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Why upgrade to GPL version 3

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Version 3 of the GNU General Public License will soon be finished, enabling free software packages to upgrade from GPL version 2. This article explains why upgrading the license is important.

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GNU/Linux GUI Programming with Ruby

http://robrohan.com

I went a little crazy this week-end, and decided to look for a way to write GUI programs on Linux in ruby. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it is.

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Amarok - A Review

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I had always thought iTunes was as good as it could get as far as playing and managing MP3 files, especially when I after testing Linux software such as Banshee and Rythmbox. When I began to use Amarok (1.4.5) I immediately noticed a sense of polish and completion.

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Basic Linux Commands

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Here are some basic Linux commands. Some are well known and some aren’t. I am not a Linux Wizard…far from it…but I am learning some basic Linux commands and thought I would share some with other newbies so they to can get more familiar with the terminal command line.

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The dark art of removing the Flash plugin from Firefox in Ubuntu Linux

http://www.insidesocal.com

But how to get rid of Flash? It's not so easy. Mozilla's help pages offer instructions on how to expunge Flash from Windows and Mac OS X, but nothing on getting rid of it in Linux. It's not an installed package, so Synaptic doesn't even know it's there. Apt-get also knows nothing. Why? Because it's hidden.

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Update On Free Linux Driver Development

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

Remember the offer Greg Kroah-Hartman made earlier this year, to get Linux drivers written for free for any company that wanted them?

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VM Enables 'Write-Once, Run Anywhere' GNU/Linux Apps

http://www.linuxdevices.com

A startup will soon launch 'a kind of holy software grail,' according to an article at LinuxDevices. The dual-licensed technology is claimed to enable more or less normal GNU/Linux applications to run — without requiring recompilation — under Windows, Mac, or Linux, with a look and feel native to each.

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Dell Prices - Ubuntu vs. Vista

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With Dell's new Ubuntu offerings, everyone had been wondering how much cheaper, if any, an Ubuntu PC would be compared to a PC with Windows Vista on it. Now that Dell has actually posted their Ubuntu offerings, I've configured some similar PCs on their site and compared them. I'm pleasantly surprised - the Ubuntu machines are noticeably cheaper.

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TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

http://polishlinux.org

TrueCrypt is free software that encrypts data “on-the-fly”. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory. TrueCrypt is portable -- it works on GNU/Linux and Windows. Worried about losing your valuable data when your laptop gets stolen? Don't wait and encrypt your data now!

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KWin Composite Brings Bling to KDE

http://dot.kde.org

Screenshots, videos, and detailed description of KDE's answer to Beryl and Compiz. From the Article:"These features have brought KWin rapidly into the era of dazzling eyecandy, along with some pleasant surprises on the usability front."

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Does Microsoft have Wine in its patent sights?

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Microsoft signed with Novell, and then got all "everyone else is violating our patents". This article talks about what was EXCLUDED from the Novell/Microsoft agreement, and the potential this has for a Microsoft attack.

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PCLinuxOS 2007 installation review and first impressions

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Never have I had such an incident free installation procedure before. Really! I’m not joking. There’s literally nothing much (in terms of problems) to report. My installation of PCLinuxOS 2007 was simple and error free.

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Web controls are ugly in Firefox! And how to fix them

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For some reason, web controls are rather ugly in Firefox when it is run under Linux (I am talking about running Firefox under Ubuntu Linux 7.04, Feisty Fawn and Gnome). It is particularly the case with radio buttons. Fortunately there is a fix for this issue.

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Ubuntu Founder Says Microsoft Not A Big Threat

http://www.techworld.com

Who says that Microsoft and free software developers are enemies?

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KDE 3.5.7 Released

http://www.kde.org

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.7, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

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Anybody up to writing good directory software?

Tue, 2007-02-20 11:17 — David Jonathan

From the very start, directories have served a very useful purpose on the Internet. (One I find useful for example is Free Web Directory). News sites can also be considered directories: they index and categorize news stories! What about categorizing software? In the open source world you get Savannah, SourceForge, Freshmeat; there are still, believe it or not, shareware and freeware directories like FileBuzz, PCWin Download Center and Freeware Downloads (although you need to be careful, as they are not like their free-as-in-freedom counterparts).

Is better education the key to finding better software?

Sat, 2007-03-03 03:25 — Edward Russel

About Jonathon's article Anybody Up To Writing Good Directory Software?, it's clear that the topic of software directories is very hot. Most of what you find on Google, however, are not pointing to free and open soruce software -- or worse, they mix the two. Examples of such sites are Freeware Downloads and Shareware Download, which simply don't focus on "free as in freedom", and still can be used as good free software directories.

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