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Story Life is about choice, computing should be too srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 1:14pm
Story Richard Stallman: Bringer Of Doom srlinuxx 4 21/07/2009 - 11:14am
Story Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Desktop falko 21/07/2009 - 10:54am
Story Mouse with Red Hat srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:52am
Story Why are people attacking RMS? srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:50am
Story Get Ready for PHP 6 srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:48am
Story Solar Eclipse on your desktop srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:47am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 21/07/2009 - 10:46am
Story Linux slips into Microsoft's warm, deadly embrace srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:45am
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 312 srlinuxx 2 21/07/2009 - 10:28am

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Quake 4 v1.1 Analysis

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Gaming

Released yesterday afternoon was the Quake 4 v1.1 point release patch. Among appending four new maps for professional game-play, there is also a new Forcemodel option as well as Brightskins. At Phoronix, we have analyzed the performance abilities of this latest Quake 4 point release under Linux with a Pentium D processor and GeForce 7 solution.

Using Top More Efficiently

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HowTos

For desktop users, monitoring resource usage is an important task. By doing this, we can locate system bottleneck, planning what to do to optimize our system, identifying memory leak and so on. The problem is, which software one should use and how to use it according to our need.

A look at GNOME 2.14

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Software

I'm going to be covering some assorted news items and exploring GNOME 2.14. As a special treat this month, I also have some comments written by Mike Ferris, Red Hat director of security solutions, who talks about Red Hat's approach to integrated security and SELinux.

Open Source, Linux Helped Shaped 'Global Economy' Says Business Tycoon Mouli Cohen

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OSS

Mouli Cohen was recently interviewed about the long-term impact of globalization and the challenges he foresees in the New Global Economy. What follows is a transcript of that broadcast, Internet interview. Full Story.

Manufacturer Moves To Linux For Stability

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Linux

Automotive electronics manufacturer and a supplier to big names like General Motors Holden, Australian Arrow has migrated half its servers to Linux in two years to gain greater stability.

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KDE 3.5.2 Released

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KDE

Today, the KDE Project announces the release of the K Desktop Environment 3.5.2. This second update release in the KDE 3.5 series brings an improved user experience and stability by focusing exclusively on translations and bug fixes.

Sun to vanish: Total eclipse early on March 29

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Sci/Tech

Amateur and professional astronomers from around the world will soon be congregating in parts of Brazil, Africa, and western Asia, to view a total eclipse of the sun that will take place on Wednesday, March 29.

Linux Kernel Point Release Fixes Flaws

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Security

The new 2.6.16.1 Linux kernel point release follows the 2.6.16 release by a week and includes various bug fixes, as well as a fix for a potential security vulnerability.

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Standalone Tremulous 1.1.0 Arrives March 31!

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Gaming

Tremulous will be released 31st March and this means it will be free like enemy-territory and open source like Quake III, so this game will be absolutly free!

With Microsoft in Chaos, Our Moment Has Arrived

Apparently, Microsoft's next release of its flagship operating system, called 'Vista', has been delayed yet again. Is this the beginning of the end for Microsoft?

CEO Jack Messman talks about Novell's present and future

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SUSE

Novell has its ups -- the promise of its new desktop -- and its downs -- its last quarter's results -- but Jack Messman, the company's CEO is determined to see the open-source course his way.

In an interview with Linux-Watch, Messman explained where he thinks the company is today and where it, and its Linux products, are going.

Mastering Wget

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HowTos

Your browser does a good job of fetching web documents and displaying them, but there are times when you need an extra strength download manager to get those tougher HTTP jobs done.

Gnu Priviacy Guard Agent (GPG)

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HowTos

After going through the article on Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) you've got gpg up and running. But - every time you need to encrypt, decrypt or sign, you need to enter your passphrase.

Wouldn't it be nice to have something similar to how ssh-agent handles ssh passphrases for you?

Sandals and ponytail set cramp Linux

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Linux

The lax dress code of the open-source community is one of the reasons behind the software's slow uptake in commercial environments, says former Massachusetts chief information officer (CIO) Peter Quinn.

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