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CLI Magic: socat

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HowTos

Socat, netcat's "twin brother," is a utility that "establishes two bidirectional byte streams and transfers data between them." It handles sockets in various ways, allowing a wide range of actions, including file transfers, port forwarding, and serial line emulation.

Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch

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Linux
HowTos

I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the "Personal Area Network" in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing.

The free Tron Universe—Armagetron

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Gaming

After all these years, I still remember the sounds and primary colours associated with the climatic lightcycle scene in the 1982 Walt Disney film TRON. As the noise-ridden cycles raced to certain destruction, synthetic electronic reverberations could be felt throughout the whole audience and my bones at the cinema.

Ubuntu Receives Editor's Choice Award from PC Welt

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Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has scooped another award for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux distribution. At the PC Welt awards dinner held during the CeBIT Exhibition in Hanover, on Friday 16th March, Ubuntu was awarded the "Editor's Choice Award for Open Source."

Bake-Off: 4 Linux Desktops Tackle The Enterprise

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Linux

The year 2007 might be remembered as the year when Linux corporate desktops stood up to Windows Vista. Hewlett-Packard recently announced it is making large deals with Linux desktops and that these orders might be a signal of an important shift in the market.

Debian at the crossroads

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Linux

The Debian GNU/Linux project has come to some kind of crossroads - due to many factors, some of them artificial - and the man who takes over leadership next month will have to make some crucial decisions on the future direction of the project.

Voting is in progress for the next leader who will take over on April 17. Eight candidates are in the running, including the incumbent, Anthony Towns.

You can get taste of Linux without having to install it

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Linux

Q: I just tried Windows Vista and was soooo impressed that now I'd like to try out Linux. What is the best way to dip my toes into the Linux pond?

A: Wow. I'm sure that wasn't the effect that Microsoft was going for; however I can't say that I'm surprised.

InitNG on Fedora

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Linux

InitNG is one of the most often mentioned possible init replacements. Since it is available as a package in Fedora Extras it can be easily tested. Running on Fedora Core 6 it shows quite some bugs - but impressive speed improvements. In the meantime, a wiki page to bring Upstart to Fedora has been created and filled with first information.

SAM: A Charismatic Distribution

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Linux

Over the weekend on Phoronix were some new screenshots of SAM Linux 2007. I tried out this distribution myself and was very pleased with the results. SAM Linux is based upon PCLinuxOS and its 2007 version uses Xfce 4.4 along with including Beryl/XGL and including a wealth of packages. Among the package manifest list is WINE, Flash 9, Java, mplayer with codecs, and RealPlayer.

Six tips for Linux, open source desktop migrations

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Linux

Planning a migration from Windows PCs to Linux-based desktops is no small task. Here are six issues and strategies to consider before getting started.

1. Before Windows, go after Office first

OLPC to get speedier hardware upgrades?

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OLPC

While OLPC test machines are circulating around, and orders are reportedly adding up in vast quantities, it looks like the green machine could be receiving a few hardware upgrades.

Technological Breakdown

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Linux

Well, it seems I have been thouroughly defeated by both Ubuntu and openSUSE (64bit versions). I pretty much spent all day Friday trying to get an openSUSE install connected via a Belkin WiFi USB dongle - which, incidentally worked instantly with the 10.1 32 bit. This failed to the extent the XServer died and I had to do a complete re-install.

Kubuntu 7.04 Beta Released - Our Screenshots

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Ubuntu

Just a few weeks before the big Ubuntu 7.04 final release comes the first beta. It is an exciting time because this is another big milestone in the open source Linux world. There is no doubt that Ubuntu is becoming the most common Linux operating system and as long as they keep producing fine releases like these I’m sure they will continue to get more and more popular.

Adding simple actions to Konqueror

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HowTos

Fred Emmott shares with us some Neat things about KDE, inspired by Aaron J. Seigo's documentation on Creating Konqueror Service Menus. It can be useful at times to have some new Actions.

Novell Defends Microsoft Deal

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SUSE

Novell took the unusual step at its annual BrainShare conference here of holding a "fireside chat" between its own Chief Technology Officer Jeff Jaffee and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, as part of the opening keynote presentations.

Skipping Frugalware 0.6 in 5 minutes

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Linux

I was really curious to try the new Frugalware 0.6 (Terminus), to see what's new. I downloaded the small netinstall ISO (35 MB), and it really worked.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview

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Linux

This is very detailed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview with nice screebshots.This preview includes Easy-to-install codec wizards,Migration assistant,Plug and play network sharing with Avahi,network manager,windows mount tool,artwork,help center,desktop effects,new partition tool,gnome control center.

Windows Vista

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Microsoft

At XING on Friday I installed my (free!) copy of Windows Vista on my laptop. I was very skeptical about it, from all of the screenshots and reviews I had seen plastered about the internet I though it looked dire and most of the “new” features seemed to be poor imitations of Apple’s OSX features. How wrong I was.

Remote Desktop for Linux - Reloaded

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Software

My first article on remote desktop became popluar among Linux users and some Windows people as well. I received many comments on what I had missed from the short list I had compiled. Therefore, I’ve written this updated article that contains additional remote desktop apps that can be used for Linux to Linux / Windows to Linux and also Windows to Mac and Mac to Windows.

Linux to Linux

The Year of OpenSolaris

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OS

At the end of 2006, ZDnet blogger Paul Murphy made what I thought at the time to be a poor prediction: That 2007 will see Sun's OpenSolaris eclipse Linux in the size and activity of its developer community, and all OS development projects, save Windows, will adopt OpenSolaris' organizational structure and licensing provisions.

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