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Text-based Communication in Linux

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Linux

I enjoy x-windows as much as the next person, but I’ve found that text-based applications are the best way to work with information that is essentially text-based. Most direct communication, including E-Mail, Instant Messaging(IM) and Internet Relay Chat(IRC), fall into this category. I will touch upon these three communication methods in this article, and provide the text-based solution that I use.

Using a PDA with Linux, Part 1: Connecting Palm and PDA

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HowTos

In this two-part series, A.Lizard explains how he made his Linux workstation cooperate with a Palm. Part 1 discusses how to get your PDA in sync with your Linux Palm desktop.

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Tales of Tamar - new Linux Beta test

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Gaming

As ProLinux recently stated, Tales of Tamar is looking for beta testers for a new version of their linux client. ToT is a turn based (PbeM) massively multiplayer strategy and role playing game. You can apply for the beta test filling out a registration form.

Linux 2.6

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Linux

Over the last several years, the Linux operating system has gained acceptance as the operating system of choice in many scientific and commercial environments, respectively. Today, the performance aspects of the Linux operating system has improved significantly. This article highlights some of the performance and scalability improvements of the Linux 2.6 kernel.

TW My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I started experimenting with Linux for fun, first with Slackware, but in the last few years more with Debian and its derivative distributions. Lately I've been using Linux increasingly in my job. As I've gotten more experienced with Linux, I've started teaching Linux courses to colleagues. Connectivity and fast package and file management are important components in my administration toolbox.

Buffalo LinkTheater High-Definition: A Linux Multimedia Center from End to End

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Linux

Convergence is the buzzword of the multimedia world. On one hand, the technology now exists to let you store your multimedia files on a home server and then play them from many different devices inside and outside the home.

Book Review: Spring into Linux

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Reviews

Janet Valade compresses 19 chapters into 360 pages of text and screenshots including information on both the KDE and Gnome desktops, how to install Fedora, Mandrake, and SUSE (What...no Debian-based distro?), and how to write a shell script.

Time May Be Right for Government Agencies to Adopt Linux

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Linux

Whether an agency is replacing legacy systems or deploying new servers, a combined open source solution from Intel, HP and Red Hat is the most scalable, manageable and reliable alternative.

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Suse 10.1 RC 1 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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The beta cycle is history! I'm still sweeping up confetti here. OpenSUSE announced the availability of 10.1 release candidate 1 early this morning. I've actually been downloading the deltas lately and even though they come in fairly slow, it is much nicer downloading 300 mbs rather than 3 gigs. I highly recommend that method. I am in the process of downloading the full x86_64 version as well. It's coming in at a snails pace too, but hopefully I will be able to report on it before rc2 comes out. But back to the topic at hand. How did the release candidate do? Will this phase go as planned or will final have to be delayed? Here is my report.

SpreadKDE: Try KDE

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KDE

Try KDE is a new resource listing ways that you can try out KDE without commiting to a full GNU/Linux or BSD install. It includes links to live cds, VMware player images and Klik bundles as well as links to KDE desktops available over NX, with explanations of these technologies.

Firefox 1.5.0.2 Released

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Moz/FF

The award-winning, free Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. Today brings version 1.5.0.2, and it is recommended that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest version.

Linux primer for networkers

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HowTos

Installing, supporting and particularly diagnosing networks can involve much detective work, in addition to decent levels of frustration and caffeine. As with all investigations, the more data that is available to form and test hypotheses, the more likely a problem will be solved. Therefore, the more options or tools available for data gathering, the more useful the data obtained.

Linux powers electronic sheet music reader

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Linux

FreeHand Systems used embedded Linux to build an electronic music reader designed to replace paper-based sheet music in practice, lesson, and performance settings.

Also: TV browser supports Flash 7, Linux devices

Linux Distributions Bird's Eye View - a Mind Map

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Linux

There are umpteen GNU/Linux distributions and then some more. Many claim their roots in Debian and others in Red Hat. Still others swear that they are unique and were created from grounds up. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a picture which gave a broad idea of the roots of each GNU/Linux distributions? Well look no further. Here is a mind map of almost all GNU/Linux distributions.

Process your email with procmail

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HowTos

Mutt is a fine command-line email client, but it lags Evolution and Thunderbird in its ability to do email filtering. The procmail mail processing utility can help. It is highly configurable, allows for far better email filtering than Thunderbird, and as is customary with command-line applications, it is fast. While procmail is most commonly employed on the server side, its ability to handle POP and IMAP protocols makes it useful for desktop users as well.

Gentoo on a 1and1 vserver

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Gentoo
HowTos

The company 1and1 recently started offering virtual servers based on the Virtuozzo virtualization technology. While these machines are quite cheap and provide a full linux work environment they run SUSE by default. Not my favorite linux distribution... I was pretty certain that I could also switch the server to Gentoo. So I tried and it is definitely possible.

Ubuntu: A ramble through Drake Lake

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Ubuntu

This is not a review. It is not fair to review a work in progress. It is not a preview either. Such has already been done. Besides, all too often both views degenerate into a list of everything that does not yet work. And! And! Even reviews of released Linux distributions often do little more than enumerate features that haven't been added yet, but are already present in the author's current favourite. So I won't cover in any great depth what is and is not in Dapper. If you want to mark for yourself each stride forward, please visit the testing pages linked to above. It will tell you what you need to know, and has pretty screen-shots besides.

Novell comments on its transition to Linux desktops

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SUSE

In a CNET story reporter Renai LeMay wrote, "Novell may be evangelizing Linux and Open Office on the desktop, but more than half of its own employees can still boot Microsoft Windows. DesktopLinux.com contacted Novell Director of Global Public Relations Bruce Lowry for Novell's comment on the CNET report.

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