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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 4:27am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 4:19am
Story Inappropriate use of the Debian logo? srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 2:20am
Story Smart 3G router runs Linux srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 2:19am
Story Xfce 4.8.0 on Track for January Release srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 2:17am
Story Backtestground srlinuxx 08/12/2010 - 2:14am
Story KDE -- and proud of it! srlinuxx 1 08/12/2010 - 2:05am
Story APTonCD srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 11:02pm
Story Review of the new Komodo IDE 6: Great new features, one gripe srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 11:00pm
Story Illumination is in the Ubuntu Software Center srlinuxx 07/12/2010 - 10:58pm

Pay a little now, pay a lot later

Freedom of choice is an ideal. Choosing freedom or bondage isn't very important for a typical home user. Most people only use the software that comes bundled with their computer. This is not the case, though, with business who dedicate significant portions of their income to IT.

Where in the world does open source come from?

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OSS

Matt Asay's recent comment that "open source is not a Silicon Valley phenomenon" has sparked a debate about the importance of location, and got me thinking about where open source software comes from.

FBI plans new Net-tapping push

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Security

The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping.

Cracking the secret codes of Europe's Galileo satellite

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Sci/Tech

Members of Cornell's Global Positioning System (GPS) Laboratory have cracked the so-called pseudo random number (PRN) codes of Europe's first global navigation satellite, despite efforts to keep the codes secret.

DoD releases OTD Roadmap

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OSS

The Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) has announced the release of a Department of Defense (DoD) report entitled the Open Technology Development Roadmap which focuses on how to make the use of open technology development an integral part of the Department of Defense (DoD) software acquisition and development processes.

Government Open Source Conference

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OSS

The second-annual Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON), is scheduled for Oct. 12-13 in Portland, Ore. Designed for information technology executives and managers in national, state and local governments, GOSCON features in-depth sessions on open source implementation and best practices.

DEB hell, just like RPM hell, but with aptitude

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Software

The RPM format was often accused to generate a so-called «dependency hell», pretty much like the «DLL hell» in Windows. I believe that no matter how smart a tool or a file format specification can be, if you don't set the dependencies properly, you're going to hell anyway.

Created As Unix, Perfected As Linux?

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Linux

Why doesn't Linux click with my friends, neighbors, family, and others? While shaving this morning, my hand slipped off the bathroom counter and I bumped my head. Suddenly I understood...It's because of Unix.

Nonux 3.1 LiveCD Screenshots

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Linux

Nonux, a Slackware-based desktop-oriented LiveCD, has reached version 3.1. New in Nonux 3.1 is Linux 2.6.17.3, Dropline GNOME 2.14.2, and more package updates. This distribution release is of course tailored for dutch speaking Linux users. View Here.

Review: Can Xandros Linux Desktop Replace Windows Media Center Edition?

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Reviews

Microsoft is currently fighting a virtual game of king of the hill with OS competitors attempting to claw their way to the high ground. The latest challenger is Xandros.

HP To Certify Suse Linux For Notebooks

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Hardware
SUSE

Hewlett-Packard will ensure that the operating system works on several of its notebook models by year-end.

It's Official: 'To Google' Is Grammatically Correct

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Google

Everyone seems to be content with making "google" a generic term except the search company that invented the name. "To google" has caught on to such a degree that Merriam-Webster decided to include it as a transitive verb in the upcoming new edition of its dictionary.

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Gaming in Kubuntu

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Gaming
Ubuntu
HowTos

I was able to get the Gaming part of the Kubuntu How-to done. Half-Life 2 is really a fun First person shooter. I'll show you how to play it in Linux with a little help from our friends at Transgaming.com. With Half-Life 2 under your belt, how about loading a game that runs native linux code? The Kubuntu How-to continues with loading Quake 4.

Mandriva offers online Linux training

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MDV

Mandriva has announced a set of online, tutored training classes aimed at satisfying the growing demand for Linux skills among both businesses and individuals. The company says the training classes are adaptable to a variety of learning speeds and knowledge levels.

Perl Coders Get New GTK+ Release

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Software

Programmers on Perl and other languages can take advantage of the latest stable release of the GTK+ toolkit to facilitate rapid application development.

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Test Your Knowledge of Ubuntu Topics

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Ubuntu

As reviewed last month, the latest Linux certification to go live is that of Ubuntu Professional. To earn this certification, you must first become LPI certified at Level I (LPIC Sleepy, and then pass an additional exam. The following questions are intended to allow you to test your knowledge of the topic and make certain you are ready for this certification. Good luck!

ODF Faithful Tell Microsoft to Cut The FUD

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OSS

Microsoft's pledge to provide open-source plug-ins that form a bridge between the Open Document Format (ODF) and its own Open XML format caused a stir among standards experts from companies that back ODF.

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