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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
Story KDE Dot News: Sponsored by OSU Open Source Lab on Gentoo srlinuxx 16/12/2005 - 11:27am
Story Book Review: Beyond the C++ Standard Library srlinuxx 16/12/2005 - 11:30am

Fedora 7 Test 3 - featuring KDE live CD

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Linux

Fedora 7 Test 3 was released today. This release included for the first time a Fedora live CD featuring KDE.

Unscientific Linux Popularity Contest

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Linux

Have you ever wondered which Linux distro is the most popular? Many people will point to the statistics at DistroWatch.com. These statistics are generated by the number of "hits" for each distro page at DistroWatch. Unfortunately, this allows the possibility of "ballot-stuffing" by making multiple visits to distro page that you like.

Review: System 76 Darter laptop

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Hardware

While users are pleading with Dell to sell systems with Linux pre-installed, smaller vendors have been offering Linux on OEM hardware for some time. One of the more recent arrivals in the OEM Linux market is System 76, which sells a decent selection of desktop, workstation, and notebook systems with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed.

Linux on the Desktop

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Linux

Dell said that they'll soon start offering Linux on desktop and notebook systems. My recent experience with Linux on Dell notebooks has been interesting.

I had an older Dell laptop laying around for more than year. It had a failed power charging board in it (the board that handles both AC and DC power), which failed in one of those classic "I shouldn't have done that" moments...

Thought of the moment: The Problem with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Maybe it's just me, but I believe Ubuntu and Canonical have a severe case of the Not Invented Here. Instead of building on one of the three most suitable distributions at the time (each with advantages, disadvantages and often trade-offs): Debian, and Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrake Linux) and MEPIS, they have forked Debian, and created an improved but incompatible version.

Low-cost student laptops to run Mandriva Linux

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MDV

Mandriva, the France-based Linux distributor, will have a version of its Mandriva Linux 2007 pre-installed on Intel's new low-end laptop for students, the Classmate PC.

According to Intel, the ClassMatePC is a rugged laptop with a water-resistant keyboard and a theft-control feature based on a network-issued digital certificate. Its processor is an Intel Mobile 900MHz Celeron ULV chip.

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Baby steps with DragonFly BSD 1.8.1

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Reviews
BSD
HowTos

The recently released DragonFly BSD 1.8.1-REL incited me top give it a very quick try. I always loved their logo and I was curios about how can act an OS forked from FreeBSD 4.8 — see Wikipedia for a short history of the DragonFly.

Opening Files With A Single Click Instead Of A Double Click In GNOME

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HowTos

This short guide describes how you can configure your GNOME desktop so that you can open files and directories with a single mouseclick instead of a double click. This is helpful if you switch from Windows to Linux and used to open files and directories with a single click on your Windows desktop, too.

PengYou document collaboration software shows promise

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Software

PengYou is a promising Java-based client/server document management solution and versioning tool for individual users and small workgroups of up to 10 users. In its current version -- a very early stage of development -- PengYou offers only bare-bones functionality, but the developers have all the basics right.

Google and Mozilla: Nobody Wants an OS from You

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OS

I love Mozilla and Google products, and I use them every single day; however, the ongoing discussions about how they should create more of a presence in the operating system world has baffled me.

KDE 4.0 the holy grail of Desktops ?

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KDE

A couple of weeks back, I was greeted by the news of a very interesting project having been moved to KDE base. The project in question is a file manager named Dolphin. What is unique about this file manager is that it is light weight, is simple to navigate without overwhelming the Computer neophytes but at the same time does not sacrifice much functionality.

Review: DragonFlyBSD 1.8.1

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Reviews
BSD

I have been neglecting the BSD line of operating systems lately, but a new release of DragonFlyBSD has come out and I figured this would be a good opportunity to try it out. I have never used DragonFly, but I used to use FreeBSD extensively (I still have it running a few servers) and I’ve also used OpenBSD and NetBSD in the day.

What is DragonFlyBSD?

10 things you should do to a new Linux PC before exposing it to the Internet

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HowTos

1: Your purpose

Enabling The Cube In Feisty’s “Desktop Effects”

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HowTos

I found something this evening in passing that I wanted to pass on to the rest of you. It’s a small fix that will allow the Cube to function properly with the current setup of Feisty and the desktop effects. Currently you can get the wobbly windows but no Cube.

In any event, try the tip below to get the Cube to function if you’d like to stick with Compiz (vs Beryl).

5 Reasons why PC OEMs should offer Linux

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Linux

DELL currently offers Linux as an option for certain laptop and desktop models. Talk is that this service may be expanded to all models. This is a good thing, of course. Results of a recent survey by DELL show that more than 70% of over 100.000 respondents want to use Linux for home and office! What has been keeping companies like DELL away from this?

Good looks, security mark OpenOffice 2.2 release

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OOo

The OpenOffice.org community today announced version 2.2 of the popular open source office suite, a release it hopes will make further inroads into the Microsoft Office user base.

How To Install VMware Server On A Mandriva Free 2007 Desktop

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Mandriva Free 2007 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

MEPIS Launches New Community Site

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Web

MEPIS is pleased to announce its new Community site at www.mepis.org/community. This new site will provide a better way for the MEPIS community to interact with each other, while making it easier for users to find helpful information.

Ulteo's Screenshots (installation in six steps)

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Howtos

This is my first installation of Ulteo, the Debian (ubuntu) based Linux created by Gael Duval.

I will continue experimenting with it, and see how it performs with WiFi in a laptop, an IBM T30 is the only one I have.

http://linux.go2linux.org/node/46

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