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Story Distro Hoppin`: PCLinuxOS 2009.2 srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:35pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News#90 is out! srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:34pm
Story Is Linux the New Threat? srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:32pm
Blog entry I thought we were beyond this? stmok 1 26/09/2009 - 1:06pm
Story The best place for Linux srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 12:27pm
Story Linux as Wintel parasite srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 12:26pm
Story Misconceptions about Ubuntu Linux srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 12:23pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 6:00am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 5:04am
Story Mandriva: net_monitor lives again srlinuxx 2 26/09/2009 - 3:46am

Open source can’t always be open to all

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OSS

An open source software company is something of a paradox. On the one hand, it has to convince customers that software is becoming increasingly commoditised, that proprietary software is limiting and expensive, and that standards-based, community-developed and community-supported open source software is the way to go.

Taking a Linus-like Attitude Towards Gnome

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Software

Last December I blogged about the uproar Linux creator Linus Torvalds had caused by posting on the gnome.org Usability list his extreme dislike for the direction the Gnome developers had taken with the UI. Why rehash this now?

User Reviews of SUSE Linux 10.1

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Reviews
SUSE

On this terribly slow news weekend, here are a couple of user reviews of SUSE Linux 10.1 to help you decide if you want to go to the trouble of installing or upgrading, or just to see if their experience mirrors yours.

How To: subversion SVN with Apache2 and DAV

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HowTos

Subversion is an application used for version control, it is meant to become a replacement of CVS Concurrent Versions System. Subversion is also known as svn.

This how-to will show how to setup svn repositories accessible throught http by using apache2 and the DAV module.

Dillo - the Fast and Light Browser

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Reviews

Dillo is a quick, lightweight, small and secure graphical web browser based on the GTK+ toolkit. Although it lacks many of the features expected in most modern graphical browsers, it does hold potential due to its impressive performance and project goals.

Canada leads the world in Firefox Usage

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Moz/FF

The use of Firefox, the free open source web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation, is higher in Canada than any other country in the world according to recent research by onestat.com.

Hands on: 3D eye candy for Linux

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Linux

There have been some significant developments lately on the Linux desktop front.

For a long time, X.org has supported 3D rendering in applications and games, but the desktops themselves have not.

Practical Revision Tracking in OpenOffice.org Writer

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HowTos

You need to run a procedure manual past two of your managers before it can be sent to the entire department. Both managers mark up the document and return it to you with their changes. Now you have three different copies of the document: the original, the first manager's changes, and the second manager's changes.

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Puppy Linux 1.0.9 CE

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Linux
Reviews
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It'd been quite a while since we reported on Puppy Linux, so with the release of 1.0.9ce, we thought it was about time. However, since the developers are concentrating on the 2.0 branch, this release is a community developed update. Featuring Firefox 1.5.0.3, xdg dynamically generated menus, enhanced and simplified interface, and many bugfixes, we were anxious to see how Puppy turned out.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.16.17 Released

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Linux

Chris Wright and the -stable folks have released Linux Kernel update 2.6.16.17. It contains mostly security patches with a few other interesting notes. The PCI quirk fix for VIA southbridges and udev device creation fix look interesting.

A Rebuttal To Mark Golden's Wall Street Journal Article

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Linux

On May 15th Mark Golden wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal titled Out The Window where he posed the question: “Can the ordinary user ditch Windows for Linux?” His conclusion, in most cases, is a resounding no. Sadly Mr. Golden’s methodology in trying out Linux for his article bears little resemblance to what an ordinary user trying out Linux would likely do. Indeed, his approach almost guaranteed his results.

Using the Belkin USB Wireless G key under Linux

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HowTos

This is an attempt to summarize the content of the various web pages that describe the setting of a Belkin USB Wireless G key under Linux, plus the author's own experience.

Into Cerberon 0.2 Released for Linux/Mac/Win

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Gaming

If you enjoyed the video, you'll love the game. Into Cerberon 0.2 is Released!

Linux Cover Story — Multidimensional Tagging

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Misc

Multidimensional tagging, a key component in social sharing sites, can potentially help enterprises manage large stores of information. In this article, I'll examine the ways that multidimensional tagging will be implemented using Open Source tools.

Nintendo faked Wii demonstration?

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Gaming

THE RECENT demonstration by Nintendo of its new Wii machine at the E3 show was all fabricated, according to the Nintendo insider forum.

Hacking SUSE Linux 10.1

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HowTos

When you're done installing SUSE Linux 10.1 OSS, your desktop system is not complete. You might still need support for Java programs, MP3 audio files, and browser plugins for Macromedia Flash, Adobe Acrobat, RealPlayer, and Windows Media Video. You may also want to add support for playing DVD videos on your computer, and to try out the new XGL graphical toys. Here's how to effectively make SUSE Linux 10.1 into the perfect desktop OS.

How To: Exim4 Virtual Host on Debian Etch

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HowTos

Exim4 is the default MTA (Mail Transport Agent) shipped with Debian. It offers really ecellent macros which help a lot in configuring a wide system by automatizing task the administrator would have to do otherwise, but in the other hand, it is not as easy as postfix to configure on a first glance.

Leaked cover art for Dapper Drake!!!

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Ubuntu

I don't know if it's a joke or not. You be the judge.

Securing Applications With AppArmor - SUSE 10.1

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SUSE
HowTos

This week I'm going to take a look at making your PC workstation more secure by configuring AppArmor to work with some common applications. In a nutshell, AppArmor is a security framework for applications. AppArmor prevents applications from performing undesirable actions and enforces good application behaviour.

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