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Story Four years with Debian Testing srlinuxx 23/12/2010 - 12:09am
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Story What if the whole world ran Linux? srlinuxx 2 23/12/2010 - 12:02am
Story Ubuntu Wayland: Shuttleworth's post-Mac makeover srlinuxx 2 22/12/2010 - 11:03pm
Story Soccer Cup Solitaire For GNU/Linux Released srlinuxx 22/12/2010 - 10:16pm
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Story Linux Mint 10 Review srlinuxx 1 22/12/2010 - 9:02pm
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Story Allegations of OpenBSD Backdoors May be True, Updated srlinuxx 1 22/12/2010 - 9:00pm
Story GTK+3 Now Uses X Input 2 By Default, New Back-End Caps srlinuxx 22/12/2010 - 8:03pm

Where are the Linux Workplaces?

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Linux

Looks like most reasons Linux is not being adopted in the workplace are based on false assumptions and incorrect perceptions. How can we promote Linux adoption in the workplace? Seems to me the answer lies in educating and informing the "powers that be" in IT departments.

Munich Begins to Switch Windows Out for Linux

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Linux

Munich has begun its migration to Linux on the desktop, a year later than planned and nearly three years since the city announced its move to open source software.

Linux distros useful in the classroom

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Linux

My school is full of old computers that are being groomed for certain death and possible sale at our state’s surplus lot. I have decided to take more than a passing interest in putting them to use. So began my search for a good Linux distro to use. I first tried Edubuntu.

Book Review: Pro PHP Security

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Reviews

Good security is the basis of any viable website. With the internet being the most public of places, broken systems cost—money, reputations and possibly customer identities are the currency. Pro PHP Security, published by Apress and written by Chris Snyder and Michael Southwell, is a detailed and authoritive account of the security details that effect a successful deployment of a PHP website.

DEFCON — Security Tool Nirvana

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Misc

DEFCON is one of the oldest and largest hacking conventions. Itýs essentially 3 days of great information about the latest and greatest in security, sans the vendor stuff (a big plus for me!). There are all kinds of competitions to test your hacking skills, including lock picking, building robots, capture the flag, and coffee wars. There's something for everyone.

7-Zip Compression Format Support on GNU/Linux Using p7zip

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HowTos

7-Zip is lot more efficient at achieving high compression rates than most of the other popular compression tools(including gzip and bzip2). The difference in the sizes of compressed files was not trivial

Packaging LSB packages - a first glimpse

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Misc

In my opinion the current software-packaging/software-install system for Linux systems is a crappy thing: Every distribution packages the most interesting and important packages for itself: KDE stuff, GNOME, compiler, apache, and add on packages like firefox. Therefore, each work is repeated not only twice but dozens of times. This is dumb.

Latest Webmin Installation Review

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HowTos

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and so on. Webmin consists of a simple web server, and a number of CGI programs which directly update system files like /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/passwd. The web server and all CGI programs are written in Perl version 5, and use no non-standard Perl modules.

Vancouver Community College phases in more Linux

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SUSE

Vancouver Community College made the switch to Linux from a mixed environment of NetWare and Windows operating systems one year ago when it purchased IBM blade servers, which came with Linux pre-installed, to replace its aging infrastructure. Novell’s Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 now accounts for over 50 per cent of VCC’s server environment, which has 40 physical servers and double that number of virtual machines.

U.S. Government To Keep Control Of Web Domain Group ICANN

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Web

The U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday it would renew its authority over the company that manages Internet domain names beyond Sept. 30, when the U.S. government had been expected to permanently cede control.

Double your fun with QuadKonsole

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HowTos

Sometimes it's the simple ideas that produce powerful applications -- like a terminal emulator that provides several shells side by side in a single window. A few days ago, I was looking for a way to split windows in Konsole when I ran across QuadKonsole, a program that embeds several Konsole instances in a single window, making it easy to switch between shell sessions and keep an eye on all of them at once.

Software patent war ignites again

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Misc

Three political groups in the European Parliament (EP) have warned that software patents are re-emerging into EU politics with an EP vote scheduled for next month.

AMD's New Chip Ploy—Open Source Sockets

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Hardware

By publishing its Opteron socket specification, AMD is making it easier for chip makers to design processors that just snap into an AMD motherboard.

Novell Gets Delisting, Default Notices

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SUSE

Open source software maker Novell Inc. said Wednesday it received a delisting notice from Nasdaq and a default notice from Wells Fargo, related to the company's delay in filing third-quarter results.

KDE enthusiasts to ponder next-gen Linux desktop

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KDE

More than 200 members of the KDE community, industry partners, and interested users will be gathering next week for aKademy 2006 at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland to work on the next-generation desktop, KDE 4, and desktop standards.

NVIDIA 1.0-9XXX Series Preview

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Software

It was a year ago today that we were here to share with you what to expect from NVIDIA's 1.0-8XXX Linux display drivers. Most notably in that preview was word of SLI (Scalable Link Interface) finally coming to the proprietary Linux drivers. When that support did finally come, we at Phoronix were quickly disappointed with its indigent support. Today for your reading pleasure are a few details as to what NVIDIA Linux users can expect to see from the upcoming 1.0-9XXX driver series.

How much abuse will you take from Microsoft?

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Microsoft

Seriously, how many times must users and businesses be kicked in the face before they buy a clue? Before they realize that they don't have to stay in the abusive Microsoft relationship. The answer seems to be: an unlimited number of times.

Licensing and Freedom, the OpenBSD way

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OSS

After having read the last DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 169, 18 September 2006, I was tempted to express my anger against the futile loss of energy in the "licensing fight" that led into cdrtools forking in Debian — but also in other distros.

Linux lab: GPL clarification needed asap

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation urgently needs to explain how software governed by the current General Public License will interact with that governed by a successor now under development, the leader of the Open Source Development Labs said Wednesday.

Matt Asay: Is there money in them thar open source hills?

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OSS

Will people pay seven figures-plus for open source? Of course. Just ask SugarCRM, Red Hat, JBoss, or MySQL. Open source does not equal poverty; open source equals massive opportunity. Five years from now, no one will bother selling proprietary bits anymore.

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