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Story 2010 - A Linux Odyssey srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 4:25pm
Story The Meaning of ’su’ srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 4:23pm
Story GNOME needs to get its act together srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 2:22pm
Story Linux on the cusp of 2010 srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 2:20pm
Story Getting Started with Arch Linux srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 2:18pm
Story Still Livin' La Vida Linux srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 12:21pm
Story Linux and windows people are the same srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 12:20pm
Story Lenono IdeaCentre Q100 srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 12:17pm
Story Open source in 2009 srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 12:16pm
Story What Lies at the Heart of "Avatar"? srlinuxx 31/12/2009 - 12:14pm

FSF Targets Apple Stores in Anti-DRM Protests

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation is wading ever more deeply into the controversial waters of digital rights management, with members of its DefectiveByDesign.org campaign set to descend on flagship Apple stores in New York and London on Oct. 3 to protest the company's embrace of that technology.

SageTV's Linux edition lacks first-class polish

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Linux

Open source personal video recorder (PVR) software like MythTV has acquired a reputation for being difficult to install and maintain, so you might think that a proprietary PVR app would enjoy an advantage. I put SageTV's Linux media center software through its paces, and I can tell you that it, too, requires commitment. If you stick with it, though, and can outfit your system correctly, it might be worth the $80 price tag, despite a slew of little annoyances.

Top Ten Windows Applications that are Hard to Live Without

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Software

Now that I have been using Ubuntu Linux for about 6 months pretty much full time, here is my list of software I cannot seem to replace:

Set up an free software IRC client in less than 5 minutes

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HowTos

Everyone loves IRC (stands for Internet Relay Chat; a kind of group chat room often used by open source/free software projects and developers, or as support channels), unfortunately the open source IRC clients out there are often hidden away. In this week's article, I'm going to show you how to set up your IRC client in under 5 minutes using only free software.

OpenOffice.org Spurns Security Worries

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OOo

OpenOffice.org has rejected accusations that its open-source application suite is at least as susceptible to attack as Microsoft's Office in a terse statement posted on its Web site.

"The OpenOffice.org community confirms it regards security as of the highest importance and will react immediately to any security issues," the statement read.

SUSE 10.2 Changing from ReiserFS to Ext3?

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Reiser
SUSE

We’ve been using ReiserFS as our default installation file system for the last 6-7 years now, and it’s served us well in that time. Unfortunately, there are a number of problems with it, some purely technical, some more related to maintenance. I’ll outline a few of the larger issues and offer my solution as a conclusion.

Firefox JavaScript security "a complete mess"? More like a hoax

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Moz/FF

Firefox is loaded with security flaws, according to a hacker duo that presented at this year's ToorCon. Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi used a session at the show to highlight what they have called "a complete mess" that is "impossible to patch" in Firefox's JavaScript implementation. The current word: this is a hoax.

Roktoberfest: The Amarok Project Fundraiser

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Software

The Amarok Project is giving away an iPod Nano during its current fundraiser to celebrate the month of Roktober. Anyone that gives the equivalent of $10 or more is automatically entered in a random drawing to win a 2GB iPod Nano.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Officially Released

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Linux

Last week we announced Mandriva's brand new distribution, and now Mandriva Linux 2007 is finally available to the public. The key innovation of Mandriva Linux 2007 is the spectacular AIGLX and Xgl 3D-accelerated desktop. Mandriva is the only distribution to provide both technologies and is particularly happy to have achieved this major breakthrough in desktop appearance.

Basic Linux Commands With Man Pages

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Linux

Here are some basic commands to get you started in the wonderful world of Linux and other UNIX variants. All of these commands should work from your command prompt (regardless which shell you’re using).

Bringing open source software to schools

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OSS

Metropolitan, together with the Shuttleworth Foundation, Inkululeko Technologies and the KZN Department of Education, has installed an Open Source computer centre, known as a tuXlab, at the ZamaZulu Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg.

Super Grub Disk delivers easy boot record recovery

Super Grub Disk (SGD) is a specialty rescue CD for emergency repairs on boot sectors. Despite its name, SGD not only manipulates the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB), but also works with the content of other master boot records as well.

Reaching into small spaces

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Linux

You may not know what Linux is, but there's a good chance you use it every day. It's not a household cleaner or a prescription drug, but a form of software that is spreading beyond corporate computer networks into electronic devices such as personal digital assistants, TiVo boxes, navigation systems and home routers. Before long, it could be in your cell phone, too.

Announcing Slackware Linux 11!

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Slack

We are proud to announce that Slackware Linux version 11.0 has been finally released; it took some time but is well worth the wait. This Slackware version is by far the most cutting edge ever released, it includes KDE version 3.5.4, XFCE 4.2.3.2, glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.4.6, and X11R6.9.0 from X.Org.

NMC faculty to give away 20 Linux PCs

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Linux

In a bid to increase the number of Linux users in the CNMI, Northern Marianas College faculty member David Rumptz will be giving away at least 20 desktop computers to interested Linux users.

Vincent Danen: Mandriva 2007, ATI Radeon Xpress 200, and Xgl

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MDV
HowTos

I determined to get the ATI drivers working. The big difference here is that this time I'm using the 32bit Mandriva rather than 64bit. Here's a quick HOWTO on getting this stuff up and running.

Also: Feeding the frenzy of misinterpretation

October Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine in HTML Flavor

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News
PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine Lite...for those bandwidth challenged users...

World of Padman - Final Quake3-MOD

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Gaming

Today the final release of World of Padman, the famous cartoon style quake3 mod has been released. This release in first place bundles all the single files and add-ons, which became available in the past.

LIX Systems LX8100-AM2BB-M2NPV HTPC

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Hardware

While fully built retail machines are not our main focus at Phoronix, after learning of a new contender in the Linux HTPC arena we decided to further investigate LIX Systems. Today we are looking at a moderately priced Home Theater PC that has everything pre-configured to hopefully begin a smooth Linux media experience.

Ten Reasons To Dump Windows [II]

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Linux

This is the second part of the article about top ten Windows annoyances which made me switch from XP to GNU/Linux and stick with it. I hope my thoughts will be informative and somewhat useful to all of you wondering whether to give up MS Windows.

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