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Story 10 of the coolest and most powerful supercomputers of all time srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 12:19pm
Story Microsoft and Novell Still Bosom Buddies srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 12:18pm
Story Trouble Brews With Ubuntu Users Mailing List srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 12:17pm
Story Fedora 11 srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 12:14pm
Story openSUSE 11.2 development features and roadmap srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 12:13pm
Story Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 9.04) falko 11/06/2009 - 11:54am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 3:00am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 2:50am
Story Rob Weir Exposes an Anti-ODF Whisper Campaign srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 11:43pm
Story Ubuntu user magazine srlinuxx 10/06/2009 - 11:41pm

Synergy Mini Howto

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HowTos

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Open source must die die die

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OSS

The open source movement has always had its fair share of enemies. It's no secret that there's little love lost between Microsoft and the OSS community, while SCO continues its attack on Linux. What I can't understand is a new movement from the less-formal sector - bloggers in particular - who suddenly have it in for our community.

EU considers Microsoft's Windows open-source offer

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Microsoft

The European Commission is considering whether Microsoft has complied with its 2004 anti-trust judgement by handing over its complete Windows Server source code.

Microsoft was struggling to meet the EC deadline for delivering the documentation associated with its Windows workgroup server protocols.

NZ & AU throw doubt on local open source adoption figures

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OSS

New Zealand and Australia are lagging behind Europe and North America in the adoption of open source software (OSS), according to a report from research firm Forrester. However, local OSS experts believe Forrester’s figures understate the true picture.

More hardware monitoring: IPMI

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HowTos

Many of the higher end servers have an Intelligent Platform Management Interface, that lets you observe a whole host of hardware parameters. Usually these systems also support plug-in remote management cards (for example DELL RAC cards), that allow remote resets, and other remote diagnostics.

Parsix GNU/Linux - A Gift from Ancient Persia

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Reviews

Parsix GNU/Linux is a new twist on an old theme. It is one of a number of remixes of the Kanotix/Knoppix line, but with some very interesting differences. First off is the fact that it is tailored to users of Persian languages and keyboards, while also being very usable in English. The next big difference is that Parsix uses the Gnome desktop. But is there more to Parsix than just a different DE and language?

Some Firefox Users Get Surprise Beta-Test Duty

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Corp. says people who installed the beta versions of Firefox 1.5 and then used the auto-upgrade system to move to the final release automatically got version 1.5.0.1, a minor update scheduled to ship before the end of the month.

MEPIS updates for a fee? Get over it!

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Linux

Ace NewsForge reporter Tina Gasperson recently wrote a story about how MEPIS reseller Technalign Inc. has decided "to implement a serial number system for the retail version that will prevent unauthorized users from downloading free updates from Technalign's repository servers."

In short, only paying customers can download patches from Technalign's servers for paying customers. Shocking isn't it?

Getting scanners to work with Linux

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Hardware

I recently received a note from a disgruntled Linux user. He was having an awful time trying to get his unidentified USB Canon scanner to work with his copy of Xandros Desktop 3. He's not the only one stuck in that position.

The Application People Most Want Ported to Linux Is...

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Linux

Get excited! The results are starting to come in for the Linux App Request Survey we first posted at the beginning of January. There are some really interesting trends that we can see from the results. Let's take a look at what people are asking for and what countries they are from:

New open source foundation forms

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OSS

A new open source group, the Annodex Foundation, will be launched at the Australian Linux Conference being held in New Zealand this week.

Annodex is the open source technology that allows the creation of audiovisual content as 'webs' of audio and video, which are fully integrated with the text-based search and surfing capabilities of the World Wide Web.

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Win4lin Announces New Support for Windows 9X Product

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News

AUSTIN, TX January 26, 2006 – Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux virtualization solutions announced today new support for its Windows 95/98/ME product, Win4Lin 9X Desktop™.

Firefox joins top ten global brands

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Moz/FF

The open source browser Firefox has been rated alongside Google, Apple and Starbucks as one of the most powerful brands in the world in 2005, according to a study published on Monday.

Learn how to use regular expressions the easy way

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HowTos

I am sure many of you will agree with me if I tell you that regular expressions are an integral part of all Posix operating systems. So what exactly are regular expressions ?

Battle of the Ajax Mail Packages

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Software

Traditionally, there have been two paths to choose from when considering mail servers. The Redmond path or the path of the penguin. Recently, the e-mail landscape has changed dramatically. For one thing, rich client tools such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail have shown the promise of Ajax. I'm sure there are many die-hard Linux folks out there who are silently saying, "who cares?"

U.N. Throws Weight Behind Hundred-Dollar Laptop

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Linux

The United Nations on Thursday lent its support to a project which aims to ship inexpensive, hand-cranked laptops to school-aged children worldwide.

Big Vendors Leap To More Linux In Retail Stores

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Linux

Although Microsoft is becoming an increasingly formidable rival in the same space, IBM, Sun, Oracle, and many other vendors are now responding to renewed opportunities for Linux in department store environments, as retail chains like Circuit City, Pep Boys, and Urban Outfitters start to step to 100-percent Linux deployments on their store-level IT systems. Jacqueline Emigh reports from this year's National Retail Federation show.

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