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Story Its stock red hot, Red Hat’s insiders are ca$hing out shares srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 8:14pm
Story Foresight, rPath, LiveCD, and Unity Linux srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 8:12pm
Story Five ways the Linux desktop shoots itself in the foot srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 8:09pm
Story Review: Argosy HV359T Multimedia HDD Player srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 5:59pm
Story XFCE: A Bitch Session srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 5:57pm
Story Ubuntu's Design Team: Make It Look Good, Run Better srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 5:55pm
Story freedom services srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 4:13pm
Story Responding Sanely to Sexism in FOSS srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 4:09pm
Story First Atom-powered Android netbook debuts srlinuxx 14/10/2009 - 4:06pm
Story Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10 vs OS X 10.6 srlinuxx 1 14/10/2009 - 2:09pm

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Time for Coders to Get Political?

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Software

When I interviewed Richard Stallman back in 1999, he had some interesting thoughts on the subject of freedom: "I'm going to keep working on the free software movement, because I don't see who's going to replace me." Today, Stallman is becoming something of a political activist.

Tip of the Trade: Pyramid Linux

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Hardware

Shopping for network "appliances", especially mid-to-lower range gear, can easily turn into a full-time job. Your purchasing fun is just beginning when you finally make a selection; then comes the per-user, per-year licenses, plus support. And after all that, what do you get? Mostly, you get poorer.

Microsoft bracing for EU fine

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Microsoft

Microsoft has warned its European employees that large fines are likely to be imposed this month by European Commission regulators, while assuring them that the company is pulling out all the stops to comply with a two year old EC antitrust ruling.

How to Upgrade to Fedora Core 3, Part 1

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Linux
HowTos

This Recipe is a sequel to Teach Linux to do Windows, Part 1 and Part 2, in which I described how to run Windows legacy software as well as Linux via W9.x running in the Win4Lin virtual environment.So if you want to run Win4Lin with Fedora Core 3 or 4, these instructions should work. The patch for FC5 is not available yet.

First Looks: Frenzy 1.0 "Extended" Edition

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Linux
Reviews

After recently reviewing various BSD based live-CDs for DistroWatch, I decided to take a closer look at new version of the distro which I had singled out for its quality: Frenzy. I have to admit that I had great expectations. I was not disappointed.

A Real Year of the Linux Desktop–What’s Needed

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Linux

They said it at LinuxWorld in Toronto a few months ago. They’ve buzzed it at analysts, and now the press is saying it to the public. Novell says this is the year of the Linux desktop, and I’m familiar with evidence showing gains in popularity for Linux. Yet, I disagree that this is the year.

SQL Injection Weaknesses Found in Mambo, Joomla

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Security

Potentially serious security flaws have been found in existing versions of the Mambo and Joomla content management systems, and developers of the two projects are advising users to install upgrades or security patches as soon as possible.

Germany wins IT security cup

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Misc

If Europe’s top footballing nations were to compete in a World Cup of IT security, host nation Germany would be the clear winner, according to research from security firm McAfee.

Novell to deliver SUSE desktop a little late

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SUSE

Three months ago, we had a chat with Novell Linux evangelist Andreas Girardet who waxed lyrical about his company's desktop product SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLED) version 10. This was to be the Windows killer, the desktop Linux to end all desktop Linux products, the one that would make 2006 the year of the Linux desktop. However, we were expecting it by the end of June and it seems to be a little late.

Opponents To ODF Strike Back In Massachusetts

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OSS

A Massachusetts Senate committee released a report Thursday criticizing the state's Information Technology Division (ITD), claiming that its "unilateral" plan to move all state employees to use software that reads and writes files in the OpenDocument format was poorly planned, ignored the needs of handicapped workers and violated state law.

Implications of French copyright law

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OSS

French lawmakers approved a copyright law on Friday, in a move that could have profound consequences for online music stores, open-source programmers, desktop Linux users and P2P (peer-to-peer) filesharers.

CLI Magic: Using command history in the bash shell

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HowTos

The Bourne Again Shell's history mechanism, a feature adapted from the C Shell, maintains a list of recently issued command lines, also called events, providing a quick way to reexecute any of the events in the list. It can prove helpful when you have made a mistake and are not sure what you did, or when you want to keep a record of a procedure that involved a series of commands.

Darkstat - Nework Traffic Analyzer or Network Monitor

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Linux
HowTos

darkstat is a network statistics gatherer.

Effectively, it's a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP.

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It’s not “Xgl”…it’s “Desktop Effects”

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SUSE
HowTos

I have found that many Xgl-knowledgeable people are having trouble setting up Desktop Effects because they try to do the same setup as they used on early SLED10 betas and on SUSE Linux 10.1 (or Ubuntu, or Gentoo, or…) Ironic that people are messing up because they’re too experienced, methinks. They go about it the hard way.

A Brief Introduction to VMware Player

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Software

The other day on the way home from work, between the streetcar and the bus, I spent a couple of minutes at the train station bookstore, and picked up a magazine with a DVD containing 10 new "Linux-PCs". Hmmmm...

Watch out an asteroid is coming

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Sci/Tech

AN ASTEROID half a mile across will have a close encounter with the Earth in the early hours of tomorrow morning when it buzzes past our planet at the same distance as the Moon's orbit.

good-bye Dapper

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Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my Thinkpad, 32-Kubuntu on one workstation, and Kubuntu AMD 64 on another. The second two are going the way of the dodo. What, you say, how can I be so mean to the darlingest Linux distribution of all? Easy. It started it.

Open source could become ‘boring’, execs warn

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OSS

The open source paradigm has changed the software market, but open source itself is becoming so established that it will be boring in five years, according to panellists at a recent conference held at the Computer History Museum, in California, last month.

Damn Small Linux 3.0 Review

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Reviews

If you look at distrowatch you'll probably be amazed at how popular Damn Small Linux has become. It is number 6 in this year's page hits ranking and only preceded by Ubuntu, SUSE, Mandriva, Fedora and Mepis! In fact it has gathered more attention than famous distributions such as Debian, Knoppix, Gentoo, Slackware or PCLinuxOS. As version 3.0.1 was released a few days ago, I decided to give it a look.

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