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Story At long last: A look at vifm srlinuxx 06/04/2010 - 2:21am
Story Comparison of Community Linux Distributions for the Enterprise srlinuxx 06/04/2010 - 2:19am
Story TinyMe 2010 RC1 Screenshot Tour srlinuxx 06/04/2010 - 2:14am
Story Remember the Linux wristwatch? srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 11:36pm
Story Something for Amarok 2.3.1+ srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 11:35pm
Story Puredyne- A Powerful Linux OS for creative people srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 11:31pm
Story Where and Whither Mozilla? srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 8:58pm
Story Setting the record straight on sudo srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 8:55pm
Story Diary Of A Linux Newbie: The First Year srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 8:53pm
Story Linux Mint 8 ‘LXDE’ Edition Review srlinuxx 05/04/2010 - 8:51pm

Sauerbraten 2006-09-12

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Gaming

Last week a new version of Sauerbraten was pushed out. This release most notably brings improvements with water effects in the game. Trying out the open-source game on a variety of ATI Radeon X1k hardware (both mobile and desktop), the game had run surprisingly smooth.

SymphonyOS site hacked (update 2)

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Linux
Web

The troubled SymphonyOS Linux project has suffered another blow to their productivity in the form of malicious hackers. As perhaps another indication of the viability of the project, reports have confirmed that the site was defaced by a group calling themselves Sessiz Prens (Turkish Hackers). They even have the audacity to list an email address. symphonyos.com.

Didn’t God say “...and the geeks shall inherit the earth”?

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Linux

Some guy called Martin Girard had an article published in OS news cheekily entitled Why Desktop Linux Will Not Take off, and Why You Don’t Want It to. Isn’t this the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop again? That’s what the good people at Nuxified reckon as per Danijel Orsolic’s article How Microsoft is loosing to GNU/Linux. Here’s why I picked this up as opposed to letting the two articles just cancel each other out, and it’s back to the point I originally started off with about literacy. Kids these days are different to kids in my day.

A look at Linux

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OS

Vista, Microsoft's new version of Windows, is almost ready to roll. Vista has a lot of advantages over Windows XP, but when held up against OS X, Vista at first seems little more than an attempt at flattery. Vista obviously is not the only choice for Windows users, and switching to an Apple Macintosh computer is not the only alternative, either.

Change hostname or Server name of a Linux Machine

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HowTos

First, see if your host name is set correclty using the following commands: #uname -n, #hostname -a, #hostname -s, #hostname -d, #hostname -f, #hostname

If the above commands return correctly with no errors then all may be well; however, you may want to read on to verify that all settings are correct.

One Week Until Akademy 2006

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KDE

There is now less than one week to go until KDE developers meet with our users and industry supporters at Trinity College Dublin for our annual KDE World Summit, Akademy 2006. Our conference programme is one of the strongest we have had, full of fascinating talks and demonstrations.

Oh no. RIP lilo

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Obits

On the 12th September Rob Levin, known to many as Freenode's lilo, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He suffered head injuries and passed away in hospital on the 16th. For more information please visit #freenode-announce

More Information.

The 25 Worst Web Sites

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Web

From unforgettable flame-outs to some of the most popular destinations around, no one is safe from our look at the world's dumbest dot-coms and silliest sites.

Boot a Dead PC with Nothing but a Thumb Drive

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HowTos

With the advent of the tiny, lightweight, and portable USB key drive, system builders now have a new tool. I believe the USB key drive could alter—even usurp—our old rescue and recovery methodologies forever.

Welcome Windows users

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Linux

You are looking into the world of Linux? Welcome to another world of computing. As a MS Windows user you are familiar with one way of doing things. Be prepared to familiarize with a different way of doing things. This can sometimes be confusing, sometimes frustrating.

Fedora Core 6 Test 3 Screenshots

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Linux

The final test release is now available for the upcoming Fedora Core 6. Looking to steer clear of Microsoft Vista? Fedora Core 6 has progressed wonderfully in the GNU/Linux desktop arena. With Fedora Core 6 Test 3 (FC6T3) are countless improvements including new artwork, GNOME 2.16.0, yum support from Anaconda, Xen virtualization improvements, startup performance improvements, and a new default font.

Screenshots @ Phoronix.

KPhotoAlbum Splash Screen Contest moves to Voting phase

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KDE

The vote will run in two rounds, first you vote on the 28 contributions, next the five highest rated will go to the second round, where you vote a second time. blackie says, "I am truely impressed with the amount and quality of submissions."

Introducing the KDE:Community Project

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SUSE

You may think that I have blogged about every KDE-related openSUSE build service project by now. Not quite yet. Various people started to package additional applications using the build service in the last founded KDE:Community project.

Quick Tip: Add CDROMs to apt’s sources using apt-cdrom

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HowTos

apt-cdrom is a simple command to add CDROMs to apt’s sources.list file. Its syntax is a variation on this basic command line:

Full Tip.

Opera Trond's Final Curtain

After seven years of service Opera web browser developer, Trond Werner Hansen, is leaving to pursue interests in music. In his final farewell, he talks of some of the changes he's seen and how it aligned with his vision for Opera.

Is Ubuntu CE Needed?

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Ubuntu

If we take a look at the mission statement on the Ubuntu Christian Edition homepage, it states "To bring the power of Ubuntu Linux, combined with the best Open Source Christian software, to the world". What bothers me about this is that the word "Christian" is exploited while making this distro.

OSDL Patent Project Under Attack

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OSS

Controversy has erupted over an initiative by the Open Source Development Labs, known as Open Source as Prior Art, which is designed to improve the quality of software patents and thereby reduce the number of patents that can be used to threaten open-source software developers and users.

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks by Rickford Grant

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Reviews

Enter the new book title Ubuntu Linux For Non-Geeks by Rickford Grant. It's geared towards even novice computer users who are interested in seeing what this Ubuntu Linux thing is all about (which they can even do without installing it on their computer at all, thanks to the included Live CD), but wouldn't mind a little guidance while doing so.

Microsoft sued over use of name

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Legal

Dexter + Chaney, a 25-year-old Seattle company that makes construction-management software, is suing Microsoft for trademark infringement.

Virtually Speaking: Linux Vendors Not Zen Over Xen

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Linux

So much for peace, love, and community. The Linux vendors are as catty as those in any other space. Especially when they are trying to hold on to or build market share. It does, however, demonstrate how important virtualization is to these vendors' strategies.

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