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Story Leaked links to Ubuntu koala final srlinuxx 3 28/10/2009 - 5:46pm
Story Slick Linux Virtual Terminal: aterm srlinuxx 28/10/2009 - 5:09pm
Story Screenshots: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala srlinuxx 28/10/2009 - 5:08pm
Story Mozilla fixes 16 flaws with Firefox 3.5.4 srlinuxx 1 28/10/2009 - 3:14pm
Story Review: Sabayon Linux 5.0 srlinuxx 28/10/2009 - 3:06pm
Story GNU/Linux: Not Just DIY Computing srlinuxx 28/10/2009 - 3:05pm
Story Doing the Linux Math srlinuxx 2 28/10/2009 - 2:35pm
Story Is Google Faking the Open-Source Funk? srlinuxx 28/10/2009 - 2:31pm
Story Dual-Booting Linux And Windows: Easier Said than Done srlinuxx 28/10/2009 - 2:29pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 for desktops heeds user complaints srlinuxx 28/10/2009 - 2:27pm

Test Your Knowledge of Ubuntu Topics

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Ubuntu

As reviewed last month, the latest Linux certification to go live is that of Ubuntu Professional. To earn this certification, you must first become LPI certified at Level I (LPIC Sleepy, and then pass an additional exam. The following questions are intended to allow you to test your knowledge of the topic and make certain you are ready for this certification. Good luck!

ODF Faithful Tell Microsoft to Cut The FUD

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OSS

Microsoft's pledge to provide open-source plug-ins that form a bridge between the Open Document Format (ODF) and its own Open XML format caused a stir among standards experts from companies that back ODF.

Beginner Linux Tips

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HowTos

Recently the subject of beginners and Linux has come up here on TNL and I agreed to post a few thoughts on things people new to Linux may want to consider before striking out to find a distribution and installing it.

Hosting multiple websites with Apache2

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HowTos

One of the most common Apache2 questions I've seen on Debian mailing lists is from users who wonder how to host multiple websites with a single server. This is very straightforward, especially with the additional tools the Debian package provides.

Donate to advertise OpenOffice.org

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OSS

Following the successful community-based marketing efforts of www.spreadfirefox.com to raise awareness of the FireFox browser, another group is planning a similar campaign to market the OpenOffice.org office suite.

OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications

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OSS

If you ask me, one of the widely used software at any time - if you discount the web browser and the text editor - would be a word processor. But all these applications (baring the open source ones) encourage their users in saving the files in their own unique file formats. So a need was felt in various quarters to develop and promote an open file format for saving office documents.

CENTOS 4.3 Review

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Linux
Reviews

CentOS 4 is built using the same source code as the industry-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and version 4.3 is commensurate with RHEL 4 update 3. Released in March of this year, CentOS 4.3 contains all previously issued bug fixes and updates. CentOS alone fills the huge gap between Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

10 Things I Love About KDE

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KDE

In no particular order, here are ten things I love about KDE. This list includes applications that run under KDE, so I’m including them here. So, KDE things and KDE apps.

A scanner for wireless interlopers

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HowTos

Wireless security firm Network Chemistry recently released a cross-platform, free software security tool called RogueScanner in conjunction with its wireless network protection package RFprotect. RogueScanner, licensed under the GPL and the latest of three free software security modules available from Network Chemistry, allows you to monitor your network for rogue wireless devices. Release 1.0 comes in both Windows and Linux versions.

Stable kernels 2.6.16.24 and 2.6.17.4 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.24 and 2.6.17.4 stable kernels are available. They add a single patch fixing a local privilege escalation vulnerability in the prctl() system call. More Here and Here.

Hardware Vendors Missing Open-source Opportunity

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OSS

Enterprising hardware hackers managed another coup this week, having successfully installed a version of the open source DD-WRT firmware on the latest revision of the Linksys WRT54G wireless router. Linksys still markets a Linux-powered version of the router, now known as the WRT54GL. But the custom firmware community sees this as a halfhearted acknowledgment of its efforts, at best. At worst, it sees Linksys as thumbing its nose at some of its staunchest supporters. But why does it have to be this way?

Negroponte: $100 laptops due next year

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Hardware

M.I.T. Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte showed off the latest prototype of the US$100 computer to a gathering of educators in San Diego Thursday.

SCO fails to mention IBM ruling to Red Hat Judge

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Misc

ANTI LINUX bad boy SCO seems to be a bit embarrassed about having most of its case against IBM chucked out.

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Linux Kernel Compilation

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HowTos

From time to time you may need to install the Linux (the kernel) manually, this may be to get some new feature you want, or just to see what it's like.

Opera Ver 9.0 - A trailblazer in the web browsing arena

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Reviews

I have always been fascinated by the web browser called Opera that is developed by a Norwegian firm going by the same name. The current version of this web browser is ver 9.0 which they tout as the fastest web browser in the world. Once I started using the latest version of Opera, I discovered a number of useful features which made my browsing experience that much richer.

A great operating system is about details

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OS

A couple of weeks ago I found time to install Dapper Drake, the latest Ubuntu Linux release. In the same week my wife bought a brand new MacBook. The inevitable comparison got me thinking about what makes an otherwise good operating system great. Is it better than Ubuntu?

Microsoft flip-flops on ODF support

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Microsoft

Microsoft had decided to sponsor an open source project that aims to bring support for the Open Document Format file format to its Office productivity suite. Microsoft however is still dragging its feet, charged Simon Phipps.

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