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Story The HP TouchPad's Best Feature Is Linux srlinuxx 01/07/2011 - 8:03am
Story Day 30: What I Learned from 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux srlinuxx 01/07/2011 - 8:02am
Story A nice surprise srlinuxx 01/07/2011 - 8:00am
Story 7 Reasons Why Linux Will Rule The Server Market srlinuxx 01/07/2011 - 7:59am
Story Bear Turns Open Source Shark srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 10:49pm
Story How Linux Mint took over all my computers srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 10:14pm
Story PCLinuxOS LXDE 2011.6 - Excellent Lightweight srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 9:19pm
Story Ubuntu 11.10 Development Update srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 7:50pm
Story Peppermint OS: Cloud Oriented Desktop Distro srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 7:49pm
Story Mageia-cal Win Over Humanity srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 7:47pm

Ubuntu Networking Configuration Using Graphical Tool

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The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Review of Parallels Workstation

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Parallels Workstation is a new virtualization product from Parallels, Inc. I discovered this product while searching for other virtualization solutions other than VMWare; kinda wanted to see what other competing products offered.

Open Source Is democratising Knowledge

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In September 1991, when Linux Torvalds, a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland, released 10,000 lines of code on the Internet, nobody could have believed that it would spark off a revolution.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Beta

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PCLinuxOS is a installable LiveCD distribution that is geared towards the novice Linux user. As with any LiveCD distribution it gives you the “try before you buy” feeling that if you don't like the distribution, you don't have to commit your hardware to it.

Book Review: O'Reilly's Backup & Recovery

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"No one cares if you can back up — only if you can recover." This is probably the most important point in this book. Using a variety of open source tools, you are shown how to backup, test, and restore.

The Most Essential Open Source Programs and Libraries

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It’s often the most flashy and rapidly-developed open source applications that get the most attention. Most people focus on projects like Beryl, Metisse, Firefox, OpenOffice.org and Ubuntu. But we can’t forget the importance of the open source software an average user doesn’t see every day. This is a list of nine such programs and libraries.

One Laptop Per Child: XO Phase 2

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One Laptop Per Child project is currently working on the “Build 2″ (B2) release of their “XO”laptop (the name comes from a characteristic symbol representing the user in the interface: a circle above the cross). The first pieces of the B1 series have been produced in November last year.

MySQL Database Administration Backup

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Database backups can be made in two ways: by copying the data directory directly (eithermanually or by means of the mysqlhotcopy script on Unix) or by using the mysqldump tool to write out a SQL file that will replicate your database.

what’s been happening with Mandriva lately

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MDV

We’re working on the next release, Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring (the ‘formal’ name) / Mandriva Linux 2007.1 (the ‘technical’ name). We’re trying something a bit new - we’re back on a six month release cycle.

New open source advocacy group's launch is shrouded in secrecy

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A new open source advocacy group, the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), is scheduled to debut February 15 at the upcoming LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit in New York. But unlike most open source software launches and even open source association beginnings, OSA founders are unwilling to be quoted by name about their plans before their formal launch. Instead, they are only speaking to media representatives grudgingly, "on background," without attribution.

Installing Opera on Ubuntu

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There are two methods you can use to install Opera, and both will be outlined below. Before I get into those steps though I have a few things to say about the browser.

fudcon boston day 2

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today is the first day of the hackathon at fudcon. yesterday there was a series of self-organized "presentations" which were more like status reports and brainstorm sessions. meetings, really, to get everyone on the same page.

Installing .package files

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Installing software on Linux isn’t always an easy process, as you might know. In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through installing .package files. These files are known as AutoPackage files.

The Absurdity of GNOME Font Sizes

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The Fonts used and the way they are displayed on the screen play a vital role in how we users interact with, and how much we love the operating system. What does the “Size” referred to in the GNOME Font Management menu actually refer to?

frozen bubble on ubuntu

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Frozen Bubble is a free software “Puzzle Bobble” style computer game which is available on several operating systems including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and the Symbian Series 60 line of smartphones.

10 Reasons why one should adopt Linux

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We are not destined to spend a quarter of our lives installing, de-installing and re-installing anti-virus tools or restarting computers and those geeks and non-geeks, who realize this, close their Windows, migrate to Linux and live happily ever after. And, I'll give you just some of the reasons why.

Monitor your Ubuntu System with saidar

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saidar is a curses-based application to display system statistics. Statistics include CPU, processes, load, memory,swap, network I/O and disks I/O along with their free space.

How to Take a Screenshot

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Taking a screenshot of your desktop is always not a difficult task. Almost all linux distro comes with key binding on print screen button on your keyboard. For the case of gnome when you hit the print screen button, gnome will load up gnome-panel-screenshot (gnome-screenshot), display a small screen preview and ask for a filename to save.

Microsoft-Novell Deal: Nightmare In Linux Land

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When Microsoft and Novell announced their Linux agreement last November, it knocked the open source community for a loop, and some hit back hard. "The Microsoft message here is clear. 'I can pick and choose among the players and bribe whomever I want,'" says Francois Banchilhon, CEO of Mandriva, a Linux marketer.

HowTo Enable MP3 Support for K3b in (K)Ubuntu

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I frequently hear comments that K3b doesn't support burning MP3's to an Audio CD. These comments are puzzling because K3b is supposed to support the MP3 format. My curiousity piqued, I checked my own Kubuntu install and discovered that the comments were correct. Fortunately there is a fix, and it's a simple one.

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