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Story Hands on with blazingly quick Firefox 3.5 srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 2:15pm
Story Ubuntu, almost two weeks in srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 2:12pm
Story Fun Linux Wallpapers srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 2:10pm
Story Review: Linux Mint 7 srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:12pm
Story KDE 4.3 Beta 2 Out srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:11pm
Story Linux Kernel 2.6.30 released srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:09pm
Story Linux Troubleshooting Guide: Fix the Most Common Problems srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:06pm
Story Another Site Shuns GNU/Linux Users srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:05pm
Story First Linux USB 3.0 drivers emerge srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:03pm
Story Linux-Based Cell Phone Netbook Dream Machine srlinuxx 2 10/06/2009 - 11:40am

Northland Linux goes Gold

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Gaming

Gamers on the Linuxplatform will soon be able to join Bjarni and his friends in their mission to save their homeland from mysterious serpent creatures, as Northland Linux has gone gold and should be available by February 2nd.

How Relevant is the Homeland Security Grant?

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Security

Three organizations--Stanford University, Coverity, and Symantec--recently received a Department of Homeland Security grant to assist open source projects in tightening their code with automated code-checking. The question is, will this help be welcome? LinuxPlanet speaks with Coverity's CTO and founder as well as Linus Torvalds to see just how useful Coverity's defect reports have been.

Linspire and Versora make Windows migration easy

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Linux

I first demoed Versora Progression Desktop at LinuxWorld Boston in February of 2005, and was impressed by what it could do. Basically it takes all of your essential data and program settings (and even some decidedly nonessential settings) and transfers them to GNU/Linux. I hadn't heard much from the company since then -- until Linspire announced a partnership with them recently. The deal is, Progression Desktop will move you from Windows to Linspire without any hassle.

Turbolinux looks to western China for more customers

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Linux

"We are facing fierce competition from Novell [Inc.] and Red Hat [Inc.], so we want to differentiate ourselves," said Claude Zhou, Turbolinux China's general manager, in Beijing. "We want to do something in the second-tier cities."

How to choose an open-source CMS

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OSS

In this issue of Industry Insider, Seth Gottlieb, content management practice lead at Optaros, explains how one should go about selecting an open-source content management system.

Choosing a desktop Linux distro

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Linux

"What's the best Linux desktop distribution?" Now, while some people will swear up and down that Slackware or Fedora or even Puppy, for that matter, is the best Linux desktop, I think the answer is more complicated. In fact, I don't think there is a single answer.

Also: Ubuntu hitches a ride on USB drives

What's up with Novell's new licensing?

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Misc

You might have missed it, if you want to buy products from Novell's serious SUSE Linux line -- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9, and Open Enterprise Server -- you'll be paying less after March 1st.

Video game review: 'Darwinia' Stands Out

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Reviews
Gaming

It often seems the big publishers have lost touch with gamers, focusing more on wily marketing campaigns rather than interesting new titles.

"Darwinia" offers proof that there's something good about being small. For Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Of Mac and Tux

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HowTos

I have read a TechNews article last week and figured that most of the tips listed are aimed towards Windows users. Let us examine how it fares for those who use other operating systems.

Expectations high at Linux conference in New Zealand

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Linux

John "Maddog" Hall, David Miller, Mark Shuttleworth, Chris Cormack, and Dave Airlie are amongst the names on the schedule.

Novell's SUSE Linux in Real Time

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SUSE

Concurrent Real-Time Extensions Powered By SUSE Linux is an optimized version of SUSE Linux that provides guaranteed interrupt response times of fewer than 30 microseconds.

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Firefox 1.5 Passes 20 Million Mark

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Moz/FF

Firefox 1.5 has been downloaded more than 20 million times since its late November release, Mozilla Corp. announced Tuesday.

It’s an Ubuntu world

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Linux

Ubuntu has become increasing popular amongst many Linux users, especially users trying Linux for the first time. Just why is Ubuntu so popular? I’ll explore some of its features and distributions this month, including Kubuntu and Edubuntu, and try to find out.

Add an extra layer of security with systrace

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HowTos

Niels Provos' Systrace is a utility that monitors and controls what an application can access on a system by creating and enforcing access policies for system calls. For the Linux crowd, it's something like the US National Security Agency's SE Linux, but it's more flexible and, if used properly, it can improve a system's overall security by "sandboxing" untrusted applications and users.

FLOSS on the Big Screen

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Misc

Film maker David Madie wants to bring the story of the FLOSS movement in Africa to your local cineplex. Documentary film maker David Madie is on an unusual mission in Africa. He's following a young computer entrepreneur whose story, Madie believes, shows a different face of what condescendingly has been called the Dark Continent.

Festival - A Text to Speech synthesis software in Linux

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Software

Coming home after a hard day at work after staring at the monitor continuously for hours on end, the last thing I want to do many days is sit in front of the computer again. At times though, I have this urge to grab a book and do some light reading but often the strain on my eyes dissuades me in pursuing this thought any further. This is where this very nice utility called festival comes into the picture.

Open Source Gains Popularity

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OSS

Open source use has made inroads into the public and private sectors in the US and has resulted in cost savings for companies of all sizes, a research led by Optaros Inc. has found.

Linux home entertainment OS targets consumer devices

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Linux

A Taiwanese software company specializing in DVD software and other home computing software is shipping a packaged Linux-based entertainment OS. PowerCinema Linux, which targets device makers and PC integrators, can turn resource-constrained embedded devices into powerful multimedia devices, according to the company.

Users get to the root of Linux security holes

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Security

"I believe that Linux needs to get rid of 'root.' Root is not a user; root is a capability to surpass security. As long as that capability exists, there will be ways to hack it."

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