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Maddog bites Microsoft

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In the past 30 years, Linux legend Jon "maddog" Hall has worked at more technical jobs and taught more students about the technical aspects of IT than he probably cares to remember. One thing he does remember, however, is his nickname, given to him by his students at Hartford State Technical College, in Connecticut. It's a name the ageing, bearded guru has come to enjoy.

Shuffle your music the smart way

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Think of all the ways you interact with a computer each day. Any action you take, or even don't take, conveys some meaning. For example, when listening to your music collection, you might sometimes skip songs. What does that mean? There are a number of possibilities. Maybe you do not like the song that was playing, or it does not suit your current mood, or, possibly, you've listened to this song too much and would rather it be played less often. Is it possible to build a system that uses this information to learn which music you prefer and play it more often?

SCALE: When Everyone Wins

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Linux

On the second day of SCALE yesterday, the first keynote was delivered by Dan Kegel of Google. The presentation was entitled "Why Won't Johnny Run Linux?"

Also: Call issued for more mobile Linux apps

Automated distributed backups for laptops

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This document will describe the setup I made for automating the backup tasks for all laptops here in the house. My servers use the same backup server and infrastructure, but right now they don't have the checks and scripts because they are online 24/7 and my backup server is triggering the backup process. This is however not true at all for the laptops.

Linux Rare at Legal Firms, Except for Security

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In the increasingly Microsoft-dominated land of law firms, Linux deployments remain just about nil, but security appliances are starting to stand out as one exception, according to attorneys and IT folks attending LegalTech.

Epiar Release 0.60 Beta Version

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Gaming

The Epiar team have sent out a "we're not dead!" notice in the form of a 0.60 beta release. Epiar is a space trading game with 2D overhead graphics.

Installing dual boot

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This is just a short note by way of encouragement for anyone who has considered making their notebook dual-bootable but either been daunted by the prospect or just hasn't got around to it. At the risk of making myself look like the village technological idiot, I spell out some details and try to make the writeup entertaining.

Google Windows apps coming to Linux

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Google

Google and CodeWeavers Inc. are working together to bring Google's popular Windows Picasa photo editing and sharing program to Linux. The program is now in a limited beta test. If this program is successful, other Google applications will be following it to the Linux desktop, sources say.

Army makes major Linux HPC cluster move

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A U.S. Army supercomputing center with a legacy that dates to the first large computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) launched in 1946, is moving to Linux-based clusters in a major hardware purchase that will more than double its computing capability.

SymphonyOS Beta 1 Final Close

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The project is moving along. We are getting closer and closer to Beta 1 Final (it will be released this month. Here is a quick overview of what has been going on...

Basic setup of MySQL in GNU/Linux

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MySQL is a robust, lean database ideal for use on the web. In fact many of the forums and blogs use this database to store and manage the content. Here I will explain how I set up the MySQL database on my machine.

Configuring Tomcat5 and Apache2 with Virtual Hosts using mod_jk

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This tutorial explains how I was able to setup a web server in order to support Java Server Pages (JSP) and Servlets using virtually hosted websites.

Discover Hundreds of Online Public Radio Stations!

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Do you have a good Internet connection? Are you short of inspiration on what streaming radio stations to listen?

DreamLinux 1.0 Studio Edition

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Dreamlinux is a Brazilian distro based on Morphix and comes with the XFce4 desktop. Dreamlinux 1.0 Studio edition was released yesterday so we took it for a test drive today. Available in English and Portuguese, it defaults to English and offers one of the prettiest implementations of Xfce I've seen. How else does DreamLinux distinguish itself from Morphix or the others?

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Linux Management F.U.D. is Bogus, Says New Study

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Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and member company Levanta today announced the free availability of an Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) study titled "Get the Truth on Linux Management." The study re-examines previously reported, anti-Linux management claims -- deriving updated analysis from in-depth research with more than 200 end users. The "Get the Truth on Linux Management" report is available in its entirety, for free download, at: www.levanta.com/linuxstudy/.

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A New Breed of Puppy: Grafpup Linux 1.0.2

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Grafpup is a tiny distro based on Puppy Linux focused moreso on graphic applications. It comes in a 75 mb download, similarly to Puppy, but it has taken out some of the general purpose, games, and multimedia applications and added more graphic apps. We test drove the newest version, Grafpup Linux 1.0.2, announced just today. Aimed at the professional graphic artist, most applications were quite useful even to a layperson like myself. When a distro comes in 75 mb, is chocked full of useful utilities and apps, and still includes gimp - you know they are doing something right.

CLI Magic: MultiTail follows files in style

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Troubleshooting often involves having to watch logfiles in real time. That means using tail or a similar utility to see new messages that are added to a logfile by Apache, MySQL, X.org, or whatever program you're trying to deal with at the time. While tail is usually readily available on *nix systems, I prefer to use MultiTail whenever possible. It has some features that you won't find in tail, such as filtering and a color display, and MultiTail allows you to follow the output from a command as easily as following a logfile.

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