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Story Mozilla Firefox: a look at six years of better browsing srlinuxx 1 11/11/2010 - 12:35am
Story Reasons Why I Love My Desktop srlinuxx 11/11/2010 - 12:33am
Story It’s the Document, stupid! srlinuxx 1 10/11/2010 - 11:11pm
Story SimplyMepis 11.0 on Its Way! srlinuxx 10/11/2010 - 10:01pm
Story Free Software Without Freedom srlinuxx 10/11/2010 - 9:59pm
Story Firefox 4 Beta 7 Released, Feature Complete srlinuxx 10/11/2010 - 8:17pm
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Story Two Features Wayland Will Have That X Doesn't srlinuxx 10/11/2010 - 8:15pm
Story slew of Red Hat 6 posts srlinuxx 10/11/2010 - 7:59pm
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 hits Beta as RHEL 6 looms srlinuxx 1 10/11/2010 - 6:46pm

The Case For Removing devfs

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Linux

Greg KH posted an updated patchset for removing devfs from the mainline Linux kernel as was already done in the -mm kernel. The idea of removing the unmaintained devfs whose functionality has been replaced by udev has been discussed since late 2003. I think people have had plenty of advance notice.

Next gen Linux tablets get Nokia thumbs-up

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Linux

After the success of its original Linux tablet, the 770, Nokia is already looking at the next generation of internet-only devices.

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

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HowTos

Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time while you're getting used to Ubuntu.

Is Now the Time to Dump Microsoft and Fire Your IT Manager?

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OSS

Enter a new crop of startup companies flying under the radar of Web 2.0 hype, which thus far has been focused on the B2C space. Built on the twin pillars of open-source codebase and cheap bandwidth, B2B providers are offering enterprise-class hosted applications at bargain basement prices.

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World Cup for geeks

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Software

World Cup fever is hitting every community around the world, and the one that sits behind a computer screen is no exception. Here's our roundup of the geekiest things to come out of World Cup 2006 thus far.

A beginner’s introduction to the GNU/Linux command line

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HowTos

So you have decided to try a free software operating system such as GNU/Linux, congratulations. Here's an introduction to the command line for novices that teaches some simple commands such as ls, cd and pwd and explains how to learn more.

Fear of forking

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OSS

The free software model of software development is about rapid detection of problems, rapid repair of those problems, and the rapid acceptance and advance of entirely new ideas. These conditions depend upon the collaboration of users and developers from a wide variety of backgrounds. The original community of Linux developers was self-selecting. For the most part they were young 'hobbyists' with a broad interest in software who wanted something more adventurous.

Emacs tips: More fun with outlines

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HowTos

In this article I'll show how to export and print outlines, customize outline heading line colors, and use outline mode's special features in everyday documents -- such as numbered lists, traditional outlines with Roman numerals, and even book manuscripts containing chapter and section headings.

Why Google OS Already Exists

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Google

Let's face it. Google pretty much owns the Internet landscape. This also opens them up to other online opportunities should they decide to pursue them. One such opportunity is believed to be the much famed idea of a Google OS. The Google OS is already alive and well.

Your First Firefox Extension

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HowTos

Firefox, the fun open-source browser that some ten percent of the web uses, has a secret. Firefox's secret is the same as Jessica Simpson's: its effortless, glamorous style is the result of — shhh — extensions! Today let's take a look at how one goes about creating these magical extensions.

Flock to The Social User's Browser

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Software

Does the world need another browser, even when Microsoft's grip on the sector has weakened? Yes, says Flock. We are aiming this browser at the folks for whom engaging socially online is the most important thing they do.

openSUSE gets an rss news feed

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SUSE

openSUSE has now been included in the Novell/SUSE family of news feeds. Now the latest news concerning the open source branch of the distinguished SUSE operating systems can be delivered right to your desktop.

Taking Linux for a Spin

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Linux

Microsoft's recent announcement that the long-anticipated new version of its Windows operating system, Vista, has been delayed into January 2007 leaves several questions hanging. But if the confusion over Windows is deepening, the opposite is true of Linux.

Win4Lin Pro improves

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Reviews

Win4Lin has released another version of its Win4Lin Pro Windows compatibility program for Linux desktops, which promises improved speed, better networking performance, and sound playback and recording for Windows 2000 and Windows XP guest operating systems. Win4Lin Pro has come a long way since the last review.

Master Firefox's Hidden Configuration Tools

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Moz/FF

I often write that the Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser does thus and such, or doesn't do this or that other thing. In truth, there are other handy but hard-to-discover ways of configuring Firefox to behave according to your wishes.

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Little Red Riding Tux meets the Big Bad Wolf

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Linux

"Once upon a time, in a land not too far away, and not as distant as you might think in time, as well, there was a little penguin. And, that penguin went to the woods wearing his little red riding hood to see his grandmother in Antarctica..."

Is $100 laptop project flawed?

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OLPC

The One Laptop Per Child, or OLPC, plan is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the history of the IT industry, according to Tony Roberts, chief executive and founder of U.K. charity Computer Aid International.

Reader's Questions to the Debian Project Leader

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Interviews

Debian Projekt Leader Anthony Towns and his deputy Steve McIntyre give answers about the Debian project, the tasks of the Project Leader and future directions. The questions have been selected by Pro-Linux from the proposed questions of the readership.

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