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Story Where It All Began: The 10 Original Software Companies srlinuxx 28/06/2011 - 10:21pm
Story Gnome 3 got some issues srlinuxx 28/06/2011 - 10:24pm
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Story 9 Good Terminal Emulators for Linux srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 2:13am
Story Farewell to Microsoft srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 2:15am
Story Book Review: The Book of Audacity srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 2:17am
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Story 30 Days Ubuntu: Day 28: My Five Biggest Ubuntu Linux Complaints srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 4:11am
Story Peppermint OS Two review srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 4:14am
Story Security of GNU/Linux Systems srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 6:36am

Lightweight Linux

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Linux

Hardware is only as old as the software it runs: a modern operating system and up-to-date applications return an older system to productivity. This article provides best practices and step-by-step guidance on how to build a working Linux system on older hardware or on modern hardware with limited memory and storage.

Install Mplayer in Debian Sarge,Etch and Sid

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HowTos

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4, DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. If you want to install mplayer in debian sarge,etch and sid follow this procedure

Easy RSS Syndication with MagpieRSS

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HowTos

MagpieRSS, affectionately known as Magpie, is an RSS and Atom parser for PHP. It allows you to display the newest articles from websites with RSS or Atom feeds on your own site. This is a great way to add new, fresh, and relevant information to your site. It parses RSS 0.9, RSS 1.0, and has some support for RSS 2.0 as well as Atom 0.3.

http://www.howtoforge.com/rss_syndication_magpieRSS

Review: Turbolinux 11 "Fuji"

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Linux
Reviews

Turbolinux has been around since 1992. Everyone knows about this commercial distro, but for some reason it never became as popular as SUSE or Mandriva. Turbolinux 11, code-named "Fuji," was released recently and I decided it was time to see if Turbolinux measures up to other Linux distros. The Fuji release has some interesting features, but I found the release to be a disappointment overall.

Install KDE Desktop in Ubuntu

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HowTos

KDE is a powerful graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system. By default Ubuntu desktop installation will install gnome desktop enviroment and if you want to install KDE desktop enviroment you have three options.Those options are...

Device Profile: Infrant Repertoire media server

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Linux

Infrant will soon ship a Linux-based storage device designed specially for serving up digital media files, including videos and music files. The Repertoire can store up to 3TB of media, and stream or transfer it using most common, standard, open protocols.

At A Glance: GPL, CDDL And BSD

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OSS

You should remember the recent license issue about the legal imposibility to distribute cdrtools binaries under both CDDL and GPL, which led to a fork — namely, cdrkit. I felt like I would need an even simpler approach, limited to what’s of interest for source code.

Fabrice Facorat: Reply to the FUD about Linux ready for Desktop

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MDV

How sad it is to see when people in the OpenSource community are doing so much FUD and people are jumping as the Panurge's sheeps. What ? I'm talking about Distrowatch which sems to compete for the FUD of the year. I can't believe that someone is doing something like this Sad

Ruby Cookbook Review

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Reviews

Because of the recent and sudden interest in Ruby on Rails, there is quite a demand for books that can help people learn to program efficiently in Ruby. There are still a number of commonly solved problems and frequently written algorithms that you shouldn't need to reinvent to start programming in Ruby. And -- as usual -- that's where the O'Reilly Cookbook series comes in.

Joomla CMS On An ISPConfig Server Within 10 Easy Steps

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HowTos

Joomla is a popular Content Management System (CMS). With this “how to”, I guide you to setup Joomla CMS on your ISPConfig server. Probably you can setup Joomla in different ways but I prefer this one.

How to Become a Successful Linux User

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Linux

In the six and a half years that I've been handling the mail here at linux.org, I've had to handle thousands of queries on a wide range of Linux topics. There is a good percentage of messages that are angry in tone and express a great deal of frustration with Linux. Based on what I've seen over the years, I'd like to offer the person who wants to try Linux a few words of advice.

Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0 released

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Linux

Announcing Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0. This is the first Bluewhite64 Linux stable release after a 5 months of development and maintenance ! Bluewhite64 11.0 includes the Linux 2.6.17.13 kernel, the latest KDE 3.5.4 and XFce 4.2.3.2, Mozilla Firefox browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.7.

An introduction to Linux compression or what the heck is a tar.gz file?

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HowTos

If you’re new to Linux and intent on peering under the hood a bit to see what makes things work, then you’ve probably encountered a range of files which are compressed in various formats. This guide is meant to be a quick and easy way to distinguish what’s what in compressed files. It’s written on and for Ubuntu but will be very useful for other distributions as well.

Linux: Losing Bugs In Warnings

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Linux

Jeff Garzik suggested that more recent versions of GCC have been getting more and more verbose, "the level of warnings in a kernel build has lately increased to the point where it is hiding bugs and otherwise making life difficult."

Why Linux will dominate the future of servers

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George Weiss, Gartner's open-source analyst, recently said that Microsoft Windows will not suffer irreparable damage on the server side at the hands of Linux over the next five years. He's right. Microsoft will fall flat on its face all by itself, and Linux will pick up afterwards.

Manage Linux Hardware with udev

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In the olden days Linux administrators had a static /dev directory. It was inflexible and obese, containing 99% irrelevant entries, and we liked it that way. Then came devfs. Then descended the unbearded prophet Greg Kroah-Hartman from his mountaintop lair with yet another dev filesystem, called thereforth udev. Endless debates rage about devfs vs. udev.

Finding China, Crystal, and Tableware With Linux

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Linux

Replacements, Ltd. has carved a niche market out of locating and selling hard-to-find china, crystal, and silver tableware and collectibles. Nearly half of the company's seven million retail customers place orders through the call center, The other half do business over the Web. As you would expect, Linux now plays a major role in keeping the company's data straight.

Linux prominent at ESC Boston

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Linux

Market research firm Venture Development Corp. (VDC) has published its annual re-cap of the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), held in Boston the week of Sept. 18. VDC's report highlights several announcements of potential interest to developers and companies in the embedded Linux market.

Linux mount remote filesystems automatically at boot time

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HowTos

Now you know how to mount a NFS or Windows/Samba remote file system. It is time to mount remote filesystems automatically at boot time using /etc/fstab (another possibility is mount local and remote file system on demand using autofs service).

Red Hat's Linux Not Just for Networks

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Linux

Although Red Hat's business is primarily focused on corporate computer networks, the Raleigh software company has a history with Linux in devices, as well.

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Graphics: Intel and AMD Developments

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    The long awaited AMDGPU-PRO 18.30 driver update for the AMD Linux graphics driver package has finally been released, with a driver installation option for both “all open” and closed / proprietary driver modules. What is great about this driver package update is that it is supported on the latest Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS as well as Ubuntu 16.04.5, and RHEL / CentOS 6.10 and 7.5 respectively for their Enterprise Linux support targets.
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Wine 3.14 Released

  • Wine Announcement
    The Wine development release 3.14 is now available.
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    Due to the summer holidays it's been four weeks since Wine 3.13 but it has now been succeeded by Wine 3.14 as the newest feature release. Wine 3.14 adds support for DXTn texture decompression, deferral support for MSI install actions, Japanese keyboard support within DirectInput, improvements to the standard task dialog, more Shell32 icons, and a total of 36 bug fixes. Those bug fixes range from Adobe CS4 issues to problems with Wargaming, Chromium, Guild Wars, Civilization V, Chaos League, and other software.
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