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Story The coolest tools in the box srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 3:59pm
Story 5 Ways to Use Your Old PC srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 3:57pm
Story VirtualBox Seamless Mode: The only way to virtualize srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 3:55pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 311 srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 2:30pm
Story Can VLC 1.0 change the world? srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 2:28pm
Story Shuttleworth about GNOME 3.0 - What's good, what's missing, what needs work srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 2:26pm
Story Who needs games when you've got bling. srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 2:24pm
Story Google Chrome OS Netbooks Could Arrive This Year srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 2:21pm
Story Is Oracle getting ready to kill OpenSolaris? srlinuxx 1 13/07/2009 - 11:30am
Story more odds & ends srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 6:18am

First look: Fedora Core 5

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Reviews

The Fedora distribution is one of the most widely used GNU/Linux distributions. Fedora Core 5 (FC5) is slated for release next week. Like earlier Fedora releases, it includes both recent versions of desktop programs and maturing software that has yet to be included in most other distributions.

Running scripts after a reboot for non-root users

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HowTos

In the past we've discussed adding new init scripts to a Debian GNU/Linux system so that programs or daemons can be started when a machine is rebooted. That works very well if you're root, but for non-root users it isn't an option.

Massachusetts' Open Source Transition Angers Disabled Workers

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OSS

In the hot debate over open source software in Massachusetts government, some disabled people feel they've been left out in the cold.

New OASIS committee to push ODF

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OSS

International standards body OASIS Tuesday announced the formation of the ODF Adoption Committee, a body with one mission: to promote widespread use of the OASIS Standard OpenDocument Format.

Chinese $187 Linux Laptop

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Linux

SHANGHAI Menglan Group, a Chinese company that invests in textiles and information technology, said Wednesday that it planned to sell a laptop computer for about 1,500 yuan (187 USD) using Linux software starting May to tap demand in the nation's rural areas.

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Seven-ounce "wrist PC" runs Linux

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Linux

A European embedded computing specialist has announced a wrist-worn wearable computer that runs embedded Linux or Windows CE. Eurotech's WWPC ("wrist-worn PC") offers a wealth of standard PC interfaces, along with several innovative wearable-specific features.

Mozilla's Google millions - a tax dodge?

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Moz/FF

When the Mozilla Foundation turns to the public for money, it happily assumes the mantle of a penniless public institution asking for charity. Over 10,000 FireFox fans drew deep into their own pockets to place an expensive two-page advertisement for the browser in the New York Times 15 months ago. But the Mozilla Foundation's commercial wing, Mozilla Corp., is awash with cash. Mozilla also claims tax-exemption for these payments!

10 Best Security Live CD Distros

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Security

Here's a list of the 10 best security Live CD Distros. It's a nice compilation with brief descriptions of tools and such with handy download links.

One Laptop per Child's Negroponte to keynote LinuxWorld

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OLPC
Misc

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo announced Tuesday that Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and former head of MIT's Media Lab, will headline its lineup of keynote speakers. LinuxWorld is set for April 3-6, 2006 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

PCLinuxOS - Feature rich and easy to use

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PCLOS
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If you need a very easy to install, feature complete Linux distribution, do not look any further than PCLinuxOS. This gem of a distribution is an absolute joy to use.

CompUSA Offers Xandros Desktops

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Linux

Xandros has said that the retail giant, CompUSA®, is now selling the Xandros Desktop product in all of its stores, nationwide.

rPath Creates Malleable, Serviceable Linux Distribution

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Linux

The great thing about open source software is that it is so malleable. As good as commercial implementations of Linux are, they do not fulfill the true malleable nature that is open source software. Imagine if you could build your own Linux distribution, all the way up to the systems and applications software stack. This is what rPath Linux and rBuilder tool do.

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My desktop OS: Kanotix

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Linux

I expect both ease of use and advanced capabilities in any Linux distro. I am therefore hard to please when using a live CD-based distro, which is necessarily limited to about 2GB of software compressed onto a 700MB CD. I have tested more than a dozen live CD distros. Of all of them, Kanotix comes closet to being the "perfect distro."

Two networks = twice as much fun

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Dr. UN*X gets an email from Adrian saying that he recently added a second DSL line and he wants remote sites to be able to connect to his system using either DSL lines. Read on and see Dr. UN*X's answer to Adrian and how people can connect to his system using the two DSL lines.

Red Hat, Novell Vie For Linux Virtualization Title

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Linux

Red Hat and Novell will extol the virtues of Xen in the coming days as the two battle for leadership in the Linux virtualization market.

Today is National Pi Day

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Misc

Written in the USA date format, March 14 is an unofficial celebration for Pi Day derived from the common three-digit approximation for the number π: 3.14. This day is celebrated in a variety of ways.

People Behind KDE: Alexander Neundorf

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KDE

People Behind KDE is our fortnightly exposé of the celebrities of KDE. Tonight we bring you the man who made the first Samba io-slave, an NFS io-slave and from those pre-zeroconf days the Lisa lan-browsing io-slave. This same man is single handedly porting KDE to a whole new build system. Find out all the gossip in our interview with Alexander Neundorf.

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