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Story Is Linux Really More Secure than Windows? srlinuxx 1 14/05/2011 - 3:15pm
Blog entry Angry Birds for Chrome Browser Texstar 2 14/05/2011 - 2:35pm
Story Alternative DNS services srlinuxx 2 14/05/2011 - 2:34pm
Story CrunchBang interview with Darth Wound srlinuxx 14/05/2011 - 3:34am
Story My experience with GNOME 3 so far srlinuxx 14/05/2011 - 3:31am
Story Torturing Users srlinuxx 14/05/2011 - 12:12am
Story Calligra is the Future of Free Software Office Suites srlinuxx 14/05/2011 - 12:11am
Story Dropbox 'deceived' users over security: Files are open to government searches srlinuxx 14/05/2011 - 12:08am
Story X Input 2.1 Not Coming Until X.Org Server 1.12 srlinuxx 13/05/2011 - 10:20pm
Story Expected Changes In Ubuntu 11.10 srlinuxx 13/05/2011 - 10:16pm

Warly is leaving Mandriva!

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I joined Mandriva in 1999, after that Gael Duval asked me if I would like to work with him. I was there during the Internet boost, I was there during the chapter 11, and I will be there till the end of next week...

Artists needed for kdeedu/Kalzium

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If you have artistic skills and some free time I would really welcome your help! Per element one svg-file is needed, I would do the rest.

Ubuntu 7.10 Alpha 3 [Feisty herd 3] review and screenshots

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Downloading the iso was a little difficult to find the right download links. But then I checked out distrowatch who had a link to the iso directly. Ten hours later, it was done. I didn’t see anything different after booting from the cd.

TrueCrypt in Ubuntu and Fedora GNU/Linux

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I’ve been using TrueCrypt to encrypt financial and personal documents in Windows for a while now and I knew there was a GNU/Linux version, so it seemed like a logical choice to use for the same purposes in the free world. And now, the blow by blow account…

MCNLive Virtual City Screenshots

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MCNLive Virtual City is out, which is a Linux distribution that can run on a 512MB USB flash drive or CD-ROM and supports virtualization through VirtualBox OSE and a whole lot more. It also supports desktop effects through Compiz with either AIGLX or XGL. This is an interesting little distribution worth checking out.

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A list of commands I put together for my new *buntu Friends

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apt-cache search “program”
sudo apt-get install “program”
sudo apt-get -f install ?.....will fix an install

Howto: graphical login and encrypted directories on FC6

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This howto shows how to create an EncFS-encrypted directory and how to automatically decrypt and mount it through the normal login using PAM.

Top New Slogans For Microsoft Windows Vista

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  • Vista: We Ain't Done Til The iPods Won't Run

  • Windows Vista - Duh! We Had To Tell The Stockholders Something
  • Finally We Can Bring You The Blue Screen Of Death In 1080p

Playing with the Latest Ubuntu Linux

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Decided to throw Feisty Fawn, codename for the latest Ubuntu onto the second hard drive on my main windows box today, just to shake things up. Booted up fine, but there were a couple of moments of "WTF?"

Rebuttal of Mandriva Linux 2007.1 "Spring" Beta 1

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It's time for Béranger to refute the just released Mandriva Linux 2007.1 "Spring" Beta 1. I downloaded both the KDE and the GNOME One CDs.

OLPC Display

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The most unique thing about the current OLPC is the display technology. Unfortunately, I know very little about it. I wrote a little description of it for a friend which I've reproduced here.

gajim on ubuntu

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Gajim is a free software, instant messaging client for the Jabber (XMPP) protocol which uses the GTK+ toolkit. It runs on GNU/Linux, BSD and Windows.

Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse

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Recently Razer has been quick to push new products to market with not much time going by until a new gaming peripheral is out. What we are looking at today is the Razer DeathAdder. In this review, we will tell you whether this new gaming mouse can perform as well as the Razer Copperhead and Krait under Linux.

Virgin America's Airbus A320 with Red in-flight entertainment

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Not-yet-airborne Virgin America invited us to check out the way-decked Airbus A320 with Red prototype in-flight entertainment system that's parked at SFO right now. They definitely weren't kidding when they said it's got it all: movies on demand, pervasive music playlists, in-seat messaging with a QWERTY controller, touchscreen Linux consoles with games, the works.

ISO won't fast-track MS OOXML consideration

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OpenDocument format was approved as an ISO standard in May 2006. This was important for the free software community because there are free software applications for reading and writing OpenDocument files. More recently, Microsoft requested that their format approved by a "fast-track" procedure.

OpenSUSE: Installing And Running Looking Glass 3D

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Project Looking Glass 3D, or LG3D for short, is a revolutionary method of user interaction with their computers - a 3D Desktop actually. This method allows users to utilize 3D capabilities of their computers, resulting in having a stunning 3D environment and more user-friendly touch. This article is going to describe how-to setup and work with LG3D.

Q&A: Nicholas Negroponte talks about his cause

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Nicholas Negroponte took some time recently for an e-mail interview with Mercury News Columnist Dean Takahashi about his low-cost laptop project.

Sharing Ubuntu Desktop Using Remote Desktop

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vino is VNC server for GNOME.VNC is a protocol that allows remote display of a user's desktop. This package provides a VNC server that integrates with GNOME, allowing you to export your running desktop to another computer for remote use or diagnosis.

A multiple-language kiosk for Linux

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Linux is great for one thing: it supports multiple language on the desktop. If you plan to offer a kiosk mode supporting many languages, Linux becomes a good choice.

SCALE 5x: Women in Open Source

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Today the Southern California Linux Exposition's fifth iteration kicked off with all-day mini-conferences on free and open source software in the health care industry and women in the free/open source software community. Since the sessions on women seemed to be the less popular, least business-friendly, and most interesting of the two subjects, that was the series I decided to sit in on. It was a life-changing experience for all who attended.

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