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Story does Ubuntu pass the “white boy” test? srlinuxx 20/06/2009 - 7:18pm
Story First look to Firefox 3.5 RC2 srlinuxx 20/06/2009 - 4:46pm
Story My Free Choice to Move to Linux srlinuxx 20/06/2009 - 4:40pm
Story Linux as a Way to Make New Friends srlinuxx 20/06/2009 - 4:38pm
Story Ubuntu Satanic Store issue cleared up srlinuxx 20/06/2009 - 4:35pm
Story Novell says no plans to sell itself srlinuxx 2 20/06/2009 - 1:36pm
Story Red Hat unit expects 100% revenue jump srlinuxx 1 20/06/2009 - 9:48am
Story How To Run Windows Apps In Linux srlinuxx 1 20/06/2009 - 9:47am
Story Is Fedora Linux Still Relevant? srlinuxx 1 20/06/2009 - 9:44am
Story Comparing MEPIS 8 and Ubuntu 9.04 srlinuxx 1 20/06/2009 - 9:43am

Final Gnome 2.12 version released

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Software

The Gnome project Wednesday released version 2.12.3 of its popular Linux desktop, the final release in the 2.12 branch. Version 2.13 will be skipped, and the next edition, v2.14, is already well into development, the project said.

GooBuntu - Googles New OS

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Linux
Google

After initially downplaying reports that they will release their own operating system, Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu.

OpenOffice, IBM, and Redmond buses

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Misc

On the streets of Redmond, Wash. -- aka the center of all evil in the known universe -- you can now find buses bedecked with OpenOffice and Sun ads.

Nice Rewriting of the Factual History

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Web

Beranger has posted some interesting screenshots showing the vast differences in search engine results in and out of the iron information curtain.

Outdoor WiFi router runs x86 Debian Linux

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Linux

German networking equipment integrator Saxonia is shipping an x86-based outdoor WiFi router that runs Debian Sarge. The Meshnode router boots a 2.6.15 Linux kernel from CompactFlash, and offers lots of room to install most any normal x86 Debian package, the company says.

The Ultimate Media Server - Apache+SSL , PHP, MySQL and Jinzora

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HowTos

This guide will lead you through creating a secure ssl based webserver to be able to stream your multimedia across the World Wide Web. Before embarking on this journey I would highly recommend reading this documentation in it's fullest before executing any of it. You may find some pointers in the tips and tweaks section that you can make during installation that would make this install even easier and make it a one time install.

Where Did Firefox Come From?

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Moz/FF

I got involved with Mozilla because I loved the idea of working on something that had the potential to make an impact on millions of people. My friends and I lived in our browsers, so there was also a tangible payoff for contributions that made it into a shipping Netscape release.

Keep in touch (tcp keepalives etc.)

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HowTos

You can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself..(Ricky Nelson)

I don't imagine Ricky Nelson was thinking about tcp timeouts and keepalives in the 70's, and probably isn't still, but the subject comes up fairly often for me and never fails to be annoying.

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Must Linux buy its way onto the desktop?

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Linux

As you may know, Google is close to making a deal with Dell in which the search giant will get to preinstall its software package on Dell PCs. What you may not know is that Google may be spending a billion dollars over three years for the privilege.

What does that have to do with Linux? Everything.

PHP Basics

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HowTos

This introductory article on PHP will explain what PHP is, how it works, and how you can get started using it.

Open Source & The Fallacy Of Composition

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OSS

Recently I posted about the Fallacy Of Composition (which says that an advantage shared by everyone is not an advantage) and how it applies digital music: If everyone can make and distribute music cheaply, the price they can charge goes down and they all make less money. It should apply to open source as well. Is there an escape route?

BitTorrent to crack down on use of name

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Software

The creators of the BitTorrent file-swapping application will soon begin cracking down on how other software developers use the BitTorrent name, company President Ashwin Navin said Monday.

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Mozilla names best Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation has selected the 17 finalists for the Extend Firefox competition out of 200 entries. Spanning eleven categories, judges are looking for extensions that are "innovative, useful, and integrate with today's Web services".

Creating Web albums with shalbum

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HowTos

Almost no site seems complete these days without an image gallery, which displays thumbnails of many images in on a single main page. When you click on any image, you bring up a page with a larger version of the image. My favorite way to create image galleries is by using shalbum, an elegant shell script that uses ImageMagick to generate Web albums.

French court rules in favor of private P2P use

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Misc

On the eve of France's Parliament returning to discuss the possibility of legalizing P2P via a compulsory or global license, the French judiciary has sent a message to deputies a day early, clearly siding with non-commercial users of P2P applications.

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