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Story Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (squeeze) srlinuxx 14/03/2011 - 12:00am
Story stay classy, microsoft :( srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 11:58pm
Story News from 0 A.D. srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 9:13pm
Story Review: openSUSE 11.4 srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 9:09pm
Story Virtualization With KVM On A Debian Squeeze Server falko 13/03/2011 - 6:37pm
Story All the other guys are not wrong srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 6:27pm
Story Opensuse And 2011 As The Year Of Linux – Does 11.4 make the grade? srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 6:24pm
Story Who IS Winning The Browser Wars? srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 6:22pm
Story An OpenGL 4.1 Gallium3D State Tracker Was Just Proposed srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 6:20pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/03/2011 - 3:50am

digiKam Lets You Take Your Tags With You

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Software

I'm a digiKam user and overall I've been happy with it, but I've always wanted tagging to be applied to the picture itself and not just the digiKam database. So when I saw that digiKam 0.9 was recently released I hurried over to check out the new features.

Today's Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix Firefox Backspace to Take You to the Previous Page

  • Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2
  • Blogging from GNOME with Drivel : Ubuntu
  • Mount and Unmout ISO images without burning them
  • Rescuing a system with massively broken filesystem permissions
  • Install ImageMagick 5.5.7 on Debian
  • Backing up your system with free software
  • Linux-Windows Single Sign-On

How To Compile A Kernel - The Debian (Sarge) Way

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Linux
HowTos

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Debian Sarge systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools

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Linux
Ubuntu
HowTos

This is list of Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools for Ubuntu Users includes bmon bwbar,bwm,bwm-ng,iftop,iperf,ipfm speedometer, cbm, ibmonitor, pktstat, mactrack, MRTG, Cacti. This tutorial also contains how to install and configure each tool with examples and screenshots.This is very useful for all Linux users and admins.

Read Full article here

Installing openSUSE 10.2 on a Compaq laptop (Part 2)

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Reviews

In part 1, openSUSE got installed and configured on a Compaq Presario V2000 with an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M PCIE graphics chipset and a 32-bit CPU. Now it's time to go for the bling.

openSUSE 10.2: The Most Complete List of Repositories

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SUSE

Here is the most complete list of repositories that you can ever-ever find on this planet, Earth, for your openSUSE 10.2 Linux. If you do manage to find few more, just holla Smile

DNA found to be Nina Reiser's, forensic expert testifies today

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Reiser

A expert in forensic investigations testified Wednesday that there is almost no chance blood lifted from a pillar in Hans Reiser's home and blood on a sleeping bag stuff sack found in his car is not that of his estranged wife Nina Reiser.

Supergamer2 ISO Available

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Linux

Darin has written to announce an updated Supergamer iso. If you'll recall, Supergamer is a wonderful system based on PCLOS that offers unlimited gaming pleasure all at the boot of a cd. Download the torrent and help seed Supergamer2!

Java Project Looking Glass 1.0 Screenshots

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Linux

Project Looking Glass has reached version 1.0! For the uninformed, Project Looking Glass is an open-source 3D desktop environment for not only Linux but also Solaris and Windows. This software is all powered by Java after three years in development. Curious to see what Project Looking Glass looks like in action, as well as some of their Java 3D applications? We have an arsenal of images to demonstrate this software as we run it on Fedora Rawhide FC7.

Java Project Looking Glass 1.0 Screenshots

The Battle for Wireless Network Drivers

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Interviews

BSD and Linux programmers have had a lot of success in creating drivers for new computer hardware in a timely manner, but much of their effort has been without the support of major hardware manufacturers. Intel, Marvell, Texas Instruments and Broadcom, though separate and competing entities, seem by one consent to prevent non-Microsoft operating systems from working properly with some of their most widely-used network chips. To find out more about this situation, I interviewed representatives from network chip manufacturers and programmers from free software operating systems.

Sabayon Linux Interview

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Interviews

I have recently interviewed Cvill 64 from Sabayon Linux. I posted the article before but it didn't reach a broad public. I think it's a shame to let it go to waste so if you haven't read it you can get a second chance here .

Why Linux has Zealots

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Linux

So, why the zealotry? It's hard for the non-geek population to wrap their minds around the zealot factor. It's just a computer, isn't it? Why all the fuss? We geeks know how we are. We take a simple thing like playing a song and turn it into an anti-DRM crusade. Show us an RFID chip and we set off into a rant about rights to privacy. Write a web page for IE-only and watch the indignant geeks line up to decry the injustice. Are we really serious, or are we just putting everybody on? Is it really so important to spread Linux? What do we have against proprietary software?

Finding Hardware Details of your Linux Machine without Using Screw Driver

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HowTos

Many new Linux users have trouble determining the true specs of their Linux machine from command line. So in this quick guide we will learn how to find specs of your Linux machine from command line. By the end of this guide you will be able to obtain full inventory of all components on your Linux machine within minutes. This should also help you in finding correct drivers and support for your hardware’s chipset.

A first look at Thunderbird 2.0

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Moz/FF
Reviews

After many months of development, Thunderbird 2.0 is almost ready to debut. The Mozilla Foundation released the first beta of Thunderbird 2.0 last week, and I've been using it to manage my mail since then. The new release boasts tagging, history navigation, new mail alerts, improved extension support, and a number of other features. Thunderbird 2.0 won't knock your socks off with exciting new features, but it's a nice, gradual improvement over the Thunderbird 1.5 series.

Novell and Microsoft share customers

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SUSE

The news today out of Walmond (Waltham/Redmond) is that some marquee customers are buying into the Microsoft-Novell deal. Specifically, AIG, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank are all on the record as being happy "new" customers.

The year in Linux, 2006

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Linux

The year in Linux 2006 came in with a “March of the Penguins,” and is going out with “Happy Feet.” In between, the Linux and open source industry saw major changes. Here is a summary of the big Linux stories of 2006, and some others you may have missed.

Ubuntu Linux 6.10 on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 Tablet PC

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Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 6.10 on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 Tablet PC (model CF-18FDHZBVE) that I had previously installed Ubuntu 5.10 on (you can find that writeup here). This model comes in two versions - one with a touchscreen (i.e. you can use your finger) and one with an active digitizer (i.e. you need the pen). The digitizer model is the one in this article.

Door open to open-source pacts

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Interviews

The pact between Microsoft and Novell has led to widespread speculation over the long-term impact on the adoption of open-source software. Microsoft's Bill Hilf spoke further about the deal addressing how Microsoft views its intellectual property relative to Linux.

Open source 2007 and desktop Linux

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OSS

It's going to be another year of desktop Linux talk. IDC says this will be the year businesses revolt against Microsoft's anti-piracy efforts and back desktop Linux.

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FOSS in 3D Printing

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LibreOffice Liberation

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Kali Linux Alternative: BackBox Linux 4.6 Released With Updated Hacking Tools

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Chromebook and GNU/Linux

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