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Story Why the GNU GPL Still Matters srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 4:52pm
Story Take Open Source Software For a Test Drive With Click2Try srlinuxx 1 16/07/2009 - 4:10pm
Story Linux Vendor Settles With Microsoft srlinuxx 1 16/07/2009 - 3:09pm
Story Can Linux manage updates more easily than Windows? srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 2:41pm
Story Kontact srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 1:11pm
Story GNOME-Do Adds Docklets to App Launching Bar srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 1:10pm
Story Group test: Linux netbooks srlinuxx 1 16/07/2009 - 12:52pm
Story Bill Gates: Chrome OS looks a lot like Linux srlinuxx 4 16/07/2009 - 11:35am
Story The tragedy of the Creative Commons srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 11:27am
Story How Secure Is VMware's Virtualisation Lead? srlinuxx 16/07/2009 - 11:26am

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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HowTos

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.

ASCII Art - 1948 (Keyboard Art)

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Misc

WHILE purely entertaining, doodling with a typewriter gives vent to the imagination and originality of both the experienced and the hunt-and-peck typist. Fill-in pictures are the easiest to “draw” with a typewriter.

Open source goes on show in Europe

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OSS

From 18-21 September, European IT experts with an interest in all things Linux and open source can visit the EuroOSCON 2006 exhibition at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels.

Also: LinuxWorld eyes up government usage

Linux a lovely little earner for IBM

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Linux

IBM’s business built around Linux was worth US$16 billion last year and is projected to be worth more than US$50 billion, says the company’s global head of public sector Linux sales, Mary Ann Fisher.

Upload directories recursively with NcFTP

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HowTos

I recently had to upload some content to a Web site, and the only access available was via FTP. I needed an FTP client capable of uploading a directory structure recursively. I found what I needed in an application called NcFTP.

Emu Software Launches Partner Program

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Linux

Emu Software today announces several partnerships with leading technology resellers and integrators for its flagship NetDirector product. Through these partnerships, Emu Software ensures that customers can implement NetDirector as part of an integrated, end-to-end and customized Linux infrastructure solution.

Tips to Secure Linux Workstation

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HowTos

While waiting for ADSL to be enabled in my area, which (I've been told) will happen soon, I did some tinkering with my Gentoo Linux workstation to make it more protected against remote attacks, and I thought of compiling a list of security measures against the dangers of full-time Internet connection. Obviously the list is not complete, but it has tips that can surely help.

NVIDIA 1.0-8751 + EVGA 7900GT

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Hardware

Now that last week we presented the world with our findings for the NVIDIA GeForce 7900GT 256MB, we are back with our complete Linux gaming benchmarks. Although the 7900 supportive drivers are not yet in the hands of the public, we have obtained the Linux drivers from NVIDIA and are numbered 1.0-8751. Is the 7900 series plagued by the issues we had originally faced when dealing with the 7800GTX last year, and its clocking problems? We shall find out as we compare the 7900GT against some popular NVIDIA competitors.

The other big Linux office suites

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Software

If you're new to Linux, you may be excused for thinking that there are only two note-worthy Linux office suites: OpenOffice.org and its commercial brother, StarOffice. Nothing could be further from the truth. By my count, there are three other significant Linux office suites.

The Ultimate No-Cost Network Toolkit

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Software

Need to boost network performance, manage servers remotely, protect your network from hackers and more? Don't spend a bundle on expensive technicians or software -- instead, turn to these free and Open Source tools.

Former Government CIO Vocal About Open Source

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OSS

Former Massachusetts state government CIO, Peter Quinn believes that any technology leader, in the public or private sector, who is not supporting and implementing open standards should resign and get out of the business.

Open source comes of age

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OSS

A succession of high-profile patent cases do the open source movement no harm at all by pushing the issue of software ownership into the mainstream.

Howto: Ultimate Ubuntu eye-candy with Xgl and Compriz

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HowTos

Compriz. Maybe you've heard the buzz, the pictures and videos, and spent the past few weeks in absolute agony over the coolness of it all. An OpenGL powered desktop, Composite, OSX-rivalling effects, and works on ATI cards? At first I thought it to be too good to be true. Yet, there are the screenshots, the forum posts, and everywhere people seem to be talking about it. So why not give it a shot?

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