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One Laptop sighted in Cape Town

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OLPC

The much talked about One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a low-cost laptop computer for the developing world, was finally on show at the Digital Freedom Expo in Cape Town this week.

Debian 4.0 (Etch) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba file server on Debian Etch and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as adding users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has its own home directory that is accessible via SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read/write access.

What's Your Distro?

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Linux

Consider this a brief introduction to Linux. What exactly is Linux? Well, it's the F/OSS (free/open source software) alternative to both Windows and Mac OS X. Free as in beer, open source as in the source code being available for all to inspect and modify, i.e., not proprietary (like the Colonel's secret recipe).

"Should" Software Be Free?

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OSS

One of the "other" things that I do with my spare time is teach classes online. Currently, I'm the instructor for an "Introduction to Programming" class being offered by HP. A student in that class left a message that finished up with the ringing battle cry, "Great software should be for all, not just the people that can afford it!"

‘Free’ comes at a cost

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OSS

I READ with great interest the article (Open up and be free, StarMag April 15) by Dzof Azmi. It was a nice change to see that an important topic often discussed by “techies” is finally explained in layman’s terms rather than technical jargon.

Failures in Feisty

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Ubuntu

While Feisty Fawn has been out now for only about 48 hours, I have already tested out the final release on quite a bit of hardware (but there is still much hardware testing left on my TODO list). Among the items to point out so far include...

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RPM Installer for Konqueror or Dolphin in Kubuntu

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Software

I'm a Kubuntu user and I ran into a situation recently where the app I wanted to install only came in an RPM. I've run into this situation before and always have to remember alien's syntax so I can install the RPM from Konsole. Kubuntu has a menu where I can right-click a DEB file in Konqueror to install it, so why not RPM's? Once I got bored of gripping I decided to create my own.

Siblings of kde-apps: qt-apps and qt-prop

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Web

While I was away two new siblings of the well known group of websites around kde-apps.org were launched: qt-apps.org and qt-prop.org.

The two new pages will be a place for presenting Qt software to the public. Also, just like kde-apps and the other pages, it will be a place to discuss, publish news and provide the users the ability to keep up2date with changes through content subscription.

Semantics of Python variable names from a C++ perspective

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HowTos

If you are going to start programming in Python and come from languages like C or C++, there are a couple of things you should know about variable names. In Python, variable names do not have the same behaviour as in C++. Part of this is clarified in the Python documentation, but I’ll try to give specific examples of things that work and don’t work as you may expect, and why.

Why Vista failed - suicide by not fearing Linux enough

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Microsoft

While some may say it's too early to claim that Vista failed but this week Microsoft largely admitted that Vista was a failure, so I think it's worth starting the post-mortem. The reason Vista failed was because it killed itself by not fearing Linux enough.

^txt2regex$: Regular Expression Tool To Create Regex from Description

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HowTos

^txt2regex$ is a lifesaver. It helps you create regular expression strings in a step by step process, by describing what your regex pattern should do in English (or your own language). The tool can create RegExes for use with 23 different programs, including sed, vim, mysql, and procmail. When you start the program, it will ask you a series of questions like “1.

Quick Tip: Open Firefox Searches in New Tab

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HowTos

The default action for searching with the Firefox toolbar is to open the search in the current tab. This drives me crazy, but thankfully it’s easy to fix.

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