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Story Project FrankenMac – help me turn my old Mac Pro into an open-source multimedia monster! acurrie 24/06/2009 - 12:24am
Story Windows and Linux desktop enterprise support comparison. srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 11:18pm
Story The Proprietary Software/Linux Conundrum srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 11:17pm
Story From Arch to Ubuntu? srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 11:14pm
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Story Alien Arena 2009 Brings New Gaming Improvements srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 7:09pm

This Week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

More signs of the tide turning this week as big league players queued up to catch the open source wave. With players like Sun and Oracle both trumpeting the virtues of open source, one has to wonder whether Microsoft is starting to feel awfully alone out there.

What is X?

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Software

Everyone likes pretty pictures. The same applies to computers now. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) or “windows functionality” has become part of the machine that everyone now takes for granted. What is this X? What amazing super-GUI powers does it have? This article attempts to tear off its mask and reveal all.

A Look At AMD's Socket AM2 Platform

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Hardware

The anticipation surrounding AMD's upcoming Socket AM2 platform is amazing to witness. The enthusiast crowds are eager for the new platform, which will be associated with important changes in the PC world; these include the introduction of Microsoft's Vista operating system and AMD's first quad core processors. However, AM2 has not been about being better or faster until lately.

VMware's threat to Microsoft

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Software

First off, I'm not suggesting VMware is gunning for Microsoft. I'm sure Microsoft doesn't give a whole lot of worry to VMware. But maybe they should.

Google Introduces Web Page Creator

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Google

Want to create your own web page, but don't know how to begin? The new Google Page Creator is a simple, free tool that allows you to publish to the web with ease.

Shuttleworth urges telecoms reform

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Misc

Ubuntu Linux founder and entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth yesterday hit out at the African telecommunications sector saying the current "cartels" as they existed are not able to deliver effective and affordable bandwidth to the continent.

Goodbye PPC, You Served Me (and LT) Well

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Hardware

This has not been a banner week for hardware in my house. First the microwave blew, and now today my trusty laptop bit the big one. Given that I have just paid off my car, I am waiting to see what's going to happen to it now.

Why Ubuntu isn't for New Linux Users

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Ubuntu

Notice that I say New Linux Users as apposed to just New Users. A new Linux user would be one that is new to Linux on as a whole. A new user would be one that is trying Ubuntu for the first time after crossing over from another distro or another *nix OS. So let's be real clear up front that this isn't about those that have Linux knowledge trying Ubuntu for the first time. This is about your mother-in-law or grandmother or aunt/uncle who, if they tried Linux, would be doing so for the first time ever. This is about my Wife, who tried Linux for the first time ever last year. This is about all of those people who possibly haven't even heard of Linux before. This is the target audience. This is who all programmers and application designers should keeping right in the middle of the bullseye. Not convinced? Let's chat a bit more about it.

Development Release: Mandriva Linux One 2006.0 Beta

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MDV

Quoting a message published on the Mandriva Cooker list, Warped Systems reports that a beta release of Mandriva Linux One, a live CD with an option to install it to a hard disk, is available.

Doom 3 Mod Last Man Standing Coop 3.0 Official Release!

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Gaming

Here it is, the 3.0 Official Release! This release is far superior to 2.0 and everyone should download it!

Password protect your website hosted on Apache web server

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HowTos

At times, when I am browsing the web, I click on a link such as this one and instead of a web page, I get a dialog box asking me to enter my user name and password. And only after I have been authenticated do I get access to the website (or page). This feature of password protection is very simple to implement in Apache web server.

Linux distros for older hardware

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Linux

Microsoft lately has been challenging Linux's suitability for older hardware, so it seems like a good time to look at Linux distributions that can run on older machines. I took six distributions for a test run on an old machine, and also tried software that turns old hardware into a thin client. The bottom line: Linux is still quite suitable for older hardware. It might not turn your aging PC into a powerhouse, but it will extend its lifespan considerably.

Yahoo Lays Out Welcome Mat For PHP Devs

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OSS

The new PHP Developer Center on the Yahoo Developer Network includes how to articles, code samples and other resources in support of helping PHP developers integrate applications with Yahoo Web Services.

Security wars: Novell SELinux killer rattles Red Hat

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Linux

Novell Inc. of Provo, Utah, has released the source code for its recently acquired open-source Linux security application, AppArmor, and has sparked debate in the open-source community. "In my opinion, Novell wants to split the market," said Dan Walsh, the principal software engineer of Red Hat Inc.

Sourcefire's Roesch pledges long, open-source life for Snort

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Software

There's a lot of skepticism from the Snort users right now because they're in wait-and-see mode, so we need to prove to them that we mean it when we say Snort's going to get a lot better. We're not going to try to close it or anything like that. Once they see how much benefiting, they're going to be really happy.

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Desktop Linux: If we build it, will they come?

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Linux

Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centres running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping point.

Mandriva Integrating Music Service

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MDV

Mandriva is integrating The Kompany's Mindawn into their Mandriva 2006 distribution. Mindawn is an online music purchasing service mainly stocked by self publish and small indie labels that offers downloads in the Ogg and Flac audio formats.

TW My sysadmin toolbox

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OSS

I'm only an amateur systems administrator, but I'm also terribly lazy, so I do have a few good tools in my toolbox.

I work for Mandriva. However, all these tools except Urpmi are available and usable on any distribution. Even Urpmi could potentially work on any distribution, if you set up a correct package source.

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