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Pardus 2011.1 screenshot pre-review

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Pardus is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution with roots in the National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), Turkey. The latest table version, Pardus 2011.1, was released just yesterday.

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Using Functions in a Library

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When you want to reuse functions in multiple scripts you can create a library which allows you to access those created functions.

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List of Companies that Pay Royalties to Microsoft for Using Android OS

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According to Microsoft, Google's Android OS is infringing on many of its patents and hence those manufacturers who use Android for their devices owe royalties to Microsoft.

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Alter Your Environment with Functions

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The user can alter the Bash shell environment by adding functions to their .bash_profile or by editing the global /etc/profile script for all users. This feature provides a great deal of flexibility for the administrator and user.

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TLWIR 7: Patent Trolls, Superheroes and More

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This week, the fundamental threads that runs through all of the stories are freedom, protecting GNU/Linux from attack, and providing viable alternatives to proprietary software.

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Mandriva Desktop 2011 teaser

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Getting closer to the release of Mandriva Desktop 2011. The first release candidate was made available June 30, 2011. I do not like to review pre-stable releases, so this is not going to be a review, but a teaser, a taste of what is to come.

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Sabayon 6 KDE review

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Sabayon is a Gentoo-based, Linux distribution with support for binary package installation. Installation images for the major desktop environments are regularly published and updated. The KDE and GNOME 2 editions of the latest, Sabayon 6, were released just last week. June 23, 2011, to be precise. This article presents a comprehensive review of the KDE edition.

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Dev-corner: How to request art for your FOSS game project (and how not to)

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During my tenure thus far as the head of OpenGameArt.org, I've run into a lot of different requests for art by various projects. I'd like to start out by saying this: Please, if you need art for your FOSS project, don't hesitate to come ask us! That's why we're here. :)

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Install Mageia 1 on an encrypted LVM file system

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Mageia is a new Linux distribution formed by former employees and contributors of Mandriva, a Linux software provider and publisher of a line of Linux distributions of the same name. The first stable release (of Mageia) has since been reviewed for this website (see Mageia 1 review). This article presents the steps necessary to install it on an encrypted LVM file system.

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Fedora 15 KDE review

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Fedora 15 KDE is one of several officially-recognized Fedora Spins. The others are, in order of popularity, the LXDE, Xfce, Security, Electronic-Lab, Games, and Design-suite Spins. The KDE Spin sits atop the popularity list. The LXDE and Xfce Spins have previously been reviewed on this website.

This article presents a detailed review of the KDE Spin.

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Mageia 1.0 review

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Mageia is a Linux distribution forked from Mandriva Linux by former contributors and members of Mandriva. The official announcement of the project was on September 18, 2010, and the first stable release June 1, 2011. The article is a combination review of the GNOME and KDE desktop editions.

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The Linux Week In Review June 13th

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This was a pretty quiet week in the world of free software. However, as always, there were still several compelling stories in our never-dull community. This weeks stories deal with some of the most popular projects in the worlds of Linux, GNU, and free software: openSUSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, FreeNAS, and Mageia:

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Megaglest: Awesome 3D real time strategy game

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Megaglest is a fork from Glest and and has evolved into a great strategy game. There are seven factions to choose from and the maps are gorgeous.

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GPT disk partitioning guide for Chakra 2011.4

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GPT is an alternate disk partition table scheme that solves two issues associated with the MBR partition table scheme. It allows the configuration of more than four primary partitions, the maximum supported by MBR, and it also supports disk partitions of more than 2 TB.

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The Linux Week in Review (May 23 – 30, 2011)

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The most recent week brought a lot of exciting news to the worlds of Linux and GNU. In this week’s article, I will shine a spotlight on my favorite 8 Linux, GNU, and FOSS news stories, and offer my opinions and insights

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