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Story The Linux top 10 hit parade srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 11:10pm
Story The Top Five Linux Stories of 2011 srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 11:02pm
Story The Best Email Client for Linux srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 11:00pm
Blog entry What does 2012 have in store for the Linux OS? fieldyweb 29/12/2011 - 8:26pm
Blog entry Top 10 Useful Websites for 2011 fieldyweb 29/12/2011 - 7:43pm
Story What's in a Name? In the Linux World, Much Silliness srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 6:13pm
Story Pinoy Linux flavor stirs ripple in OS community srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 6:11pm
Story Fearless open source predictions for 2012 srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 4:56am
Story And the best distro of 2011 is ... srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 4:55am
Story Six Free Software Packages srlinuxx 29/12/2011 - 4:49am

The Big Ol' Ubuntu Security Resource

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ITsecurity: If you've recently switched from Windows to the Linux distribution Ubuntu, you've probably experienced a decrease in spyware -- and malware in general -- on your system. But although Ubuntu is billed as the ultra-secure solution, you should know that even though Ubuntu's default install has its flaws, like every other operating system.

Remembering Progeny

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LinuxJournal: Two weeks ago, I heard that Progeny Linux Systems of Indianapolis had closed its doors for the last time. The end was a long-time coming – in fact, six years longer than I predicted. All the same, I paused last week for a bit of nostalgia.

Linux: Testing PCLOS

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fareast's diary: My latest dual boot fun is with PCLinuxOS. If Ubuntu is the most solid of recent easy to set up distros, then PCLOS is the fastest and most complete out of the box.

More terminal programs you should be using … like a pro

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Motho ke motho ka botho: I’ll have to glaze over the last few console programs I wanted to mention, and leave it to you to investigate them fully.

Painless Dual Booting with RHEL 5 and a MacBookPro

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Red Hat Mag: I know there are many OS X users curious about running Linux on their Mac hardware, but are overwhelmed with the configuration options. There are also many Linux users who want to work on one machine and would like to dual-boot OS X and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Creating a simple DVD using 'Q' DVD-Author

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HowTos About ten years ago, the first DVD players shipped to the United States. After a slow start, the DVD has almost completely replaced video tapes and has become the de facto standard for the movie industry. Creating DVDs on a Linux machine can be a complex task, but can be made much easier by using 'Q' DVD-Author.

Vista Makes Creative Labs Dupe Linux

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phoronix: If you were hoping to use a Creative X-Fi series sound card under Linux in the near future, think again.

Kiba Dock (Akamaru) for Beryl Compiz

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Pimp Your Linux: This OSx looking dock is by far the most advanced that I have reviewed in regards to graphics, and eye candy. However, it is a very new dock, and still might be unstable, so make sure to run it for a good while on your system, before comitting to it.

Flock 0.8 Is Looking Pretty Darn Good

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CyberNetNews: Early this year I updated you on what was happening with this release, and it has progressed quite nicely since then. Since I’m a pre-release junkie I couldn’t help but see what has improved since my last look at the browser.

The Be Very Afraid Tour and a Word About that Patent Study

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Groklaw: When SCO started threatening to sue over Linux, it offered Linux users protection from lawsuits if they'd buy a SCOsource license. Some did. A smattering. Now Linux users are being offered a "patent peace" with Microsoft in a very similar way, only this time, it's supposedly patents backing up the threat. Or is it?


  • Is Microsoft’s ODF vote supposed to make amends for its patent attack?

  • Microsoft Patents Linux Impact: Red Hat vs. Novell
  • Q&A: Microsoft won't sue over Linux, for now
  • How dumb does Microsoft think we are?

5 Reasons Why The Microsoft Patent Story Is Not News

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seekingalpha: The buzz May 14 was all about the Microsoft/OSS “patent happening.” According to Fortune, Microsoft claims that open source software as a group violates over 200 Microsoft patents. Here are five reasons why this is not new news:

Microsoft's ooXML is on the ropes in Europe: IBM

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iTWire: Is ooXML, Microsoft's new documents standard on the ropes in Europe? Absolutely, according to one of IBM's prominent technology and intellectual property spokespersons. Like other areas that are starting to seriously bug Microsoft, open document standards go to the heart of eliminating the software company's proprietary lock-in.

More ubuntu

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Ubuntu I’ve given up on feisty. I’ve blogged several times now about my failure to install it properly. Today I gave it another try and partially succeeded before failing again.

GIMP compile dependencies on Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn”

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Falappa.Net: So you are on Ubuntu 7.04 and you want to compile the bleeding edge version of GIMP… You may wonder which packages do I need to install on Ubuntu to get all the stuff I need to successfully compile GIMP?

Also: PHP Pecl Memcached module installation on Debian

Mozilla Firefox Release Candidate 3 Available

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mozillaZine: A third set of release candidate builds for the forthcoming Mozilla Firefox release are now available for testing. Testers can obtain these builds from the rc3 directory on

Red Hat and Intel to build cheap PC

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Hardware Linux distributor Red Hat is working with Intel on a desktop PC targeted at emerging markets. Due to ship in June, the Red Hat Global Desktop will support a number of Intel's current and future platforms aimed at emerging markets.

More Firefox Bloat? Say It Ain't So, Mozilla

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Moz/FF When Firefox launched in beta release five years ago, it burst on the open-source browser scene like a young Elvis Presley -- slim, sexy and dangerous. But, with Firefox 3.0 poised for release this summer, the "IE killer" is in danger of morphing into an early Fat Elvis, if increasing numbers of die-hard fans turned reluctant critics are any guide.

Intel and PowerTOP extend Linux laptop battery life

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Software Intel recently released its PowerTOP utility, which builds on work done by kernel developers to make the Linux kernel power-efficient. PowerTOP gives you a snapshot of what apps are consuming the most power. Turn off these apps or modify their behavior, and you'll notice an instant increase in the battery life.

Dell Backs Open-Source Operating System

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cityonahillpress: The phrase “humanity toward others” does not usually inspire images of computer code. However, Ubuntu, the most popular version of the Linux operating system, may provide just that: humanity toward others, without the hefty price tag.

Microsoft Votes for Choice

Press Release: Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has voted to support the addition of OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.0 to the nonexclusive American National Standards list. The vote took place as part of a process managed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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