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MEPIS grundgingly complies with the GPL

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Linux

MEPIS LLC, the popular Ubuntu-based Linux distributor, has finally released its distribution source code under the GPL. Warren Woodford, the Morgantown, WV-based company's CEO, is not one bit pleased with being forced to do so.

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 4

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HowTos

In the previous lesson we learnt about If statements and loops. We also started to study how to open files and how to write and read into them. In this lesson we will learn how to compare strings and we will study some advanced techniques for parsing files.

Ubuntu Linux shutdown the X server

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HowTos

Recently someone asked me a question - “How do I shutdown the X server, so that I have a command line prompt on the console?”

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Xandros 4 Home Edition Premium

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Reviews

It's been a while since I looked at Xandros. True to form, it has remained one of the easiest to use and flat out slickest Linux distributions available. This version of Xandros focuses on the "digital lifestyle" and includes wireless network profiles, a music manager with iPod & MP3 support, photo manager, video players and internet telephone via Skype, among other things.

Quake 4 1.3 released!

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Software
Gaming

This update includes a host of new and community requested features such as: more agile player movement, weapon balance adjustments, a single ambient light option, improved rendering and cpu peformance and much more. Also brand new elements are introduce to Quake 4:

Cedega and Linux: Let the Windows games begin

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Gaming

If there's one area where Linux distributions fall behind Windows, it's games. Most PC games are built for Windows. Where does that leave Linux users? With Cedega, a melding of Wine and DirectX developed by TransGaming. Today, Cedega 5.2.3 officially supports about 50 games, though in reality it can run a lot more.

Photoshop in Linux

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CAN you run Adobe Photoshop on Linux?

Many Web designers, graphic artists and bloggers might consider the answer to this question crucial when considering a shift from Windows.

Borrowing a PC? Put Linux on it, via a USB drive

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Linux

Have you ever had to use someone else's PC at work - either to complete a quick task, or as a substitute machine for a short period of time? The experience is never pleasant - foreign desktop settings, grimy keyboards, crazy font sizes and odd wallpaper - it's liken to borrowing someone's swim trunks. If you're a Linux desktop user and are forced to use someone's Windows machine, the experience may be more on par with borrowing a toothbrush.

Red Hat rains on Xen parade

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The Xen open-source virtualization environment is not yet ready for enterprise use, a senior Red Hat executive has said, despite "unbelievable" customer demand and the fact that Novell has already started shipping the software.

PCs for the Poor - As Good As Their Hype?

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OLPC

Technologists are at odds over how to bridge the digital divide. What one group calls the ultimate solution, another dismisses as "the scam of the century", reports Waleed al-Shobakky.

Defense Department Marches Towards Open Source

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OSS

In a new initiative to spur more use of open source software (OSS) within the US Defense Department, the department's Office of Advanced Systems and Concepts (AS&C) has begun teaming up with Red Hat, Novell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and AMD--along with big systems integrators and "non-traditional" open source companies--to glean insights that will help shorten the learning curve to deployment.

Mandriva 2007 Beta 1 released.

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OS

Mandriva 2007 Beta 1 is now available. Read the announcement here.
You can download a 5-cd x86_64 version (or 1-dvd) from here.

There are some known issues, as is typical usual with an early beta release ...

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Review: Zenwalk Linux

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With the recent release of both ZenLive Linux 2.6.1 and Zenwalk Linux 2.8, this distribution formerly-known as Minislack (through mid-2005) hits it big. In a world of easy to use, installable LiveCDs like Ubuntu / Kubuntu / Xubuntu, MEPIS, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva One and others, this might be the chance to prove that the Slackware base does not impede a distro to keep up with the current standards.

New Linux Kernel 2.4 maintainer

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Linux

While releasing Linux 2.4.33-rc3 Marcelo Tosatti has announced that in future Willy Tarreau will maintain the Linux kernel series 2.4.

Promoting Open Source

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OSS

THE Free Open Source Software Group (FOSS) has been invited to demonstrate a wide range of open source applications at PC Fair 2006 (II), which will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from August 11 to 13.

How-To: Apache web server basic security measures

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While running a HTTP server such as Apache, there are a few steps an administrator has to take in order not to get easily hacked. The very basic one is to hide from the outside which software version and operting system version are running.

CLI Magic: Feh for image viewing

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Too many Linux image viewers are tinged with little annoyances -- they take too long to load, are slow to redraw the display, have limited format support, sport inconvenient controls -- so when you want to settle on one, inevitably there's something to make you utter feh! in general discontent. Good call -- feh is the name of a speedy little viewer that packs in a surprising number of features for its size.

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