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Story Ubuntu, the family album srlinuxx 23/04/2010 - 9:55am
Story MeeGo mobile Linux will also do laptops and desktops srlinuxx 23/04/2010 - 9:54am
Story Debian Doesn’t Love Me! srlinuxx 23/04/2010 - 9:50am
Story Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak srlinuxx 1 23/04/2010 - 9:50am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 23/04/2010 - 9:30am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 23/04/2010 - 4:15am
Story Useless legacies srlinuxx 23/04/2010 - 2:16am
Story Four Considerations When Using Open Source in Production srlinuxx 23/04/2010 - 2:14am
Story OpenSolaris 2009.06 srlinuxx 23/04/2010 - 12:32am
Story Debunking Free Software Myths srlinuxx 23/04/2010 - 12:11am

Taking Note of BasKet

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Software

I started using BasKet version 0.5 a while back with the intention of reviewing it. I found it useful, but didn't really get excited about it. That all changed once I installed version 0.6. The entire interface has been reworked, making it more useable while adding valuable features. If you're not familiar with it, BasKet is multi-purpose note-taking software with a flexible interface and great organization.

How to run Linux inside Linux with User Mode Linux

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HowTos

User Mode Linux (UML) allows you to run Linux kernels as user mode processes under a host Linux kernel, giving you a simple way to run several independent virtual machines on a single piece of physical hardware. Let's take a look at UML and how it can give you more bang for the hardware buck, or make it easier to debug the kernel.

Manufacturing management company moves to Linux

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Linux

Hines Corp. is a management company that oversees a conglomerate of manufacturers in the Midwest and Texas, and a distributorship in New York. It has a diverse IT infrastructure that requires attention around the clock. When Hines CIO Ed Harper decided it was time to consolidate and streamline aging legacy systems, he turned from Microsoft to Linux.

Switching from KDE to WinXP

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OS

For the last several months I have been using Microsoft Windows XP (WinXP) at work after years of using Linux almost exclusively at home and work. In late December 2005 the computers in my section were replaced with new ones that run WinXP and unfortunately this time installing Linux was not an option. Switching from KDE to WindowsXP at work has seriously impaired my productivity.

Apache is the big chief in the world of web servers

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Software

The Apache HTTP web server is free to download and is also bundled with many commercial products such as IBM's Websphere and the Oracle database. Hundreds of modules have been developed for it, many million websites depend upon it, and so many applications have been designed around it that it is the obvious choice for anyone considering extending their skills in this direction.

Is A Closed iPhone Doomed To Fail?

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Mac

The blogosphere devoured news of the iPhone and now comes the inevitable indigestion. Among the various gripes about price, carrier exclusivity, a non-removable battery, lack of 3G support, and the inability to download or sync wirelessly, to name a few, it is the iPhone's closed system that may be the device's most controversial feature or flaw, depending on your perspective.

Why Switch to Linux?

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Linux

I first became interested in Linux in about the year 2000. I was reading everything I could get my hands on by Neal Stephenson and ran into his article In the Beginning was the Command Line. It took a new computer with Windows Millenium Edition installed on it to finally get me to install Linux.

Linux 2.6.19.2 does away with critical data error and security holes

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Linux

The stable-kernel team has released the Linux kernel 2.6.19.2, which does away with a critical error that occurred when data was being written on hard disks and plugs a number of security holes.

Open source to go under the radar in 2007

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OSS

We are only two weeks into 2007 and one trend already seems clear. Open source will fly under the radar in 2007.

Ten ways to take over the world, GNU/Linux style

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Linux

It's a little too late for yet another New Year's resolution list. So here is a list of ten ways to take over the world, GNU/Linux style. Taking small bites and a gradual takeover is a decent goal for Linux in 2007. With the lukewarm reception of Microsoft Vista, GNU/Linux is in a better position than ever to be the migration target. No need to purchase a new system just to run eye candy.

Planned features for Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

In today’s Firefox 3 (code name Gran Paradiso) meeting, developers released a preliminary list of requirements for Firefox 3. The new target release date is sometime in the third quarter this year.

CES Last-Day Roundup

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Linux

Traditionally (if something I'm doing for a second year can be considered to have a tradition), the last day of my show reporting is devoted to the strange and the silly at CES. However, given that all of the space yesterday went to OLPC coverage, I'm going to have to mix in some actual products in today's coverage.

SabayonLinux 3.26 on my HP Pavilion Laptop

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Linux
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SabayonLinux 3.26 was released on Jan 7, only a short time after 3.25. This maintenance release is the last of the 3.2 series and the team will now concentrate on 3.3. While many reviews shout accolades to this rising star, Tuxmachines once again suffered a loss of data making our experience a bit mixed. This is a short description of our time with SabayonLinux.

Some Facts about openSUSE and Distrowatch Figures - A Correction

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SUSE

Matthew Aslett of Computer Business Review brings to my attention that a recent article by the Salt Lake Tribune's Bob Mims, "Novell underscores support for free software development", includes an inaccuracy. Because the article has been widely quoted and it is currently linked to on Novell's web site, it seems important to correct it.

UK students offered cash for open source software

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OSS

British university students are being offered cash incentives to write open source software - and the first beneficiary is a Python programmer from Swansea.

Radio goes the open source route

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Software

A new generation of broadcasters are to join the world's airwaves after the launch of open-source software which allows people to run a radio station from a single computer for free.

What's black and white and selling everything?

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Misc

Never mind what the Chinese calendar says. This is going to be the year of the penguin, at least on Madison Avenue. Penguins have long been popular in advertising, but they have become even more so after three successful movies with penguin characters.

What will Ubuntu be doing at LCA?

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Ubuntu

It is now only a few days until the awesomeness that is Linux.Conf.Au starts. Looking at the line up of speakers, including Ubuntu’s own Jono, Scott, Robert, Matthew and Richard it looks to be pretty awesome.

Building Second Life

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Software

Following up on my earlier post on the open source release of Second Life, I've now successfully built Second Life from source on both Mac OS X and Ubuntu. The Mac OS X build in Xcode went smoothly. The build in Linux was a little more finicky, but not bad considering that it's still alpha. Read on if you'd like to vicariously live the gory details.

Putting an old laptop to good use with Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

One day while perusing the back room where the old hardware is kept, I spotted an old laptop in its docking station buried under some other hardware. At my desk I booted it up and in no time was using Windows 95 but I wondered if I could improve the situation a bit. The obvious choice for a new OS was Linux.

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