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Story Karmic makes you go WOW srlinuxx 11/09/2009 - 12:27am
Story KDE 4 Fanboys: seriously, knock it off srlinuxx 1 10/09/2009 - 10:37pm
Story Hey, check out my package! srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 9:52pm
Story moonOS 3.0 Review, Screenshots, Video srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 9:51pm
Story Open Letter to Linux Geeks srlinuxx 1 10/09/2009 - 9:45pm
Story Eight Things Windows Needs Before I'll Use it Again srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 8:02pm
Story The new features of Linux 2.6.31 srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 8:00pm
Story No MySQL, no Java in oracle developing plans? srlinuxx 10/09/2009 - 8:00pm
Story Microsoft Launches Open Source Foundation? srlinuxx 1 10/09/2009 - 7:50pm
Story Guide to porting from Solaris to Linux on POWER solrac 10/09/2009 - 6:40pm

Running Commercial Linux Software on FreeBSD

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One of the more intriguing capabilities of the BSD operating systems is their ability to run binaries for other Unix-like operating systems. I recently found myself requiring the commercial PGP Command Line for a project. Rather than install a Linux box just for this one piece of software, I jumped through some hoops and made it work perfectly on one of my existing FreeBSD systems.

Bringing The Power of ClamAV To The KDE Desktop

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Many people in the open source community question the need for antivirus software on a Linux or BSD system - especially a non-corporate, home system. But let me ask you, "Do you send and receive emails?"

Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance

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Apache server performance can be improved by adding additional hardware resources such as RAM, faster CPU etc.. But, most of the time, the same result can be achieved by custom configuration of the server. This article looks into getting maximum performance out of Apache with the existing hardware resources, specifically on the Linux systems.

Samba: Working Around QuickBooks 2006 Incompatability

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HowTos

This HowTo addresses the incompatability that QuickBooks 2006 has with Samba-based file-sharing (the Linux de-facto standard for domain control and file sharing).

Summary: Create a new user, group and share. Access the QuickBooks files via the new user by logging onto the share with its credentials.

Learn PHP: Pretty pictures (Part 3)

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I like my web sites to be dynamic. The more dynamic, the better. And I like my sites to be pretty, despite the open source ethos of text-only ugliness - how 90s. So today we are going to get PHP to help us with images, thanks to the über-cool GD library that ships with PHP.

SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3rc1 - Is it Soup Yet?

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Linux

For 3.4-3, SimplyMEPIS utilizes a 2.6.15 kernel and udev for most hardware autodetection and configuration tasks. Network setup was changed to take advantage of udev event handling. After the final release, the changes in 3.4-3 will be be available in updated MEPIS packages.

UltimaLinux LiveCD

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With the release of the new Ultima LiveCD, Tuxmachines felt this distro deserved a second chance (third actually, I just didn't write about the 2nd failed test a while back). Since its hard drive install didn't fair real well here, we'd hoped some updates and bug fixes would show vast improvement for this slack-based distro. How did Ultima Linux do this time?

Desktop Linux: If we build it, will they come?

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Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centers running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping point.

Installing Drupal on Linux: an epic adventure

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Drupal

There's a certain class of programs that I refer to as the "cranky" ones. They may work great when all is said and done, but getting to that point can be really hard. For me, these include sendmail, QuarkXPress, and now Drupal.

Chandler, an open-source personal information manager, hits its first public release

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Chandler, an open-source personal information manager (PIM), has reached its first public release milestone, version 0.6, and is now available for download. Chandler aims to do for PIMs and calendaring applications what Firefox did for web browsers. Available for Windows, OSX and Linux, the application binary is a 60 MB download.

Time to explore Foxfire

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For the most part I´m a Microsoft fan. But a while back I made a switch. And for me, that´s a big deal. I changed my "default browser" from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. So, why did I change?

Chinese lab to promote Linux standards

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Linux

A new Linux certification lab has been set up in China to ensure local Linux distributions observe common industry standards.

Bug Bounty Hunters Spot Flaw In Linux AV

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Security

3Com has identified a vulnerability in a popular Linux anti-virus program, the fourth time bug bounty hunters have cashed in on the reward the company's TippingPoint division pays for digging up software flaws.

Issues with Thunderbird 1.5

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There are some issues with the new Thunderbird 1.5.

The most important: Uninstall your old versions of Thunderbird before running the installer for 1.5.

GPL 3: Pre-Release Buzz Centers on Patents, License Compatibility

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The first public draft of GNU General Public License 3.0 will be released at an event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., on Monday, and open-source software advocates are hoping that effective provisions for software patents as well as GPL compatibility with other licenses will be prominent in the draft.

Formation of the KDE Technical Working Group in Progress

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KDE

The first Technical Working Group for KDE is now being formed, with elections due over the next few weeks. The Group will help the hundreds of KDE contributors come to technical decisions and smooth processes such as major releases. It will also provide technical guidance to KDE contributors.

Fire Up your own Linux Server

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Installing a Linux distribution can be both exhilarating and frustrating. My first two attempts at Linux installs-the first in 1996, the second in 1997-were unsuccessful. Installation routines and hardware support in Linux at the time were much less advanced than they are today.

Ubuntu founder to speak at annual Debian conference

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Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth will give the annual report on his hot, Debian-based distro at the 2006 Debian Developers Conference (DebConf), set for May 14 through 22 in Oaxtepec, Mexico.

How to configure and use LIRC

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LIRC is basically a small server which can decode or transmit infra-red signals. This is a tutorial about how to set up the LIRC server and how to use it in order to control your system or specific LIRC-enabled applications with a remote control. Examples of simple or more complicated setups are also provided.

Open Source for iTunes arrives

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ADHERENTS of the two new IT religions of the post modern age, Open Source and Apple, are set to clash over an idea being pushed forward by a bloke called Rob Lord.

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