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Story Common user interface mistakes in KDE applications, part 2: Dialog layouts srlinuxx 27/12/2010 - 3:26am
Blog entry Enlightenment packages updated post beta 3 Texstar 27/12/2010 - 2:10am
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Story Why Iceweasel? srlinuxx 26/12/2010 - 4:05pm
Story Activity-oriented vs Application-oriented workspaces srlinuxx 26/12/2010 - 4:02pm
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Story Mandriva 2010.2 Screenshots Tour srlinuxx 25/12/2010 - 11:37pm

Novell Gets Delisting, Default Notices

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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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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.

Linux Options Omitted From Vista Survey

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Microsoft

It's either the Microsoft way or the highway for computer users according to a survey about the economic impact the Vista operating system could have in Europe.

Novell to launch quick-response Linux

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SUSE

Novell plans an October launch for its Suse Linux Enterprise Real-Time product, an operating system geared for Wall Street traders and others who watch every microsecond of the clock.

ATI 8.29.6 Display Drivers

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Software

Once again, it is the time of the month when new ATI display drivers are presented and it's now the task of Phoronix to evaluate this latest package. Over the past several months, we have seen a horde of improvements. Today with the release of the 8.29.6 fglrx drivers there have not been many changes that affect the end-user, but still there are some items worth mentioning.

Point, click, root: System exploitation with open tools

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Software

IT managers face a problem determining what products and policies are best to properly secure their network. The problem with many security products is that it is hard to validate their claims. Penetration testing is a process for testing the security of networks by imitating an attacker. Conducting a successful penetration test involves a great deal of knowledge and a wide variety of software, including some of the following open source tools.

Open Source, Linux, marketing and public perception

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Anyone could have guessed that my undergrad thesis work is centered on Open Source; more accurately, we deal with devising strategies for Linux and Open Source adoption and penetration growth in the SMB sector of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Most of the conclusions are not Earth-shattering revelations, but things we already know. But there’s one particular thing you and me know for certain… yet we’re doing practically nothing about it!

Howto switch from Linux to Windows - a users experience

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Linux

What if the first OS you’ve ever used wasn’t MS Dos or Win95 but some kind of Unix-based free system like BSD or Linux? This is a text about a guy who has always used Linux and learned working with it when he was a young man when he had to use it at work. Imagine Linux is the standard OS and Microsoft is a small company offering so called MS Windows XP.

Flexibility key to new Mambo release

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Software

Popular open source content management system (CMS) Mambo today released version 4.6. This is the first major release in almost two years. So, what's new in version 4.6?

Proftpd Server Installation and Configuration

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HowTos

ProFTPD is a ftp server written for use on Unix and Unix-a-like operating systems, there is no support for native use under Microsoft Windows.

Mandriva aims for the enterprise

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Interviews
MDV

Q&A: Following the launch of Corporate Server 4.0, ZDNet UK spoke to Mandriva chief executive François Bancilhon about how Mandriva plans to win over the enterprise

How To Capture High Resolution Screen Shots In Linux

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HowTos

Have you ever needed to capture a screen shot of something in Linux and 72dpi was not high enough resolution. I recently found myself in this situation trying to capture some images of the great screen savers that come with most Linux distributions. The way you do this is easier than it first appears.

DIY document management system with Simple Groupware

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HowTos

For most people, document management systems are overkill for keeping track of their documents. Usually, you don't need software that allows you to define elaborate document workflows or detailed version tracking. What you might need is a simple system that you can use to access and edit your documents on multiple machines, and then sync them with a file repository on a remote server. Simple Groupware allows you to do just that, and it has a couple more clever tricks as well.

Securing Your Server With A Host-based Intrusion Detection System

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Linux
Security
HowTos

This article shows how to install and run OSSEC HIDS, an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System. It performs log analysis, integrity checking, rootkit detection, time-based alerting and active response. It helps you detect attacks, software misuse, policy violations and other forms of inappropriate activities.

NSW govt signals desktop Linux needs

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Linux

The NSW state government yesterday went to market for its desktop, notebook and small server needs for at least the next three years, designating the ability to purchase Linux-based systems as "highly desirable".

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