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Story Red Hat Funds Open Source Lab in New Gates Center srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 5:10pm
Story Ubuntu: One Year Later srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 5:09pm
Story Install Pidgin SVN + Plus! In Ubuntu hotice 10/09/2009 - 1:17pm
Story The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.8 Server i386 [ISPConfig 2] falko 10/09/2009 - 12:51pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 10/09/2009 - 10:58am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 3:01am
Story Firefox 3.5.3 srlinuxx 2 10/09/2009 - 2:06am
Story Five Features We Want to See in Ubuntu srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 1:17am
Story 3 Software Applications For Chemistry Students srlinuxx 2 09/09/2009 - 11:59pm
Story Lubuntu: Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee srlinuxx 09/09/2009 - 11:48pm

What happened to Kubuntu.de?

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Ubuntu

You do remember the Kubuntu.de conflict, don't you?

The "strike week" has gone, and now...wtf?

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Open Source and Anti-Virus Don't Mix

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OSS

To me, one of the biggest areas where open source has come up short is anti-virus. This is too bad, as I think a lot of people would quickly fall in love with a free, reliable and always up-to-date open-source anti-virus client.

My desktop OS: Frugalware

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Linux

I'm from Italy, and Italian men are well-known for appreciating beautiful women. Meanwhile, Hungarian women are well-known for being beautiful. Maybe it's no coincidence that my desktop OS is a beautiful Hungarian Linux distro: the brand new Frugalware 0.4.

VoIP Basics

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Web

Have we ever realized how much will be benefited by VoIP technology? What is VoIP anyway? If you are new to VoIP and want to get basic understanding of how it works, how will you get benefited by VoIP solution as a customer then this article is for you.

Linux brings VMware into the fold

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Linux

Linux programmers are moving toward a change that would put virtualisation software from VMware on a more even footing with open source rival Xen.

Automobile Association takes Linux for a drive

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Linux

The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has given Linux its roadworthy certificate for use as a web and database server solution in its organisation, following a trial run that the AA says proved very successful.

Should Oracle get into the Linux business?

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Linux

If Oracle were to get into the operating system business with Linux, would this be a good thing for the database giant? Industry watchers are all over the map with their thoughts on the matter.

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New GNOME Does Search Right

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Reviews

For years now, the Linux and open-source desktop has had the benefit of multiple software projects pushing forward to create nicer-looking, more useful environments. One of the most prominent of those projects, GNOME, recently underwent one of its twice-yearly updates, and the result is a compelling set of refinements.

Console Review: GP2X

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Reviews
Gaming

The GP2X is a Korean-made, Linux-based handheld that shares many features with the PSP. In some cases, the GP2X dances circles around the PSP. But the GP2X is not for everyone. It is not the most accessible handheld — it takes some tinkering to get things working the way you want.

VPNs Illustrated: Tunnels, VPNS, and IPsec -- A Book Review

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Reviews

VPNs Illustrated: Tunnels, VPNS, and IPsec offers a clear and concise evaluation of the technology that allows private networks to extend through insecure channels. Overall, the purpose of this book is to inform readers of the benefits a VPN can offer.

Programmers' prose sought in Linux essay contest

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Linux

Can you craft a sentence as well as you can code a Linux hack? If so, Intel and the Linux Symposium want to hear from you, with a new competition for the best essay on Linux.

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

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HowTos

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file.

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NDISWrapper Setup On Ubuntu Linux (with a GUI)

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HowTos

In case you don’t already know, NDISWrapper is a tool for Linux that allows the use of Windows drivers. This is almost always used for wireless network drivers. It is a very simple way of setting up a previously unsupported device in Linux. This article will describe the setup of NDISWrapper and the installation of the wireless network device driver.

U.S. advised to promote open standards, source, innovation

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OSS

A business- and university-led public policy group has issued a downloadable 72-page report examining open standards, open source software, and "open innovation." The report concludes that openness should be promoted as a matter of public policy, in order to foster innovation and economic growth in the U.S. and world economies.

DHS Bug Hunt Returns Mixed Reaction

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Security

The results of a Homeland Security Department-funded bug hunt spanning 40 popular open-source programs has thus far met ambivalence from the open-source community. While many projects are using the results to improve their software, others are bemoaning the high number of false positives.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.16.6 Released

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Linux

Greg KH and the -stable team have announced the release of Linux kernel 2.6.16.6. Changes for this version include EXT3, netfilter, usb, ptrace, and a handfull of non-X86 changes.

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SUSE 10.1 RC1 from the Standpoint of a Mandriva/PCLinuxOS User

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SUSE

After the firing of Mandriva's founder, Gael Duval, and the failure of Mandriva to release appropriate and timely updates, I scrubbed the Mandriva distro from my main home machine and installed PCLinuxOS. I've pretty much settled on PCLinuxOS as my preferred workstation desktop, but I'm still looking for a server OS.

So, I decided to install SUSE on my second hard drive. What follows is my reaction to a SUSE install and configuration, from the standpoint of someone who is an intermediate Linux user, but has no experience with SUSE.

Handheld Linux gaming platform available stateside

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Gaming

Linux-based handheld gaming platform that runs native and emulated games is shipping in the US. Gamepark's GP2X is powered by a pair of ARM9 processors, has an "open-source" API and development tools, and can run thousands of classic console video games.

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