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Story Linux Mint 9 offers new software manager, backup tool srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 11:05pm
Story Jolicloud 1.0 review srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 9:15pm
Story MS co-founder Paul Allen suing Everybody srlinuxx 1 27/08/2010 - 9:13pm
Story How Much Does Linux Need the Desktop? srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 9:12pm
Story Behind KDE: Meet Ben Cooksley srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 9:10pm
Story Review: Backupninja backups for Linux srlinuxx 1 27/08/2010 - 9:07pm
Story GCC - 'We make free software affordable' srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 7:10pm
Story The Dawn Of The Age of Open Source 4.0 srlinuxx 27/08/2010 - 7:04pm
Story Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling srlinuxx 1 27/08/2010 - 5:07pm
Story Why Firefox 4 is now the browser to beat srlinuxx 1 27/08/2010 - 5:06pm

Dyne:Bolic 2.4.2: A live CD multimedia studio

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Linux
Reviews

The Dyne:Bolic distribution is a live CD designed for creating, broadcasting, and publishing all kinds of audio, video, and graphic content. It includes some of the best free and open source tools with which you can compose music, mix video streams, and create 3-D animations.

Solution: Converting flac to mp3

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HowTos

Sometimes you need to convert a load of flac files to mp3's, for example when wanting to listen them on your mp3 player. This solution contains a single line of bash that'll convert all flac files in the current directory to mp3's, keeping the flac files.

Note that you will need flac and lame for this to work. Run the following line in the directory where the flac files are:

Inkscape 0.45 - Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

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Software

The graphics software Inkscape is an advanced tool for creating professional looking graphics. It uses the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format and supports paths, shapes, text, markers, gradients, grouping and more. Vector graphics uses sophisticated methods for defining images.

Office Software, the Freeware Alternative part 2

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OOo

If you are in the market for a word processor or a suite of office programs then the obvious choice is Microsoft Word, or Office but there are alternatives.

Desktop Data Manager(DDM) for Ubuntu Desktop

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HowTos

Desktop Data Manager is a Clipboard Manager for GNOME similar to Klipper for KDE. With DDM it is possible to display different types of content like text or images.Additional DDM includes a screenshot taking application which is able to take screenshots from a single window/subwindow, rectangle of the screen or the whole desktop.

Desktop Data Manager Features:

The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Debian 4.0: Not for the Average User

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Linux

Yeah, you have (probably) already heard about the new stable release of one of the oldest Linux distributions around, Debian 4.0 (codename "Etch"), a distribution that inspired many of the popular Linux operating systems you (probably) use today, like Ubuntu, Xandros or MEPIS for example. Now, you may wonder what it brings new to the Linux world, right?

Is Oracle Good for the Linux Market?

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Linux

For those of you that haven’t been following along at home, Oracle entered the Linux market - by proxy, at least - back in October.

Rather than create their own unique distribution, or tab an existing volume distribution that lacks enterprise heft (think Ubuntu), they chose to fork (my word, not theirs) Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux.

Life Easier For Linux Makers

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Linux

New products released Monday by the Linux Foundation will likely make life easier for software makers and promote further adoption of open-source software.

Open source software still fighting FUD

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OSS

In spite of its maturity and benefits, however, open source software is still trying to win over Canadian and U.S. IT leaders as a credible alternative to their closed-source cousins.

nfo-Tech Research Group's recent survey of over 1,700 IT professionals tells the tale of a software licensing model and delivery paradigm that is slowly, if somewhat painfully, gaining acceptance.

Remotely view and control another users X11 session

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HowTos

As a system administrator it is often desirable to remotely connect to the users computer to see exactly what they are doing and possibly show them how to click on that funny penguin picture thingamabob so they can play Frozen Bubble. A single one line command in K/Ubuntu linux will connect to a remote computer and enable the display of the desired users X11 session.

Top 10 Firefox extensions to avoid

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Moz/FF

Welcome back, Firefox fans! We've helped you get started on your journey to browser perfection with our list of 20 must-have Firefox extensions. But the ability to tweak your browser is a double-edged sword. There are extensions best avoided, including some of the most popular.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: Some Assembly Required

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Linux
Reviews

Version 5 of Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system hit the streets last month, complete with a truckload of updated open-source components and brand-new support for server virtualization—courtesy of the Xen hypervisor project.

Install Linux in half an hour

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PCLOS

SOME LOOSE change rattling around, so I'm thinking what use it could be put to. Amongst the things I thought of, try an objective Linux install!

Start the timer

Keyboard Replacements Up 35% Thanks To SCO

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Humor

It's not safe to read the news anymore. One minute you're enjoying a nice beverage at your computer, the next moment you're spewing liquid all over your monitor and keyboard after reading the latest ridiculous and hypocritical motion from The SCO Group.

Swiftfox - the perverting of an open source browser

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Moz/FF

Swiftfox is a Firefox-based browser, but there is one big difference between it and Firefox -- you can't share Swiftfox with a friend or place it in a repository of a Linux distribution because the Swiftfox license prohibits repackaging and redistribution.

Canonical wants open-source cooperation

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux backer Canonical has launched a beta version of its Launchpad service, part of an effort to make open-source programming methods a better match for Microsoft.

Reactions to Debian's v4.0 release

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Linux

Now that Debian 4.0, Etch, has finally arrived, what do people make of it?

Out in the blogosphere, some users like it. Over at Jed's Sandbox, this Gentoo Linux user finds that "Debian is stable, period."

Other users are also excited about a new and stable Debian. Still others, however, have found that Debian isn't as stable as they'd like.

Showing Windows the door

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Ubuntu

I’m now running Ubuntu Feisty Fawn beta on my main blogging gear – an MSI S260 laptop - and I haven’t stopped saying “wow” since when I finished installing it late Monday night.

Puppy Linux : A Linux distribution that runs completely on RAM

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Linux

Over years size of software along with processing power of computers have increased considerably , i still remember the first Linux distribution i used was Red Hat Linux 5.2 Came on a single CD , now RHEL or Fedora comes on a DVD or 5-6 Cd's , even Windows has Grown Tremendously in size and memory requirement the latest Windows Visa requires almost 2GB of Ram and a fast processor to run flawlessly

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