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Story Linux browser smackdown! srlinuxx 24/10/2008 - 1:45pm
Story Linux Buffs Get Eyeful at LinuxCon Tech Showcase srlinuxx 22/09/2009 - 12:16pm
Story Linux Bug #1: Bad Documentation srlinuxx 17/11/2009 - 11:26pm
Story Linux Bugs but Proprietary the Threat Says Shuttleworth Rianne Schestowitz 19/03/2014 - 6:55am
Story Linux Bugs, Bugs Everywhere Rianne Schestowitz 11/03/2014 - 7:07am
Story Linux Bugs, Cheese Quesadilla, and Ubuntu Looks Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2014 - 7:50am
Story Linux builder eyes Apple .Mac site srlinuxx 18/01/2006 - 5:01pm
Story Linux Burrows Deeper Into the Enterprise srlinuxx 15/08/2013 - 9:39pm
Story Linux by the numbers srlinuxx 22/07/2011 - 8:57pm
Story Linux calling: Are cell phones ready? srlinuxx 15/10/2005 - 12:05am

Vista may be late but 2006 not the year of Linux desktop

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Linux

While the world waits in anticipation of the release of Windows Vista, the annual claim that 2006 is the year of the Linux desktop has once again fallen by the wayside.

Firefox 2.0 Bakes in Anti-Phish Antidote

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has reached the latest development milestone for its next-generation Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" browser with a little anti-phishing help from Google.

X2: The Threat Linux Port Released

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Gaming

LGP has finished their beta testing of X2: The Threat for Linux and released it for sale. X2 features Elite style space gameplay with an underlying plot and full on 3D graphics.

WIN4LIN Announces Major Upgrade to 2000/XP Desktop Product

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Linux

Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux solutions for business, announced today the general availability of Version 3 of their Win4Lin Pro Desktop™ product.

Majordomo Mailing Lists Configuration

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Linux

Majordomo is a program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintenance. Once a list is set up, virtually all operations can be performed remotely by email, requiring no intervention upon the postmaster of the list site.

Linux Computing at MIT

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Linux

Naturally, you'd expect widespread Linux use at MIT. Over the past few years, MIT's Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) group, including Reed's team, have streamlined the process of installing, updating, and running Linux on student's and faculty machines. One interesting goal of the team is to give incoming freshmen the option to order a laptop with Linux pre-installed.

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 1

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HowTos

Thanks to the Perl scripting language you can automate various tasks in your Linux system. Learning Perl is both easy and fun, and you'll soon be able to write scripts which will make your life easier. In these series of articles I'll start by explaining the basics and I'll progressively introduce more complex concepts and advanced techniques.

Hot skills: could Ruby be the jewel in the crown of scripting?

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Software

Ruby is a relative latecomer among scripting languages but it has developed a distinct niche for itself. In an increasing number of job adverts it is part of an either/or pair with Python. Like Python, Perl, PHP and Tcl, it is downloadable, and there are plenty of free online resources to help you learn it.

WINE - An open source project which could be the tipping point for Linux

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Software

A few days back, Google did something which took everyone by surprise. It released Picasa for Linux, which till now only worked in Windows . But what was cleverly shielded from the average user was that Picasa released for Linux is the very same Picasa for windows but running on top of Wine.

Hola Tuquito 2.0 Beta 3

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Linux
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Distrowatch says, "Tuquito is a Debian-based, desktop-oriented live CD for the Spanish-speaking market, developed by a Linux user community in Argentina. The project announced a new beta release a couple of days ago; based on the current software in the Debian "testing" repository, the new release focuses on ease of use and multimedia aspects of personal computing." Tuxmachines took tuquito for a test drive and came away quite impressed.

Get ready for the Vista/SUSE smackdown!

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OS

In one corner, we have the champ -- Windows. Come January, it will come out swinging with what Microsoft tells us is the latest and greatest version ever -- Vista.

In the other corner, we have the challenger -- OpenSUSE 10.1!

My desktop OS: Debian Etch

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Linux

Some people like to work in Linux distributions that are at the cutting edge of technology. Other prefers stability at any cost. I want both, and Debian Testing, codenamed Etch, gives me that. The Debian project's testing tree has up-to-date software along with good stability, since packages are highly tested in the Unstable branch before they move to Testing.

Sun to take Ubuntu into the data centre on Niagara

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Ubuntu

Sun has officially announced that Ubuntu Dapper Drake will run on its UltraSPARC T1 processor. With Canonical having said that Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long-Term Support) is to be the first corporate distribution in its short but eventful history, the announcement adds meat to its promise by taking Ubuntu into the data centre.

How To: Make your own DVD using Linux

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HowTos

Sure, you’ve been able to do this by fiddling around with arcane stuff for ages. But now it’s EASY. Tovid is the tool to use — download it and install it. There is a UI, which I haven’t played with; the command line options are so straightforward, though, that it is worth getting familiar with them.

Open source shapes up as rival to Oracle

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OSS

Oracle continues to dominate the database software market, but challenges lie ahead from open source, analysts say.

2000 was the “year of the Linux Desktop” for me

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Linux

I still see people arguing about whether GNU/Linux is “ready for the desktop”. The truth is, it really depends...

For me, I switched almost “cold turkey” from Windows 3.1 to Debian “Slink” in about 1999 or 2000 (at the time, I liked to say I “upgraded from Win 3.1 to GNU/Linux”).

LPI promotes Linux Certification within North-East Asia Region

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is hosting certification events and "exam labs" within the North East Asia region (China, Japan, South Korea) to promote Linux and Open Source professionalism.

Scan to PDF in Ubuntu, with Beagle Searchable Meta Data

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Ubuntu

This bash script lets you scan directly to a PDF and then search your scanned PDF's using beagle, not just by file name, but by the information (meta data), that you can save with your PDF.

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional

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Misc

Based on one of the latest GIMP 2.3.x development releases, and (obviously) printed in color by the publisher, this book has all the ingredients for a big success.

Why should we care about open-source Java?

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OSS

Among the biggest news stories at the recent JavaOne conference was Sun Microsystems’ long-awaited announcement that it will be releasing the industry-standard Java programming language under an open-source licence. Java expert Richard Hoffman put together this list of answers to frequently asked questions covering some of the basic history behind this decision, what it means and why you should care.

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