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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 25/01/2011 - 7:28am
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Story Purple: a new Dictionary app from the elementary project srlinuxx 25/01/2011 - 5:18am
Story Linux.conf.au 2011 - Day One srlinuxx 25/01/2011 - 5:12am
Story Some Useful Basics For Newcomers To Ubuntu srlinuxx 25/01/2011 - 2:18am
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OpenOffice.org Spurns Security Worries

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OOo

OpenOffice.org has rejected accusations that its open-source application suite is at least as susceptible to attack as Microsoft's Office in a terse statement posted on its Web site.

"The OpenOffice.org community confirms it regards security as of the highest importance and will react immediately to any security issues," the statement read.

SUSE 10.2 Changing from ReiserFS to Ext3?

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Reiser
SUSE

We’ve been using ReiserFS as our default installation file system for the last 6-7 years now, and it’s served us well in that time. Unfortunately, there are a number of problems with it, some purely technical, some more related to maintenance. I’ll outline a few of the larger issues and offer my solution as a conclusion.

Firefox JavaScript security "a complete mess"? More like a hoax

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Moz/FF

Firefox is loaded with security flaws, according to a hacker duo that presented at this year's ToorCon. Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi used a session at the show to highlight what they have called "a complete mess" that is "impossible to patch" in Firefox's JavaScript implementation. The current word: this is a hoax.

Roktoberfest: The Amarok Project Fundraiser

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Software

The Amarok Project is giving away an iPod Nano during its current fundraiser to celebrate the month of Roktober. Anyone that gives the equivalent of $10 or more is automatically entered in a random drawing to win a 2GB iPod Nano.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Officially Released

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Linux

Last week we announced Mandriva's brand new distribution, and now Mandriva Linux 2007 is finally available to the public. The key innovation of Mandriva Linux 2007 is the spectacular AIGLX and Xgl 3D-accelerated desktop. Mandriva is the only distribution to provide both technologies and is particularly happy to have achieved this major breakthrough in desktop appearance.

Basic Linux Commands With Man Pages

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Linux

Here are some basic commands to get you started in the wonderful world of Linux and other UNIX variants. All of these commands should work from your command prompt (regardless which shell you’re using).

Bringing open source software to schools

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OSS

Metropolitan, together with the Shuttleworth Foundation, Inkululeko Technologies and the KZN Department of Education, has installed an Open Source computer centre, known as a tuXlab, at the ZamaZulu Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg.

Super Grub Disk delivers easy boot record recovery

Super Grub Disk (SGD) is a specialty rescue CD for emergency repairs on boot sectors. Despite its name, SGD not only manipulates the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB), but also works with the content of other master boot records as well.

Reaching into small spaces

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Linux

You may not know what Linux is, but there's a good chance you use it every day. It's not a household cleaner or a prescription drug, but a form of software that is spreading beyond corporate computer networks into electronic devices such as personal digital assistants, TiVo boxes, navigation systems and home routers. Before long, it could be in your cell phone, too.

Announcing Slackware Linux 11!

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Slack

We are proud to announce that Slackware Linux version 11.0 has been finally released; it took some time but is well worth the wait. This Slackware version is by far the most cutting edge ever released, it includes KDE version 3.5.4, XFCE 4.2.3.2, glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.4.6, and X11R6.9.0 from X.Org.

NMC faculty to give away 20 Linux PCs

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Linux

In a bid to increase the number of Linux users in the CNMI, Northern Marianas College faculty member David Rumptz will be giving away at least 20 desktop computers to interested Linux users.

Vincent Danen: Mandriva 2007, ATI Radeon Xpress 200, and Xgl

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MDV
HowTos

I determined to get the ATI drivers working. The big difference here is that this time I'm using the 32bit Mandriva rather than 64bit. Here's a quick HOWTO on getting this stuff up and running.

Also: Feeding the frenzy of misinterpretation

October Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine in HTML Flavor

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News
PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine Lite...for those bandwidth challenged users...

World of Padman - Final Quake3-MOD

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Gaming

Today the final release of World of Padman, the famous cartoon style quake3 mod has been released. This release in first place bundles all the single files and add-ons, which became available in the past.

LIX Systems LX8100-AM2BB-M2NPV HTPC

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Hardware

While fully built retail machines are not our main focus at Phoronix, after learning of a new contender in the Linux HTPC arena we decided to further investigate LIX Systems. Today we are looking at a moderately priced Home Theater PC that has everything pre-configured to hopefully begin a smooth Linux media experience.

Ten Reasons To Dump Windows [II]

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Linux

This is the second part of the article about top ten Windows annoyances which made me switch from XP to GNU/Linux and stick with it. I hope my thoughts will be informative and somewhat useful to all of you wondering whether to give up MS Windows.

What would Jesus download? Maybe Ubuntu CE

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Ubuntu

Jereme Hancock says the reason he created a Christian version of Linux, called Ubuntu Christian Edition, was simply to "bring Linux to Christian believers." Ubuntu CE, which comes with net filtering and Bible study software, is designed to fit in with Hancock's mission to provide a "family-friendly place on the Web," Hancock says.

Songs in the Key of Tux: KGuitar

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Software

As well as palm muting, KGuitar has a number of great features. It's able to import Guitar Pro files, up to version 4; it has a visual fretboard, so you can see how a chord would look on the guitar neck; a chord analyser (like Guitar Pro's) that gives you a choice of fingerings based on a chord name, or provides you with chord names for a chord you input; and, a feature that seems to be unique to KGuitar: the ability to tap the rhythm of a bar using the mouse or keyboard.

Ohio Linuxfest A Success!

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Linux

If you didn't make it to the Ohio Linuxfest this past weekend you missed a great time. With speakers like John "Maddog" Hall, Jeff Waugh and Chris DiBona not to mention vendors like Novell, IBM, RedHat, and Sun, there was a something for everyone at Ohio Linuxfest this year.

XFCE to have Transparent future

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Software

Not being able to set my mind to doing anything useful, I played a little with rgba windows. For a future version of Xfce that can depend on cairo-based versions of Gtk, it should be possible to only make the panel background transparent, while keeping text and icons fully opaque.

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