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Google Desktop For Linux

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pimpyourlinux: A trend that seems to be popular these days is the ability to search for files and media on your computer in real time. Searching your desktop now can be achieved at lightning speeds by using databases to store all of the information about your files on your computer.

The State of ATI Linux 2007

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phoronix: It was on July 20, 2006 that I had issued The State of ATI Linux while ending off the ATI Redblog. It's going on a year later and it's now time for this year's address as far as what I have seen from the driver in the past year and where I hope and believe the driver is going in the near future.

The Real Meaning of GNU GPLv3

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LinuxJournal: Now that the final version of the GNU General Public Licence version 3 has been released, the in-depth analysis of its implications can begin. As important as both the legal and commercial details are, I believe the true significance of the GPLv3 lies elsewhere.

Denmark to test Open XML, ODF next year

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LinuxWorld: Denmark's government agencies will be required to handle two competing document format standards, the Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsoft Corp.'s Open XML, during a one-year test period that will begin next year.

KDE and a periodic release cycle

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/home/liquidat: I just watched Mark Shuttleworth’s Keynote on aKademy. The discussion afterwards was mainly dominated by his suggestion to switch KDE’s development cycle to a 6 month release cycle. Here is a closer look at what Mark said - and what KDE did in the past.

Inserting Stored, Reusable Information in OpenOffice Writer

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OOo Training, Tips, and Ideas: I think pretty much everyone likes to save time, and avoid painful carpal tunnel surgery. Here are the two very nice shortcut features that let you slap in a bunch of text with just a couple keystrokes.

KDAB Becomes Patron of KDE

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dot.kde.org: The KDE e.V. and KDAB are happy to announce continued collaboration on the Free Desktop, with KDAB becoming the latest new Patron of KDE. KDAB is known for its high-quality software services.

Enlighten your desktop with Elive

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PackT Publishing: Elive's been in development for several years now and in fact is so popular that its developer, Samuel "Thanatermesis" F. Baggen, works on it full time. In this month's article, Samuel explains his reasons for spinning Elive and how the distro has evolved over the years.

Mandriva adds a semantic layer to the KDE 4 desktop

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MDV

Mandriva PR: On the occasion of aKademy 2007, the annual conference of KDE developers and users, Mandriva is proud to announce together with the NEPOMUK partners and the KDE community that the NEPOMUK-KDE project it leads is poised to deliver a sea change in the Linux desktop experience.

Filtering traffic based on thousands of IPs efficiently

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Debian Administration: Trying to insert 70.000 rules in iptables on a recent machine takes about an hour and going through these rules for each packet is even more of a burden. But iptables can send packets to userspace to be handled there. This article describes how to filter network traffic based on thousands of IPs with a new tool called nfqueue efficiently.

TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

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TrueCrypt is a free software that encrypts data on-the-fly. Right now the newest version released is version 4.3. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt.

Ubuntu Dell is $50 Less Than Windows Dell

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the Inquirer: THE SAVING for installing Ubuntu on an Inspiron 1420 is $50 according to the Dell site.

Firewall Builder: A firewall configuration GUI

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Free Software Mag: Have you ever wanted to configure a personal firewall for your GNU/Linux box, but were scared of the complexity of iptables? Well, I might not be able to make you a security expert, but I can show you a tool that will help you to configure your personal firewall the easy way.

gnu units: units converts quantities between different scales

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Debian Package of the Day: units is a command-line tool which performs units conversion between various scales. units is the perfect tool for engineer or scientific workstation, you can call it either interactively from the prompt or within command line. It already handles more than two thousand units and this can be enhanced with your own units in a separate data file.

Are you the Linux type?

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Linux

ITtoolbox Blogs: In just about any occupation there are several different types of people. In fact the psychiatrists have them all broken down into nice little boxes. I am no psychiatrist but I play one on the internet and I have noticed that there appears to be some traits that separate those that chose a particular operating system. Perhaps the operating system you are using now doesn't match your personality?

Automatically update your Ubuntu system with cron-apt

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builder.au: Updating all the software on your system can be a pain, but with Linux it doesn't have to be that way. We'll show you how to combine the apt package management system with a task scheduler to automatically update your system.

SLED 10 SP1: a great Linux desktop gets better

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DesktopLinux: Sometimes, a service pack comes along that really makes a big difference. Take NT. Before SP3, it was garbage. And, now, with its SP1 for SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop), Novell has given an already excellent business desktop a real kick in the pants.

DIY: Build Linux From Scratch

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Linux

MaximumPC: Noobs getting their first taste of the Linux OS tend to feel a little lost. Even though the Gnome and KDE GUIs are simple and easy to navigate, it's hard to ignore the realization that you don't really know what lurks beneath the surface of this powerful operating system. LFS is an ongoing project designed to turn ordinary users into superusers. Literally.

Linux Tip: Use Google Linux repositories

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Google

lifehacker: Google recently created their own Linux software repositories to streamline the use of Google software in Linux. Google's repos make it very easy to download and stay up-to-date with current releases of Google software.

Kernel space: Linux security non-modules and AppArmor

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LinuxWorld: SELinux offers strict but sometimes difficult-to-manage security. Will a simpler approach, championed by SUSE, make it into the mainstream kernel?

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