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Blog entry Subsonic Media Streamer 4.6: The Proper Review fieldyweb 14/12/2011 - 11:06pm
Story Ubuntu-related Xmas Gift Ideas srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:40pm
Story Plasma Active Two Released srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:26pm
Story CentOS vs. Oracle vs. Scientific Linux 6.1 Performance srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:24pm
Story Can open source save the planet? srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 10:22pm
Story Fedora 16 KDE review srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 8:26pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.2 (Part 4) – Infrastructure srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 7:59pm
Story Scribes: A Sturdy Reinvention of the Text Editor srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 6:07pm
Story Debian Project News - December 14th srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 6:01pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 14/12/2011 - 7:13am

Novell Defends Microsoft Deal

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SUSE

Novell took the unusual step at its annual BrainShare conference here of holding a "fireside chat" between its own Chief Technology Officer Jeff Jaffee and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, as part of the opening keynote presentations.

Skipping Frugalware 0.6 in 5 minutes

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Linux

I was really curious to try the new Frugalware 0.6 (Terminus), to see what's new. I downloaded the small netinstall ISO (35 MB), and it really worked.

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview

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Linux

This is very detailed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview with nice screebshots.This preview includes Easy-to-install codec wizards,Migration assistant,Plug and play network sharing with Avahi,network manager,windows mount tool,artwork,help center,desktop effects,new partition tool,gnome control center.

Windows Vista

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Microsoft

At XING on Friday I installed my (free!) copy of Windows Vista on my laptop. I was very skeptical about it, from all of the screenshots and reviews I had seen plastered about the internet I though it looked dire and most of the “new” features seemed to be poor imitations of Apple’s OSX features. How wrong I was.

Remote Desktop for Linux - Reloaded

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Software

My first article on remote desktop became popluar among Linux users and some Windows people as well. I received many comments on what I had missed from the short list I had compiled. Therefore, I’ve written this updated article that contains additional remote desktop apps that can be used for Linux to Linux / Windows to Linux and also Windows to Mac and Mac to Windows.

Linux to Linux

The Year of OpenSolaris

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OS

At the end of 2006, ZDnet blogger Paul Murphy made what I thought at the time to be a poor prediction: That 2007 will see Sun's OpenSolaris eclipse Linux in the size and activity of its developer community, and all OS development projects, save Windows, will adopt OpenSolaris' organizational structure and licensing provisions.

Penumbra Overture Linux Demo

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Gaming

A linux demo version of their upcoming horror adventure game Penumbra Overture was released by Frictional Games recently. The game focuses in story, immersion an puzzles.

Penumbra: Overture is a first person adventure game which focuses on story, immersion and puzzles. Instead of using violence to progress the player has to use his/her wits to guide Philip on his quest to unravel the past.

New artist talent for KDE

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KDE

The Oxygen project is an impressive example for the artist skills some people of the KDE project have. Now a newcomer came up to help the Kalzium project and showed his first drawings which are of a high quality.

Hidden Linux : Cures for KDE Boredom

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KDE

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is brilliant, dynamic, full-featured -- and dull. At least that's the way it's presented in almost every distribution and boot disk on the market.

Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution

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Linux
Microsoft
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails, contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution. This is quite useful if you want to switch from Windows to Linux but do not want to lose your mails and address book.

Xandros Desktop Professional

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Linux
Reviews

I’ve been using Xandros Desktop Professional for a few days lately, courtesy of a friend who works at Xandros, for review purposes. My first impression of Xandros is how plain-looking it appears compared to the freely available distributions out there like Kubuntu or even OpenSuSE.

Ubuntu is not Linux - pass it on!

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Ubuntu

OK, I've lost it.

Now hear this: could everybody PLEASE stop referring to Ubuntu as a Linux distro?

More SSH Tips

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HowTos

I just love OpenSSH. That is the single greatest tool on unix-like operating systems, as far as I am concerned. I’ve blogged about SSH plenty. SSH tunneling, SSH forwarding, SSHFS and more. Needless to say, I believe that SSH is the single most flexible and powerful package on unix-like operating systems. And, with this post, it just gets better.

Getting Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 working on an Asus V6Va with ATI Radeon Mobility x700

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Ubuntu

I just got an Asus V6Va. It’s a handsome laptop. The screen is just about the best laptop screen I’ve ever seen. A glossy-but-low-glare, 1400×1050 pixel, 15″ screen on a low-profile, lightweight chassis.

SAM Linux 2007 Screenshots

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Linux

SAM Linux is a distribution we had never heard of in the past, but with the 2007 edition of SAM coming out this week we couldn't help but to give it a try. SAM Linux is based upon PCLinuxOS and features a LiveCD with the Xfce 4.4 desktop. SAM Linux 2007 does include Beryl/XGL support, WINE, Flash 9, RealPlayer, Java, and much more. It is a clean distribution and looks extremely nice.

Feisty Fawn Takes A Crash

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Ubuntu

I have been very pleased up to this point with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, as you can see from my migration-assistant thoughts, Restricted Drivers Manager, and the excellent WiFi support. Through my adventures so far, I haven't come across much hardware that Ubuntu 7.04 didn't recognize by default or hardware that Feisty Fawn blatantly thought was evil.

Neuse River Networks uses Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

Neuse River Networks’ web site, www.neuse.net, is hosted with Open Source software. Jim Ray prefers Ubuntu Linux mainly because it can be loaded on any PC within 3 years of age in 1 hour from scratch – installed, patched, and functional. he same process would take twice as long if using Windows. By charter, Ubuntu is and always will be free software, and will never have any licensing fees.

Stockport schools take open-source route

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OSS

The Stockport system gives 30,000 pupils across the town a wide range of services including calendar and content-management functions. The system uses a single login screen to make access to the system easy and it will provide "dynamic use of the internet in a learning environment", and include security features that should block inappropriate content.

What Should You Expect from Ubuntu 7.04

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Ubuntu

The Beta version of Ubuntu 7.04 just hit the streets last night, and it is my pleasure to introduce you guys to the upcoming features of the final version (due for release on April 19).

Court Date set in Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

In a brief hearing yesterday, linux programmer Hans Reiser pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder of his estranged wife Nina. Nina, who disappeared last September, hasn't been seen since dropping her children off at Reiser's home for visitation.

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