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Story Release: Linux Mint 10 RC srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 2:56pm
Story "LXDE" is a really svelt Linux GUI srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 2:51pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 376 srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 2:25pm
Story today's howtos & stuff: srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 3:59am
Story PCLinuxOS Magazine: Command Line Interface Intro Special Edition srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 3:46am
Story Ubuntu, open source apps use on the rise srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 3:38am
Story Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead srlinuxx 18/10/2010 - 3:34am
Story Top 10 Docky Themes – Gnome Do Dock srlinuxx 17/10/2010 - 10:42pm
Story Geeko Comes to Schools srlinuxx 17/10/2010 - 10:38pm
Story Video editors usage statistics: duty calls srlinuxx 17/10/2010 - 10:36pm

Review: Elisa media center

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Software

Linux.com: Fluendo's Elisa is a free software media center application that can play your DVDs, video files, music, and pictures. Since it is designed for extensibility, Elisa has the potential to do much more. It does not handle television or video recording functions, but it is a slick and promising project.

The simplest way to make databases in OpenOffice.org

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OOo
HowTos

Free Software Mag: Do you need to make a database, but fear it’s too much of a pain or you don’t have the right tools? Don’t worry: it’s easy, free, and useful, too. Use the free OpenOffice.org office suite to get your data in shape for mail merges, queries, or useful analysis of your business data.

Linux is not Windows Lite

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Linux

Paul Murphy: I've said elsewhere, linux is not Windows and efforts to make it so are doomed to fail. Nobody gets to be a leader by following, and neither OpenOffice nor Linux are going to beat Microsoft at being Microsoft.

Open source use expanding in mission critical apps

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OSS

eChannelLine: More than half of companies taking advantage of open source in a survey are using it in mission critical applications, stated a new report from Forrester Consulting that was sponsored by Unisys.

Kernel space: the UIO interface for device drivers

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Linux

LinuxWorld: The concept of supporting user-space drivers has appeared on LWN a few times before. It's back; this time there is a version of the patch (now called "UIO") which is being proposed for inclusion into 2.6.22. The interface has changed somewhat, so another look is called for.

Exploring the /etc directory: Rc and Init directories

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HowTos

ITtoolbox Blogs: In my previous "Exploring the /etc directory" I talked about the inittab file and what it does. Now I am going to explore the directories it uses and how they work.

Virtual Hosting With vsftpd And PostgreSQL

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BSD
HowTos

This document describes how to install a vsftpd server that uses virtual users from a PostgreSQL database instead of real system users. I could not find any tutorial like that on the internet, so when that configuration finally worked for me, I decided to publish it. The documentation is based on FreeBSD 6.2 which I was recently forced to use (I usually use Debian). Nevertheless the document should be suitable for almost any Linux distribution as well (may require very small amendments)

The Joy and Sorrow of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

DesktopLinux: Ubuntu 7.04, aka "Feisty Fawn," has been out for several weeks now and it's already very popular. Heck, Michael Dell was running it even before he chose it to become Dell's Linux of choice. But, how good is it?

Linux stratification

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Linux

GCN: Last weekend, Slashdot unearthed a debate over system architecture that was simmering between key Linux kernel developers and a creator of Sun Microsystems Inc.’s next-generation file system, ZFS.

You Can Switch to Linux!

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Ubuntu

maximumpc: I’ve written about Linux in Maximum PC quite a bit over the last three years. You see, I’m intrigued by the prospect of a free, open operating system, one that’s available for everyone to use and modify to suit their own purposes.

Ubuntu Mobile to target MIDs, not phones

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Ubuntu

LinuxDevices: Contrary to widespread rumors, Ubuntu Mobile will not target mobile phones. Instead, the "mobile and embedded" version of the popular desktop Linux distribution will be developed in partnership with Intel, and will target "mobile Internet devices" (MIDs), along the lines of Nokia's N800 web tablet.

State of (common) search bars in KDE

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KDE

liquidat: In the discussions around the last commit digest the question if there will be a common, firefox-like search bar for all applications anytime soon which all applications can share. It will not make it into KDE 4 for certain reasons, but might be a possibility for KDE 4.1.

Installing Virtualbox and Windows in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Arun's Blog: I have successfully installed Virtualbox in my Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Installation was pretty simple. Configuration and installing Windows took some time. I’m listing the steps I followed to get it installed and configured.

Interview with Flavio Castelli, A Strigi Developer

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KDE
Interviews

dot.kde.org: We are here today to talk about the Strigi project - the indexing and search technology of KDE 4 - and to interview Flavio Castelli, a key developer of Strigi.

New Mozilla Blog

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Moz/FF

spreadfirefox: Mozilla's marketing team is getting close to launching a blog intended to serve as the official, central Mozilla Corporation blog with both original and cross-posted entries from the Mozilla blogosphere.

Gentoo Linux Rolls Its Secret Sauce

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Gentoo

internetnews.com: The term release isn't all that accurate in reference to Gentoo, since Gentoo considers itself to be a metadistribution that is constantly updated.

Choosing And Testing A Linux Distro

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Linux

Bits of News: The top five Linux distributions, or distros, are Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora, PCLinuxOS and MEPIS. These rankings are courtesy of Distrowatch. You can go there and see which distros round out the top ten, hundred, and so on. There are literally hundreds of distros to choose from.

Librarian's video about installing Ubuntu on library PCs

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Ubuntu

boing boing: Internet folk-hero and librarian Jessamyn got some donated PCs without any operating system on them at her library, so she installed Ubuntu Linux.

Distro Change

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Linux

lockergnome blogs: Change! That is the name of the game. Picked up a “new” computer cheap the other day. I thought I’d give Ubuntu another try. Well I loaded it up and quite honestly I still don’t see what all the fuss is about it. So I installed PCLinuxOS.

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