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Story Week in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 1:19am
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2014 - 12:59am
Story try out the calendar app california on Fedora 20 Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 9:03pm
Story Easing Linux Into the Enterprise Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 8:57pm
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Story Pale Moon: Firefox Without DRM, Interface Breakage Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 6:45pm
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Story LibreOffice 4.3 Beta 1 Brings Progress Bar for DOCX Import and More Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 5:43pm

Mandriva Linux 2007 PowerPack Edition review

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Though delayed for a while and later to market than most Mandriva fans would probably prefer, the new Mandriva Linux 2007 PowerPack Edition is finally here, nearly a year after the previous release.

Yum 2nd part: Managing system updates

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After covering the basics of Yum in my first article, let’s move on to the second part. In this article I’d like to cover some things about keeping your system up to date with Yum on a CentOS 4 system.

Danger from the Deep 0.2 released

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Gaming

Danger from the Deep (aka dangerdeep) is an Free/Open Source World War II german uboat simulation. This release brings an massive number of new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

Linux Newbies - Lots of ways to look at your system stats

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So you want to find out what your linux system is doing? There are a few ways you can go about doing this. Actually, there are a ton of ways, but we’re going to look at a few of them. Some of them are graphical and pretty and some are CLI but all of them are useful.

Beryl and XGL on Ubuntu Linux with ATI card

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So yesterday I tryed Beryl on Ubuntu Dapper, even though Beryl is only v.0.1 I must say it seems pretty stable and works great on my laptop... I will, in this post make a guide to how I got it all working..

Open Source Boosts Thrills in 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'

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For its time, I didn't know how "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" could be improved upon. When Id Software and Activision released its source code in 2004, however, the open source and mod community got to work. The result was "Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory," an open source effort by Splash Damage and other contributors that takes the best of the old game and actually improves upon a classic experience.

Apache highlights open source projects

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Open source technologies including Apache's Struts Java development framework and Jackrabbit content repository were among the projects debuting or getting upgraded at the ApacheCon conference in Austin, Texas, this week.

Mandriva One Not the Linux Dinosaur of Old

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Reviews

I found early versions of Linux weren't very user-friendly, so this time around, I used my 7-year-old son as my test subject. I gave him a little lesson on how to use Mandriva One and off he went. On his own, he was able to boot up the machine and get himself online to his favorite kid Web sites without any problems at all -- meaning today's Linux has a short learning curve.

Free deluxe open source content management system

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WebAPP is a content management system written in Perl and licensed under the GNU General Public License. WebAPP requires no SQL backend, no PHP, only a hosting environment offering support for Perl.

Interrupt Management Under Linux

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Bill Gatliff provides a walkthrough of the portions of the Linux kernel that manage interrupts and describes how Linux interacts with interrupt controllers and how to adapt code for custom hardware.

Microsoft-led project to deliver on ODF

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Microsoft

Microsoft later this month plans to release a converter that will let Word users open documents saved in the OpenDocument format.

Nexenta combines OpenSolaris, GNU, and Ubuntu

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OS

What do you get when you combine OpenSolaris, the GNU utilities, and Ubuntu? Nexenta -- a GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the OpenSolaris kernel and runtime. I took the Alpha 5 release out for a spin to see how well it's progressing. It might sound like an odd combination, but after more than a year of development, it actually works well, and is shaping up to be a very interesting operating system.

KDE 3.5.5 Screenshots Tour in Kubuntu

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Now we will see KDE3.5.5 Screenshots. We have already discussed how to upgrade the existing KDE Desktop to KDE 3.5.5.Now we are going to see screenshots for KDE 3.5.5 in Kubuntu this includes Graphics, Internet, Office, System, Utilities and wallpapers i hope you like these nice screenshots.

Cacti on CentOS 4.x

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For those who don't know, Cacti's goal is to create nice graphs about system performance and status. This howto describes how to install and configure Cacti quickly on a CentOS server.

Goodbye Eudora, hello Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

Eudora, once one of the most popular email clients, is finally being retired. Instead of simply abandoning Eudora's customers, however, Qualcomm is partnering with Mozilla Corp. to create "Penelope," a customized version of Mozilla's Thunderbird email client that will be optimized for Eudora customers.

Red Tape Hinders Open Source Uptake in Government

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OSS

Panelists at the Government Open Source Conference in Portland, Ore., this week suggested that what is needed now is a process or model that can be shared by states to go about acquiring new technologies and solutions that are open source. But to get there, "we need to re-think the whole procurement process," said City of Newport News (Va.) Chief Information Officer Andy Stein.

People Behind KDE: Jaroslaw Staniek

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KDE

On tonight's People Behind KDE we present a coder who has been the driving force behind not only the premier free software database client, Kexi, but also single handedly ported kdelibs to win32. Find out how he achieved such feats of development hights while still breading a heard of crickets for his chameleon in our interview with Jaroslaw Staniek.

OpenSSH with Public Key Cryptography Tutorial

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OpenSSH, an OpenBSD project, is an incredibly secure implementation of the SSH protocol, a way of logging into a remote machine. For users of outdated protocols such as RSH, rlogin, and Telnet, it's an updated, secure replacement. For those who have never used anything like it, SSH can become a very valuable tool.

One laptop per child seeks top hackers

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OLPC

MIT's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) group is inviting a few of the world's best hackers to help secure the new platform prior to launch.

Reiser4 to go mainline?

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Linux
Reiser

Reiser4, the successor to the popular Reiserfs by Hans Reiser, has been in development for a number of years now and, for almost as long, Reiser has been pushing for inclusion of the filesystem in mainline — that is, to make it into the official kernel release. While reiserfs has been part of the kernel since 2.4.1, Reiser4 remains a feature offered only in third party kernel patchsets.

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