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Story Skype 2.1 Beta For Linux Has Been Released hotice 28/08/2009 - 9:44am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 28/08/2009 - 4:05am
Story Living The PC-BSD Lifestyle srlinuxx 28/08/2009 - 1:10am
Story Novell: Linux Up, Security Down srlinuxx 28/08/2009 - 1:07am
Story Is the Linux Desktop Too Much Like Windows, Mac OS X? srlinuxx 28/08/2009 - 1:05am
Story Windows7sin not forgiven srlinuxx 4 27/08/2009 - 11:42pm
Story Five Features We Want to See in Firefox srlinuxx 27/08/2009 - 11:32pm
Story Saving Linux cash on Vista clunkers srlinuxx 27/08/2009 - 11:30pm
Story Canonical Unveils The Ubuntu Software Store srlinuxx 27/08/2009 - 10:06pm
Story Learn Linux, 101: The Linux command line solrac 27/08/2009 - 8:30pm

Leader of the Free World

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Linux

Linus Torvalds wants me to believe he's too boring for this story. Before agreeing to meet me, Torvalds sent an email imagining that I'd be overwhelmed by the tedium of hanging around with the likes of him. How Linus Torvalds became benevolent dictator of Planet Linux, the biggest collaborative project in history.

Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

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Linux

syslog-ng© is the world's most flexible and scalable audit trail processing tool for organizations of any size. It provides a centralised, securely stored log of all devices on your network, whatever platform they run on. And syslog-ng also incorporates a host of powerful features, including filtering based on message content, as well as customisable data mining and analysis capabilities.

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BitLocker gives dual-boot systems the elbow

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Microsoft

Security features introduced in Windows Vista will make setting up PCs to boot in either Linux or Windows far more difficult, according to security guru Bruce Schneier.

Ubuntu on an Intel Mac

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Ubuntu

Four days later, with no sleep and little food there's an operational machine on my couch -- with Bootcamp, MacOSX and Ubuntu Dapper Drake, all happily coexisting, without chain-loading (ick!) and with wicked performance benchmarks.

Install Linux Over the Internet

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HowTos

One of the best things about Linux is that its dozens of varied incarnations are generally available as free downloads on the Internet. But if your Internet connection is swift, and if you're only planning a one-time installation on a single computer, you can skip the disc image downloading and burning, and instead install Linux directly from an Internet server.

Users Buy Linux On Reliability, Says Novell Boss

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Linux

Novell President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ron Hovsepian sees the acquisition of the JBoss application server by Red Hat as having "further validated our early adoption of JBoss." When Novell looked at various application servers, "we chose JBoss ahead of Red Hat's own Jonas," says Hovsepian.

GNOME 2.15.1 Released!

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Software

This is our first development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. And I can tell you that GNOME 2.15.1 tastes good. Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

Understanding /proc: Part 2

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HowTos

As it was shown in the first installment of the Understanding /proc series, the /proc filesystem can be extremely useful when it comes to finding out about the processes running on your Linux system (which might have something to do with why the kernel developers decided to name it 'proc'). But /proc is also handy when it comes to learning about the devices on your system. While it is currently being deprecated in favor of the /sys filesystem for device information, /proc can still provide some valuable insight as to what you have attached to (or inside of) your computer.

Fighting Linux Fragmentation

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Linux

Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group, is on a mission. He wants to prevent Linux from falling prey to the fragmentation fate that befell Unix.

Linux Malware On The Rise

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Linux

Assuming you're safe from viruses and other malware just because you are on a non-Windows platform is a big mistake, as the number of Linux-based malware doubled in 2005, and Mac OS X is next to get hit, according to a report from Kaspersky Labs.

Book Review: Unix to Linux Porting

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Reviews

The major issues with porting to Linux from other Unixes include compiler and library differences, differences in system calls, and entirely missing system calls. There's also the issue of code that never was right to start with, but that's outside of the scope of this book.

Getting PHP running with Apache

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HowTos

The #debian IRC channel on freenode very often sees people who don't know how to get PHP running with Apache. This is nearly always caused by missing packages - particularly the Apache mod_php module. It is very simple to get a basic setup running - depending on the version of Apache and PHP you want (and are available for your Debian distribution stable/testing/unstable).

Public sector security put to test

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Security

The government announced yesterday (Wednesday) that it is testing a security architecture intended to bolster protection of public sector IT systems from hackers and security breaches.

Phonon: Multimedia in KDE 4

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KDE

After many months of work on the new Multimedia API for KDE 4 it is time to finally announce Phonon. Phonon will provide a task oriented API for multimedia, making it easy for KDE applications to use media playback and capture functionality (and more) resulting in application developers being free to concentrate on the user interface aspects.

Linuxfest Northwest 2006

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Linux

Linuxfest Northwest is a non-commercial, one-day conference and exhibition of open-source technology, with an emphasis on Linux. It is held once a year, is free of charge and is hosted at the Bellingham Technical College (BTC) in Bellingham, WA. This year, Linuxfest runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Linuxfest Northwest 2006 is going to be a lot of fun. I hope to see you there!

GNOME won the desktop battle, will Linux lose the war?

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Linux

Despite the head start that KDE enjoyed, the large number of KDE users and developers, and Linus Torvalds personally endorsing KDE, GNOME has won the desktop environment battle. The final victory came with the third piece of a corporate trifecta, giving GNOME the official nod from Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and finally Novell. The question is, will the triumph of GNOME lead to the rise or downfall of the Linux desktop?

Book Review: Beginning PHP and MySQL 5 from Novice to Professional, 2nd Edition

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Reviews

Spread over 860 pages and divided into a whooping 37 chapters, this book covers the PHP Language and MySQL database in detail. As the name indicates, the book endeavors to hand hold a newbie in the various aspects of PHP programming like the language constructs and progressively brings him to the level of a professional.

The Truth about Ubuntu!

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Ubuntu

My grumbles of Ubuntu Dapper Flight 6, after being used on a day to day basis on a T41 in a University Environment: Wireless, Sound, Software, Everything else...

Convert any video file to DVD with open source tools

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HowTos

You've just downloaded the new episode of your favorite video podcast, and you'd like to watch it on your big-screen TV. Unfortunately, the video is encoded in XviD or QuickTime format, which your DVD player doesn't support. Don't worry -- here's how you can convert any video file to DVD using dvdauthor and MPlayer.

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