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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/02/2010 - 4:15am
Story ASUS' Xonar STX Gains Even More Functionality Under Linux srlinuxx 25/02/2010 - 2:13am
Story Anti-Google Sentiment Reaches a Tipping Point srlinuxx 25/02/2010 - 1:57am
Story Why Not Mplayer? srlinuxx 25/02/2010 - 1:55am
Story SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Reaches RC1 srlinuxx 25/02/2010 - 1:53am
Story The number of Linux distros - A strength or weakness? srlinuxx 25/02/2010 - 1:49am
Story When X decides to crash srlinuxx 24/02/2010 - 11:35pm
Story Getting to Gno GNU Utilities srlinuxx 24/02/2010 - 10:26pm
Story Gnome 3 Will Be Amazing srlinuxx 24/02/2010 - 10:22pm
Story Linux 2.6.33 Kernel Released, Woohoo! srlinuxx 24/02/2010 - 10:20pm

For love or money?

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OSS

There are really two bazaars that fire the boilers for free software: one dominated by talented amateurs who create for love; the other, by professionals who create for money. This creates a curious bi-modal nature to the free software/open source community.

Sony PlayStation 3: the Ars Technica review

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Gaming

There it is, sitting in my entertainment center: the PlayStation 3. Getting my PS3 was surprisingly easy—no long preorder line—and when the system was released I arrived at 8:00am and picked it up. Simple. I wasn't shot at and there wasn't a lot of fuss. It sounds like I was one of the lucky ones.

SCALE Readies 'Non-Commercial' Open Source Conference

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OSS

Despite the proliferation of LinuxWorld and other commercial open source shows, several regional Linux organizations continue to hold their own conferences and expos. Right now, for example, a group of open sourcers in California is readying SCALE (Southern California Linux Expo) 5x, an event slated to take place in Los Angeles on February 9 to 11 of next year.

Red Hat Doesn't Want Mono

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Linux

There are a lot of great new programs and innovations expected in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Novell-led Mono project isn't one of them.

Novell Speaks Updated - Microsoft has now responded

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SUSE

Microsoft and Novell have agreed to disagree on whether certain open source offerings infringe Microsoft patents and whether certain Microsoft offerings infringe Novell patents.... We at Microsoft respect Novell's point of view on the patent issue, even while we respectfully take a different view.

Switching Jobs with a Terminal

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HowTos

While writing a script in a text editor, suddenly, I sense a strong desire to refer the bash manual. To stop the current job and return to shell prompt, press Ctrl+z, and here’s what I see:

Novell and the Brave New Open Source World

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SUSE

For some people, when Novell recently made a deal with Microsoft, they might as well have sold their soul to the devil. I'm fed up with people acting like Novell has become a heretic in the Church of Open Source.

Novell CEO addresses patent concerns

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SUSE

Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian has issued a public letter addressing concerns about the recent agreement between Novell and Microsoft and how it might impact Linux customers. The letter does not appear to be available on Novell's homepage so far, so I will reprint the full text here:

IP company sues AMD over patents

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Legal

Opti, a chip-oriented intellectual property company, said it has filed a lawsuit alleging that Advanced Micro Devices violated three patents with its Opteron processors and other products.

Consolehelper Quick HowTo

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HowTos

After a quick look at: man 8 consolehelper, man 8 userhelper, man 8 pam, and man 8 pam_console, and at the way other applications use PAM, I made my own way to add a "Root File Manager" icon in a distro that only has kdesu (which I will not use).

Del.icio.us bookmarks extension for Firefox

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Moz/FF

Organizing your favorite Web sites with bookmarks on Firefox can be tedious, especially when you want to keep your bookmarks synchronized across several computers at the same time. That's why I started using del.icio.us, the social bookmarking service now owned by Yahoo! Yahoo! recently released a del.icio.us bookmarks extension for Firefox that fully integrates del.icio.us with Firefox bookmarks.

Postfix and Spamassassin: How to filter spam

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HowTos

Postfix is a widely used mail transport agent (MTA) used on many popular Unix/Linux systems. Nowadays, networks are overwhelmed by SPAM mail, fortunately, there is a way to filter them with software such as spamassassin.

Easy video creation using only FOSS software

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Software

While digital video editing today is an affordable, popular activity for both the computer hobbyist and amateur cinematographer, many people seem to think that video creation under Linux is either impossible or too difficult for the average computer user. Not so! From video capture to editing to DVD authoring and encoding, you can create high-quality videos easily with free, open source software.

Season of Usability 2006/2007 Open

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OSS

Season of Usability 2006/2007 is a series of sponsored student projects to encourage students of usability, user-interface design, and interaction design to get involved with Freee/Libre/Open-Source Software (FLOSS) projects. If you are a student of usability, user-interface design, interaction design or related subjects send us your application.

The Happy State of ODF implementation in Massachusetts

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OSS

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Boston, Massachusetts are half a world apart in distance, but side by side in their commitment to adopt ODF. Sad to say, however, I am hearing from Malaysia that those who are working to see ODF adopted as a Malaysian National Standard are being confronted with the same tactics there that were so pervasive here a year ago, including the dissemination of a great deal of misinformation. I will write today on the happy state of ODF adoption in the Commonwealth.

GP2X handheld lets penguins run amok

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Gaming

ENTHUSIASTS REJOICE. The world's best underdog handheld is back is and it's better than ever. The people who brought us the GP32 handheld have recently released its successor, the GP2X and while it's certainly not everyone's cup of tea it does appear to have strong geek appeal.

Ubuntu Multimedia Center - Installation howto & Screenshots

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Multimedia Center is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with community and professional support.It is also a live cd that is ubuntu derived and also free. This system was inspired by the fact that ubuntu didn’t have much of a multimedia center.Because users would have to manually download the codecs for playing mp3’s and what not.The main objective of this project is multimedia related programs available to users as easy as possible.

Aaron J. Seigo: thoughts on framing "kde"

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KDE

for the last year or so there have been two sets of thoughts squirming in the back of my mind with regards to the name "kde" and how we're going to communicate what that means in a post-4.0 world.

Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business

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HowTos

This is a COPY&PASTE howto creating a firewall/(mail)gateway for a small network (say 10 to 15 users or so on a PIII 450MHz, 512 MB ram and two identical network interface cards, broadband connection, fully featured, for a bussines environment.

Three, two, one…Geronimo!, Part 3: Issues of state

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News

Today's Internet no longer functions simply by responding to requests for HTML-coded Web pages. Discover an industrial-grade solution to this age-old problem -- namely, session state. This article demonstrates how Apache Geronimo maintains the state of thousands of simultaneous connections so that IT managers can breathe easier.

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