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Story Firefox development dilemma: Tweak or overhaul? srlinuxx 05/01/2010 - 3:13am
Story On Copyright Assignment srlinuxx 05/01/2010 - 3:08am
Story How will MySQL fare under Oracle? srlinuxx 05/01/2010 - 3:03am
Story A comparison of virtualization features of HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX solrac 05/01/2010 - 1:45am
Story What's your vision of GNOME? srlinuxx 05/01/2010 - 12:00am
Story IP STB runs Linux, supports Netflix downloads srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 11:58pm
Story Arora web browser review srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 11:57pm
Story Three console audio mixers srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 11:55pm
Story Bangarang: The new KDE media player srlinuxx 2 04/01/2010 - 10:20pm
Story Monty's 'Save MySQL' gets 15,000 backers srlinuxx 1 04/01/2010 - 6:31pm

Firefox Set Free in IceWeasel

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Software

IceWeasel is essentially Firefox stripped of the Firefox name and logo. According to IceWeasel developers, the browser also includes some additional privacy protection features. One of those features is the blocking of cookies that come from zero-size images.

Also: HOWTO: Install IceWeasel 1.5.0.4 in Ubuntu

SLED or openSUSE?

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SUSE

A reader recently asked me whether I prefer SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, or openSUSE? The problem with the question is that it requires so much explaining. At the moment, I prefer SLED10.

Also: Development Release: openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 5

Invictus Firewall

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MDV

Invictus is latin for unconquered and the title of a famous poem by William Ernest Henley. Invictus Firewall is a redundant firewall. Drakinvictus is the wizard that will help you to configure it, in your language when available. That’s as Mandrivian as it gets.

Vista’s Anti-Piracy Technology - Will It Push Users To Linux?

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Linux

I’ve taken a look at several articles on Windows Vista’s proposed anti-piracy technology, and I am quite pleased with it. Why? Because it will force thousands of people to migrate to free Operating Systems and free software. Linux just so happens to be the most popular free (in both senses of the word) Operating System. But why will this occur? Let me explain.

$100 Laptop May Be at Security Forefront

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Hardware

The $100 laptops planned for children around the world might turn out to be as revolutionary for their security measures as for their low-cost economics.

Microsoft releases Windows Vista RC2

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. today released what it expects to be the final release of Windows Vista before the operating system is sent to manufacturing for distribution.

Linux, Mepis not for 'geeks only'

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Linux

I've mentioned here before that one of my favorite versions of Linux for basic computer people is Mepis. Mepis has a very familiar feel to WinXP.

Linux more accessible

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SUSE

Novell hopes its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED) will tempt everyday computer owners to abandon Windows and switch to a newer, cheaper and supposedly better alternative.

Linux Kernel Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Security

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the Linux 2.6 Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Konsole license violations highlight GPL confusion

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OSS

In July, Konsole author Lars Doelle posted a note on the MotorolaFans.com forum about two programs that appear to violate the GNU General Public License (GPL), under which Konsole is licensed. GPL violations are nothing new, but in this case Doelle has not only put the violators on notice, he's also telling users to stop using the offending programs as well.

Open source phone out next year

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Hardware

A dual mode phone which runs on the Linux operating system will be put on sale early next year by D-Link. The V-CLICK will switch between Wi-Fi and GSM or GPRS networks at the click of a button, says D-Link, and will be 'unlocked', so users should be able to use it with any SIM card.

How to install Songbird on your Ubuntu box and then enjoy the music

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HowTos

Songbird is shaping up to be an amazing media player. It’s not only got audio and video capability (with a HUGE range of media types) but it’s built on the Mozilla engine, meaning it’s also a web browser. Here’s how to set it up on your Ubuntu box, add it to your applications menu and generally enjoy it.

Also: Install Opera Web Browser and Realplayer 10 in Ubuntu

Mmorpg Tibia offers linux-client for beta-testing

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Gaming

After several years of waiting the commercial 2D-Mmorpg Tibia now offers a linux-client in beta-status. They used to have a badly written linux-client years ago, but then abandoned support for it and now again offer a brand new one.

UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 1: File maintenance tools

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News

Systems administrators can use a number of programs to maintain files in a UNIX® system from the command line. In this tutorial, you'll experiment with commands, such as cd, cp, and tar, to navigate a UNIX file system from the command line and work with files and directories. You'll also learn how to deal with file permissions and perform simple input/output.

iPod + Linux = Portable Linux?

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Linux

Like millions of other people, I, too, am fascinated by Apple's iPod. Some critics might try to say that it's just another music player, but its appeal goes much deeper than that. The iPod is the definition of modern pop culture, and whether they actually need one or not, people want to get a hold of them because they're, well, cool. Is there anything wrong with that?

Automatic update of packages using cron-apt

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HowTos

cron-apt Contains a tool that is run by a cron job at regular intervals. By default it just updates the package list and download new packages without installing. You can instruct it to run anything that you can do with apt-get (or aptitude).

Canonical seeks profit from free Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Canonical is the 65-employee start-up behind a popular version of Linux called "Ubuntu". The company is betting that it can win a place in the market using a strategy that dominant Linux seller Red Hat has dropped.

Getting IPTables to survive a reboot

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HowTos

Debian does not provide an initscript for iptables by default. This does however not mean that it is impossible to get firewall rules to survive a reboot.

Insurance firm sues Microsoft over Xbox house fire

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Legal

AN INSURANCE COMPANY acting on behalf of Melvin Young has sued Microsoft because his house suffered an extensive fire because an Xbox malfunctioned on January 5th last year.

A Review of Slackware 11

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Reviews
Slack

I've been using Linux for well over 4 years now as my primary OS. I started way back with Slackware, and to this day I can't stop slackin. With the newly released Slackware 11, let's see how much has changed since I first fell head over heals for the distro so many years ago.

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