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KDE and Distributions: SabayonLinux

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Interviews

Sabayon Linux is quite a new addition to the family of KDE distributions. It first came into existance on the Gentoo Forums as RR4/RR64 and was designed to provide a fast and easy way to get a Gentoo system with extras.

ReactOS overview

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OS

These days, when one talks about free software, the first word that comes to mind is Linux. ReactOS is an old project. It actually started around 1996, but started producing code only recently. It aims at implementing all of win32 according to specs, be it hardware or software.

Vietnamese Hacao.Office 2.01 released !

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You don't need Windows & Office XP for working at Company, School, Home,... Easy install it to USB in 2 minutes, Hard disk in 5 minutes,... Iso file 174M only.

Create GUI dialogs for GNOME and KDE

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HowTos

We have already discussed how you can create text user interfaces for command-line tools using dialog. This time, we are going to look at Zenity and KDialog, which allow you to create GNOME- and KDE-specific front ends for scripts.

Linus On The Extensible Firmware Interface

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Linux

A recent patch posted to the lkml contained the following description, "this patch adds an efi e820 memory mapping", in response to which Andrew Morton asked, "why?". Linus Torvalds offered his views on EFI.

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Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS

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Ubuntu

You know a Linux distribution is becoming popular when it’s mentioned at the Fox News website, and there it was in a June 20 headline, ‘Ubuntu 6.06 Is Current Desktop-Linux Champ’. Of course, the story was courtesy eweek.com, but the fact that Fox cared is significant.

Open Source In Silicon Valley, alternative computing is easy

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OSS

A LOT OF tech types talk a good game about the high falutin' democratic principles of open source code, but it's what they do behind closed doors that really counts. And it's there that many well-meaning users balk at a commitment to what has traditionally been seen as an admirable but intimidating personal-computing path. But with all the community support at hand in Silicon Valley, there's little to fear from Linux anymore.

Coldwar Goes Gold

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Gaming

The developers of Linux Game Publishing (LGP) recently finished with the final version of Coldwar.

Kubuntu 6.06 LTS - An excellent Linux distribution based on KDE

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Reviews
Ubuntu

By the time I received the Kubuntu CD, I was very excited and raring to check out what Kubuntu had in store for the Linux users. I found that there is a great level of overlap between Kubuntu and Ubuntu in that the way it boots up is the same for both the distributions.

Digium Integrates rPath’s rBuilder Solution

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Linux

rPath, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining Linux software appliances, today announced that Digium® Inc., original creator of Asterisk™ and pioneer of open source telephony is an rBuilder and rPath Linux partner.

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Secure Debian System Using FireHOL Firewall

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Linux

FireHOL is a stateful iptables packet filtering firewall configurator. It is abstracted, extensible, easy and powerful. It can handle any kind of firewall, but most importantly, it gives you the means to configure it, the same way you think of it.

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Released GoblinX Mini 1.4.0

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Linux

The GoblinX Mini 1.4.0 is released with several important improvments.

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Review

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 was delayed for several weeks to ensure that it was as good as it could be, then finally released on June 1. This version of Ubuntu was supposed to be "enterprise-ready" as a server and as a desktop, but unless businesses like dealing with multiple hardware issues, a substandard Java environment, and a lack of proprietary Web browser plugins, I can't see how Ubuntu Linux 6.06 is ready for anything except perhaps a patch release.

Emacs tips: Checking spelling and syntax

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Even the Emacs-enlightened are still but humble human beings who may err. We make spelling mistakes in our writing, and syntactical mistakes in our structured documents. So let's take a tour through Emacs' built-in tools for preventing, catching, and correcting mistakes.

Make Dapper Drake Perform on Old Hardware

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Ubuntu

As a longtime fan of SuSE Linux, I somehow managed to miss the Ubuntu bandwagon. Now I know what I was missing. I recently replaced SuSE 10.1 with Ubuntu 6.06, also known as Dapper Drake, on my main PC in a matter of minutes, and am now enjoying a clean, feature-rich computing environment that is easy to configure and just works.

Illarion is available for Linux now

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Gaming

Illarion is a free, completely self developed graphical fantasy game that focuses on true roleplaying. We are offering our own server, a Java client (which can be used at Linux or Windows) and the guarantee that you will never ever pay anything for this game.

Will Linux Rule The Digital Home?

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Sci/Tech

For consumer electronics industry, digital home is the next big pot of gold, a pot so big that it has everyone from Apple (AAPL) to Microsoft (MSFT) to Intel (INTC) licking their chops. But it is Linux could emerge as one of the biggest winners in this bonanza.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - IV

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In this session we're going to look at a zone file listed in our named.conf file.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more