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Story Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox Review srlinuxx 09/09/2010 - 3:31pm
Story Absolute, Dream srlinuxx 09/09/2010 - 3:30pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/09/2010 - 9:25am
Story Debian Project News - September 8th srlinuxx 09/09/2010 - 12:16am
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Story nvidia, opengl, compositing: play nice! srlinuxx 09/09/2010 - 12:12am
Story Eight Bogus Beliefs of the Linux Community srlinuxx 08/09/2010 - 9:43pm
Story Launching the Revolution: Kickoff's redesign ideas srlinuxx 08/09/2010 - 9:42pm
Story Linux Mint Debian review srlinuxx 3 08/09/2010 - 9:30pm
Story 10 reasons to make KDE 4.5 your desktop of choice srlinuxx 08/09/2010 - 8:47pm

Ubuntu 7.04 Upgrade First Impressions

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Ubuntu

Today I upgraded my machine from Ubuntu 6.10 to Ubuntu 7.04, and just like my previous upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 to 6.10, the whole process went very smoothly. Apart from a couple of minor issues with the new desktop effects, which I’ll go into more detail later in this post, everything else went fine.

Starting, Stopping, and Replacing Users' Cron Jobs

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HowTos

When performing system maintenance, we often disable certain users' cron jobs temporarily. When the maintenance activities are complete, the original crontab files are restored. To facilitate these tasks, we developed two Bourne shell scripts, stop_cron and start_cron.

Microsoft's anti-Linux whisper game

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Linux

Well, Microsoft never committed to play fair. The company has entered into two more patent agreements with Fuji and Samsung, as reported by Matthew Aslett.

Ubuntu and Sun vs. Red Hat and JBoss?

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Software

In chess, there is a tactical motif called an x-ray. In it, the effect of an attacking piece is felt primarily not by the piece that's actively being attacked, but by the piece that is shielded from the direct attack by the attacked piece.

The Laptop Crusade

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OLPC

Within the next 12 months, as many as 10 million laptop computers will be distributed to children in Argentina, Brazil, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Uruguay. Countless youngsters who live in remote villages, perhaps without electricity, who may not have access to clean water or health care, will suddenly have computing power pretty close to that of businesspeople and college students.

Stallman: Free software is matter of good vs. evil

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OSS

Students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County got a lecture today about morals, ethics and politics from radical software developer Richard M. Stallman, a founder of the free-software movement.

Java on Fiesty Ubuntu - will anyone notice?

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Ubuntu

I've been busy working on our Web 2.0 release so didn't have time to update my laptop until now. I was generally happy with my Ubuntu breezy 64bit install, I had the JDK on there, Java worked in firefox 32bit, I could remotely display my screen to a projector and my broadcom wireless card even worked with ndiswrapper.

Red Hat's JBoss to Adopt Fedora Model

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Software

Red Hat's JBoss division is planning to move in June to a model similar to that used by RHEL/Fedora model, said sources close to the company.

The move would mean that JBoss would deliver a Fedora-like community edition of its core software that only looks forward. As with the Fedora Linux project, no backward compatibility is guaranteed—Fedora is focused on the future and new features.

HowTo - Install World of Warcraft in Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn

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HowTos

People seemed to like my article on installing WoW in Fedora, and with the release of the new Ubuntu, I thought I’d write another one. Read on for my HowTo complete with screenshots of the progress (I’m writing this article as I install it!).As I mentioned in my last article, you need to have the drivers installed and working before you do this. First thing to do is install wine.

Fear and anger erupt over $3 Microsoft Suite

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Microsoft

By now, most people have heard that Microsoft will be selling a $3 version of Windows XP Starters Edition along with Office and some other educational software to students in the third world, but fear and anger have erupted in some circles in the Internet community. The two primary concerns I'm hearing across the forums are:

* Isn't this illegal dumping and unfair to open source solutions?

OLPC and Markets

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OLPC

Alex Singleton, President of the Globalisation Institute, a European think tank, argues against the OLPC and says that computers should be left to the market economy. “The very worst idea in international development circles is the One Laptop Per Child scheme being fronted by academic Nicholas Negroponte. ”

It Ain't All About Ubuntu

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OSS

So many things to talk about this week, I hardly know where to begin. Let's call this a potpourri column this week, with some short comments on a lot of different issues.

By far, the biggest news in the community was the release of Thunderbird 2.0. Except that is got buried under the avalanche of media by that whats-its-name distribution from the Isle of Man.

Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” upgrade was a breeze

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Ubuntu

I just completed the easiest operating system upgrade I've ever experienced: Ubuntu Edgy Eft to Feisty Fawn. I directed the entire process over VNC, and did not have to leave the GUI at any time. Only a single restart was required, I did not have to edit any config files, and there does not seem to be anything left to clean up.

Upgrading

when netcat act as telnet client, it becomes better

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HowTos

have an experience on using netcat (nc) as telnet client which I would like to share about this discovery. I have heard few of my friends saying, netcat can be a “hacker” tool, it is also known as “Swiss army knife”. It is true, netcat can transform into a server, a various of tcp client, a port scanner, chat medium, file transfering, remote control etc.

Bill Gates blamed for Virginia Tech shooting

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Misc

US morals advocate and publicity hound Jack Thompson has suggested that Bill Gates and Microsoft are responsible for the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech.

Free Security Apps for Linux

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Software

Here is a short list of the most popular security applications for linux. I will be updating this with links shortly.

Clam AntiVirus Popular antivirus solution for UNIX based machines. Includes real time virus scanning and a virus definition database updated several times per day.

AVScan Front-end for Clam AntiVirus.

5 reasons not to trust Microsoft near Firefox

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Moz/FF

Microsoft has never made much secret of the fact that keeping rival browsers down is a key part of its business plan.

Fonty Python and the Holy Grail of a font manager

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Software

For designers, a font manager that can activate and deactivate fonts on-the-fly is the Holy Grail of the GNU/Linux desktop. Without such a tool, designers either need to devote an inordinate amount of system memory to their font collections, or else install and uninstall fonts individually, manually keeping track of the fonts needed for each project.

Amarok Weekly News #8 released

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KDE

A new issue of the Amarok newsletter is out. It talks about interesting new developments, Amarok's Summer of Code projects, the current events in the 1.4 stable branch, and continues to provide cool Amarok-related tips.

A quick overview of Desktop BSD 1.3

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Reviews
BSD

Being a huge fan of FreeBSD and a big fan of Linux, I’ve sometimes found myself torn between the two. I love FreeBSD for its simplicity, it’s structure, and how tight and clean it is. Linux is similar to that, but not quite as clean, and definitely not as tight and simple.

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