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Story Death of the Linux desktops srlinuxx 15/06/2009 - 2:02pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 15/06/2009 - 8:20am
Blog entry Popup blocker arrives in Chromium! natthu 15/06/2009 - 6:33am
Story Linux For Graphics Artists srlinuxx 15/06/2009 - 2:06am
Story KDE – What Happened? srlinuxx 15/06/2009 - 2:04am
Story First encounter with Ubuntu 9.04 and conclusion srlinuxx 15/06/2009 - 12:08am
Story Fedora 11's Biggest Improvements Are In Virtualization srlinuxx 15/06/2009 - 12:07am
Story Taking Gloria out for a spin: A review of Linux Mint 7.0 srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 10:11pm
Story I Clicked A Button srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 10:07pm
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #146 srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 10:05pm

Why we need Windows apps ported on Linux

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Linux

Novell is using its Cool Solutions community-relations website to conduct an online public survey to determine which Windows-only applications people want to run on their Linux systems. It's one thing when Linux Lovers of Outer Mongolia puts together a survey; it's another thing entirely when a billion-dollar software company does it.

Systems Management Platform Goes Open-Source

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Software

The open-source community will see yet another offering in the systems management arena when Qlusters Inc. introduces its OpenQRM project.

DivX 6.1.1 codec for Linux developers (Tux: We still love you!)

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Software

It's been a little while (ok.. 3 years Wink) since we last released a version of the DivX codec for Linux. Now that work on 6.1.1 is complete, we have decided not only to release the Windows version, but a Linux version too.

Slick New Way to Install Linux

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Linux

Built on LinuxCOE a powerful set of tools recently open sourced by Hewlett Packard, Instalinux makes installing Linux easier than ever.

This Week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

Two big announcements from Mozilla and the Free Software Foundation were grabbing all the headlines this week but there were a number of other interesting things happening as well, from contrarian open source theory to the emergence of a surprise open source advocate.

Debate over the future of Linux platform heating up

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Linux

Officials at Linspire, the San Diego-based operating system company which uses Linux, said free software advocate Richard Stallman's movement to get Linux inventor Linus Torvalds to change the platform's open source licensing program to GPL3, thus making it impossible to play programs protected with digital rights management, or DRM, would set Linux back in an industry increasingly coinciding with entertainment.

Ten indicted over 'warez' piracy

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Legal

Ten people suspected of online movie or film piracy have been indicted on criminal charges as the US cracks down on "warez" groups, federal officials said Thursday.

Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits

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Security

Internet servers, including Web, e-mail, and FTP servers have long been a target of different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users. One particular exploit, which has become almost ubiquitous in the last several years, is the buffer overflow exploit.

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ASUS EAX1300PRO Preview

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Hardware

Released late last year was ATI's next generation GPU solution for gamers on a budget. The budget part, the X1300, came in three varieties -- X1300, X1300PRO, and X1300 Hyper Memory. Even though the X1300PRO cannot enjoy the benefits of 3D acceleration under Linux, or any of ATI's proprietary features, it is compatible with X.Org's VESA driver for 2D usage, and later on in this preview, we will share some exclusive details as to when penguin users will see software improvements from ATI Technologies.

This Week's My sysadmin toolbox

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Linux

I am the senior system administrator for a national ISP. We run a cluster of blade servers as our primary mail/Web/DNS/RADIUS farm. I have found several tools that I cannot live without in this environment.

Synergy Mini Howto

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HowTos

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Open source must die die die

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OSS

The open source movement has always had its fair share of enemies. It's no secret that there's little love lost between Microsoft and the OSS community, while SCO continues its attack on Linux. What I can't understand is a new movement from the less-formal sector - bloggers in particular - who suddenly have it in for our community.

EU considers Microsoft's Windows open-source offer

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Microsoft

The European Commission is considering whether Microsoft has complied with its 2004 anti-trust judgement by handing over its complete Windows Server source code.

Microsoft was struggling to meet the EC deadline for delivering the documentation associated with its Windows workgroup server protocols.

NZ & AU throw doubt on local open source adoption figures

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OSS

New Zealand and Australia are lagging behind Europe and North America in the adoption of open source software (OSS), according to a report from research firm Forrester. However, local OSS experts believe Forrester’s figures understate the true picture.

More hardware monitoring: IPMI

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HowTos

Many of the higher end servers have an Intelligent Platform Management Interface, that lets you observe a whole host of hardware parameters. Usually these systems also support plug-in remote management cards (for example DELL RAC cards), that allow remote resets, and other remote diagnostics.

Parsix GNU/Linux - A Gift from Ancient Persia

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Reviews

Parsix GNU/Linux is a new twist on an old theme. It is one of a number of remixes of the Kanotix/Knoppix line, but with some very interesting differences. First off is the fact that it is tailored to users of Persian languages and keyboards, while also being very usable in English. The next big difference is that Parsix uses the Gnome desktop. But is there more to Parsix than just a different DE and language?

Some Firefox Users Get Surprise Beta-Test Duty

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Corp. says people who installed the beta versions of Firefox 1.5 and then used the auto-upgrade system to move to the final release automatically got version 1.5.0.1, a minor update scheduled to ship before the end of the month.

MEPIS updates for a fee? Get over it!

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Linux

Ace NewsForge reporter Tina Gasperson recently wrote a story about how MEPIS reseller Technalign Inc. has decided "to implement a serial number system for the retail version that will prevent unauthorized users from downloading free updates from Technalign's repository servers."

In short, only paying customers can download patches from Technalign's servers for paying customers. Shocking isn't it?

Getting scanners to work with Linux

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Hardware

I recently received a note from a disgruntled Linux user. He was having an awful time trying to get his unidentified USB Canon scanner to work with his copy of Xandros Desktop 3. He's not the only one stuck in that position.

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