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KIO is the architecture for doing input and output in (almost) all KDE applications. If a KDE app wants to grab a file from your hard drive or a website, it will use KIO to get that information.
KIO isnt just limited to getting local files either and this is where it really can start to get cool. There are individual programs called KIO slaves which plug into KIO and allow KIO, and subsequently all KDE applications, to use a particular way of getting information.

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OpenSUSE 10.3 alpha 5 has been released.

The following are some highlights of Alpha5 compared to Alpha4:

* Linux 2.6.22 rc4
* Reduced size and cleaned up dependencies of some packages
* glibc 2.6
* Emacs 22.1
* OpenOffice.Org 2.2.1 rc3
* Lots of package renames and splits to create smaller systems and allow
  a one CD installation.
* Two one CD installation media: A GNOME CD and a KDE CD.  Both contain
  a small desktop.  Please review the media and tell us changes.  This
  is our very first version - I would call it pre-Alpha smile.gif
* If openSUSE is installed from CDs, user is offered to bring up
  network connection in order to be able to install a remote add-on
  product together with openSUSE.


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Free. It is not something Western culture does particularly well. It is certainly not something that features big in the plans of the millionaires at Microsoft, Apple and Intel - to name but a few.
But there is one crowd that lives for free technology, and it is not doing bad business either.

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Need to add professional-looking graphs to your Web site? Using Plotr, you can do this in no time and with minimum fuss.
Plotr is a lightweight charting framework that allows you to create bar, line, and pie charts using just a few lines of JavaScript code inside plain HTML files.

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CPUShare is a research project created by Andrea Arcangeli with the goal of connecting together the computers of the Internet in order to create a general purpose Low Cost and World Wide Supercomputer available to everybody to use in a matter of minutes, controlled by a market for the CPU resources that chooses the price of the CPU resources using the supply and demand law in real time.
CPUShare allows the home users to profit from the significant power of their hardware that otherwise would be wasted every day.
CPUShare is the first technology that can recycle CPU cycles over the Internet without requiring donations (in terms of electric energy and aging of the CPU) from the home users.
For Linux.

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A Sheffield man has won a refund from Dell for not installing Microsoft's Windows XP on a laptop he bought from the PC giant.
Freelance programmer Dave Mitchell ordered a Dell laptop on 21 October, and the machine was delivered a few days later.
As Mr Mitchell was planning to run the Linux open source operating system on the machine, he had no need for the copy of Windows XP Home that had been pre-installed.
When he started it for the first time, he clicked the box that said "no" on the Windows licence agreement that asked him to agree to its terms. The text of this agreement states users can get a refund for the "unused products" on their new computer if they get in touch with the machine's manufacturer.

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Late last month Linux-Online launched the English edition of Linux XP Desktop. The screenshots look pretty and amazingly similar to Windows XP. As a commercial distro for non-techie desktop users, does it do enough to challenge the likes of Linspire and Xandros?
Unlike Linspire and Xandros, which are both based on Debian, Linux XP is derived from Fedora. It runs an extensively modified version of GNOME to create an environment a Windows user should be comfortable with. Its manifesto claims that Linux XP is not a "cheap copycat product" but rather a mature and stable "ready-to-migrate desktop system

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Freespire is a community-driven, Linux-based operating system that combines the best that free, open source software has to offer (community driven, freely distributed, open source code, etc.), but also provides users the choice of including proprietary codecs, drivers and applications as they see fit. With Freespire, the choice is yours as to what software is installed on your computer, with no limitations or restrictions placed on that choice. How you choose to maximize the performance of your computer is entirely up to you.

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http://freespire.org/

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