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Story More Than 3GB Of RAM In Ubuntu Karmic Koala 32bit, Without Server Kernel hotice 15/10/2009 - 9:55am
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:54pm
Story Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:17pm
Story Banshee 1.5.1 Released srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:15pm
Story Want That Early Chrome OS Build? You Got It. srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:09pm
Story Some H Shorts: srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:07pm
Story Opera 10.10 Beta released srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 10:04pm
Story E-Banking on a Locked Down (Non-Microsoft) PC srlinuxx 2 14/10/2009 - 9:30pm
Story Its stock red hot, Red Hat’s insiders are ca$hing out shares srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 8:14pm
Story Foresight, rPath, LiveCD, and Unity Linux srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 8:12pm

The Software Wars map

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OS

Ever wonder what map might be hanging inside Fortress Gates, the super-secret center from which Lord Gates and his evil minion, Steve "the Undertaker" Ballmer, run the Evil Empire? Well, no I haven't either, but that hasn't stopped Steven Hilton.

Red Hat, JBoss execs call for Java openness

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OSS

At the Red Hat Summit, the annual convergence of users and partners of the Durham, N.C.-based commercial Linux vendor held here last week, Yeaton was joined by Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management at JBoss. The two open source executives took the opportunity to grouse about the current state of Java, touch upon plans for virtualization and rally on the need for openness by companies like Microsoft.

Installing Linux (Keeping Windows)

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HowTos

If you have been using Windows for any length of time you will have acquired some expertise and probably built up a collection of files you don't want to lose, two reasons why you might think moving to Linux is going to be too much trouble. It isn't, trust me.

How To Samba With Suse 10.1 And Windows XP

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HowTos

This guide is intended for those using Suse 10.1 and Samba with the firewall (SuSEfirewall2) enabled. It applies to machines in workgroups only, not domains. Samba works great out of the box with Suse 10.1 however the firewall adds some complexity to the issue. This guide was created from my attempts to make accessing all shares and printers on my Windows/Linux network work perfectly.

LinuxWorld SF looms

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Linux

IDG World Expo announced the exhibitor and keynote speaker line-ups for this summer's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, themed "Fifteen Years of Breaking the Rules" and scheduled for Aug. 14-17, 2006 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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Windows Vista Beta 2 now freely available

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Microsoft

Microsoft has opened up its new work in progress operating system Windows Vista Beta 2 for public scrutiny. However, be warned. You'll need pretty highly configured hardware to run it and a very fast internet connection to download the 3.5GB 32-bit or 4.4GB 64-bit version.

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Call for Participation for ApacheCon US 2006

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Software

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced the Call for Participation for ApacheCon US 2006, its 9th official conference. Lauded among the leading success stories in the Open Source community, the ASF stewards, incubates, and develops leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server, the world's most popular Web server software.

Breaking News: GNU/Hurd 1.0 Released!

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Humor

In what some are calling the most shocking development since the invention of fire, Richard M. Stallman today unveiled the first official release of the GNU Project's operating system kernel, GNU/Hurd 1.0.0.

My Penguin, The Doctor

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Linux

Many people in the Linux community know that its an operating system built to handle the most mission-critical of jobs. In fact, Linux is so stable, it can handle the most mission-critical job of all: managing the human heart.

Software Squashes Bugs With Help From Users, Open Source

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OSS

New open source software is being put to use by open source projects including Evolution, Gaim, theGimp, Gnome, Rhythmbox and others can more quickly find the worst bugs, including those that are causing hangups for most users. In turn, users can automatically report back on software quality with a program known as the Cooperative Bug Isolation Project.

Book review: Learning Perl

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Reviews

The book Learning Perl will teach the reader how to begin writing code using the Perl language. The authors are not new to this subject matter. It would be hard to find a more qualified group to learn from. O’Reilly publishes this work in their familiar style and format. This book is commonly referred to as the Llama book.

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Exploring the Ubuntu Professional Certification

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Ubuntu

The newest certification available in the Unix/Linux world is that of Ubuntu Professional. Scheduled to become available worldwide through Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers later this quarter, it debuted at LinuxWorld in Johannesburg, South Africa in May. The certification has been created through an alliance between Canonical, Ubuntu, and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).

Hands on: How KIO can help simplify your work

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KDE

The two major open-source desktops are Gnome and KDE. Although architecturally and visually very different, they do work together somewhat. Both have some superb features, and we are going to look at one such feature KDE offers.

Using Debconf to configure a system

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HowTos

DebConf is best known as an annual gathering of Debian developers. But the Debian project likes the name so much that it uses it -- give or take a capital "C" -- for the system used to configure Debian packages. Just as the conference is central to the social aspects of Debian, so the program is central to the package management system that is one of Debian's main technical advantages. Debconf gives users as fine a degree of control during configuration as they choose.

top 10 tips dealing with vi editor

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HowTos

as a unix/linux system admin, my main text editor is vi/vim, since it is available in most of the unixes. still remember when i first started using it, not really an easy job man! but now i'm quite comfortable with it and would like to share my top 10 tips when dealing with this editor, in no particular order:

Giving users a home directory automatically

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HowTos

If you are using LDAP or NIS to manage users you might discover users having problems because they don't have a home directory on each machine they can connect to. Thankfully there is a simple solution for creating home directories upon demand for users.

Puppy Linux

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Linux

It sounds like a toy, doesn't it? "Puppy Linux". So cute, and when it first boots you'll hear "Woof-Woof" as a help screen opens. Well, it's not a toy. Although small (the "big" download is 70MB), it includes a lot of the things I'd want to have in a live CD

Ubuntu Wins 2006 World Class Award From PC World Magazine

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu was awarded a PC World 2006 World Class Award, identifying it as one of PC World's '100 Best Products of the Year. Winners were announced in the July 2006 issue of PC World.

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