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Book review: Foundations of Ajax

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In case you’ve been living in a cave, Ajax is the hot new buzzword in web development, made popular by Google applications like gmail and Google Maps, and also by Yahoo Mail. It isn’t really a new technology.

Kororaa 0.3 XGL + AIGLX LiveCD

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After Kororaa had faced GPL legal issues for including the proprietary NVIDIA and ATI drivers, the closed-source kernel modules have now been removed so this distribution can continue in their XGL + AIGLX LiveCD production. Kororaa 0.3 includes the open-source display drivers for the Intel and ATI components, meanwhile NVIDIA users are out of luck for any XGL or AIGLX action. This new release also includes the Linux 2.6.18 kernel. Screenshots @ Phoronix.

Review : Mandriva 2007

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Mandriva you say? To be honest I haven’t used Mandriva since the days when they were known as Mandrake. Since that time I have become perfectly happy with Ubuntu and Fedora, but decided to give Mandriva another chance since their latest version sports some very nice software.

Shedding Some Light on LAMP

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Software

In the jargon-laden world of IT, new terms are created as shorthand ways of referencing or discussing otherwise cumbersome phrases. One addition to the lexicon that has gained increased popularity and use is "LAMP," which refers to a collection of free, largely open source software.

Vista can wait

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Microsoft
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Those who know me will know that I finally got around to installing Vista RC1 on my desktop machine and have had quite the journey with it. Initially I was impressed.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60p review

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Few computers have more right to the term "business machine" than the ThinkPad laptop series. The ThinkPad is among the oldest extant laptop computer brands. The first thing I noticed with the ThinkPad T60p was that all of the special buttons and functions worked perfectly in SLED 10, including suspend to RAM and suspend to disk. I can't say I have used many laptop computers recently that could claim this honor.

Vista gets Cute (Qt)

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Software

Qt 4.2 is the latest version of the C++ application development framework from Norway-based Trolltech. Qt 4.2 provides greater integration with GNOME than previous versions of Qt. Qt-based programs have for some time been able to integrate with GNOME and GTK. Trolltech is also targeting Windows users with the Qt 4.2 release, but it's not the first time.

Quicktips - how to get sound for Flash in Firefox

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Got a problem with your flash player plugin in Firefox not giving up it’s sound? Here’s the fix.

Book Review: SUSE Linux

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Chris Brown has put together two useful books about Novell's "Community Distribution," SUSE Linux . (I'd have called it SUSE 10.1.) Unfortunately, O'Reilly decided to bind them together.

OOo gives chart module a brand new look

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Want to see a dinosaur?

Kororaa AiglXGL Live CD 0.3

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Since the problems with the GPL kororaa was forced (or kind of) to remove the proprietary video drivers for Nvidia and ATI. Open source video drivers however are included. This time the live CD doesn’t only support xgl but also the wonderfull aiglx.

Seven Linux distros fight over one old ThinkPad

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I thought it would be interesting to find out which modern Linux distro made the best OS for a supposedly "obsolete" old laptop. With this in mind, I requisitioned an oldie but goodie: an IBM ThinkPad 2662-35U (pictured here), with a Pentium III 600MHz processor, 192MB of SDRAM, and a 20GB hard drive.

Top 10 Ways to Convince a New User Onto Linux

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We all know the advantages of Linux, but getting new users to embrace the open source side of life is often difficult. However, explaining the advantages to users in terms they can relate to is the key so here is my 10 point argument:

Wide load: Adding widescreen monitor support to Ubuntu

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After trying to manually edit the config files and failing a number if times I found out about this neat little wizard that walks you through and makes it slightly more difficult to mess things up. $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

PCLinuxOS .93 xorg.conf problem quick fix

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PCLOS
HowTos

If you're like me, you change things constantly in your linux desktop. I'm always entering in and tweaking .conf files. I hosed my xorg.conf file which is where all the Xsession settings are stored. This might be daunting for some new users in Linux so I figured I'd write up this little how-to that would get them back on their feet.

Also: PCLinuxOS: A Windows User's Delight

Mubuntu - Yet Another Ubuntu Derivative

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Ubuntu

Mubuntu is the tentative name of a Multimedia editing derivative of Ubuntu, currently being planned. The ultimate goal is to build a solid multimedia editing distro based on Ubuntu-Gnome by Edgy+1.

SLED 10 rocks!

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And just to get that out of the way; SLED 10 is an amazing OS. I can't remeber ever having had so many «how can this be free software ?!?»-experiences. Everything is easy, everything is beautiful.

Avoiding security blunders in Linux and IT infrastructures

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When it comes to IT infrastructure security, there are things that IT managers just shouldn't do. This two-part tip is written for those who'd like to avoid making those mistakes. It covers four security areas that are either ignored or overlooked in IT infrastructure security, with a focus on securing Linux-based hosts.

Accessing Windows Resources from a Linux Desktop

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It used to be called the network neighborhood. On Windows XP machines, it's called network places. You may now be running a Linux desktop, but there are many important files shared from the XP machine over in accounting, files that are shared in the network neighborhood. Files you need to work with. Ironically, some of those Windows file servers may in fact be Linux servers running Samba, seamlessly providing network drives to Windows desktops inside your company.

Celebrate KDE's Anniversary - 10 Years of Linux Desktop

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KDE is going to celebrate its 10th anniversary. On 14th October 1996, Matthias Ettrich announced the beginning of a project which is now one of the biggest and most exciting open source projects. To celebrate this event we'd like to invite you to our little birthday party on Friday, October 13th, 2006. Matthias Ettrich and Mark Shuttleworth will be keynote speakers.

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