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Story How to Enable Surround Sound in Ubuntu (for PulseAudio) hotice 28/06/2009 - 10:58am
Story Virtualization With XenServer 5.5.0 falko 28/06/2009 - 10:58am
Story 6 Bash Productivity Tips Chris7mas 28/06/2009 - 9:27am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 28/06/2009 - 3:59am
Story A new VFAT patent avoidance patch srlinuxx 28/06/2009 - 12:32am
Story Will Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Stand Up Against Windows 7 srlinuxx 1 27/06/2009 - 11:19pm
Story Fear of fsck srlinuxx 1 27/06/2009 - 11:19pm
Story LiMux: Where the Munich Linux (R)evolution is today srlinuxx 1 27/06/2009 - 11:17pm
Story Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated srlinuxx 1 27/06/2009 - 11:16pm
Story PCLinuxOS! Everything Works! srlinuxx 1 27/06/2009 - 11:16pm

Linux in government - better late than never

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Some people might be surprised that the government is only just waking up to the idea that open source is secure, stable and attractive to end users. Better late than never, though.

Linux and smart phones

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So you want a cell phone that's also a PDA? Smart phones can make calls, synchronize your calendar with your PC, act as data storage devices, and connect your PC to the Internet. You can use your Linux PC to connect with and even program some mobile phones using some of the following tools.

Vincent Danen: DWTFYWWI License

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I found my new license with which I will license everything.
The DWTFYWWI license is my kind of license.

Linux Commands for Beginning Server Administrators

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My hope is that this focused list of the basic administration commands will help you quickly become self sufficient and well versed in server use.


Grid Computing Pros Weigh in on Security Issues

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The Globus Consortium Journal ( this month features Grid security perspectives from a range of experts from both the open source and vendor community. Highlights include:

Governments warned about adopting open source

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Two new reports are warning the governments of New Zealand and Québec of the potential legal dangers of using and modifying open-source software, with one advising that some open-source licences are "highly infectious".

Why Windows Vista will suck

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Oh! My aching head.

When I first saw ExtremeTech's Why Windows Vista Won't Suck, I thought: "Aha, sarcasm."

Nope. I was wrong.

They really were saying that Vista is pretty good.

Oh please.

Configuring WebDAV for cross-platform file sharing

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Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is an often-overlooked protocol that can provide cross-platform file sharing with minimal client-side configuration. This article explains how to configure WebDAV servers on Windows with IIS, on Mac OS X and Linux with Apache, and how to connect using built-in WebDAV clients on all three OSes.

New Samba wiki on-line

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We've brought a new wiki online at for Samba users and developers alike. The intent is to allow the community to fill the gap in dynamic or temporary documentation and other relevant information.

Virtualization in Xen 3.0

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The Xen Project offers impressive performance results--close to native--and this is one of its key advantages. Another impressive feature is Live Migration, which I discussed in a previous article. After much anticipation, Version 3.0 of Xen recently was released, and it is the focus of this article.

Running MySQL queries on multiple servers

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You may know how to use SQL to extract data from a table in a MySQL database, and how to run a query that combines data from more than one table. But what about multiple databases? Or even multiple databases on multiple servers?

Also: Komposé: Mac-inspired utility aids Linux window management

Adventures with GNOME in PCLOS 0.92

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I played with PCLinuxOS (I feel the old site is nicer) a long time ago, when it was something like 0.8-pre. And I was impressed -- the only caveat to me was it was KDE-only. A few days ago I booted into the LiveCD of PCLOS 0.92 and Let's get GNOME!

Build your own ISP with ISPConfig

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Whether you're running a single server with a few accounts or a massive ISP infrastructure, managing more than one domain quickly becomes a boring, time-consuming hassle. But thanks to the magic of open source and the guys at ISPConfig, this no longer has to be the case.

You mean even Linux isn't cool enough now?

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Part of what prompted this article is the number of stories and blog postings I've seen in the last few weeks regarding how BSD and its derivatives are way more cool/elite/whatever than Linux. The number one reason given—if one is given at all—is that "Open/Free/NetBSD is based on the original BSD, which is based on the original Unix."
That kind of "logic" should be left in middle school where is belongs.

XGL To Adopt AIGLX Changes

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The cooperation between the XGL and AIGLX projects to bring better interfaces for the Linux desktop continues as David Reveman (Novell) of XGL has agreed to adopt many changes from the AIGLX project sent in by Kristian Hogsberg (Red Hat).

Savage 2 publishing and Linux

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S2 Games today announced that it will be foregoing traditional methods of publishing and distribution for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul,Savage 2 Linux making it only available for purchase as an online download on the S2 Games Website.

Also: Total Annihilation: Spring 0.70b2 & TO: Crossfire Previewed

Ubuntu: Dapper Drake

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Back in the day, I used to change distros faster than Distrowatch could index them. I loved experimenting with new, exciting distributions. I still do. I keep the hard drive in my old laptop primed to play with the latest Alpha release of Foobar Linux. At long last I have settled into the happy home of Ubuntu. In the next few minutes I want to share with you why I think technological excellence plays second fiddle to human needs and aspirations.


March 2006 of TUX, Issue 11

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Issue number 11, March 2006, of TUX now is available. To download the current issue, subscribe for FREE today.

This issue features:

*From the Editor: It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Poked in the Eye
*Home Plate: Hydrogen - the Home Musician's Free Drum
*TUX Explains: Customizing KDE with
*TUX Explains: Customizing GNOME
*TUX Explains: Pimping the Fox

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