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Story Linux is ..... amazing srlinuxx 02/07/2009 - 5:08pm
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Story Windows 7 vs Linux: What's the Best OS for Your Netbook? srlinuxx 02/07/2009 - 3:31pm
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Story Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386) falko 02/07/2009 - 11:19am
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Story 5 Top of the Line Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux srlinuxx 1 02/07/2009 - 9:59am
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Variable Mangling in Bash with String Operators

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HowTos

Have you ever wanted to change the names of many files at once? Or, have you ever needed to use a default value for a variable that has no value? These and many other options are available to you when you use string operators in bash and other Bourne-derived shells.

Six Vistas — an IT nightmare?

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Microsoft

Whether the final tally reaches six or eight, or if you focus only on the two enterprise Vista versions, Vista Business and Windows Enterprise, the headache to IT administrators is still considerable. It makes me want to take a much closer look at Linux on the desktop. If Novell has brains, they'll market the heck out of Novell Linux Desktop right now.

Video-on-Demand and Linux

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Linux

Don't underestimate it - VOD is big business for the cable and telecom companies offering it. Video on Demand is an extremely demanding application for today's computers and networks. The Linux operating system provides an ideal platform on which to build VOD systems.

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Kanotix 2006 CeBIT Preview

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Linux

With CeBIT taking place this week, the German-based Kanotix has released a 2006 preview of this Linux distribution to display at this exhibition. We have obtained this Kanotix preview release and have a few shots of it here today.

Could MS Office's doom be a little app called Writely?

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Google

Until recently, I thought of Writely as an obscure, but potentially useful combination word processing and Web blogging tool. Then, Google bought it, and everything changed.

Build a KUBUNTU desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Kubuntu is a KDE version of the Ubuntu distro which is Gnome based. It is actually more like a Debian install of the "unstable" branch. That doesn't mean the system is Unstable it just means it's a Debian install with the most recent "cutting edge" versions of the softwares. So lets get to it!!

Firefox tops 150 million downloads ...again

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Moz/FF

In early February, Mozilla reported that its Firefox web browser had passed the 150 million download mark - but had to revise this statement due to mistakenly counted downloads of software updates. Now the counter has topped 150 million again and it appears to be official, even if Mozilla has not made an announcement so far.

Understanding /proc

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HowTos

Throughout my experience, many users on Linux Help Forums or IRC have had questions that require information from /proc to diagnose. And every single time, I've had to walk them through the process of using and understanding /proc so that I could help them with their problem. For that reason, I think that a brief tutorial on the basics of /proc is in order.

What is it about Sun and crazy rumors?

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Misc

First up for your consideration, straight from the virtual pages of Forbes, we have a story about how Sun Microsystems has moved on from the bad old days of the Internet bubble, and how, in the light of this, Mr. Sun, aka CEO Scott McNealy, may soon move on.

Really?

Network Monitoring with Zabbix

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HowTos

This tutorial demonstrates how to set up network monitoring using Zabbix including the server, mysql db, and apache. The ZABBIX server requires the following system resources:

Moving Windows fonts to Linux

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HowTos

Fonts are often overlooked when switching or reinstalling operating systems, and when they're gone, it's a real hassle to try to get the right ones back again. You can spend hours or days trying to figure out where your favorite anti-aliased serif font came from and how to get it back onto your system, and for some people, not having Windows fonts in GNU/Linux is a dealbreaker. So here's how to back up your fonts and install them into GNU/Linux.

Second Beta of KOffice 1.5 Released

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KDE

With more than 1500 improvements since the first beta release of the 1.5 series, the KOffice developers invite the user community for the final round of testing of KOffice 1.5 before the first release candidate.

Less is more: the hidden treasure of less command

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HowTos

less is a pager or a program similar to more, but which allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. Less has a massive number of options. Every time I work with less command, I find something new and amazing.

Samba Server Configuration

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Linux

Samba is a suite of Unix applications that speak the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Many operating systems, including Windows and OS/2, use SMB to perform client-server networking. By supporting this protocol, Samba allows Unix servers to get in on the action, communicating with the same networking protocol as Microsoft Windows products.

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Dealing with Anti-Linux Trolls

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Linux

It's my desire to help the Linux community deal with a growing issue of trolls packing new Linux user forums with bad advice and sometimes down right lies. In the past few years this issue has gone from being a one-off to such a common occurrence today that It's getting out of hand.

Backing Up Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is quickly becoming the Linux distribution of choice for home desktop users. As such, people need to learn quick and easy methods by which they can protect their data. Despite Ubuntu's stability, catastrophic failures do happen, and when they do it is important to have a back up so that your data can be recovered.

KDE and Business: Intevation Interview

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KDE

In the first in a series of articles, KDE Dot News will cover businesses with past and present involvement that are vital to KDE's ongoing success. Today, we interview Bernhard Reiter and Bernhard Herzog of Intevation.

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