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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 8:02am
Story some more howtos: srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 7:53am
Story Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" Keeps Getting Better srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 7:47am
Story SELinux vs AppArmor vs Grsecurity srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 5:13am
Story Pimp up your Terminal with Guake and Yakuake srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 5:09am
Story SouthEast LinuxFest: Be There srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 5:08am
Story Hands on: Google Chromium browser alpha for Linux srlinuxx 28/05/2009 - 5:05am
Story Living With GNOME's NetworkManager srlinuxx 27/05/2009 - 9:51pm
Story 8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About, part 2 srlinuxx 27/05/2009 - 9:47pm
Story 9 reasons to switch from Windows to Linux srlinuxx 27/05/2009 - 7:00pm

Swiss government switches 3,000 systems to Linux

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SUSE

Novell Inc. Tuesday announced an agreement with the government of Switzerland to replace the software in 3,000 of its servers with the company's SUSE Linux operating system.

Installation Face Off: Linux or Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

Lately, I have been hearing that Ubuntu is an easy Linux distribution to install and it is easier to install than Windows XP. I have even heard remarks that "My grandmother could install Ubuntu." With that being said, I did virtual installs of both Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 to see which one I felt was easier.

KDE Quality Assurance Meeting Report

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KDE

On the weekend of December 10th & 11th, a small group of nine KDE contributors met in Hamburg to work on quality assurance checks for KDE's code base.

'Open Source Content' Has No Quality Control

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Web

The flap over the man who spoofed the Wikipedia with a bogus entry claiming a journalist was involved in both Kennedy assassinations and spent 13 years living in the Soviet Union is a powerful indictment of what I'm calling "open source" content.

Also: WIKIPEDIA: fitting the open source framework

There's hope for a unified Linux desktop yet

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Linux

Seems like everyone got tired of clawing at reach other and instead decided to get down to work last week. Moreover, not only was the acrimony factor way down, but also the helpful factor was way up. What a change!

Unreal Tournament 2004 Linux patch v3369-1

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Gaming

Rounding off this patchy Monday, Icculus has issued updated retail patches for Unreal Tournament 2004 to bring the Linux and Mac OSX editions of Epic's multiplayer first-person shooter to version 3369-1.

My sysadmin toolbox

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Linux

I'm that odd guy who puts Linux on virtually everything, and will take something apart just because I can. My Linksys WRT54G runs Talisman from Sveasoft, my iPaq runs Familiar, and even my TiVos (DirecTiVo and Series 2) have been hacked up a bit. So what does a guy like me use for software tools?

Torvalds: "Just Use KDE"

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KDE

Without tip-toeing around the matter, Linus Torvalds made his preference in the GNOME vs. KDE matter quite clear on the GNOME-usability list: "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE.

Open Source - Is it a Valid Direction for You?

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OSS

There is a perception that Open Source products like the Linux operating system are rapidly replacing their paid-for commercial counterparts like Microsoft Windows.

CompAmerica Announces AX5, a Free “Windows-Like” Operating System

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OS

CompAmerica (http://www.compamerica.com) announces a free operating system option for its PCs that it claims “bears a reasonable resemblance” to Microsoft Windows XP and can cohabitate with Microsoft Windows XP on the same PC.

Open-source antivirus tech may get commercial help

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Software

To plug a hole in its intrusion-prevention product, eEye Digital Security may adopt the Clam AntiVirus project and improve the open-source software.

klik wins "Linux Format Hottest Pick" award

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Software

We got notified from the Linux Format (a printed magazine sold in UK newspaper stands) that they give their Hottest Pick award to klik. -- Woooohoo!

Quake 4 patch v1.0.5, Linux client/server v1.0.6 - patch

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Gaming

Id Software has released a new beta patches for Quake 4, bringing the Linux client/server to version 1.0.6.

Also: $2,000 Quake 4 tourney proposed

Closed, Open Source Share Compatibility Problems

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Software

Software stacks, open or closed, will always be dogged by backward-compatibility issues. Deal with it.

Packetstorm in a teacup; Firefox still secure

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Moz/FF
Security

The first exploit for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 was discovered by Packetstorm last week. However initial reports that Packetstorm's hack could completely disable Firefox seem grossly exaggerated.

Linux Shortcuts and Commands

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HowTos

This is a practical selection of the commands we use most often. On my small home system, it says there are 2595 executables on my PATH. Many of these "commands" can be accessed from your favourite GUI front-end, by clicking on the right menu or button. They can all be run from the command line.

Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits Using the Linux

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Security

Internet servers (such as Web, email, and ftp servers) have been the target for different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users.

Dual-core desktop duel: AMD vs. Intel

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Hardware

What would the results of a dual-core desktop CPU fight look like? To answer the question once and for all, we set ourselves to a no-holds-barred dual-core desktop CPU fistfight.

Considering the Misuse of Open Source

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OSS

As open-source software spreads to personal computers, servers and Internet networking equipment around the world, so, too, is the misuse of the rules governing the software.

LinuxWorld Boston mulls "invisible Linux" pavilion

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Linux

LinuxWorld Boston 2006 organizers say the "Invisible Linux" pavilion, currently at the "concept" stage, could help surface the use of Linux and open source in devices and embedded applications, given sufficient exhibitor interest.

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