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Novell's New CEO Looks for Quick Improvements

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SUSE

Novell Inc's newly appointed chief executive officer Ron Hovsepian has said he expects the Linux and identity-management software vendor to be able to execute its strategy quicker now that he is at the helm.

Get a quick VPN with OpenVPN

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HowTos

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a means for connecting to a remote network and making it look like a local one. There are a number of VPN products freely available; some are kernel-level like, but for a quick client/server VPN, you can be up and running in minutes.

CLI Magic: EncFS

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HowTos

EncFS is an easy-to-use, command-line tool for storing information in encrypted form. It's not really a filesystem, but it pretends to be one at the CLI. If you've been searching for a means of encrypting and decrypting your sensitive data easily, here it is.

Who Are the Real Winners Now We'Ve Al Gone Wiki-Crazy?

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Web

Many believe that the web has entered its newest and most exciting phase: a communal era, which looks to both its altruistic beginnings as well as to its most powerful aspirations. We are starting to see open-source technologies replacing proprietary software.

Howto use Loop-AES

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HowTos

Every day it seems we get another story in the news about how data was lost on a laptop or a USB Flash thumbdrive that should have been encrypted. The sad part is how easy it is to do and how many different ways we can do it. Loop-AES is another alternative we have on Linux and this is how you use it.

SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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Reviews
SUSE

Pros: High compatibility levels even on laptops; clean user interface

Cons: Power management not as good as Windows; help system could be more user-friendly

KDE Libs Hackers to Meet for KDE Four Core

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KDE

In another event in the series of meetings leading to the KDE 4.0 release, the developers of the core libraries will meet in the Norwegian woods (this bird has flown) from July 1st to July 7th.

The obnoxious ID3v1/ID3v2 Bug and when EasyTAG comes to rescue

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Software

Since I switched from listening music with Winamp (under Windows) to the plethora of Linux music players, I'm pissed off from time to time by a famous ID3 bug. How to fix the problem?

Ways to Beautify Dapper

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Ubuntu

Sometimes people think of Linux as an ugly operating system - and sometimes it is, if you are using the default GNOME, and don’t appreciate the “beauty of simplicity.” Well, here’s a list of 9 ways to make Dapper Drake look good.

Zenwalk 2.6

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Linux
Reviews

Zenwalk is perhaps a lesser known distribution - it certainly does not appear in the news as often as Ubuntu, Fedora or SUSE. However, it does seem to be reasonably popular - at the time of writing, it sits at number 21 on distrowatch.com.

Tip: Java in Opera 9

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If you're like me, you've been having a rough time getting Java to work in Opera 9. I installed Java, clicked 'Enable Java' in Opera, and pointed Opera to my Java directory: /usr/java/jre1.5.0_07/lib/i386/ . However, Java would never work and Opera kept unchecking the 'Enable Java' box.

Full Tip.

Security Vendor Warns Of Porn-clicking Browser

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Security

A free Web browser that bills itself as a tool for privacy protection is, in fact, a click-fraud engine for pornographic Web sites, security vendor Panda Software warned Friday.

KDE at LinuxWorld Expo Korea 2006

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KDE

On June 5-7th the Korean version of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo series opened its doors for the first time in Seoul. The visitors could learn about various Asian distributions which use KDE including Haansoft.

DreamLinux you must try...

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Just talk

New to Linux, just under 30 days of true "research and Development"......and I have found a Dream come true...

Examining options for Windows 98 users - Part 1

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Linux

As I have said before in my column, one of the biggest misconceptions in the Information Technology (IT) industry is that technology is replaceable. If you do buy a new machine, do you pay the Microsoft Windows tax or do you find a machine on the secondary market and avoid paying the tax to get Linux installed directly.

K3b 0.12.16 released

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Software

It has been quite a while since my last update. I did not have too much time on my hands. But trust me: that will change soon. Smile To ease the waiting for K3b 1.0 here is another bugfix release of the 0.12 series.

Opening Up Windows

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Misc

Former head of M$ development is serving up competition in the form of Web-based applications a la Google or Yahoo!, states may open source parts of code.

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In praise of KANOTIX -- A biased introduction

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Reviews

There are almost too many Linux distros to count, and many live Linux CDs. So what is KANOTIX, and what's so great about it?

FUD Never Changes

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OSS

Hey, it's our old friend FUD making an appearance yet again! Does it work? Apparently Microsoft thinks so, because it's employing it again in the form of comments from chief platform strategist Bill Hilf: "most open-source code is terribly inferior to commercial software code." I mean, c'mon. That's flatly ridiculous.

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Leftovers: KDE

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    KDE -- KDE's Project Neon has begun publishing daily images of the latest KDE Plasma stack powered atop Wayland rather than the X.Org Server. Jonathan Riddell passed along word that daily ISOs are now being spun of the freshest KDE development code with KWin acting as a Wayland compositor. The OS base is still Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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Linux 4.5.3

I'm announcing the release of the 4.5.3 kernel. All users of the 4.5 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.5.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.5.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... thanks, greg k-h Read more Also: Linux 4.4.9 Linux 3.14.68

Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds

Open source is increasingly standard operating procedure in software, but nowhere is this more true than Internet of Things development. According to a new VisionMobile survey of 3,700 IoT developers, 91% of respondents use open source software in at least one area of their software stack. This is good news for IoT because only open source promises to reduce or eliminate the potential for lock-in imposed by proprietary “standards.” What’s perhaps most interesting in this affection for open source, however, is that even as enterprise developers have eschewed the politics of open source licensing, IoT developers seem to favor open source because “it’s free as in freedom.” Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 – My Experience so Far and Customization

While I earnestly anticipated the release of Unity 8 with Xenial Xerus (after watching a couple of videos that showcased its function), I was utterly disappointed that Canonical was going to further push its release — even though it was originally meant to debut with Ubuntu 14.04. Back to the point at hand, I immediately went ahead and installed Unity Tweak Tool, moved my dash to the bottom (very important) and then proceeded to replace Nautilus with the extensive Nemo file manager which is native to Linux Mint and by far superior to the former (my opinion). Read more