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Story The Killer App keeping her on Windows is… Open Source? srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 5:01pm
Story Fedora 11 srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 1:39pm
Story Develop Websites with Bluefish srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 1:37pm
Story Flowplayer is Awesome srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 1:34pm
Story Goodbye Kubuntu, I’m Staying With Ubuntu srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 1:32pm
Story The Perfect Server - Fedora 11 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2] falko 14/06/2009 - 11:41am
Story today's leftovers srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 5:05am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 2:30am
Story review: foresight linux srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 12:35am
Story They outdid themselves srlinuxx 1 13/06/2009 - 11:00pm

Fox Desktop 1 Review

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Reviews

This distro has it all, speed, stability, look and feel and the backing of Fedora Core. I can honestly say that if Texstar and the gang over at PCLinuxOS gave up on the project, I have found it's replacement.

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Open Source Desktop Blogging Software that works with Cheap Hosting

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Software

Thingamablog is an open source desktop blog tool which can make a difference for people who cannot afford expensive hosting and who aren't willing to sign up for accounts at Blogger.com.

Red Hat hopes for Linux on new Apple computers

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Mac

Red Hat spokeswoman Gillian Farquhar confirmed last week that the company hopes to help its developers figure out how to get Linux working on the new Macs.

IBM Turns Over Search Project To Open Source Community

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OSS

IBM said Monday that it will begin turning over key intellectual property from its UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) project to the open source community in an effort to spur the growth of the collaborative enterprise search technology.

Linux Vendors Step Up Security Focus

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Linux

Customers should expect to see enhanced, easier-to-use security tools from leading Linux distributors in the coming months as vendors focus on making the platform tough enough to support even the most critical business applications.

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Making move from Windows to Linux

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Linux

Another month and yet another security problem plaguing the Microsoft Windows operating system platform. Windows users must seriously consider and invest some time to secure their computers.

CLI Magic: OpenSSH + Bash

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HowTos

Other system administrators have fantastic toolboxes for their work. My tools consist of two everyday programs: OpenSSH and the GNU Bourne-Again Shell (bash). No other tool, whether console-based or GUI, has been so consistently useful to me as these two programs.

What's Left Of Unix?

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Misc

For 35 years, the Unix operating system has been a mainstay of the computer industry, from its origins as a time-sharing system used by horn-rimmed academics to its central role running some of today's most powerful servers. But enthusiasm for this sophisticated piece of code is in decline as sales flatten, while Linux, the Unix-like alternative, thrives. Which leads to the inevitable question: Is Unix itself on the wane?

PCLinuxOS Has a New Home

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS, a user-friendly distribution that has found many followers among the DistroWatch readers, has unveiled a new web site and forum: "Texstar and The Ripper Gang are proud to announce the official website for PCLinuxOS. We now have a home of our own thanks to the support from donations received last month.

How To Install MythTV on your Xbox

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HowTos

Mythtv is an amazing product for turning your xbox in to a home built PVR system, the downside is the Xbox is not powerful enough for having it do the recording or the streaming of your tv shows. This guide will help you through configuring the xbox as a front end "Viewer" to your already in place Myth TV System.

'Understanding user needs the key to localisation'

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Misc

"Localisation is everything that makes the computer work for you in your locale (country and language)," says Bailey. "Translating the computer interfaces is by far the biggest task and ongoing, but it is not the complete picture. Keyboards, fonts, locales, date systems and rendering are all part of localisation."

Tips for tackling MySQL 5.0

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HowTos

IT pros have been checking out the new MySQL 5.0 open source database since its recent release its commercial parent, MySQL AB. Some of those IT pros put our resident MySQL expert, Mike Hillyer, to the test, too. In this tip, he answers users' questions about the ins and outs of choosing, testing and using MySQL 5.0, an open source relational database management system.

Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games Book Review

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Reviews

This week I read "Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games" by John David Funge. The first thing I noticed when I got it up was how thin it was. It reminded me of the small reference O'reilly books. The first two chapters where more of a crash course in game design.

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Chex Trek for Doom3 - first beta for linux/win released

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Gaming

Chex Trek is a fun based doom3 Kids remake, inspired by the doom1 mod Chex Quest (for the people who dont know the mod was make 1996 for 6 year old kids that want to play doom).

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