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Structured writing with LyX

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HowTos

In the hubbub over the Open Document Format and competing “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) word processors, a long-standing alternative model of word processing systems, with much deeper roots in the free software world, has been mostly overlooked. The author of LyX, Matthias Ettrich, calls this approach “what you see is what you mean” (WYSIWYM).

Ubuntu Linux Live CD: Save data & desktop information on USB device

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Ubuntu Linux (other Linux distro also able to save data on external USB hard disk or USB pen drive) has this nifty feature that allows saving both data and desktop settings.

5 Tips For a Beginning Programmer

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Being a beginning programmer myself, I have found the following tips very helpful in learning both the concepts behind general programming and the specifics of individual languages.

Snail Mail Falters Open Source Campaign

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OSS

Linux Australia's battle against proposed copyright laws had the Attorney General's Department a tad confused yesterday.

Emacs tips: Searching and replacing

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HowTos

Even if you use Emacs every day, sometimes you'll misplace a word or phrase. When that happens, you'll be glad that Emacs has flexible, built-in search and replace commands to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Mass. holding tight to OpenDocument

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OSS

Massachusetts is sticking to its plan to adopt OpenDocument, despite a critical report calling for a delay to the high-profile move, the state's technology chief said.

Open source urged to remain European

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OSS

The organizer behind the Open Source Business Conference has called on European enterprise open source companies to retain their roots and avoid the urge to relocate to the US.

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How To: Screen the Ultimate admin tool

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HowTos

Screen is a must known GNU console tool, this small piece of software comes really handy when you are working on a console or sending long processes on a remote host.

Staking the Vampire: SCO's case comes to an end?

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OS

What appears to be the real end of the case came on June 28. On that day, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells dismissed about two-thirds of SCO's claimed 294 examples of IBM contributing Unix code to Linux.

Is there anything of substance left to SCO's case? The lawyers say no.

Running A Current Distribution On A Little Old Laptop

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Back in May of 2006 I wrote a piece about my experience reviving the Amity CN and received some e-mail from folks who wanted to do the same with theirs and wanted help. This web page is the result. A lot of this is not terribly Amity specific and may well work on other older laptops.

couple of ways of getting free internet access

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Web

The dawn of the internet era has seen more and more people jump on to the internet bandwagon and spend a significant part of their free as well as work time online. And as with any popular medium, we find energy being dissipated in various quarters in getting free access to it by taking advantage of the loopholes found in the technology being used.

OpenOffice.org and Excel VBA Macros

This screenshot shows a fairly geeky example of a hypocycloid generator. The generator uses a VBA macro, shown lower left, to generate source values from the positions of three interactive sliders on the left near where it says “Parameters.”

Wardriving with Ubuntu Linux and Google Earth

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Wardriving is fun. Going around the neighborhood and mapping all the wireless networks may be nothing more than a geeky hobby but it can sure teach you alot. And viewing the results in Google Earth is icing on the cake.

Book Review: AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications

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Reviews

The book is good, the topic is right, and pretty much everyone is thrilling to learn how to benefit from AJAX -- even if this means you're going to use a lot of JavaScript, which you thought it was not necessary, since you know PHP, a powerful language, right?

SSH tricks

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SSH (secure shell) is a program enabling secure access to remote filesystems. Not everyone is aware of other powerful SSH capabilities, such as passwordless login, automatic execution of commands on a remote system or even mounting a remote folder using SSH! In this article we’ll cover these features and much more.

SuSeLinux Desktop ready in July: Novell

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SUSE

It appears that we're not having a good week with vendors. Novell has expressed mild annoyance at our article alleging that the company is late with the release its latest whizz bang desktop product, Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10. In fact, the product is dead on time, according to Novell.

Trolltech Releases Qt 4.2 Technology Preview

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KDE

"Trolltech announced the release of a technology preview of Qt 4.2 – the upcoming new version of its leading framework for high performance cross-platform application development – to its commercial and open source developer community for feedback.

My Dell blew up too

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Hardware

In February 2006, my laptop started to smoke and catch fire in my bedroom, under normal use. I contacted Dell, and they requested the laptop be sent in immediately. The replacement laptop began to emit smoke.

Results of the Ubuntu Census Survey

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Census Survey ran during the period from 16th of May to the 8th of June 2006, whereupon it was frozen for analysis. These responses were then processed and analyzed to plot statistical data on the Ubuntu community members.

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