How to Enable Shell Commands in gedit

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You've probably heard that gedit is one of the editors in which you're able to run shell commands and have their output visible in the editor. It's just you don't know how to do it.

Open Source Roundup: Was 2005 a watershed year for open source?

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The end of one year and the beginning of another brought with it the predictable mix of reflection and prognostication that characterises the annual transition. This last week also brought with it some interesting commentary. Business Week described 2005 as "a watershed for open source", this despite a series of highly critical articles which appeared in the magazine over the course of the year.

How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL

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This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync.

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Descent 2 OpenGL Linux Port

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Gaming

D2X-XL is a opensource OpenGL port for Descent 2. D2X-XL is based on D2X 0.2.6 and they fixed all the bugs in D2X 0.2.6!

GNU/Linux: An Amazing Story

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Regardless of the critics, even in spite of them, the Linux Story remains one of the greatest in recorded history. You have protagonists and antagonoists, drama, plots and subplots and we have only made it through part of Act II. So much more remains for others to tell.

Perhaps, the heroics of this story makes Linux so easy to embrace.

Running Commercial Linux Software on FreeBSD

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One of the more intriguing capabilities of the BSD operating systems is their ability to run binaries for other Unix-like operating systems. I recently found myself requiring the commercial PGP Command Line for a project. Rather than install a Linux box just for this one piece of software, I jumped through some hoops and made it work perfectly on one of my existing FreeBSD systems.

Bringing The Power of ClamAV To The KDE Desktop

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Many people in the open source community question the need for antivirus software on a Linux or BSD system - especially a non-corporate, home system. But let me ask you, "Do you send and receive emails?"

Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance

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Apache server performance can be improved by adding additional hardware resources such as RAM, faster CPU etc.. But, most of the time, the same result can be achieved by custom configuration of the server. This article looks into getting maximum performance out of Apache with the existing hardware resources, specifically on the Linux systems.

Samba: Working Around QuickBooks 2006 Incompatability

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This HowTo addresses the incompatability that QuickBooks 2006 has with Samba-based file-sharing (the Linux de-facto standard for domain control and file sharing).

Summary: Create a new user, group and share. Access the QuickBooks files via the new user by logging onto the share with its credentials.

Learn PHP: Pretty pictures (Part 3)

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I like my web sites to be dynamic. The more dynamic, the better. And I like my sites to be pretty, despite the open source ethos of text-only ugliness - how 90s. So today we are going to get PHP to help us with images, thanks to the über-cool GD library that ships with PHP.

SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3rc1 - Is it Soup Yet?

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For 3.4-3, SimplyMEPIS utilizes a 2.6.15 kernel and udev for most hardware autodetection and configuration tasks. Network setup was changed to take advantage of udev event handling. After the final release, the changes in 3.4-3 will be be available in updated MEPIS packages.

UltimaLinux LiveCD

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With the release of the new Ultima LiveCD, Tuxmachines felt this distro deserved a second chance (third actually, I just didn't write about the 2nd failed test a while back). Since its hard drive install didn't fair real well here, we'd hoped some updates and bug fixes would show vast improvement for this slack-based distro. How did Ultima Linux do this time?

Desktop Linux: If we build it, will they come?

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Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centers running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping point.

Installing Drupal on Linux: an epic adventure

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There's a certain class of programs that I refer to as the "cranky" ones. They may work great when all is said and done, but getting to that point can be really hard. For me, these include sendmail, QuarkXPress, and now Drupal.

Chandler, an open-source personal information manager, hits its first public release

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Chandler, an open-source personal information manager (PIM), has reached its first public release milestone, version 0.6, and is now available for download. Chandler aims to do for PIMs and calendaring applications what Firefox did for web browsers. Available for Windows, OSX and Linux, the application binary is a 60 MB download.

Time to explore Foxfire

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For the most part I´m a Microsoft fan. But a while back I made a switch. And for me, that´s a big deal. I changed my "default browser" from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. So, why did I change?

Chinese lab to promote Linux standards

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A new Linux certification lab has been set up in China to ensure local Linux distributions observe common industry standards.

Bug Bounty Hunters Spot Flaw In Linux AV

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3Com has identified a vulnerability in a popular Linux anti-virus program, the fourth time bug bounty hunters have cashed in on the reward the company's TippingPoint division pays for digging up software flaws.

Issues with Thunderbird 1.5

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There are some issues with the new Thunderbird 1.5.

The most important: Uninstall your old versions of Thunderbird before running the installer for 1.5.

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