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Story Intel wakes up and smells the post-PC era Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 2:00pm
Story Pros and Cons of using Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 1:38pm
Story Ubuntu Still Working On Stripping Python 2 Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 1:30pm
Story Trusting Trust and Trusting Red Hat et al. Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 10:31am
Story Open Sourcity is a place where great ideas inspire talented programmers Rianne Schestowitz 1 24/11/2013 - 8:39am
Story Mesa 10.0 Release Candidate 2 Has Arrived Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 8:34am
Story Ubuntu Touch Has Many Plans For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 8:30am
Story FreeBSD Is Getting Into The Magazine Business Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 8:20am
Story Heads up Apple, here comes 64-bit Android on Intel Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 8:07am
Story NTRU public key crypto released to open source community Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2013 - 7:58am

My desktop OS: CentOS 4.2

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Linux

I have been a Unix and Linux system administrator for more than 20 years, and have worked with many different operating systems. Over the last several years I've spent a lot of time with various versions of Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core. I chose to use CentOS as a platform for the servers, and since I already had a commitment to maintaining a number of different servers in CentOS, I decided a while ago to start using it on my desktop as well.

Linux lab looks to bridge dueling interfaces

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Linux

The Open Source Developer Labs is previewing work that attempts to make life easier for software companies by bridging GNOME and KDE, the two competing graphical interfaces most widely used with Linux.

Suse Linux 10.1 due end-April

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SUSE

Novell has released developer builds of the next iteration of Suse Linux, version 10.1. Developed in collaboration with the OpenSuse community, the new version will include the latest Firefox, OpenOffice.org 2.0 with support for Visual Basic macros, XGL, and an integrated desktop search engine when it is released near the end of the month.

Intel pumps cash into Red Hat Linux venture

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Linux

RED HAT and Intel have set up a worldwide programme to help corporations and other enterprises plan and optimise Linux deployments.

Fedora Core 5: A very personal review

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Linux

I have finally completed the migration of my laptop from Debian Etch to Fedora Core 5. I would like to write about it and my impressions after 5 days of using Fedora.

Also: Installing Fedora Core 5 on a Toshiba Laptop

Linux wireless LAN support

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Linux

This is an attempt to create a, more or less complete listing of wireless devices with information about the chipset they are based on and whether or not they are supported in Linux.

LinuxWorld: Novell Tunes Linux for .Net, Enterprise Desktops

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Linux

Novell opened the LinuxWorld Conference here with the introduction April 3 of the beta program for Mono 1.2, its open-source implementation of the Microsoft .Net Framework. Novell also announced it is developing a new Linux build service framework and disclosed details about the availability of SUSE Linux 10.1...

Also: Virtually speaking at LinuxWorld

MRTG Configuration in Debian

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Linux

The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing PNG images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic.

Systemtrash Episode 004: Gentoo 2006.0

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Gentoo

In the this episode of systemtrash we'll be looking at the brand new Gentoo Linux 2006.0.

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NVIDIA 1.0-8751+ Xinerama + CoolBits

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Software

We have just confirmed this morning that the 1.0-8751 drivers still are unable to run CoolBits when Xinerama is activated.

Novell Chips Away at Microsoft's Desktop Dominance

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SUSE

In an effort to break some of Microsoft's stranglehold on the desktop, Novell is taking new steps in the product and pricing arenas to attract customers who want to move either gradually or quickly to Linux.

Also: SA Home Affairs stamps Linux visa

Linux developer sets own hours, but his days are grueling, nonstop

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Linux

Software developer Chris Wright works from home in Northeast Portland, and his boss is more than 2,500 miles away in Boston. But that doesn't mean Wright gets to take it easy.

CLI Magic: When

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HowTos

If you're the type of geek who likes tools and apps that are fast and lean, and you're not afraid of getting a little CLI under your fingernails, When is a good choice for your personal calendar. Even better, it's easy enough to install and use, and well enough documented, that you don't have to be a geek to take advantage of it.

The Joke's on Google

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Google

Showing that even a successful company can still have a sense of humor, Google launched a fake online dating site in the spirit of April Fool's Day. I'll go out on a limb and predict that as funny as Google Romance may be, in three years or less we'll be talking about Google Romance as the real deal.

LinuxWorld panel mulls state of the Linux desktop

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Linux

A panel discussion at LinuxWorld Tuesday will explore the evolution of Linux from server to desktop. "The State of the Linux Desktop," featuring members of the OSDL's (Open Source Development Labs) Desktop Linux (DTL) working group, will focus on Linux desktop markets, challenges to adoption, and the desktop Linux community.

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HOWTO - Treat a *nix Newbie

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When dealing with a *nix newbie, the most important thing is to try to be understanding. They are not going to comprehend everything they need to know right away, the same as you did not. Do not punish them for being confused, or for being a slow learner.

Also: Why Linux Won't be Mainstream Any Time Soon

Blag Review

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Reviews

Blag Linux and Gnu (BLAG) is a Fedora Core 3 based distribution of the Linux kernel and Gnu utilities which runs on the x86 processor. BLAG aims to provide a totally free (as in speech) operating system, and it is one of only 5 distributions which are free by the standard of GNU. With this information in hand I thought I'd give it a spin.

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