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Save Bandwidth With Multiple Machines with Apt-Cacher

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HowTos

I was helping my brother update his Ubuntu machine and was getting tired of seeing the estimated download time hover around 18hrs! It was about that time that I got to thinking… “my laptop is up to date. There should be a way for him to simply download the updates from my machine over the LAN.”

The Open-Source Solution

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As you read this, countless programmers worldwide are collaborating to write, refine, and debug open-source software. Open-source pioneer Richard ­Stallman estimates that a million programmers now contribute to these efforts. Once a fringe phenomenon, the practice has grown into a major force in software development.

Aggregating RSS feeds with Drupal

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Drupal

One of the greatest opportunities available to Web-based communities is the ability to share information. All you really need is a set of guidelines for how that information is to be presented, and once you have that, the rest is easy. So easy in fact that it is now possible for you to include news and articles of interest on your site from many well-known sources with just a few clicks.

What if Microsoft got a clue?

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Microsoft

What if Microsoft decided against paying for studies to prove how much better Windows is than Unix or GNU/Linux? What if they got away from all of the FUD and misinformation about GNU/Linux? What if they decided they would make an operating system that was not vulnerable to viruses, trojan horses and all other internet unpleasantries?

2007: Year of the penguin?

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Linux

Every year we hear predictions that this year, Linux will make it big. From its growth as a workhorse server operating system to its inroads into the desktop space, Linux always seems however to be forever the teenager that never grows up. Will this year be different?

Guilty by Association

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SUSE

I was reading an article at Linux Today earlier and saw this line from the article, which was penned in defense of Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (and rightly so...I have no idea why people would call SJVN a shill...he's the farthest thing from it). I'm not so much concerned with people attacking SJVN so much as I am with the editor's (it's an editor's note) second item that he's bugged by:

Interview with Aaron Seigo, KDE developer

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KDE
Interviews

There is much anticipation for KDE 4 as has been seen from the amount of comments to the article published from Andrea with respect to the innovations included in the future desktop environment. In order to find out more, we have interviewed Aaron Seigo, KDE developer. Good reading!

Linux KVM Virtualization Performance

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Reviews

For only being a release candidate the Linux 2.6.20 kernel has already generated quite a bit of attention. On top of adding asynchronous SCSI scanning, multi-threaded USB probing, and many driver updates, the Linux 2.6.20 kernel will include a full virtualization solution. In this article we are offering a brief overview of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine for Linux as well as offering up in-house performance numbers as we compare KVM to other virtualization solutions such as QEMU Accelerator and Xen.

Remember Xubuntu?

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Ubuntu

If you’ve been around Ubuntu for a year or so, you might recognize that as the default desktop for Breezy Badger Xubuntu version 5.10, released in November of 2005. Now fast-forward to 2007. The Gnomification rolls onward, and the weight of Xubuntu grows with each revolution.

First Open Graphics board appears

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Hardware

JOSEPH BLACK AND his team of graphics enthusiasts have been working for quite some time on a pretty encouraging project - an open-spec graphics card.

Why Ubuntu Is Number One (Ubuntu Phenomenon)

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Ubuntu

I was always wondering why Ubuntu Linux became so popular within couple of years. There are thousands of other Linux distributions, some of them are more then 10 years old, but Ubuntu became so popular in a short period of time.

Zenwalk 4.2: A step forward, yet not

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Distrowatch announced the release of Zenwalk 4.2. Kernel 2.6.18.6, X.Org 7.1.1, Python 2.5, Avahi 0.6.15, XFCE 4.3.99.3 featuring xfce-rss-plugin, then the brand-new "Zenpanel"(!), and an add-on to Thunar: Search4files. Several other improvements make it a welcomed release.

Book Review: Moving to Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

Ubuntu Linux is still an exciting and easy to learn Linux distribution, but for those who only know Windows, changing from Windows to Linux might be a daunting task for the novice or expert computer user. Moving to Ubuntu Linux covers the aspects of Ubuntu and what to expect from it.

How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft

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HowTos

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives.

Free software may kill some software firms. So what?

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OSS

Some people who advocate against free software claim that it's bad for the economy and not sustainable in the long term, because the lack of direct revenue on developing free software makes it harder to make money out of developing such software. Is that really true? Let's find out.

"Apple Bug" number six hits Windows, Linux too

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Security

The Month of Apple Bugs has turned up another cross-platform issue - this time one that affects Windows, Linux and potentially other operating systems in addition to Mac OS X.

Today's Howtos:

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  • Setup a Desktop Firewall with Firestarter

  • Install Skype Instant messenger
  • Xephyr
  • installing_freebsd_6_1
  • Set Windows as Default OS when Dual Booting Ubuntu
  • How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data

  • Find all .mp3 files and move to new directory
  • HOWTO enable coredumps
  • How to display Microsoft fonts like in Windows in CentOS

New Release of a Cool Canadian Distro: Vector Linux 5.8

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Linux
Reviews

Once upon a time there was a small, lightweight distribution based on Slackware. It wasn’t all that different from any of a number of small, lightweight distros designed to work on older hardware though it seemed to be well thought out. That was Vector Linux 1.8 six years ago. Since then VL has grown into a full featured distribution available in several different configurations.

TestDriving SimplyMepis 6.0-4 Beta 2

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Linux
Reviews
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SimplyMepis is in another development cycle and version 6.0-4 beta 2 was recently released. I wasn't overly impressed with the original 6.0 release and was a bit curious as to how things were progressing. So, I downloaded the 32bit beta 2 to give it a test run.

Nokia N800 Internet Tablet unboxed

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Hardware

Well surprise surprise, it looks like Nokia is taking a bit different branding tact with its 770 successor, adding it to the N series and giving it a fancy new N800 moniker. Oh, and did we mention it's been unboxed?

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