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Valve Looking for Linux Porter

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Linux

LinuxGames: A reader pointed out this job listing at Valve Software's website. Traditionally, Valve has only released dedicated server ports for their games, and this description is vague enough to where that may still be the case.

UID and GID: the basics of Linux user admin

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HowTos

iTWire: Whether your Linux box has hundreds of users or just one account for you and one for your dog it is important to understand how Linux user accounts work. There are GUI tools for this within GNOME and KDE but here we lift the lid on the bonnet to show what really makes a user exist, and what these commands are doing to your filesystem.

Battle Over Linux: When a Win May Not be a Win

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Linux

cioinsight.com: Don't be fooled. The August ruling in Novell's favor doesn't mean SCO's claims to Linux are history quite yet. First of all, it's not a win. Interim rulings by district courts are almost never the last word in lawsuits, especially complex, well-funded intellectual property disputes.

Open Source Internet Utilities - Part 2

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Software

cybercapital.org: This is the Part 2 of 3 Open Source Internet Freeware list. Hope you’ll find them Useful.

GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: One of the most frightening things about Linux is the horrible word bootloader. The primary reason for this is the fact that most new Linux users have only ever used Windows operating systems. In the Windows world, they have never bothered with bootloaders. This article is supposed to provide you with basic understanding of the GRUB bootloader.

The 0.11 Release

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "This version has a lot of corrections, and is stable at least on my machine," noted Linus Torvalds in the 0.11 Linux kernel release announcment, "I /hope/ every known bug is fixed, but no promises (and all unknown bugs are still there, probably with reinforcements ;-)".

Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows that lets you install and uninstall Ubuntu from a Windows desktop. Wubi adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows you to run Linux. Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system (a loopmounted partition), this file is seen by Ubuntu as a real hard disk. That way the hard drive does not have to be repartitioned before the Ubuntu installation.

Linux's Free System Is Now Easier to Use, But Not for Everyone

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Ubuntu

Wall Street Journal: I have steered away from recommending Linux, however, I've received a steady stream of emails from readers urging me to take a look at a variant of Linux called Ubuntu, which, these folks claimed, is finally polished enough for a mainstream user to handle.

The real measure of Linux adoption

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ITtoolbox blogs: There are so many stories floating around the internet about how Linux is increasing its adoption here or is losing its hold there and every day those ratio's change. There is a much simpler and closer to home method of measuring Linux adoption and you don't even need an internet connection.

PC-BSD Day 8: Demons and Pirates?

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BSD

ruminations: It may seem like I am only busy with software management in this first week and the impression is correct. The graphical workspace -KDE by default on PC-BSD- is something I will focus on later, but first I wanted to delve into something I had no prior knowledge of.

Three addictive pop-up console utilities

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Software

linux.com: I do development work, and I require access to a console to run programs, check output, or monitor transmission packets. Up until now, I've used a terminal program in a different desktop, and use the mouse to change to that terminal. Now I've found a quicker way, by using any of three Quake-style consoles that pop up just by pressing a key.

Firefox Gets BitTorrent

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Moz/FF

internetnews: BitTorrent is one of the most popular mechanisms for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. For the most part BitTorrent client applications have been standalone tools, but now, thanks to open source startup AllPeers, Firefox users can take advantage of BitTorrent inside of their browsers.

Desktop Linux - A Passionate Analysis

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Linux

linuxevangelist.blogspot: Having read numerous articles about the current Desktop War that is going on; as GNU/Linux enthusiasts, developers and administrators writing mega bytes of articles, blogs and reports on amazing capabilities and caliber of GNU/Linux in Desktop and justify their theories and predictions on it's future, I decided to write my own Blog about what I like in Desktops and my reasons to believe that GNU/Linux satisfies those reasons fairly well though improvements are always there.

Tip: Travel with your Linux Firewall in your pocket

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HowTos

Linux Tip: Yoggie has developed a small device with a powerful 520 Mhz Intel Processor that fits in your pocket. It looks like a USB Memory Stick but it runs a complete hardened Linux-based Operating System inside. The solution combines a statefull inspection firewall and NAT combined with other security applications like Proxies, Anti-Virus, Spyware- and SPAM Protection.

today's leftovers

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News
  • i promise i'm not trying to start a flame war

  • Ubuntu Fails to Impress
  • Listadmin: command line mailman moderator queue manipulation
  • Sabayon: miniEditions update and semi-prepared path towards 3.4+ release
  • South Africa's Open Source Software Market
  • Anonymous browsing with JAP
  • Nseer ERP 6.0 isn't fully baked
  • 12 Tips for GNOME Users
  • Running Compiz Fusion on OpenSuse 10.3, its possible!
  • Linux is the road to success
  • Canonical and VMware team on mini-Ubuntu
  • Why David Beckham should not play for Team Open Source
  • Discussion around Upstart’s future
  • Atheros Driver Developments

Price up, specs down for low-cost Linux notebook?

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices: As its ship date nears, the price is rising and the specs dropping on Asus's ultra-low-cost, flash-based Linux notebook, according to reports. The EEE PC (3ePC), introduced at Computex, Taipei in June, is now expected to start at about $250, rather than the $190 originally targeted.

Ubuntu Technical Board votes on Compiz for Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: The Ubuntu Technical Board voted yesterday to ship Ubuntu 7.10 ("Gutsy") with Compiz enabled by default. Although Compiz has been featured in Ubuntu 7.10 Tribe prerelesases, the board has had difficulty determining whether or not it is reliable and functionally complete enough to warrant inclusion in the final release.

Five Easter Eggs for Linux

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Linux

linuxhaxor: I have compiled a list of five easter eggs that I came accross over time. Most of them has been around for as long as you can remember but I though it would be fun to compile a list of all the Linux Easter eggs with screen shots.

GTK1.2 doesn’t have to be ugly

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: There are better, more refined GTK1.2 looks around the Internet, but considering my previous attempts (which I refuse to show), this isn’t too bad.

Why the Linux Desktop will succeed despite itself

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Linux

desktoplinux: If you expect me to argue with the 13 reasons Kim Brebach gives for why the Linux desktop is unlikely to make it to a desktop near you any time soon, prepare to be disappointed. He's right.

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