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Story Ubuntu's Karmic Koala: What to expect srlinuxx 1 04/08/2009 - 6:11pm
Story KDE 4.3: Stable, Fast, but Still Not Perfect srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 6:08pm
Story Why I Use Ubuntu Linux srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 4:25pm
Story Ten Productivity-Boosting OpenOffice.org Extensions srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 4:23pm
Story Cheese: The Un-Cheesy Webcam Software for Linux srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 2:09pm
Story Progress on the KDE netbook ui srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 2:07pm
Story Telco Planning Joins Linux Foundation srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 2:04pm
Story GNOME Integration with Online Services srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 11:48am
Story Is Security The Secret Of Firefox's Success? srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 11:45am
Story Five Best Linux HTPC Motherboards srlinuxx 04/08/2009 - 11:44am

Open-Xchange Releases Latest Open Source Collaboration Suite

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OS

Open-Xchange, Inc.today announced the immediate availability of the latest, most advanced open source Exchange alternative. Customers get access to more than 100 improvements, all of which are designed to improve the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software.

Backup? Fuggetaboutit!

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HowTos

Konserve is a small backup utility that lives in the KDE 3.x system tray, and it makes backups so easy, so automatic, that you'll probably forget all about it... until you desperately need that file you accidentally deleted. Let's install Konserve and create a backup job.

Getting Wireless to Work in Kubuntu

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HowTos

Once you've installed Kubuntu on that shiny new laptop of yours, you'll want to be able to connect to your wireless network. It's wireless care isn't natively supported by Linux. Not to worry, this guide will teach you the basics.

First look: KOffice 1.5, part 1: The major applications

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KDE

KOffice often gets overlooked in favor of rival office suite OpenOffice.org (OOo), which has a wider set of features, corporate backing, and cross-platform compatibility. However, the recent release of the KOffice 1.5 beta makes this a good time to take a closer look at the KDE suite's applications, features, and performance.

Finding hidden treasures in OpenOffice 2.0's Charting Wizard

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Software

The chart features in OpenOffice are like a mystery-lover's dream vacation: a huge, mysterious old house with lots of long halls, secret bookcases, dark closets and creaky doors that, when you peer behind them, reveal wonderful secrets. So, here's your tour of the powerful, hidden charting jewels in OpenOffice 2.0.

2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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Linux

The polls have been closed and the results have been audited, which means the results are in. We once again had a record number of votes cast - thanks to everyone who participated. Also a huge congratulations not only to the winners, but to everyone who was nominated. Without further ado, I bring you the winners of the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.

Open source: the future economy?

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OSS

When people asked Captain Kirk of Star Trek how much he got paid for his job, he answered that in the future, we don't use money any more _ people just work for the betterment of mankind. The concept puzzled me from an economics perspective. But having observed the open-source movement in the IT realm, I am starting to comprehend one direction that the economy of the future might take.

Yoper 3.0 Beta Tested

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Linux
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Yoper is a Linux Distribution that takes the best of the best and rolls it into their own 686 optimized system. They released a beta of 3.0, dubbed Blacksand, a few days ago and someone put a little bug in my ear to test it. So we downloaded the iso linked to at Distrowatch and tested it this morning. So, how did Yoper stack up?

Mr. Dell and Desktop Linux

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Linux

Michael Dell, chairman of Dell Inc. believes in offering Linux on the desktop, server, and workstation. What he doesn't believe in, for now, is giving Linux full support on the desktop. In an exclusive interview, Dell explained his company's Linux desktop strategy.

Rival: Microsoft's EU Offer a "Poisoned Honeypot"

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. has set out a "poisoned honeypot" by offering to open source code in its antitrust case, a rival said in a confidential filing to the European Commission, which it opened on Tuesday.

Emu Software Taps Open Source Veteran for Executive Team

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News

Emu Software – an open source configuration management company – announced that they have added Mark Hinkle as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development to their executive team. Mark is an open source industry veteran bringing extensive insight into Linux and the open source community. Mr. Hinkle is also the Editor-In-Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine and the author of the book, Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration (Thomson/Delmar Learning 2006).

PCLinuxOS Trashed!

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PCLOS

Systemtrash... what dorks! If they've never heard of grub or Mandriva, what the heck are they doing? Ok, to be fair the one guy seems to know a little about linux, but the other one - he must own the equipment. This week they "trashed" our beloved PCLinuxOS. And thing one thing that stuck out for me was the quoting from or reading of the background on Texstar and PCLinuxOS from my site, but no credit given. Hey, where's my link guys!? I sent them an email.

Windows Linux DualBoot Tutorial

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HowTos

This tutorial was written to help set up a dual boot on a SATA drive but it will also work for PATA so continue forward and I will let you know if you need to skip something. In order to have a fully functional dual boot system it is preferred that Windows be loaded first. After that you can load Linux and easily dump the boot configuration on Windows NTLDR file (comparable to Linux boot file).

Hybrids: How free+fee OSS models put vendor support on solid ground

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OSS

Some IT organizations' doubts about the strength of some vendors' support for commercial open source products is legitimate, but don't paint all vendors with the same brush, says SearchOpenSource.com resident expert Julie Hanna Farris. They may be young, but some commercial open source vendors have come up with hybrid models that include both free software and black ink.

Finding files with Kat

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Software
One of the most compelling new features of Mac OS X 10.4 was the Spotlight technology-or the ability to search the contents of any file, anywhere on your hard drive and have the results come up instantaneously in a search. Spotlight is still an indispensable tool to many, and it's no wonder that a similar feature is now available for Linux in the form of the Kat Desktop Search Environment.

Symantec adjusts browser bug count

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Moz/FF

A new report issued Tuesday by Symantec seeks to satisfy users of both Mozilla's Firefox browser and Microsoft's IE.

Microsoft to OpenDocument Alliance: Where's the Choice?

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OSS

Microsoft is accusing some competitors of exactly the same thing of which they have criticized the software company: pushing an exclusive standard to the detriment of all others and not enabling choice.

Making a federal case of open source

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OSS

Welcome to FOSE, Day 1. As you look through your show programs, you'll notice that this year's show puts a significant emphasis on technology education. The word around the GCN newsroom is that the FOSE planners wanted to move considerably beyond the floor show to give government professionals more and better information.

My desktop OS: GRML

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Linux

The best discoveries emerge from obscurity. My favorite discovery of last year was GRML Linux. You won't find this gem in the top 100 at Distrowatch, but if you ask me, it works better than all the usual names.

OOo Off the Wall: That's Your Version--Document Control in OOo Writer

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HowTos

Learn how to use Writer's version control tools to keep track of who made which changes and when, without diving into big CMS applications.

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