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Story Pimp my Linux desktop srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:38pm
Story 10 things that drive me crazy about current operating systems srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:36pm
Story Is Red Hat the New VMware? srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:34pm
Story A Perfect Image Juggler: Geeqie srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:32pm
Story Fedora 14 Theme Preview srlinuxx 12 15/07/2010 - 7:45pm
Story Cool User File Systems, Part 1: SSHFS srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 6:46pm
Story Clementine 0.4 Rocks! I Love Open Source srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 6:44pm
Story Of Hardware and OSs srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 6:41pm
Story HP shelving its Android tablet? srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 6:39pm
Story Alternative desktops: Fvwm srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 3:59pm

Notes on Submitting Content

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Site News

Lord knows I appreciate all the 'news submissions' I can get. In fact, I've often thought of asking around for a 'Number One' to help me run the site in that area. But I have a few notes for those submitting, especially if you've noticed your submission not published.

Pharmacy system using Ubuntu to fight AIDS

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Ubuntu

Written in Java and released under the GPL, iDART (intelligent Dispensing of Antiretroviral Treatment) is a pharmacy system designed for use at antiretroviral (ARV) pharmacies in the public health sector. Initially distributed only as software, it was generally implemented on machines using Windows.

A few more (cheaper!) options for burning LPs

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Hardware
Software

Recently, we described how to copy LPs, 45s and 78s to CD using the new Crosley Songwriter CD Recorder. It's an easy-to-use, $400 nostalgia-theme piece that does the job without a computer, but the hefty price is hard to ignore. But what about the computer-savvy person who doesn't have a turntable? Or the turntable owner who doesn't want to buy the Songwriter just to turn vinyl into CD?

The Importance Of Free Open Standards In The Evolution Of The Web: Tim Berners-Lee Report

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Web

The Science And Engineering Of The Common Good - The Importance Of Free Open Standards For A Healthy Evolution Of The Web: Tim Berners-Lee reports to the United States House of Representatives.

Baby's First Laptop

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Ubuntu

My baby is turning 1. It's time to get her a laptop.

This is pretty self-evident to me, but not to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommends "no screen time" for children under 2 and at most 1 or 2 hours daily for kids.

How To Install VMware Server On A Fedora Core 6 Desktop

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Fedora Core 6 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

dockers for linux

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Software

If you run KDE, you aren't just stuck with the standard "kicker" panel to operate as your app launcher and taskbar. There are a bunch of nice panel replacements that will spice up your desktop nicely. The ones that I've used and tested are kooldock, kxdocker and the nkotb kiba-dock (NB. the only place with anything useful on that site is the forum).

Display system Information Using Phpsysinfo

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HowTos

phpSysInfo is a customizable PHP script that parses various files in /proc and displays them. It will display information about system facts like Uptime, CPU, Memory, SCSI, IDE, PCI, Ethernet, Floppy, and Video. It now has full internationalization support along with customizable templates.

Phpsysinfo Requirements

Web server (apache2) with php4 or later support

Backup alternative: sbackup

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HowTos

sbackup is a backup program emerging from a Summer of Code project. It was dedicated to tightly integrate with Ubuntu but can also run on other platforms. In contrast to often used backup services like Amanda sbackup focuses on the user of the machine.

A quick install of the Opera browser on Feisty, the next version of Ubuntu.

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HowTos

A test install of Opera 9.10 to see if all is well on the Opera/Ubuntu Feisty compatibility front. In this story flashplugin-nonfree, sun-java6-plugin and sun-java6-jre are installed, all available in the repositories of Ubuntu Feisty (universe multiverse).

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree, sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-jre

Review: dyne:bolic 2.4.2

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Linux
Reviews

This distribution is about more than creating another version of Linux. It has a strong political and philosophical impetus behind it. I will let their website explain it:

dyne:bolic is RASTA software released free under the GNU General Public License.

Ubuntu 5.10 reaches end-of-life

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu announced the release of 5.10 almost 18 months ago, on October 13th. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 5.10 will reach end of life on Friday April 13th 2007.

The Feeds and Speeds of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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Linux

While Red Hat, like many other operating system and more complete software stack providers, wants to pitch the latest release of its software as a major change in packaging that will broaden the appeal of its products, the fact remains that for many customers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is a new and substantially improved operating system that will be sold on its own merits of features, performanc

Beryl 0.2.0 Released

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Software

Beryl 0.2.0 is a complete overhaul of Beryl. The last stable release 0.1, featured a very fun, and eye-candy based compositing window manager. However, since it’s release, many parts of beryl have been rewritten, replaced, or simply dropped. The Beryl team has put in numerous hours to bring you this release.

Fun with Ubuntu -- Top Ten Next Names, Part 2

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Ubuntu

Last week I gave you half of my Top Ten Names for Ubuntu releases. As a reminder, they were: 'pissy porcupine', 'bitty bat', 'virtual viper', 'talky tortoise', and (my favorite) 'kinky kangaroo'. Now here are the rest.

Giving Back

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OSS

In my last article I cited the Vector Linux developers as an excellent example of the way Open Source developers respond to the user community. All of us who benefit from Linux and/or the myriad of Open Source applications out there are part of that community.

Peeking in the Windows of ReactOS 0.3.1

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OS
Reviews
-s

With the internetnews.com article published today, I found myself a bit curious as to what ReactOS exactly was and what it looked like.

CrossOver Linux 6.01 review

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Software
Reviews

Though each CrossOver Linux (formerly known as CrossOver Office) release offers substantial improvements, version 6.01 is the most revolutionary release I have seen since I started reviewing this product circa version 3.0.

Matt Asay: Who cares about the Novell/Microsoft patent deal?

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SUSE

Not their customers, apparently. Matthew Aslett got to talk with a joint Novell/Microsoft guinea pig (I mean, customer Smile, HSBC, and the support for the IP indemnity is underwhelming, at best: "Its a nice to have. I dont think it was a main feature for me, but its nice to have."

GNOME 2.18 (Simply Beautiful)

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Software

GNOME 2.18 is out, on time as usual. The top-class free desktop for the masses looks and feels better than ever. This is another progressive release in our road to perfection. It integrates another load of improvements done in the visual design, the performance of the desktop components, and the growing collection of integrated applications.

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