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Story How much do desktops matter? srlinuxx 19/06/2009 - 3:59pm
Story 10 reasons why open source makes sense on smart phones srlinuxx 19/06/2009 - 3:56pm
Story Opera Unite alpha lets you share files -- but is it safe? srlinuxx 3 19/06/2009 - 1:40pm
Story How To Install Qmailtoaster (CentOS 5.3) falko 19/06/2009 - 10:38am
Story Using Ubuntu as your OS in academia srlinuxx 19/06/2009 - 10:12am
Story Growing Your Business Using Ubuntu srlinuxx 19/06/2009 - 10:10am
Story Stop Ragging on KDE4! srlinuxx 19/06/2009 - 10:05am
Story Why I Use Linux: Bryan’s Story srlinuxx 19/06/2009 - 10:04am
Story Microsoft, Ubuntu and Social Networking srlinuxx 19/06/2009 - 10:02am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 19/06/2009 - 4:20am

Quake 4 1.1 Beta Update

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Gaming

id software released a beta update for Quake 4 which fixes issues and adds gameplay elements throughout both single and multiplayer - including a forecemodel option, a one-minute warning for tournament matches,Quake4 Linux fixed pure server autodownloading, Hyper-Threading Technology support, smooth stairjumping and a ton of multiplayer specific fixes.

How to get reports on OpenOffice 2.0 Base, part one

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HowTos

With databases, it's important not just to put things in correctly, but to get them out correctly. You can slam data into your database all day long, but if you can't eventually print it out for your employees, your accountant, or that nice man from the IRS, you're not playing with a full database.

Linux 101: Simplify your life with Linux package managers

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Package managers, which are included in many Linux distributions, can simplify the overall decision making process and save you time and frustration.

Among Linux music players, Banshee really wails

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Reviews

Over the last few years, the number of Linux music players has mushroomed, providing a variety of applications to suit different people. I've tried several Linux music players since I started using the operating system, but none of them were perfect for my requirements. I recently tried out an increasingly popular music player, Banshee, and have found a new personal favourite.

LAMP on Sarge

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This documents my adventure setting up a LAMP server on Sarge with Apache2, PHP5, MySQL5, phpMyAdmin, Smarty, and ADODB. It covers installation and just enough sample code to test everything.

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Simpler tools for Gnome

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Software

A significant revision of the Gnome desktop environment arriving in mid-March will introduce simple administrator tools designed for locking down desktops and other tasks, according to developers.

XGL and Compiz on Ubuntu

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So you want to play around with XGL and Compiz but don't want to compile X.org 7.0 from source or do too much work. If that's the case, you're in luck! Ubuntu's Dapper Drake release has all of the experimental packages pre-built so you won't have to.

The Politics of Honest Voting

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Misc

I keep hoping that a technical solution to the unaccountability of current voting technology is right around the corner. Unfortunately, each time I think we are moving in the right direction, I see more politics added.

New Savage 2: A Tortured Soul movie

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Gaming

S2 Games has issued a new movie trailer for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, revealing more of their fantasy multiplayer 3D action realtime strategy shooter sequel in development.

SUSE 10.1 Beta 4 looking for a few good servers

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If you are feeling adventurous, the openSUSE project, which is creating the next generation of Novell Inc's SUSE desktop Linux and its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server variant, would love to get a little help from you testing out the new SUSE 10.1 Beta 4 release of the development version of the operating system.

Review: Versora Progression Desktop

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Linux distributions have virtually all of the amenities that desktop users want, but moving from Windows to Linux is still a bit of a challenge for users who need to migrate their settings and files to a new desktop. Versora's Progression Desktop utility is designed to copy a user's settings and files from Windows to Linux, mitigating the hassles that come with migration. It's still a bit rough around the edges, but it's a major step toward making it easier to move to Linux.

The hidden perils of DSL

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Web

If you spend a lot of time online, you need a broadband Internet connection. There is more to consider than just speed. DSL services often contain hidden limitations (including one that may put your safety at risk), hassles, and costs that you won’t find out about until you’ve signed up.

Interview with Robin Miller, Author of Point and Click OpenOffice.org

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Linux

Internet star Robin "Roblimo" Miller recently wrote "Point & Click OpenOffice.org", a work explaining this suite's basics. The book is meant to be easy and instructive, so that any user can be proficient in OOo in just a few minutes. This interview was conducted with Miller to learn a bit more about the book and its author.

Patch testing

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Critical to the concept of patch management is testing. When applied indiscriminately, patches can override working drivers, break existing software, and change the links to key files. They may introduce new features that override services on which you rely. Best practices suggest that you test every patch before installing it on production computers. Ideally, you'll have one or more extra computers available for this purpose.

Core Web Application Development With PHP and MySQL

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Book review: Overall the choice of topics provides a good solid overview both of the specifics of PHP and MySQL and also the broader issues of web application development. This makes the book a much more useful proposition than separate PHP and MySQL introductions.

Microsoft Faces EU Complaint From IBM, Nokia, Oracle

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Microsoft

International Business Machines Corp., Oracle Corp. and Nokia Oyj filed a new complaint against Microsoft Corp., accusing the world's largest software maker of abusing its dominance in products such as word processors and spreadsheets.

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