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Story Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: GRUB 2 srlinuxx 29/07/2009 - 1:39pm
Story So, is nice, nice and simple? srlinuxx 29/07/2009 - 1:37pm
Story Debian to adopt time-based releases srlinuxx 1 29/07/2009 - 1:10pm
Story Replacing iTunes: a Songbird Review srlinuxx 1 29/07/2009 - 12:15pm
Story 17 Cool Firefox about:config Tricks srlinuxx 29/07/2009 - 11:41am
Story Ten plus years of Linux desktops. srlinuxx 29/07/2009 - 11:38am
Story 7 Tasks You Shouldn’t Use a GUI For srlinuxx 29/07/2009 - 11:36am
Story today's odds & ends: srlinuxx 1 29/07/2009 - 10:20am
Story Deactivate Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5 poodles 29/07/2009 - 5:42am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 29/07/2009 - 2:40am

Monitoring windows systems with munin and snmp, Part 2

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HowTos

Previously we learned how to use munin to monitor Debian machines. Now - we need to add some Windows boxes to the mix. First we need to install snmp on these boxes.

Is Linux Voice over IP Ready?

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HowTos

What is Voice over IP really? What do you need for Voice over IP? What do you mean, I can't call my girlfriend? What's all that buzz about open and proprietary protocols? Can I start my own telecom service? This article addresses these questions and compares the most popular Linux applications for calling and conferencing.

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul "for free"

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Gaming

S2 Games announced today that Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, the much anticipated sequel to their award winning first title, Savage: The Battle for Newerth, will be available for download via the S2 Games Website anywhere, anytime, and on any computer for free.

Review: Wikis In The Enterprise

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Software

If you've "googled" any topic recently--and who hasn't--you probably received a link to that topic in Wikipedia, the best living example of the power of online collaboration using wiki software. A wiki is a type of Web site that allows users to easily add and edit content and is especially suited for collaborative writing.

New Home for Beranger Plays Gnome with SuSE

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Web

As announced Beranger's old hosting plan became inadequate for the increased traffic to his blog. After a few days of "home hosting," Beranger has found a new home. You can visit the new site at beranger.org.

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SUSE 10.1 Beta NINE?

OMG, I see a beta 9 directory showing up on mirrors around the world. Does this mean yet another beta instead of a release candidate? What does this mean for the release schedule?

The Bad Boy of Open Source

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Interviews

Marc Fleury talks about why he's vilified in certain software circles, and whether he's really putting JBoss on the block

Microsoft Set to Attack Linux with Patents?

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Linux

Is Microsoft getting ready to attack Linux and open-source software with its patents? Florian Mueller, spokesperson for the European NoSoftwarePatents.com and a leading anti-patent activist, thinks that may be the case.

The Software of Space Exploration

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Software

Several of the internet's pioneers have recently become space exploration pioneers as well. Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft, funded the company that created SpaceShipOne and is financing the construction of the Allen Telescope Array, which will provide dedicated radio telescopes to SETI researchers. Elon Musk, cofounder of PayPal, started SpaceX to develop a series of low-cost expendable rockets. Amazon's Jeff Bezos and id Software's John Carmack are both working on vehicles for space tourism at Blue Origin and Armadillo Aerospace. Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Thawte and the Ubuntu Foundation, also became the first African in space and the second space tourist when he visited the International Space Station in 2002.

Generation LinuX, Part 2--Web Research

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HowTos

Learning Web research skills is a great way for parents and their kids to spend time together. Parents can teach surfing skills, while keeping an eye on what their little tykes view. By example, kids naturally follow a parent's lead like Web site choice, key word selection, wholesome content, etc. Such an opportunity for both parties.

Nexenta Alpha 4 Elatte Screenshots

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Linux

Nexenta, an operating system forged by using the Solaris kernel while tapping into the Debian and Ubuntu packages, has reached its Alpha 4 stage for Nexenta OS, with the codename being Elatte. This testing release provides massive cleanups of the userland, Nexenta OS installer, re-designed and optimized for speed, and Nexenta OS hardware database. In total, there are 3627 packages in Alpha 4. With this hybrid OS of GNU/Solaris, the results were quite interesting.

Linux Heavies Weigh in on Grid / Virtualization Directions

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Linux

What is it about the Linux operating system that makes it so well-suited for Grid computing, virtualization and clustering? In today's new release of the Globus Consortium Journal (www.globusconsortium.org/journal), Linux and Grid professionals answer that question.

Xandros Desktop 3.0 Business Edition

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Reviews

If you're worried that users won't be able to adjust to a Linux desktop, given their Windows mindset, then Xandros is the way to go. In fact, there are very few differences between a Xandros desktop and Windows 2000. Xandros even comes with the full version of CodeWeavers CrossOver Office 4.2, which lets you run certain 32-bit Windows programs without running Windows.

Binghamton University opens Linux research center

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Linux

A research facility for Linux computer operating system is being established at Binghamton University.

Ruby on Rails 1.1 – "Web 2.0 on Rocket Fuel"

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Software

The much-anticipated new version 1.1 of Ruby on Rails hit the streets with fanfare a couple of days ago. And while even I am wary of the hyperbole that sometimes surrounds Ajax and Web 2.0, I'm very pleased to say that Ruby on Rails is the genuine article.

Pocket Office: Boot Windows or Linux from USB Flash drives

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Hardware

One of the great advantages of a UFD is the ability to load a complete operating system onto one device. In the event of a system crash or virus infection with no recovery tools to hand, this kind of emergency boot device can be a lifesaver.

Engineer's take on Novell's new SuSE desktop, server, Linux roadmap

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SUSE

Novell's new SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10) is beating Microsoft Vista to market by months, and the Xen virtualization features in the upcoming SuSE Enterprise Server are right on target. In short, Novell's Linux roadmap looks great. Now, can Novell get business customers to travel its road?

HP South Africa confirms Linux laptop plans

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Linux

HP South Africa has confirmed the release of it's Linspire-based notebook range. Since Tectonic first reported on HP's plans for a Linux-based notebook range in February, we can confirm that Tom Hoyt, Insternational sales manager of Linspire, has been in South Africa meeting with local businesses, including HP, and is very enthusiastic about the opportunties to establish Linspire in South Africa.

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