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Story Gifts for geeks srlinuxx 15/12/2005 - 10:07pm
Story Matt Asay: The differences between Red Hat and Novell srlinuxx 1 16/12/2005 - 5:27pm
Story Linux 101: Configuring and managing iptables to improve network security srlinuxx 15/12/2005 - 10:10pm
Story Open Source in the Mainstream srlinuxx 1 16/12/2005 - 5:42pm
Story Warning toned down on Perl app flaws srlinuxx 16/12/2005 - 4:29am
Story DSL 2.1r2 Report srlinuxx 1 16/12/2005 - 11:27am
Story Organizing Files srlinuxx 1 16/12/2005 - 5:52pm
Story Giving power to the user in front of the screen srlinuxx 1 16/12/2005 - 11:56am
Story Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache srlinuxx 16/12/2005 - 11:22am
Story IBM opens up high-performance file system srlinuxx 16/12/2005 - 11:24am

Process XML using XQuery

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News

Learn to search your data easier and more naturally with XQuery 1.0.

Gnumeric vs. OpenOffice.org Calc

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OOo

In my previous post OpenOffice.org Calc prevailed against KSpread, but now it's faces a new challenger. Will Gnumeric have what it takes to win the crown? Gnumeric is a Free, open source spreadsheet from the GNOME project.

I tested with Gnumeric version 1.7.0 in Kubuntu Edgy and 1.7.8 in Kubuntu Feisty. For Calc I used version 2.0.4.

Format Compatibility

Has open source gone too far?

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Misc

I come in for criticism here when I write about the open source concept being extended into areas like politics and journalism.

It doesn't belong there, the critics charge. Where's the license agreement? You're rendering the concept meaningless.

OK, so how about cars? Or music?

Anaconda Improvements In F7T3

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Linux

Anaconda, the Red Hat / Fedora installer, has seen a few minor changes with Fedora 7 Test 3. I have provided screenshots of the most evident changes to the end-user, which consists of alterations on the pages for disk, time zone, and the actual install process.

On the way to Beryl-Compiz Merge

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Software

After months of talking (possibly more lines than there are lines of code in both projects) things seems to be on the right track for merged project..

Balancing discussion

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Misc

Recently the subject of mailing list discussion and offensiveness has erupted in the community. This has been triggered by a joke being sent to a list and the fallout that ensued after it. I am not going to comment on the specifics of that incident, but instead look at what I consider a critical issue here - the balance between political correctness and abusive discussion.

Henry's Tech Advice #6 - Deleting Spaces

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Linux
Humor

Frustrated writes: Henry. I have a problem with a text file. There are spaces at the beginning of most of the lines and I need to get rid of them. Can you suggest an easy way to do this?

Greetings Frustrated. You have certainly come to the right place, for I am Henry the Adequate, superhero, and my computer guru-ness is second only to that guy who empties the bins at the office.

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Get Slack

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Slack

Slackware is the most venerable of Linux distributions, loved and trusted by hordes of users, sysadmins and programmers around the world for its solidity and closeness to the ground. Slackware comes from an earlier time when Linux users were almost exclusively hackers who walked the command line without fear or prejudice, scorned the world of point and click, and never went out overdressed.

Speed Up Google Analytics

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Google
HowTos

This method uses crontab to execute a shell script that downloads an updated urchin.js file every 24 hours and saves it into your local sites directory so that it can be served by your web server instead of the google-analytics.com web server.

You are in control with free software, Internet guru says

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OSS

Richard Stallman doesn't own an MP3 player. He doesn't own a mobile telephone. In fact, this techno-visionary -- a founder of the Free Software Foundation -- doesn't use any of the usual computer programs many people use.

FSF admits defeat on Apache

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation has admitted defeat in its attempts to ensure that the forthcoming GNU GPLv3 is compatible with the Apache and Eclipse licenses, meaning that code from some of the leading free and open source projects can still not be merged.

Advanced SSH security tips and tricks

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HowTos

In this article I'll show you some simple tricks to help you tighten security for your secure shell (SSH) service.

The SSH server configuration file is located in /etc/ssh/sshd_conf. You need to restart the SSH service after every change you make to that file in order for changes to take effect.

Change SSH listening port

The origin of Unix

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Misc

Almost everyone thinks that Unix originated with Thomson, Ritchie, and others at Bell Labs in 1969/70, and that's correct but not true.

Linux 's Missing Manual Coming to a User's Group Near You

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Would you like to get your hands on "Linux System Administration" and have Bill Lubanovic or me show up to your local LUG or UNIX User group meeting?

Load Balance your internet traffic over two providers

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Howtos

If you have two internet providers, and want to balance the load between them, you can use your Linux Box for doing that, you do not need a big machine, an old one can do the job. You can even decide which route to Internet will have more or less load.

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“GNU”, “Linux”, or neither...?

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Linux

I’m sure everyone reading this has heard the debate over whether that top dog free operating system should be called “Linux” or “GNU/Linux”, but how big a contribution is GNU or Linux to that operating system?

People Behind KDE: Albert Astals Cid

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KDE
Interviews

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to Spain to meet a focused developer who does not go off at a tangent. Someone with flashes of brilliance you may miss if you Blinken. With plans in abundance, tonight's star of People Behind KDE is KPDF maintainer Albert Astals Cid.

A SHORT INTRO

Age: 25

Bill Reminder - bill tracker for Ubuntu

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Software

Billreminder is a simple bill tracking application for Ubuntu. I installed it and started using it. Installation was simple and it’s pretty easy to use. To install Billreminder, Click here and click on download Billreminder. Once downloaded, double click the file and untar the file to a folder (say Billreminder). Open a terminal (Application -> Accessories -> Terminal) and type

OLPC manufacturer to sell $200 laptop in developed countries

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OLPC

Quanta, the company manufacturing the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project's XO laptops, plans to begin selling low-cost budget mobile computers for $200 later this year. According to Quanta president Michael Wang, the company plans to leverage the underlying technologies associated with OLPC's XO laptop to produce laptop computers that are significantly less expensive than conventional laptops.

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