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Story Lesser Known, But Very Helpful Features in OpenOffice.org Writer srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 6:06pm
Story Quick Review: Mandriva 2010 – Impressive srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 6:03pm
Blog entry OMG, Best new Mandriva Feature srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 5:59pm
Story Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10 srlinuxx 2 05/11/2009 - 4:35pm
Story You don’t need to convert them… srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 3:40pm
Story Distributions *are* the strength of Linux srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 3:37pm
Story Jolicloud - Distro Review srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 3:34pm
Story FOSS, FUD and Freeloaders srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 1:22pm
Story eWEEK at 25: Open Source Has Proven a Remarkably Fertile Platform srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 1:19pm
Story How to Build Your Own Custom Linux Distro srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 1:16pm

The GNU "Lesser" General Public License gets some love

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OSS

With the introduction of the GNU GPLv3, the GNU Lesser General Public License (L-GPL) has seen much less attention. This has changed with the recent GPLv3 conference in Barcelona, and I think it has changed for the better.

Upgrade from Edubuntu Breezy to Dapper

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Ubuntu

Instead of doing a preferred clean install as i usually do, while browsing the kubuntu website i noticed it's possible to do an upgrade and it didn't seem complicated and time consuming.

Ease logfile monitoring with swatch

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HowTos

If monitoring log files has become too much to manage, there is a simple tool called swatch that will help you get a handle on the most important log information. Vincent Danen tells you how to set up swatch.

Easing desktop Linux buying

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Linux

No one will argue with the fact that it is much harder to buy a personal computer with Linux than a Windows PC. But suppose it did not have to be quite that hard to get one? And suppose that the various vendors could all meet in the middle to lend you a helping hand?

Linuxprinting.org Merges With the OpenPrinting Workgroup

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OSS

The Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, today announced Linuxprinting.org, the de facto standard repository for printer drivers on Linux, is merging with the FSG's OpenPrinting workgroup and will be integrated and supported in the Linux Standard Base (LSB).

Recovering from file system corruption using TestDisk

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HowTos

We've all been there. We press the wrong key, we do some silly mistake, and suddenly, one or more of our file systems refuse to work. Whenever this happens, the first thing we hear is "You should have made a backup", the dreaded sentence that we'll never listen to. Let's face it, we're stupid, and we don't backup.

Firefox 2.0 changes small but significant

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Moz/FF

A beta version of Firefox 2.0, the open source browser taking the Internet by storm, was released late last week and it is fast becoming my preferred browser. Here I'll look at just a few of the changes and new features that really make this browser work for me.

Can't Code? Squash a Few Bugs

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Misc

The strength of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is its openness and transparency, and community support. Anyone can contribute, not just elite coders with lush geekbeards and ratty sandals. So what can a non-coder do?

Review: Levanta Intrepid M

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Linux

A good system administrator is always looking for ways to make life a bit easier. The Levanta Intrepid M, a turnkey Linux management appliance, is one way to smooth out some of the rough edges of system deployment and make things run just a bit smoother in your IT environment. I spent some time using the Intrepid M appliance, and found it to be a well-designed product. Too bad the pricing makes it unsuitable for some IT budgets. So, how does it work?

Also: Feather Linux: Light is right

Ubuntu review by a complete idiot !

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Ubuntu

There are millions of Ubuntu reviews swarming the net , so what makes this one different ? Well , it’s written by a complete idiot , who’s worked on Windows most of his life…thats’ ME. In this post I am going to review stuff that an ordinary user might use.

Xandros Desktop Home Edition 4.0 Review

After suffering through version 1.0 many years ago, I thought Xandros would be the least likely of the commercial desktop GNU/Linux distributions to succeed. Each subsequent release since 1.1 has changed my mind a little bit, and now with version 4.0 of its home desktop edition, I'm at last convinced that Xandros is positioned for success. This should be the desktop operating system that you recommend to your Windows-hating friends and family.

Nagios and Oreon (Nagios web front end) installation and Configuration

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Linux
HowTos

Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications.

'Prey' - v1.0 Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

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Gaming

3DRealms has released the dedicated linux server for Human Head's just released sci-fi FPS, Prey. This package includes all the required files to host your own server, including install instructions to get you going.

Microsoft and the Xen of Linux

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Misc

There was a time when running Linux on a Windows Server would have been considered taboo by Microsoft. Times do change.

Ubuntu 6.06

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Reviews

The latest Ubuntu release, Dapper Drake, was quite a few weeks ago, so why review it now? After all, there are plenty of other reviews lying around. Well, there are a number of reasons.

Write your name in the Firefox code

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation is offering to "immortalize" people's names in the code of Firefox, if they manage to persuade a friend to download its Web browser before Sept. 15.

Why Reiser4 Is Not in the Kernel

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Linux
Reiser

The question of if and when Reiser4 will be merged into the mainline Linux kernel has been an on-going debate for a couple of years. Hans Reiser posted a "short term task list for Reiser4" to address the remaining technical issues.

OpenSSL loses FIPS certification

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Software

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has revoked certification of the open-source encryption tool OpenSSL under the Federal Information Processing Standard.

Red Hat turns toward telecom

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Linux

Red Hat has launched a Telecommunications Partner program for NEPs (network equipment providers), OEMs, telecom ISVs (independent software vendors), and carriers/operators.

HP: Linux Pain Points Need to Be Addressed

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Linux

While Linux is almost in the mainstream, there are a number of pain-points for existing and potential customers that need to be addressed, says Christine Martino, the vice president for HP's open source and Linux organization.

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