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Story Implementing a sensible copyright: "FLOW-IT" fsmag 19/10/2009 - 10:39am
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #164 srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:28am
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:20am
Story 10 things to do after installing Linux srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:18am
Story Ubuntu Linux powers up srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:16am
Story Review: Parsix GNU Linux 3.0 Kev srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 11:29pm
Story few more howtos & stuff srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 5:41pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 3:58pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 3:52pm
Story Closed Design or No Design? Something is better than nothing. srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 11:47am

Ubuntu Visible Root Password Fixed

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Ubuntu

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.67ubuntu20 (base-config) and 1:4.0.3-37ubuntu8 (passwd). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Introducing Kwort Linux

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Linux
Reviews
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Kwort is a linux distribution based on Slackware Linux and has recently been added to the Distrowatch waiting list. It comes with kernel 2.6.14.2, Xorg 6.9.0, gcc 3.3.6 and xfce 4.2.3.2. Their site states, "Kwort's desktop and applications are completely based on the gtk2 toolkit." Tuxmachines took Kwort for a spin around the block, and this is what we discovered.

How to Run Linux on a USB Drive

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HowTos

Getting Linux to run on a USB Drive may easily seem to be an overwhelming process, but we put together a very simple guide that an absolute novice could follow.

'Root' Password Readable in Clear Text on Ubuntu Breezy

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Ubuntu

A major, critical bug and possible security threat has been discovered in Ubuntu Breezy. Apparently, the 'root' password gets written into the installer's log files in clear text.

CEBIT - Open source helps SMBs customize applications

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OSS

Small and medium businesses increasingly want to customize their business applications and some software vendors are making sure they can, mainly through open source initiatives, vendors at Cebit said on Saturday.

NVIDIA 7900GT + NVClock

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Misc

Since the public launch of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 series this past week (March 09, 2006) we have been assisting Roderick Colenbrander, or better known as NVClock's Thunderbird, in appending support for these GPUs under this Linux NVIDIA utility. For those that have never used NVClock, it is a text-based and graphical (GTK or Qt) utility released under the GNU General Public License and was originally designed as the lone NVIDIA overclocking utility.

Gates Tops Billionaires List - Again

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Microsoft

Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, remains number one on the Forbes list of billionaires, the magazine announced Thursday, with an estimated fortune of $50 billion.

Browser war 2.0

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Software

A new browser war is brewing and is promising fireworks. The new browsers like Opera, Firefox, Netscape, Safari and Mozilla are clearly making their own place. Microsoft has upped its ante too and is soon releasing a new version of its Internet explorer. Beta version is already out. Claims and counter-claims of which is the more secure browser are also doing rounds.

Traditional DNS Howto

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HowTos

Linux system administrators should learn traditional DNS. Front-ends and quick templates to setup domain records have a place in managing sites. When confronted with DNS configurations already in existence, nothing can substitute for knowing and using the fundamentals.

Book Review: Classic Shell Scripting by Robbins, Beebe

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Reviews

All in all, I'd give this book a 8 out of 10 rating. The book is an excellent companion to "Learning the Bash Shell", and if you liked that book, you'll love this one.

Internet blows CIA agents' cover

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Web

The Chicago Tribune says it has compiled a list of 2,653 CIA employees, just by searching the internet. The newspaper said it gathered the information from online services that compile public data, that any fee-paying subscriber can access.

Ubuntu v6.04 Dapper Drake Flight 5

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Ubuntu

The fifth Alpha, or referred as Dapper Flight 5 by Shuttleworth's community, of Ubuntu v6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. With many of the low-level enhancements now complete, they have begun adding some finishing touches to this release scheduled for release in April 2006. Today we have taken quite a few shots to visually display some of these changes.

Top 10 Technology Trends

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Sci/Tech

Technology is one of the last frontiers on the information horizon. While technology can help us do our jobs better, faster, and cheaper, some innovation actually proves to be more disruptive in the long run. So what are the top 10 technology trends in 2006?

Update: Fixed Link

Variable Mangling in Bash with String Operators

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HowTos

Have you ever wanted to change the names of many files at once? Or, have you ever needed to use a default value for a variable that has no value? These and many other options are available to you when you use string operators in bash and other Bourne-derived shells.

Six Vistas — an IT nightmare?

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Microsoft

Whether the final tally reaches six or eight, or if you focus only on the two enterprise Vista versions, Vista Business and Windows Enterprise, the headache to IT administrators is still considerable. It makes me want to take a much closer look at Linux on the desktop. If Novell has brains, they'll market the heck out of Novell Linux Desktop right now.

Video-on-Demand and Linux

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Linux

Don't underestimate it - VOD is big business for the cable and telecom companies offering it. Video on Demand is an extremely demanding application for today's computers and networks. The Linux operating system provides an ideal platform on which to build VOD systems.

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Kanotix 2006 CeBIT Preview

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Linux

With CeBIT taking place this week, the German-based Kanotix has released a 2006 preview of this Linux distribution to display at this exhibition. We have obtained this Kanotix preview release and have a few shots of it here today.

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