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Good news for all developers! QT will be available under the LGPL starting with version 4.5. The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation. The LGPL places copyleft restrictions on the program itself but does not apply these restrictions to other software that merely links with the program. There are, however, certain other restrictions on this software. The LGPL is primarily used for software libraries, although it is also used by some stand-alone applications, most notably Mozilla and OpenOffice.org.

This option could increase Qt usage and adoption. You may see more cross platform commercial application on the Linux desktop. This is huge news for cross-platform developers.

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Here is a quick tip to kill a crashed Linux / UNIX X desktop system. Many new user do not know this simple tip and end up hitting computer reboot button. Press CTRL + ALT + Backspace to kill GUI and get back to login screen. There are more ways to kill a crashed desktop without restarting your computer.

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I was just wondering why this feature wasn’t included in X from the day one. Ubuntu Xorg maintainer Bryce Harrington recently demonstrated the BulletProof-X feature that is planned for inclusion in Ubuntu 7.10: This specification describes a new failsafe mode that will be used if X fails to start up. It will be in a […]

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MythTV is a GPL licensed suite of applications that, together, provide a complete home entertainment system. The system’s capabilities include television, movies, music, photography and the display of other information like weather and news. It has been developed using only open source components and works under a variety of operating systems from Linux to Mac […]

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pessulus is a lockdown editor for GNOME, written in python. pessulus enables administrators to set mandatory settings in GConf. The users can not change these settings. This is an excellent software something like Microsoft profile manager. Use of pessulus can be useful on computers that are open to use by everyone, e.g. in an internet […]

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This is a reader-contributed article. Technology has changed dramatically in the last decade. OpenSSH is one the best project. It allows you to control remote Linux / UNIX server using command line or GUI tools. Do you miss GUI configuration server management tools such as Debian network-admin or Redhat/Cent os system-config-* tools/utilities while administrating a […]

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Wow this is really cool news. LinuxBIOS is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS you can find in most of today’s PCs. Linux BIOS in action Alan has posted video of his work. This setup includes => LinuxBIOS => Linux kernel => BusyBox => Tiny X11 server called Kdrive => The […]

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