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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2014 - 9:52pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2014 - 9:54pm
Story OpenELEC 4.2.1 released Roy Schestowitz 05/10/2014 - 5:48am
Story With This Many Linux Games On Steam, You Could Almost Drop Windows Roy Schestowitz 05/10/2014 - 6:07am
Story Freedreno Gallium3D Is Passing 90%+ Of Piglit Tests Roy Schestowitz 05/10/2014 - 6:15am
Story Btrfs Won't Likely Replace EXT4 As The Default Until Fedora 23 Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2014 - 6:06pm
Story XBMC Successor, Kodi 14.0 "Helix" Alpha 4, Might Be the Best Release Yet Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2014 - 6:14pm
Story The Ubuntu 14.10 Upgrade: What to do Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2014 - 6:33pm
Story FreeBSD 10.1-RC1 Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2014 - 6:39pm
Story Markdown throwdown: what happens when FOSS software gets corporate backing? Rianne Schestowitz 05/10/2014 - 8:06pm

Win a copy of Beginning Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

DistroWatch is sponsoring a competition for 10 lucky, but articulate, readers to win a copy of the lastest book phenomena, Beginning Ubuntu Linux.

Gregarius aggregator succeeds with feeds

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HowTos

Using Really Simple Syndication (RSS) or Atom feeds to check your favorite sites and blogs can be a big time-saver. However, if you use more than one computer or operating system, managing your feeds and tracking updates is more difficult. Gregarius, a Web-based server-side aggregator that supports RSS, RDF, and Atom feeds, can help.

Law center to ease corporate path for FOSS developers

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OSS

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) is due to announce the formation of the Software Freedom Conservancy Monday. The conservancy aims to make it easier for developers of free and open-source software (FOSS) projects around the world to become tax-exempt corporate entities.

Developers ramp open source

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OSS

Embedded developers are increasingly turning to open-source tools for building reliable and flexible systems and software. Open-source code can provide both raw material for building system software and applications, and development tools for creating that software.

It's a liiiive - with XGL: Phaeronix .85 Beta 1

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Linux
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Phaeronix is a "gentoo love-sources RR4 CD with reiser4 enabled grub, auto hardware detection with nvidia 3D support , ready for multimedia, internet, and arabic. It is optimised for i686." Once upon a time it featured a harddrive installer, that option has been pulled for at least now, although one can still manually install it very much like a stage 3 gentoo install. Since the site states on about every page that "This is not the final version. Please don't attempt to install it on your harddrive" we looked at Phaeronix today in its intended livecd format.

LinuxWorld: Virtualization Bake-In Off and Running

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Linux

Amid a growing cacophony of demand, the two largest Linux vendors, Red Hat and Novell, plan to bake virtualization into their enterprise products slated to ship later this year. But technology managers are mixed on the approach.

Open Source Success Means Juggling Commerce And Community

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OSS

Balancing commercial interest with community interest is important for businesses looking at open source, said open source consultant Pia Waugh in a presentation at Linuxworld 2006 in Sydney last week.

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CBC condones "software piracy"

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Misc

In the past, I've explained to friends why the CBC's use of Windows Media Player's streaming format disables access to the site for Linux and FLOSS users. The gist of this argument has been that there's no Windows Media Player software available on Linux.

Frustrations with Kubuntu 6 and CUPS

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Ubuntu

A few weeks ago, Jonathan had asked me on IRC in passing why kprinter and KDEPrint 3.5.1 didn't work with CUPS-1.2. My reply had been like "CUPS-1.2 hasn't even released an alpha or beta tarball -- w.t.h. does Ubuntu Dapper plan to include an SVN version of a piece of core software which has a yet unknown release date??"

Optimizing Firefox

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HowTos

Everybody who's experienced the fun of customizing Firefox to his or her liking has a favorite extension. It's empowering to tweak your browser as you see fit, but the price often comes in the form of slower performance and memory hogging. Though Firefox has long been accused of leaking memory, there are simple ways to reduce RAM usage and increase speed. Here are a few extensions and tips designed to lighten your load.

KDE: getting started with Gentoo split ebuilds

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HowTos

Probably the most common reason against KDE is the installation size of the full KDE suite. On the other hand, installing kde with split ebuilds requires some research about the who-is-who of KDE packages. This howto is also for those of you who are new to KDE on Gentoo.

Young Programmer Takes On The Entire Telecom Industry

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OSS

Spencer is the inventor of Asterisk, a free software program that establishes phone calls over the Internet and handles voicemail, caller ID, teleconferencing and a host of novel features for the phone. Spencer, who is all of 29 years old, is poised to disrupt the $7 billion market for office telecom switches (often called PBXs) much the way the Linux open-source computer operating system crushed the price of business computing.

ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2

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Hardware

At the beginning of last month we published our preview of the ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2, however, now that Fedora Core 5 was released two weeks ago, and we have in our hands the NVIDIA 1.0-8751 Beta Linux display drivers, we are prepared to deliver the remainder of this article. This portion of the article includes the Linux compatibility, overclocking, and of course, its performance by means of benchmarks.

Linux conference focuses on desktops

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Linux

The Linux operating system is expanding from company data centers onto employees’ desktops, one of several trends that a local technology trade show producer will highlight at this year’s LinuxWorld exposition.

Personal Fedora Core 5 Installation Guide

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HowTos

This guide a personal configuration of Fedora Core 5. This page is to provide some common installation tips that people may find useful.

Open Office Wars

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OSS

The OpenOffice.org community submitted OpenOffice XML as a proposed standard to OASIS four years ago. In September 2005, OpenDocument was submitted for ratification to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Within weeks, Microsoft reacted with a statement supporting standards, but announced it would promulgate a new Office Open XML standard, instead of adopting OpenDocument.

What's Wrong With M$

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Microsoft

Lohr and Markoff say that the explanation is that Microsoft is hamstrung by its past success as a monopolist — that it has to make sure that its new operating system is “backwards compatible” with older versions of Microsoft software running on millions and millions of PCs.

Installing PHP 5.0 on Linux

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HowTos

The system that I will be using while installing php will be the all mighty slackware. Assuming you already have installed apache and mysql, the first thing that we are going to do is download php from www.php.net/downloads.php .

Opera Now Supports Mplayerplug-in

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Software

Yes - you saw that correctly: Netscape Plug-in API 0.16 has been enabled on Linux/Unix! This means for our Linux users, among other things, that mplayerplug-in now is working in Opera.

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