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Story Accessing your favorite media via the terminal srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 4:05pm
Story Hands on with blazingly quick Firefox 3.5 srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 2:15pm
Story Ubuntu, almost two weeks in srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 2:12pm
Story Fun Linux Wallpapers srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 2:10pm
Story Review: Linux Mint 7 srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:12pm
Story KDE 4.3 Beta 2 Out srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:11pm
Story Linux Kernel 2.6.30 released srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:09pm
Story Linux Troubleshooting Guide: Fix the Most Common Problems srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:06pm
Story Another Site Shuns GNU/Linux Users srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:05pm
Story First Linux USB 3.0 drivers emerge srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 12:03pm

Google going after Microsoft and Apple

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Misc

I'm not one of those who believes Google has a secret plan for world domination.

But I do see Google moving rapidly, if somewhat haphazardly, beyond its core business of Internet search in ways that put the Mountain View company on a collision course with other tech giants -- specifically Apple and Microsoft.

Also: Google amazes - but for how long?

Book Review : Linux Quick Fix Notebook

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Reviews

I am always on the lookout for good books on Linux which covers system and network administration topics. So when I came across one of the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series books on Linux called "Linux Quick Fix Notebook" authored by Peter Harrison, I gave it a shot.

A glimpse at SimplyMEPIS_3.4-3.rc1

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Linux
Reviews
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SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3rc1 was offered for consumption recently and it was asked if it was soup yet? It'd been quite a few years since I had looked at Mepis, and I thought this was the perfect time to get reacquainted. The announcement used such enticements as a 2.6.15 kernel, Firefox 1.5, and udev. We downloaded and burnt said distro in record time and was off to the races with great hast. What did we find?

Matt Asay: Red Hat - The mother of all open source business models

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Linux

The biggest problem in open source today is that few now how to monetize it. There are great developers out there who will write free (as in freedom and price) software regardless of a profit motive, but they are the minority. We need more developers making more money to fuel...more development. But how?

Realm Systems BlackDog

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Hardware
Reviews

The world's smallest Linux server has entered our labs, and consisting of the package are a mini biometric reader, MMC slot, and USB interface. Powering the system is a 400MHz PowerPC processor, 64MB of RAM, and 256/512MB of flash memory while running up the software side of things is Debian Linux with the 2.6.10 kernel. The server chewing its way into our labs is the BlackDog, which was developed by Realm Systems.

Stratus Using Linux: the Missed Story

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Linux

Many may have just glossed over a recent E-Week article regarding the use of Linux by a company named Stratus. However, there is something very encouraging and substantive behind this story that should not be missed.

Osnabrueck IV Meeting Brings "Akonadi" PIM Data Storage Service

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KDE

For the fourth consecutive year a group of KDE PIM developers followed the gracious invitation of Intevation GmbH to meet at their headquarters in Osnabrück, Germany on the first weekend in January. As in the past years, the face-time proved very productive especially since everyone felt that with KDE 4 the time for more fundamental changes has come.

Happy birthday Drupal

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Drupal

Today, five years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! The following snippet is taken directly from the original announcement:

How to Enable Shell Commands in gedit

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HowTos

You've probably heard that gedit is one of the editors in which you're able to run shell commands and have their output visible in the editor. It's just you don't know how to do it.

Open Source Roundup: Was 2005 a watershed year for open source?

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OSS

The end of one year and the beginning of another brought with it the predictable mix of reflection and prognostication that characterises the annual transition. This last week also brought with it some interesting commentary. Business Week described 2005 as "a watershed for open source", this despite a series of highly critical articles which appeared in the magazine over the course of the year.

How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync.

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Descent 2 OpenGL Linux Port

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Gaming

D2X-XL is a opensource OpenGL port for Descent 2. D2X-XL is based on D2X 0.2.6 and they fixed all the bugs in D2X 0.2.6!

GNU/Linux: An Amazing Story

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Linux

Regardless of the critics, even in spite of them, the Linux Story remains one of the greatest in recorded history. You have protagonists and antagonoists, drama, plots and subplots and we have only made it through part of Act II. So much more remains for others to tell.

Perhaps, the heroics of this story makes Linux so easy to embrace.

Running Commercial Linux Software on FreeBSD

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HowTos

One of the more intriguing capabilities of the BSD operating systems is their ability to run binaries for other Unix-like operating systems. I recently found myself requiring the commercial PGP Command Line for a project. Rather than install a Linux box just for this one piece of software, I jumped through some hoops and made it work perfectly on one of my existing FreeBSD systems.

Bringing The Power of ClamAV To The KDE Desktop

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HowTos

Many people in the open source community question the need for antivirus software on a Linux or BSD system - especially a non-corporate, home system. But let me ask you, "Do you send and receive emails?"

Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance

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HowTos

Apache server performance can be improved by adding additional hardware resources such as RAM, faster CPU etc.. But, most of the time, the same result can be achieved by custom configuration of the server. This article looks into getting maximum performance out of Apache with the existing hardware resources, specifically on the Linux systems.

Samba: Working Around QuickBooks 2006 Incompatability

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HowTos

This HowTo addresses the incompatability that QuickBooks 2006 has with Samba-based file-sharing (the Linux de-facto standard for domain control and file sharing).

Summary: Create a new user, group and share. Access the QuickBooks files via the new user by logging onto the share with its credentials.

Learn PHP: Pretty pictures (Part 3)

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HowTos

I like my web sites to be dynamic. The more dynamic, the better. And I like my sites to be pretty, despite the open source ethos of text-only ugliness - how 90s. So today we are going to get PHP to help us with images, thanks to the über-cool GD library that ships with PHP.

SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3rc1 - Is it Soup Yet?

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Linux

For 3.4-3, SimplyMEPIS utilizes a 2.6.15 kernel and udev for most hardware autodetection and configuration tasks. Network setup was changed to take advantage of udev event handling. After the final release, the changes in 3.4-3 will be be available in updated MEPIS packages.

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