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Story Scrubbing Hard Disk Data srlinuxx 01/09/2009 - 2:24am
Story Defence spends $1.7m on ultimate Linux flight simulator srlinuxx 31/08/2009 - 11:42pm
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Story A Tour of the Ubuntu Software Store srlinuxx 1 31/08/2009 - 9:18pm
Story Fedora, Mandriva delivering Linux goods srlinuxx 31/08/2009 - 7:38pm

Book Review: Linux Desktop Pocket Guide by David Brickner

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The Linux Desktop Pocket Guide is a valuable resource for new users to the Linux world. Almost everyone has heard of Linux and recognizes it as the "next big thing". This book helps the novice user to navigate the most popular distributions to decide which will work best for them.

SUSE Linux 10.1 is Done

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In a post to the opensuse-announce mailing list Andreas Jaeger stated that 10.1 has gone gold. He stated, "We mastered wednesday RC4, fixed bugs and then mastered RC5 and declared that last night as goldmaster (= final version)."

The Linux Counter Project

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Linux

In response to the poll querying user's Linux Counter number, we feel the need to explain. Given that at this early stage 2/3 of the votes are "What's That?" we feel we should inform the general public of a way to Stand Up and Get Counted. Say it loud and say it proud - I Use Linux!

Using OpenDocument format text in OpenOffice, KOffice and AbiWord

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HowTos

In this article we will take a visual tour through different free software editors and examine their core abilities in creating, editing and saving an ODF document. The exercise may on the surface seem trivial, but in reality it has important implications. We demonstrate on a small scale that which may happen in real world situations when a document is shared by different users in multiple environments: home, work, on the road.

The "GNU/Linux" and "Linux" Controversy

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Linux

This famous controversy is there ever since I became aware of operating systems known as GNU/Linux. The GNU General Public License (GPL), which is used by Linux as well as most GNU software, armors both characters.

Using VMware Player to test linux distributions

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HowTos

VMware (http://www.vmware.com) is a company specialized in virtualization technology, providing software to run an operating system (guest) inside another (host). A few months ago VMware released VMware Player, a free virtual machine player which you can use to run prebuilt virtual OSs.

strace - A very powerful troubleshooting tool for all Linux users

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Many times I have come across seemingly hopeless situations where a program when compiled and installed in GNU/Linux just fails to run. In such situations, I turn to the last resort which is trace the output of the misbehaving program.

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SUSE Linux 10.1 Final Release Date Announced

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SUSE Linux 10.1 Final will be released on Thursday, 11th of May. SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 1 release expected Jun 16, 2006.

KDE 3: All About the Apps Part 3

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KDE 3.5 is a vivid platform. We looked at some reasons why three weeks ago and also last week. Today, we look at the photo-manager Digikam, the plotting application QtiPlot, the LaTeX-dreamteam Kile and KBibTex and the upcoming KDE 3.5.3 release.

Linux kernel 'getting buggier'

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Linux

Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton may force developers to devote one kernel cycle to fix long-standing bugs in the Linux kernel

Waugh erupts over AU Ubuntu proposal

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Ubuntu

A local representative of the principal backer of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system has reacted negatively to a proposal to set up an independent Australian organisation to promote the software.

The Evolving ODF Environment: Spotlight on KOffice

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Interviews

One of the great goals of standards development is to encourage the proliferation of multiple products that are comparable and interoperable at the level of standardization. In this extensive interview, I explore with Inge Wallin, the KOffice Promotions Lead, how KOffice is different from the other major office productivity releases that support ODF, which users may find it most appropriate to their needs, in what directions future development will proceed, and much more.

Open source philosophy under threat

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OSS

Independent software vendors (ISVs) could soon become a thing of the past as major software vendors continue to adopt open source software.

Firebird database Configuration

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Linux

Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-99 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names since 1981.

Coming soon: ODF for MS Office

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Misc

Just because Microsoft refuses to support ODF (Open Document Format) never meant that someone wouldn't write a plug-in to enable Microsoft Office users to read and write ODF documents. Well, it's happened.

Installed Kubuntu on AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core

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Ubuntu

Since my previous machine heated too much and crashed all the time, my employer (KDAB) got me a machine, with a dual-core Athlon 64 X2. I didn't get Mandriva to work, so I decided it was time to try another distro - for the first time in my life, being loyal to my former employer up to now - and this is how I installed KUbuntu 6.06 beta2.

Sun reportedly sues Azul over patents

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Sun Microsystems has sued computer maker Azul Systems Inc., accusing it of patent infringement, according to several online reports.

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Kernel v2.6.16.14 Released

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Linux

Today's kernel release is for a smbfs chroot issue. This should catch the slash on lookup or equivalent, which will be all obvious paths of interest. More Here and Here.

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