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Xandros Linux conquers a hostile Sony laptop

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Reviews

I have an impressive talent for buying laptop computers hostile to Linux. Right now I'm using a Sony Vaio VGN-FS840/W, with more proprietary drivers than you can shake a stick at. It's so bad that even a retail edition of Windows XP won't run on it; you need the OEM Windows (and sure enough, Sony is too cheap to include the CD), or you need to go to the Sony support site, download all of the drivers, and make your own supplement CD.

Encrypted remote backups made easy

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This is an easy way to take backups and putting them on a remote site. I invented this script in order to put backups on a reliable remote site where I unfortunately only have a user account.

Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy Eft" review

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Ubuntu

While still far from perfect, Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy Eft" is both an improvement over the so-called "long-term support" release and a decent operating system in its own right. It's in a much better place than any other free-of-charge operating system has been before now, but I don't think it'll give any commercial operating systems a run for their money.

Have we raised a generation of technology drones?

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Misc

I received an interesting note today from the school my children attend. In order to save precious dollars, last school year, I suggested that they begin using OpenOffice and only install Microsoft Office where there are licenses. The note I received today listed computer needs, and one of the needs listed as "Because Open Office is a lesser program compared to the Microsoft office programs, it would be helpful to have either tutorials or at least manuals for these programs."

Review: Fluxbuntu nBuild1 Revision2

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is without a doubt one of the fastest growing desktop Linux distributions. It is so popular that it has sprouted many derivatives. One of which is Fluxbuntu.

Closing Open-Source Gaps by Developing a Policy

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Open-source software is becoming ubiquitous, but companies need to be aware that its use must be carefully managed. Problems can arise because many open-source licenses require that users who incorporate open-source code in their software must make their code available for free (at reproduction cost), permit modifications of the software and permit redistribution without charging a fee.

Shell Scripting, oooh...its easy

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Shell scripting is nothing but a group of commands put together and executed one after another in a sequential way. Let's start by mentioning the steps to write and execute a shell script.

Open Source Procurement Turns Out To Be A Dud

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More than twelve months after the NSW Department of Commerce announced approved suppliers of open source software and services to state government agencies, there hasn't been a single sale prompting a review to evaluate and improve the contract.

Printing in OpenOffice.org Calc, Part 2: Print selection and printer options

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In part 1 of this entry, I discussed how to use Calc's page styles to control how spreadsheets print. However, although page styles are one of the most useful tools for the task, they are far from the only ones. How you setup pages for printing and the printer or export options are also part of the arsenal.

FreeCol 0.5.2 Released

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Gaming

Version 0.5.2 of FreeCol, a free/open-source Colonization clone, has been released.

A Quick Look at Damn Small Linux 3.0.1

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Reviews

By this point, everyone has heard of Damn Small Linux (DSL). When it comes to packing a full-featured Linux desktop environment into something as small as a pendrive, no one does it better than DSL. DSL uses Knoppix technology to boot and run from a live CD.

Support for Broadcom wireless : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)

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Since the release of Ubuntu (6.06.1) “Dapper Drake” there have been some great improvements in support for wireless and broadcom chipsets. You no longer need to configure ndiswrapper for wireless support. This supports *MOST* broadcom chipsets.

Another Sabayon Linux 3.2 Look (from a non-Gentoo user)

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Linux

Sabayon Linux is a Gentoo based distribution that is designed to be easy to install and configure. Savvy Linux users know that Gentoo is a "roll your own" distribution where you create your own distro from scratch--installing and compiling all your programs. They say you learn a lot of Linux by doing a Gentoo install, and that you end up with a very speedy system optimized to your specific needs.

What about those of us who want to try the Gentoo experience without taking several days to get it up and running?

Then Sabayon Linux is for you.

Java on Debian including Firefox plugin

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Here you’ve got a comprehensive guide of installing Java on Debian GNU/Linux and enabling it on Firefox.

World of Warcraft on OpenSuse Linux 10.1

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While I’ve been off doing my own thing, the Wine team has been hard at work and they’ve done some amazing things. So I turned to Wine for the first time in years. I read about some very positive experiences with WoW on Wine under other Linux distros. So I was able to just copy my existing installed copy of WoW off my laptop on to my Suse box using a Samba shared folder.

Spice in Linux

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Woh….spice girls har, where where?? Haha…is in Linux machine. SPICE is stand for ‘Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis’ and was inspired by the application to IC design, which made computer simulation mandatory. To run a simulation in Linux, you will need a ng-spice and you can freely download from this here.

Package search by file and on-demand package installation Using auto-apt

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auto-apt is a program that checks file access of programs running within auto-apt environments. If a program will access a file of uninstalled package, auto-apt will install the package containing the file, by using apt-get.

Securing NFS

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NFS is a network protocol with which many UNIX-administrators have a love/hate relationship. On the one hand, it’s the ideal protocol if you need to export a filesystem from a UNIX-like system. On the other, it has a bit of a reputation of being insecure.

How To Compile A Kernel - The CentOS Way

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Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on CentOS systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Geeks and coders get support from government, corporations

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It was started as a movement of long-haired geeks and coders, but today the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) network is now seeing some big corporate names and government institutions backing it with funding and support in various ways.

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