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Sun releases OpenSolaris 2008.11

December 04, 2008 (9:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
From the "it's not Linux, but it's got the same apps" files: Sun has rolled opensolaris 2008.11, loaded with open source applications that are well known to Linux distribution users.

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Moonlight 1.0 Beta Available

December 04, 2008 (8:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Not long ago the Moonlight development team announced that the Linux Silverlight adaptation was drawing ever nearer to the 1.0 release. On December 1st, the Moonlight 1.0 beta version was released.

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Dynamic Theming in Drupal 6 - Part 2

December 04, 2008 (8:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
In Part 1 we had a look at running multiple templates, and at creating dynamic elements and styles. In this article we will discuss about Creating Dynamic CSS Styling and Working with Template Variables.

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Dynamic Theming in Drupal 6 - Part 1

December 04, 2008 (7:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
The Drupal system, when combined with the PHPTemplate engine, gives you the ability to create logic that will automatically display templates or specific elements in response to the existence of certain conditions. In this two part article we will look at running multiple templates, and at creating dynamic elements and styles. Among the techniques covered in these articles ( Part 1 and Part 2 ) are: using suggestions—naming conventions—to control template display, the use of $body_classes to create dynamic styling, and the implementation of the preprocessor function.

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KDE 4.2: Codenamed Caterpillar, Promising a Butterfly

December 04, 2008 (7:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
KDE 4.2 has a good chance of silencing the criticism that erupted with the release of KDE 4.0.

Second Google Android phone revealed

December 04, 2008 (6:30:00 PM) - 5 years ago
An Australian-based electronics company will ship the world's second Google Android phone, dubbed "Agora". It has a Blackberry Bold-esque form factor, and will ship on January 29. Interestingly, it will be very affordable at $A299 ($US192, GBP129, E151) and will be sold without a contract to any telco. APCmag.com has the full story.

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The world's worst way to market Linux

December 04, 2008 (6:00:00 PM) - 5 years ago
Ordering people to use Linux, at $725 U.S. a crack is no way to make Linux popular

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The Friendly Interactive Shell (FISH) is ideal for UNIX users

December 04, 2008 (5:30:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
The Friendly Interactive Shell, or fish, is a joy to use. Its syntax, context-sensitive help, and color-coded command-line interface (CLI) greatly simplify the use of UNIX and ease the burdens of scripting. This article offers tips and tools on how to use it. So, go fish!

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WiMAX deal "clears" Linux for takeoff

December 04, 2008 (5:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Clearwire Corp. announced that it has completed a $14.5 billion transaction with Sprint Nextel to combine their Mobile WiMAX broadband services. The merger of the two largest WiMAX services may accelerate deployments crucial to the success of Linux MIDs, netbooks, and other devices.

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HMI panels run Linux

December 04, 2008 (4:30:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Kontron has enhanced its family of thin-client HMI (human-machine interface) devices. The fanless, Linux-compatible "Micro Client II" devices feature touchscreens from 7 to 15 inches, CompactFlash storage, and processors ranging from a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800 to a 1GHz Intel Celeron M, the company says.

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Nokia alludes to Linux phone plans

December 04, 2008 (4:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Nokia may move to Linux for some of its higher end smartphones, a senior official was quoted as saying in a Reuters article. Nokia VP Ukko Lappalainen was quoted as saying, "In the longer perspective, Linux will become a serious alternative for our high-end phones."

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Linux music phone boasts stereo mini-jack

December 04, 2008 (3:30:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Motorola formally announced its MotoRokr EM35, a slider version of the EM30 music phone that runs MontaVista Linux. The phone offers Bluetooth, USB, a 3-megapixel camera, and a haptic scroll interface, as well as music playback that is said to include virtual surround effects.

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Nokia spins open Linux home automation gateway

December 04, 2008 (3:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Nokia announced a home automation system based on the open source OpenWrt Linux distribution. Due in late 2009, the Z-wave wireless radio-equipped Nokia Home Control Center will let users remotely control security, automation, and energy management applications via their mobile phones, says Nokia.

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Open source phone gains "fat" distro

December 04, 2008 (2:30:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Barcelona, Spain-based Tuxbrain has released an application-rich Linux distribution for the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner phone called Fat and Dirty OpenMoko (FDOM). In addition, Openmoko announced that both Tuxbrain and French design firm FaberNovel have joined the company's network of more than 20 distributors.

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Red Hat Spacewalk Expands Linux Management

December 04, 2008 (2:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Red Hat's open source Network application project evolves with a plan to get rid of Oracle on the backend.

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6 of the Best Lean Linux Desktop Environments

December 04, 2008 (10:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Mainstream Linux distributions typically default to one of two desktop environments, KDE or GNOME. Both of these environments provide users with an intuitive and attractive desktop, as well as offering a large raft of multimedia software, games, administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, artwork, web development tools and more. However, these two desktops focus more on providing users with a modern computing environment with all the bells and whistles featured in Windows Vista, rather than minimising the amount of system resources they need.

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Linux Clone of Microsoft's Silverlight in Beta

December 04, 2008 (6:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Linux users are getting closer to full Microsoft Silverlight functionality to view rich media applications on the Web. The Novell-sponsored Moonlight project today released its first beta of its Linux implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight media framework.

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A Visual Desktop Tour of 10 Fedora Releases

December 04, 2008 (2:00:00 AM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
Fedora is without doubt one of the most prolific Linux distributions around. In the span of only 5 years, the Fedora Project has already unleashed 10 major versions of Fedora.

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Shred and secure-delete: tools for wiping files, partitions and disks in GNU/Linux

December 03, 2008 (10:00:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
I carry a small, laminated card indicating my subscription to the IUSP (International Union of the Super Paranoid, tin hat division). Well, you can’t be too careful. After all, we live in a dangerous world and computers are just an extension of that. After you’ve installed the right operating system—GNU/Linux, of course—secure browsers, rootkit and virus scanners, you might just start to feel secure—and smug. Don’t be. Until you have understood and mastered some of these GNU core utilities to securely delete, shred and wipe files, directories, partitions and whole disks you’re not in the clear. Why not?

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40 Open Source Tools for Protecting Your Privacy

December 03, 2008 (9:30:00 PM) - 5 years, 1 month ago
You don't need to fork over big bucks – or even any bucks – to keep your online activities and identity secret. The open source community has dozens of privacy-related projects in development, and some of them have already proven themselves to be among the best privacy protection tools available.

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