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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/06/2009 - 2:35am
Story Will Ubuntu remain a minor player srlinuxx 2 18/06/2009 - 1:16am
Story My ideas for Mandriva 2010.0 srlinuxx 1 18/06/2009 - 12:04am
Story What is the best Linux distribution for beginners srlinuxx 3 18/06/2009 - 12:00am
Story Favorite applications, most recommended for Ubuntu srlinuxx 17/06/2009 - 11:53pm
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Story Install more then 100 games in one command with Djl srlinuxx 1 17/06/2009 - 10:09pm
Story Why is the NY Times so Dumb About Linux and Windows? srlinuxx 17/06/2009 - 10:08pm
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Book Review: Exploring the JDS Linux Desktop

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With all the interest in the OS and office productivity suite package, someone had to come up with a book to take IT enthusiasts along for the ride. O'Reilly Media's Exploring the JDS Linux Desktop, by Tom Adelstein and Sam Hiser, is an ideal introduction for the novice to more advanced user, especially since it is packaged with a live CD-ROM that lets you run the OS from RAM without installing it on your computer.

Kubuntu Distro Sprint

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Ubuntu

This last week was the Ubuntu distro sprint, where a bunch of core Ubuntu developers get locked in a bland hotel in a bland part of London (which was overcast for the whole week with no variation in weather) and told to work on things in return for Amarulla. So here's the first exciting screenshot of the new Kubuntu live CD installer.

ATI + X2 The Threat

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Gaming

Linux Game Publishing's port of Egosoft's X2 - The Threat has reached a new milestone with the fourth BETA release. Although there are still bugs to be fixed in the game before it ships to gaming distributors, this latest release available exclusively to the closed LGP testing community finally features ATI commercial driver support. Will this be another disappointment for the fans in red, or will this be a crucial win? We have thoroughly tested X2 - The Threat BETA 4 with various ATI Radeon cards as well as a NVIDIA GeForce 6 for comparative numbers.

Why not break free?

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Linux

Danny and Linda Lee, who are both in their mid-50s, know as much about computers as they do about gangsta rap. Yet Mr and Mrs Lee's computer at their home in Bedhampton, Hampshire, doesn't run Microsoft Windows. Nor is it a newbie-friendly Mac.

Setting Up a yum Repository

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While there are many Linux users who prefer other tools for doing their patch management, yum is designed for RPM-based distributions. Its popularity has grown as Fedora Linux has adapted yum as its primary patch management tool. This chapter will help you set up and configure a yum repository for your Linux distribution.

PC-BSD : A user friendly BSD flavour geared for the desktop

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Reviews

Recently interest has been generated in making at least some of the Unix variants more user friendly and many projects have come up which aim to create a better experience for the end user both in installing and using them. One such project is PC-BSD.

Google given extra time to fight subpoena

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Google

The Judge hearing Google's defence against the US attorney general's subpoena for search information has delayed the hearing for two weeks.

OOo Impress: Slide Shows that Will Impress Almost Anyone

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OOo Impress is a replacement for Microsoft's PowerPoint. Even if you're not an experienced presenter, Impress will help you create professional-looking slide shows.

Introducing KnoppMyth, a user-friendly Linux set-top box distro

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Linux

Open source project founder Cecil Watson provides some background on KnoppMyth in this brief project history. The project aims to create an easy-to-install-and-use Linux distribution for set-top boxes.

To Russia From IBM: A Hand With Open Source Development

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OSS

IBM is offering free software and educational resources for developers in Russia. The move, announced Friday, is intended to help encourage the creation of new applications based on open standards and open source.

Torvalds says DRM isn't necessarily bad

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Misc

Provisions against digital rights management in a draft update to the General Public License could undermine computer security, Linus Torvalds said this week in e-mails reflecting the Linux leader's pragmatic philosophy.

Blue Security's Do Not Intrude Registry

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Security

Most people set up some type of filter to weed out the bad email from the good. That approach, has its limitations. One company is trying a new, open source-based approach that creates a user-enforced "Do Not Spam" list.

Google wants its very own Net

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Google

It seems Google is lusting for its own personal and private global internet. If it manages this, forget DRM. It'll have the ultimate in consumer control.

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Fixing Windows with Knoppix

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Do you use Knoppix? This bootable Linux distribution that comes in the form of a CD or DVD can be a lifesaver when your computer goes awry. In this feature, we guide you through the process of fixing Windows with Knoppix, which includes resizing Windows partitions, solving key system file problems, and recovering data.

Renewed Linux trademark bid in the works

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Linux

The United States-based body responsible for protecting the "Linux" name appears to be making a renewed push to register it as a trademark in Australia.

Green Up Journals: Game time

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Gaming

It is late January and the development team of "America's Army" -- the U.S. Army's free video game for the Mac OS X, Windows and Linux operating systems -- has arrived in Camp Guernsey for three days of hands-on training and demonstrations via the Green Up event. While the team would ordinarily spend their days coding video games, for a few days they've been given full access to some of the weapons, vehicles, physical training and technologies used in their game.

French police uses open source for variety, consistency

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France has two national police forces, each reporting to a different ministry. One ministry is trying to avoid the kind of IT monoculture that allows viruses to spread and disable all key systems; the other wants to bring uniformity to a sprawling IT infrastructure. Both are turning to open source software to achieve their aims.

February 2006 Web Server Survey

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Web

In the February 2006 survey we received responses from 76,184,000 sites, an increase of 933K from January's total. Apache continues its strong growth with an increase of 1.3 million hostnames for the month, but the active sites data shows a very different result.

SUSE 10.1 beta 3 Report

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A new beta of SUSE was released yesterday and since I missed beta2, I just had to look at beta 3. In a few words, no big changes are afoot, but plenty under-the-hood updates and few surprizes were found. Some of these new and improved items may have shown up in beta 2, so this is our report on SUSE development since beta 1.

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