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Story Ubuntu’s Adoption Curve, Past and Present srlinuxx 21/10/2011 - 3:10am
Story A Slackware Primer srlinuxx 21/10/2011 - 3:08am
Story How I Learned to Love the KDE 4 Series srlinuxx 21/10/2011 - 3:05am
Story GNOME 3.2.1 Brings A Bunch Of Bug Fixes srlinuxx 21/10/2011 - 3:03am
Story Management of UEFI secure booting srlinuxx 20/10/2011 - 10:00pm
Story So What Does 15 Years Of KDE Look Like? srlinuxx 20/10/2011 - 9:56pm
Story Opera 11.52 Security update srlinuxx 20/10/2011 - 9:52pm
Story Sabayon 7 GNOME 3 review srlinuxx 20/10/2011 - 9:51pm
Story Precision Planning; Prepping for 12.04 LTS srlinuxx 20/10/2011 - 9:49pm
Story How to Optimize KDE Desktop Effects srlinuxx 20/10/2011 - 6:40pm

Mac vs. PC: How Would Linux Fit?

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What with the popularity of the “Get a Mac” campaign, the inevitable spoofs are numerous. However, Apple’s advertising agency has created a veritable fortress of metaphor with these advertisements. The archetypes seem so accurate that it’s hard to get past the inherent truthiness of the original commercials. Most spoof attempts that I have seen have been pretty weak.

Novell and Microsoft's brave new BrainShare

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Microsoft and Novell's partnership is more than the cosmetic addition of Microsoft as a platinum partner to Novell's annual BrainShare partner conference. Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian said during his keynote speech that the company's recent partnership with Microsoft represented an "ecosystem change" for Novell.

Red Hat: Teaching your cluster and storage systems to dance: An introduction to Conga

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This article introduces Conga, a new application released as part of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5. Walk through setting up your cluster and storage systems properly. Preview some of the major features of this new clustering and storage management tool.

The problem: Multiple cluster and storage system management tools

Linux audit files to see who made changes to a file

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How do I audit file events such as read / write etc? How can I use audit to see who changed a file in Linux?

Mozilla now serving Firefox updates’ betas

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Mozilla announced the Mozilla Community Beta Program, which have started pushing Firefox updates release candidates to users who have previously downloaded a beta version.

Screencasting with Linux

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Many times a simple screencast showing how to do something by using a series of screenshots in sequence in a video can explain what paragraph after paragraph of words cannot. Linux and a few open source applications make the job of creating such screencasts easy.

The Ubuntu Experience, Part 2

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PC World recently did a feature article on Operating Systems, and named Ubuntu as their favorite Linux distribution. I decided to document my experience working with Ubuntu, and this second article, Part 2, will detail my experience installing and using applications. I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, 6.1.

Installing More Applications

The when, why, and how of backing up

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To protect your AIX system, you need to have a solid backup strategy, multiple backups, offsite storage of data, and a fully tested and proven plan of restoring data to your systems. Having a solid backup strategy decreases downtime.

Free at Last

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This rant isn't about silver at all; we figure once or twice a year we're entitled to a tirade of a different color (although in a strange way this one is connected to silver, too, because silver bulls by their very definition are a contrary lot).

Cool Tool: Drop-down terminal for Linux

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If you've been running Linux for a few years (from before all the clever point-and-click stuff was added to the Linux desktop) you probably find yourself regularly having to open a terminal window to issue a couple of commands to get things working properly.

Ian Murdock: Debian "missing a big opportunity"

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Ian Murdock founded Debian GNU/Linux nearly fifteen years ago, and today it provides the foundations for many well-known distros such as Ubuntu and Knoppix. LXF caught up with Ian, who currently chairs the Linux Standards base, and asked him about Debian politics, leadership and the rise of Ubuntu...

LXF: How happy are you with how Debian has turned out?

Armed with open source

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Open source technologies already permeate most data centers, and their influence is spreading. However, data center managers who wouldn't think twice about dropping a new Linux server into a rack feel very differently about building an open source firewall as the main barrier between their own network and the great unwashed. Security remains outside the open-source comfort zone.

Linux adoption presents challenges to commercial suppliers

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Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC; Natick, MA, USA; indicates increasing adoption of Linux in embedded system-development projects.

To Ubuntu or to Kubuntu

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Within four days, I’ve reformatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu in quick successions…twice. So that’s a total of four Linux installations in four days. Once again, I was haunted by the ghost of indecision. Should I go for Ubuntu with the clean, minimalistic Gnome, or embrace Kubuntu with the fancy, aesthetic KDE?


Network Monitoring With ntop

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ntop is a network traffic tools that shows network usage in a real time. One of the good things about this tool is that you can use a web browser to manage and navigate through ntop traffic information to better understand network status.

A month with KDE

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Last month I wrote a piece saying that I was going to try KDE for a month (I’m a big GNOME fan!) and then report back on my experiences. I must admit I’m feeling relieved to be back with GNOME as I never really felt comfortable with KDE, but that’s not to say it was all bad.

Linux and High-Performance Computing

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High-performance computing (HPC) has moved from the domain of government and academic laboratories to being an essential component of the design process. Today, it is almost unthinkable to develop the key components of a car, airplane or even many consumer products without computer-assisted structural or impact analysis.

Import mail into Gmail with the Gmail Loader

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So, you've turned your back on traditional mail clients and get your mail fix via Gmail these days. The only problem is getting to all those old message that are stuck in your old email client. One way to stuff that old mail into your shiny and capacious Gmail account is to use Mark Lyon's Gmail Loader.

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