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Story Linux's share of netbooks surging, not sagging srlinuxx 04/11/2009 - 9:24pm
Story Mandriva Linux 2010 officially announced srlinuxx 04/11/2009 - 7:33pm
Story Apache Software Foundation: 10 years and still open to innovation srlinuxx 04/11/2009 - 7:26pm
Story Bob Sutor: Working with Ubuntu 9.10: initial impressions srlinuxx 04/11/2009 - 7:24pm
Story Novell prepares enterprise social networking suite srlinuxx 04/11/2009 - 7:21pm
Blog entry Upgraded Site software srlinuxx 18 04/11/2009 - 6:25pm
Story Mandriva Linux 2010 Release Tour srlinuxx 4 04/11/2009 - 5:35pm
Story Faster booting with Upstart srlinuxx 04/11/2009 - 5:24pm
Story Windows 7 Versus Linux srlinuxx 04/11/2009 - 5:23pm
Story GNOME Keyring srlinuxx 04/11/2009 - 5:19pm

How to restore a hacked Linux server

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HowTos

Every sysadmin will try its best to secure the system/s he is managing. Hopefully you never had to restore your own system from a compromise and you will not have to do this in the future. These rules might be used as a starting point to develop your own recovery plan.

Unmasking Novell's identity plans

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Software

Identity systems such as Higgins and InfoCard give us new ways of storing and exchanging information about users; good news for users and developers.

Freespire Beta 1 Screenshots

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Linux

The people behind Lindows, and now known as Linspire, have come out with a free community project they have called Freespire. Freespire Beta 1 Build 0.0.69 as they call it is the first operating system with the freedom of choice. Trying it out first hand at Phoronix, it certainly is NOT a GNU/Linux distribution to try if you have any level of computer literacy.

CLI Magic: Creating basic front ends with dialog and Xdialog

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HowTos

New Linux users are often afraid of the command line. They prefer graphical alternatives to commands and scripts. For help, they can turn to dialog and Xdialog, two simple tools that can be used to create front ends to command-line tools.

How-To: Setup Debian Linux Desktop with Full Multimedia Support and Faster Processing

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HowTos

Recently Debian-based distributions have been making the headlines these past few months (i.e. Ubuntu, MEPIS, Linspire, Xandros) and taking away some of the glory from its root source, so I decided to see if I had the chops to figure out how to take a stock Debian desktop install and tweak it to function on par or better than the competition.

Linux on the Corporate Desktop: Success with Kanotix

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Linux

About 2 years ago we went live with our first Linux Desktop in the production environment. The format we settled on was a LiveCD for ease of updates, administration and resilience. They were initially used to replace the dumb telnet terminals a lot of our staff were using for data entry, in order to give them the extra functionality (web browsing, office suite etc) of a Windows PC without the extra administration/maintenance overheads.

nload, a network traffic analyser

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HowTos

nload is a ncurse based network traffic analyser. Being a ncurse based tools, you do not need to start X in order to use that software which is necessary when administering machines remotely … and even locally actually.

VideoLinux Review

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Linux
Reviews

VideoLinux, is a light distribution that is focused one major area and that is multimedia. As stated just above, it might not be the easiest of things to configure in Linux and there are quite a number of powerful programs that are being offered to you for free.

A LINUX User Looks at XANDROS Desktop 4

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Linux
Reviews

I have written about XANDROS several times during the past couple of years and always felt that the distribution was something special. XANDROS has never tried to have the latest and greatest, just the most recent stable programs. It is also a commercial distribution meaning the basic edition of Desktop 4 will run about $40 USD and the premium about $80 USD.

The Official Ubuntu Book

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Reviews

This is the "Official Guide", but definitely isn't the dry tome you might expect if, for example RedHat had written it. This flows well, is chatty and light, doesn't talk down to you, and is full of tips and suggestions.

TO:Crossfire 1.2 Released

Tactical Ops: Crossfire has been released in version 1.2. The latest patch, which includes all fixes since the initial release 1.0, contains three brand new maps.

Protect your system from SSH brute force attacks

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HowTos

Despite all the discussions you might have read, SSH is a secure way to remotely connect to a GNU/Linux host. Unless you connect via SSH passwordlessly, using a public/private key pair, there is however a risk SSH is not really protecting you from: brute force attacks.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.6 Released

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Linux

Linux Kernel 2.6.17.6 was just released, relaxing the /proc changes from 2.6.17.5. HALd issues were reported by the maintainer of that package in some instances due to overly stringent /proc security.

Freespire Linux OS Beta 1 Released

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Linux

The first BETA of Freespire Linux was released on Friday. Freespire is a no-cost version of the Linspire operating system based on Linux and Open Source.

Consumer-Friendly Linux Distro Found in Linspire Five-O

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Linux
Reviews

If you want a rock-stable operating system that is highly unlikely ever to become a victim of viruses or other malicious applications, Linspire Five-O Linux is an attractive alternative to Windows. Linspire is also worth considering if you think you may want to dig deeper into Linux and start writing your own software.

Computers Within A Computer - Virtualization Supports All Systems

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Misc

A few euros can buy plenty of computers although they made not be made of plastic and metal. While a user cannot physically touch a virtual machine, they function just like an ordinary computer thanks to virtualization.

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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