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Story 8 Advanced OpenOffice.org Add-ons srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 4:27pm
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Apache project keeps pace with Java changes

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Software

The open-source Java effort Apache Harmony has graduated to a full-fledged Apache project. Apache Harmony, started last year, is creating an open-source version of Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), software for making Java programs on PCs.

Ubuntu for your parents, uncles and aunts. No tech support anymore!

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Ubuntu

During my visit to India last month, I promised myself that I would accomplish one important task. I would do everything in my power to eliminate the tech support role that I was playing to my parents. You see, my parents had inherited (ah, sweet pun) a desktop computer from me and in my absence had taken the help of local young men who gleefully installed Microsoft Windows software (pirated, of course).

Also: Ubuntu 6.10 x86_64 saves the day too!

Diverse extensions keep Firefox ahead

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Moz/FF

In the past few weeks, Microsoft and Mozilla both released the latest versions of their Web browsers, Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.0, respectively. The new IE is a gigantic (and much needed) upgrade from its predecessor, while almost all of IE's improvements were aimed to provide features that have already been included in Firefox for quite some time. Being an open-source program, one of Firefox's biggest advantages over the competition, Firefox supports "extensions." Here's a list of my 10 favorite extensions:

City of Vienna Deploys Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux

Red Hat today announced that the city of Vienna has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform of choice for its servers. Austria’s capital is using the operating system for both mission-critical applications such as database servers and other systems including file servers.

Quicktip - how to hide your Grub menu on boot

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HowTos

If you’ve got a machine that boots via grub and you’d like to hide the menu when it’s booting up there’s a simple little edit you can do to accomplish this.

*Full Tip*

The 15 Commands Essential For Unix

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HowTos

Learning UNIX is a seemingly daunting task, there are thousands of commands out there, each with hundreds of options. But in reality you only need to know a few of them.

Linspire Offers Free Services To Desktop Linux Users

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Misc

Linspire announced the first of many free services offered to desktop Linux users. FreeLinuxEmail, an IMAP email and Net file storage service developed by Messaging Engine of Melbourne, Australia, provides desktop Linux users a free server-based email and file storage service that works with both web-based and client-based email. IMAP is a superior email protocol over POP systems offered by most free email services.

Drupal claims second prize in the 2006 Packt Open Source CMS Award

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Drupal

Packt Publishing has announced the winners of their 2006 Open Source CMS Award, and Drupal has been awarded second place. The award comes with a cash prize of $3,000. The Joomla! project took first place, with Plone coming in third.

Ubuntu Developer Summit report: X.org improvements, driver controversy, and bling

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Ubuntu

X.org received a lot of attention and discussion at UDS, which is appropriate for such a desktop-focused distro. Binary drivers were a hot topic at the summit. Ubuntu developers also discussed how to provide a more robust configuration system for X.org, and what to do when problems arise with X.

Network traffic analyzer for Your Ubuntu System

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HowTos

Darkstat is a network statistics gatherer.Effectively, it’s a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP.

Also: Monitor Servers and Clients using Munin in Ubuntu

Ten people create 80 per cent of spam

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Security

TEN WELL AIMED silver bullets would take care of 80 per cent of the world's spam, according to the anti-spam organisation Spamhause. According to Security Pro News, Spamhause thinks that there are only ten people that are responsible for most of the spam in the world.

How to keep a detailed audit trail of what’s being done on your Linux systems

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HowTos

Intrusions can take place from both authorized (insiders) and unauthorized (outsiders) users. My personal experience shows that unhappy user can damage the system, especially when they have a shell access. Some users are little smart and removes history file (such as ~/.bash_history) but you can monitor all user executed commands.

Interview with Wez Furlong at php|works Toronto

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Interviews

Wez Furlong is Chief Architect at OmniTI, Inc. and a PHP core developer responsible for the streams abstraction layer, the PDO extension, and the SQLite extension among others. I caught up with him at the php|works conference where he presented a seminar on PHP Data Objects (PDO).

Open source in plain English

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OSS

Much of the debate about open source has been in technical terms, or increasingly in political terms. I'm not criticising either approach, but I suspect many potential open source converts are left cold by discussions that border on the religious in their fervour. What many companies really need is a direct and clear discussion about the tangible benefits of open source, without the political baggage.

Novell Answers Questions from the Community

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SUSE

Since the announcement of the Novell-Microsoft agreement on November 2, we have been flooded with questions from the open source community about what this deal means to the Linux, the open source community, and even what this deal means for Novell. We will use this page to answer as many of those questions as possible. Check back frequently, as we will continue to add more answers as quickly as possible.

Linux: should you make the switch

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Linux

So here it is, just two months left in 2006, and you’re still running Windows on your computer. There must be something wrong with you, right? If you don’t have the money for a new computer (i.e. a Mac), but you still want to depart from Windows for a while, then your best bet is Linux.

FUD motivated Microsoft SuSE deal: analyst

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SUSE

Microsoft's motivation to partner with Novell was driven by a desire to create fear uncertainty and doubt (FUD) in the minds of those considering a move to Linux -- and to sell more copies of Windows, according to analysts.

Degrees of Openness

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OSS

The open source software movement has received a lot of press coverage in recent years. A result of this is many people associating the term "open" with open source software. This popular definition of "openness" is incomplete. We should understand the different forms of openness and how they apply to the many facets of computers, software, systems, and even warranties and service agreements.

Intel Xeon 5300 Clovertown

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Hardware
Reviews

On November 2, 2006 the embargo for Intel's Core 2 Extreme Quad QX6700 was lifted which resulted in a slurry of reviews covering this flagship desktop processor. However, this morning happens to be an important date for Supercomputing 2006 and it serves as yet another milestone for Intel Corporation. This morning Intel will be introducing the Xeon 5300 series, or perhaps better known by its codename of Clovertown. At Phoronix we have had these processors in-house for over a week now and today are able to share our thoughts on these quad-core server/workstation processors as we test them under GNU/Linux.

D-Bus 1.0 offers desktop Linux app interoperability

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Software

D-Bus 1.0 ("Blue Bird"), the Freedesktop.org inter-process messaging system has just been released. A collaborative effort between industry and open source developers, D-Bus was created to allow arbitrary applications to easily communicate with each other and exchange data.

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