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Story Yakuake - Great Quake-Like Terminal Application for KDE4 Chris7mas 29/06/2009 - 1:15pm
Story 10 Signs You Are Ready For Linux srlinuxx 3 29/06/2009 - 9:38am
Story Eschalon Review - Commercial Role-Playing Game for Linux Chris7mas 29/06/2009 - 9:23am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 29/06/2009 - 4:09am
Story Is There a Perfect Linux Filesystem? srlinuxx 29/06/2009 - 2:54am
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Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #148 srlinuxx 28/06/2009 - 10:31pm
Story nullmailer: simple send-only mail transport agent srlinuxx 28/06/2009 - 7:53pm
Story 2 Minutes for Ubuntu Eye Candy srlinuxx 28/06/2009 - 7:48pm
Story The Terminal: chown, chgrp, and chmod srlinuxx 28/06/2009 - 7:46pm

Novell, under pressure, will buy back its stock

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Misc

Novell announced a plan Thursday to repurchase as much as $200 million worth of its own stock over the next year, a move that dovetails with recent, loud requests for financial changes at the software company.

Real-Time Linux Primer

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Linux

Computer systems that are required to respond immediately to specific events, such as control systems in cars, airplanes, or home security systems, are based on platforms that are often referred to as "real-time operating systems" (RTOSs).

One... no... Two Things Linux Has That Windows Doesn't

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Linux

This is a perfect job for Linux. A simple script, the bash shell and free Linux applications can fix him up nicely.

How to Market Open Source Software

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OSS

Top 3 Mistakes & 5 Useful Tactics

In our exclusive interview, MySQL's VP Marketing Zack Urlocker reveals how to avoid three most common open source marketing mistakes.

OpenOffice.org Update Sees the Light of Day

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OOo

While some office suite users are still waiting for OpenOffice.org 2.0 to arrive, its parent organization has quietly released OpenOffice.org 1.1.5.

The latest OO.o (OpenOffice.org) boasts several new features. Perhaps the most significant of them is that OO.o now supports the importing of OpenDocument documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

A Lesson in Encryption, Part 2

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HowTos

You don't need a secret decoder ring to use cryptography on your system--just some keys and a few tips.

Chic Laptop Bags for Fall

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Misc

Tired of papers hanging out of your plain old, torn-up black nylon laptop bag and ready to upgrade to something bigger, more manageable or ultra-stylish? The following ten uber-cool, hand-picked bags aim to please.

Debian developers ponder trademark changes

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Linux

The leader of the Debian Linux distribution has called for changes to be made to the open source project's trademark policy, to ensure it has the appropriate level of protection against legal challenges.

Sony to cut 10,000 jobs

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Misc

Sony has announced plans to cut around seven per cent of its global workforce, amounting to almost 10,000 jobs.

OpenOffice is great alternative to Microsoft

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Software

The biggest coup of open-source software isn't that it's (usually) free for the downloading. No, it's one of the few remaining incubators for truly great apps. You'll use it because OpenOffice 2.0 is an attractive and compelling suite of office apps in its own right.

Make mine a Lite, a MEPISLite

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Linux

MEPISLite 3.3.1-2, a late beta version, is designed from the ground-up to be a fully functional Linux system that will run on a Windows 98 class machine. It is reported to run on as little as a Pentium II system with 128MB of RAM and a 2GB hard drive.

I believe it.

Open-Source Success Roiling Software Field

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OSS

For every multimillion-dollar software program being sold, there's a good chance that at least one free alternative can do the same thing, at a fraction of the cost.

Symantec knows who butters their bread

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Misc

If people use operating systems less prone to viruses, or browsers that don't infect computers as easily, Symantec doesn't get as much bang for the buck out of their "buy our software or die" (tm) marketing strategy.

Announcing KDE 3.5 Beta 1

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KDE

September 21, 2005 (The Internet) - The KDE Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KDE 3.5 Beta 1, dubbed "Kanzler".

Dell gives Linux a vote of confidence

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Linux

But it's not all good news for Microsoft, as Dell plans to sell OS-free PCs as well. With Linux becoming more popular, the company recognises there is a sizeable niche market that wants to choose which operating system to use.

The trouble with open source-it's not this stuff

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OSS

Stephen Hemminger sent me this gem from the British Computer Society "The trouble with open source" and I have to think that this is either a joke or written by someone so out of touch with today's technology market that the BCS editors published it so they could drive some website traffic.

When Bill Gates first heard about Linux

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Linux

Do you know who was responsible for telling Bill Gates about Linux for the first time? My dear husband offers up this question to aquaintances at regular intervals. Then, as they shake their heads, he replies:

OOo Off-the-Wall: Back to School with Bibliographies

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HowTos

Setting up a bibliography is hard enough, but misleading OOo examples don't help the process. Learn how to do it the right way.

ISPs should be compensated to tackle terrorism

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Misc

The European Commission will propose on Wednesday that telecommunications operators and Internet service providers should be compensated for the extra costs of collecting and storing call data to help law enforcement officers track terrorists.

Tricky steps for open source Mambo

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OSS

Open source projects steered by commercial organisations frequently reach a fork in the road. Unfortunately a fork may be looming in the development of Mambo.

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