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Blog entry Machinarium - A Tasty Gaming Treat srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 12:15pm
Story Opera 10.01 released srlinuxx 1 29/10/2009 - 12:11pm
Story KOffice 2.1 Release Candidate 1 Released srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 11:23am
Story Linux gaming: It’s not all bad srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 11:22am
Story Debunking the ‘compiz is so bloated’ myth srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 11:20am
Story And Today, We Party srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 11:16am
Story Ubuntu 9.10: confidence riding high at Canonical srlinuxx 3 29/10/2009 - 10:38am
Story Trying Out IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite In Ubuntu hotice 29/10/2009 - 9:56am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 4:50am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 2:58am

Implications of French copyright law

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OSS

French lawmakers approved a copyright law on Friday, in a move that could have profound consequences for online music stores, open-source programmers, desktop Linux users and P2P (peer-to-peer) filesharers.

CLI Magic: Using command history in the bash shell

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HowTos

The Bourne Again Shell's history mechanism, a feature adapted from the C Shell, maintains a list of recently issued command lines, also called events, providing a quick way to reexecute any of the events in the list. It can prove helpful when you have made a mistake and are not sure what you did, or when you want to keep a record of a procedure that involved a series of commands.

Darkstat - Nework Traffic Analyzer or Network Monitor

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Linux
HowTos

darkstat is a network statistics gatherer.

Effectively, it's a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP.

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It’s not “Xgl”…it’s “Desktop Effects”

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SUSE
HowTos

I have found that many Xgl-knowledgeable people are having trouble setting up Desktop Effects because they try to do the same setup as they used on early SLED10 betas and on SUSE Linux 10.1 (or Ubuntu, or Gentoo, or…) Ironic that people are messing up because they’re too experienced, methinks. They go about it the hard way.

A Brief Introduction to VMware Player

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Software

The other day on the way home from work, between the streetcar and the bus, I spent a couple of minutes at the train station bookstore, and picked up a magazine with a DVD containing 10 new "Linux-PCs". Hmmmm...

Watch out an asteroid is coming

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Sci/Tech

AN ASTEROID half a mile across will have a close encounter with the Earth in the early hours of tomorrow morning when it buzzes past our planet at the same distance as the Moon's orbit.

good-bye Dapper

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Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my Thinkpad, 32-Kubuntu on one workstation, and Kubuntu AMD 64 on another. The second two are going the way of the dodo. What, you say, how can I be so mean to the darlingest Linux distribution of all? Easy. It started it.

Open source could become ‘boring’, execs warn

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OSS

The open source paradigm has changed the software market, but open source itself is becoming so established that it will be boring in five years, according to panellists at a recent conference held at the Computer History Museum, in California, last month.

Damn Small Linux 3.0 Review

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Reviews

If you look at distrowatch you'll probably be amazed at how popular Damn Small Linux has become. It is number 6 in this year's page hits ranking and only preceded by Ubuntu, SUSE, Mandriva, Fedora and Mepis! In fact it has gathered more attention than famous distributions such as Debian, Knoppix, Gentoo, Slackware or PCLinuxOS. As version 3.0.1 was released a few days ago, I decided to give it a look.

The Truth About Ubuntu Dapper Drake

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Ubuntu

This staff member of ourtweaks.com is risking a lot by telling you the truth about Ubuntu Dapper Drake. I'll bet you are wondering why I would try to hurt Ubuntu. Well, the answer is simple: The Ubuntu fan base just love to tell blatant lies about Ubuntu.

HOW TO: Record Videos Of Your Desktop

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HowTos

Have you ever wanted to take a video of your sleek desktop, with your customised icons, window manager, GKrellM, and whatnot? Or make a video of cool XGL effects? Or a video tutorial to teach a few friends how to use a certain application? If you have, then this tutorial is for you.

AOSS to the rescue of your Sound

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HowTos

The sound in GNU/Linux might be still considered as a mess, or based on technologies that are duplicating each other. Fact is that the average Joe should not be bothered by WHY the sound doesn't work with a particular application, while it works with all the others. However, aoss may come to the rescue.

Also: How to Manipulate Sound Files with SoX

The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Linux Box

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Linux
Hardware

Some of us just like to do it ourselves. There's something uniquely satisfying about selecting every component in a system. It allows you to balance the exact price/performance trade-off that suits you best. Start with the ultimate AMD64 motherboard and build on it to create a masterpiece of your own.

Film directors responding to Internet feedback

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Movies

Long before the summer thriller Snakes on a Plane slithers into theaters in July, potentially venomous fans started rattling. Based in part on the Internet comments, director David R. Ellis re-shot scenes.

MySQL Replication At The Same Machine

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HowTos

You have large hits, with database driven site and performance, redundancy, security now comes in mind. DBA is now input by many fingers to seek some good solution to make happy faces. So here comes words like Cluster, Replication, Backup, Fail Over and others. So what these are?

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Xandros 4: Home Edition - Premium

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Linux
Reviews
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I just received my boxed set of Xandros Desktop Premium Home Edition. The box was heavy. I thought to myself, "the box is heavy!" That's because it contains not only the sealed packet of 3 cds, but also a quick start guide and a rather thick User Guide. I beta tested an early early version of Xandros years ago, so my memory of it has all but faded. I do recall that at that time, it wiped out my entire disk. I'm hoping it has a partitioner this time. A little older and wiser now, I thought I could avoid catastrophe even if it doesn't. So, how did it go?

Taking Tabs to the Limit with Tabbrowser Extensions

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Moz/FF

When you're hardcore about tabbed browsing, Tabbrowser Extensions is the way to go. When I'm writing or researching, I often have 20 or 30 web pages open. My desktop would be in chaos and my productivity overing near zero without tabbed browsing.

Gentoo: Modular X enters stable

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Gentoo

The X team has marked modular X stable for most architectures. The x86 and AMD64 architectures will update to X.Org 7.0, and other architectures will move to 7.1. If you haven't made the move yet, fasten your seatbelt.

Open source project integrated into 71 schools

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OSS

Seventy-one members of a nationwide open source project are implementing an open source courseware as part called of the Philippine Open Source Initiative (POSITIVE), a joint effort of the European Information Technology Service Center Foundation (EITSC), mobile content developer Wireless Services Asia (WSA) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).

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