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Story Debian Etch - A minimal setup with X srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 2:26pm
Story Compiz Update for Scale Plugin (Xgl-related) srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 2:31pm
Story FTC to examine net neutrality srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 5:39pm
Story Hack Attack: Top 10 Ubuntu apps and tweaks srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 5:40pm
Story Protect your applications with AppArmor srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 5:41pm
Story Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.10 Released srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 11:13pm
Story Desktop Linux survey launches srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 11:15pm
Story Real Time Coming to Linux Real Soon srlinuxx 1 24/08/2006 - 6:35am
Story Kickoff Start Menu - Sneak Preview srlinuxx 22/08/2006 - 11:19pm
Story GP2X Review srlinuxx 23/08/2006 - 1:35am

Install XFCE Desktop in Ubuntu

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Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.Xfce is an easy-to-use and easy-to-configure environment for X11 based on GTK2. A priority is adherence to standards, specifically those defined at freedesktop.org.

Google Reader take 2: Not bad at all

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Google

The first version of Google's RSS reader, which debuted in October 2005, was so light on features that it was more of a curiosity than a serious application. Now the wizards in white coats at Google Labs have cooked up a new version. The almost completely reworked Google Reader includes a slew of new features and improvements that make the Web-based application a viable alternative to the existing desktop and online RSS readers.

Reiser's software work suffering after his arrest

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Reiser

Before he was arrested in connection with his wife's disappearance, Hans Reiser had gained a reputation as an innovative but controversial figure in the software development world.

Dumping Cisco for open-source

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OSS

The open-source movement, which has long made inroads into corporations via Linux and other enterprise-level software, now has a potentially bigger target in its cross hairs: the PBXs and network routers from companies such as Cisco Systems Inc. that form the basis of networking infrastructure.

Oracle-Ubuntu tie-up coming?

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Ubuntu

Christopher Kenyon, Canonical's business development manager, offered another crumb in a recent interview, when he said Oracle makes sure its 10G Express version works on Ubuntu.

Running A File-, Print-, Proxy-, DHCP-, AND Time-Server For Small/Medium Enterprises

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This article shows how to run a file-, print-, HTTP proxy- DHCP-, and time server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on one single Debian Sarge system. It is very easy to set up, and management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line. eBox was developed to administrate advanced services for corporate networks, and it was created for Debian Sarge.

http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_ebox

Three reasons to use KDE

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KDE

Sal Cangeloso’s writeup (three reasons to use GNOME) inspired me to talk about the flip side of the coin. Yes, I know it’s smug to pretend that there’s only KDE and GNOME; yet KDE is my desktop of choice, and here’s why. Of course, Sal’s right when he says lists are the effective way to convey information in writing, so I’ll take a page from his book and do so:

Upgrade Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) to Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

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Ubuntu 6.10 is the current development version of the Ubuntu operating system. It is to be released in October 26th.The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was “Edgy Eft”. Today I have upgraded my Ubuntu Dapper Machine to Ubuntu Edgy this is still is beta version.

Writing documents with OpenOffice.org Writer

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HowTos

Everybody uses word processors, but very few people use them in the right way. Maybe it’s time you learned to use your word processor with... style!

Yamefa…another Linux Distribution?!

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Ubuntu

And so begins to take life another Linux distribution (french made) Yamefa, this time it is a KUbuntu based distribution.

New Samba Features Improve Interoperability

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Software

Columnist Eric Hall takes you through the newest release of Samba, the popular freeware program that allows end users to access and use files, printers, and other commonly shared resources on an intranet or via the Web.

US full of Internet addicts: study

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Web

The United States could be rife with Internet addicts as clinically ill as alcoholics, a study suggested. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, said their telephone survey indicated more than one in eight US residents showed at least one sign of "problematic Internet use."

Three Reasons to Use GNOME

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Software

Recently KDE turned ten years old, a milestone by any measure. Over the past ten years this desktop environment has undergone tremendous improvements and introduced a number of advances into desktop Linux. KDE is popular, highly customizable, and, no matter what your tastes are, you will probably agree that it can look good. If all this was not enough, KDE has developed a celebrity status by appearing on a few popular television shows. Despite all this, GNOME is still the best desktop environment for Linux.

Linux-Understand the meaning of Firewall

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A firewall is a secure and trusted machine that sits between a private network and a public network (the term firewall comes from a device used to protect people from fire. The firewall is a shield of material esistant to fire that is placed between a potential fire and the people it is protecting).

Study: open source needs official support; Lobbyist disagrees with "flawed" conclusions

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Late last month, a research team led by University of Maastricht computer scientists and economists presented the results of what they had been working on for the past two years: a "Study on the Economic Impact of Open Source Software on Innovation and the Competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sectors in the EU."

Debian Fights Mozilla's Fire, Thunder With 'Ice'

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Moz/FF

Neither Mozilla Firefox nor Mozilla Thunderbird are likely to be in the next Debian GNU/Linux release. Ubuntu Linux users will also be affected by the move since Ubuntu is derived from Debian and uses Debian's Mozilla packages.

Linux powers small plane "glass cockpit"

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Linux

FSMLabs reports that its real-time Linux distribution was used by Blue Mountain Avionics to build an electronic flight information system (EFIS) or "glass cockpit" for experimental aircraft. The EFIS/One offers dozens of solid-state instruments, digital autopilot, an air data computer, and a built-in flight recorder.

How to install SLED 10 on the ThinkPad T60p

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SUSE
HowTos

The Lenovo ThinkPad T60p is the first ThinkPad to officially support GNU/Linux. Unfortunately that support is not quite as broad as some would like -- you're more or less forced to install and use SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10). The good news is, SLED 10 is a highly usable, stable, and configurable operating system.

Free Standards Group launches LSB Developer Network

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OSS

The Free Standards Group (FSG) is scheduled to announce today its answer to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) -- the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network. The LSB Developer Network (LDN) will combine community content with original content in one convenient location to provide developers with information on writing portable Linux applications.

Review: Frugalware 0.5 (Siwenna)

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Linux
Reviews

Frugalware is an independent GNU/Linux distribution similar to Slackware, aiming at simplicity, speed and multimedia support. It features a wide software repository, managed by Pacman from Archlinux, which resolves dependencies and makes system updates easy.

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