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Story Top 5 New Things in Ubuntu 9.10 srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 12:24pm
Story Implementing a sensible copyright: "FLOW-IT" fsmag 19/10/2009 - 10:39am
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #164 srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:28am
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:20am
Story 10 things to do after installing Linux srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:18am
Story Ubuntu Linux powers up srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:16am
Story Review: Parsix GNU Linux 3.0 Kev srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 11:29pm
Story few more howtos & stuff srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 5:41pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 3:58pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 3:52pm

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Tag your files and folders with an emblem in Gnome

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In Gnome, it is possible to tag files and folders with small icons called emblems. Tagging files with visual cues like these will help a person to find the particular file much easily.

Book Review: MySQL in a Nutshell by Russell Dyer

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MySQL in a Nutshell is for those new to mysql and also useful for those that are experienced with this database. As with most of the Nutshell books, this book is more of a complete reference for commands. Not really designed to be read cover to cover, it does provide an excellent reference for anyone that deals with the popular mysql database.

Building a Bulletproof Penguin: DB2 and Linux Failover

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HowTos

Implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will impact every division of a company is an intriguing proposition. A lot is expected of such a system, and when we were tasked with this undertaking at our company, we did not want to neglect the foundation of it -- the database. In this article, I will describe how we built a "bulletproof penguin" one piece at a time.

Part III: Shuttleworth on HBD, ImpiLinux, Geographical Ubuntu Appeal and Gnome v KDE

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Interviews
Ubuntu

In this final installment, we delve into the geographics of Ubuntu’s appeal; the investment by Shuttleworth’s venture Capital fund, HBD in ImpiLinux, and ever so gingerly broach the religious topic of KDE versus Gnome — not just as the Linux desktop, but as Mark Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu desktop.

Negroponte Unveils Working Model Of $100 Laptop

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Hardware

The first working model of the $100 One Laptop Per Child made its debut this week at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston where lunch can cost $100.

I am a technical writer, and I am using FOSS

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OSS

This story, Why technical writers aren’t using FOSS, appeared in on Newsforge in April, and I have to take issue with some of the assumptions.

First of all, I am technical writer, and I do use FOSS.

A Linux User's Look at Vista Beta 2

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Microsoft
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As you may have heard, Microsoft has begun allowing public downloading and testing of their Vista Beta 2 system. Much like you I suppose, I usually hate windows and swear never to purchase another disk from Microsoft. But since they offered a download for free, I couldn't resist the urge to take a look. I'd seen a few screenshots here and there, but it's not the same as clicking around on your own machine. Today I installed the beta 2 and thought I might as well share my experiences with it as I do with linux systems. I thought perhaps others might be curious as well.

Puppy Linux adds Opera, drops SeaMonkey

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Linux

The Puppy Linux project team, which debuted its v2.0 on June 1, has released a followup version that replaces Mozilla's SeaMonkey suite of web applications with Opera 9.0 Beta 2, founder and chief evangelist Barry Kauler said June 8 in his weblog.

Ubuntu image and reality regarding freedom

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Ubuntu

Few months ago, someone asked how he could do a Debian netinstall over wifi with only first CD [fr] and there I learnt that Ubuntu CD could as it contains the proprietary firmware.

Portage 2.1 Released!

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Portage Team is proud to announce that version 2.1 of portage has been completed and added to the tree for testing.

Booga! Booga!... Yawn.

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OSS

My rough-and-tumble hijinks aside, it is clear to me that we are in yet another round of "Booga Booga" from Those Who Dislike Open Source. Wow. This week hasn't just been "Booga Booga." It's been the guy with the hockey mask coming at us through the woods.

Well, almost.

Pimp My MPlayer

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MPlayer is my media player of choice. It is available for Windows and Linux, and plays most about every file format in a completely borderless window (a feature I miss in vlc, totem, kmplayer etc.). Here you can find useful configurations to maximise your viewing pleasure.

Book Review: User Mode Linux

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Written by Jeff Dike, founder and lead developer of UML, this is an authoritative and useful resource for anyone interested in using the software in anger. It describes both the genesis of the software - and it's instructive for those who are interested in how such projects grow and develop over time - and also a technical reference that describes what it's used for and how to get it up and running properly.

Ubuntu Dapper: Ready for the long haul

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Ubuntu

The long-awaited Ubuntu 6.06 Long Term Support (LTS) release, also known as Dapper Drake, made its debut last week. After extensive testing, I can say that it was worth the delay from its originally scheduled April release date.

Can Novell SUSE Linux Take On Microsoft Windows Vista?

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SUSE

Microsoft's delay with the release of Windows Vista has left enough wiggle room for other players to pursue the desktop operating system market. An old Microsoft rival, Novell, is angling to seize the day with the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, a desktop OS geared to beat Vista in cost, manageability and features.

Xen installation and configuration

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HowTos

Xen is a set of kernel extensions that allow for paravirtualization of operating systems that support these kernel extensions, allowing for near-native performance for the guest operating systems.

Open source promises more business functions

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OSS

A new generation of high-value open-source business applications is coming, according to a leading analyst. These will include collaboration, portal, content management and business intelligence tools.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Reliability Measured

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Linux

We're fond of the phrase, "lies, damn lies, and statistics." We tend to be cynical about data in general. Collectively, according to Yankee analyst DiDio, "individual corporate Linux, Windows and Unix servers experience three to five failures per server per year, resulting in 10.0 to 19.5 hours of annual downtime for each server." Beyond this, the results were revealing! shocking! earth-shaking! Er. Not really.

Basic Things to Know When Switching to a Linux Desktop

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Recent releases of Linux Distributions totally amazes me. What was once an OS that is easy to use and configure, has gotten even better. From different questions that I get from new users, I have come up to a collection of the basic things that a new Linux user must know.

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