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Story My thoughts on Unity srlinuxx 24/04/2011 - 1:48am
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Story Linux is Spoiling Me!! srlinuxx 2 24/04/2011 - 1:40am
Story Gnome 3: Not Ready for Prime Time in Fedora 15 srlinuxx 23/04/2011 - 8:40pm
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Story Canonical/Ubuntu Has Lost Its Way srlinuxx 23/04/2011 - 8:38pm
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PS3 Linux

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Linux

I'm writing this article on a game console. A PlayStation 3, in fact, running the extraordinarily competent OpenOffice.org 2.0 Writer application on the Linux operating system. It wasn't even that difficult to get to this point; but the question is, should you bother, and what does the availability of Linux mean to the average gamer considering a PS3 purchase?

2006: The IT year in quotes

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Misc

This year in IT has been anything but dull as industry titans Bill Gates and Scott McNealy prepared to exit stage right, long-time bitter foes Novell Inc. and Microsoft Corp. cuddled up and Hewlett-Packard Co. saw a spying scandal shred its reputation.

Trolltech's Greenphone: A reasonable first effort

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Hardware
Reviews

Linux users have been salivating over Trolltech's promised Greenphone for the better part of a year. The "open" Linux phone platform, powered by Trolltech's Qtopia 4 embedded software stack, is bundled with a Qtopia software development kit (SDK) designed to kick-start mobile Linux application development. The first batch of devices has now shipped, and I spent a couple of weeks with a review unit. While it's an interesting package, it's only a first step and in no way a finished product.

LDAP Series Part VI - Directory Service Modeling

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HowTos

LDAP services exist in a TCP/IP context. It's an Internet service that uses daemons, requires an administrator, configuration files and structure. In some ways LDAP resembles a Linux file system with a root, limbs instead of directories, etc. After this, you may find the subject floating over your head, but stay with me for a while.

Ten Great Things About KDE (from a GNOME user)

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KDE

As a die-hard GNOME user, I never really looked at KDE as a good alternative. This is probably complete ignorance on my part. I have never used KDE for more than a day or so or unless the situation required it. KDE is definitely an excellent desktop environment. Here are ten things I have found that I really like about it.

Ankh for Linux?

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Gaming

Runesoft is considering to port Ankh to Linux. Ankh is an adventure game awarded with the "German game of the year 2005" award.

Support for 5-button mouse in Firefox : Ubuntu

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HowTos

I’ve never been the type to use an *abomination mouse (as I call them) and I prefer not to use an abomination keyboard, but there are a lot of you out there that seem to enjoy them so I thought I would share the steps on getting them to work.

Gmail Notifier for Ubuntu

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HowTos

CheckGmail is a system tray application that checks a Gmail account for new mail. CheckGmail is an alternative Gmail Notifier for Linux and other *nix systems. It is fast, secure and uses minimal bandwidth via the use of Atom feeds.

Reclaiming ICT education - Why free software is a neccessity in schools

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OSS

For anyone who has studied computing or ICT in a UK school, this will probably come as little surprise. My classmates and I (like many others) were taught by a teacher with little specialist knowledge of the subject (she taught French the majority of the time), following a curriculum that predominantly consisted of instruction in the correct use of the Microsoft Office suite.

Looking Back on Three Years of OpenUsability with Jan Mühlig

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KDE
Interviews

Just following the recent World Usability Day and a few months past the third birthday of OpenUsability I took some time to talk to Jan Mühlig, one of the OpenUsability founders and to get an inside look at some of the history of the project, how it works from the inside and some of the current direction.

What Linux Needs to Win on Desktop

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Linux

For the last 15 years, Linux has grown from a small hobby of a university student to a powerful system which is rapidly gaining popularity every year. But unfortunately in majority of cases Linux based Desktop solutions are less preferable then the Windows or Mac based. Why ???

OpenOffice.org announces contest winners

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OOo

OpenOffice.org has announced the winners of its template and clipart contest. The judges distributed a total of five cash prizes totalling $1,700 for templates, and three cash prizes totalling $1,300 for clipart, as well as two Honorable Mentions for templates. In addition, the project will send T-shirts and other OpenOffice.org merchandise to many of the other entrants.

Cfengine Is Like Eating Your Vegetables or: How Ubuntu Made Me Lazy

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Gentoo

The dedicated hardware for the OVSD servers came in last week. Yay! Time to have some fun wrangling the new hardware. With Ben’s welcome assistance, we got the boxes racked up and physically connected in record time. So the guys stuck a Gentoo LiveCD into the first box for me, I rolled up my sleeves and waded in.

Ubuntu a la Mac

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Ubuntu

Despite the fact that I work with the world’s best operating system (Mac OS X), I can’t help but want to try other operating systems when I have the chance. I’ve played with many a Linux distro in the past, but I decided to give Ubuntu a try on my 20″ Intel iMac despite the fact that I knew I wouldn’t be able to run it natively.

Installing Ubuntu

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HowTos

Not that long ago, the mere mention of installing Linux struck fear into the hearts of mortal men. Nowadays, it is a different story entirely, and Ubuntu is one of the easiest distros to install. In this chapter, Andrew and Paul Hudson cover how to get started with the install disc, including booting into Ubuntu Live to test your system. Then they cover the actual installation of Ubuntu, looking at the various options available.

Ubuntu Local Community Team In Tennessee

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Ubuntu

Michael Berger, a Linux/Unix System Engineer based in Knoxville, is organizing a Ubuntu Local Community Team (LoCo) in order to advocate and educate Linux users for the entire state of Tennessee about Ubuntu Linux and the Ubuntu "way." The focus will be on all derivatives of Ubuntu, including Edubuntu.

The KANOTIX distro implodes

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News

As of today, the KANOTIX distribution is...not dead, exactly, but most definitely without a firm direction.

Firefox 2 RSS

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Moz/FF

I've read a number of reviews comparing Firefox 2 and IE7's RSS capabilities. Every time Firefox comes up short. There's a reason for this though, and it relates to the Firefox philosophy of having enough features, not too many or too few.

The Value of Linux for the SMB Market

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Linux

Linux is here to stay. As the computing industry’s fastest growing operating system, some analysts predict that Linux will surpass Microsoft Windows in new server shipments in just a few years.

GPL V3 Takes Shape In Sydney

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation's (FSF) General Public Licence (GPL) is undergoing its biggest overhaul in 15 years and local members of the free software community are participating in the development process.

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