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Story OpenArtist Is a Linux Distro Prodigy srlinuxx 24/01/2013 - 6:51pm
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Forum topic Pandora FMS 4.0.3 released! geniususer 24/01/2013 - 4:07pm
Story Gaming on Linux: A guide for sane people with limited patience srlinuxx 24/01/2013 - 2:25am
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Story A quick look at 3 distros based on “sid” srlinuxx 23/01/2013 - 3:18am
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Story 9 Things That Are Never Admitted About Open Source srlinuxx 23/01/2013 - 2:56am
Story The many Profiles of Enlightenment’s E17 srlinuxx 22/01/2013 - 9:24pm

No budget learning with free software

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OSS

freesoftware mag: This article describes the work in progress of applying Ubuntu Linux sensibly within an underfunded school, and as part of a wider well thought out and alternative educational structure. I shall emphasise best practices and try my best not to dwell too much on the underlying technologies.

VectorLinux - The Pefect Installation and Setup

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HowTos

linux-tip.net: The VectorLinux Website is promising: “Speed, performance, stability -- these are attributes that set VectorLinux apart in the crowded field of Linux distributions. This is a detailed description about how to install and set up VectorLinux.

Installing A New Printer. Windows vs. Linux

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OS

the_source: OK. This is just ridiculous. I buy a new printer the other day. HP C6180. It's a pretty nice printer. I usually check the net to make sure new devices I buy have a good track record for working with Linux, but this time it was an impulse buy and I figured I could return it if I had problems.

GPLv3 to drive users from Linux to FreeBSD?

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OSS

builder.au: GPLv3 will help FreeBSD take some users away from Linux, according to the founder and vice president of The FreeBSD Foundation.

A Very Easy SSH Proxy/Tunnel

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HowTos

FOSSwire: Whether your ISP is filtering content or you just want some privacy on the internet, there is always a quick solution, and it is surprisingly easy to set up.

Linux isn't the only platform this would-be senator is standing on

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Interviews

computerworld: James Purser, a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) supporter, committee member for Linux Australia, and ICT consultant, is running for the Senate in the next federal election as an independent for New South Wales.

A first look at Python 3.0 alpha 1

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Software

arstechnica: The first alpha release of Python 3.0 was made available for download on Friday. Python 3.0 includes syntactic and architectural changes that are incompatible with the 2.x series.

Linux backups powered by Rsync

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HowTos

LINUX SYSAD BLOG: Backup like a PRO using one most popular linux backup tool alternatives called rsync. RSync backups data and does it very clean and well. Rsync only transfers those data that have been modified and changed so that the destination host has an exact replica from the source host.

Nouveau Driver Q&A

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Software

phoronix: On the Phoronix Forums we have been running a Q&A with the developers of the Nouveau project. For those out of the loop or new to Linux, the Nouveau project aims to provide an open-source 2D/3D graphics driver for NVIDIA hardware. After collecting a number of questions from our readers, KoalaBR and Marcheu have answered these questions.

Microsoft, Linux camps continue wary dance.

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Linux
Microsoft

redmond developer: Any developers who thought Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin's recent advice to open sourcers to stop bashing Microsoft signaled some kind of rapprochement between the rival OSes should think again.

Adblock Plus threatens the online revenue model

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Moz/FF

International Herald Tribune: Adblock Plus, an easy-to-use free addition to the Firefox Internet browser that deletes advertisements from Web sites is still a niche product for the niche browser. But it is potentially a huge development in the online world, and not because it simplifies Web sites cluttered with advertisements.

Leafpad -- a really light GUI text editor

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Software

CLICK: I can't believe I didn't think of this before. When the GUI text editor Geany wouldn't cooperate with the X setup on my Debian 4.0 laptop, I took the advice of all the users of self-described "crap computers" at ubuntuforums.org and went for the smaller, faster Leafpad editor. Problem solved.

Using NoMachine NX to Remotely Administer Ubuntu

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HowTos

just uber: I set up a desktop the other day which I intend to store some files on. The problem is however, I usually use my laptop, and I’m too lazy to walk upstairs to the desktop. I’ve always just used ssh to administer servers through the command line, but in this case, this being a desktop, I wanted a GUI.

Set Up PC-BSD v1.4 beta

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BSD
HowTos

This article describes how to set up PC-BSD v1.4 beta. PC-BSD is released under the BSD license. PC-BSD is a desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. It uses KDE as its desktop environment.

PCLinuxOS Magazine September 2007 Issue 13 Released!

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, September 2007 Issue is available to download. Some highlights include PCLinuxOS - A Walk Down History Lane, KDE User Guide - Part 8, and Ubuntu's Hype is Misleading.

KDE 4.0: Well worth the wait!

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KDE

pinderkent.blogsavy: I was disappointed today to hear that the release of KDE 4.0 will be delayed by two months. The delay is caused by the insertion of two extra betas. But this isn’t a bad thing at all.

Open source a natural for anti-virus software?

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OSS

matt asay: Consider: a large population of users who can report virii. Many people with the same "itch" (to be free of virii). A subsegment of both communities with the aptitude and interest in killing these virii. Should be a perfect market for open source, right?

Ubuntu Everywhere?

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Ubuntu

binstock.blogspot: I have long felt that desktop Linux would become a reality only when you could go to a Linux gathering and find no more than a third of the attendees at the command line. Earlier this summer, I was at O'Reilly's Ubuntu Live conference in Portland, and the Ubuntu tribe were almost all using the GUI interface.

Shorties

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Linux
  • VirtualBox now in Debian

  • Ubuntu and Ruby
  • NOKIA 6300 USB & Ubuntu

Linux: 2.6.23-rc5, Kernel Summit

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Linus Torvalds released the fifth release candidate for the upcoming 2.6.23 Linux kernel noting that he was on his way to Cambridge, England, for the 2007 kernel summit. The invite-only kernel summit has been hosted in Ontario, Canada the past five years, the being the first year it has been hosted in Europe.

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