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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 07/07/2011 - 1:39pm
Story It's official: Spotify is coming to the U.S. srlinuxx 2 07/07/2011 - 1:27pm
Story New GNOME haz no friends srlinuxx 1 07/07/2011 - 11:37am
Story Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu Classic 11.04 Desktop falko 07/07/2011 - 11:13am
Story Lunduke vs Linux Outlaws srlinuxx 1 07/07/2011 - 5:40am
Story Office 365 on Mac and Linux srlinuxx 07/07/2011 - 3:18am
Story Seven Months of Bodhi Linux in Pictures srlinuxx 07/07/2011 - 3:13am
Story Eugeni Dodonov Sails Away, Quits Mandriva srlinuxx 07/07/2011 - 3:12am
Story The rise, fall and reality of commercial open source srlinuxx 07/07/2011 - 3:10am
Story Getting the new MS fonts in LibreOffice - or rather, forget about it srlinuxx 06/07/2011 - 9:47pm

Disappointments with Corporate Desktop 4 BETA

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MDV
Reviews

If Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 is a fine product which I warmly recommend to anyone — I actually liked it from the beginning — things are different with Mandriva Corporate Desktop 3.0 BETA (look for download links here).

How To Configure Web Access To Subversion Repositories Using Apache

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BSD
HowTos

This guide is going to describe the steps to get the mod_dav_svn module to work on an Apache web server. First I will assume that we do not have Apache and Subversion installed on our FreeBSD box, in a second part I will explain how to add the module using our current installation.

Novell Crushes Windows in Schools

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SUSE

Do these numbers make sense to you - $2,500 versus $100,000? This is the price difference felt between migrating over to Linux or instead, upgrading to the next version of Windows. What's interesting is that I’m noticing that more often than not Novell is the company making this possible for schools.

Four weeks with Ubuntu Linux on the desktop. Part 2: Down the rabbit hole.

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Ubuntu

If you’ve never installed a modern Linux distribution and you’re worried about how difficult it will be because you’ve heard awful stories about the process, let me assure you that it is as easy as pie. Easier, probably, now that I think about trying to actually make a pie.

Linux on a Plane: What a Pain!

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Linux

My wife and I recently came back from a business trip from Paris, and even though we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, it was a long week of living out of a suitcase, and when we boarded the plane after twelve security checks in the airport, we were both ready to try to relax and not think about the jetlag that would result from our long flight back home.

Mark Shuttleworth: Pre-installing Linux

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Linux

There’s been a tremendous level of interest in the fact that pre-installed Linux (in the form of Ubuntu | Fedora | OpenSuSE) is the #1 rated suggestion on Dell’s IdeaStorm. On the face of it, there is little question that Linux pre-installation is popular with customers. Why, then, is it so difficult to buy a PC in the US or Europe that has Linux (and ideally Linux alone) on the hard drive?

The lazy user’s guide to OpenOffice.org Writer

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HowTos

All hail the lazy, for they will find the most efficient way to work a computer in general, and a word processor in particular. In this article, I’ll look at three lazy writer’s tricks that can relieve you of most of the drudgery involved in creating a fairly large document in OpenOffice.org Writer.

Make the computer do most of the work

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 surprises For administrators

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Linux

Administrators who have run Linux, or garden-variety Unix variants, have learned to live inside the Unix system administration and security models. They’re still there, in the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution (RHEL5). But there’s a chance that a migration to RHEL5 can cause things to break and stop working if you’re not aware of the changes.

Open Source: Keep It Current Or Suffer The Consequences

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OSS

I wasn't, and I'm still not, against open source....quite the contrary, in fact.

Review of dyne:bolic 2.4.2

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Linux
Reviews

dyne:bolic is a libre Linux distro aimed at multimedia enthusiasts. It comes with several music and video editing programs running on top of the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. Under the hood, dyne:bolic is powered by the 2.6.18 Linux kernel which adds support for many pieces of modern hardware.

Foresight LiveCD GNOME 2.17.92 Screenshots

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Linux

Today marks the release of GNOME 2.18.0, and to commemorate today's release we have posted some screenshots from the Foresight LiveCD 2.17.92 GNOME Release Candidate, which is designed to be a demo GNOME LiveCD. This is also Foresight's first attempt at creating a bootable CD image.

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Top 5 Linux Live CD/DVDs

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Linux

#1 Knoppix

There is no surprise here, Knoppix is the best linux livecd currently out there, they have been holding this spot for a few years now.
The latest version of Knoppix packs a Linux 2.6.x kernel, KDE 3.x, xmms with mp3 and ogg support, GIMP 2.x and OpenOffice.org

#2 SimplyMEPIS

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 5+ - Another major update

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Ubuntu

Another major update came across the wire today: 149 packages downloaded and installed. Observations so far include:

* A new kernel update, to 2.6.20-10. The kernel was built using gcc 4.1.2, which is also part of this installation.

* Gnome is now officially upgraded to 2.18.0.

* Sound is working again.

Red Hat Release Renews OS Debate

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Linux

As Red Hat prepares to launch the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system on Wednesday, the question is again being asked whether a robust and feature-laden operating system is really needed for some computing situations.

Novell meet Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

The background. We usually do localization weekends every month or so, when we cleanup the Hungarian translations in Rosetta a bit, and also send some stuff upstream.

getting big changes in Debian

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Linux

Erich Schubert comments on the issues relating to getting big changes into Debian. This is something that I had also noticed. I started work on SE Linux in Debian in 2001 and continued it actively until 2003 when I joined Red Hat.

The Glass Ceiling Over Linux

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Linux

It's really hard to miss how Linux and Windows are relatively judged in the tech blogosphere. Consider the following attributes and their praise or criticism, completely based on what operating system they happen to accompany:

1. A free graphics program bundled with the system.
(a) On Windows: Cool! A free paint program! Hey, everybody, check out this awesome pixel-art I did!

Linux fragmentation: help or hindrance?

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Linux

Here is a familiar list for readers: vanilla kernel, custom kernel, debs, rpms, Tgzs, source files, Apt-get,Emerge, Yum, Urpmi, Synaptic, Kpackage, Adept, Kyum, Yumex, Smart, Klik and Autopackage. I could go on but you get the idea.

Stable kernel 2.6.20.3 Released

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Linux

Greg K-H and the -stable team have released Linux Kernel 2.6.20.3. No earth shattering bugs in this one, just the usual round of cleanup.

More Here and Here.

Gentoo fights flamewars and bad behaviour!

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Gentoo

Triggered by recent examples of bad behavior and dissatisfaction among developers and users alike, the Gentoo Council has drafted a new Code of Conduct that will be enforced for both developers and users.

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