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Breathing Life Into Older Computers

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Many of the readers who visit here surely have an older computer that has been tossed away in a closet. While this laptop might seem old and out-of-date now, there are many distributions of Linux that will work exceptionally well.

Computer First Aid Using Knoppix

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HowTos

Windows just crashed. The computer won't boot back up. Those "System Recovery Disks" that came with your computer will erase all of your data. In most cases, when Windows breaks and will not start up again, none of your data has been lost, you just don't have a way to get to it.

A $10 Linux Answering Machine

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HowTos

This article describes how to build a Linux-based telephone answering machine using a low cost winmodem (softmodem) for the telephone interface.

Intrusion Reporting

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HowTos

Does your computer or network appear to be under attack? Here's some information from a new book that can help you determine what to do and who to tell when someone is cracking your system.

Using and Converting MPC Audio Files

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HowTos

I haven't use MPC (Musepack) files before, I didn't even know that xmms would not play them by default. Somehow, the six tracks of this fabulous album came into my possession.

"Open with..." Now what?!

This week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

A week without some sort of tawdry drama in the open source world would be like a week without sunshine. The good news is the major corporates seem quite willing to take turns as the whipping boy.

How To Turn Windows Into Linux And Become L33T

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Humor

Some windows junkie has put together a shockwave animation making fun of linux and its users. Don't go unless you have a sense of humor.

gamecube linux

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Gaming

once the xbox linux team got a mature system established they decided to move on to gamecube linux. they’ve made a lot of progress.

Microsoft: Linux is anti-commercial

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Microsoft

References to free software and Linux were removed from a UN document after Microsoft claimed that such software aims to 'make it impossible to make any income on software as a commercial product'

Search and replace across many files with a perl one-liner

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HowTos

Here's a piece from me on how to do a search and replace across many files in one line of perl, for several kinds of cases.

SOHO: Office rival opens

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Software

Last month's release of OpenOffice 2.0 has changed everything. The software is vastly improved. Almost every major flaw has been addressed. The new version is impressively fast.

Firefox 1.5 Review

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Moz/FF
Reviews

At first glance, Firefox 1.5 (we tested RC3) doesn't seem much different from Firefox 1.0. And in case you're considering a download, 1.5 RC3 is rock-solid.

Opera issues security patch for Unix users

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Security

In a rapid response to Secunia alert, Opera has issued a security patch to protect users against flaws in some versions of its browser running on Linux or Unix, and in Macromedia's Flash Player.

Linux can solve desktop management woes

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Linux

A recent survey by IMRB for Network Magazine's Infrastructure Strategies 2005 found that many enterprises have already made considerable investments in open source.

Open Source Content Management Set Up

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Web

I thought there should be a site that allows people to "test drive" many of the best systems vailable. Since there was no site like that, I started opensourceCMS.com.

Desktop Linux for small business

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Linux

Is your business ready to take the open source plunge? We test five leading desktop Linux distributions and come up with one winner.

Building an Open-Source House

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Misc

Our Senior Editor puts years of home-renovating experience to work in planning computing, networking, RF, audio and video in his family's \"ultimate\" house.

Podcast receivers for Linux

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HowTos

If you're bored with blogging and ready for new worlds to conquer, podcasting might be just the impetus you need to refuel your interest in Internet publishing. The term is something of a misnomer. You don't need an iPod to create or receive a podcast, and it's not really a broadcast.

MEPIS SimplyMEPIS v3.4-1 RC1 Screenshots

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Linux

Once again Phoronix and OSDir are keeping us up-to-date with the latest on what our favorite distros are looking like. This time they have posted screenshots of MEPIS SimplyMEPIS v3.4-1 RC1.

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