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Story Gentoo Ten LiveDVD Testing srlinuxx 27/09/2009 - 6:01pm
Story 6 of the best media burners for Linux srlinuxx 27/09/2009 - 1:38pm
Story Is the FSF shooting the open-source community in the foot? srlinuxx 27/09/2009 - 1:36pm
Story A different kind of suicide srlinuxx 27/09/2009 - 1:34pm
Story today's leftovers & stuff srlinuxx 1 27/09/2009 - 11:33am
Story Jolicloud brings the stupidity of web apps to Linux netbooks. acurrie 1 27/09/2009 - 11:08am
Story Boot Linux Over HTTP With boot.kernel.org (BKO) falko 27/09/2009 - 9:49am
Forum topic Improvement ilaserok 27/09/2009 - 2:10am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 9:03pm
Story Clipboard management with Linux srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 6:17pm

Smaller businesses take another look at open source apps

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OSS

A surge in IT spending among small and medium-sized businesses is raising hopes among freeware advocates that a flurry of new open source products will spur the corporate use of Linux.

Test the New Site?

I'm running a test of the new host/site and would appreciate some feedback. I find I'm getting cold feet about moving. Big Grin But if time permits, I'd appreciate some visits and a click on the poll about the site speed. Thanks.

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A GNU Denial Of Service Vulnerability

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Security

SecurityFocus has a vulnerability advisory about an issue with the GNU strings command and a potential Denial of Service attack. If a file contains certain character strings, the string command will crash due to a failure to properly handle unexpected user-supplied input.

Vim tips: Folding fun

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HowTos

The problem with writing and editing on a computer, versus having words on paper, is that it's usually hard to compare text from different sections of a document when they don't fit on the screen together. One way to do it is to use Vim's viewports feature. Another is to "fold" the text. Using Vim's folding features, you can tuck away portions of a file's text so that they're out of sight until you want to work with them again. Here's how.

Opera 9.0 Beta 2 is out

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Software

Some fixes:

Cache is not shared between widgets and pages opened from widgets.
Fixed Bittorrent downloads on Unix.
Fixed crash that could occur when exiting pages with Flash 8.
Fixed IPv6 on FreeBSD.
Fixed session handling for widgets.

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The geek who took on Microsoft

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OSS

In the early morning hours of May 3, a dramatic piece of news out of Geneva began caroming through the online world: At long last, Microsoft's lock on the $9 billion office-application business was facing a challenge.

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Singing the OpenSUSE package manager blues

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SUSE

My current favorite desktop Linux is OpenSUSE 10.1. I can say all kinds of good things about it, except when it comes to the package manager. Unfortunately, the package manager, which the administration tool YaST uses for adding new programs and updating old ones, currently has serious problems.

Podcast: OpenSUSE 10.1 - Almost Great

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SUSE

The Cyber Cynic says Novell's last free, community Linux, OpenSUSE 10.1 is a real winner. It has great applications, a great 3-D desktop, and ... a great big pain of an update and patching problem. Listen Here.

Everybody's a server

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Misc

There was a very strong distinction between PCs (which acted as “clients”) and servers. The PCs served would request a page; servers would display pages; PCs would render them. Something today has changed: people are using GNU/Linux and Mac OS, and therefore have fully featured servers hidden behind all the pretty icons they are used to.

SUSE 10.1...A Darn Fine Distro!!!

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Reviews
SUSE

Everyone is aware of my love for SUSE. First Linux distro, etc., etc., etc. SUSE 10.0 has been a solid, hardworking distribution since its release and truthfully, I hated to destroy something that had worked so flawlessly. After some thought, I decided to clean up an old machine...AMD 950 with about 500MB of RAM and see how this new release performed. I wasn't disappointed!

Running Scripts from within Nautilus file manager

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HowTos

Recently, when I was in the process of installing and using JavE - an ASCII art editor, each time I wanted to run the editor, I had to open up a terminal, navigate to the directory containing the JavE binary and then execute the command. I started wondering if it was possible to start the editor by just double clicking on the jar file.

Exploits VS Buffer Overflows

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HowTos

What does Exploit means ? What does Buffer Overflows means ? Conclusion: We need to write more secure code !

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SMB Caching

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HowTos

A customer had a particular shared folder setup so that only he had access to it. A change in business practice required giving two other people read/write access to files in that directory. The customer had forgotten that it had originally been restricted to only his user name, so he couldn't write to the necessary files.

Site news - keepin' ya posted

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Site News

If you've noticed the lack of reviews and slower than usual performance of tuxmachines, there is a good reason. I'm working on an off-site hosting vps in hopes of moving tuxmachines to a faster server and/or larger pipe.

Open source ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Despite its world-saving image, open source software has not made much real revolution. But Becky Hogge finds hope in new software "for human beings", designed to bridge the digital divide.

OS middleware, Linux desktop high on HP's agenda

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Interviews

Desktop sales played a big role in Hewlett-Packard's recent news-making profit gains. In the future, Linux will figure prominently in HP desktops, says Christine Martino, vice president of HP's Open Source and Linux Organization. She's not predicting an overthrow of Windows desktops anytime soon, though.

Life's too short for Linux, or ...Not

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Linux

Life's too short for Linux, or so David Fearon thought until he needed an OS in a rush.

And so I'm falling a little bit in love with Linux. This is very much a grounded affair and I wouldn't describe myself as giddy with it, but I've changed my opinions about that whole murky side of computing life.

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