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Story Five Cleverly Named Ubuntu Applications srlinuxx 01/09/2009 - 9:51am
Story Linux works for test srlinuxx 01/09/2009 - 9:49am
Story Opera 10 goes final! srlinuxx 01/09/2009 - 9:47am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 1 01/09/2009 - 8:49am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/09/2009 - 3:42am
Story Migrating a live system from ext3 to ext4 filesystem srlinuxx 01/09/2009 - 2:28am
Story Best of Open Source Software Awards 2009 srlinuxx 01/09/2009 - 2:26am
Story Scrubbing Hard Disk Data srlinuxx 01/09/2009 - 2:24am
Story Defence spends $1.7m on ultimate Linux flight simulator srlinuxx 31/08/2009 - 11:42pm
Story Firefox 4.0 goes Chrome, will arrive with new UI in Q4 2010 srlinuxx 31/08/2009 - 11:40pm

Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute!

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Software

I have touched on this subject before, back in November. My basic premise then (and now) is that the very notion of anti-virus software for Linux is about as necessary as wearing a life jacket around the house to prevent drowning. Sure, you could fall into a tubful of water and die, but in reality, what are the odds of that happening?

Site Maintenance and Downtime

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Site News

The site was down in the early part of this morning due to maintenance/system software upgrades. It will go down again tonight at approximately the same time and for about the same length of time as I attempt to upgrade the cms.

Gentoo GNU/Linux - Speed, Stability, Reliability

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Gentoo
Reviews

I guess most of those, who are familiar with linux already heard of the fierce beast, which seeks for its prey in the Linux jungle, the Gentoo GNU/Linux distribution. Despite of what most of the people think, Gentoo is not about building everything from source, optimization flags, and text-mode installation.

How to test your Linux-Distro Firewall

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HowTos

Recently, I wrote an article about "How to scan your Linux-Distro for Root Kits". Now that the machine is... clean! I think, a good thing TO-DO, is to test my Firewall again. The good news are that we can use the free tool FTester. The bad news are that FTester needs to be configured right... So... Let's get to work.

ATI: Open v. Closed Drivers

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Software

Since Stephen Shankland's article at CNET entitled New Linux look fuels old debate, we have been overwhelmed with requests to take a serious look at the frame-rate performance differences between the various open-source and proprietary contenders. Our first article on this topic, which will likely be the first of a series of examinations, is looking at the differences between the X.Org open-source ATI Radeon driver and that of ATI's official but proprietary fglrx display driver. Will open-source breathe new life into old GPU products?

Samba ADS integration without Kerberos

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HowTos

An article on Debian-Administration.org already covered ADS set up with Kerberos. But I was looking for the most lightweight and nimble ADS integration so I can achieve the less ambitious goal of single username and password.

Photo gallery: Fedora Core 5

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Linux

This image gallery walks through the Fedora Core 5 installation.

Book Review: Linux Desktop Pocket Guide by David Brickner

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Reviews

The Linux Desktop Pocket Guide is a valuable resource for new users to the Linux world. Almost everyone has heard of Linux and recognizes it as the "next big thing". This book helps the novice user to navigate the most popular distributions to decide which will work best for them.

SUSE Linux 10.1 is Done

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SUSE

In a post to the opensuse-announce mailing list Andreas Jaeger stated that 10.1 has gone gold. He stated, "We mastered wednesday RC4, fixed bugs and then mastered RC5 and declared that last night as goldmaster (= final version)."

The Linux Counter Project

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Linux

In response to the poll querying user's Linux Counter number, we feel the need to explain. Given that at this early stage 2/3 of the votes are "What's That?" we feel we should inform the general public of a way to Stand Up and Get Counted. Say it loud and say it proud - I Use Linux!

Using OpenDocument format text in OpenOffice, KOffice and AbiWord

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HowTos

In this article we will take a visual tour through different free software editors and examine their core abilities in creating, editing and saving an ODF document. The exercise may on the surface seem trivial, but in reality it has important implications. We demonstrate on a small scale that which may happen in real world situations when a document is shared by different users in multiple environments: home, work, on the road.

The "GNU/Linux" and "Linux" Controversy

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Linux

This famous controversy is there ever since I became aware of operating systems known as GNU/Linux. The GNU General Public License (GPL), which is used by Linux as well as most GNU software, armors both characters.

Using VMware Player to test linux distributions

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HowTos

VMware (http://www.vmware.com) is a company specialized in virtualization technology, providing software to run an operating system (guest) inside another (host). A few months ago VMware released VMware Player, a free virtual machine player which you can use to run prebuilt virtual OSs.

strace - A very powerful troubleshooting tool for all Linux users

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HowTos

Many times I have come across seemingly hopeless situations where a program when compiled and installed in GNU/Linux just fails to run. In such situations, I turn to the last resort which is trace the output of the misbehaving program.

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SUSE Linux 10.1 Final Release Date Announced

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SUSE

SUSE Linux 10.1 Final will be released on Thursday, 11th of May. SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 1 release expected Jun 16, 2006.

KDE 3: All About the Apps Part 3

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KDE

KDE 3.5 is a vivid platform. We looked at some reasons why three weeks ago and also last week. Today, we look at the photo-manager Digikam, the plotting application QtiPlot, the LaTeX-dreamteam Kile and KBibTex and the upcoming KDE 3.5.3 release.

Linux kernel 'getting buggier'

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Linux

Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton may force developers to devote one kernel cycle to fix long-standing bugs in the Linux kernel

Waugh erupts over AU Ubuntu proposal

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Ubuntu

A local representative of the principal backer of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system has reacted negatively to a proposal to set up an independent Australian organisation to promote the software.

The Evolving ODF Environment: Spotlight on KOffice

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Interviews

One of the great goals of standards development is to encourage the proliferation of multiple products that are comparable and interoperable at the level of standardization. In this extensive interview, I explore with Inge Wallin, the KOffice Promotions Lead, how KOffice is different from the other major office productivity releases that support ODF, which users may find it most appropriate to their needs, in what directions future development will proceed, and much more.

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