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Story Debian's Killer Feature: Flexibility srlinuxx 11/02/2011 - 7:05pm
Story Replacing my File/Print Server w/ Pogoplug srlinuxx 11/02/2011 - 7:03pm
Story No release candidate for Ubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 11/02/2011 - 4:35pm
Story HP Pretends Linux Voids Netbook Hardware Warranty srlinuxx 11/02/2011 - 3:56pm
Story Mixed signals on the future of MeeGo Linux for netbooks srlinuxx 11/02/2011 - 3:54pm
Story Running PC Pro on Ubuntu: the verdict srlinuxx 11/02/2011 - 3:52pm
Story Why Browser "Do Not Track" Features Will Not Work srlinuxx 1 11/02/2011 - 12:20pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 11/02/2011 - 3:37am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 11/02/2011 - 3:21am
Story KDE 4.6 review anchorschmidt 11/02/2011 - 1:29am

How To Capture High Resolution Screen Shots In Linux

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HowTos

Have you ever needed to capture a screen shot of something in Linux and 72dpi was not high enough resolution. I recently found myself in this situation trying to capture some images of the great screen savers that come with most Linux distributions. The way you do this is easier than it first appears.

DIY document management system with Simple Groupware

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For most people, document management systems are overkill for keeping track of their documents. Usually, you don't need software that allows you to define elaborate document workflows or detailed version tracking. What you might need is a simple system that you can use to access and edit your documents on multiple machines, and then sync them with a file repository on a remote server. Simple Groupware allows you to do just that, and it has a couple more clever tricks as well.

Securing Your Server With A Host-based Intrusion Detection System

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Linux
Security
HowTos

This article shows how to install and run OSSEC HIDS, an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System. It performs log analysis, integrity checking, rootkit detection, time-based alerting and active response. It helps you detect attacks, software misuse, policy violations and other forms of inappropriate activities.

NSW govt signals desktop Linux needs

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Linux

The NSW state government yesterday went to market for its desktop, notebook and small server needs for at least the next three years, designating the ability to purchase Linux-based systems as "highly desirable".

Torvalds talks like a pirate

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Misc

Linux creator Linus Torvalds today signalled his enjoyment of the annual "Talk Like a Pirate Day" festivities, using the nautical lexicon to launch an update to the kernel at the heart of his open source operating system.

Is Xgl Really Worth It?

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Software

Perhaps I am missing something here, but why in the world is anyone worried about whether or not Xgl is outdoing the efforts of Microsoft's Vista? Seriously, we already know that Vista has problems of its own, and this is not even counting the fact that Xgl outperforms Vista's Aero hands down without the need for extra video card upgrades (without some tweaking, that is).

Linux: 2.6.18 Kernel Released

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Linux

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 2.6.18 Linux kernel, following the previous stable kernel release by three months. He exclaimed, "she's good to go, hoist anchor!", the second year in a row that a kernel release has coincided with 'Talk Like A Pirate Day.'

Avast!

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MDV

Aye, ’tis plain sailin’ fer 2007 an’ no mistake. Cap’n ‘Fearsome’ Barth an’ his horde o’ hard-drinkin’, wench-baitin’ below decks swabbers ‘ave removed the last o’ th’ mice, rats, termites &c from their stations chewing at the timbers o’ th’ good ship Mandriva, an’ we be ready to send ‘er out to the cruel ocean waves right soon like. Arrrrr.

Kernel Debugging Techniques

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HowTos

Often the pivotal factor in achieving development timetables comes down to one's efficiency in finding and fixing bugs. Debugging inside the Linux kernel can be quite challenging. No matter how you approach it, kernel debugging will always be complex. This chapter examines some of the complexities and presents ideas and methods to improve your debugging skills inside the kernel and device drivers.

Open source software takes on giants

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OSS

Free and open source software is fast taking on licenced software giants worldover, and in India too, it is catching the fancy of IT industry.

Analyst Firm Gets It Half-Right

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OSS

IDC, a well-known analyst firm has just released a study on the topic of open source, concluding that open source represents "the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s."

Linux on old hardware

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Linux

Is Linux a good choice for your old PC? In this article I’m going to examine the main issues connected with using GNU/Linux on some very old hardware. I will also cover choosing a distro, a desktop and the key applications for such a configuration.

Kubuntu rocks on Dell Inspiron E1705

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Ubuntu

I've finally installed Kubuntu in my Dell Notebook (a Inspiron E1705). It's just lovely. Kubuntu really "gets it"! It looks and performs great and its really easy to use.

Lonelygirl15 Creators Rely On Open Source

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OSS

Creators behind the Internet video phenomenon Lonelygirl15 will rely on open source technology and a "newly launched Web site to explore possibilities in storytelling.

Myah OS 2.2 SE Released

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Linux

Myah OS 2.2 is available for download. 2.2 is running on the very
latest Slackware 11 packages with the exception of the KDE packages.

Debian Linux project group to pay developers

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Linux

A group of senior developers from the Debian GNU/Linux project have decided to raise funds to pay volunteers who work on the project in order that releases can be made more frequently.

Upgrade Sarge to Etch

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HowTos

Today i have tried to upgrade my debian sarge (stable) to Etch(testing) and it went on very well without any problem and it is very simple to upgrade from debian sarge to debian etch.

Helicopter Simulator: Really Real-time Linux

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Misc

Every now and then, you stumble across a software system that you never think about. Such is the case with a Linux-powered helicopter simulator being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. And no, you can't run it on your PlayStation 2.

A look at MythTV 0.20

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Software

MythTV is a Linux based, multimedia software that allows you to view & record TV shows to your hard drive in the manner of Tivo, Windows Media Center and Beyond TV. I installed the latest version to see if it was really good as it looked to be. Version 0.20 does feature some extensive new features and improvements.

Fixing No space left on device error in Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

I’m using Ubuntu as my main OS in both my desktop and laptop. I was getting the following error when I tried to login to Ubuntu couple of days back: our session lasted less than 10 seconds blah blah blah……

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