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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
Story The 2011 GNOME User Survey Results srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 7:07am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 6:58am
Story The five fastest-booting Linux distributions srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 3:57am
Story Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 Available srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 3:56am
Story Mozilla reacts to Google funded study srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 3:54am
Story 2011: The Year of Linux Disappointments srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 1:35am

Abit AB9 Linux/Solaris Compatibility

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It was back in February that we originally looked at the AB9 motherboard from Abit; however, this P965 motherboard had a few problems that had prevented this motherboard from functioning well with Linux. But have things since improved for this motherboard? We now have our compatibility report for the Abit AB9 as we see if things have changed for the better or worse under Linux and Solaris.

A Look At Linux - Is It For You?

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To be perfectly honest, I am writing this as a reply to alexexmachina's posting where his "unbiased" A Look At Windows Vista - Is It For You? seems a little too biased towards how great Vista is. So here is my reply in the form of a look at Linux so Bring on the flames Smile

Is Linux For You?

Dell's Linux PCs withheld from UK

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The PC supplier said on Tuesday it would sell machines with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed later this month. But Dell has told ZDNet UK that the systems will be only be sold in the US for now. It refused to reveal any timescale for the sale of such systems in the UK.

Howto: Use rtorrent like a pro

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I’m a huge rtorrent fan. I can’t imagine why anyone would use anything else, unless there’s something funky the big-name programs can do, that rtorrent just doesn’t handle yet.

First Impressions of the Feisty Fawn

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I realize that Ubuntu 7.04 has been out for a bit already, but today is the first day I have actually done a fresh installation of it. I ran the upgrade on my desktop and it was fine, I just never really bothered to check out anything new.

OLPC project clarifies: no plans for Windows support

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Late last week the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project had a media event in Cambridge, and while I couldn't make the event, I did tape a video interview for the BBC on the project.

Review: GoblinX 2.0

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Released on April 30, GoblinX 2.0 is a live CD Linux distribution based on Slackware from Brazil.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 software

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The latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 5) sees the usual clutch of open source performance, functionality and security updates joined, for the first time, by integrated virtualisation facilities deemed suitable for production use.

One of Ubuntu Linux's biggest, and youngest, fans

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Back in the office Wednesday afternoon, I thought it would be interesting to follow up on Dell's choice of Ubuntu as its Linux option on consumer PCs. One of my first steps was to send e-mail inquiries to some of the members of the Pacific Northwest Ubuntu user group, hoping to hear their thoughts.

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Debian Etch

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In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Debian Etch system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule.

Google hosts as Ira Hyman introduces PCLinuxOS

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Can Linux change my business? Can Linux improve my business? Is my Ipod safe to use with Linux? And what about the movies I stored the last couple of years?

Time to lap up Linux

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In the 1980s, a running joke among PC specialists was: "This year will be the tenth consecutive Year of the Network". Indeed, PC LANs took a decade to become established, despite strong pressure from manufacturers selling the obvious advantages.

Linux Gazette May 2007 (#138) Ready

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This month's issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready to enjoy. This month's topics are:

* Mailbag
* Talkback
* 2-Cent Tips
* News Bytes
* A Quick Introduction to R
* Debian on a Slug: Or how a Slug made friends with a GNU and a Penguin
* Linux Appliance Design (Book Review)
* Ubuntu Linux Bible (Book Review)
* HelpDex
* Ecol

From 0 to Ubuntu 7.04 In No Time Flat

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Some time ago I wrote about some recent adventures of mine in loading Ubuntu Linux on an old laptop I had laying around. That was fun, and educational too.

Linutop: Tiny Linux Computer On Sale

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Get ready for a bonkers-ly small Linux machine, called Linutop, as it comes on sale.

For us the cool features of the Linutop are its silent operation, small size (9.3 x 2.7 x 15 cm) and low energy consumption - less than 6 watts.

Firefox users urge Dell to preinstall the browser

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Firefox users are drawing on Dell's user-driven IdeaStorm site to push the computer maker to preinstall the open-source browser.

With Dell's announcement Tuesday that it will offer Ubuntu Linux on some systems, the petition to put Firefox on new PCs has climbed to second place on IdeaStorm, behind a call to offer, a free application suite.

What's what with openSUSE, ZENworks, YaST

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In late April, SUSE Project Manager Andreas Jaeger announced on the openSUSE list that "Beginning with the next alpha release of openSUSE 10.3, alpha 4, ZENworks will be gone. Instead, openSUSE "will use the native tools only -- Zypper, openSUSE-updater, and YaST."

Linux: New FireWire Stack Update

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Kristian Høgsberg posted an update on the effort to rewrite the Linux kernel FireWire stack explaining, "as you may know, we've been working on a new FireWire stack over on linux1394-devel. The main driver behind this work is to get a small, maintainable and supportable FireWire stack, with an acceptable backwards compatibility story."

Novell’s take on the Dell preload of Ubuntu

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Yesterday, Dell said that it will start preloading Ubuntu Linux onto three Dell PCs targeted at the technical consumer market. As proponents of open source and Linux, Novell is happy to see Linux being preloaded onto any desktop machine. This announcement is just one more proof point in the continued growth of Linux. We view Dell’s move as a positive step forward for the Linux market.

KDE 4: Which games are moving…or not

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Yesterday, we did the kdegames review. We succeeded in having a common point of view about which games should be keep and move, how hard it can be. Here the results:

Improved KDE3 games kept for KDE4.0:

- knetwalk
- kgoldrunner
- kolf
- katomic
- konquest
- kpat
- kspaceduel
- lskat
- kbattleship
- kblackbox
- klines
- kreversi
- kbounce
- kmahjongg
- ksame

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