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Story Linux Distributions and the Paralysis of Choice srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 12:25am
Story Discouraging FOSS srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 12:23am
Story Your Problems Are Fixed in the Next Release: Mint 7 srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 12:21am
Story Save Mart grocery chain sees savings in open source srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 12:19am
Story One Month With Ubuntu srlinuxx 29/06/2009 - 9:39pm
Story How-To: Compile and Install Amarok 2.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Chris7mas 29/06/2009 - 9:37pm
Story KDE 4.3 Plasma Overview Screencast srlinuxx 29/06/2009 - 8:54pm
Story Linux games mega collection - Part 7 srlinuxx 29/06/2009 - 8:50pm
Story Linux for Children srlinuxx 29/06/2009 - 8:47pm
Story Mozilla sets Firefox 3.5 final release for Tuesday srlinuxx 29/06/2009 - 7:43pm

An Introduction to awk

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HowTos

The awk programming language often gets overlooked for Perl, which is a more capable language. Out in the real world, however awk is found even more ubiquitously than Perl. It also has a smaller learning curve than Perl does, and awk can be used almost everywhere in system monitoring scripts, where efficiency is key. This brief tutorial is designed to help you get started in awk programming.

Mozilla Revenue Claim Sparks Frenzy

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Moz/FF

Since its inception, the non-profit Mozilla Foundation has remained active thanks to generous corporate backing and the hundreds of volunteers devoting countless hours toward building an open source browser. But little has been made of the company's revenue following the launch of the Mozilla Corporation -- until now.

Lyon chosen as site for OOoCon 2006

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Software

OpenOffice.org members last week selected Lyon, France, as the location of the next OpenOffice.org Conference, or OOoCon. In previous years, OOoCon has been held in Koper, Slovenia (2005), Berlin, Germany (2004), and Hamburg, Germany (2003). This year's conference is tentatively scheduled for mid-September.

Jon Maddog Hall on Linux, saving money and ruling the world

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Linux

Jon Maddog Hall has been a software engineer, systems administrator, product manager, marketing manager and professional educator. Hall has been the executive director of Linux International since 1995, the first four years as a volunteer. He managed to take the time to speak with Computerworld about his life, open source, Linux International and the upcoming conference.

Linux, virtualization help bank tackle downtime issues

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Linux

Stonebridge Bank is a small, relatively young company with seven years under its belt and its IT staff of three had more than they could handle with 131 servers running a mix of Windows and Linux operating systems. Without a drastic change in the structure, Rapp was facing serious uptime issues. But before the worst could happen, Rapp began evaluating virtualization alternatives

McNealy pumps open standards at gov't trade show

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OSS

Government agencies need to move toward open standards and managed services to cut IT costs and improve service to customers, Sun Microsystems Chief Executive Officer Scott McNealy said Wednesday.

Will violating the GPL get you in deep SOX?

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OSS

You may never have even considered how the popular GPL open-source license might interact with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, but embedded systems seller Wasabi Systems claims that Sarbanes-Oxley has made "GPL violations a federal crime."

Three Gentoo events coming up

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Linux team has announced calls for papers for two upcoming events -- the Gentoo UK Conference, in London; and FrOSCon, in Bonn. A Freescale Gentoo Seminar at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif. is also coming up.

Using versioning for your configuration files

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HowTos

Some time ago I read an article about versioning your /home files with Concurrent Versions System (CVS). The article appealed to me because I like the idea of always being able to undo a mistake, compare my current work with a previous version, and keep a backup of my important files. But the thought that I would litter my home directory with a lot of CVS directories was enough to keep me from implementing it. Recently, however, I've thought about applying versioning to administration files.

Novell stitches up Linux deal with NSW Government

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SUSE

In what is believed to be the first open source government contract in Australia of its kind, Novell has signed a deal with the NSW Department of Commerce to become an approved supplier of Open Source software and solutions.

ATI v8.23.7 Display Drivers Benchmarked

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Software

Yet again ATI continues in their monthly ritual of releasing new Linux display drivers that are accompanied by the release of their usual Windows CATALYST suspect. The candidate taking center stage today is v6.3 for Windows CATALYST, while the Linux version making its presence known is v8.23.7

Gameserver status on your desktop

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Software

It is a small desktop applet wich displays all useful gameserver statusinformation on your desktop via the aDesklet API engine. It parses the Informations from a recent q-stat installed on your system.

Guide to Troubleshooting Linux Problems

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HowTos

This is a guide to basic, and not so basic troubleshooting and debugging on linux systems. Goals include description and usage of common tools, how to find information, and what to do with that information. Emphasis will be on software issues, but might include hardware as well.

Open-Xchange Releases Latest Open Source Collaboration Suite

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OS

Open-Xchange, Inc.today announced the immediate availability of the latest, most advanced open source Exchange alternative. Customers get access to more than 100 improvements, all of which are designed to improve the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software.

Backup? Fuggetaboutit!

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HowTos

Konserve is a small backup utility that lives in the KDE 3.x system tray, and it makes backups so easy, so automatic, that you'll probably forget all about it... until you desperately need that file you accidentally deleted. Let's install Konserve and create a backup job.

Getting Wireless to Work in Kubuntu

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HowTos

Once you've installed Kubuntu on that shiny new laptop of yours, you'll want to be able to connect to your wireless network. It's wireless care isn't natively supported by Linux. Not to worry, this guide will teach you the basics.

First look: KOffice 1.5, part 1: The major applications

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KDE

KOffice often gets overlooked in favor of rival office suite OpenOffice.org (OOo), which has a wider set of features, corporate backing, and cross-platform compatibility. However, the recent release of the KOffice 1.5 beta makes this a good time to take a closer look at the KDE suite's applications, features, and performance.

Finding hidden treasures in OpenOffice 2.0's Charting Wizard

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Software

The chart features in OpenOffice are like a mystery-lover's dream vacation: a huge, mysterious old house with lots of long halls, secret bookcases, dark closets and creaky doors that, when you peer behind them, reveal wonderful secrets. So, here's your tour of the powerful, hidden charting jewels in OpenOffice 2.0.

2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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Linux

The polls have been closed and the results have been audited, which means the results are in. We once again had a record number of votes cast - thanks to everyone who participated. Also a huge congratulations not only to the winners, but to everyone who was nominated. Without further ado, I bring you the winners of the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.

Open source: the future economy?

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OSS

When people asked Captain Kirk of Star Trek how much he got paid for his job, he answered that in the future, we don't use money any more _ people just work for the betterment of mankind. The concept puzzled me from an economics perspective. But having observed the open-source movement in the IT realm, I am starting to comprehend one direction that the economy of the future might take.

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