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Review: DragonFlyBSD 1.8.1

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Reviews
BSD

I have been neglecting the BSD line of operating systems lately, but a new release of DragonFlyBSD has come out and I figured this would be a good opportunity to try it out. I have never used DragonFly, but I used to use FreeBSD extensively (I still have it running a few servers) and I’ve also used OpenBSD and NetBSD in the day.

What is DragonFlyBSD?

10 things you should do to a new Linux PC before exposing it to the Internet

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HowTos

1: Your purpose

Enabling The Cube In Feisty’s “Desktop Effects”

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HowTos

I found something this evening in passing that I wanted to pass on to the rest of you. It’s a small fix that will allow the Cube to function properly with the current setup of Feisty and the desktop effects. Currently you can get the wobbly windows but no Cube.

In any event, try the tip below to get the Cube to function if you’d like to stick with Compiz (vs Beryl).

5 Reasons why PC OEMs should offer Linux

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Linux

DELL currently offers Linux as an option for certain laptop and desktop models. Talk is that this service may be expanded to all models. This is a good thing, of course. Results of a recent survey by DELL show that more than 70% of over 100.000 respondents want to use Linux for home and office! What has been keeping companies like DELL away from this?

Good looks, security mark OpenOffice 2.2 release

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OOo

The OpenOffice.org community today announced version 2.2 of the popular open source office suite, a release it hopes will make further inroads into the Microsoft Office user base.

How To Install VMware Server On A Mandriva Free 2007 Desktop

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Mandriva Free 2007 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

MEPIS Launches New Community Site

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Web

MEPIS is pleased to announce its new Community site at www.mepis.org/community. This new site will provide a better way for the MEPIS community to interact with each other, while making it easier for users to find helpful information.

Ulteo's Screenshots (installation in six steps)

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Howtos

This is my first installation of Ulteo, the Debian (ubuntu) based Linux created by Gael Duval.

I will continue experimenting with it, and see how it performs with WiFi in a laptop, an IBM T30 is the only one I have.

http://linux.go2linux.org/node/46

What is “The Linux Community”?

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Linux

Fedora is often called a non-community distribution because it is heavily supported by Red Hat and Red Hat has Veto rights in the board. Also, together with claims that Ubuntu is no Community distribution either it raises the question who and what defines the word community in this regard.

An Interview with KDE-Edu Developers

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Interviews

We are here today to talk about the developers of the KDE-Edu Project. The purpose of this interview is to feature and present their work and motivation, which is often not as well-known or regarded as other, more prominent work within the KDE project.

Review of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Alpha 5) for new users

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Ubuntu

In the same way I revisited PCLinuxOS2007 beta 2 recently using my new methods of reviewing distros I'm returning to this Alpha 5 release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn.

Here come the Dell Linux desktops, laptops

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Linux

Dell contacted DesktopLinux.com on March 28 to let us know that the company will be releasing select desktop and notebook systems with pre-installed Linux as an option in the coming weeks.

Fast forward with a Kazehakase web browser

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Software

The second most popular web browser in the world, Firefox, is a beautiful, but heavy machine. Its biggest attraction are tabs, flexible bookmarks and RSS management and extensions. However for people who are still using systems with no abundance of main memory it can be a pain intensively using firefox throughout a day. It is just that memory hungry.

Security programming with OpenSSL - Part I

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HowTos

OpenSSL is the ubiquitous toolkit for writing security applications. It was originally written as an SSL library with specific focus on performance for x86 platrorms but today it has become the de facto standard for implementing user space security applications.

ISO Master Review

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Reviews

ISO Master is an open-source, easy to use, graphical CD image editor for Linux and BSD. Basically, you can use this program to extract files from an ISO, add files to an ISO, and create bootable ISOs - all in a graphical user interface. It can open both ISO and NRG files but can only save as ISO. ISO Master is based on bkisofs - a library for reading, modifying and writing ISO images.

Yod’m - Like Beryl for Windows

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Microsoft

I recently stumbled upon (literally) Yod’m (Yet another desktop manager 3d) which looks a bit like Linux’s Beryl, but for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Bit More Here.

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US 'no longer technology king'

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Sci/Tech

The US has lost its position as the world's primary engine of technology innovation, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.

The US is now ranked seventh in the body's league table measuring the impact of technology on the development of nations.

A deterioration of the political and regulatory environment in the US prompted the fall, the report said.

Linux to help the Library of Congress save American history

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Linux

The Library of Congress, where thousands of rare public domain documents relating to America's history are stored and slowly decaying, is about to begin an ambitious project to digitize these fragile documents using Linux-based systems and publish the results online in multiple formats.

RIP: Community Linux (1991-2007)

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Linux

The idea that Linux is primarily a community-based project based on the work of thousands of independent, idealist hackers died a quiet death at home on March 27.

Torvalds 'pretty pleased' about new GPL 3 draft

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OSS

Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project and a major figure in the open-source programming movement, said Wednesday he's "pretty pleased" with changes in a third draft of the General Public License (GPL) released Wednesday.

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