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Story 17 things we'd change about names in Linux srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 4:11pm
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Story Ubuntu Light | Access the web within 7 seconds srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 2:21am
Story Pardus and Xfce: a bright and powerful parade srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 2:19am
Story 12 killer apps for linux srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 2:17am
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Story Linux is killing Linux on the desktop srlinuxx 11/06/2011 - 10:55pm
Story Krusader The Ultimate Two Panel File Manager srlinuxx 11/06/2011 - 10:52pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News 179 srlinuxx 11/06/2011 - 10:51pm
Story People behind Debian: Philipp Kern, Stable Release Manager srlinuxx 11/06/2011 - 8:22pm

Air Force needs quick price quote on multiprocessor Linux computational cluster

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Linux

Computer companies have just six days to offer price quotes to the U.S. Air Force for a multiprocessor computational cluster for running serial and parallel jobs.

Microsoft's competitive positioning against open source

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Microsoft

I came across this entry on the Lobby4Linux blog. I don't know who writes th blog, or even if she/he is credible, but I found some of the comments interesting. Interesting and a bit worrisome. Worrisome because they paint Microsoft as it should be acting, and not as the backslapping Boy Scout that it has recently painted itself as.

InfoWorld Honors SUSE With 2007 Technology of the Year Award

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SUSE

Novell today announced its SUSE® Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 has earned a 2007 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award, being named "Best Linux Desktop."

How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror With apt-mirror

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.

Text email clients revisited

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Software

Lately, I've been pining for the simplicity of a text email client. Though Sylpheed has been a reliable workhorse, I decided to survey today's text email clients to see if I should go back to reading email in an xterm. I tested Pine, Cone, Mutt, and nmh to see if any of them were up to the task. For my use, Mutt came out on top, but Pine is also a reasonable alternative if you don't mind the licensing.

How to install Adobe PDF Reader with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox

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HowTos

Adobe Acrobat was the first software to support Adobe Systems’ Portable Document Format (PDF). It is a family of software, some commercial and some free of charge. The Adobe Acrobat Reader program (now just called Adobe Reader) is available as a no-charge download from Adobe’s web site, and allows the viewing and printing of PDF files.

Package Management with APT

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HowTos

If you’ve read any of my previous posts you know they all take advantage of APT to install or upgrade packages. If you’ve spent more than a few hours using Ubuntu you’ve probably taken advantage of APT. Anytime you add, remove or upgrade part of your system you’re using APT. I thought I would take a minute today to explain a few more features of APT that you might not be familiar with.

Tux Paint - Fun Drawing Software For Small Children

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Software

This is a very easy to use, yet very useful software for creating graphical documents for children. The user interface is designed for intuitive use by children as young as three to five years.

Book review: Ubuntu Hacks

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Reviews

I want to tell you a little story. One that involves: love, greed, selfishness, guilt, shame and finally—confession. A torrid little story this is. It revolves around a geek and his love for free software. Not just free as in freedom, we’re talking free as in “keep my cash in my wallet” free! I’ll be playing the part of the geek, Ubuntu will play the part of free software.

openSUSE 10.2 / Evolution 2.8.2 running against MS Exchange 2003

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SUSE

At the end of last year, on the first day of my vacation, I moved my IBM T41 from Fedora Core 6 to openSUSE 10.2 . I was at home, and on vacation at the time, so the one thing I could not really test was how well the openSUSE default install of Evolution 2.8.2 works. No MS Exchange server at the house and all. I had to wait to return to the office.

Firefox 2 - You Make My Heart Sing!

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Moz/FF

Sometimes you find yourself wondering why certain features are added to specific software. Take Firefox and Open Office as one such example. Both have a back-up feature that will give you an opportunity to recover from a computer crash, thus making sure any data loss is kept to a minimum.

Distros for New Linux Users

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Linux

As you can see from the various forums and help sites, questions concerning new user distro's has touched off a bit of a spat, but then again it always does. The FOSS (Free Open Source Software) Purists can be pretty vocal and rigid at times. Don't take what they say as mean-spirited...they really are passionate about what they believe and are trying to do what's right for Linux...

Does LAMP make economic sense?

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HowTos

Many companies have data scattered across several databases that are often maintained by proprietary software. LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is a combination of free software that offers a convenient way to centralize and administer data. In this tip, we'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of LAMP.

openSUSE 10.2 Earns A Seat At The Head Of The Table

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Reviews
SUSE

Columnist Eric A. Hall was looking for a Linux distro that combines stability with the capabilities needed to test bleeding-edge technology. After a long search, he found that openSUSE 10.2 was up to the job.

Why I can't switch to Windows Vista...ever!

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OS

It just occurred to me how alien Windows has become to my way of working. The trigger for this realization: Windows Vista Ultimate, A Hands On Diary by Barry Gerber over at Tom's Hardware Guide.

Top four reasons Windows wins and Linux loses

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OS

Today, you can do everything you want with a Linux desktop, except play the latest games. Even there, Linux is catching up. So, why do only a handful of people run Linux instead of Windows? Here are my top-four reasons why Windows wins and Linux loses.

dvd::rip Revisited

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Software

In June I wrote an article comparing DVD ripping programs that run on Linux. At that time dvd::rip was my second choice, mostly because of its ugly interface. Now that it has an updated GUI I decided to go back and give it another try. And I'm glad I did because dvd::rip is my new favorite ripper.

Linux needs to evolve - now!

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Linux

It is a brilliant idea to create an operating system that is free for everyone to use and to edit. Thousands of hackers around the globe share the dream of open source information technology without monopolism. Everybody who is into computing has heard of Linux and lots of them are using it for daily work. Yet so called “out-of-the-box” experience can instead be very tricky and much to complicated for a normal user.

Dunc-Tank continues to make splash

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Linux

Dunc-Tank, the unofficial organization set up to fund selected Debian activities, has made its first experimental payment to release managers, but community members are still debating whether a missed deadline and the alleged demotivation of some programmers make the experiment a failure.

Useful cloaking device is one step closer to reality

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Sci/Tech

Last October saw a major breakthrough in an area of research that, until very recently, was squarely in the realm of science fiction—cloaking technology.

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