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Story openSUSE 11.2 M8: What a Fine Lookin' Lizard srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 8:45pm
Story Linux-based phones : Why are GNU/Linux users treated as second class? srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 8:42pm
Story few shorts: srlinuxx 1 04/10/2009 - 7:34pm
Story The Grand Experiment - Linux Ads on Radio srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 6:34pm
Story Linux Software for iTunes srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 6:31pm
Story Terminology Wars I: Linux versus GNU/Linux srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 6:27pm
Story So you want to know how important KDE 4 is? srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 6:25pm
Story How Important is KDE 4? srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 1:14pm
Story Hi-tech teacher at their little fingertips srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 1:13pm
Story Collection of themes for Gnome & Ubuntu - Octobre srlinuxx 04/10/2009 - 1:11pm

Wengophone: VoIP done right

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Reviews

Dreaming about a free software competitor for Skype? Maybe your wait is over. Wengophone is a communication-over-IP application. I’ll try to do a feature comparison between Wengophone and Skype for GNU/Linux and review all points one by one.

Isle of Cheating-based Linux distro...

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Ubuntu

I was just reading Ubuntu ready for big biz, when an annoying cliché literrally jumped into my eyes: «Mark Shuttleworth, founder of UK-based Canonical».

No, Canonical is NOT UK-based, it's an Isle of Man-based business!

Skeptics Question Microsoft Interoperability Pitch

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Microsoft

Some members of the open-source community are skeptical about Microsoft's efforts to bridge incompatibilities between software licensed under the GNU General Public License and its own commercial software.

First impressions of Google Earth for Linux

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Google

Only a few weeks after releasing its first Linux application -- the photo editing program, Picasa -- Google has released its second application for Linux: Google Earth for Linux 4.

Vim tips: Using Vim mappings and abbreviations

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HowTos

Vim ships with a lot of useful functions that make life easier when you're editing text, but Vim is also an extremely extensible editor. If you find yourself typing the same long commands or strings of text over and over again, it's time you learned how to set mappings and abbreviations in Vim, to save valuable keystrokes for your code or prose.

Ubuntu ready for big biz

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Ubuntu

The latest version of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distro, launched on June 1, was designed specifically with large organizations in mind, says the open-source project's founder.

Is Gates' retirement Linux's chance?

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Linux

It may be two years away, but when a giant the size of Gates moves, the world moves with him. And, in that movement, in this period of change, Linux may have its best chance ever to seize the marketplace momentum from Microsoft.

Book Review: The Debian System, Concepts and Techniques

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The Debian GNU/Linux operating system is a marvelous piece of engineering, and Martin Krafft's new book "The Debian System, Concepts and Techniques" shows you how to get under the hood and take advantage of all the power it puts in your hands.

Synergy: One keyboard (and mouse) to rule them all

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HowTos

If you're one of the many users who has two (or more) computers on your desk, you might get tired of switching between the keyboard and mouse on different systems. KVMs are one solution, but if you'd like to save a few bucks and be able to switch between two or more computers with a flick of the mouse, Synergy is the software for you.

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SUSE 10.2 alpha 1 tested

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Well, here we go again. With hardly any break at all those poor opensuse developers who have once again been chained to their desktops and only let loose for the occasional bathroom break, have released the next version's alpha 1. I can feel the excitement starting to mount already -albeit a just a slight hint at this point. SUSE 10.2 alpha 1 seems little more than a bug fix/update release.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0-rc1 Release - includes KDE 3.5.3

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Linux

MEPIS has announced RC1, the release candidate of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. RC1 contains KDE 3.5.3, the latest security updates, an improved USB media handler, and the CD is compressed with squashfs.

Gates to leave day-to-day role at Microsoft

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Microsoft

Microsoft announced Thursday that chairman and co-founder Bill Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role at the company, effective July 2008, to spend more time working on his charitable foundation.

Review: Gamepark GP2X

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The handheld entertainment market is certainly active these days. The $199 Gamepark GP2X is an interesting hybrid device. Based on the Linux operating system, this unit is about the size of a traditional handheld gaming player. It sports a 3.5" TFT LCD display and two separate processors.

ssh forwarding

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HowTos

Ssh forwarding is powerful stuff, but using it can be confusing. For example, let's say we have a machine that our firewall will send traffic to, but we actually want to ssh to another internal machine.

Nagios offers open source option for network monitoring

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Interviews

Nagios is a Linux-based host, service and network monitoring program that is starting to attract attention because of its quick configuration and easy maintenance. James Turnbull, author of Pro Nagio 2.0 Turnbull spoke recently with SearchOpenSource.com Assistant Editor MiMi Yeh about how Nagios is different from its counterparts.

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Flock 0.7 Released

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Software

Welcome to the 0.7 release of Flock. We are very excited about this product, but please be aware that this is still beta software. This is their first public beta version, available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 released under gpl

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Software

I have some great news to report. The leading edge of Ghostscript development is now under GPL license, as is the latest release, Ghostscript 8.54.

Vista: Evolutionary or revolutionary?

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Microsoft

Since Part One of my little Vista venture last week, I've received a few not-so-nice e-mails from folks telling me to make sure I prove to them that Vista will really be revolutionary. For the most part, that's a subjective term. If you're a rabid, anti-Redmond Penguin palooka, nothing will seem revolutionary.

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