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Story Contributing upstream, it will make or break Linux srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 9:33pm
Story Benchmark for Linux desktops srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 9:31pm
Story The Best Docks on the Linux Coast srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 8:08pm
Story How to Customize Your Linux Desktop - From GTK to Compiz srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 8:06pm
Story Is Ubuntu Linux Ready for the Enterprise? srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 8:04pm
Story What Linux needs to improve for the desktop srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 8:03pm
Story A quick look at Fedora 11 srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 8:02pm
Story Reviewed: KOffice 2.0 srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 8:00pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 1 26/06/2009 - 11:58am
Story Kaspersky releases beta of Linux antivirus srlinuxx 1 26/06/2009 - 4:57am

Fud Alert? Linux (and the Mac) Aren't Even Trying

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Linux

Today's XP rivals consist of a dozen or more flavors of Linux clients, and the Mac. The programmers building Linux take it seriously -- but none of the companies selling (or giving away) this stuff really seem to care about desktops and laptops. Right now the Linux PC market is fragmented worse than a champagne glass at a Jewish wedding.

NVIDIA 7900 GTX is 8 to 10% faster

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Hardware

Most of the companies already have the samples of the upcoming Geforce 7900 GTX cards and tested them but they are not happy with the performance.

Also: Phoenix makes a compelling case for the Open Source BIOS

Who uses open source?

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OSS

Where do we begin when it comes to separating the open source words from the business reality? Where is open source in business and, in particular, in New Zealand business?

Open Source Java: Interview with an Apache Harmony Project Founder

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Software

There is a lot of open source activity currently surrounding Java, from JBoss and Geronimo (open source application servers) to MyFaces and Spring (open source web application frameworks), but Java itself is the last proprietary piece of the puzzle. If Harmony is successful, will Sun still matter? I asked Dalibor Topic, one of the project founders, to tell us more about the history of the project, its importance to the Java community, and plans for the future.

Book Review: Head First Java, 2nd Edition

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Reviews

Head First Java takes a drastically different tack toward learning the Java programming language than O'Reilly's other book on the subject, Learning Java. Where the latter takes a fast-paced, highly intellectual approach to the subject, Head First Java is more creative and playful. It's great for learning the Java language, even if it isn't very good at teaching people how to program with it.

Why industry needs open source education

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OSS

Despite the explosive growth in the use of free and open source software over the last few years there are still many businesses, organisations and individuals that just don't "get it".

FOSDEM 2006 - KOffice and a lost Kubuntu CD

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KDE

I just came back from FOSDEM. Of course we had a KDE DevRoom which was - IMO - well situated, in the main building and big enough, just opposite of the (from left to right) OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD and... MirBSD (wth is that last one?). Sunday was (at least our) big day. It was KOffice day. I started off with giving a rundown on our hell of a lot of interesting stuff in KOffice and what makes it so precious, oh yes, really precious. KOffice is THE future, and that's getting more and more obvious.

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Desktop publishing with Writer and Scribus

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HowTos

Although OpenOffice.org Writer offers many tools that allow you to create sophisticated layouts, you might want to use a dedicated desktop publishing application to lay out a brochure or a book. The latest version of the open source DTP application Scribus, 1.3.2, can import Writer's .odt documents, which makes Writer and Scribus a perfect combo for DTP work. Here's a brief overview of Scribus' essential tools and features from Writer users' point of view.

Deskbar Applet - Integrating Google Search on the Linux Desktop

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HowTos

I have been using this applet for some time now and am really impressed by the amount of search integration that is possible on the desktop. In fact, it wouldn't be far off if one compares Deskbar to its search counterpart - spotlight on OSX.

Book Review: MySQL Crash Course

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Reviews

If you want to learn SQL and aim to implement your database using MySQL then this is definitely the book to use.

LXF Interviews now online!

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Web

A new section for the site: the Linux Format Interviews. This is a full archive of recent interviews from the magazine (issues 62 to 73), featuring one-to-one discussions with major players in the Linux world including Alan Cox, Mark Shuttleworth and Michael Robertson. What goes on in the mind of a kernel hacker? Can Debian and Ubuntu co-exist? And what's the deal with all those 'K' names in KDE? Head over to www.linuxformat.co.uk/interviews/ for all the answers...

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Gentoo 2006.0 Screenshots

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Gentoo

Gentoo is one of the more popular Linux distributions with die-hard enthusiasts, while also being dubbed one of the hardest distributions to grasp. The team of Gentoo developers have announced the availability of Gentoo v2006.0 as we approach the end of February. Screenshots are popping up all over the place.

Breaking down barriers to Linux desktop adoption

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Linux

People reject Linux desktops for illogical reasons, says IT consultant and developer Jono Bacon. He discusses the impact of such irrational views regarding Linux desktop adoption in this interview. He also opines on what developers should be doing to reverse-engineer people's fuzzy thinking and make it easier to adopt Linux and open source.

Firefox Grabs Enterprise Linux Title

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox 1.5 blew away the competition to take the top award in the Enterprise Linux category in the Datamation Product of the Year 2006 awards.

Protect Your Linux Systems With UPS

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HowTos

In this TechBuilder Recipe, I’ll show you how to protect Linux workstations against unexpected power failures with a Linux-compatible UPS.

Hardware Today: Virtualization and the Mainstream

Virtualization has come a long way since VMware first introduced VMware Workstation in 1999. The product was initially designed to ease software development and testing by partitioning a workstation into multiple virtual machines. Nearly seven years later, VMware Workstation has gone through several transformations, and the technology is no longer relegated to the niche product market.

VMware launches $200,000 challenge for virtual appliances

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Software

As if VMware did not already have enough companies lining up to catch the virtualisation wave, the company has launched a contest to spur development.

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