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Story Advice on building a Linux box srlinuxx 30/01/2010 - 8:17pm
Story today's (few) leftovers: srlinuxx 1 30/01/2010 - 5:38pm
Story How big are your icons? srlinuxx 30/01/2010 - 5:08pm
Story The real value of FOSS to business – A personal example srlinuxx 30/01/2010 - 5:05pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 108 is out srlinuxx 30/01/2010 - 5:03pm
Story Senior Uses Ubuntu System 14 Months Trouble Free srlinuxx 1 30/01/2010 - 4:21pm
Story Five Linux Distros You Should Try srlinuxx 30/01/2010 - 1:49pm
Story Review: Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit srlinuxx 30/01/2010 - 1:46pm
Story KDE SC 4.4RC2 Fedora KDE preview srlinuxx 30/01/2010 - 1:44pm
Story Review: Mod-Security 2.5 by Magnus Mischel srlinuxx 30/01/2010 - 1:42pm

A Call to Distros: Give Users What They Want

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Linux

A few months ago we ran a poll about the most important non-free Linux apps. We had over 8,000 votes in that poll and we consider the results pretty interesting. Interesting enough to push Linux's market share if a distro capitalized on them?

Install Firefox2 in Ubuntu and List of Recomended Addons

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HowTos

Firefox 2 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla.This article describes how to install fiefox in ubuntu linux system.

Review: Slackware 11

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Reviews

Like many people who started using Linux in the mid to late 90's, my first distribution was Slackware. And I'm pleased to report that Patrick Volkerding's creation has withstood the test of time and is still going strong (and Patrick as well, fortunately). In these days when Ubuntu is hogging the spotlight (though much of this attention is truly merited), it's good to know that you can count on a distribution from the days when "men were men and they wrote their own device drivers" as Linus Torvalds once said.

How Beryl/XGL and Deskbar simplified my life

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Software

Yesterday I was playing with Gnome’s basic layout and I decided because Deskbar was so good at locating what I wanted that it was quicker to use Deskbar than the standard Gnome application list. I decided to take things farther and remove some key GUI standards from my screen because I found that using alternative methods of accomplishing the same thing were quicker.

Fedora Core 6 Review

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Reviews

I had pretty high expectations for Fedora Core 6 and in some ways they were met. FC 6 certainly is one of the best looking distro’s I have seen, especially for a default installation. but several smaller issue bugs that crept into FC 6 made me wonder how organized they really are. The problems I encountered with Fedora Core 6 were not huge issues, but there were enough smaller bugs that made me wonder if this release was rushed.

Also: Unfortunate start for FC6

Secure email servers from scratch with FreeBSD 6.1 (part 1)

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HowTos

FreeBSD—it’s the other white meat. The time has come for the adventurous to forgo their penguins and get down with the beastie. This article will cover the steps involved in setting up a highly secure email server using FreeBSD, Postfix, Cyrus-imap (SSL), Squirrelmail (webmail), ClamAV and Spamassain. The mail host will be able to host virtual domains, and virtual users backed by a MySQL database.

Submitting your GPG key to a keyserver

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HowTos

Generally, when using GPG, you want others to have the ability to verify your signatures or encrypt data to you. In order to do so, they need your public key. To help them obtain it conveniently, you can put it on a public keyserver.

Also: Using gnupg-agent to securely retain keys

Archiving and Compression

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HowTos

Chapter 8 from Scott Granneman's new book "Linux Phrasebook: The Pocket Guide Every Linux User Needs". Linux Phrasebook offers a concise reference that, like a language phrasebook, can be used "in the street." The book goes straight to practical Linux uses, providing immediate solutions for day-to-day tasks.

How Linux could save your life

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Misc

Everyone's worst nightmare; the normal comforting hum of your computer is disturbed by clicking, pranging, banging... this is an article outlining how Ubuntu (or any other LiveCD available distro) could save your life.

It's Official - Firefox 2.0 Released

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Moz/FF

Firefox 2 is immediately available for Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems as a free download. The award-winning Web browser is now faster, more secure, and fully customizable to your online life. With Firefox 2, we’ve added powerful new features that make your online experience even better.

Firefox 2 Launch: Interview With Chris Beard, Mozilla VP Products

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Interviews
Moz/FF

This afternoon Firefox 2 will be officially launched. In anticipation of the unveiling, here is an in-depth interview with Chris Beard (Mozilla Vice President of Products). Subjects discussed in the interview include the growing enterprise usage of Firefox, the importance of user experience and security, Mozilla's theory behind Web feeds and a little about the future of the browser.

Also: Firefox browser for web 2.0 age

A first look at Gaim 2.0

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Software

The Gaim 2.0 release is nearing its home stretch. The Gaim team released beta4 last week, with a number of new features and UI improvements. Gaim 2.0 is shaping up as a net improvement over Gaim 1.5, though some features have not changed for the better, and voice support for Google Talk is still missing in action.

Installing A LAMP System With Fedora Core 6

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora Core 6 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Munich mayor: Full speed ahead to open source

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OSS

For Munich, there's no turning back now. After some delay, the city is pushing full-speed ahead with its migration to Linux on the desktop, and even mayor Christine Strobl, a newly converted open-source user, likes what she sees.

Space tourist promotes open source

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Ubuntu

On this week's edition of BBC technology programme Digital Planet South African space tourist and open source evangelist Mark Shuttleworth talks about the developing world's need for technology solutions.

The Voices of Mandriva

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Interviews
MDV

Mandriva Linux, once the most popular desktop GNU/Linux distribution, still enjoys an enthusiastic following and a positive cashflow, and has settled into the niche it established in 1999: a technologically advanced operating system that's easy to install, configure, and use without dumbing everything down. Below are interviews with three of those everyday people who make Mandriva Linux and its surrounding community great.

Ubuntu now more popular than Mac OS X!

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Ubuntu

Whats up everyone? I was just taking a look at Google Trends and I found out something interesting. Apparently Ubuntu Linux has not only surpassed its major competitor in Linux ( SuSE ) in popularity, as well as the distro it's based off of (Debian) , but it seems to have also surpassed another major competitor.

Find, edit and share your Photo Albums with Picasa in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips.

Open-Source Firms Reward Developers with Xboxes

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OSS

What does it take to get an open-source developer to write a piece of software code or perhaps find and fix bugs in a company's existing code?

A Microsoft Xbox, it appears.

Build a centralized log management and monitoring system

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HowTos

Seasoned system administrators know that routinely reading system logs is an important task, but reading endless lines from logs is both time-consuming and boring, especially if you are responsible for a large number of busy servers. In this article I will show you how to set up a system that gathers and archives system logs from many network hosts and emails only important or irregular system events to administrators.

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