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Story The missing piece of every Linux distribution srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 12:49pm
Story Linux Mail Storage Formats: Mbox vs MailDir srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 12:48pm
Story doom and game evolution srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 11:01am
Story It Can Now be Cheaper to Shop Using Firefox srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 11:00am
Story The Btrfs file system srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 10:58am
Story Are You Afraid? You Will Be... srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 10:57am
Story OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva Benchmarks srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 3:13am
Story the home desktop, the the work station and the school desktop, oh my! srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 3:11am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 17/07/2009 - 3:09am
Story Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1 Released poodles 17/07/2009 - 1:33am

When is Debian not Debian?

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Linux

There are times when I just want to crack some open-source heads together.

Take, please take, for example, the current fit in Debian circles over whether the DCC Alliance can use the Debian name or trademark.

Linux-powered handheld gaming gadget due Nov. 30

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Gaming

Several online stores are accepting pre-orders for an inexpensive handheld Linux gaming device expected to ship Nov. 30. The Gamepark Holdings GP2X-F100 features dual ARM9 processors, USB 2.0, and a 3.5-inch color LCD.

OpenOffice.org 2.0: An Office Suite With No Horizons

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OOo

Mad Penguin™ is running the third of three interviews with some of the people who have been hunkered down in endless meetings or hunched over their keyboards to bring us such a splendid, robust, virus-free code base. Today's interview is with OOo community manager, Louis Suarez-Potts.

Novell layoffs coming?

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Misc

Novell may lay off 10 to 15 percent of its staff as early as Monday, according to sources close to the company. It appears that one or more of the larger shareholders in the company are becoming worried about Novell's future.

Super 'Firefox' previewed

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Software

A BROWSER based on the open source browser Firefox, called Flock, has just been released and claims to give a taste of what life would be like under Web 2.

Quake 4 retail Linux client/server patch v1.0.2147

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Gaming

As promised, id Software has released the Linux retail client/server patch for Quake 4, offering Penguin-powered gamers the opportunity to play this sci-fi first-person shooter sequel by Raven Software on their OS of choice.

OpenOffice celebrates turning 2.0

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OOo

Programmers released version 2 of OpenOffice.org on Thursday, a major overhaul to an open-source software suite that has recently become a more serious rival to Microsoft Office.

Open-source software seen gaining in Europe

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OSS

Open-source software is gaining ground in Europe and the developing world, with users attracted by lower costs and accessibility, according to a recent study and industry observers.

Open Source Software: It's Not (Only) About the Money

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OSS

Forget about the money. Saving a few hundred dollars per seat won't balance out a project. Instead, consider the merits of each type of software. You may still be surprised.

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ISP-Server Setup - Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.10 - Breezy Badger) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Newbie's Top Ten Commands

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Linux

Desktoplinux.com has dug up this useful and hilarious Newbie's Top 10 Commands List. It's about 5 years old now and was written by a once-upon-a-time good friend of mine. Although the author has dropped off the radar, his Top 10 List is forever.

Firefox exceeds 100 million downloads in one year

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation extended 100 million "thank you's" Wednesday to Firefox community members for "reigniting innovation on the Web.

Quake IV GNU/Linux FAQ

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Gaming

The Quake IV Linux FAQ has appeared online. Having hardware requirements, installation instructions, and other userful information, it's a page you might want to bookmark.

PHP Puts Web Apps, Wikis in Users' Hands

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Software

PHP, which was introduced in 1999 as Personal Home Page, has developed into a popular alternative or supplement to the Java and .Net enterprise application development platform, largely due to its relative simplicity of configuration, lack of licensing fees and ability to run on any operating system.

Also: HOWTO: Creating an Online Survey with PHP

Review: Linux in a Nutshell

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Reviews

Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition is a desk reference -- not something you'd read cover-to-cover, and you wouldn't want it to be your only source of Linux-related information, but it's handy to have around if you use the GNU/Linux operating system on a regular basis.

UK resists radical net overhaul

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Web

The firm that runs the .uk net domain name, Nominet, says there should be no radical change to the way that the internet is managed globally.

DVD Jon joins US firm

The Norwegian hacker who was arrested, and ultimately exonerated, for reverse-engineering DVD copy protection has taken a job with Michael Robertson's latest venture, a digital music company called MP3tunes.

What does M$ new shared source mean for you?

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Microsoft

Open source advocates are doing what was once unthinkable - giving the thumbs up to a Microsoft source code licensing program.

Debian Pure 0.4

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Linux
Reviews
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At the request of a reader, Tuxmachines agreed to take a look at Debian Pure. Debian Pure 0.4 was released on October 1, 2005, so we have a recent version with which to work. The Pure site says "this project is not about creating an additional distribution, rather, a CD that will help newer users with installing a Debian proper system along with common plug-ins (DVD,
Flash, Java, and Mplayer)." We have all heard of the chore Debian can be to install. I did it once myself, but don't really recall it being that bad. However, it must be true or Pure would have no purpose. But how new-user friendly is it?

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