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Spice up GNOME Desktop Using gDesklets

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HowTos

If you thought that the KDE people can do cool stuff with their desktops because it has SuperKaramba and GNOME doesn’t, do not despair; gDesklets comes to your rescue.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora Core 5)

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Linux
HowTos

This document describes how to install a mail server with Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I will also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

Examining defects in the Firefox code base

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Moz/FF

Using Klocwork’s K7 static analysis tool, I examined the large and complicated code base of the popular open source browser, Firefox. Overall it is clear that Firefox is a very well written and high quality piece of software.

Preparing the enterprise for an open source software stack

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HowTos

Zachary listed the following trends that IT managers should watch for and some advice they should follow as they bring more open source software into their core enterprise operations:

Linux - Always Your Home

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Linux

I remembered the link on LinuxToday to another blogger’s article about how unhelpful the Linux community is. The Linux community is more like a large, tight-knit family to me than a community. If I’m stuck on a problem, someone will help me.

KDE 4 packages for Edgy

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Software

I put up some packages of the KDE 4 first tech preview for Edgy. i386 only at the moment but they're sitting in Edgy's NEW queue and will be compiled for everything when they pass through that.

Why 'Real Linux' users should support Linspire & Freespire

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Linux

I guess the majority of people browsing Linux Forums are interested in computers, we like to know what makes them tick, we like to tweak them so they tick faster, and we especially like that ours tick differently to other people's. But there are a billion users out there who frankly don't give a damn.

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Linux Desktop

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HowTos

Linux is supposed to be the fastest of all operating systems, but sometimes poor use of your desktop can lead to slowing it down. Usually the cause isn’t viruses and spyware, which are rare, and more likely caused by overloading your desktop with special effects, and silly, useless objects. So let’s try and speed that Linux desktop up.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.13 Released

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Linux

Greg KH has released 2.6.17.12 and 2.6.17.13 in short succession. It looks like there was a problem with Alan Cox's VIA IDE id update and one of Jeff Mahoney's patches.

Microsoft-Backed Group May Have to Hurry on Plug-Ins

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OSS

The November deadline set by Massachusetts CIO Louis Gutierrez for the state to receive plug-ins enabling compatibility between Office and the OpenDocument file format could prove to be too tight for a series of open source plug-ins that Microsoft is funding.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ISP Server Setup with DTC

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HowTos

Install of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server with the DTC control panel to provide a secure virtual hosting platform for Email, Webmail Anti-spam and Anti-virus with usage statistics.

A Letter from Linuxland -- Part 1

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Linux

There are a million reasons to install Linux, and as many not to bother. The days when I actually enjoyed making a computer work through sheer force of will have gone: there's too much to do with the things these days to worry about making it happen.

Quick way to switch from KDE to GNOME or viceversa

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HowTos

switchdesk is the command to switch from KDE to GNOME or viceversa. This command provides a simple method of choosing between the various desktop environments available under Fedora Core, Cent OS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Can $100 Laptops Save the Third World?

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OLPC

What's the solution to world poverty? Some might say food aid; others, training and investment. But, for a growing number of international philanthropists, the next big thing for the Third World might just be the same force that's been reshaping the First: technology.

DNS techniques

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HowTos

This guide shall show how to setup djbdns for a SOHO environment. Named/BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Daemon) is a popular DNS (Domain Name System) server, but perhaps it has had a few general problems.

Mark Shuttleworth: Conflicting goals create tension in communities

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Ubuntu

Matthew Garrett expressed frustration with Debian recently, in a blog post that’s become rather famous. I’m of the opinion that Ubuntu could not exist without Debian. So it’s absolutely my intention to see that Ubuntu is a constructive part of the broader Debian landscape.

Review: Linspire Mini Koobox

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Hardware

A few weeks ago, I finally got my hands on a Linux-based Koobox Mini PCs. The Mini is a full PC in a very small, quiet package, and well worth a look.

Does Freespire Inspire?

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Linux
Reviews

During last week's column, I made mention that for reasons seemingly beyond my control, I needed to install a new Linux distro on my main production machine. Since it was literally lying on my desk in the pile of stuff brought back from LinuxWorld, I chose to try Freespire.

Don’t Kill the Penguin!!

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Linux

Frank J. Ohlhorst of CRN recently published “Advice To Linux: Kill The Penguin,” which may seem in line with my recent comments about product and project naming. Ohlhorst is missing something hugely important, but he does raise a solid point or two.

Sabayon Linux 3.0 RC2

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Linux
Reviews

I like Sabayon Linux, I like the development team, I like how it looks, how it smells in my cd-burner Smile

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