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New Gentoo 2007.0 Release Gets Mixed Review

http://distrocenter.linux.com

Gentoo's recently released version 2007.0 gets a fair-to-middling review from Linux.com.

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Game Emulation In GNU/Linux

http://techgage.com

A common complaint about GNU/Linux is that there is a general lack of games. When emulation is brought into the picture though, it opens up a huge world of gaming possibilities. In this article, we will be looking into what emulation is, installing a gamepad and taking a look at a selection of emulators for different consoles.

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Dell Puts Ubuntu Machines on Main Page

http://www.sqlspace.com

I took a screen shot of it.. because many of us thought that Dell would put the Ubuntu Machines 2000 pages deep into their site.. and only have it there to appease linux users. In fact, they are putting the Linux boxes on the main page of Dell on the rotating script.

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Microsoft, Novell, and "Clone Product" Lawsuits

http://arstechnica.com

"The MS/Novell deal specifically excludes patent protection for "clone products." In the agreement, a clone product is broadly defined as "a product (or major component thereof) of a Party that has the same or substantially the same features and functionality as a then-existing product (or major component thereof) of the other Party ...

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Education, education, education

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I heard a phrase today that reminded me of my childhood: “...learning and sharing together”. I’m not sure if I ever heard this exact phrase, but it was definitely a theme that was central to my early education; it’s now a central theme of my life again, this time through free software.

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"Linux car" first to crash at Indianapolis 500

http://www.engadget.com

GNU/Linux fans, unfortunately, didn't exactly get the publicity they were hoping for at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, when the so-called "Linux car" they had sponsored proved to be the first in the race to crash, ultimately causing it to finish dead last.

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Making waves with Audacity

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

For me there is nothing quite as relaxing as the sounds of the beach. The slow crashing of waves and the gentle lapping of water in the tide pools really helps me find my inner calm. Of course, I could do without the smell of rotting fish carcasses, the constantly screeching gulls and the looming threat of melanoma.

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Plasma featured in KDE Commit Digest

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Danny Allen's KDE Commit Digest features Plasma, KDE 4's replacement for the desktop and panel. This is an extremely early preview, so please judge it as such

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Linux Foundation: We Have Our Own Patent 'Arsenal'

http://www.betanews.com

Touch one member of the GNU/Linux community, and you will have to deal with all of us, touch one member of the GNU/Linux community, and you will have to deal with all of us

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ABC Stops supporting GNU/Linux for Full Episodes

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ABC has pulled their original Full Episode player and with it, it's support of GNU/Linux. But, don't worry they now support VISTA. Make sure you leave ABC some feedback to let them know how you fell about this

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Chris Sontag Admits to

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[...]So it looks like SCOsource was the first draft or dress rehearsal for what Microsoft is now trying with patents, all right, trying to find a way to neuter the GPL so it can tax Linux[...]

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Backing up MySQL data

http://www.linux.com

Backing up files and directories is relatively easy; databases, however, have some special quirks that you need to address. Our examples use MySQL, but the same principles apply to PostgreSQL and other relational databases.

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Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch

http://www.howtoforge.com

This article shows how you can install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian Etch system (including a short section at the end showing how to use RoR in a web site created with ISPConfig).

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Run GNU/Linux apps on Windows or OS X with Lina

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Lina is a GNU/Linux virtual machine that allows users to run applications with the native look of their host operating system. It also lets you install applications with a mouse-click, no need to compile software from source code.

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Dell GNU/Linux PCs to skip Australia?

http://www.zdnet.com.au

McKeon said obviously Dell Australia would be watching what happens in the US, and the local office is keen to make GNU/Linux machines available.

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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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