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Story It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A...Mouse? srlinuxx 19/09/2009 - 1:07am
Story Meet The GIMP - Episode 119: Get your Palette! srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 6:02pm
Story The Role of Free Software in Education srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 5:59pm
Story Internet radio exec: don’t mention Linux! srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 5:57pm
Story Life Lessons Learned From Using Linux srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 4:14pm
Story Haiku alpha: Wow. Just wow. srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 4:13pm
Story Zenwalk And Open Sores: Life Goes On srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 4:11pm
Story 5 Excellent Empathy Themes srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 4:09pm
Story Shadowgrounds Survivor and demos released srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 4:08pm
Story Jolicloud – The Innovative OS For The Web-Centric Crowd srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 4:07pm

The Open Source Car - Unconventional Wisdom and Sustainability

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Misc

In this article Sir John Whitmore, columnist with the daily Telegraph motoring section, looks at a new approach to development. We all face an environmental crisis. Hybrid cars and biofuels might be interim steps in the right direction, but they are not sustainable solutions. Conventional wisdom predicts great technical problems and cost in overcoming these problems. But what about unconventional wisdom?

The changing landscape of Linux users

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Linux

Life of a Linux user was a lot less stressful back in the nineties. The difficulty of installing and maintaining a Linux distribution ensured that only those who had made an effort to learn the UNIX command line were able to use it effectively. The rest of the population was simply out of the game. Today, things are different.

$100 laptop to feature innovative LCDs

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OLPC

Nicholas Negroponte's '$100 laptop computer' will cost about $135 (about £70) when available to children in developing countries by the middle of next year, the head of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child Project) said on Friday.

Mozilla confident of security lead over Microsoft

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corporation is confident that its Firefox browser will maintain its security lead over Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 7.

FSG promotes standards to prevent Linux fragmentation

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OSS

In a bid to order to prevent the fragmentation of Linux, the Free Standards Group (FSG) is developing and promoting open source software standards including the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and Openi18N, the international standard for Linux.

Installing and configuring Nmap on Linux

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HowTos

Linux is the most popular platform for running Nmap. In fact, most Linux distributions actually include Nmap, although it may not be installed by default. Even if your system already has a copy of Nmap, you should consider upgrading to the latest version.

Quick Tip: Get size of Postgres DB from filesystem

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HowTos

Get the size accurately from postgres local filesystem, i guess there is some sql stuff that can do that, but this little script does the job as well for me.

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An evolution of my advice for getting started with Linux

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Linux

I used to think that the best first step to explore Linux was through a live Linux CD. Over the course of the last year, my advice evolved. Now through the wonders of virtualization, a new Linux user could boot a live Linux CD without having to actually reboot your machine.

Red Hat Nixes Database Acquisition Strategy

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Linux

It wasn't more than five or six seconds after Red Hat Inc announced it was acquiring open source Java middleware and application development tool provider JBoss Inc a few weeks ago that the entire IT industry starting wondering what Red Hat might do next. The most obvious thing for Red Hat to do now would seem to be to go farther up the software stack and deliver its own database. But don't count on Red Hat doing that any time soon.

GNU Radio Opens an Unseen World

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Software

Matt Ettus has the sly smile of someone who sees the invisible. His hands fly over the boards of his Universal Software Radio Peripheral, or USRP, snapping them together with an antenna like Lego bricks. Then he plugs in the naked boards to a USB 2 cable snaking to his Linux laptop.

HP unveils Carrier Grade Debian

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Linux

In a move calculated to expand Carrier Grade Linux's (CGL's) developer and user communities, HP has registered Debian's "Sarge" distribution with version 2.02 of the OSDL's CGL specification, and started a Carrier Grade subproject within Debian.

JBoss chief Fleury talks up Red Hat acquisition

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Linux

As the Red Hat-JBoss merger nears completion, JBoss chief - now senior vice president of Red Hat's JBoss division - sat down with CRN senior writer Paula Rooney at the Red Hat Summit in Nashville, to discuss the impact of deal.

VMware: Hardware Ain't What it Used to Be

VMware has completed an overhaul of its virtualization software, a technology that now seems to embody many of the traits of utility computing scenarios.

Remote Linux Administration

So, is there an alternative way of administering a Linux/Unix box remotely that avoids these problems of excessive bandwidth and poor graphics display? Old-time Linux and Unix hands will probably be chortling to themselves already: 'Remote X'.

Automatix for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
Humor

If you're using Ubuntu Breezy (aka 5.10) or Dapper (6.06) there's a handy script you might want to take a look at. Automatix is this neat thingy that does stuff to your Ubuntu system to make it work better.

Blog Snobbery 101

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Humor

If your blog has even one regular reader, you too can be a blog snob. A blog snob is a super-important blogger who knows it and makes sure the rest of the world does too.

How To: use encrypted directories with ENCFS and FUSE

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HowTos

There is many options out there to encrypt datas on a hard drive. You could either encrypt a whole partition using kernel filesystem or simply encrypt specifics directories on your hard disk.

encfs along with fuse can accomplish this.

Postfix & Apache in Mandriva 2006 Free

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HowTos

Over time, I’ve learned quite a bit regarding the Linux operating system. `Why` it works so extremely well on servers and desktops. Here is something I've learned along the way; how to set up a Postfix and Apache server.

Local Perl Libs

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HowTos

Sometimes a site has need for easily accessible Perl libraries. Three methods to go about keeping handy Perl code readily available are:

1. Just keep a code repository of functions and dump them into programs on an as needed basis.
2. Write a Perl library with a group of functions in them.
3. Write Perl modules.

What Sucks About DEs, pt. I: Ubuntu's GNOME

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Linux

I enjoy using many different desktop environments and operating systems. On a day-to-day basis, I use Finder, Explorer, GNOME, and KDE. They all have their good sides, but obviously, they have their fair share of bad sides as well. The next couple of columns will be about the latter. This week, I take a look at whatever bothers me about Ubuntu's GNOME/Linux combination.

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