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Story My Arch Linux Experiment (Part 2) srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 6:18pm
Story DesktopBSD 1.7 srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 6:16pm
Story Now, Microsoft Indoctrinates Best Buy against Macs srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 6:14pm
Story Gnome Shell – Your Next Desktop Environment srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 5:36pm
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

Firefox 1.5.0.2 Released

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Moz/FF

The award-winning, free Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. Today brings version 1.5.0.2, and it is recommended that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest version.

Linux primer for networkers

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HowTos

Installing, supporting and particularly diagnosing networks can involve much detective work, in addition to decent levels of frustration and caffeine. As with all investigations, the more data that is available to form and test hypotheses, the more likely a problem will be solved. Therefore, the more options or tools available for data gathering, the more useful the data obtained.

Linux powers electronic sheet music reader

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Linux

FreeHand Systems used embedded Linux to build an electronic music reader designed to replace paper-based sheet music in practice, lesson, and performance settings.

Also: TV browser supports Flash 7, Linux devices

Linux Distributions Bird's Eye View - a Mind Map

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Linux

There are umpteen GNU/Linux distributions and then some more. Many claim their roots in Debian and others in Red Hat. Still others swear that they are unique and were created from grounds up. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a picture which gave a broad idea of the roots of each GNU/Linux distributions? Well look no further. Here is a mind map of almost all GNU/Linux distributions.

Process your email with procmail

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HowTos

Mutt is a fine command-line email client, but it lags Evolution and Thunderbird in its ability to do email filtering. The procmail mail processing utility can help. It is highly configurable, allows for far better email filtering than Thunderbird, and as is customary with command-line applications, it is fast. While procmail is most commonly employed on the server side, its ability to handle POP and IMAP protocols makes it useful for desktop users as well.

Gentoo on a 1and1 vserver

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Gentoo
HowTos

The company 1and1 recently started offering virtual servers based on the Virtuozzo virtualization technology. While these machines are quite cheap and provide a full linux work environment they run SUSE by default. Not my favorite linux distribution... I was pretty certain that I could also switch the server to Gentoo. So I tried and it is definitely possible.

Ubuntu: A ramble through Drake Lake

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Ubuntu

This is not a review. It is not fair to review a work in progress. It is not a preview either. Such has already been done. Besides, all too often both views degenerate into a list of everything that does not yet work. And! And! Even reviews of released Linux distributions often do little more than enumerate features that haven't been added yet, but are already present in the author's current favourite. So I won't cover in any great depth what is and is not in Dapper. If you want to mark for yourself each stride forward, please visit the testing pages linked to above. It will tell you what you need to know, and has pretty screen-shots besides.

Novell comments on its transition to Linux desktops

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SUSE

In a CNET story reporter Renai LeMay wrote, "Novell may be evangelizing Linux and Open Office on the desktop, but more than half of its own employees can still boot Microsoft Windows. DesktopLinux.com contacted Novell Director of Global Public Relations Bruce Lowry for Novell's comment on the CNET report.

Will open source ever destroy its proprietary prey? Ask Apache

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OSS

Just as video failed to completely kill off the radio star, I think it's probably premature to finger open source as the murderer of commercial software. Apache Foundation chairman Greg Stein, on the other hand, had no problem giving a five- to 10-year timeline for packaged applications at EclipseCon in March.

Novell and SCO heading for arbitration over Unix claims

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SUSE

Novell Inc has asked the court hearing its slander of title case against SCO Group Inc to put a hold on proceedings while SCO's non-compete agreement and copyright infringement claims against Novell's SUSE Linux are referred to the International Court of Arbitration.

Combining Documents with OOo

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HowTos

I ended it with a suggestion about how to use the tools in OOo to combine documents much more efficiently than you could hope to do with Reveal Codes. What follows is an expanded version of my suggestion that reinforces, yet again, the advantages of using styles in many situations.

New KOffice supports Oasis

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KDE

Another major advance is the unified scripting solution, Kross. The cross-language support for scripting (hence the name) allows for scripting in both Python and Ruby.

Using epoll() For Asynchronous Network Programming

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HowTos

General way to implement tcp servers is “one thread/process per connection”. But on high loads this approach can be not so efficient and we need to use another patterns of connection handling. In this article I will describe how to implement tcp-server with synchronous connections handling using epoll() system call of Linux 2.6. kernel.

The Free Software Alternative in a Gnutshell

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OSS

If I were to duplicate my Microsoft office computing environment at home, , it would cost me a small fortune. Instead, I have the equivalent functionality at no cost beyond the cost of the computer itself. My home computer uses the free Linux operating system and free application programs.

SUSE Linux 10.1 RC1 Released

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SUSE

I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1 Codename "Agama Lizard" RC1. We will make sometime next week an RC2 - and only distribute the delta ISOs of any RCs, and update the factory tree as well. Full Announcement.

Triple-booting with GRUB, LILO, and Windows XP

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HowTos

Wondering how to create a triple-booting system that involves Windows and two Linux distributions -- one that uses the GRUB bootloader and the other using LILO? Here's a hands-on procedure that lets you do just that, without tweaking cryptic configuration files and messing with geeky commands.

Configuring static routes in Debian or Red Hat Linux systems

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HowTos

Static routes improves overall performance of your network (especially bandwidth saving). They are also useful in stub networks (i.e. there is only one link to the network). For example, each LAN (located at different offices) is connecting to HQ IDC (internet data center) using single T1/LL/Wan link.

Novell Retains JBoss Link Despite Red Hat Move

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SUSE

Novell Inc has said it remains committed to JBoss Inc's open source middleware stack despite the acquisition of JBoss by rival Linux distributor Red Hat Inc.

Behind Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu are and what they do? Or what they are like? Behind Ubuntu was inspired by the People Behind KDE series.

KDE Look and Feel for Java Preview

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KDE

Sekou Diakite has released an alpha version of a KDE Look and Feel for Java. This is an interesting step forward in Linux/Unix desktop integration since Java applications can now use the KDE/Qt libraries for drawing Java widgets and even directly use existing KDE widgets.

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