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Developing with Linux

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Software

The Linux operating system is a developers dream. There are so many programs that have their source wide open for perusal it is almost like being in a happy house. Any one of those programs can be used as a basis for a new project or just for ideas on how something is done.

OpenID-enable your WordPress blog

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HowTos

Last week, I gave a users' perspective overview of the OpenID decentralized single sign-on system, and described how to take the first step: getting your own OpenID identity. Once you are comfortable with OpenID as a login method for the sites that you visit, you can look at implementing it for the sites that you run. Plugins for WordPress make the process easy to understand.

First experimental KDE 4 svn rpms for Fedora

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KDE

The first milestone of KDE 4, the subsystem freeze on 2nd April, is closing in. In the mean time, first experimental Fedora rpm packages of svn checkouts have been prepared.

The Top 10 Advantages of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
Humor

As I am not a user of Ubuntu (although I was in times of 4.10 and 5.04), I don't care that much of it, however I feel in a special mood today, so I'll made up a list of...

The Advantages of Ubuntu — from a non-user point of view:

* When a Ubuntu user complains about some problem, you can proudly say: "Well, my Debian box is much more stable."

SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 6.10) to act as a file- and printserver for Windows workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information.

Review: Trinity Rescue Kit 3.2

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Linux
Reviews

Linux distributions meant to be used as systems administrator utilities often have a special place in the heart of those who have been saved by their usefulness. In my line of work I have found them useful from time to time myself. On my SystemRescueCd review, a reader named Dave recommended checking out Trinity Rescue Kit. So, I decided to give it a try.

Dell's Linux offer does it no favours

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Linux

Can Dell really offer Linux on its desktops? That's a question that a number of industry observers are asking. Most conclude that it can't -- but are they right?

Vectorlinux 5.8 SOHO RC1 released

The VectorLinux development team proudly announces the first release candidate of VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO, built on the rock solid base of VL 5.8 standard GOLD. This release addresses all the bugs and suggestions that popped up during the last two beta releases.

And the winner of my browser taste test is....Galeon

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Software

I've been trying various browsers over the past 6 weeks or so. Firefox doesn't look as good as the rest of my Gnome desktop, and trying to make it fit in was becoming difficult. It also had begun to feel a bit slow.

OpenOffice 2.2 RC4 resolves security problems

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Software

The OpenOffice.org project team said today that three security vulnerabilities, which had been reported in the last week, have been fully addressed in OpenOffice.org 2.2. The latest release candidate (RC4) of v2.2 -- including all the security fixes -- is now available for download.

The problems, now said to be resolved in v2.2 RC4, included:

WordPerfect import vulnerability

Novell-Microsoft deal targeted by software group

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SUSE

The non-profit group that owns rights to much of the Linux operating system says it will seek to undermine a controversial deal between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. through a new software licensing agreement to be unveiled on Wednesday.

Portable Qemu Persistent Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

One advantage to using Qemu hardware emulation as opposed to a native USB boot is that it allows you to plug your USB stick or portable hard drive into any available PC and run a complete operating system without restarting.

foresight linux on a toshiba a135-s4467 laptop

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Linux
Reviews

I mentioned in my last post, that I purchased a Toshiba A135-S4467 laptop yesterday. The following is a very long post, including the laptop’s specs, installing Foresight, and some of the challenges I have figured out or am trying to overcome in getting Foresight Linux.

Case study: Clustering the penguins

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Linux

The humble personal computer has a well-deserved reputation as a giant-killer. After all, it was the virus-like spread of PCs which spelled the beginning of the end for the mainframe dinosaurs.

kdenlive - A Non-Linear Video Editor

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Software

In this article, I'll set out howto install kdenlive, and then talk about its features, and basic usage. As you can probably tell, I'm really enthusiastic about this application. The reason being, that it looks like an application that could be termed the "iMovie" of linux. It has a nice and intuitive interface.

One Year With ATI X1000 Linux Support

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Hardware
Software

In less than three weeks it will have been a year since ATI Technologies had added it's Radeon X1000 family (R500) support to their Linux binary drivers. When that support was finally added it came about six months after the hardware was actually introduced to the public accompanied by the Windows Catalyst drivers.

Theodore Ts'o Wins the 2006 Award for the Advancement of Free Software

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OSS

At the ceremony for the 2006 Free Software Awards, Richard Stallman presented Theodore Ts'o with the Award for the Advancement of Free Software.

Theodore Ts'o was recognized for his many and varied contributions to free software, including his work on the kernel Linux. His role as project leader in the development of Kerberos.

Previous winners of the free software award:

No, really! Ubuntu is not Linux! Try it on for size!

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Ubuntu

Or: "The Futility of trying to fit square Windows users into round Linux holes."

Even the best of us blow it sometime, and some of us idiot bloggers blow it every day.

My last post will have a place next anniversary as this year's "What Was I Thinking" award.

Let's start over, shall we? Here's my logic for this idea:

Linux Hates Me

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Linux

Seriously. I now believe linux is a collective conciousness which has taken steps to punish me on a constant basis. You can take your weak monotheistic religions which offer some abstract punishment in an afterlife and shove them, the LinuxGod is punishing me on a daily basis. For hours at a time.

KDE Commit Digest 51: strigi, digikam, kopete and kjs

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KDE

Commit Digest 51 has been released. Usually it contains a huge amount of interesting information - well, at least for the KDE interested people.

As usual the introduction of the Issue 51 summarizes some important information. For example the Oxygen project finished the transition of their icon names to the freedesktop.org icon naming spec. This means that

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