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Story OS of the Future: Built for Security srlinuxx 09/04/2010 - 12:52am
Story FOSS: The Consideration Bridge srlinuxx 09/04/2010 - 12:49am
Story New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 2 srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 10:47pm
Story Hands on: SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 10:46pm
Story Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 10:44pm
Story Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Beta 2 Released [Screenshots] hotice 08/04/2010 - 9:24pm
Story Is IBM splitting hairs srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 8:20pm
Story Eye On Ubuntu 10.10 srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 8:18pm
Story Ubuntu: Consumer ready, Enterprise grade. srlinuxx 1 08/04/2010 - 6:43pm
Story Let he who is without proprietary features cast the first stone srlinuxx 08/04/2010 - 6:00pm

JBoss' Fleury Comes Out Swinging at Microsoft, Oracle

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Linux

Red Hat and its JBoss division came out swinging against the recent assault by Microsoft and Oracle on Red Hat's open-source middleware and operating system technology base.

Ubuntu Hacks

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Reviews

I have recently been reading a book called Ubuntu Hacks by Jonathan Oxer, Kyle Rankin & Bill Childers, published by O'Reilly and Associates. I didn't expect to become a Grand Ubuntu Master by reading a single book, but I was hoping to pick up a few tips and tricks. If you want to really get to know Ubuntu, then you should grab a copy of this book and follow the bouncing dot.

Using Webilder to display flickr photos as your Ubuntu/Debian desktop wallpaper

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HowTos

Webilder is a handy little program that allows you to download photos from flickr and import photos from webshots to display as backgrounds on your Linux desktop.

the ubuntu devconf

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Ubuntu

A week or so ago I went along to the Ubuntu Developer Summit at Google HQ. This sort of conversation makes me very cynical about the relevance of the OSDL and LSB. It was a shame that Mark Shuttleworth didn’t show up - his blog entry is the only reason I went along.

Cacti On An ISPConfig Server Within 10 Easy Steps

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HowTos

In this article I describe how to install and setup the Cacti in a ISPConfig Server. There aren't many differences from installing in other ISP Managers or standalone Apache installations. I tried many others solutions, but Cacti is very simple and fast to implement.

Review - Firefox 2

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Moz/FF

For some, their Web browser of choice is just as emotionally charged as their choice in operating systems. For the rest of us, there are several quality Web browsers to choose from, and Firefox 2 certainly holds its own.

Linux-running PS3 offered on eBay

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Linux

Want to run Linux on the PlayStation 3 but can't be bothered with the hassle of installing it? Then head over to online auction site eBay where one of Sony's next-generation consoles is on offer pre-loaded with Fedora Core 5 Linux.

Dell + Ubuntu ==> Disaster

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu will run fine after the installation. Windows XP will run too but not for long. And the useful Dell Utility Partition is gone (because the MBR has changed). You think you can fix it by FIXMBR and get the Windows NT Bootloader back. Great. You just mess up your harddisk further.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 178

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • News: Etch delay, Ubuntu and Mandriva software repositories, Fedora 6 usage statistics, security event auditing in FreeBSD 6.2

  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 2.12, Zenwalk Linux 4.0
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.2 RC1
  • New additions: Fluxbuntu, Linux Mint, PapugLinux, Ulteo
  • New distributions: Kids Without, Ubuntu Multimedia Center, YaKa
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

The Tron effect

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Misc

In 1982, I attended computer camp. I know, this sounds like a "One time, at band camp. . ." story, but it's not. This was computer camp. It took place at the little-known Eastern Oregon State College, and it was the first year EOSC offered computer camp.

Jabbering with Coccinella

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Software

Although its name sounds like that of a bacterium, Coccinella is a nice cross-platform open source Jabber client. While Jabber, and IM clients in general, are a dime a dozen, Coccinella sports a few nifty features that make it worth considering.

Open source databases '60 per cent cheaper'

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OSS

Open source databases can save enterprises up to 60 per cent over proprietary products, according to data collected by Forrester Research.

Adobe: We may sue over Vista

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Microsoft

Software maker Adobe may sue Microsoft if it is not satisfied with the European Union's steps to ensure Microsoft's new operating system does not shut out rivals, Adobe's chief executive said.

Google to Sell Newspaper Ads

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Google

Stop the presses! Google extended its advertising model to that most mobile of media, the newspaper. It sounds crazy, especially in light of the reaction to certain advertising moves the search engine made earlier this year. But this latest maneuver just might be more successful.

Cheat Sheet: Open source licences

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OSS

Open source licences... much of a muchness? Indeed. Let me start by saying, if you happen to think that all open source software is created equal, you are very, very wrong.

Stable kernel 2.6.18.3 released

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Linux

The 2.6.18.3 stable kernel update has been released. This update is a bit smaller than its predecessors, but there's still a fair number of fixes here, including at least one which is security-related.

More Here.

Enhance Your Mail Server With ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy)

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Linux
HowTos

ASSP stands for Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy. The ASSP server project is an Open Source platform-independent transparent SMTP proxy server that leverages numerous methodologies and technologies to both rigidly and adaptively identify spam. In short ASSP is the most kickass solution that is both free and works great. It reduced spam to an absolute minimum for me.

http://www.howtoforge.com/antispam_smtp_proxy

Ifconfig - dissected and demystified

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HowTos

ifconfig - the ubiquitous command bundled with any Unix/Linux OS is used to setup any/all the network interfaces such as ethernet, wireless, modem and so on that are connected to your computer. ifconfig command provides a wealth of knowledge to any person who takes the time to look at its output.

Jokosher 0.2 Released

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Software

The Jokosher team are proud to announce the second pre-release of their simple yet powerful audio studio for the GNOME desktop. The new 0.2 version of the software has been in active development since July, and has packed Jokosher with the core features to perform full audio recording and production on the Linux desktop.

Printing in OpenOffice.org Calc, Part I: Page styles

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HowTos

Spreadsheets are primarily used online. For this reason, printing them can be challenging even to experienced users. However, OpenOffice.org offers more help than most spreadsheets with printing, starting with the introduction of page styles. In this entry, I'll explain how Calc page styles can help with printing spreadsheets.

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