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Story RE : Please Reinstate the OS Wars srlinuxx 1 20/09/2009 - 3:33pm
Story Ubuntu Version 10.04 Code Named Lucid Lynx srlinuxx 2 20/09/2009 - 3:29pm
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Story HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez Entertainment Notebook srlinuxx 1 20/09/2009 - 1:26pm
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Story Distro Review: SAM Linux 2009 srlinuxx 2 20/09/2009 - 10:46am
Story Quake Live - Redefining the online gaming srlinuxx 20/09/2009 - 10:24am
Story Issue #89 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out srlinuxx 2 20/09/2009 - 10:07am
Story Linux and plethorization srlinuxx 1 20/09/2009 - 9:01am

The end of the (free) pipe dream?

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Web

Gervase Markham, our man from Mozilla, says that charging for sending e-mails could create a dangerous precedent on the previously free-to-access internet.

Firefox Exploit Emerges

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Security

An exploit that takes advantage of a recently-patched bug in Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser has gone public.

Review: SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3

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Linux
Reviews

SimplyMEPIS is a KDE-based, Debian-derived distro that focuses on desktop use. The previous stable release came out in May of 2005, but the newest version of SimplyMEPIS is scheduled for release today, and it looks like a great release for anyone who's interested in desktop Linux.

Northland Demo

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Gaming

Linuxgames.com reports, that Runesoft has released a demo for Northland, a strategy game developed by Funatics Software that features unit/structure management and adventure-style riddles.

Also: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Preview

HP picks Red Hat for advanced telecoms server

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Linux

Red Hat Inc has announced that Hewlett-Packard Co has selected its Enterprise Linux operating system for its new Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture blade server.

Final Gnome 2.12 version released

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Software

The Gnome project Wednesday released version 2.12.3 of its popular Linux desktop, the final release in the 2.12 branch. Version 2.13 will be skipped, and the next edition, v2.14, is already well into development, the project said.

GooBuntu - Googles New OS

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Linux
Google

After initially downplaying reports that they will release their own operating system, Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu.

OpenOffice, IBM, and Redmond buses

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Misc

On the streets of Redmond, Wash. -- aka the center of all evil in the known universe -- you can now find buses bedecked with OpenOffice and Sun ads.

Nice Rewriting of the Factual History

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Web

Beranger has posted some interesting screenshots showing the vast differences in search engine results in and out of the iron information curtain.

Outdoor WiFi router runs x86 Debian Linux

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Linux

German networking equipment integrator Saxonia is shipping an x86-based outdoor WiFi router that runs Debian Sarge. The Meshnode router boots a 2.6.15 Linux kernel from CompactFlash, and offers lots of room to install most any normal x86 Debian package, the company says.

The Ultimate Media Server - Apache+SSL , PHP, MySQL and Jinzora

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HowTos

This guide will lead you through creating a secure ssl based webserver to be able to stream your multimedia across the World Wide Web. Before embarking on this journey I would highly recommend reading this documentation in it's fullest before executing any of it. You may find some pointers in the tips and tweaks section that you can make during installation that would make this install even easier and make it a one time install.

Where Did Firefox Come From?

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Moz/FF

I got involved with Mozilla because I loved the idea of working on something that had the potential to make an impact on millions of people. My friends and I lived in our browsers, so there was also a tangible payoff for contributions that made it into a shipping Netscape release.

Keep in touch (tcp keepalives etc.)

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HowTos

You can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself..(Ricky Nelson)

I don't imagine Ricky Nelson was thinking about tcp timeouts and keepalives in the 70's, and probably isn't still, but the subject comes up fairly often for me and never fails to be annoying.

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Must Linux buy its way onto the desktop?

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Linux

As you may know, Google is close to making a deal with Dell in which the search giant will get to preinstall its software package on Dell PCs. What you may not know is that Google may be spending a billion dollars over three years for the privilege.

What does that have to do with Linux? Everything.

PHP Basics

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HowTos

This introductory article on PHP will explain what PHP is, how it works, and how you can get started using it.

Open Source & The Fallacy Of Composition

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OSS

Recently I posted about the Fallacy Of Composition (which says that an advantage shared by everyone is not an advantage) and how it applies digital music: If everyone can make and distribute music cheaply, the price they can charge goes down and they all make less money. It should apply to open source as well. Is there an escape route?

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