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Personal Fedora Core 5 Installation Guide

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This guide a personal configuration of Fedora Core 5. This page is to provide some common installation tips that people may find useful.

Open Office Wars

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The OpenOffice.org community submitted OpenOffice XML as a proposed standard to OASIS four years ago. In September 2005, OpenDocument was submitted for ratification to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Within weeks, Microsoft reacted with a statement supporting standards, but announced it would promulgate a new Office Open XML standard, instead of adopting OpenDocument.

What's Wrong With M$

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Lohr and Markoff say that the explanation is that Microsoft is hamstrung by its past success as a monopolist — that it has to make sure that its new operating system is “backwards compatible” with older versions of Microsoft software running on millions and millions of PCs.

Installing PHP 5.0 on Linux

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The system that I will be using while installing php will be the all mighty slackware. Assuming you already have installed apache and mysql, the first thing that we are going to do is download php from www.php.net/downloads.php .

Opera Now Supports Mplayerplug-in

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Yes - you saw that correctly: Netscape Plug-in API 0.16 has been enabled on Linux/Unix! This means for our Linux users, among other things, that mplayerplug-in now is working in Opera.

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NVIDIA ships wine libraries to support native DirectX!

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Our plans include shipping pre-compiled libraries to affect DirectX handling in wine. In other words: We would like to give you native support for the DirectX API.

how to backup your linux system using bash, tar and netcat

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i recently ran into the problem of not having enough hard drive space on my slackware linux laptop, but was lucky enough to have a much bigger drive sitting around from before and wanted a way to perform a hassle free seamless upgrade. i had this idea and it worked pretty well so i thought i would share it.

Tuttle Taylor Talks Trash

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Taylor said that he didn't understand why so many people were concerned about an e-mail exchange between two people. "This is just a bunch of freaks out there that don't have anything better to do," he said. "[CentOS is] a free operating system that this guy gives away, which tells you how much time he's got on his hands."

Ubuntu Bug #37579 - Not enough bugs

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OpenSource and FreeSoftware is all about contributing and fixing bugs that you find annoying, developping softwares because nobody else want to do it. With Ubuntu, it becomes a huge problem because there are too few bugs and more and more users just use it and like it !

Computing History 1968-Present

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Here's a wonderful chart of some of the major milestones in computer history, including unix/linux, organized by years and technology/company. Interesting, informative and bookmarkable.

Overview of the ten major Linux distributions

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A GNU/Linux operating system is made of a Linux kernel, a set of GNU tools, an installation program, a package management system and a lot of other software components. This article is dedicated to the 10 most famous and popular: Debian, Slackware, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, Ubuntu, Knoppix, Gentoo, Mepis and Xandros.

Firefox Explorer

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In a press release on the Mozilla Web site, and announced on several news Web sites as well, a statement from the Mozilla foundation declared that Internet Explorer will be in the hands of Mozilla with immediate effect.

Enabling and disabling services during start up in GNU/Linux

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In any Linux distribution, some services are enabled to start at boot up by default. Usually, it is prudent to disable all services that are not needed as they are potential security risks and also they unnecessarily waste hardware resources. So how do you disable these services so that they are not started at boot time?

April 2006 of TUX, Issue 12

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The April 2006 issue of TUX is now available to download. This month's highlights include:

  • Distribution Smackdowns: SuSE Linux 10.0, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, Mandriva, Mepis, and more

  • TUX Explains: Fluxbox
  • Diversions: The Battle of Wesnoth

Microsoft Buys OpenOffice.org!

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For an undisclosed sum reputed to be in the billions, Microsoft's Bill Gates has personally bought the leading open-source desktop project. Saying he "was sick and tired of open-source eating away at his profits," the world's richest man decided to put an end to the nuisance and simply buy OpenOffice.org.

Syncing Websites to Your Palm for Offline Reading

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This is a brief tutorial on how to sync websites to your palm for offline reading. The websites are stored in Plucker format. You will need to install the Plucker viewer for palm.

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Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

  • Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe
    Last week Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released their latest quarterly "graphics stack recipe" for the Linux desktop. The Intel Graphics Stack Recipe is the company's recommended configuration for an optimal and supported open-source graphics driver experience for their Intel HD/UHD/Iris Graphics found on Intel processors.
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    Seemingly flying under our radar is that Mesa 18.1 has already been branched and the first release candidate issued. While the Mesa website hasn't yet been updated for the 18.1 details, Dylan Baker appears to be the release manager for the 18.1 series -- the second quarter of 2018 release stream.