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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 28/05/2011 - 4:01pm
Story Ubuntu Ocelot takes shape srlinuxx 1 28/05/2011 - 6:26am
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Story Hands on: Miro 4.0 offers music management, Android syncing srlinuxx 28/05/2011 - 5:28am
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Story Natty Narwhal boot times - What has changed? srlinuxx 27/05/2011 - 9:10pm

Batch processing in PHP

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What do you do when you have a feature in your Web application that takes longer than a second or two to finish? You need some type of offline processing solution. Check out several methods for offline servicing of long-running jobs in your PHP application.

ZenWalk 4.0: Great Taste, Less Volkerding

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Reviews

I do not like Slackware. Let me get that out right now. This should be obvious to anyone who's read my rants or had the misfortune to mistake my Slackware 11 rant for a real review and decided to subsequently question my IQ and parentage on the comments section of OSNews. Zenwalk is a derivative of Slackware, so it's starting out the game with two strikes against it. However it has been several versions since I last looked at this distro (2.4). Let's see if it can make up for its parent.

Open source booming in Asia

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Open source code is now used by over 70 per cent of software developers in Asia, according to a new report. The number of developers using open source in the region has surged more than 40 per cent in just three years.

Open Source to pervade enterprise users

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Open source seems to be the buzzword that is set to pervade enterprises over the next few years. According to industry sources, enterprise open source buyers will turn into systems integrators, as the architectural approaches to open source will be predominant.

Open Source at 90 MPH

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Misc

Inspired by Linux, the OScar project aims to build a car by tapping the knowledge of a volunteer team. It won’t be an easy ride, but their journey is important

Travails of adding a second hard disk in a PC running Linux

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Hardware

Over the years, I have accumulated a couple of hard disks which I salvaged from my old computers. I have a Seagate 12 GB hard disk, a Samsung 2.1 GB hard disk apart from another Seagate 20 GB hard disk. In fact, these were just lying around with out being put to any use and recently I decided to add one of them to my present computer.

Interview with Fred Trotter: the Medsphere saga

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Interviews

Recently Medsphere, supposedly an “Open Source” Medical Software Company, has sued its founders Scott and Steve Shreeve. Why? Medsphere claims that the Shreeves illegally released Medsphere software to Sourceforge. An “Open Source” Software company is suing its founders for releasing code under a free license... that’s a bit like Ford suing its employees for making cars.

OS X more appealing than desktop Linux: Gartner

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OS X is more appealing to enterprises as a desktop operating system than ever before and although it is unlikely to take market share away from Windows, the Mac could reduce the number of Linux-based desktops, according to research group Gartner.

Video: openSUSE 10.2 Installation

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SUSE

After trying out openSUSE 10.2 last night @home on a separate partition and spending some time, around couple of hours, I decided to take a bold decision - to install it as my primary OS, replacing the good old SUSE 10.1.

GNU/Linux: anywhere and everywhere

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There are many things about GNU/Linux which merit complaint. But it is extremely doubtful whether anyone can find anything to complain about with regards to the versatile nature of the operating system. Despite this flexibility, it's not often that one hears of the operating system being used in secure facilities by government organisations. Hence I was pleasantly surprised to hear that a locked-down version of the Knoppix distribution is being used at a remand centre close to Melbourne.

The Linux Liability Problem

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The greatest differentiator between OS vendors is no longer a question of features, function, performance, customer support, security, reliability or any feature of the product itself. The future of computing may depend on the lawyers.

Linux Desktop Testing Project 0.7.0 Released

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The LDTP team is proud to announce the release of LDTP 0.7.0. This release features number of important breakthroughs in LDTP as well as in the field of Test Automation.

Third Issue of Amarok Weekly Newsletter Released

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Software

Third issue of Amarok Weekly News talks about cross-desktop media player cooperation, cool new additions to Amarok, and refreshed artwork. And again, it also includes useful tips. Enjoy!

Open-Xchange Announces Partnership with MySQL AB

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Linux

Open-Xchange Inc. announced today that it has signed a partnership and support agreement with MySQL AB, the developer of the world’s most popular open source database. This partnership enables Open-Xchange to embed the MySQL database into its leading open source collaboration server.

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 1 Screenshots

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The first development build for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has been released. While Ubuntu has tagged development builds as Colonies, Knots, and Flights in the past, this time around the development versions will be Herds: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 1, Feisty Fawn Herd 2, etc... Featured in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 1 is GNOME 2.17, new disk analyzer, Linux 2.6.19 kernel, and a massive package merge from Debian. Screenshots @ Phoronix.

Gaming PCs Surpass New Consoles

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Hardware
Reviews

Featuring water-cooled microprocessors, beefy graphics cards and gigabytes of memory, current high-end gaming PCs are light years ahead of the latest consoles from Microsoft Corp., Nintendo Co. or Sony Corp. However, they come at a hefty price, however.

Free Tennis - Tennis simulation game for Linux

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Gaming

Free Tennis is a free software tennis simulation game for Linux. According to the site, The most notable features of Free Tennis are: More Here.

Richard Stallman in Guayaquil

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OSS

Yesterday at 18:30, I had a first-hand opportunity to see Richard Stallman live. He came to Guayaquil, Ecuador for the first time ever to give a series of talks on Free Software. The first talk was on Free Software and the ethics and values of the movement. The second talk, due today in the morning, was about the dangers of patents in the field of software.

Speaking UNIX, Part 5: Data, data everywhere

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One of the most common problems of managing large numbers of computers is how to keep so many systems up-to-date and consistent. Take a look at several techniques that illustrate how to move files among systems and how to keep such far-flung data in sync. In Part 5 of this series, let's look at a handful of techniques that can help keep explosions of files under control.

Edgy Woes During Monitor Upgrade

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Ubuntu

I’ve had some good things to report on Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 recently. So when I recently purchased a new Dell 1907FP LCD monitor to replace my old CRT monitor I was expecting a fairly painless exercise. After all, I was just replacing a monitor. Surely it couldn’t be that difficult with Ubuntu Edgy, could it? Maybe it was my turn at last to experience some Edgy woes.

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