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Story Should Desktop Linux go LUK srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 11:07am
Story OpenSolaris: No Standing Still On A Moving Train srlinuxx 1 27/06/2009 - 9:51am
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Story 16 "top"-Like Linux Apps / Commands hotice 27/06/2009 - 8:56am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 27/06/2009 - 4:42am
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Story Main development phase of Linux 2.6.31 completed srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 11:14pm
Story Death knell heard for Microsoft and really all proprietary efforts srlinuxx 2 26/06/2009 - 11:13pm
Story At last ... a Firefox that's at least as fast as Chrome srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 11:10pm
Story Kubuntu 9.04 on Dell Studio 1555 srlinuxx 26/06/2009 - 11:07pm

DDoS Attacks Target Prominent Blogs

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Web

Several prominent weblogs have been hit with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent weeks, as the target list for digital attackers continues to broaden. While some of the attacks appear to be politically motivated, on Monday a DDoS struck one of the blogosphere's most financially successful bloggers.

Win4Lin Announces Major Upgrade to 2000/XP Desktop Product

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Linux

Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux solutions announced today a major performance and functionality upgrade to their Win4Lin Pro Desktop™ product.

Tux-shaped computer runs Linux

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Hardware

Acme Systems is shipping a Penguin-shaped case for a tiny SBC (single-board computer) powered by an innovative MCM (multi-chip module) that runs Linux. The 6.7-inch tall, 30-Euro "Tux Case" houses the company's "Acme Fox," a 2.6 x 2.8-inch, 100-Euro, RISC-based board with Ethernet and dual-USB interfaces, and surface-mount connectors for other I/O.

The Ubuntu Experience

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux is a new experience for me. Having used only Red Hat's Fedora Core, I was anxious to try out the recently released Ubuntu 5.10. I was not disappointed.

Longhorn vs. Linux: the server battle of 2007

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OS

Recently, for the first time ever, Microsoft's server shipment numbers surpassed those of Unix. Soon, however, Microsoft is going to be asking its server customers to switch to Longhorn Server, the next version of its Windows Server, which is due in 2007. Will they switch? Can Unix make a comeback? Can Linux overtake them all?

Using PHP on the command line

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HowTos

PHP is generally regarded as one of the most powerful and easy-to-learn Web scripting technologies, and emphasis has largely been devoted to using PHP on Web sites. However, the same power that can be harnessed to handle complex Web sites can also be used on the command line.

Book Reviews: Ajax Foundations, Ajax at Work

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Reviews

Ajax has been making the rounds lately, and I needed to learn a bit more about it. So, I grabbed copies of Foundations of Ajax, from Apress, and Ajax in Action, from Manning. One book for new Ajax users and one for those wanting more code than theory.

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Distributed computing cracks Enigma code

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OSS

According to the organizers of M4, their open-source message-breaking application managed to crack one of the three original Enigma messages that were intercepted in 1942 early last week.

Fedora Software Fedora Software: Yum, Extras, and the Unfree

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Linux

In its Fedora Core Linux system, the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project aims to only include software that is Open Source and free of reasonable patent claims. As a result, at random intervals, an article or mailing list post will exclaim how Fedora sucks because it doesn't have xyz media player, certain file system support, or other favorite that's in some other Linux.

Fud Alert? Linux (and the Mac) Aren't Even Trying

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Linux

Today's XP rivals consist of a dozen or more flavors of Linux clients, and the Mac. The programmers building Linux take it seriously -- but none of the companies selling (or giving away) this stuff really seem to care about desktops and laptops. Right now the Linux PC market is fragmented worse than a champagne glass at a Jewish wedding.

NVIDIA 7900 GTX is 8 to 10% faster

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Hardware

Most of the companies already have the samples of the upcoming Geforce 7900 GTX cards and tested them but they are not happy with the performance.

Also: Phoenix makes a compelling case for the Open Source BIOS

Who uses open source?

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OSS

Where do we begin when it comes to separating the open source words from the business reality? Where is open source in business and, in particular, in New Zealand business?

Open Source Java: Interview with an Apache Harmony Project Founder

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Software

There is a lot of open source activity currently surrounding Java, from JBoss and Geronimo (open source application servers) to MyFaces and Spring (open source web application frameworks), but Java itself is the last proprietary piece of the puzzle. If Harmony is successful, will Sun still matter? I asked Dalibor Topic, one of the project founders, to tell us more about the history of the project, its importance to the Java community, and plans for the future.

Book Review: Head First Java, 2nd Edition

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Reviews

Head First Java takes a drastically different tack toward learning the Java programming language than O'Reilly's other book on the subject, Learning Java. Where the latter takes a fast-paced, highly intellectual approach to the subject, Head First Java is more creative and playful. It's great for learning the Java language, even if it isn't very good at teaching people how to program with it.

Why industry needs open source education

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OSS

Despite the explosive growth in the use of free and open source software over the last few years there are still many businesses, organisations and individuals that just don't "get it".

FOSDEM 2006 - KOffice and a lost Kubuntu CD

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KDE

I just came back from FOSDEM. Of course we had a KDE DevRoom which was - IMO - well situated, in the main building and big enough, just opposite of the (from left to right) OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD and... MirBSD (wth is that last one?). Sunday was (at least our) big day. It was KOffice day. I started off with giving a rundown on our hell of a lot of interesting stuff in KOffice and what makes it so precious, oh yes, really precious. KOffice is THE future, and that's getting more and more obvious.

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