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Story The year of Linux - When will it be? srlinuxx 1 05/09/2009 - 11:59am
Story How-To: Install OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Chris7mas 05/09/2009 - 10:53am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 05/09/2009 - 6:14am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 05/09/2009 - 6:00am
Story Linux market share drops as Win 7 launch looms srlinuxx 3 04/09/2009 - 11:58pm
Story Linux line srlinuxx 04/09/2009 - 9:43pm
Story 10 classic mistakes in sci-fi movies srlinuxx 04/09/2009 - 9:36pm
Story Red Hat srlinuxx 04/09/2009 - 9:33pm
Story Ubuntu Karmic Slideshow srlinuxx 04/09/2009 - 8:20pm
Story Atlanta Linux Fest 2009 srlinuxx 04/09/2009 - 8:18pm

Don't pirate MS-Office: use ours, says OpenOffice.org

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OOo

'Get legal -- Get OpenOffice.org' is the tagline of a new campaign taking advantage of the recent clampdown against unlicensed software by Microsoft and the BSA

OpenOffice.org has launched a campaign to persuade companies worried about software compliance to move to its open source productivity application.

CD and DVD burning/ripping Scripts

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Software

Here are a few scripts I use regularly. I helped install gentoo on a friends laptop he asked me to send these to him, so I thought some people here might find them useful too. I have them saved in /usr/local/bin so they can be accessed directly by typing their name.

How-To: Postfix and Virtual Hosts

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HowTos

Postfix comes as the default mail server under unbuntu. By default, it is set such as it can basically send system notice mail to the user you predefined during install. During this how-to, I’m going to explain how you can set virtual domains that will forward your mail back to another email adress of yours.

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GNOME v2.15.1 Screenshots

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Software

With GNOME 2.14 having come out in March of this year, the development for the GNOME 2.16 cycle is now in full swing. With all of the packages that are now integrated with GNOME, we will refrain from sharing the individual changes, but there are plenty of excellent features planned for the upcoming release. We had built GNOME 2.15.1 from source using GARNOME on May 03, 2006.

Learning Linux the Easy Way - With Cygwin

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HowTos

Linux expert John Traenkenschuh offers step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Linux environment on your Windows PC. If you want an easy way to try Linux, Traenkenschuh shows that Cygwin is the perfect way to get many UNIX tools for free.

Flash Player 8.5 Linux

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HowTos

It was tested on Dapper Drake beta 2 (on x86 - 32 bit machine)

1.install wine
sudo apt-get install wine

The Microsoft malaise

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Microsoft

For the past year or so, this is what I've been telling people in private. Now that there appears to be some sputtering by both the stock and by those who defend Microsoft I think it might be high time to explain the eight signs that the software giant is dead in the water.

RPM for Newbies

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HowTos

I was in doubt about writing this article. There are several tutorials covering this topic but I want to try to write a simple article that shows the basis of rpm usage. So this is not an advanced tutorial but a document for the impatient and the people that performs simple operations with rpm.

A Review of Bluefish

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Software

Bluefish, the GTK-based text editor tailored for dynamic web programming, includes most standard features like syntax highlighting and multiple documents, but also some very neat features such as integrated documentation, boilerplate code, and dialogs and wizards. In this article, we will evaluate Bluefish's unique features as well as its shortcomings.

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Editorial: Are Freespire's Proprietary Packages a Problem?

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Linux

News of this seems to be causing quite a stir among commentators and not many other people. There's a reason for that. While they like to draw a parallel to QT, which was licensed more restrictively in the past, there really isn't one

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First look: Dropline GNOME 2.14.0

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Software

Dropline 2.14.0, released last month, lets you add the GNOME desktop environment to Slackware. It consists of 271 compressed package format files on a single CD. Using dropline on top of Slackware is like putting icing on a cake.

Get answers on Ubuntu Linux with this review and interview with Jeff Waugh

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Interviews
Reviews

I recently decided to take a look at Ubuntu Linux, I found several problems during the install and with the configuration and default set of packages. I decided to raise the configuration and default package issues with representatives of Ubuntu Linux via e-mail.

StarTrek Voyager - Elite Force engine release

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Gaming

StarTrek Voyager - Elite Force is a standalone game utilizing the quake3 engine playing in the StarTrek universe. Now a linux version has been developed based on the ioquake3 engine. Full Story.

Firefox Users Won't Be Buying On Windows Live Shopping

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Moz/FF

Windows Live Shopping comparison shopping site just doesn't work with the open-source browser. Microsoft says a fix is coming.

GNU/Linux training with Damn Small Linux manual

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Linux

Books about GNU/Linux have become so numerous over the past decade that it is pretty hard to find anything original among them, but the recently published DSL -- Linux Operating System in Less Than 50 MB by Mike Weber, published by a GNU/Linux training company, achieves this feat.

Can Open Source Defeat Microsoft?

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OSS

While there are of course proponents and detractors on both side of the line, many experts have identified open-source software and nonproprietary formats as building up strong momentum against Redmond. But the open-source movement does have legitimate detractors.

MySQL issues security fix

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Software

MySQL has issued a security update to address flaws in its client-server protocol that could allow a malicious attacker to exploit buffer overflow vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive information.

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