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Story Quake III bounty: we have a winner! Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:39pm
Story Why Windows XP's Demise Is Bad for Linux and Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:33pm
Story KDE Ships April Updates to Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:23pm
Story Link-Time Optimizations Near Reality For x86 Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:08pm
Story Valve Is Helping Developers Port Games to Linux, Star Conflict to Be Launched Soon Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 2:01pm
Story ODF 1.2 Submitted to ISO Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 1:54pm
Story Ubuntu Complete Convergence Demonstrated with the Weather App Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 1:50pm
Story Libata Improvements Enhance AHCI On Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 1:37pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 11:41am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 11:39am

Red Hat: Microsoft still 'aggressive as hell'

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ZDNet UK sat down with Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik at the company's user summit in Nashville for a brief discussion on how he intends to keep his company on the cutting edge and battle the biggest threats to its future success.

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New Ubuntu Release Available for Desktops and Servers, with Long Term, Global Support

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It's official. Ubuntu, which has become one of the world's most popular Linux distributions in recent years, launched its latest version on June 1 following months of intense testing. The new release is titled Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support), and has a specific emphasis on the needs of large organisations with both desktop and server versions.

Multi Distro is Linux times 9 on a single CD-R

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Linux

Multi Distro includes nine live CD Linux distributions in one ISO file that you can burn to a single disc. It uses the GRUB boot loader to present the user with a main menu from which they can choose which distro they want to run. By showing you how to make your own live CD composed of multiple live CD distros, Multi Distro packs a big punch.

Novell posts a profit as sales shrink

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SUSE

Novell Inc., which sells networking software and computer-consulting services, reported a second-quarter profit as sales declined. Results this quarter may miss analysts' estimates.

Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake Unofficially Available

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Ubuntu

According to a thread running in the ubuntu forums, the isos for Ubuntu Dapper Drake are up on mirrors around the world. Upgrade wiki in place as well.

Outsourcing and Linux development boom in North America

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Linux

A new survey of North American software developers has revealed a marked in increase in outsourcing and offshoring as well increased Linux adoption.

No More Neverwinter Nights

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Gaming

It seems that Atari has pulled the plug on BioWare's efforts to keep NWN going. After the last 1.68 patch and Infinite Dungeons module, Atari will no longer allow them to support the franchise.

Picasa for Linux is a good Windows app, But Not Linux

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Software

SEARCH GIANT Google released some days ago what it calls "Picasa for Linux", and I decided to take it for a spin on my 2.4 Ghz P4 (512MB RAM) Linux desktop which runs Blag, a British distro based on Fedora Core 3.

Book review: UNIX to Linux Porting by Alfredo Mendoza et. al

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Reviews

Converting a brilliant and specially customized C or C++ application from a generic UNIX OS to GNU/Linux has the potential to be painful, costly and time consuming. From comical personal experience I find that Murphy smiles and laughs at such rich complexities. “UNIX to Linux Porting: A Comprehensive Reference” gives psychological handle bars for those of you that wish to plan or enact a porting project for the first time and a comprehensive reference for the more experienced.

KDE 3.5.3 Release Officially Announced

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KDE

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.3, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. Unusually for a maintenance release, new features were implemented.

GNU grep's new features

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HowTos

If you haven't been paying attention to GNU grep recently, you should be happily surprised by some of the new features and options that have come about with the 2.5 series. They bring it functionality you can't get anywhere else -- including the ability to output only matched patterns (not lines), color output, and new file and directory options.

The case for a Creative Commons 'sunset' Non-Commercial license module

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OSS

Creative Commons is jumping on the license-rewrite bandwagon and planning to publish a draft of version 3.0 of their license modules. This has occasioned some discussion of the ways in which CC licensing can be improved (I hope to write more broadly about this later).

Red Hat returns to developer roots

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Linux

Red Hat has unveiled a series of products and projects that aim to further push adoption of open source applications and open content.

BB completes XP migration to open source

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OSS

Federally owned Banco do Brasil has completed the migration of all its Windows XP computers to the OpenOffice.org open source suite, reported local tech service Computerworld.

Google denies browser plans

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Google

Google Inc. has no plans to build its own Web browser software to compete with rival Microsoft Corp., Chief Executive Eric Schmidt says.

Ubuntu Dapper Review

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Ubuntu

Another review of the upcoming Ubuntu Dapper Drake has surfaced onto the net today. Actually utilizing the Release Candidate from approximately a week ago, this review goes into some detail about how to get some multimedia working as well as XGL.

Gnome 2.16 expected in Mandriva 2007

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MDV

According to reports not only is Xorg 7.0 expected to be included in the upcoming Mandriva 2007 scheduled for release in early fall, but also Gnome 2.16.

SUSE kubuntu Slackware KDE 3.5.3 packages on mirrors

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KDE

KDE 3.5.3 was tagged approximately a week ago and some developers have uploaded binaries onto mirrors. Not announced yet, kde 3.5.3 is primarily a maintenance release.

Open Source Industry Veteran, Paula Hunter, Joins Collax to Lead U.S. Marketing

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OS

-based server solutions for small and medium businesses, today announced that Paula Hunter, formerly of the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), has joined the management team as vice president of U.S. marketing.

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A Look At The Clear Linux Performance Over The Course Of 2018

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