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Story Back to the '80s with DOSBox srlinuxx 1 31/05/2009 - 9:15am
Blog entry Hacao Linux 4.21 Pro release. Hacao 31/05/2009 - 6:36am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 11:44pm
Story some shorts: srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:44pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:35pm
Story Linux Is Easy srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:23pm
Story Could this be the ultimate black and white converter?? srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:20pm
Story Can Linux run everything windows does? srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 10:19pm
Story Open source is (still) changing the way work gets done srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 8:17pm
Story Novell cuts ERP outsource deal srlinuxx 30/05/2009 - 8:15pm

Build the Perfect Desktop With KDE

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KDE

KDE is an excellent desktop. Today we'll look at what sort of applications are available for KDE, where to find them, and some ideas for building your own super-powered Kryptonite-proof workstation, customized to your exacting personal specs.

High Dynamic Range images under Linux

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Linux

Not all image files are created equal. Most of us know this from working with the everyday formats like PNG, JPEG, and TIFF, each of which has its own pros and cons. But cutting-edge applications from cinematography to computer vision demand more range, color depth, and accuracy than these formats can deliver. That demand drove the development of what are called High Dynamic Range file formats. Luckily for us, Linux is a first-class citizen in the HDR image world.

Mod Auth MySQL Under Apache 2 and Debian

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HowTos

This guide will show you how to use mod_auth_mysql with Apache 2 and Debian.

Firstly if you haven't alrteady done so throw some of the essentials on such as Apache 2 / PHP 4 / MySQL

When the Weather Inside Is Frightful

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Hardware

Despite all the advisories and plain old common sense about the importance of maintaining a steady temperature in the data center, Uptime Institute had a nasty surprise when it measured cooling in 19 computer rooms. The institute concluded that most server rooms cannot properly handle their installed equipment loads.

The top five open source stories to follow in 2006

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OSS

Following a year that bore witness to the proliferation of open source business applications and increased adoption of Linux across the board, experts predict that 2006 will be another big year for open source.

UT2004 Hotfix for the Hotfix: v3369.2

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Gaming

A new patch has been released to fix a server exploit fixed for both architectures, and compiler optimizations reenabled for amd64 that got turned off by accident in 3369.1.

The Inverse Extension Design Pattern

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HowTos

In an inheritance hierarchy, permit each parent class's method to extend its child class's method so it can act as a decorator for its child class's behavior.

Open source principles just the beginning

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OSS

Four information technology companies, seven American universities and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced that they are adopting new guidelines for open source software.

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Network profiles for a laptop

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HowTos

This article explains how to configure networking in a very pleasant way, so that it works automatically wherever you go. It is adaptable to lots of uses, and may be usefull even if you don't use Wifi but connect to multiple networks.

TUX Takes January Off

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Misc

Tis the season and all, and like many of us this time of year, the TUX team is taking a little time off. We won't be publishing a January 2006 issue, but we'll be back and rejuvenated in time to roll out the February 2006 issue with a New Editor in Chief.

Book Review: The Debian System

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Reviews

Debian Linux (or GNU/Linux) provides more than 15,000 packages on 18 CDs. But you only need one CD to get started, and that one's bound in with Krafft's extraordinary book.

Is an open-source "dump extractor" threatening Xbox 360 security?

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Gaming

Last 8 December, an independent Web site serving the Xbox gaming community revealed that an unknown Dutch group of programmers (perhaps numbering as few as one) released several binary images of Xbox 360 game discs through the Internet, along with a so-called "dump extractor" command line tool that would enable individuals to scan and examine the contents of these images.

The open source year in review

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OSS

Analysts and users alike saw victories for open source software (OSS) in 2005 in the areas of personal productivity applications, customer relationship management (CRM) and databases, where open source vendors such as MySQL gained some ground on proprietary stalwarts like Oracle Corp.

The Open Source Year in Review

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OSS

Open source seeped into nearly every software product category in 2005, leaving an indelible mark on how software is bought and sold.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Updated (r1)

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Linux

This is the first update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge') which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with some corrections to serious problems.

Why open source software is hot

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OSS

The purpose of this article is to outline some ways to make business sense of open source software. Open source has joined the main stream. Studies, surveys and experience have shown that majority of IT managers of global corporations are using open source software.

Review: Ubuntu 5.10 Linux

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Reviews

After years of using Windows and a little Mac OS 9X - I am still interesting in switching over to an alternative OS. Linux has always just been close to being a useful desktop for n00bs, it isn't until recently that you could actually achieve that.

Open source for governments

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OSS

More and more countries are embracing the collaborative model of open source on a national level to fend off caged IT models. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) Technology Group has positioned Linux as a medium term technology bet, which means one to three years to mass adoption.

Adding Your Code to the Kernel

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Linux

From their book's section on adding your own code to the kernel, the authors demonstrate how device drivers are represented in the filesystem.

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