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Story 5 Free Linux Apps You Can't Do Without srlinuxx 02/11/2009 - 11:13am
Story Today, I say don’t bother srlinuxx 1 02/11/2009 - 8:52am
Story today's odds & ends: srlinuxx 02/11/2009 - 2:52am
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #166 srlinuxx 02/11/2009 - 12:29am
Story Linux is Great But How Does Windows Sit on 90% of Desktops? srlinuxx 3 01/11/2009 - 11:48pm
Story The juice works srlinuxx 01/11/2009 - 9:44pm
Story How to turn a Linux distribution LiveCD into a LiveUSB srlinuxx 01/11/2009 - 9:42pm
Story Mandriva Triage Team still needs your help srlinuxx 01/11/2009 - 9:40pm
Story DtO: Dominitrix Ad part 3 srlinuxx 01/11/2009 - 9:38pm
Story XBMC Media Center srlinuxx 1 01/11/2009 - 7:51pm

IBM, Micorosoft protest Indonesia's open source policy

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OSS

A number of US informatic technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle have criticized Indonesia`s open source application policy.

Linus Torvalds doesn't matter!?!

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Humor

A story on CNN reporting that Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, the most disruptive technology of the past 100 years, just doesn't matter anymore. We immediately sought out Torvalds for his reaction to the story.

Foolish Uncertainty and Doubt

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Microsoft

I was gone last week, completely disconnected the Internet. Did I miss anything? Okay, so there was the whole Microsoft capitulation to OpenDocument thing. When I first caught the news, I thought, well, it's about time. Then I thought "uh oh."

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GNOME v2.15.4 Screenshots

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Software

The fourth development release for GNOME 2.16.0 has been released. In GNOME 2.15.4 are several enhancements (mainly under the hood for this release) but it is certainly attention for GNU/Linux desktop enthusiasts. For those not wishing to take this unstable exploration of GNOME 2.15.4, we have provided screenshots of this release today at Phoronix.

Stallman to Allow Change in Source Distribution for GPL3

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OSS

The goal of the GNU GPL is to ensure that all users have the four essential freedoms — (0) to run the program, (1) to study and change it, (2) to redistribute it, and (3) to distribute modified versions. Access to the source code is essential for freedom 1 and freedom 3.

Bridging the Digital Divide

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Web

The adoption of open-source software for the Internet, like Linux-based operating system Ubuntu and the Firefox Web browser, are also seen by Chapman as important contributions to expanding the Internet in developing countries.

SUSE Linux 10.2a2 report

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Reviews
SUSE
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The developmental release of SUSE Linux 10.2 alpha 2 hit mirrors a day ahead of schedule and with the announcement came some big news. The openSUSE project of SUSE Linux will soon become known as openSUSE, starting with alpha 3, to avoid confusion with the enterprise level products. It was reported that the new naming should be visible by beta 1. This was the biggest news associated this release. Other than one other small surprise, there isn't much difference between alpha1 and alpha2.

Introducing LKM programming Part II

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HowTos

In this article we see some aspects that we have to keep in mind when we are programming in kernel mode. We also see a new example of kernel module to test in our machines and we focus on system calls.

Packet Sniffing Overview

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HowTos

A packet sniffer is a program which monitors network traffic which passes through your computer. A packet sniffer which runs on your PC connected to the internet using a modem, can tell you your current IP address as well as the IP addresses of the web servers whose sites you are visiting.

sshfs

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HowTos

I had read about sshfs in some magazine but hadn't got around to trying it out. A comment triggered me to get off my butt and give it a spin. The home page for sshfs says "This is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol".

EOS Interview — Open Source and Middleware

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Interviews

We're here with Pierre Fricke, director of product management at JBoss, at LinuxWorld in Boston. JBoss has made about 77 announcements and it's only day two, and there's some other stuff we must get onto.

Firms Huddle to Create Open Standard Messaging Protocol

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OSS

JPMorgan Chase, Cisco Systems, Red Hat and five other organizations have formed a working group to create an open standard messaging protocol that allows interoperability among various messaging and Web services technologies.

Novell uses Xen in latest server O/S; Big Blue to support

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SUSE

Novell Inc. hopes it can catch up with rival Red Hat by incorporating Xen virtualization in its next server and desktop operating systems. The products are expected to be welcomed by IT managers and corporate clients who will be able to use IBM's software to manage multiple Xen virtual machines.

Linux without the hassle

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Linux

A few weeks back, we introduced you to many of the popular Linux distributions out there. Linux has come a long way in the recent years, being more and more user-friendly and powerful. But ask yourself, after reading the article, did you actually went ahead and tried Linux for the first time? Well, did you even consider trying it?

Mitigating against recent GNU/Linux kernel bugs

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HowTos

Recently the Debian project was compromised after a user account was escalated to root via a bug in GNU/Linux kernel. This bug doesn't affect the Sarge kernel(s), but it might affect you if you're running a different distribution. Here we'll cover a couple of hot-fixes.

A new direction for open source

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OSS

Open-source software developers that move to a closed-source licensing model to help pay their bills can create challenges, but they also offer opportunities for federal agencies, experts say.

Linux: The Quickening

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Linux

Perhaps I’m a serious nerd, but sometimes I think the computer software industry is best explained by comparing it to science fiction.

Women geeks bag top two software contest prizes

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Linux

More and more women are turning computer geeks these days. And proof is the all-women teams bagging two of the top awards of the 'Lord of the Code Contest', meant to promote software talent among the young.

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