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Story Linux: The big misconceptions srlinuxx 3 19/10/2012 - 2:24am
Story What's new in Ubuntu Desktop 12.10 srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 11:34pm
Story Snowlinux 3.1 Review: Now Crystal got even better! srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 11:31pm
Story How Much Swap? srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 7:19pm
Story Not the Runty Raccoon, the Rufflered Rhino or (even) the Randall Ross srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 6:54pm
Story Should Linux Take a Lesson From Apple? srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 4:24pm
Story Ubuntu search fix leaves prime critic unsatisfied srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 4:22pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 3:22am
Story An Interview With Curtis Olson of Flightgear srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 12:29am
Story Ubuntu Linux 12.10 review: Better, but slower srlinuxx 18/10/2012 - 12:26am

Running a business on desktop Linux

desktoplinux.com: This paper surveys Linux's suitability for use by owners of very small businesses and the self-employed. It was written by Howard Fosdick, a self-employed database consultant who finds Linux fairly well-suited to his needs, and reckons it has saved him thousands of dollars in recent years.

Review: Shuttle KPC K4500 Compact PC

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computerworld.com: Shuttle's $199 KPC K4500 is a testament to ever-improving computer production techniques and design. With its skin on, it looks like a standard breadbox-size system--a type of PC whose interior tends to be a rat's nest of cables, riser cards, and support members. But the K45 manages to combine a small exterior with a roomy interior.

The Tragedy of Linux: You Can Hack an OS, But You Can't Hack People

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: I've been promising a follow-up to Ubuntu is not Linux. Because the broad point that I'm trying to make needs to be hammered down, I will explain it again and again and again, more and more clearly each time. Why is this idea so apparently hard for others to grasp and so nose-on-my-face evident to me?

Embedded Linux is doomed. DOOOMED!

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: In the article, entitled "Embedded Linux: With friends like these, who needs enemies?" O'Dowd, whose company makes the Integrity separation kernel and real-time operating system (RTOS), suggests that by spreading FUD about DIY Linux, the leading Linux distro vendors are actually proving that their underlying embedded Linux technology is deeply flawed.

Understanding Firewalls

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HowTos

raiden.net: The term "Firewall" originally came from the building trade and was typically a wall made of stones or bricks that was designed to confine a fire and protect the building by containing the fire in one place. In today's tech world, a firewall is something entirely different.

Ubuntu: Smells Like Team Spirit

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Ubuntu

blogs.techtarget.com: If a Linux distribution is not named after a Red Hat, does it still exist? Do sports teams improve their chances with Linux-inspired monikers? Do Linux administrators need to learn fencing to keep up with the tech industry?

Read the Fine Print on "Open Source" Software

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OSS

ostatic.com: I read a story earlier this week about a company named Aras switching from a traditional proprietary model to one involving "open source." But then the article indicated that Aras was releasing its software under a "shared source" license that was written by Microsoft. Now, to anyone in the world of open-source software, the term "shared source" is a red flag.

KNewStuff with Goya

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Software

jpwhiting.blogspot: KHotNewstuff2 is going to be using Goya (once it moves out of kdereview and into kdeui on the 19th). So I wanted to let everyone see the new ui a bit and get some feedback.

Amarok Review

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Software

50webs.org: Since Amarok 2 is on its way with all the fuss around it and the currently stable 1.4.9.1 version will probably be the last in the 1.x series, I decided to make a review of the last stable Amarok.

gNewSense 2.0 (deltah) Review

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: So gNewSense 2.0 came out a few days ago as the gNewSense crew is tracking Ubuntu LTS releases. Of course, the bad part is that there is no upgrade path from gNewSense 1.0 to 2.0.

today's leftovers

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News
  • XUbuntu - Day 1

  • Live upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy
  • Ubuntu hits mainstream Italian television
  • How Ubuntu saved me a Bomb of money!
  • Victory: Skype withdraws appeals case, judgement from lower court accepted
  • The Bilski oral arguments - Groklaw member webster attended
  • OLPC Australia: XO targeting education and definitely NO Windows
  • OLPC: First Week at the two Test Schools
  • Linux Tip: Tighten Up Security And Disable SSH Login For Root Account
  • Book review: The power of group sharing
  • a beginners linux distro
  • Asus Eee PC And NX
  • NASA ditches Itanic for new Xeon-based w/ Suse Linux
  • The Curse of Open Source License Proliferation
  • Few Words on LaTex Fonts
  • VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code
  • Linux in Under 5 Minutes
  • How Fresh is the CPAN?
  • Using a wiki for FOSS application documentation

Declaration of Lindependence

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OSS

lin08.wordpress: When in the course of digital events, it becomes necessary for the people to dissolve the proprietary bonds which have connected them with their computer operating systems and other proprietary software.

What Can We Learn from the MySQL Saga?

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Software

computerworlduk.com: It seems appropriate that Sweden, the original home of MySQL, should be part of the ancient Norse territories, for the MySQL open/closed code story is threatening to turn into a saga as long and as complex as Njal's.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Discover user guides and manuals within your linux system

  • Configuring Folding@home for Linux
  • Synchronize your databases with SqlSync
  • hideous gtk themes in kde4 sessions
  • How to Install Your Graphics Drivers Under Linux
  • How To Find Out If ISP Is Throttling BitTorrent Traffic
  • How to prevent Linux man pages from clearing after you quit reading
  • How To select fastest mirror in Ubuntu

GNU and FSF News for May 2008

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OSS

advogato.org: Skype fought the GPL and the GPL won. The OLPC XO project abandons free software just as RMS switches to an XO; RMS not happy. New monthly newsletters from the FSF and FSFE. GNOME and KDE want to have a joint development conference in 2009.

OpenSolaris 2008.05: Not quite there

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OS

techiemoe.com: This is one OS that pretty much came out of the blue. The last time I looked at Sun Microsystems' Solaris was waaay back when the only free option was Solaris "Express" beta builds.

ArchLinux User

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Linux

8ez.com/drsmall/blog: As of Monday, May 4th, 2008, I completely wiped my perfectly healthy Ubuntu installation, where there was no problems, no errors, I had all the software I wanted, everything worked, the system looked beautiful, and overwrote it all with ArchLinux. That was a huge step of fear, uncertainty and doubt…

Linux: A Search Engine’s View

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Linux

hehe2.net: In May’s issue of Linux Journal, their segment “LJ Index” featured some tidbits or trends about which countries are actually Googling “Linux.” It is always interesting where Linux is gaining public interest, which countries are falling behind.

OOo stuff

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OOo
  • Review: OpenOffice.org Beta Fails the Office 2007 Test

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta shrugs off X11
  • Having different layout and page numbering within a document
  • Test Drive OpenOffice 3 Beta in Ubuntu
  • OpenOffice.org, Now Home to Attractive Release Notes

Mandriva One it is

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Linux

jmcg.livejournal: I replaced the Mepis 6 partition with Mandriva One. The laptop is a dual boot with Win XP which I need to retain because of the accounting application I use for my small business. The problem was that the new naming scheme for hard drives has made a mess of what used to be a simple procedure.

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