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Story What’s GNU in Virtualization srlinuxx 1 17/11/2009 - 2:20pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 329 srlinuxx 13 17/11/2009 - 2:08pm
Story Linux wins the Clone Wars. srlinuxx 4 17/11/2009 - 2:05pm
Story Mandriva Linux Community Words: Buchan Milne srlinuxx 3 17/11/2009 - 12:09pm
Story Ubuntu Karmic is the venue for Gnome V KDE srlinuxx 17/11/2009 - 11:41am
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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 17/11/2009 - 1:25am
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Story Linux Contractor Fired for Using Firefox/Linux srlinuxx 6 17/11/2009 - 1:02am
Story Linux rulz: Top500 says so srlinuxx 2 17/11/2009 - 12:57am

The varied flights of Ubuntu Dapper Drake

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Ubuntu

The first time I got introduced to Ubuntu was when I installed Ubuntu Breezy 5.10 on my PC. And when Canonical released the beta version of the next major Ubuntu release called Dapper Drake, I decided to download and install it on one of the free partitions on my machine.

Also: Planning Dapper+1

Device Profile: Kangaroo TV IVT-200

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Linux

You don't think of NASCAR fans as Linux users, so much, but a new wireless handheld device available for rent at select races makes them just that. The NASCAR FanView devices rented out by Sprint at Nextel Cup races are based on Kangaroo TV's IVT-200.

OpenDocument Alliance Triples in Size

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OSS

The ODF Alliance, an organization of companies supporting the adoption of the OASIS OpenDocument format, announced Tuesday that its membership had more than tripled in less than two months. Since March 3, its ranks have grown from 38 to 138.

Open Source Hardware

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Hardware

The benefits of commodity hardware are well known. Competition among memory, storage, and chip providers has benefited the consumer and driven down PC prices. My belief is that the next big "open opportunity" is for the Open Source commodity laptop.

GoDaddy.com Donation Boosts Open Source Development

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Web

GoDaddy.com recently donated $10,000 to the OpenSSH project, which provides free secure server management tools utilized extensively by Go Daddy in its server infrastructure. This comes after moving all their services to Microsoft solutions. Is it too little to late to dress up that public image now in time for their ipo?

Managing multiple desktops in KDE

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KDE

Managing a department is no picnic, but managing space on your desktop can be even more troublesome. At any given moment, you may have any number of applications open on the desktop at once. Each one carries critical pieces of your daily life. You've got your e-mail client, a spreadsheet or two, that speech you're working on and a project planner. Throw in a browser window or two and your desktop's a mess.

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How to boot Knoppix 4.0 from a USB Flash Drive

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HowTos

The following instructions describe the process for installing Knoppix Linux on a USB flash drive. This allows the OS to be booted directly from the flash drive. These instructions are designed to be performed from a Windows PC.

Thinking in Java, 4TH edition review

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Reviews

There are a lot of books that try to teach both object-oriented programming and the Java language to autodidacts, but few do it so effectively as Prentice Hall's Thinking in Java, now in its fourth edition. If you're totally new to computer programming, or if you have trouble concentrating on what you're reading, you may need a more elementary text, however.

Debugging 101

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Software

Recently, a colleague and I were working together to resolve a bug in a piece of code she had just written. The bug resulted in an exception being thrown and looking at the stack trace, we were both puzzled about what the root cause might be.

Kaspersky Labs' slated for Linux virus FUD

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Linux

LINUX EXPERTS are dismissing as FUD a claim by Russian Anti-Virus outfit Kaspersky labs that it has invented a cross platform virus that can eat Windows and Linux systems.

Open source security in government

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OSS

Enterprise-level features, flexibility and cost have always been key factors for organizations that choose open source over proprietary technology. For IT managers in the government sector, however, these benefits often take a back seat to another software characteristic: IT security. Is open source secure enough for the government's IT infrastructure?

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Kanotix LiveCD 2006 RC2 Screenshots

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Linux

Kanotix, the distribution derived from a few German developers, has come out with an Easter special of being the second release candidate for their 2006 edition.

Firefox under fire from multiple security bugs

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation has warned of a slew of critical vulnerabilities to its popular Firefox web browser and related products. The most serious of the flaws create a means for hackers to inject malware onto vulnerable systems.

The day my father blew himself up

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OSS

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the visible front of the current standards battle royale: in this corner, at 220 pounds, Open Document Format (ODF)! In the other corner, the 800 pound gorilla, Microsoft Office 12 XML format! Hopefully, we won’t get caught in the explosion.

SCO Loses in China as Linux Gains

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Linux

The Linux market in China continues to grow, according to a new research report from IDC. And it is apparently growing partially at the expense of Linux nemesis SCO.

Can There Be Only Two Linuxes?

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Linux

A week before the spring LinuxWorld tradeshow got underway in Boston in March, Novell's chairman and CEO, Jack Messman, was quoted in the trade press as saying that eventually, when all the dust clears, there would only be two commercial suppliers of the Linux operating system: Red Hat and Novell.

In the Belly of the Beast

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OSS

In the beautiful-irony department, I have just learned that my name and copyright now appears in the EULA (End-User License Agreement) of a Microsoft product. A vector-graphics editor called “Microsoft Expressions”, apparently.

Open source network monitoring tools you should care about

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Software

Tools such as MRTG (Multi-Router Traffic Grapher) and RRD (Round Robin Database) make it possible to more easily collect data from a greater number of devices on the network, and convert the data into XML for easy consumption on the front end.

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