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Story KDE: Strength in Abstraction srlinuxx 22/04/2011 - 5:42pm
Story Frozenbyte releases Shadowgrounds source code srlinuxx 22/04/2011 - 5:40pm
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Story Opera Browser: Strong Enough to Sing the Big Boys Off the Stage? srlinuxx 22/04/2011 - 4:18pm
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Story Gnome's new makeover upsets traditional users srlinuxx 22/04/2011 - 4:14pm
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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 22/04/2011 - 5:24am

Novell Discontinues Support for SUSE Linux 9.2

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Some Linux distributions have longer lives than others. After two years of supported life, Novell is discontinuing support for SUSE Linux 9.2, effective yesterday.

Good karma for Red Hat

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Linux

There was a time some years ago when Red Hat used to be contemptuously referred to as "the Microsoft of the Linux industry." How the times have changed!

Beryl part of Fedora Extras now

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Software

Thanks to Jarod Wilson Beryl is now part of Fedora Extras and can therefore be installed without any additional configuration - just fire up yum or Pirut, and install beryl-gnome or beryl-kde, depending on what desktop environment you prefer.

Clueful vs Clueless - A Never Ending Battle

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Linux

There is a fundamental problem with GNU/Linux—it requires clueful people to exist in the IT food chain. Anywhere in the food chain. It doesn’t take an experienced kernel hacker to install GNU/Linux, run a web server, or teach people how to log on to the network. It just requires a user with an interest in the subject, the ability to solve problems, and the desire to achieve results.

mEDUXa 1.0 Ready to Take Over the Canary Islands

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Linux

The Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Spanish Canary Island's regional goverment have released mEDUXa 1.0. mEDUXa is a Free Software GNU/Linux distribution developed for educational purposes based on Kubuntu.

Wardriving Using A Ubuntu Notebook

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HowTos

This tutorial is about wardriving using GPS. It explains how to install Garmin Etrex on Ubuntu and how to configure it. It also shows how to use Garmin with GPSDrive and how to convert the data to an xml file which can be imported by Google Earth.

Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Open Week

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Ubuntu

Recently I have been working on a series of IRC events to help get new people into our community. As such, next week (Mon 27th Nov 2006 - Sat 2nd Dec 2006) the Ubuntu community holds our Ubuntu Open Week - a week of IRC tutorials and sessions designed to encourage more and more people to join our diverse community.

6 Good security practices every Linux admin must follow

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HowTos

Here is my own good security practices list to make Linux system safe.

China Doll: Dell + Ubuntu, Again

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Ubuntu

It took me a few days to get it right. Didn’t have any problem installing Ubuntu5.10 on my old DIY desktop pc. But the same couldn’t be said about installing the newer release on my brand new Dell. There were unpleasant surprises and frustrating moments:

Desktop Adapted for Dad

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Linux

Work had some old desktop PCs going spare and I set one up for my father. Mostly because I didn't want to have to remote admin a Windows machine I decided to install Debian on it.

Monitoring Your Network, Servers and Clients With High Performance Zabbix

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HowTos

ZABBIX is a 24×7 monitoring solution without high cost.ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX supports both polling and trapping.

How to Create Patch Files Using Patch & Diff

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HowTos

Patch file is a readable file that created by diff with -c (context output format). It doesn’t matter and if you wanna know more, man diff. To patch the entire folder of source codes (as usually people do) I do as below:

Microsoft denies role in Birmingham Linux flop

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Linux

Microsoft has insisted it did not slash its software prices to encourage Birmingham City Council to abort its Linux project.

Review: Mandriva 2007 Free Linux

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MDV

Mandriva has quite a reputation for creating Linux distributions well suited for beginners coming from Windows. They have several paid-for versions but with the release of Mandriva 2007 a free version has been released. A distribution ideal for the Linux newcomer, especially if they want to dual boot with Windows.

As Etch progresses, Debian's release manager talks turkey

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Linux

Release managers are not mentioned in the Debian Constitution, yet few positions in Debian are more influential, especially in the final stages of preparation for a release. Recently, Andreas Barth, who shares the release manager position with Steve Langasek, took time from his efforts coordinating the Etch release -- tentatively scheduled for early December -- to talk about the stages in the release process, the goals for the upcoming release, and the short- and long-range problems that he faces in his role.

OIN stands ready to protect Linux from patent attack

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Linux

Having formed last year to provide Linux with intellectual property (IP) protection, the Open Invention Network has declared itself ready to respond to Microsoft Corp's 'baseless' claims that Linux contains its IP.

French National Assembly switches to Linux

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Linux

Deputies elected to the French National Assembly in the next legislative session will find open-source software on their desktop PCs.

Damn Small Linux to offer FREE market place for merchants

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Misc

In an attempt to passively earn funding for the Damn Small Linux project, the developers of DSL are offering free storefronts to merchants. Having a store front on damnsmalllinux.org is an opportunity for retailers to increase visibility and sales without risk.

Book review: Mambo - Visual Blueprint

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Reviews

The danger with Mambo and similar systems (such as PHP-Nuke), is that it's easy to just dive in and get something that sort-of works. The aim of the Mambo: Visual Blueprint is to provide readers with a fast way into configuring and getting the best out of Mambo.

Book review: OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks

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The product specific book OpenVPN Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks is a thorough and detailed manual on achieving a realistic and successful deployment. The authors in depth personal knowledge is warmly encapsulated in the content.

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