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Story Confessions of an Ubuntu Fanboy srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 7:54pm
Story Quake Live Tips srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 7:53pm
Story Who is Linux, really? srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 5:19pm
Story Kubuntu Lucid Review srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 5:17pm
Story What is freedom anyway? srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 5:15pm
Story Whither Linux drivers? srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 5:13pm
Story The State of The X.Org Foundation 2010 srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 5:10pm
Story Network Analysis With Wireshark On Ubuntu 9.10 falko 21/02/2010 - 3:14pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 1:52am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/02/2010 - 1:43am

100% Free Distributions: Will They Get Linux Anywhere?

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Linux

‘Completely free’ distributions spring up every once in a while, and they tend to get a substantial amount of coverage from the Linux press. The last one to be added to the FSF’s ever-growing list of free distributions is GNewSense, which is Ubuntu stripped of its proprietary software and given a (bad) makeover. As one might expect, it has received the usual spike of popularity: NewsForge, LWN, etc. What’s wrong with GNewSense?

Book Review: Ubuntu Hacks

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Reviews

I recently got hold of a very nice book on Ubuntu called Ubuntu Hacks co-authored by three authors - Kyle Rankin, Jonathan Oxer and Bill Childers. Put in a nutshell, this book is a collection of around 100 tips and tricks which the authors choose to call hacks, which explain how to accomplish various tasks in Ubuntu Linux.

Richard Stallman’s shackles: The open source Java acid test?

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OSS

There are those that feel it doesn't matter whether it's Sun's CDDL license or the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License. Either way, they say, GNU/Linux distros will be able to include Java and that's all that matters. But I'm not so sure the issue is as simple as that.

Firefox Bundled With Corel WordPerfect Office X3

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Moz/FF

Corel Corporation announced that Mozilla Firefox will be bundled with Corel’s new consumer productivity package, Corel WordPerfect Office X3 – Home Edition 2007.

Setting WPA Supplicant for WiFi Access

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HowTos

Most of the people nowadays don’t use WEP for wifi encryption, most of the wireless router support wpa tkip algorithm for encryption. I read a page which people can actually uses 10 minutes to crack WEP encrytion, which amazing and in the sense that you do not want to use WEP for your WLAN too.

Apples and bananas

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OSS

While trawling through this week’s normal helter-skelter barrage of free software and open source news items, opinion pieces and analyzing ponderings a couple of pieces caught my eye. After a nice strong cup of coffee and pulling myself together a bit, I examined the articles a little more closely. I discovered that the authors, or originators, of each had, in fact, made a very common mistake while performing free and closed software comparisons that reminded me of the old adage regarding apples and bananas...

Using Linux at Work

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Linux

I've been programming since a young age, and Linux has always seemed like a natural progression, especially as my development environment is PHP/MySQL/Apache. A while ago, this was all done on a Red Hat installed system, using the “Plesk” web interface. Although I spent quite a few hours at the console sorting out problems, Plesk hid the real nitty gritty from me and I was often just following “How Tos” in order to get things fixed.

MythTV Performance Hacks

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HowTos

In this feature, we show you how to get the most performance possible out of MythTV by running mythfrontend with elevated privileges, maximizing hard drive throughput, choosing the best file systems and the right hardware.

RHEL 5: What's coming (Interview w/ Scott Crenshaw)

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Interviews

I was fortunate to do a Q&A session today with Scott Crenshaw, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product. We talked about a range of things related to the early 2007 release of RHEL 5: product features, competition with Oracle and Novell, and other things.

LinuxToday: What Goes Around

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OSS

While the rest of the open source world reels from the Oracle-spanks-Red Hat and Microsoft-embraces-Novell news, it left me wondering, where does this leave Sun Microsystems?

Review: 3 Linux Desktops Put To The Test

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Linux

System builders considering a Linux desktop are faced with a dizzying array of choices. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of Linux distributions to choose from. After considering several commercial distributions, the Test Center narrowed the field to three channel-friendly players: Linspire, Novell, and Xandros.

Ultra Userfriendly Linux Shootout - Xandros vs Linspire

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Linux

Today I'm taking a look at two ultra-userfriendly Linux distributions: Xandros Home Edition Premium and Linspire Five-O. I'm comparing these two against each other for their technical merits, ease of installation, look/feel, available software and ease of use. Are these two commercial Linux distros easy enough for your Grandmother?

Install Slackware 11.0 in a VMware ESX Server 2.5.x VM

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HowTos

Slackware is not officially supported on VMware, but it can be installed without too many problems. This guide will help you install Slackware in a safe VMware virtual environment, with its own unique quirks to take care off.

Unsinkable Vista?

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Microsoft

Vista doesn't need anti-viral software? That's what Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services division, said in a recent phone conference on Vista's release to manufacturing (RTM). Let's get real. The Titanic sank. Vista will be cracked.

AT&T uses open source to assure dominance

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OSS

How can anyone compete with AT&T if it has open source religion? Someone needs to figure that out, because they do. AT&T is an investor in OpenClovis.

Ubuntu vs FC5

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Linux

I think the fight is never going to end . The only topic the whole glugt seems to discuss for the past one month ( or even more than that ) is UBUNTU or FEDORA. Had a small chat with gc regarding the bootup time comparision of ubuntu and FC and some of the details i got from there is...

Red Hat Speaks: Microsoft And Oracle Are Following The Linux Leader

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Interviews

Red Hat executive VP of engineering Paul Cormier talks about Red Hat's response to the newly invigorated competition from Microsoft and Oracle in the Linux market. InformationWeek's Larry Greenemeier spoke with Red Hat executive Paul Cormier about Red Hat's response to the newly invigorated competition in the Linux market.

Only Novell to get Linux sales perk from Microsoft

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SUSE

A week after Microsoft Corp. struck a broad Linux pact with Novell Inc., Microsoft executives made claims that they are open to considering making similar deals with Linux vendor Red Hat and other open-source companies.

Ethics, employment and free software

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OSS

Like most people around the world, I have to work to earn a living. And again, like the vast majority of these people, often my work requires me to carry out tasks that I might otherwise find ethically problematic. As a supporter of free culture, I have often found it difficult to reconcile my own convictions on issues such as copyright and DRM with those of my employers.

How to copy linux to a different partition

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HowTos

We can be happily working away on our computer and we spent hours putting the final touches on the caricature of our political leader. When we try to save it we get an unable to save error. Puzzled we do a bit of investigating and find that our partition is full. After deleting a few temporary files and managing to save our masterpiece we decide that, as we haven't used windows for a long time and it is a much bigger partition, we will delete windows and move our now precious linux to the bigger partition. Then we scratch our head, sit back and think "How do I do that?". Here's how.

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