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Story Arch makes Linux fun to use again. srlinuxx 2 11/01/2010 - 10:29pm
Story MS makes it legal to rent Windows, Office worldwide srlinuxx 1 11/01/2010 - 9:54pm
Story Mozilla preparing to ditch Firefox add-ons srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 4:22pm
Story In an ideal world… srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 4:18pm
Story Linux can do that srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 4:15pm
Story Invoicing with GnuCash srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 4:13pm
Story Managing Bibliographies with OpenOffice.org and Zotero srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 4:11pm
Story “Business Class” Favi Pico-Projectors Run Small, Have Linux srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 4:09pm
Story Who is KDE (once more with feeling) srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 4:03pm
Story Is Richard Stallman Mellowing? srlinuxx 11/01/2010 - 3:59pm

Isle of Cheating-based Linux distro...

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Ubuntu

I was just reading Ubuntu ready for big biz, when an annoying cliché literrally jumped into my eyes: «Mark Shuttleworth, founder of UK-based Canonical».

No, Canonical is NOT UK-based, it's an Isle of Man-based business!

Skeptics Question Microsoft Interoperability Pitch

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Microsoft

Some members of the open-source community are skeptical about Microsoft's efforts to bridge incompatibilities between software licensed under the GNU General Public License and its own commercial software.

First impressions of Google Earth for Linux

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Google

Only a few weeks after releasing its first Linux application -- the photo editing program, Picasa -- Google has released its second application for Linux: Google Earth for Linux 4.

Vim tips: Using Vim mappings and abbreviations

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HowTos

Vim ships with a lot of useful functions that make life easier when you're editing text, but Vim is also an extremely extensible editor. If you find yourself typing the same long commands or strings of text over and over again, it's time you learned how to set mappings and abbreviations in Vim, to save valuable keystrokes for your code or prose.

Ubuntu ready for big biz

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Ubuntu

The latest version of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distro, launched on June 1, was designed specifically with large organizations in mind, says the open-source project's founder.

Is Gates' retirement Linux's chance?

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Linux

It may be two years away, but when a giant the size of Gates moves, the world moves with him. And, in that movement, in this period of change, Linux may have its best chance ever to seize the marketplace momentum from Microsoft.

Book Review: The Debian System, Concepts and Techniques

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Reviews

The Debian GNU/Linux operating system is a marvelous piece of engineering, and Martin Krafft's new book "The Debian System, Concepts and Techniques" shows you how to get under the hood and take advantage of all the power it puts in your hands.

Synergy: One keyboard (and mouse) to rule them all

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HowTos

If you're one of the many users who has two (or more) computers on your desk, you might get tired of switching between the keyboard and mouse on different systems. KVMs are one solution, but if you'd like to save a few bucks and be able to switch between two or more computers with a flick of the mouse, Synergy is the software for you.

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SUSE 10.2 alpha 1 tested

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Reviews
SUSE
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Well, here we go again. With hardly any break at all those poor opensuse developers who have once again been chained to their desktops and only let loose for the occasional bathroom break, have released the next version's alpha 1. I can feel the excitement starting to mount already -albeit a just a slight hint at this point. SUSE 10.2 alpha 1 seems little more than a bug fix/update release.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0-rc1 Release - includes KDE 3.5.3

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Linux

MEPIS has announced RC1, the release candidate of SimplyMEPIS 6.0. RC1 contains KDE 3.5.3, the latest security updates, an improved USB media handler, and the CD is compressed with squashfs.

Gates to leave day-to-day role at Microsoft

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Microsoft

Microsoft announced Thursday that chairman and co-founder Bill Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role at the company, effective July 2008, to spend more time working on his charitable foundation.

Review: Gamepark GP2X

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Reviews

The handheld entertainment market is certainly active these days. The $199 Gamepark GP2X is an interesting hybrid device. Based on the Linux operating system, this unit is about the size of a traditional handheld gaming player. It sports a 3.5" TFT LCD display and two separate processors.

ssh forwarding

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HowTos

Ssh forwarding is powerful stuff, but using it can be confusing. For example, let's say we have a machine that our firewall will send traffic to, but we actually want to ssh to another internal machine.

Nagios offers open source option for network monitoring

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Interviews

Nagios is a Linux-based host, service and network monitoring program that is starting to attract attention because of its quick configuration and easy maintenance. James Turnbull, author of Pro Nagio 2.0 Turnbull spoke recently with SearchOpenSource.com Assistant Editor MiMi Yeh about how Nagios is different from its counterparts.

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Flock 0.7 Released

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Software

Welcome to the 0.7 release of Flock. We are very excited about this product, but please be aware that this is still beta software. This is their first public beta version, available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 released under gpl

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Software

I have some great news to report. The leading edge of Ghostscript development is now under GPL license, as is the latest release, Ghostscript 8.54.

Vista: Evolutionary or revolutionary?

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Microsoft

Since Part One of my little Vista venture last week, I've received a few not-so-nice e-mails from folks telling me to make sure I prove to them that Vista will really be revolutionary. For the most part, that's a subjective term. If you're a rabid, anti-Redmond Penguin palooka, nothing will seem revolutionary.

Watch Soccer World Cup Live in ASCII

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HowTos

With the world cup fever catching on, millions of soccer crazy people all over the world are glued to the TV. And enterprising people who can't watch the game live on TV are finding ways of keeping track of the game through alternate means.

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