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40+ Suggestions for Better Desktop

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Software

Here are my few suggestions to make better desktop (making it simple but powerful). Most of them are for Gnome and related applications but for other desktop environments and applications could be also useful.

Golden's Rules: Why new chips + Xen = dream machines

'm not usually a guy who slavers over the latest and greatest technology. In fact, I generally prefer to wait until a technology has been around at least a year before I jump on it. I'm changing my ways, and all because of multi-core virtualization. You may not have heard why Xen goes better with this new generation of chips.

How To: Back up your DVDs in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I wrote a bash script to help you duplicate your DVDs. This may be illegal depending on where you live, but if you use your DVDs regularly you should have backups, to protect your investment. This script will backup the DVD to your hard disk, decrypt it, and create a directory structure that you can burn back to DVD-R.

Linux - Help for Librarians

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Linux

DiscoverStation uses one Linux desktop to power up to 10 workstations, leaving only monitors, keyboards, floppy drives and mice subject to public torture.

Gaël Duval Bids Farewell to Cookers

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MDV

In a tear-jerking last farewell, Gaël Duval says goodbye and thanks to the developers on the Cooker Mailing List.

Microsoft And Eclipse: A Showdown For Ajax Leadership

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Software

Web users are getting spoiled. Once they experience the Ajax-powered speed and interactivity of apps on Google or Flickr, click-and-wait Web interfaces won't cut it. Spurred by growing business interest, Microsoft and backers of Eclipse, the open source programmer's workbench, last week stepped up efforts to create Ajax-friendly tools for building interactive Web applications.

Suse Linux CTO To Exit Novell

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SUSE

Juergen Geck, former CTO of SUSE Linux, is slated to finish his duties at Novell at the end of this week. Novell declined to comment.

Mark Hinkle Named Enterprise Open Source Conference Tech Chair

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OSS

Mark R. Hinkle has been named Tech Chair for the Enterprise Open Source Conference and Expo, to be held in New York on June 5-6. He is Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for EmuSoftware as well as the Editor-in-Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine.

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Could a common installer be the answer for desktop Linux?

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Linux

There's no mistaking that buying desktop hardware for use with Linux is more difficult than buying Windows PCs. Even if you manage to avoid the "Microsoft tax" and buy a system without Windows preinstalled, you still have the additional hurdle of getting your Linux of choice onto it.

Snort on OpenWrt: Guarding the SOHO perimeter

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HowTos

If you're edgy about security for your SOHO LAN, you might want to consider moving your first line of defense out past your firewall. How about on your router, for example? If your router runs OpenWrt, you can do exactly that, by running Snort, the open source intrusion detection system (IDS) project that has become the most widely deployed IDS in the world. Throw in the firewall that comes out of the box with OpenWrt White Russian, and suddenly the perimeter seems a lot more secure.

Does Open Source Create Jobs?

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OSS

Open Source is as much a political movement as a technical one, and has a very large and tremendously passionate following around the world. The singular fact emerging from all this is that employment has simply not approached glory-day levels. Even as the Nasdaq has edged up 15% in recent months, it languishes far, far from its late 90s peak.

Red Hat Seen Reporting Fiscal Fourth-Quarter Results in Line With Estimates

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Linux

Red Hat Inc., a Raleigh, N.C.-based open-source software maker, reports fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, March 28, after the market close. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.

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Recursive chown

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HowTos

I had email this morning from someone using "chown" to fix up permissions on a directory. He had discovered "-R" in the man page but had run into a small problem.

Vim author gets hired by Google

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Google

I have always been a great fan of Vim editor. The very same versatile editor created and maintained by Bram Moolenaar. Mr Moolenaar has just been hired by Google and will start working for the search giant in Zurich.

Routing for multiple uplinks

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HowTos

Debian suits perfectly for use as a gateway for computers on your LAN. However once bandwidth usage grows it could be handy to just add another internet uplink to your gateway. Debian does not cater for this out of the box so this document describes how to setup your debian gateway for multiple uplinks.

Temporary hosting for Beranger!

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Web

Due to the current bandwidth limit of 10 GB/mo, as you might have noticed, the Béranger plays GNOME with SuSE site is temporarily blocked/suspended, probably until 04/01.

Temporarily, the updated contents can be accessed on my personal PC: http://86.34.6.70/beranger/index.php

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