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Story Five Power Tools for Pidgin srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 5:56pm
Story Linux firewalls for newbies srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 5:54pm
Story Windows 7 v Ubuntu 9.10: an illustrated guide srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 5:53pm
Story 24 hours with Ubuntu srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 3:33pm
Story Amarok 2.2.0: Back on Track srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 3:31pm
Story Win 7 users shout: Where's my bloody ballot screen? srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 3:29pm
Story Linux Netbooks: They're Still Out There srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 3:27pm
Story Five Linux alternatives to Windows 7 srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 3:25pm
Story The dark side of Linux srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 1:42pm
Story Harry Tuxxer and the curse of Windows 7 srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 1:41pm

Roll your own Linux: for and against

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Linux

Linux cops a lot of arguably unjustified flack from the mainstream media for being an operating system for supernerds who like nothing better than to spend the weekend recompiling their kernel.

"Locked down" Linux dispenses Justice

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Linux

The Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) is understood to have deployed a secure, "locked-down" Linux environment across more than 100 desktops in state prisons.

Jon Watson dishes on Linux World Net

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Interviews

We sat down virtually this weekend with Jon Watson, the head of the Linux World Net blog network - focused on Linux. Here’s Jon’s dish:

ATI 8.26.18 Display Drivers

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Software

There is nothing like starting the week off with a bang as ATI delivers the Windows CATALYST 6.6 and fglrx 8.26.18 Linux display drivers. Yes, the ATI drivers are shipping on a Monday compared against their usual Wednesday routine.

Giving VoIP Traffic the Green Light, Part 1

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HowTos

VoIP call quality isn't always what it should be. Sometimes it is plagued by jitter, echo, lag--even dropped calls. In the next two articles you're going to learn how to prioritize your VoIP traffic to get the best quality. Linux has all the tools you need to do this. All that's required from you is an understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals--which we'll talk about today--and a traffic-shaping utility. Next week we'll get into the hands-on implementation, using the excellent utility Wondershaper.

Your comfort language

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Software

I've been programming in Perl for years - over ten now in fact - and I've written numerous books and articles on Perl and Perl programming. I've also worked with Python and written books and articles on Python programming, including a guide to migrating Perl applications to the Python language. For a while I really saw Python as an alternative to Perl, but after so many years and experience with Perl and what was possible with the language it is difficult to move on from the 'Perl comfort zone'.

Linux hackers re-claim the Linksys WRT54G

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Linux

As predicted, the open source community has come up with a way to convert VxWorks-based LinkSys wireless WRT54G routers to Linux. The process does not require hardware hacking, and installs a recent version of "DD-WRT micro."

'Splunking' going on at the OSU Open Source Labs

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Software

There's a good deal of spelunking going on these days at the Oregon State University Open Source Labs, but there's nary a rocky underground cave in sight.

First Looks Xandros Desktop 4

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Linux
Reviews

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for Xandros Desktop, a commercial desktop Linux distribution designed for novice users - for deployment in home and office environments. There is something about this distribution that makes it a great introductory Linux system for those who are looking for an alternative to Windows.

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Mandriva 2005 Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003

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HowTos

The Definitive Guide to Setting up a Linux Relay Server for Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003. This guide has been written with Mandriva Linux in mind.

Partitioning and unbundled software

Disk layout planning is still a good idea. The trick is making sure your applications respect your plans.

Reading feeds efficiently with Akregator

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HowTos

Information overload is a serious problem for most users. We all have so many sources of information to deal with, it's hard to keep them under control. One way to help deal with information glut is to use a good RSS and Atom feed reader, such as Akregator.

SUSE Linux course on a stick

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SUSE

Novell has unveiled a SUSE Linux Enterprise training course contained on a portable USB drive, which it says is an industry first.

Desktop Linux could take off at airports

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Linux

The airport check-in desk could be where "desktop" Linux usage takes off, according to Unisys' European coordinator of open-source software activities.

A comparison of Ubuntu 6.06 and Windows XP

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OS

Last Thursday night I installed my new hard drive and set up my computer so that it would dual-boot between Windows XP and Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake). I figured that this might end up being a weekend-long project. It wasn’t; both Ubuntu and Windows XP were fully functioning after less than 5 hours of work.

The battle of the spam

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Security

A French-based Englishman, John Graham-Cumming, is about 666,666 clicks away from creating a weapon to kill spam for good.

OpenLogic Launches OpenLogic Enterprise 4.0

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OS

OpenLogic, Inc. today announced the launch of OpenLogic Enterprise 4.0, the first enterprise-wide solution providing a platform that empowers enterprises to manage, deploy, track and maintain a broad library of open source solutions.

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Taiwan mandates Linux-ready PCs

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Linux

According to media reports, the new requirement came into effect last month, marking the start of efforts to boost adoption of open-source software in Taiwan. About 120,000 new desktop PCs acquired by the Taiwan government will have to comply with the new mandate, the reports stated.

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