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Story Intel stalls $50m deal with McLaren srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 7:31am
Story Sending Windows back to Hell srlinuxx 2 19/09/2005 - 12:34am
Story ISP-Server Setup - Ubuntu 5.0.4 "The Hoary Hedgehog" srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 7:36am
Story An odd week in the world of open source software srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 6:38pm
Story Next up for cell phones: porn srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 6:40pm
Story Opening the potential of OpenOffice.org srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 6:43pm
Story Microsoft talks to the enemy srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 8:07pm
Story Xfce 4 - your next window manager srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 8:11pm
Story 45 Minutes to a Linux Terminal Server srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 8:14pm
Story Tax collects Linux for open source analytics srlinuxx 18/09/2005 - 11:24pm

Linux Wi-Fi: Supercharge a Buffalo

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enterprisenetworkingplanet: The popular DD-WRT project was initially an offshoot of the original Linksys firmware for the WRT54, but has since undergone a complete rewrite, and now uses the OpenWRT kernel. DD-WRT is a fine upgrade for your WRT54 wireless router, or any similar device under other brand names, and there are a lot of them.

Making waves with Audacity

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Free Software Mag: For me there is nothing quite as relaxing as the sounds of the beach. The slow crashing of waves and the gentle lapping of water in the tide pools really helps me find my inner calm. Of course, I could do without the smell of rotting fish carcasses, the constantly screeching gulls and the looming threat of melanoma. So I decided to create my own virtual beach experience using some free sound clips from the internet and the free software package called Audacity.

Dell Listens to GNU/Linux Community - Will It Pay Off?

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LXer: A scant two weeks after Michael Dell returned to the company he founded in 1997, to help repair it, Dell launched its IdeaStorm project and several others in an effort to listen to their customers. The GNU/Linux community has spoken loud and clear. Time will tell how well Dell is listening.

Red Hat and Sybase launch virtual appliance

ZDNEt: Sybase and Red Hat have announced an expansion of their partnership which will include the launch of a virtual software appliance that combines the business applications specialist's database product with Red Hat's Linux operating system.

Lintrack As A LAN Gateway And An OpenVPN Bridge

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HowTos

This tutorial will guide you through the installation and configuration of Lintrack, a GNU/Linux distribution specialized in networking tasks. We will give two LANs access to the internet along with DHCP and DNS cache servers, and then we will connect our networks using OpenVPN in bridging mode. You should be running all these in well under an hour, thanks to the unified configuration interface of Lintrack.

Progeny's closure highlights problems of small FOSS companies

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Linux.com: The reasons for the closure provide a case study of the problems that small FOSS companies face. They include difficulties in scaling, an inability to compete with large companies, and a lack of the funding needed to develop.

Howto: Use Oleo like … like … like … ?

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Motho ke motho ka botho: I spent two or three days with it, putting together basic spreadsheets and learning the way things work, and once you get into the swing of it, it’s every bit as functional as Gnumeric (Oleo’s GNU successor) or OpenOffice.org-Calc … or VisiCalc, for that matter.

Google Comes Clean on Microsoft

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Red Herring: Google today officially confirmed what many analysts have been saying for months: the Mountain View, California-based search leader is going after the software market in direct competition with Microsoft.

Linux starts making inroads

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Express Computer: Awareness and adoption among mid-sized businesses is high when it comes to open source. This is indicated by the fact that system vendors are increasingly bundling open source software with their products, ranging from PCs and notebooks to mid- and high-end servers in order to lower the cost of solutions for end-users.

Red Hat can learn from Milkha Singh

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iTWire: Some foolishness appears to be manifesting itself. Once again, Red Hat is making an effort to be all things to all people and this will end up in the dust.

Ubuntu Studio opens up

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ubuntustudio.org: UbuntuStudio.org is now open for business!! Yes all you crazy kids it's time. Come on in and get it. Smile

Firefox Dashboard

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SpreadFirefox: We've started a project to define and build a community dashboard to track Firefox adoption. The plan is to publish a full set of metrics and raw data so that everyone has as much information in their hands as possible, to assist with planning and decision making around driving adoption worldwide.

Original Dell PC added to Smithsonian collection

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CNN (AP): Michael Dell donated his employee badge, a PC Limited computer from 1985, and a new PC to the Smithsonian.

Red Hat Exchange Goes Live

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eWeek: Red Hat officially rolled out at its annual summit here May 10 an online service for North America that delivers pre-configured, fully integrated solution stacks for 14 business applications.

Helvetica at 50

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BBC: The Helvetica font is celebrating its 50th birthday. You've probably seen it a thousand times today. Why?

Linux: Kernel Markers & 965GM Drivers

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kernelTRAP: In a series of ten patches, Mathieu Desnoyers posted an updated version of the Linux Kernel Markers. Keith Packard announced the availability of drivers for Intel's 965GM Express Chipset.

KXDocker Review

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Pimp Your Linux: The KXDocker looks just like the dock in OS X. One stubborn problem that I’ve noticed with Linux, that the KDE and gnome standard docks are butt ugly. This is one solution.

SMART Installing

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Daemon Dancing in the Dark: I have decided to give SMART a chance on my openSUSE machine. YaST has been working fine, it is just remarkably slow when it first starts up. It has to load all the dependencies, foreign package source info files, etc, and can take three or four minutes to start up.

The truth about the Linux kernel

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Eugenia's Rants: Arch Linux maintainer of the –beyond Linux kernel version announces that he won’t be a maintainer of that package anymore. James, hats off to you!

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