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Story Slackware Linux 13.1 arrives srlinuxx 25/05/2010 - 1:09pm
Story Is it time to rethink the open source license approval process? srlinuxx 25/05/2010 - 1:07pm
Story Btrfs and the Ubuntu spin machine srlinuxx 25/05/2010 - 1:02pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 10.04 falko 25/05/2010 - 11:08am
Story Church of Linux srlinuxx 1 25/05/2010 - 10:38am
Story PostgreSQL 9.0 is now in Betaphase credativ 25/05/2010 - 10:33am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 25/05/2010 - 4:09am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/05/2010 - 2:10am
Story Interview with KMail Developer Thomas McGuire srlinuxx 24/05/2010 - 10:44pm
Story Red Hat exec: Oracle's not an open source company srlinuxx 24/05/2010 - 10:42pm

Frustration: some (Open Source) myths just refuse to die

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OSS

Some misconceptions refuse to die. And, worst of all, these misconceptions are harming our community and harming us, directly. I’m talking about a two-headed beast:

Allchin backtracks on Vista virus claims

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Microsoft

FURTHER TO our earlier report regarding Jim Allchin’s remarks which suggested Windows Vista may not need an antivirus system, the man himself has moved to clarify his comments.

Also: Bill Gates, philanthropist ...not

List your installed package versions with apt-show-versions

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HowTos

apt-show-versions parses the dpkg status file and the APT lists for the installed and available package versions and distribution and shows upgrade options within the specific distribution of the selected package.

Automating Web site and WordPress upgrades with Subversion

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HowTos

Today, I’ll show you how I automated my Web sites’ WordPress upgrades using assorted and powerful Linux software. You’ll also enjoy an exclusive look at the release process of one of my software products.

100% Free Distributions: Will They Get Linux Anywhere?

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Linux

‘Completely free’ distributions spring up every once in a while, and they tend to get a substantial amount of coverage from the Linux press. The last one to be added to the FSF’s ever-growing list of free distributions is GNewSense, which is Ubuntu stripped of its proprietary software and given a (bad) makeover. As one might expect, it has received the usual spike of popularity: NewsForge, LWN, etc. What’s wrong with GNewSense?

Book Review: Ubuntu Hacks

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Reviews

I recently got hold of a very nice book on Ubuntu called Ubuntu Hacks co-authored by three authors - Kyle Rankin, Jonathan Oxer and Bill Childers. Put in a nutshell, this book is a collection of around 100 tips and tricks which the authors choose to call hacks, which explain how to accomplish various tasks in Ubuntu Linux.

Richard Stallman’s shackles: The open source Java acid test?

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OSS

There are those that feel it doesn't matter whether it's Sun's CDDL license or the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License. Either way, they say, GNU/Linux distros will be able to include Java and that's all that matters. But I'm not so sure the issue is as simple as that.

Firefox Bundled With Corel WordPerfect Office X3

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Moz/FF

Corel Corporation announced that Mozilla Firefox will be bundled with Corel’s new consumer productivity package, Corel WordPerfect Office X3 – Home Edition 2007.

Setting WPA Supplicant for WiFi Access

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HowTos

Most of the people nowadays don’t use WEP for wifi encryption, most of the wireless router support wpa tkip algorithm for encryption. I read a page which people can actually uses 10 minutes to crack WEP encrytion, which amazing and in the sense that you do not want to use WEP for your WLAN too.

Apples and bananas

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OSS

While trawling through this week’s normal helter-skelter barrage of free software and open source news items, opinion pieces and analyzing ponderings a couple of pieces caught my eye. After a nice strong cup of coffee and pulling myself together a bit, I examined the articles a little more closely. I discovered that the authors, or originators, of each had, in fact, made a very common mistake while performing free and closed software comparisons that reminded me of the old adage regarding apples and bananas...

Using Linux at Work

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Linux

I've been programming since a young age, and Linux has always seemed like a natural progression, especially as my development environment is PHP/MySQL/Apache. A while ago, this was all done on a Red Hat installed system, using the “Plesk” web interface. Although I spent quite a few hours at the console sorting out problems, Plesk hid the real nitty gritty from me and I was often just following “How Tos” in order to get things fixed.

MythTV Performance Hacks

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HowTos

In this feature, we show you how to get the most performance possible out of MythTV by running mythfrontend with elevated privileges, maximizing hard drive throughput, choosing the best file systems and the right hardware.

RHEL 5: What's coming (Interview w/ Scott Crenshaw)

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Interviews

I was fortunate to do a Q&A session today with Scott Crenshaw, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product. We talked about a range of things related to the early 2007 release of RHEL 5: product features, competition with Oracle and Novell, and other things.

LinuxToday: What Goes Around

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OSS

While the rest of the open source world reels from the Oracle-spanks-Red Hat and Microsoft-embraces-Novell news, it left me wondering, where does this leave Sun Microsystems?

Review: 3 Linux Desktops Put To The Test

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Linux

System builders considering a Linux desktop are faced with a dizzying array of choices. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of Linux distributions to choose from. After considering several commercial distributions, the Test Center narrowed the field to three channel-friendly players: Linspire, Novell, and Xandros.

Ultra Userfriendly Linux Shootout - Xandros vs Linspire

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Linux

Today I'm taking a look at two ultra-userfriendly Linux distributions: Xandros Home Edition Premium and Linspire Five-O. I'm comparing these two against each other for their technical merits, ease of installation, look/feel, available software and ease of use. Are these two commercial Linux distros easy enough for your Grandmother?

Install Slackware 11.0 in a VMware ESX Server 2.5.x VM

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HowTos

Slackware is not officially supported on VMware, but it can be installed without too many problems. This guide will help you install Slackware in a safe VMware virtual environment, with its own unique quirks to take care off.

Unsinkable Vista?

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Microsoft

Vista doesn't need anti-viral software? That's what Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services division, said in a recent phone conference on Vista's release to manufacturing (RTM). Let's get real. The Titanic sank. Vista will be cracked.

AT&T uses open source to assure dominance

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OSS

How can anyone compete with AT&T if it has open source religion? Someone needs to figure that out, because they do. AT&T is an investor in OpenClovis.

Ubuntu vs FC5

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Linux

I think the fight is never going to end . The only topic the whole glugt seems to discuss for the past one month ( or even more than that ) is UBUNTU or FEDORA. Had a small chat with gc regarding the bootup time comparision of ubuntu and FC and some of the details i got from there is...

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