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Damn Small Linux 3.4 RC1 arrives

The Damn Small Linux (DSL) project team on June 19 announced the availability of the first release candidate of the next version of its live CD mini-distribution based on Debian Linux. Damn Small Linux 3.4 features a 2.4.26 kernel and a lightweight Fluxbox desktop environment, the team said.

Novell Announces Real-Time Linux Enhancements and Partnerships

Novell today announced new enhancements to SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time and unveiled new partnerships that expand the ecosystem around Novell's low latency Linux solution. SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time, the only enterprise-class, open source real-time operating system offered by an enterprise Linux distributor today, is a high performance, customizable, fully supported solution for running mission-critical applications that require deterministic processing and speed.

Adventures in Digital Photography With Linux

Our steamed, I mean esteamed, I mean esteemed (dang, I need a new keyboard. this one is all defective) Editor-in-Chief's excellent article, From the Camera to the Web With Konqueror taught me some cool new tricks, and inspired me to share some of my own photography adventures.

How to create poster presentations with Scribus

  • Linux.com; By Alex Roitman (Posted by dcparris on Jun 20, 2007 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Poster presentations are a common way of presenting results, proposing strategies, and explaining concepts and methods. You can create nifty poster presentations with Scribus, the free desktop publishing tool.

Elive on a Toshiba Satellite A100-159

  • hieronymusonline.nl; By J.S. Lalleman (Posted by hieronymus on Jun 20, 2007 8:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Recently I wanted to have a lighter WM than I was used to. I do nothing for which I need a special kind of WM but I like it to be good loocking and responsive. I tried a number of different WMs like Fluxbox, Blackbox, Emerge (under Windows) and Enlightenment

GPL compliance issues are tearing Joomla! apart

Joomla! project leader Louis Landry and his colleagues want to protect the project they love. That's why, after two years of allowing proprietary plugins for the open source CMS, the group has decided to ask third-party developers for voluntary compliance with the terms of the GNU General Public License, under which Joomla! is licensed. Those developers are complaining that it's unfair for Joomla! to reverse its position after"a bunch of companies spent millions," according to one developer employed by a company that markets the proprietary extensions. Landry says he and the Joomla! team were wrong to have allowed the exceptions, and a return to compliance is essential in order to legally protect the open nature of Joomla!.

Ubuntu'd, you're getting a Dell

The perfect high school graduation gift – a new computer. It'll be a God-send for my daughter when her college starts up in the fall. But what to buy? Seeing that I've been running Linux systems for over a decade, I really wanted to introduce my daughter (a non-geek, I guess she didn't get the gene) to Linux as well.

KateOS 3.6 Beta 2 Screenshots

The second beta release for KateOS 3.6 features a new update notifier, the new Linux 2.6.21.4 kernel, X.Org 7.2, Xfce 4.4.1, and updates to the installer itself along with stomping a fair number of bugs. KateOS 3.6 features an installable LiveCD as well as an install DVD for installing this desktop Linux distribution with ease along with the possibility to select from GNOME, KDE, and Xfce.

Simple script restores your system settings after OS reinstall

Reinstalling your operating system is never a fun or welcome task, but sometimes it's unavoidable. Restoring settings and downloaded applications after installing an operating system can take quite a bit of time, so I've come up with a shell script to make things a bit easier.

Linux inner circle thumbs nose at Microsoft’s patent bravado

The Linux faithful might be staring down the barrel of another round of Microsoft’s legal taunts, but at last week’s Linux Foundation Summit, the reaction was more ho-hum than oh-no.

EyeOS Review

  • OSWeekly.com; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 20, 2007 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
With the war raging on between various Web 2.0 companies, I’m still trying to fully grasp why I need to care one way or the other when it comes to the different online operating systems out there. Today, the one that has the best shot at even being looked at seriously appears to be EyeOS. Today, we will be looking at their latest offering and what it can do for you.

How to install Vmware server From Canonical commercial repository in Ubuntu Feisty

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Jun 20, 2007 3:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
How to install Vmware server From Canonical commercial repository in Ubuntu Feisty

Linus Torvalds Nominated for Prince of Asturias Prize

  • Linux Online; By Michael J. Jordan (Posted by h00pla on Jun 20, 2007 2:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Spanish newspaper El País is reporting that Linus Torvalds has been nominated for the prestigious Prince of Asturias Prize (Premio Príncipe de Asturias) in the technical and scientific research category.

Create and Extract .gz,.bz2 Files in Debian

Create and Extract .gz,.bz2 Files in Debian

Ubuntu Gutsy plans revealed

The Ubuntu team yesterday released details of plans for its next release, Ubuntu Gutsy. New features include a mobile edition, the latest version Gnome and KDE 4.0 and improved hardware support.

How-To: Solve Ubuntu Wireless Problems

  • OSWeekly.com; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 20, 2007 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Since starting on my quest for a flawless wireless support with Ubuntu Dapper, and then finally understanding the level of support to be expected with the Ubuntu distro itself, I've come to the following conclusions.

Venezuela launches open source PCs

Following up on their support for open source software and technological independence, the Venezuelan government launched the "Bolivarian Computer" earlier this month. Built locally, the computers come in four different models all of which run on Linux.

Firefox Extensions Waiting to Be Exploited

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Jun 20, 2007 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mozilla
Do you think you are safe with Firefox? In general, I would agree with you. But at the same time, I would also point out that there is a fairly sizable security concern that may be addressed, as effectively as some security experts might like. It's called the Firefox extension.

A New Adventure! Windows Mobile and Ubuntu Linux

  • pocketpcmag.com; By Ben Stanley (Posted by azerthoth on Jun 20, 2007 10:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
I was almost sure that there would be no way to synchronize my Windows Mobile Outlook information (contacts, tasks, schedule, etc.) with Ubuntu. But after a bit of tinkering this morning I'm amazed to report that I am able to synchronize with Ubuntu! [I've been wanting to do this myself, to date I have been doing file transfers via ftp with my pocketPC. Cant wait to try]

Setting Up A Subversion Repository Using Apache, With Auto Updatable Working Copy

  • HowtoForge; By Fahd Aziz (Posted by falko on Jun 20, 2007 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Subversion is a free/open-source version control system. That is, Subversion manages files and directories over time. A tree of files is placed into a central repository. The repository is much like an ordinary file server, except that it remembers every change ever made to your files and directories. This allows you to recover older versions of your data, or examine the history of how your data changed. In this regard, many people think of a version control system as a sort of time machine.

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