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Story Introducing Testdrive srlinuxx 13/11/2009 - 1:05am
Story Reviewed: Parallels Desktop 4 for Linux srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 10:24pm
Story Unigine Heaven For Linux Status Update srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 10:22pm
Story Read your RSS feeds on your Linux desktop with Liferea srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 10:16pm
Story Cuba preparing to quit Windows in favor of GNU/Linux srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 7:34pm
Story Why oh why did Epiphany have to ditch Gecko? srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 7:33pm
Story Widget-enabled Internet radio gets faster, cheaper srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 7:31pm
Story Vatican Library Uses Linux srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 7:29pm
Story OpenSUSE 11.2 and Novell's Mono Tools ship srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 7:28pm
Story Painting with cadubi srlinuxx 12/11/2009 - 4:33pm

Book review: The Linux® Kernel Primer: A Top-Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures

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The Linux Kernel Primer is a top down, C biased, project orientated story of how the Linux kernel works. With a little knowledge of C and a rough understanding of Linux basics, this book will lead you to a clear understanding of the kernel.

Open Source vs. Open Standards Telephony

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The focus of open source development at large is solving pragmatic problems. Many developers turn to open source because of frustrations they've experienced in working with proprietary technologies. Open source provides a level of flexibility that proprietary platforms cannot offer because they, like so many open standards platforms, require complicated implementations to achieve simple applications.

Intel 2006-08-09 Graphics Preview

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Making news this afternoon is the release of Intel's next-generation graphics driver. This Linux display driver is open-source and supports all of the integrated graphics adapters from the i810 to the new i965 Express. As we were only alerted to these happening shortly in advance, we only have a few thoughts to share at this time.

Tip of the Trade: Knockd

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Port-knocking has long been kicked around as a nearly fool-proof tactic for keeping intruders out of the network, while unfailingly allowing only legitimate connections. It works like this: The "secret knock" daemon listens on a network interface for a specific sequence of "knocks," or port hits. The client "knocks" by sending TCP or UDP packets to certain ports on the server. You don't need to leave any ports open for this work, because the daemon listens at the link-layer level. When the "secret knock" daemon detects the correct sequence of port hits, opens a port, and allows incoming traffic.

Managing users in Ubuntu

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As you notice from day to day use of Ubuntu, most tasks are easily accomplished. But what happens when you’re ready to expand your use of Ubuntu to include new applications, or connect to a home network and add new users?

Transgaming discusses problems (for Cedega) with ATI face to face

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Gaming

It seems as though Transgaming might have an ace up their sleeves to keep existing Transgamers and maybe even win back some. Quotes from the Transgaming Newsletter and development report:

Printing Avery labels with Linux

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To aid users in the task of label printing, Avery Dennison offers a host of free (to download) software, including a program for the Mac released late last month. Linux still isn't supported, but that's no matter -- there's more than one open source application for Linux that lets you format text for printing on the whole universe of Avery labels, from DVD covers to business cards. Here's a look at them.

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Intel aims for open-source graphics advantage

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Intel has released open-source software to give Linux full-fledged support for 3D graphics, a move that could give its graphics chips a leg up over rivals.

OSDL Signs Up Xandros To Accelerate Adoption Of Desktop Linux

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Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Xandros, provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows desktop and server products, announced that Xandros is joining the Labs to help drive the adoption of desktop Linux.

Portable Linux Pact Quietly Fades Away, Leaving Questions

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More than two years after touting a deal to create a version of Linux for phones and other handheld gadgets, Wind River Systems and Red Hat are parting ways.

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Giant Robots And Killer Licenses

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Maybe I should have titled this Why you should fear proprietary software. I generally leave pointing people to other stories to . . . er, um, well, other people. These stories, however, highlight so beautifully why open source software, open protocols, and open data formats are so important.

LinuxWorld Analysts Cite Hottest Open Source Trends

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What are some of the hottest trends in the Linux/open source market today? Avid activity among some resellers, abundant virtualization, and a growing tendency to mixed open source/proprietary deployments, according to a trio of top industry analysts, who helped to preview LinuxWorld San Francisco in an IDG-sponsored teleconference on Tuesday.

Also: Analysts: What to Look For at LinuxWorld

MythTV and AM2 on Linux war stories, a continuing saga

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Software

As you may recall from my last entry, I exchanged my cable box from a Scientific Atlanta 8000HD to a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD. The latter, new box continues to output a signal from the cable connection even if I have it in HDTV mode. It probably also continues to output AVI and S-Video. This finally opened up a way for me to use my cable box with a MythTV box.

The new platform maze

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Hardware

I own an old, quite customised Thinkpad a21m laptop, which I still use intensively when I’m out of town: with 256 Mb of RAM, a 750 MHz Pentium 3 chip and a 1024x768 screen running off an ATI chip, I can run pretty much all recent GNU/Linux distros around. I also have built a nice living-room warmer based off an Athlon64 X2 3800+ with a big, fat hard disk and more RAM than you can shake a stick at (well, almost). Is there a problem here?

Unix or Linux commands for changing user rights

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Recently I received the question via email — “…How do I change user rights under UNIX? I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux and my background includes Windows network…”

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Ubuntu Linux On Thinkpad T43p: Wow!

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Ubuntu

After reading report after report of people using Ubuntu Linux on various flavors of desktop and laptop computers, I've finally decided to give it a try.

Emacs tips: Customize your Emacs experience

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One of the principal advantages of Emacs over competing editors is how flexible and customizable it is. In fact, in several other "Emacs tips" columns, you may find references to customizing your setup. It's a big topic, so this is a quick start guide to the fundamentals: the .emacs file and basic customization techniques.

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