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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 4:57am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 4:37am
Story Mandriva Press Release Raises More Questions srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 3:06am
Story TaskJuggler: a tutorial srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 12:53am
Story Top 10 open source alternatives srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 12:51am
Story Stop Apologizing For Linux! srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 12:50am
Story OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux for KDE lovers srlinuxx 16/07/2010 - 12:47am
Story Pimp my Linux desktop srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:38pm
Story 10 things that drive me crazy about current operating systems srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:36pm
Story Is Red Hat the New VMware? srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 9:34pm

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Forcing Firefox Extensions to Work on Bon Echo

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HowTos

One of the biggest issues people have with Mozilla/Firefox extensions (besides security vulnerabilities) is the required version field that indicates which versions of Mozilla/Firefox that particular extension will run on.

CLI Magic: Playing music from the command line with mp3blaster

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HowTos

Ever since my first Linux install 10 years ago, I have been hooked on the command line. The Bourne Again Shell (BASH) has been my first choice for moving or copying files, writing text, browsing through my home folder, and lately, even for reading email. When I realized I was depending on graphical players to listen to my MP3 collection, I searched for a command-line MP3 player -- and found mp3blaster.

Personal security: passwords

Passwords are, without a doubt, the perferred method of online security by online blogs, portals, e-commerce sites and just about anything else. For the most part, this is a good system. But, like all security systems, there is a point of possible disclosure, and it lies with you, the password creator, manager and holder. There are tricks to managing passwords, and free software programs to make managing passwords simple and I’ll show you some of them, right now...

A Silicon Valley fairy tale-- Apple at 30

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Mac

It was three decades ago when a pair of prank-loving college dropouts, who also shared an interest in electronics, created computer circuit boards in a Cupertino garage, named the product Apple I and sold it to a local computer store.

Also: Didn't want to change the world, just wanted to work on computers

Unofficial Debian GNU/Linux Repositories Overview

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Linux

Sometimes, especially if you have switched from some another GNU/Linux distribution to Debian GNU/Linux, your will have one major problem: you are missing some software available in your previous distribution. That is were Debian unofficial repositories can help you.

Brief Introduction to Firewalls

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HowTos

Over the years I have learned how to roll my own firewall script and call it from /etc directory. Of course, my firewall is only INPUT based, instead of INPUT and OUTPUT based, but I find that building an INPUT/OUTPUT based firewall is tremendously difficult and not really all that necessary if you use good download practices on your Linux server or PC and/or if you're already behind a NAT router (such as a home-based DSL or cable router or wireless router) or other firewall.

Lightning strikes Thunderbird down

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Moz/FF

While it's always been an exemplary mail client, Mozilla Thunderbird has always desperately lacked one vital component - an integrated calendar. But finally there is hope for us ardent Thunderbird supporters. It's called Lightning, a new-born integrated calendar currently in version 0.1.

Lightweight Linux e-mail platforms pack a punch

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Linux

E-mail is a killer application. Your organization can become immobilized when messages dont flow. One way to break this never-ending routine is to go the Linux route for e-mail and calendaring.

Novell Preps Users for Move to Linux

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SUSE

Novell used its BrainShare conference last week to elaborate on its product migration path to Linux, and included an assurance to customers that it will support NetWare well into the next decade. The annual event featured a series of product announcements, including a preview of a new edition of Open Enterprise Server (OES), expected to ship in June 2007. Another new offering is Version 10 of the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.

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MyPCLinuxOS.com, a PCLinuxOS Community Project Site, Launches

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com, the newest addition to the PCLinuxOS community, is proud to announce the official launch of their website at http://mypclinuxos.com.

Microsoft appeals S.Korea ruling on antitrust case

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. appealed on Monday a ruling by South Korea South Korea's antitrust watchdog ordering the U.S. firm to unbundle its media player and messaging services from its Windows software.

Beatles take rival Apple to court over core business

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Mac
Legal

This week the Apple Corps goes to the High Court seeking multimillion-pound damages against Apple Computer, the creators of the iPod, over their hugely successful iTunes Music Store.

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Governments Go Online -- Without Windows

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Linux

Developing countries can't afford to buy Windows-based software. The basic Windows operating system costs a year and half salary for the average Vietnamese citizen. Open Source software offers a way to break South Asia's technological dependence on industrialized countries, experts say.

Manila Schools to adopt open source subjects

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OSS

SOME 80 universities and colleges will incorporate open source subjects into their computer science (CS) and information technology (IT)-related courses later this year under a program that seeks to help schools develop more employable graduates.

Linux desktops need more than just a pretty face

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Linux

Linux has a serious problem to overcome before it can it even begin to make even tiny dents in Microsoft's desktop dominance and the problem is usability. Users have to revert to the command line to perform what should be simple tasks.

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