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Story Banshee 2.0 – A Comprehensive Media Player, Streamer & Podcast Tool srlinuxx 05/05/2011 - 2:48am
Story Three Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 05/05/2011 - 2:46am
Story Novell SUSE Manager 1.2 srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 11:06pm
Story Duke Nukem Forever Specs Announced srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 11:04pm
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Story Welcome to KVM virtualization - Thorough introduction srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 7:18pm
Story 20 Years of Linux srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 7:16pm
Story Canonical Introduces 'Ubuntu Friendly' Hardware Validation srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 7:14pm
Story Oracle Donates Hudson srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 7:10pm
Story #! CrunchBang 10 “Statler” Review srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 5:29pm

A More Productive Kerry Beagle

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Software

Last year I wrote about some options for desktop search on Linux. Since then many of the projects have advanced and newer ones like Tracker and Strigi show signs of widespread adoption over the next year. Not to be overshadowed, Kerry Beagle came out with a 0.2.1 release that addresses many of the previous version's deficiencies.

Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox

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Moz/FF

Its products are free. Its work force is largely volunteer. Its meetings are open to anyone. It's a nonprofit. It may be the hottest tech company in America.

Fedora hardware profiler: meet “smolt”

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Software

A posting at fedoranews.org revealed the availability of smolt - a tool to gather information about the hardware of the Fedora users. The basic idea is that you submit your hardware profile together with a unique ID to a central server after installation.

War and free software

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OSS

As most of us know, free software provides an abundant set of efficient and productive tools. Many are aware of the reported peaceful uses of free software in government. Linux has long been used in NASA, to create beowulf clusters, and now to develop land robot explorers. Unbeknownst to many, however, is the increasing use of free software by the militaries of the world.

Understanding Ajax book review

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Reviews

The competition among Ajax programming books has gotten all the more fierce with Prentice Hall's excellent Understanding Ajax. While many Ajax texts are good at covering a handful of advanced Ajax-related topics, this one starts at the beginning and covers every necessary aspect of Ajax programming in just the right amount of detail.

Now revealed! Secrets of line spacing in OpenOffice.org Writer

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HowTos

The fact that OpenOffice.org Writer is more than a word processor is an open secret. It includes a number of tools for tweaking lines of text, including Tools > Language > Hyphenation and the tools for adjusting character width and letter space for individual characters. However, by far the least understood of these high-end tools is Writer's ability to adjust line-spacing.

DragonFly BSD's Virtual Pace

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BSD

DragonFly BSD continues its evolution with version 1.8, almost four years after being forked from the FreeBSD 4.x code base. New kernel virtualization features top a long list of system improvements over version 1.6, as the operating system looks ahead to broader commercial adoption.

A Vista vs. Linux Matchup - Part 3: Hardware Wars

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OS

This is Part 3 of a series that pits Microsoft's new Vista OS against Linux's fair-haired boy, Ubuntu. At the conclusion of Part 2, our fearless curmudgeon had just finished configuring his test system to dual-boot Vista Ultimate and SimplyMEPIS 6.01, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a KDE desktop.

Fluendo media decoders sound bad to open source advocates

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Software

Thanks to Fluendo, Linux and Solaris users on a variety of processor architectures can now purchase playback support for patent-encumbered audio and video formats. Similar support from free alternatives, whether they rely on copying Windows DLLs or use original code, all violate existing patent law. The mere existence of Fluendo's plugins needles a bevy of critics, but Fluendo is prepared to answer them all.

Red Hat Expands Its Channel

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Linux

Red Hat intends to grow open service practices in the IT marketplace with the launch of its new Red Hat Certified Service Provider Program (CSP). It's all part of Red Hat's continuing effort to expand its install base and fend off competitors like Oracle's Unbreakable Linux and Novell's SUSE Enterprise Linux.

Also: Interview: Matthew Szulik, Red Hat

BasKet Note Pads - KDE notes

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Software

BasKet Note Pads is a multi purpose note taking application. With BasKet Note Pads you can easily paste images, links, email addresses, files, application launchers, colors etc.

Using tags to browse through source code

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Linux

When you read source code, often you need to look for definitions of functions, classes, or other objects. Editors such as Emacs and Vim help you browse the code by supporting the concept of tags.

Parallel Knoppix 2.3 LiveCD

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Linux

A new release of Parallel Knoppix is out, which is a Knoppix-based distribution for cluster computing using LAM-MPI and MPICH. Among the updates in Parallel Knoppix 2.3 is updates against Debian unstable.

Turbolinux preps multimedia player with bootable Linux

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Linux

Japan's Turbolinux will begin selling its Wizpy Linux-based multimedia player in February. As a bonus, the device can also be used to boot a PC into the Linux OS, allowing users to access their files in their own working environment on almost any PC.

Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing file associations in ubuntu is as easy

  • Switching from Sun-Java5 to Sun-Java6 in Ubuntu6.10 (edgy)
  • Consolidate your gnome menus with gnome-main-menu

  • Tip of the Trade: Kickstart
  • How-To turn off beep from virtual console
  • What is umask and how to setup default umask under Linux?

Getting to the root of open source

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OSS

PART OF THE early received wisdom about open-source was that it couldn't last: why would people donate their time and expertise to creating something for no return?

Don't spread FUD about Vista

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Microsoft

Vista is out and the community of GNU/Linux enthusiasts are up on their feet trying to persuade everyone that instead of going with the flow and upgrading to Vista, we should upgrade to GNU/Linux. This wont stop any time soon.

Faster, safer Internet with OpenDNS

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Software

The domain name system (DNS) maps human-understandable Web site addresses into numeric IP addresses. Launched in July 2006, OpenDNS adds a few free services on top of the traditional DNS to block phishing Web sites and auto-correct common misspelled URLs. And thanks to some clever traffic routing and load-balancing technology, OpenDNS can also deliver Web pages faster.

Understanding Open Source technology

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OSS

The IT industry is going through another round of major changes. A new concept in technology is bringing about tremendous opportunities for great possibilities. This new technological innovation is simply called Open Source.

Also: Open Source Licensing: An enigma wrapped in a mystery, wrapped in legal fees

Digital image resizing with the GIMP

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HowTos

Processing digital images is a very common task today. Image processing tools are so common that users often process images by trial and error, without really knowing what they are doing. One of the operations people fail most commonly is resizing an image.

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