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Story What Is Open Source Software? srlinuxx 29/06/2010 - 3:28pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 29/06/2010 - 4:25am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 29/06/2010 - 2:32am
Story Benchmarks Of The Latest Nouveau Gallium3D Driver srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 10:48pm
Story First MeeGo Linux needs love and scrub up srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 10:45pm
Story Debian Project News srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 10:43pm
Story Five best free Linux games of 2010 srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 10:41pm
Story Weather Bureau uses Linux to cut VM licensing srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 10:40pm
Story A Linux Home Entertainment Center srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 7:36pm
Story Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies srlinuxx 28/06/2010 - 7:33pm

How to set up an encrypted filesystem in several easy steps

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HowTos

There's been a lot of talk lately about encrypted partitions, and Debian is proud to offer a feature to easily create them in the etch installer since beta3. But what about existing systems? This guide walks you through setting up an encrypted partition using cryptsetup and LUKS.

WordPerfect to support both ODF and Open XML

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Software

Corel Corp. promised months ago that it would support the OpenOffice.org ODF (Open Document Format). Now, we know it will support both ODF and Microsoft's Open XML next year.

Mark Shuttleworth: Govoritye po Russki?

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Ubuntu

There are 347 languages with more than a million speakers. But even Ubuntu, which has amazing infrastructure for translation and a great community that actually does the work, is nowhere close to being fully translated in more than 10 or 15 languages.

Hold Those Linux Lawsuits: Patent Standoff Pending

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Misc

As much fun as it has been -- and it has been fun -- to hear Steve Ballmer verbally backhand Linux distributors with threats of patent lawsuits, to watch the whole Microsoft-Novell Linux deal dissolve faster than a Britney Spears marriage, we all might want to take a step back and pay attention to something very important that will start this week: The US Supreme Court is going to take a look at patents.

Test-driving Adobe's Flash Player 9 beta

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Software

The stable Flash Player plugin for Linux is crusty old version 7 -- trailing more than two calendar years, two major revisions, and one corporate buyout behind the Windows and Mac offerings. But now Adobe has finally unveiled a beta release of Flash Player 9 for Linux. Was it worth the wait? And should you install it now, or hold off a little longer for the official, stable product instead?

RIAA wants the Internet shut down

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Web

ONE OF THE lawyers involved in defending cases bought against people by the RIAA claims that if the music industry wins a crucial case, the Internet will have to be switched off.

Firefox extensions: fun and games

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Moz/FF

Firefox is more than just a web browser. It’s also a cross-platform arcade machine. No quarters necessary.

Step-by-Step IPP based Print Server using CUPS

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to install a Linux print server with CUPS. It also covers the installation and configuration of printer drivers on the print server as well as the printer setup on a Windows 2000 client.

Linux Tool Highlight: Desktop Data Manager

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Software

I found this great utility for Gnome that I just can’t keep as a secret! Smile It is called the Desktop Data Manager and includes “a clipboard history for many different types of content” like text and images that sits in your notification area (system tray), and an application to take screenshots of a single window, a region of the screen, or the whole desktop. Being able to select the region of the screen is VERY important to me and it’s a huge time-saver.

Converting your techno-resistant loved ones

The techo-resistant person in my life is my own spouse. See, my wife loves to work with her hands. So, her instinctive reaction to computers and software was “why do I need that?” However, in the last few years, I converted her into a bona-fide computer user just as I converted her to Chinese food. So how did I activate her latent geek genes?

AIT homes in on Linux

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Linux

The Asian Institute of Technology will soon be home to an open source centre of excellence for "Linux on the Desktop" following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations University. This will be the first centre of excellence of its kind funded by the UNU outside of Greater China.

GCC, Useful Versus Useless Warnings

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Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds proclaimed, "friends don't let friends use '-W'," in a thread discussing GCC's handling of warnings. The thread began with a patch to remove an unnecessary comparison of an unsigned variable which resulted in a GCC warning.

Novell abandons open source Exchange competitor

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Software

Novell has axed support for the Hula open source collaboration suite for email, calendaring and contact lists.

Fedora Core 6: Beauty or Beast? (Part 2)

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Linux

Last week I left off with installing Fedora Core 6 and actually booting it up on my test PC. It was a heroic struggle, and I persevered and triumphed. Today I'll review some of FC6's enterprise-worthy features.

Out of the mouth of babes: Linux is Better

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Linux

It was hard to believe, but early Saturday morning my kids snuck downstairs, grabbed my laptop out of the bag and started using it for fun and games. What was more surprising was the fact that they chose my laptop running Fedora, rather than the family PC running Windows with all of the kids games and edutainment packages.

Using apt4rpm with OpenSuSe

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HowTos

Yast is nice… for configuration purposes. But it’s a dreadful package manager, because it takes quite some time to load up all the stuff, synchronize with remote repositories or whatever it does before giving the user the option to actually do something useful. There are alternatives however.

It's Alive!!

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Software

Make-live is a brilliant new method of making stuff live without all that messing around in hyperspace. (<-- non-sequitur HHGTG reference. Sorry) Or, to put it another way, make-live is a brilliant new method for creating a zombie army of flesh-eating slaves.

ODF Alliance Hails Brazil, India, Italy, and Poland for Recognizing OpenDocument Format

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OSS

The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance) today applauded Brazil's decision to recommend ODF as the government's preferred format; India's decision to use ODF at a major state government agency; and Italy's decision to recognize ODF as national standard.

Chinese company joins OSDL

Open Source Development Labs said Tuesday that Datang Mobile, a Chinese handset manufacturer, will join OSDL as an active member of the Mobile Linux Initiative.

Quick and dirty Samba setup

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HowTos

Samba is an open source project that allows Windows users to connect to a Linux server from which to share data. If you are looking for a simple, affordable home file server, or need more disk space on your office network, a Linux server with Samba is the way to go. Here's how you can set up a simple Samba server on Slackware for SOHO use.

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