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Story today's odds & ends: srlinuxx 1 29/07/2009 - 10:20am
Story Deactivate Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5 poodles 29/07/2009 - 5:42am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 29/07/2009 - 2:40am
Story Get started with HomeBank srlinuxx 1 29/07/2009 - 2:34am
Story Stupid UNIX man tricks solrac 28/07/2009 - 9:07pm
Story Re-comparing file systems srlinuxx 28/07/2009 - 7:58pm
Story Red Hat: 'We spend over $100 million a year to advance Linux' srlinuxx 28/07/2009 - 7:53pm
Story Anonymous BitTorrent Using ItsHidden VPN hotice 28/07/2009 - 6:20pm
Story Review: antiX M8.2 'Thasunke Witko' srlinuxx 28/07/2009 - 5:45pm
Story LXDE 0.4.2 Review and Screenshot Tour srlinuxx 28/07/2009 - 5:44pm

Linux grows stronger with kernel update

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Linux

Linux has moved closer to maturity as a robust datacentre platform, with the release of a major refresh of the kernel software.

Vienna's open source desktop migration takes off

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Linux

Thousands of city employees have started using OpenOffice.org and hundreds are running Linux, less than two months after the 'soft' migration started.

Microsoft to give Office access to rivals

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Microsoft

Microsoft will on Tuesday announce it is opening up access to its Office file formats to competitors, as part of a move to ensure the software giant does not lose lucrative government markets for its Office software.

First Look At Mandriva 2006

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MDV
Reviews

Mandriva, ohhh Mandriva how do we love you. Let us count the ways. It's all been said before hasn't it? Love them or hate them, they have a goal and are doing their best to achieve it.

Saving Linux from the lawyers

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Linux

Q&A with Stuart Cohen: The Open Source Development Labs has launched an initiative to try and head off future patent claims against the community developed operating system.

Icann, but can Africa?

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Web

Last week America held onto control of Internet governance following a last-minute deal with countries who wanted an international body to do the job of assigning Internet names and numbers.

Low Cost/High Performance Open Source Gentoo Linux LAMP Server Now Available

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Gentoo

Sumo Computer is announcing today that a new $399 Sumo Computer configured Kuro Box/HG is now available with LAMP and has chosen the Gentoo Linux distribution due to its ease of administration and over 10,000 Open Source ported applications.

Also: Distribution Release: Gentoo Linux 2005.1-r1

Linux in Italian Schools, Part 5: Slackware in Sardinia

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Linux

One teacher's willingness to dive into free software is helping the entire school to use a network that is newer, more secure and more diverse in its application--and the students love it.

CLI Magic: Simple backup is Mirdir

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HowTos

Mirdir provides a quick and easy way to make an ad hoc backup of important data. With it you can copy a file or directories to your keydisk, or save redundant copies of data you can't afford to lose. It tries to do only one thing, and do it well: mirror a directory.

Dell dismisses talk of AMD PCs as 'rumor'

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Hardware

Dell Inc. on Monday dismissed as 'rumor' a report that it has notified Taiwanese PC contract manufacturers to ready production lines to produce Dell PC systems using microprocessors made by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Reviewing OpenLab myself

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Linux
Reviews

[A regular at] TuxMachines.org has asked me [the lead developer] to do my own review of OpenLab, I won't deny that it feels rather odd to be doing so. After all, I am obviously biassed. But the request does justify the idea very well, so I reckoned I would give it my best bash.

Kubuntu v6.04 (Dapper Drake) Flight 1

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Linux

Phoronix has been up to their screenshot'in habit again! This time they have posted screenshots of Kubuntu v6.04 (Dapper Drake) Flight 1.

Over 40% of Open Source Developers Claim to Fix Bugs in Under 8 Hrs

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OSS

According to a survey by Evans Data Corp., open source software (OSS) developers find and fix software bugs quickly, with 17% of them being able to find and repair severe bugs in less than four business hours on average.

The environmental case for keeping the Internet free

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Web

The Generative Internet is more than a seminal brief on behalf of the Net. It provides the intellectual and legal foundations for many arguments to come.

Suse 10.1 alpha3 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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SUSE 10.1 alpha 3 was released this week and I thought I'd see if there was much new and exciting. As we look at the guis and applications, it appears as if most of the work must have taken place under the hood. When we examine the changelog, we find that's the case.

Red Hat Desktop 4 Review

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Reviews

The hardest part of installing Red Hat turned out to be picking the right version from all the server and desktop versions listed on the site. Eventually, we downloaded and burned the three disks for Red Hat Desktop 4 -- the desktop version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 -- and installed them.

10 things you should know about every Linux installation

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Linux

There are numerous common features with every Linux installation. This document lists 10 of the more important ones you should know about.

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Open Source Business Models Examined

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OSS

At LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco, it occurred to me that I had overlooked a very important Open Source business model, the Membership Model.

Installing and Configuring Ubuntu on a Laptop

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Linux

I recently decided to buy myself a laptop. This is the first laptop I have ever purchased, and the first computer I've bought in about five years. I shopped around and tried to get an idea of which models have successfully seen Linux installed on them.

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