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Blog entry Subsonic Media Streamer 4.6: The Proper Review fieldyweb 14/12/2011 - 11:06pm
Story Ubuntu-related Xmas Gift Ideas srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:40pm
Story Plasma Active Two Released srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:26pm
Story CentOS vs. Oracle vs. Scientific Linux 6.1 Performance srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:24pm
Story Can open source save the planet? srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:22pm
Story Fedora 16 KDE review srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 8:26pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.2 (Part 4) – Infrastructure srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 7:59pm
Story Scribes: A Sturdy Reinvention of the Text Editor srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 6:07pm
Story Debian Project News - December 14th srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 6:01pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 7:13am

Mozilla CEO speaks out on future of Firefox

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apcmag: According to Mozilla Foundation CEO Mitchell Baker, Firefox is just at the beginning of its life cycle. In this one-on-one interview with, she talks about where Firefox came from and where it’s going.

New WLAN stack for Linux 2.6.22

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heise online: About a year ago a number of developers of Linux WLAN drivers and interfaces decided to switch from the IEEE80211 to the Devicescape WLAN stack. Now the latter, after being extensively reworked, improved and renamed mac80211, has managed to become part of the developer kernel.

Linux to Microsoft: Let’s Fight with Silverlight

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OSWeekly: It is going to take Flash by the ears and shake the daylights out of it. Fantastic, and from the looks of the promo video, am I to also assume that we will be using translucent touchscreen computers that look like something from iRobot?

Make the whole Web look better with Stylish

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Software Most Firefox users are familiar with the Greasemonkey extension, a powerful tool that lets you enhance your browsing experience by rewriting HTML pages and JavaScript on the client side. The Stylish extension gives you that same level of control over Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Unlike JavaScript, altering a page's CSS cannot change its functionality -- but it can greatly enrich its usability.

EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.14

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All about Linux: EnGarde Secure Linux is a Linux distribution developed by Guardian Digital - an open source Internet security company, and is designed with security in mind. Originally based on Red Hat Linux, this product has been in development since 1999.

PostrgeSQL creator on the art of open source

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ComputerWorld: Bruce Momjian may not be the most famous free software figure, but as a founder and lead architect of the PostgreSQL relational database management system, he is an ardent believer in the correctness and beauty of open source development.

Howto: Use elinks like a pro

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Motho ke motho ka botho: What if you could cut through all the gimmickry, all the Flash animations, all the embedded gadgetry and doodads that don’t add anything to the content — the real content — of a Web page? What if?

Making Ubuntu Usable

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extremetech: In this chapter from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations you'll learn how to set up the operating system to your taste with things like changing the startup music, the background, fonts, icons, and colors, and navigating the Nautilus file manager—on both PCs and Macs.

Creating A DNS Cache With djbdns

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Building a local DNS cache will speed up your internet connection since the time for the translation job (converting domain names into IP addresses) will become negligible with the assumption that the DNS cache gets the information from the parent DNS.

How to Become a Cool Blogger and/or Hip Journalist

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Devnet: First...get yourself a blog and get it running. To get maximum exposure in the past, you had to use keywords. Now is no different. The keyword we’ll focus the most on is one that can get you thousands of hits in a few minutes if submitted to the right news outlet.

Ubuntu is not ready for most, even from Dell

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tech.blorge: Dell has seen fit to equip some of its laptop and desktop offerings with one of the most popular versions (also called distros) of Linux being Ubuntu. I have said many times before one of the biggest challenges for Linux is to make things easy to install and configure. I know plenty of people that think doing so is hard in Windows and for them it would be impossible in Linux.

Microsoft, Dell, Novell in Linux server deal

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Linux-Watch: The rumor was that Novell and Dell were going to partner up to deliver SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop). While nothing has come of that rumor -- yet -- Linux-Watch has learned from sources close to the companies involved that Novell, Dell, and Microsoft will be joining together in what seems to be an expansion of last November's Microsoft/Novell partnership.

Skype Linux Alpha Disappoints

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Peer to peer communications provider Skype has released a tentative upgrade to the Linux version of its softphone client software, but users are not particularly happy with the progress.

Feedback on the page the company has announced Skype for Linux is not very positive and the early reports on Linux Devices are not particularly flattering about the progress made toward the next version.

Book Review - Linux System Administration

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Geared for the Linux pro or UNIX administrator, Linux System Administration was written to provide advice to manage a complete range of systems and servers.

Howto: Record soundcard output with Audacity in KDE

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This short howto will show how to record the soundcard output on Linux with Audacity while running in KDE.

The given task was in this case: record the output of a flash streaming online radio. In principle this shouldn’t be difficult because the data are on your computer - you just have to route them through a recording tool.

How to make a Live CD

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This isn't a tutorial for making your own distro- that requires time, money, and m4d-1337 technical 5k!11z. This is how to make a Live CD for an application of your choice.

==Why have a Live CD?==

Portability. A program would normally have to be installed several times in order for it to be able to be used wherever you go, so why not put it on a CD?

Hiding arguments from ps

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There are many articles on the Interwobble telling you how to set the process title on Linux; they all concentrate on the problem of placing an arbitrarily long string in argv[0] to report status information in the process list.

Mark Shuttleworth: The Wizard of OS

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To find the 22 innovators, instigators, and inventors to honor with a Rave Award this year, we started by looking for the most intriguing breakthroughs in the world today — then tracked down the individuals who made them happen.

Installing Ubuntu on Virtual PC for Windows Lovers

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I recently decided to try out Ubuntu to see what all the fuss was about. My notes here apply to Virtual PC 2007.

Downloading Ubuntu and Setting up the VPC

To start, download the iso image from the Ubuntu download site. I downloaded the 7.04 version first since I assumed the bigger the version number, the better, right? We’ll see this isn’t always the case as we’ll see.

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I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

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