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Story Possibly the Funniest Programming Joke Ever srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 6:26pm
Story Open Source and The Geographic Divide – Europe and North America srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 6:24pm
Story Red Hat fights in open source corner srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 6:22pm
Story OpenSUSE Linux: When 1-Click Install Bites the Dust srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 4:15pm
Story Mozilla confirms Firefox updates and beta delayed srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 4:13pm
Story more shorts: srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 4:12pm
Story some shorts: srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 2:19pm
Story Oracle fails to convince MySQL doubters srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 2:14pm
Story Good Things on the Way srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 2:12pm
Story Windows, OS X, Ubuntu: maturity or stagnation? srlinuxx 22/10/2009 - 2:11pm

Removing sendmail

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Software

Sendmail has a terrible reputation for security. While the latest releases are very good, past releases have been less than secure and that is where the reputation has come from.

It's Not a Gold Watch...

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Misc

Why should Linux--as a technology, as a community--give a darn about anything Microsoft does? The story of Gates' retirement, as big as it was, wasn't about Linux or open source at all. And, try as many in the mainstream media wanted to make this about Linux, they really could not make a valid connection.

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Can't I Just Click on Something? Debian package management from the perspective of a total newbie

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Reviews

Just about any distro these days installs nicely to the hard drive. What can sometimes happen is that the system breaks when packages are added to the collection which the distro provides by default.

Why don't you get Linux?

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Humor

To the tune of "Why don't you get a job" by The Offspring

You won't pay, for upgrades. No way!
No, no, Why don't you get Linux
Say no way, say no way, no way
No, no, Why don't you get Linux

How to keep users from messing up their desktops

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HowTos

While I prefer allowing every user to customize his system, some managers may want to keep users from messing up a standard configuration. There are two basic approaches to this process. First, you can disable access to the key tools. Second, you can change ownership and permissions on associated configuration files to prevent changes by regular users.

US government agencies look to efficiently convert old data

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Misc

While the federal government looks into software than can convert paper data into electronic form, some state governments see open-source software as the wave of the future, said Dennis Wells, deputy chief information officer for the Office of Information Services at the Oregon Department of Human Resources.

MPlayer 1.0pre8 released

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Software

It's been more than one year since our last release and yes, we are still alive! Like always, the length of the ChangeLog clearly shows we have been lazy to release but not lazy to code.

First Persian-English Open Source Linux Operating System is Released

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Linux

The first version of a bilingual open source Persian-English Linux operating system, called Sharif Linux 2, has been released by Sharif FarsiWeb Inc.

CIO Jury: Software licensing 'too complex'

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OSS

Traditional enterprise software licensing has become too complex and is pushing organisations towards on-demand and open source alternatives, according to IT directors.

Enlightenment 17 QuickStart Guide

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HowTos

Enlightenment 17 or E17 as it is generally called, is a cool Window Manager for X. The latest stable version of Enlightenment is E16 (0.16.8.1). In this article we will talk about the latest CVS build available (0.16.999.023). So lets begin:

Review of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)

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Reviews

If you go by the statistics at Distrowatch.com, Ubuntu has been the hottest distribution there for quite some time. After the release of their latest version, 6.06 LTS, codenamed "Dapper Drake", Ubuntu is going to get a lot hotter.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Google's Linux Leap

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Linux

The Spring of 2006 will certainly be remembered as a banner season for desktop Linux. The reason we think this will be remembered as an "up" season for Linux is due to the efforts of one company to port some of its popular applications to the Linux desktop. We speak, of course, of Google.

Updating multiple machines on low bandwidth

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HowTos

There are situations where it is common to want to update multiple machines running Debian GNU/Linux whilst minimizing the bandwidth used for downloading packages and updates. There are several different solutions for this problem and here we'll look at one of them.

Understanding ELF using readelf and objdump

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HowTos

What is ELF? ELF (Executable and Linking Format) is file format that defines how an object file is composed and organized. With this information, your kernel and the binary loader know how to load the file, where to look for the code, where to look the initialized data, which shared library that needs to be loaded and so on.

Alien Trap Nexuiz v2.0 Screenshots

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Gaming

Nexuiz, an open-source multi-platform game designed for classic death-match game-play, has come yesterday with Nexuiz version 2.0. We at Phoronix have taken a quick look at this latest update.

Wengophone: VoIP done right

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Reviews

Dreaming about a free software competitor for Skype? Maybe your wait is over. Wengophone is a communication-over-IP application. I’ll try to do a feature comparison between Wengophone and Skype for GNU/Linux and review all points one by one.

Isle of Cheating-based Linux distro...

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Ubuntu

I was just reading Ubuntu ready for big biz, when an annoying cliché literrally jumped into my eyes: «Mark Shuttleworth, founder of UK-based Canonical».

No, Canonical is NOT UK-based, it's an Isle of Man-based business!

Skeptics Question Microsoft Interoperability Pitch

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Microsoft

Some members of the open-source community are skeptical about Microsoft's efforts to bridge incompatibilities between software licensed under the GNU General Public License and its own commercial software.

First impressions of Google Earth for Linux

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Google

Only a few weeks after releasing its first Linux application -- the photo editing program, Picasa -- Google has released its second application for Linux: Google Earth for Linux 4.

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