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Story Top 5 Email Client For Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows Users srlinuxx 08/08/2009 - 8:09pm
Story Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 review srlinuxx 08/08/2009 - 4:27pm
Story Moblin Linux - The next big operating system srlinuxx 2 07/08/2009 - 11:38pm
Story Ohio LinuxFest 2009 Sept 25-26 srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 10:15pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 9:15pm
Story Antix M8.2; comparison to Linux Mint srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 7:08pm
Story Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 2: Graphics, audio and video srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 7:05pm
Story Fall In Love With Ardour's Digital Audio Workstation srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 7:03pm
Story 10 best Multimedia Entertainment Software for Linux srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 7:02pm
Story Another Look at openSolaris srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 6:59pm

Draw a Picture, Win $100!

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PCLOS

Do you like to draw? Would you like to earn $100 and some other nice prizes? mypclinuxos.com and pclinuxos.com are sponsoring a contest for a new PCLOS logo. The chosen winner will receive a $100 gift card, a dvd writer, a usbkey and a plush penguin. Hurry, contest ends May 10!

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When Microsoft lovers bash Microsoft

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Microsoft

People tell me I bash Microsoft too much; that Microsoft's products really are great. OK, so I won't bash Microsoft this time around.

I'll let Microsoft's own friends do it.

File System Implementation in Linux

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HowTos

In Linux File System Demystified, we discussed the basics of file system in Linux operating system. In this article, we’ll look at the internals of VFS file system and how it functions.

OSDL Offers Patent Assistance

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OSS

Several patent holders in the past year have pledged patents to open source. The OSDL has published two white papers that assist developers and corporate IT managers to use patents that have been pledged to open source.

Linux distributors agree on PC standard

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OSS

In a move to make the freely distributed Linux operating system a stronger alternative to Microsoft's Windows, a group of major Linux distributors announced Friday that they have united on a standard set of components for desktop versions of Linux.

Build a Secure Logging Server With syslog-ng

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HowTos

Managing Linux system and application logging is important and a bit tricky. You want to capture important information, not bales of noise. You need to be able to find what you want in your logs without making it your life's work. For this we have the next-generation Linux logger, syslog-ng.

This Week's My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I'm a young Linux developer from Serbia and Montenegro and a big fan of networking under Linux. Most of my favorite tools help with Linux networking and data security.

Frugalware 0.4 what a nice distro!

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Linux

Frugalware is almost an unknown distro (at least for me) but when I read a while about Frugalware 0.4 I feel yeaah....this is a distro what I looking for.
Then I go to my friend who has a broadband internet connection and download Frugalware 0.4 DVD vrsion.

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Where to Use Regular Expressions

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HowTos

This article describes some applications that support regular expressions and some simple ways of usage. A few interesting extensions for different types of applications are mentioned. Just thinking about them can give a good approximation where one might find them and possibly use them.

Interview: Bill Hilf, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Platform Strategy

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OSS

In recent times, the icy divide and the tremendous animosity between users of Microsoft's products and those who use open source products has thawed greatly. Earlier this month, a Microsoft executive delivered a keynote at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston for the first time ever. Hilf recently sat down with internetnews.com to talk about a number of contentious issues.

Roadmap for Linux distribution Fedora Core 6

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Linux

After a nine months of development for Fedora Core 5, the Fedora Project plans to finish the next version of its open Linux distribution within six months.

Users: Oracle Linux would be optimal

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Linux

Oracle Corp. customers are intrigued by recent musings from Larry Ellison, the company's chief executive officer, suggesting Oracle might offer its own Linux distribution. Users would welcome the tighter integration a complete Oracle software stack of operating system, database, middleware and applications could provide, they said in interviews this week.

"FOSS 101" - A Reality Check on Linux and Open Source in Higher Education

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Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) enjoy a reputation for ubiquitous use in educational settings. While FOSS openness and low acquisition costs resonate with the approach and needs of academia, it's proving difficult to establish a clear adoption trend.

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The PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME

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PCLOS
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Texstar has announced that a new version of PCLinuxOS is available for downloading and testing. But don't expect the same distro you might be used to. No, this version is a scaled down version of 287 mb called interestingly enough: The PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME. It consists of a 2.6.15-oci3 kernel, Basic KDE 3.5.2 desktop (kdebase and kdelibs only) , PCLOS Control Center, and the Synaptic Software Installer.

Security: Unpatched and Doing Fine?

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Linux

It's been a year since the Honeynet project published the results of their study, which concluded that Linux systems can last much longer than Windows systems unpatched on the Internet. I am sure that to some extent this remains true, but I wonder when I see things such as statistics that claim the highest percentage of attacks are seen on Linux systems and the number two reason they are attacked is because they are unpatched. I took a gander at some patching methods for several different platforms.

Filesystems (ext3, reiser, xfs, jfs) comparison

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Linux

There are a lot of Linux filesystems comparisons available but most of them are anecdotal, based on artificial tasks or completed under older kernels. This benchmark essay is based on 11 real-world tasks appropriate for a file server with older generation hardware (Pentium II/III, EIDE hard-drive).

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