Microsoft as it should be acting, and not as the backslapping Boy Scout that it has recently painted itself as.

InfoWorld Honors SUSE With 2007 Technology of the Year Award

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Novell today announced its SUSE® Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 has earned a 2007 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award, being named "Best Linux Desktop."

How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror With apt-mirror

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This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.

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