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Story Foresight, rPath, LiveCD, and Unity Linux srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 8:12pm
Story Five ways the Linux desktop shoots itself in the foot srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 8:09pm
Story Review: Argosy HV359T Multimedia HDD Player srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 5:59pm
Story XFCE: A Bitch Session srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 5:57pm
Story Ubuntu's Design Team: Make It Look Good, Run Better srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 5:55pm
Story freedom services srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 4:13pm
Story Responding Sanely to Sexism in FOSS srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 4:09pm
Story First Atom-powered Android netbook debuts srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 4:06pm
Story Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10 vs OS X 10.6 srlinuxx 1 14/10/2009 - 2:09pm
Story Fedora 12 Beta To Come Next Week srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 2:07pm

Running VMware Workstation 5.5 on SUSE 10.1

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HowTos

As I had VMware Workstation running on my previous SUSE distros, I decided to install the latest available version 5.5 on my SUSE 10.1 desktop. I usually use VMware Workstation to run WindowsXP, as there are few applications that I need to get my job done, as well as to test and see various Linux distributions.

Enterprise-level Ubuntu Linux due this week

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Ubuntu

The developers of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution plan to make a new landmark version of the software widely available this week.

PostgreSQL Fix Could Break Applications

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Software

PostgreSQL users have been put in a potentially sticky situation by a serious security flaw made public last week. The flaw allows for SQL injection attacks, and affects all versions of PostgreSQL, aside from fixed versions released this week. However, the fix, PostgreSQL developers admit, will break many users' applications.

Open source audio applications: A rebuttal

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Linux

I just spotted this article over on digg: Open source audio applications need to learn from listeners. After reading the first few paragraphs, I had to ask myself a question: What the heck is the editor talking about?

Also: Sound Recording using GNU/Linux

Rotten Effort

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Microsoft

It's bad enough when Microsoft strong-arms other software vendors into submission as a means of thwarting competition. But when it engages in underhanded tactics to intimidate users in order to land a software deal, we have a very disturbing situation on our hands. And someone needs to have the guts to speak out about it.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Review

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SUSE

Novell's SUSE Linux operating system has consistently gained momentum for years. Since I started reviewing it at version 8.1, I've found each new release to have more options, better autoconfiguration, and expanded hardware support, all while maintaining a high level of stability. But after having extensively tested SUSE Linux 10.1 for x86 and AMD64, I must say that the positive trend has faltered, and my expectations were not met with this release. While some things are clearly improved in 10.1, others have taken a step backward.

Open-source GP2X gaming and media portable review

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Gaming

While neither Sony nor Nintendo really embrace the homebrew scene with their handhelds, there is a large and dedicated group of followers who rarely buy official games for the PSP or DS. Likewise, with a few choice programs and a flash-linker, running emulators and homebrew software on the DS is a simple thing. What if there was a console that made all this easy for you?

Users want more details on open-source Java

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OSS

While users welcomed Sun Microsystems’ plan to release Java to open source, they say a lack of details about the announcement makes it difficult to determine the impact of whatever the company is aiming to do.

Windows Vista vs. Linux: Why Vista Might Lose the Battle

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OS

The opening of Beta 2 testing at WinHEC for Windows Vista has once again raised serious questions about Microsoft's ability to keep its promises.

How to Build a Linux Router

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HowTos

This guide will show you how to setup a Linux router with the Fedora Core 4 Linux operating system and an old computer in about 3 hours worth of time. Since many retail routers have been having trouble keeping up with the modern user with their loads of P2P apps, I’ve decided to write up this multi-part guide to help YOU setup a basic Linux-based router. If your router is slow, resetting, or stopping internet access when you're doing torrents or downloading from other P2P sources, the router you will make from this guide will take care of all your problems.

RISC OS found on Pocket PC PDA

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OS

It's a sight that will stun many users. To run RISC OS on a PDA is something we've been crying out for. Here, RISC OS can be seen running on a PocketPC PDA, with no Microsoft software in sight.

Also: ROX desktop in new Debian package

The Importance of Configuration Management in Open Source Deployments

As anyone who has used Linux systems for production systems knows all too well, there's an art to arriving at a stable configuration with all dependencies met. Linux distributors do an excellent job of delivering systems that meet this criteria, and keeping them there through their update processes as functionality updates, bug fixes, and security updates get laid on top of the out-of-the-box system.

Linux Helps FAA Monitor Air Traffic

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Linux

Graham Beasley, a federal business development manager at SGI, said the FAA is unusual in deploying Linux on desktop PCs. However, "open source is a lot easier in terms of maintenance," he said.

Second Day KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting

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KDE

Though it was still rainy here at the Annahoeve in the Netherlands, the KDE 4 multimedia meeting was definately up to speed. This article will report on the progress the hackers made yesterday, including the "why" and "what" of redesigning and speeding up amaroK, work on the KIO slaves and Phonon.

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NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX Driver Round-Up

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Software

With the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 driver pushed out to the Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD community last week, this has marked the end of the 1.0-8XXX series, with Rel90 approaching later this year. How have the NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX Linux display drivers matured through this series? Today we are having a look as we check back with the 1.0-8174, 1.0-8178, 1.0-8756, and the most recent 1.0-8762 candidate.

Ubuntu tips June 1 upgrade, server release plans

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Ubuntu

UK-based Canonical Ltd. will introduce all-new versions of its popular Debian-based Linuxes -- Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu -- along with its first enterprise server edition on June 1, a company spokesman told DesktopLinux.com May 25.

Setup a transparent proxy with Squid in three easy steps

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Y’day I got chance to play with Squid and iptables. The job was to setup Squid proxy as a transparent server. Main benefit of setting transparent proxy is you do not have to setup up individual browsers to work with proxies.

Backup your MySQL databases automatically with AutoMySQLBackup

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HowTos

If you site relies on MySQL and stores its sensitive data in a MySQL database, you will most definitely want to backup that information so that it can be restored in case of any disaster. The script that I liked the most is AutoMySQLBackup, because it doesn’t have any real requirements.

Under... SELinux standing !

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Security-enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an implementation of a mandatory access control (MAC) mechanism. This mechanism is in the Linux kernel, checking for allowed operations after standard Linux discretionary access controls are checked. Standard Linux security is a discretionary access control model (DAC).

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