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Story February 2010 Issue of PCLOS Magazine Released srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 1:55pm
Story today's odds & ends: srlinuxx 1 01/02/2010 - 8:24am
Story How To Set Up A USB-Over-IP Server And Client With OpenSUSE 11.2 falko 1 01/02/2010 - 7:59am
Blog entry From (Y)AWN to Cairo! revdjenk 01/02/2010 - 2:44am
Story K3b goes beta! srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:08am
Story Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes Jan 18 - 31 srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:07am
Story 5 reasons why the Ubuntu-Yahoo deal is a win-win affair srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:05am
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #178 srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:03am
Story Proposed themes for Lucid srlinuxx 01/02/2010 - 12:02am
Story Showing files metadata under KDE is like Russian roulette srlinuxx 31/01/2010 - 8:56pm

Ten reasons Linux and BSD are vastly superior to Windows

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Linux
BSD

I know that some Microsoft fanboys are probably hitting the Send button on their flames as they read the title, but you can't ignore the truth. Linux and BSD are vastly superior to Windows in every way. Don't believe me? Read on, my friend. Read on and realize the folly of your MS ways.

Monitor your memory usage with MRTG

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HowTos

With MRTG you can graph your network traffic, but you can also use it to gather other network information, such as monitoring your system's swap and memory usage. Vincent Danen shows you how to get more out of MRTG in this tip.

Red Hat Stock Rebounds; Company Plans Major Stock Buyback

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Linux

Battered by a 24 percent drop in its stock price on Thursday, Red Hat launched a counterattack Friday, announcing plans to repurchase $325 million in stock and debt.

Also:

  • Why Redhat could be in trouble
  • Hot Stocks of the Week: Wrigley, Red Hat
  • 97% of Red Hat customers would remain loyal

DarkWorld 0.2.0 Released

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Gaming

DarkWorld is a space-based massively multiplayer real-time strategy game. Each player starts off with their own home planet. From there they can build ships, start exploring the universe, colonize other planets, and attack other players.

More Here.

How to share a scanner on your network

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HowTos

After hours of research and tweaking, all your computers are connected to each other and the Internet, and you can print your documents on a printer connected to another system -- but you still must take a break when someone else wants to use the scanner connected to your system. Save the money additional scanners would cost by sharing your scanner on your LAN.

GPLv3: What the Hackers Said (Update)

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OSS

When I wrote about the wrangling over the GNU GPLv3 licence a month back, it provoked a lively conversation in the comments. Given this evident passion among readers, I thought it would be interesting to ask the top hackers - the ones actually involved in the discussions - for their thoughts on the matter. So I contacted Richard Stallman for the FSF angle, and a bunch of the top kernel hackers - Linus, Alan Cox, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Andrew Morton and Dave Miller - for their view.

Oracle has yet to prove Linux cred

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Linux

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison fired a broadside at Red Hat on Wednesday. But now that some of the smoke has cleared, it appears some cannonballs went wide of the mark. Red Hat's business is under new pressure, but it won't be simple for Oracle to walk off with all its customers.

Ubuntu 6.10 Upgrade First Impressions

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Ubuntu

I took the plunge yesterday and upgraded my machine from Ubuntu 6.06 to 6.10. The upgrade instructions were very simple. I was extremely impressed with the upgrade. Absolutely no problems whatsoever.

Open source can be more profitable than proprietary

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OSS

HP claims it has started to make higher margins from open source than proprietary software in some instances, due to the support costs associated with migration.

Fedora Core 6 Review

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Reviews

Fedora Core 6 was released on the 24th, not the 24th of December, but the 24th of October. I can't remember who said that on the Fedora IRC channel, but for him a new Fedora release was a bit like Christmas. So I was there at 2pm GMT that day, and as soon as the mirrors started to make Zod available I started downloading it.

Zotero: A seriously useful research tool

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Software

If you spend most of your time doing research on the Web, you need Zotero, a Firefox extension that helps you manage research sources. With Zotero installed, Firefox is not confined to the Web, and you can use it as a standalone application for all sorts of online and offline research.

Sun drops hints on Java open source licence

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OSS

Oracle OpenWorld: Sun has pledged to release open source Java components by the end of the year, but so far has remained mum about which licence it would use

Weekly Debian News #2

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Humor

And once more the glory of the Weekly Debian Nudes bursts onto your screens, like a particularly colorful pimp, resplendent in its purple sports coat and orange suede shoes. I manage to write a second issue. Of course this is the really big, and no doubt entirely unexpected, news.

MANDRIVA 2007 PowerPack

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MDV
Reviews

Not many years ago, Linux users were pretty much computer geeks. The amount of software available was limited and most installs were from source code. It was from this simple premise that Mandrake was born.

Using Compiz in KDE on Fedora Core 6

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HowTos

Well, as I already said, Fedora Core 6 is out - and it is pretty amazing! Ok, I have to admit that the install (I normally reinstall which is no problem since my home has its own partition) wasn’t easy at all. But I have to admit, the new system works great.

'Grand Theft Auto' maker loses round in lawsuit

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Legal

A federal judge refused a request from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. to immediately dismiss some claims in a lawsuit accusing it of selling "Grand Theft Auto" video games containing sexually explicit images under the wrong content label.

First SBC in new military/aerospace form-factor runs Linux

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Linux

The first SBC (single-board computer) based on a new military/aerospace form-factor standard is now shipping, and runs Linux 2.6, according to distributor Mistral Solutions.

AIX 5L Version 5.3: What’s in it for you?

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Linux

Learn what new features you can benefit from in AIX 5L Version 5.3. With guaranteed binary compatibility with the previous releases on the one hand and support for advanced technologies such as Virtual SCSI, Virtual Ethernet, Micro-Partitioning, and Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) on the other, AIX 5L continues to empower users and developers with flexible, reliable, and powerful tools to interoperate smoothly across different IT environments.

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