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Story Puppy Linux 4.3 and Woof srlinuxx 1 02/10/2009 - 10:59am
Story Red Hat files brief in Supreme Court patent case srlinuxx 1 02/10/2009 - 10:30am
Story KDE 4 Isn't Too Bad, After All srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 10:14am
Story Karmic Koala: That's One Seriously Fast Marsupial srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 10:10am
Story When is it GNU/Linux and when is it not? srlinuxx 1 02/10/2009 - 9:28am
Story Top Video Editing Apps for Linux srlinuxx 1 02/10/2009 - 9:04am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 3:00am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 2:50am
Story Amarok 2.2 "Sunjammer" released srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 12:55am
Story OpenSUSE 11.2 poised for release srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 12:52am

Defining Success

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Linux

I just witnessed a subtle, yet interesting, division in the Linux community this week. The catalyst for this division was none other than the announcement from the Desktop Linux Summit that Linspire is planning to offer, alongside their commercial offering of the same name, community-oriented versions of the Linspire distro to be known as Freespire.

ATI PowerPlay Reanalyzed

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Software

Last year we had taken an in-depth look at ATI's PowerPlay technology upon the support within the Linux fglrx display drivers. Now that Fedora Core 5 has been out for some time, and there have been quite a few monthly releases since that point, we are now back today as we re-examine ATI's PowerPlay using once again the Mobility RADEON X300.

Linux desktop a viable alternative to Windows: poll

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Linux

A clear majority of readers believe that a Linux desktop will one day be a viable alternative to Microsoft Windows, according to approximately two thirds of respondents to a lightning poll.

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Adventures with a SUSE Linux-Powered OQO Palmtop

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SUSE

After seeing the specs for the OQO model 01+ tablet palmtop PC, I knew I had to put SUSE 10.0 Linux on it and do a review. OQO currently offers only a Windows XP version. To say the OQO/SUSE Linux combination is a "geek magnet" is to overstate the obvious.

TO-Crossifre password pubished

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Gaming

Minutes ago the developers of TO-Crossfire released the password for their password-protected rar archive distributed via BitTorrent during the last days.

Also: Quake4 1.2.1 for GNU/Linux x86 update

PCBurn Commentary: What's Up with PCIe 1x Slots?

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Hardware

On recent motherboards the PCIe 1x slots seem to be all the rage. Some motherboard manufacturers eskew extra PCI slots in favor of their runty PCIe cousin. But what are these used for? And why would you want two PCIe 1x slots instead of a healthy 3 or 4 standard PCI slots?

Managing Disk Space with LVM

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HowTos

The Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is a mechanism for virtualizing disks. It can create "virtual" disk partitions out of one or more physical hard drives, allowing you to grow, shrink, or move those partitions from drive to drive as your needs change. It also allows you to create larger partitions than you could achieve with a single drive.

World's smallest networked Linux computer?

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Linux

Intec Automation is shipping a tiny ColdFire-powered CPU module claimed to be the smallest Linux SBC (single-board computer) with Internet connectivity, a reasonable amount of memory, and "massive control functionality." The WildFireMod measures 1.9 x 1.7 inches (49 x 44mm).

Analysis: Open-Source Promenade

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OSS

Whether Red Hat's $350 million purchase of JBoss proves a wise decision strategically or financially over the long term, it was one that Red Hat had to pull the trigger on if it hopes to compete in the higher-value business-software market.

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Mozilla Pulls Major Firefox 2.0 Feature

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. developers have yanked one of the most prominent features from the next version of their Firefox browser after deciding that it can't be finished in time.

Also: Firefox Picks User Ads

EU: Microsoft had 'double lock' on PCs

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Microsoft

Microsoft violated antitrust law to "double lock" a virtual monopoly it holds on personal computer operating systems, a European Commission lawyer told a court Friday.

Also: Samba creator takes stand in Microsoft case

Azureus Adding "Content Layer"

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Software

Azureus, the ever popular Open Source BitTorrent client, is due to announce the addition of a "content layer" to the software at OnHollywood 2006.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sunset for McNealy

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OS

Hardly a ho-hum week. CEO McNealy, Linspire and Xandros.

Linux Kernel CIFS chroot Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Security

Marcel Holtmann has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions. The vulnerability has been reported in versions prior to 2.6.16.11.

A web interface to digikam

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Software

Currently I have 21458 photos according to digikam's database (which are using 13 Gb according to du ). When someone asks me to put some album in my web server I hate to lose my time exporting to html, generating thumbnails and resized 1024x768 versions of my pictures which occupy space in my HD that I'm usually hesitant to remove. So last saturday evening I started a new project: Creating a web interface to digikam.

Manipulating PDFs with the PDF Toolkit

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HowTos

Creating and reading PDF files in Linux is easy, but manipulating existing PDF files is a little trickier. Countless applications enable you to fiddle with PDFs, but it's hard to find a single application that does everything. The PDF Toolkit (pdftk) claims to be that all-in-one solution. It's the closest thing to Adobe Acrobat that I've found for Linux.

Jabber Transports (MSN, Yahoo, ICQ etc)

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HowTos

We've previously seen how to install the Jabber cross-platform, and open, chat server. Sadly - some people insist on using the closed source IM clients. What should we do?

How To Set Up A Loadbalanced High-Availability Apache Cluster

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a two-node Apache web server cluster that provides high-availability. In front of the Apache cluster we create a load balancer that splits up incoming requests between the two Apache nodes. Because we do not want the load balancer to become another "Single Point Of Failure", we must provide high-availability for the load balancer, too. Therefore our load balancer will in fact consist out of two load balancer nodes that monitor each other using heartbeat, and if one load balancer fails, the other takes over silently.

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