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Story How XMir and Mir fit together srlinuxx 15/07/2013 - 7:15pm
Story How you can digitally sign OpenOffice.org documents srlinuxx 10/10/2006 - 4:05pm
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Story How You Know When It’s Time to Switch to Linux srlinuxx 29/12/2010 - 4:02pm
Story How your secure your Linux system srlinuxx 04/01/2011 - 4:39pm
Story How “open source” is the Minnowboard? srlinuxx 02/08/2013 - 10:53pm
Story How “Simplifying” Linux Just Made It Worse srlinuxx 1 22/01/2009 - 5:56pm
Story How “Wintel thinking” reduces productivity srlinuxx 1 11/07/2007 - 5:58pm
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Poll How's Fedora 15 srlinuxx 27/05/2011 - 8:22am

Intel X25-E Extreme SSD Benchmarks On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Intel X25-E Extreme SSD that we happen to have our hands on courtesy of System76 is designed for servers, mass storage, and workstations.

World's 'smallest, lightest' laptop launches

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: The mbook measures just 158 x 94.1 x 18.6mm and weighs only 315g, yet its diminutive 4.8in display has a 1024 x 600 resolution and appears to be stylus operated.

The Beginner's Guide to Linux, Part 1: Finding the Right Distribution

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Linux

maximumpc.com: We are certain that many of you want to try Linux to see what it is like, but have no idea where to start or how to get into it. This article is the first installment in a four-part guide that will gradually introduce you to the Linux environment and how to adjust to it if you are a new user.

Review: Proxmox VE

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Linux

montanalinux.org: Proxmox VE is a “bare metal” ISO Linux distribution that is a virtual machine platform. It is geared towards enterprise users and designed to be installed on enterprise grade hardware. The Proxmox VE distribution combines two virtual machine technologies; KVM and OpenVZ.

Microsoft Sees Threat From Android Notebooks

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OS

internetnews.com: Ballmer and company dig in to stave off Google -- and weigh a Yahoo partnership to bolster their plan.

Review: Crunch Bang Linux 8.10

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I discovered Crunch Bang Linux (#!) through Linux Outlaws. Fab kept talking about how awesome it was. Then more and more podcasts and people on the tubes started talking about it.

Giving kids a fresh start with Qimo Linux

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Linux

news.cnet.com: Many Windows users, for example, have spent decades learning and using the operating system: they don't want to be bothered with learning another. Those are fogies like you and me. Kids, however, are a tabula rosa.

Serious considerations before upgrading to PHP 5.3

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Web

Learn about serious things to consider when upgrading from PHP V5.2 to PHP V5.3

Nouveau Becomes The Default Driver In Fedora 11

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: Among a horde of other features to be introduced with Fedora 11 (a.k.a. Leonidas), the Nouveau driver will become the default NVIDIA driver on this Red Hat distribution.

KDE 4.2: Ten Tips for Getting Started

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KDE

earthweb.com: Over the last year, the KDE 4 releases have suffered frequently hostile receptions. To help bring you up to speed, here are ten tips for understanding and working with KDE 4.2. They aren't exhaustive by any means -- but they should be enough to make you comfortable moving around KDE 4.2 so that you can discover other changes on your own.

15 Essential Ubuntu Productivity Apps

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Software

anewmorning.com: If you want to embrace open operating systems, quit the Microsoft monopoly or the Apple cult, Ubuntu is one of the most powerful operating systems based on the popular open source Linux kernel. It can do everything that the costly operating systems, only oh so much more, and for free!

The Adventures of Rick Rocket released for Linux

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: As mankind is beginning to venture out into the galaxy, a mysterious alien armada appears and attacks the Earth. Space Command calls on its best pilot, Rick Rocket, to take the controls.

Which Linux Distro And Why?

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Linux

informationweek.com: Starting with basic Ubuntu and working his way through Fedora and Debian, space-saving Puppy Linux, powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux and more than a dozen others, our open source expert matches Linux distros to specific needs.

5 reasons why I like Evolution!

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Software

themysticbird.com: I’m of course talking about the email app that comes with the Gnome desktop in most every Linux distro on the planet. Evolution provides integrated mail, address book and calendaring functionality to Linux users in much the same way as Outlook does for Windows users.

Bash version 4.0 released

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Software

h-online.com: Bourne-again shell (Bash) version 4.0 has been released and includes several fixes to serious bugs from the 3.x releases and some significant new features.

More specialty Linuxes to the rescue

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Linux

infoworld.com: Linux provides free and open access to the source for the OS itself. Developers are free to tailor a custom Linux -- even down to the level of the kernel itself. Whether your focus is security, storage, music, or religion, there's a flavor of Linux that fits the bill.

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system - APT. In this article, we are going to highlight some of APT’s best features, and share a few of the lesser known features.

Marvell's Plug Computer: A fully functional 5 watt Linux server

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Linux
Hardware

tgdaily.com: Marvell announced today a new type of computer. It's about the size of an AC to DC converting wall outlet plug, but is really a full SoC with a 1200 MHz CPU, built-in 512 MB Flash, 512 MB DRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 support. It runs small versions of Linux, consumes about 5 watts.

Installing Xen 3.3 With Kernel 2.6.27 On Ubuntu 8.10 (x86_64)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install Xen 3.3 on an Ubuntu 8.10 host (dom0). Xen 3.3 is available from the Ubuntu 8.10 repositories, but the Ubuntu 8.10 kernels (2.6.27-x) are domU kernels, i.e., they work for Xen guests (domU), but not for the host (dom0).

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