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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 4:21am
Story 5 Things OS X Does Better than Linux srlinuxx 1 07/03/2011 - 2:53am
Story First Post: Tiny Core 3.5 srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 1:08am
Story Facebook and open source: 'we've come a long way' srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 1:06am
Story Did Alexandre Dumas Use Linux? srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 1:04am
Story No More Compiz Desktop Cube Plugin for Unity srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 1:03am
Story Ten Days of openSUSE, Day Six: Music Players srlinuxx 06/03/2011 - 9:24pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 1 06/03/2011 - 9:01pm
Story Linux 2.6.38 Kernel Multi-Core Scaling srlinuxx 06/03/2011 - 7:07pm
Story Another Real-life Open-Source Test: An Academic Presentation srlinuxx 06/03/2011 - 7:04pm

SSH dynamic port forwarding with SOCKS

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HowTos

SSH allows you to forward ports from one machine to another, tunnelling traffic through the secure SSH connection. However, forwarding an individual port still requires you to change where your program connects, telling it to use a non-standard port on localhost rather than the standard port on the remote machine, and it requires a separate port forward for each machine you want to access. Dynamic port forwarding via SOCKS provides a more convenient alternative.

A brief look at Slackware 11.0

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Slack

When you hear the name Slackware, you are at once transported to a world where Linux users feel more at home in setting the configurations by editing ordinary text files. In fact the credo of Slackware is to keep it as simple as possible.

Distribution Release: Wolvix 1.0.5

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Linux

Kenneth Granerud has announced a brand new release of Wolvix, a desktop-oriented live CD based on Slackware Linux: "After nearly five months of development, Wolvix 1.0.5 is finally ready for release."

Mark Shuttleworth: UbuntuWorld 2007 in the USA?

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Ubuntu

Now we’re thinking of having a “user and business” conference, aimed at bringing together the people who deploy and manage Ubuntu in the real world (well, in the USA in particular, but let’s think globally) with those who help to produce it. The big question is - who would want to come?

MPlayer 1.0rc1 released

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Software

The highlights of this release are native VC-1/WMV3, On2 VP5 and VP62 (used in some Flash video files) decoding, which works even on non-Intel platforms and SSA/ASS/color subtitles.

Red Hat Brushes Off Oracle Linux Rumors

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Linux

Red Hat Inc has waved away the implications of a potential move by Oracle Corp into the Linux distribution business, maintaining that it is not overly concerned by the possibility.

The browser race is speeding up

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Moz/FF

I love technology, but I'm fanatical about only a few things high-tech. Firefox is one of them. The Web browser has always been an underdog to Microsoft's market-dominant Internet Explorer, but Firefox is vastly superior in features and usability. That's why it's my fave browser.

Edubuntu Linux Installation With Screenshots

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Ubuntu

Edubuntu is Ubuntu GNU/Linux customised for schools, containing additional applications for young human beings, administration tools for school management, and a built-in terminal server. Besides the standard software available on the Edubuntu CD, you will also find a world of software in the Edubuntu Universe, an on-line repository containing more than 10GB of community contributed software.

CLI Magic: Salvage lost partitions with gpart

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HowTos

Messing up your hard disk's partition table doesn't take much effort, especially when you're preparing a dual-boot machine. Even a mistimed fdisk /mbr can spell disaster, erasing the master boot record (MBR) and making the disk unusable. But victims of damaged MBRs rejoice -- gpart can save your day. This utility scans a hard disk and prepares a partition table of areas that resemble a partition, which you can use to make the disk bootable again.

Halloween Pumpkin Computers

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Humor

Some crafty chaps have gone to the trouble of modding computers befitting the season. One is based on a Dell Laptop mobo and the other is an old-world Mac.

More HERE with links to the articles.

PCLinuxOS 0.93a

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PCLOS
Reviews

PCLinuxOS is a bit of an unknown quantity to me. It appears to be pretty popular, sitting at number six on Distrowatch at the time of writing, yet I rarely hear anything about it except for the odd release. So, seeing as I know next to nothing about PCLinuxOS, it's about time that I went and saw what the fuss was about.

Protect Ubuntu Desktop From Viruses Using AVG Antivirus

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HowTos

AVG Free Edition is the well-known antivirus protection tool. AVG Free is available free of charge to home users for the life of the product. Now are going see how to install AVG Antivirus in Ubuntu presently avg antivirus is having only .rpm files to install we need to convert this .rpm files to .deb files to install avg in ubuntu for this we are using a program called alien.

From SuSe to Gentoo and back again

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Humor

About 3 months ago I had installed SuSe 10.1 on my computer and was thrilled about it but I always had a passion for trying something new and exciting. I always heard about Gentoo Linux that it was “the bomb.” More than half the time using the computer was spent installing this and that. I was fed up whit it so i installed SuSe 10.1 again.

Three reasons why I use both KDE and GNOME

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Software

First of all, I’m not Guru. I used to be a Windows user, but now I’m a Linux fan. I’ve been using Linux for quite some time now. I don’t play with the kernel or do any serious system administration stuff; I chiefly use Linux for web development and other “normal stuff” (internet, music, video, graphics etc). I’ve been using Linux for around four years, and I’ve never stuck to either KDE or GNOME.

Converting .rpm Packages To Debian/Ubuntu .deb Format With Alien

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how you can convert .rpm packages to .deb packages with a tool called alien so that you can easily install them on Debian and Ubuntu systems. Sometimes this is quite convenient as not all software projects release their software as Debian/Ubuntu packages.

Serious Sam 2 Beta Testers Needed

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Gaming

At seriouszone.com Vedran, from Croteam, has put out a call for GNU/Linux client and editor beta testers. If interested in obtaining the Linux beta, visit seriouszone.com.

Seen @ linux-gamers.net.

Manage Runlevels,Startup scripts Using Boot Up Manager(BUM) GUI

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HowTos

Boot-Up Manager is a Perl-Gtk2 application to handle runlevels configuration of any debian derivative system. With this program the user will easily start and stop boot-up scripts, without the necessity to handle thru complex links and permissions.

Invitation To Learn: Console Tips For Linux Beginners

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Linux

For many computer users, it sounds like a nightmare - being forced to enter cryptic commands into the computer using the keyboard. Yet, it need not be such a horror show.

Oracle Ubuntu Linux deal speculation grows

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Ubuntu

On the eve of the OracleWorld user conference, market watchers are divided on whether Oracle intends to make an announcement concerning its Linux plans. However, I believe it's a fair bet that Oracle is working on incorporating Ubuntu Linux into its own product.

Howto: ATI fglrx driver + Xgl + compiz on Debian Sid for KDE users

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Howtos

A how-to on manually installing Xgl and compiz on Debian Sid, for KDE users, with the proprietary ATI graphics driver ("fglrx").

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