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Story Top Ten Must See Sites for the New Ubuntu Citizen srlinuxx 20/07/2009 - 12:02pm
Story odds & ends srlinuxx 1 20/07/2009 - 10:14am
Blog entry Hacao Linux 2009 CE (English & Vietnamese) release ! Hacao 20/07/2009 - 7:51am
Story few more odds & ends srlinuxx 20/07/2009 - 7:25am
Story Blogging Client Comparison srlinuxx 19/07/2009 - 11:45pm
Story Exciting Technologies coming to Linux srlinuxx 19/07/2009 - 11:44pm
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #151 srlinuxx 19/07/2009 - 11:42pm
Story PCLinuxOS 2009.2 fits like an old pair of jeans srlinuxx 19/07/2009 - 9:11pm
Story Kubuntu Jaunty: Just 'cos I use it don't mean it's all good srlinuxx 19/07/2009 - 9:08pm
Story State of the KDE Union srlinuxx 19/07/2009 - 9:05pm

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OpenLab: The other African distribution

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Reviews

At Distrowatch.com, Ubuntu has been the most popular distribution for 12 months. And what about bringing the second most carefully crafted and venerable Linux distribution, Slackware, to the masses? You have a whole-hearted attempt to do this with OpenLab, sans the astronaut's deep pockets.

Ubuntu's Linux Wireless Utility Easier than Windows

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Linux

Recently I bought a wireless card that had an entry in a Linux compatibility list. It didn't work. In attempting to make it work, I discovered that in Ubuntu's new release 5.10, they've added a utility that makes it easy. Here's a short article demonstrating this ingenious tool.

Symphony OS site down

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Web
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As stated in our review of Symphony b1p1, interest in that OS is growing expediently and is now evidenced by its site going offline. Downloads and irc still available.

Network monitoring with Cacti

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Software

GNU/Linux is without doubt a brilliant server OS, but monitoring your Linux server can be a challenge. Cacti is an extremely useful and easy to use tool for network administrators, and best of all, you do not need to be a network guru to use it.

Web 2.0 Cracks Start to Show

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Web

Spam, scams and scatterbrains -- the same problems that plagued the old internet are cropping up again in a new wave of technologies known collectively as Web 2.0.

Interesting Book Reviews

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Reviews

UnixReview.com describes and recommends php|architect's Guide to PHP Security while techbookreport.com offers a glimpse into Slamming Spam: A Guide For System Administrators. Should they be on your reading list?

America's Army 2.5.0 for Linux is out

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Gaming

Finally and after skipping one release, latest version of America's Army (version 2.5.0) is available for Linux. America's Army is a tactical 3d shooter commissioned by the US Army. Our old friend Ryan "icculus" Gordon released a native linux port again.

Coming Soon to a Kernel Near You: GPL 3

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation is just weeks away from announcing the roadmap and process that will govern the release of the first draft of the rewritten GNU General Public License.

Best Practices for Diagnosing Linux Problems

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Linux
HowTos

You are alone in a dark cubicle. To the North is your boss’s office, to the West is your Team Lead’s cubicle, to the East is a window opening out to a five-floor drop, and to the South is a kitchenette containing a freshly brewed pot of coffee. You stare at your computer screen in bewilderment as the phone rings for the fifth time in as many minutes indicating that your users are unable to connect to their server.

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Free Remote KDE Desktops

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KDE

CosmoPOD.com offers free remote KDE desktops over NX. Anyone can sign up to have their own desktop accessible from any computer with a network connection. To find out more about the service and why KDE was the chosen desktop, KDE Dot News spoke to the man behind CosmoPOD, Stephen Ensor. Read on for the interview.

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

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OSS

The hardest thing to know is when to hang onto ideas that will truly work, and when to drop them in favor of a new innovation that will work better.

Open-Source Software Licenses Present Quagmire

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OSS
Legal

There are four "classic" open-source licenses, although many other open-source licenses have been created. Currently, there are 58 open-source licenses approved by OSI. This article will address the legal and practical risks that users of open-source software might face.

A Reversal Of Fortune In PCs

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Hardware

The shake-up might seem like a Bizzaro World twist, but Apple, HP and Neoware have earned their place atop the stock rankings, analysts say. The firms have succeeded by finding profitable niches, honing operations and staying fresh.

The open source ecosystem

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OSS

In a report entitled "How Firms Should Work With the Open Source Ecosystem," Forrester outlines the history and drivers behind the trend and looks forward to the development of what they label the open source ecosystem.

Mandriva Linux 2006 Powerpack

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MDV
Reviews

It's not often that you see a desktop operating system aimed at power users. [Mandriva 2006] allows the experienced user to easily make the OS into exactly what he wants without all the extra "new user" stuff.

The Latest & Greatest from the Best of the Best

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PCLOS
Reviews
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PCLOS is one of the most popular distros today and has a vehemently loyal userbase. Never has a distro sparked such a enthusiastic community, so many vocal converts, and websites going up in its honor. All this hoopla is deserved. The developers work 24/7 to bring you the prettiest, most stable, and useful distro in existence. The latest incarnation, p92-test-01, takes a bit of a deviation from its known style by veering the eyecandy in a new direction. But it is every bit as nice as the PCLOS we have come to know, just without all the cute penguins.

Linus blesses 2.6.14, opens 2-week window on 2.6.15 merges

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Linux

Linus Torvalds has given his blessing at last to kernel 2.6.14, following delays caused by "false alarms," the Linux creator said in a message to the Linux kernel mailing list today. Torvalds plans to accept code merges for two weeks only, before freezing features for a 2.6.15 release candidate phase.

UPDATE: Wireless Wings For Linux Kernel

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Cruising Without a Bruising

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Misc

Linux Journal's \"Señor Editor\" recounts the latest Geek Cruise's visits to resorts later trashed by Hurricane Wilma.

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