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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 11:56pm
Story Distro Hoppin`: Linux Mint 7 KDE Edition srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 11:44pm
Story 5 y.o KDE user tips & tricks srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 9:53pm
Story Landscape System Management Tool Adds Dedicated Server srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 9:52pm
Story Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part IV: snipmate.vim srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 9:50pm
Story Linux Needs to be "House" Trained. Not. srlinuxx 1 04/08/2009 - 9:20pm
Story Forecast: Cost Cutting Will Drive Open Source Growth srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 8:03pm
Story Microsoft Blames Open Source for Sales Slump srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 7:59pm
Story KDE 4.3.0 Caizen Released srlinuxx 2 04/08/2009 - 7:29pm
Story Ubuntu's Karmic Koala: What to expect srlinuxx 1 04/08/2009 - 6:11pm

Kororaa XGL LiveCD

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Linux
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Distrowatch reported, "The Kororaa project has released a live CD demonstrating the new Xgl technology for 3D window manipulation and other unusual effects: "Today I am happy to release a Kororaa live CD showcasing Xgl technology. If you would like to find out what it's all about, then download the CD and boot up your PC! The Live CD comes with X.Org 7.0, GNOME 2.12.2, 3D support and of course Xgl. Supported drivers are 'nvidia' (NVIDIA) and 'fglrx' (ATI). Minimum recommended configuration is Pentium 3 with NVIDIA GeForce video card."" So, of course we downloaded it and checked it out.

Setting Up A Highly Available NFS Server

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HowTos

In this tutorial I will describe how to set up a highly available NFS server that can be used as storage solution for other high-availability services like, for example, a cluster of web servers that are being loadbalanced.

NVIDIA GeForce 7900GT 256MB

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Hardware

The speculations flying around the Internet in recent months in regards to the GeForce 7900 series can now come to a close. This morning NVIDIA is unveiling the new GeForce 7900 series GPUs that packs a fair amount of improvements over the existing flagship 7800 GPUs, and we have already taken this new unit for a spin at our facilities.

First linux version of CubeCombat released

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Gaming

After some time of inactivity, the developers of CubeCombat released a new version of their game including bugfixes and new levels. Most important: For the first time a linux version (BETA) is available.

Ubuntu: Getting Back to Linux Basics

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Enter Ubuntu. Curious about how the distribution compares to others I have been using of late (SUSE, Red Hat, etc.), I started poking around with it, and was very impressed by what I found.

OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 Is Here

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Software

OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 is available today. This release is recommended for everyone. It contains some new features, fixes many small bugs, and resolves numerous issues.

K3b Fundraiser Started

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KDE

Sebastian Trüg has been working on K3b for a long time now and his computer has always served well for development. However it is now old and showing the first signs of senility. In order to keep up his work on K3b he needs a new machine.

An Introduction to awk

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HowTos

The awk programming language often gets overlooked for Perl, which is a more capable language. Out in the real world, however awk is found even more ubiquitously than Perl. It also has a smaller learning curve than Perl does, and awk can be used almost everywhere in system monitoring scripts, where efficiency is key. This brief tutorial is designed to help you get started in awk programming.

Mozilla Revenue Claim Sparks Frenzy

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Moz/FF

Since its inception, the non-profit Mozilla Foundation has remained active thanks to generous corporate backing and the hundreds of volunteers devoting countless hours toward building an open source browser. But little has been made of the company's revenue following the launch of the Mozilla Corporation -- until now.

Lyon chosen as site for OOoCon 2006

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Software

OpenOffice.org members last week selected Lyon, France, as the location of the next OpenOffice.org Conference, or OOoCon. In previous years, OOoCon has been held in Koper, Slovenia (2005), Berlin, Germany (2004), and Hamburg, Germany (2003). This year's conference is tentatively scheduled for mid-September.

Jon Maddog Hall on Linux, saving money and ruling the world

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Linux

Jon Maddog Hall has been a software engineer, systems administrator, product manager, marketing manager and professional educator. Hall has been the executive director of Linux International since 1995, the first four years as a volunteer. He managed to take the time to speak with Computerworld about his life, open source, Linux International and the upcoming conference.

Linux, virtualization help bank tackle downtime issues

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Linux

Stonebridge Bank is a small, relatively young company with seven years under its belt and its IT staff of three had more than they could handle with 131 servers running a mix of Windows and Linux operating systems. Without a drastic change in the structure, Rapp was facing serious uptime issues. But before the worst could happen, Rapp began evaluating virtualization alternatives

McNealy pumps open standards at gov't trade show

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OSS

Government agencies need to move toward open standards and managed services to cut IT costs and improve service to customers, Sun Microsystems Chief Executive Officer Scott McNealy said Wednesday.

Will violating the GPL get you in deep SOX?

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OSS

You may never have even considered how the popular GPL open-source license might interact with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, but embedded systems seller Wasabi Systems claims that Sarbanes-Oxley has made "GPL violations a federal crime."

Three Gentoo events coming up

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Linux team has announced calls for papers for two upcoming events -- the Gentoo UK Conference, in London; and FrOSCon, in Bonn. A Freescale Gentoo Seminar at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif. is also coming up.

Using versioning for your configuration files

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HowTos

Some time ago I read an article about versioning your /home files with Concurrent Versions System (CVS). The article appealed to me because I like the idea of always being able to undo a mistake, compare my current work with a previous version, and keep a backup of my important files. But the thought that I would litter my home directory with a lot of CVS directories was enough to keep me from implementing it. Recently, however, I've thought about applying versioning to administration files.

Novell stitches up Linux deal with NSW Government

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SUSE

In what is believed to be the first open source government contract in Australia of its kind, Novell has signed a deal with the NSW Department of Commerce to become an approved supplier of Open Source software and solutions.

ATI v8.23.7 Display Drivers Benchmarked

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Software

Yet again ATI continues in their monthly ritual of releasing new Linux display drivers that are accompanied by the release of their usual Windows CATALYST suspect. The candidate taking center stage today is v6.3 for Windows CATALYST, while the Linux version making its presence known is v8.23.7

Gameserver status on your desktop

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Software

It is a small desktop applet wich displays all useful gameserver statusinformation on your desktop via the aDesklet API engine. It parses the Informations from a recent q-stat installed on your system.

Guide to Troubleshooting Linux Problems

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HowTos

This is a guide to basic, and not so basic troubleshooting and debugging on linux systems. Goals include description and usage of common tools, how to find information, and what to do with that information. Emphasis will be on software issues, but might include hardware as well.

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