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Story Inside Murdoch's $5m Linux supercomputer srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 4:59am
Blog entry weirdness: puppy & wd-40 srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 4:07am
Story Open Source for Vertical Apps: srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 2:43am
Story screenshots of Desura srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 2:40am
Story phoronix: nvidia, xorg, ext4, cpuidle srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 2:38am
Story Adventures in IPv6 srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 2:35am
Story Re: Control is Highly Overrated and Overpriced srlinuxx 4 09/06/2011 - 2:27am
Story The relationship between CentOS and Redhat srlinuxx 08/06/2011 - 10:35pm
Story EBooks are "attacking our freedom" srlinuxx 08/06/2011 - 10:33pm
Story Discovering a New World srlinuxx 08/06/2011 - 10:30pm

Memo to Reuters: stop spreading FUD about Novell and Linux

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SUSE

The British news agency Reuters came up with a sensational bit of spin on Friday, US time, claiming that the Free Software Foundation could "ban" Novell from selling Linux. Good headline, but very weak on facts. Here's a FAQ that I've written for Jim Finkle, the intrepid Reuters reporter who filed that story:

Music managers for Linux

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Software

Typically I stream all my music online, but after getting the Violent Femmes CD "Viva Wisconsin", I went looking for something to play it with that did better than xmms.

A Week with Gentoo 2006.1 Day 1

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Gentoo
Reviews

Prior to my Vacation, I asked what folks wanted to see as the next AWW review. Responses were all over the board, but many asked for a review of Gentoo. This is going to be painful, right?

Rants over Fedora Desktop 7 Test 1

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Linux

I don't believe in Fedora as a stable, production-grade distro, as it changes radically twice a year (with each release), always bringing something new, but also always breaking something. Relying on Fedora would mean to say, twice a year: "here's a good release; here's a bad release; here's a good release; here's a bad release...".

Ubuntu: 3 Steps to Make it Look Neat

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HowTos

After you first install Ubuntu and login using your username and passowrd your screen will look like this. Some of us might like this look , some of us might not. You might like it or you might not. If you’re happy with it, than don’t change it !!!

Introduction: Using diff and patch (tutorial)

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HowTos

The commands diff and patch form a powerful combination. They are widely used to get differences between original files and updated files in such a way that other people who only have the original files can turn them into the updated files with just a single patch file that contains only the differences. This tutorial explains the basics of how to use these great commands.

Drupal: Please help fixing an elusive login issue

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Drupal

For quite some time now, we have been getting sporadic reports of mysterious login problems, mostly with Internet Explorer but sometimes with other browsers on other OSes.

Help by answering the following:

  1. What specific browser and OS has the problem? (including Major / Minor version)

  2. Does another browser on the same OS have the same problem?

Dual-head nVidia powered displays on openSuse linux: Simple!

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SUSE

I installed the new version of openSuse without any problems. On first boot it displayed only on one of the screens, giving a dark off-centre shadow on the other screen - oh fudge I thought.

Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu

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HowTos

This method of installation and configuration works for me, using a combination of apt and building from source. You must have a working apache or apache2 installation and understand the concepts involved with restarting the server, enabling modules and the location and format of configuration files, e.g., httpd.conf or apache2.conf.

boston wrap up

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OSS

we discussed default package contents and what settings to look into for customization for fedora 7. looks like f7 stands a good chance of having really nice kde packages thanks both to the fedora community expanding their embrace of the community in general (merging core and extras is a nice move, too) and rex and other kde fans putting in the time and effort.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.20 Released

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Linux

commit 62d0cfcb27cf755cebdc93ca95dabc83608007cd
Author: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Feb 4 10:44:54 2007 -0800

Vista too taxing but Linux on agenda

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OS

Inland Revenue has eschewed Microsoft Vista and will instead upgrade to Windows XP, while continuing to evaluate the merits of a switch to open source rival Linux.

Year of the Linux desktop? Who cares!

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Linux

Remember all those articles around the web that claim "This year might be the year for the Linux desktop" ? Honestly, should we really care? Shouldn't we let the user decide from themselves? Aren't they the final decider in all this?

What is Your Operating System Worth?

If you purchased one of the Microsoft Windows or Apple MacIntosh operating systems, or if it came on the computer it costs somewhere from about $89 (if it's an older Windows 95, 98, or Mac OS) up to a few hundred for the more expensive Windows Vista versions. If you are using Linux what did you pay? Nothing? A dollar or two to get it from a cheap ISO dump? But what is it really worth?

Virtual Users With Postfix, PostfixAdmin, Courier, Mailscanner, ClamAV On CentOS

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Linux
HowTos

This article shows how to set up a Postfix virtual mailserver with Courier-IMAP, Maildrop and the PostfixAdmin web interface. We will secure our mailserver with Mailscanner and ClamAV as anti-virus and SpamAssassin as anti-spam. The setup is based on CentOS 4.4.

DOOM 3 - v1.31 Linux Update Patch Available

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Gaming

id Software has released a new patch for its FPS DOOM 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.3.1 and adds various fixes and improvements, Vista compatibility, and bringing back cross-platform multiplayer compatibility with the Mac.

Enable and Disable Ubuntu Root Password

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HowTos

Ubuntu is one of the few Linux distributions out there that will not enable the root account.If you want to do something with root permission on the console you have to type sudo before the command.

SaxenOS 1.1 rc2

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Linux
Reviews
-s

It's been over a year since I tested the origins of SaxenOS, but when rc2 of version 1.1 was announced I thought it was time to see what was new. There have been changes afoot within the SaxenOS project, some major changes. Yet some of the fundamentals remained the same. It was easy to see the roots of Saxen while appreciating the new.

Ad Hoc Wireless connections from Linux to Windows

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HowTos

Hustle! To setup an Ad Hoc wireless connection between windows and Linux, it spend me half an hour of trying just because desperately wanna get Internet access. I decided to write down because the steps are confusing.

Creating a 3D effect with Gimp (or photoshop)

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HowTos

Here's how to make a neat effect to make it look like the subject of a photo is popping out of the background. This can be done with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) or Photoshop. I use GIMP because it is a free open source program.

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