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Story Linux Mint with MATE works really really great srlinuxx 22/12/2011 - 8:25pm
Story The PCLinuxOS Magazine: Scribus Special Edition srlinuxx 22/12/2011 - 7:52pm
Story Ceylon Achieves Milestone 1 srlinuxx 22/12/2011 - 7:09pm
Story Mozilla: We're more than just Firefox, you know srlinuxx 22/12/2011 - 7:00pm
Story How Did Firefox Fare in 2011? (Infographic) srlinuxx 21/12/2011 - 11:26pm
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Story Why Java Isn't Dead On Ubuntu srlinuxx 21/12/2011 - 11:04pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.2 (Part 5) - Drivers srlinuxx 21/12/2011 - 11:01pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/12/2011 - 4:58pm
Story Kororaa Linux 16 - A Fedora++ Distribution srlinuxx 21/12/2011 - 4:45pm

Set Gmail as Default Mail Client in Ubuntu

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how-to-geek: Every Geek uses Gmail… it’s pretty much required. And now you can set Gmail as the default client in Ubuntu without any extra software.

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

GPL likely to regain Apache compatibility

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CNET: In a significant change of course, the Free Software Foundation is working to make the upcoming version 3 of the General Public License (GPL) compatible with an alternative, the Apache License.

McNealy Says Sun Evaluating OpenSolaris On GPL

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LinuxWorld (IDG): Sun Microsystems is evaluating whether it should release OpenSolaris under the GNU GPL (general public license), company co-founder and chairman, Scott McNealy told reporters in Bangalore on a conference call Wednesday.

United We Stand, Divided They Linux

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sKatterBrainZ World: The recent merger news of OSDL and FSG (not to be confused with MSG), as reported by InformationWeek, doesn’t ring my bell. Why? Because almost every Linux nut I know (and I know quite a few) doesn’t care about consistency across distributions.

Ye Olde Linux Desktop

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Red Hat Mag: So Dell decided to ship Ubuntu on the desktop. Doesn’t that bother you guys at all? Let Ubuntu take the lead in building the better horse. They’ve earned that lead, and good on them.

GlassFish shows open source at its best

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ComputerWorld (IDG): GlassFish is the first project to spring from Sun Microsystem's decision to open source its Java programming code and Ken Drachnik, one of its chief evangelists, points to the project as a lesson in how open source spurs innovation.

Kubuntu Takes Over Georgia; Ubuntu Summit Video

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kdedevelopers: Georgia is rolling out Kubuntu in all their schools. This is being done as part of a project to bring the internet to every school in Georgia. I don't have many details yet but it should become a Canonical case study soon enough.

Fix "Password required" Error When Using Unrar in Ubuntu

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the how-to-geek: If you’ve tried to use the built-in “Extract Here” functionality in Ubuntu’s File Roller to extract either a single or a multi-part zip or rar file and ended up with a “Password required” error, then you might just assume the files are password protected when in fact they are not.

DC Parris of LXer to Linux community member: shut up!

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Penguin Pete's: I saw this LXer thread (on Tux500) yesterday, and decided not to comment. Then I thought about it again last night, but decided not to blog it. Then I had a hard night sleeping, and this morning it popped up again. What was bothering me? Oh, yes, my conscience.

A Pig(Snort), A Moon (Lua) and one very happy developer (Bill)

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Linux Security: About one month ago, Snort 3.0 Alpha was released for testing in the community. If you want to be on the cutting edge of intrusion detection, packet sniffing, and keeping your system safe, check out this introduction to preparing for the future of intrusion detection.

Enchanting Pictures with ImageMagick

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polishlinux: Since digital still cameras hit mainstream, we’ve all become flooded with hundreds of photos. Luckily there are some free magicians available, who can answer our call for help and automate all processes causing them take minutes instead of days.

Also: Managing Photos on your Desktop Linux Installation

Gentoo's Graphical Installer is Unnecessary

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daniweb: Gentoo has long been a distribution aimed towards the power Linux user. With this year's first Gentoo release, 2007.0, comes an updated LiveCD featuring a completely rewritten GTK+ based installer. The bigger question is, why provide a GTK+ based installer in the first place?

Also: Ubuntu User on Installing Gentoo

KDE tip - taking screenshots

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FOSSwire: In GNOME, it’s really easy to take a screenshot of your system, you just hit Print Screen and a handy window pops up where you can save it. For some reason, this functionality doesn’t work with KDE out of the box, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take screenshots.

Microsoft is not the boss, we are

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Microsoft After celebrations over Dell announcing that it will soon be selling GNU/Linux Ubuntu desktops and laptops we are seeing a bit of an uproar after, just a week later, Microsoft announced it's partnership with Dell akin to the one it made with Novell last November.

A Day Without Open Source

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bmc blogs: I was at a conference when two techies walked into the open bar, one an open source supporter and one staunchly anti. They got into it a bit after a few drinks, and Mr. Anti commented loudly, “I wish open source would just go away! It causes more trouble than it's worth.”

Why Is Dell Buying SLES certificates from Microsoft, Not Novell?

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Groklaw: According to sources, Dell will be selling SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) certificates, which it will obtain from Microsoft. As part of the Novell/Microsoft deal, Microsoft received 75,000 SLES licenses. From Microsoft? The Direct2Dell blog confirms that indeed Dell will buy the certificates from Microsoft, not from Novell. Why? Why not directly from Novell?

How secure are Linux, Window and Mac OS?

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Security How secure is your favorite operating system? In a time where OS fanatics battle each other on what OS is the best, security is often one of the turning points of discussion. In this article I will be comparing the vulnerabilities listed on Secunia and assessing how serious they are.

Also: What about Linux spyware?

Red Hat, red hat, RED HAT

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  • Summit 2007: The calm before the storm

  • Overheard at the Red Hat Summit
  • Xerox SA switches to Red Hat on Dell
  • Talking security with Red Hat's Mark Cox
  • Redhat securely mount remote Linux file system using SSHFS
  • Red Hat Summit 2007 opens strong
  • Red Hat Summit: "The Desktop Paradigm is Dead"
  • Red Hat CEO Dismisses Novell, Ubuntu Threats
  • Summit 2007: Day zero, blog two
  • Red Hat Summit: ...But They'll Sell a Desktop Anyway
  • Red Hat's New Global Desktop Is Ready to Run
  • Red Hat Rolls at Home And Abroad

Linux Still a Hit in China

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Linux A new report from Beijing-based CCID Consulting pegs Linux operating sales revenues up by nearly 31 percent in the first quarter of 2007 to 31 million Yuan (just over US$4 million), as compared to the same period a year prior.

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  • Red Hat: OpenStack moving beyond the proof-of-concept phase
    Red Hat’s annual poll found that 43 percent of respondents have deployed the cloud platform in production, compared to just 16 percent one year ago. The company reckons the increase reflects efforts by the community to address complexity and deployment issues that were previously known to have been a major roadblock to adoption. The study also noted that the steep learning curve for deploying OpenStack is being addressed as a growing number of engineers become certified to operate the platform. In addition, Red Hat cited cloud native application development as another driving force in enterprise adoption of OpenStack.
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