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Story Rebuttal: 10 Reasons Why Linux is Still Flapping its Wings srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 3:19pm
Story Big Changes Afoot in the Linux Market srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 3:13pm
Story Windows 7 Declares War on GRUB srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 3:11pm
Story Ubuntu 11.04, Unity Released to Mixed Reactions srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 3:08pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 6:19am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 4:11am
Story Gpick – An advanced color picker… srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 4:09am
Story First steps with Wayland srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 4:07am
Story Free music notation for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 1:30am
Story 10 things to love about Ubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 06/05/2011 - 12:47am

Hitting the Trifecta: Java database development with Apache Derby, Part 1

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Climb aboard! This article begins your journey of writing Java applications that work with the Apache Derby database. Learn how to connect to an embedded Derby database by using a Derby embedded Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver. Plus find out about database metadata and how to properly handle SQL errors and warnings in your Java application that may be generated by Derby.

Ulteo: Latin for 'Yet another Ubuntu based distro'

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Linux
Reviews

Yogi Berra once said, it's like "deja vu all over again". And that's the feeling I got using the new Linux distribution Ulteo. As I mentioned, Ulteo is a distribution based on the Ubuntu code base. What makes its name stand out a bit more (as opposed to say, Linux Mint) is that it was started by Gael Duval.

FSF helps free online gaming world

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Gaming

The Free Software Foundation announced that it will officially support the Free Ryzom campaign with a pledge of $60 000.

Remote Desktop Sharing in Ubuntu

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HowTos

vino is VNC server for GNOME.VNC is a protocol that allows remote display of a user’s desktop. This package provides a VNC server that integrates with GNOME, allowing you to export your running desktop to another computer for remote use or diagnosis.

KDE 4: the ultimate business desktop?

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KDE

Since beginning as a one-person project over ten years ago, the fourth generation of the K Desktop Environment (KDE) is poised to be the most business-friendly open source desktop to date with a host of new features ideal for enterprises.

Generate secure, completely random passwords : Ubuntu

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HowTos

I recently read an article on Slashdot mentioning how MySpace users generally have more secure passwords than those in corporate environments. This reminded me of a simple password generator that Ubuntu has to make sure you’re using a password nearly unbreakable.

Learning Ubuntu made easy

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Ubuntu

Good documentation has helped keep the two-year-old Ubuntu project among the most popular Linux distributions. To complement the traditional venues for help, such as FAQs, HOWTOs, bulletin boards, and mailing lists, Ubuntu uses interactive forums such as Internet Relay Chat to conduct training classes for new users. Now add UbuntuClips.org to the list of helpful sites.

ANN: Space Renegades: The Series Released for Linux!

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Gaming

Space Renegades: The Series combines ‘Space Renegades 1’ and ‘Space Renegades 2: Ulitmatum’.By packaging these games together United Minds Games offers players hours of gameplay at an amazing low cost!

Also: Arkanoid: Space Ball

Looking for a maintainer for Gwenview

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Software

Having been working on Gwenview for six years, I finally came up with the decision that it was time to move on. Of course, I do not want Gwenview to die, that's why I'm looking for a maintainer.

Southern California Linux Expo ramps up registration

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Linux

SCALE 5X, the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo to be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Feb. 10 and 11, has opened for attendee registration. Early bird registration runs through Jan. 24, an event spokesperson said. Participants are invited to attend more than 40 seminars and tutorials.

Users Scoff At Microsoft's Linux IP Claims

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Linux

IT managers have slammed Microsoft's claims that Linux source code infringes on its intellectual property, and have criticized Novell's deal with the company saying it grants validity to the claims.

openSUSE 10.2 on the ASUS P5B Deluxe

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Hardware
SUSE

This board in general is not a good Linux board. It was purchased with Windows in mind. Which in the end turned out to be something of a negative, as three of the five people who got them wanted a Linux-something installed. Two of us have gotten it working.

Monitor Gmail with KCheckGmail

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HowTos

Until recently I had been a Gmail holdout. One of the first problems I had is that I didn't want to stay logged in all the time through my browser. Fortunately I had run across KCheckGmail before. After a little trouble getting configured, I finally got everything running and KCheckGmail gave me everything I was looking for.

How to enable DVD playback : Ubuntu

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HowTos

DVD playback is not a feature that is installed by default due to license restrictions. In my opinion the restriction is stupid, very restrictive and violates my rights. This tutorial will show you how to install DVD playback capability on your Ubuntu linux machine.

Yo Mamma Likes Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Actually, my mom loves Ubuntu. My mother is like most parents these days - they buy a computer at Best Buy or Walmart and they take it home, plug it in and start using the web. I decided to install Ubuntu on my mom’s new laptop.

Linux pilot a success

During a pilot project for Linux Simple Internet Server (SIS) for 20 companies conducted by the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec), SMEs found that they could save on software licensing costs by up to 50,000 baht.

Also: New tool offers anonymity

Xubuntu Gets Edgy

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Edgy Eft (version 6.10), the second release of Xubuntu, a variant of Ubuntu Linux built around the Xfce4 desktop and designed to be lightweight, was released in October. I’ve been using it since then and I’ve been impressed.

Emacs: Taking Editing To New Level

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Emacs is a text editor developed back in the '70ties when computer operators and programmers used primarily text-based terminal windows to interact with computers. It is a powerful program, but all that power is hidden behind non-intuitive key-bindings.

The Penguin in the Sandbox (Part 2)

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Last week we flew over the virtualization landscape and got a peek at the lay of the land. Today we'll look at some of the Linux applications for implementing virtualization: Xen, User-Mode Linux, VMWare, chroot jails, and OpenVZ.

Working with Files and Directories in Linux

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A very large proportion of all the work most users do from the command line, evenadvanced users, consists of few key activities and a fairly small number of common commands. Most of these have to do with locating, listing, creating, editing, and deleting files and directories. This article provides an overview of the most common file and directory-related tasks and the commands that you use to perform them.

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today's leftovers

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  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

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