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Story Open Source Whitepaper updated for 2010 srlinuxx 31/10/2009 - 5:00pm
Story OpenSUSE Weekly News #95 is out! srlinuxx 31/10/2009 - 4:58pm
Story Things To Fix / Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala hotice 31/10/2009 - 12:59pm
Story Syntensity: New FOSS Platform for 3D Games srlinuxx 31/10/2009 - 10:15am
Story full circle mag issue 30 srlinuxx 31/10/2009 - 10:12am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 31/10/2009 - 12:01am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 30/10/2009 - 11:49pm
Story First GNOME 3.0 Development Release Available srlinuxx 30/10/2009 - 8:35pm
Story DebConf10 Debian Conference Set for August in NYC srlinuxx 30/10/2009 - 8:34pm
Story Can DOD's stance on open source change the status quo? srlinuxx 30/10/2009 - 8:32pm

Tech Writing in the Age of Open Source

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Misc

There are four core ways to use open source techniques and technologies to dramatically increase the effectiveness of any organizations tech writing. These techniques can greatly enhance the power of technical writing applied in user guides, marketing materials and software documentation.

Open Document Format marching on

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OSS

Open document format is that new fileformat for Office suites, ISO certified and genuinely an open standard. This probably means that we got critical mass.

Firefox Version 2.0 Beta Candidate Released

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Moz/FF

The browser wars are heating up, as the first beta of Firefox 2.0 is due on Tuesday July 11th, and Internet Explorer version 7.0 is now on it's third beta release.

Maybe GPL is the problem, if Greg Kroah-Hartman is RMS-ish

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OSS

Some time ago, when Kororaa was accused of violating the GPL, there were a lot of discussions. The respected kernel guru Greg Kroah-Hartman, in a long interview with Linux Format, still believes that binary-only kernel modules are illegal if loaded by a GPL kernel!

Interview: Ron Hovsepian, Novell

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Interviews

This week's Q&A session is with Ron Hovsepian, the new CEO of Novell.

Adventures in Linux-Laptop-Land

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Linux

I recently got a new laptop, and got the next model up in the Inspiron line (630m), since the 600m was not made anymore. The 630m has proven to be *very* Linux and Free-Unix unfriendly.

Complete Ubuntu Computer System for <$40?

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Interesed in Linux? Don't have the time to install it on your primary computer? Worried you might delete your Windows partition? We have a perfect solution! A complete PC with Ubuntu Linux preloaded! Perfect as a 2nd or 3rd computer. Ubuntu linux is a great and easy to use Operating System.

Tyan Tiger i7520SD S5365

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Hardware
Reviews

Last month we had reported on the Tyan Tempest i5000XL motherboard as well as the Tyan Tiger i7520SD, both of which had their own unique characteristics to the table. However, today we are bringing the remainder of our Tiger i7520SD S5365 review.

How Xgl Works

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HowTos

I explain here how Xgl works with NVIDIA's drivers. It works in a similar way with DRI drivers: Mesa libGL and libglx are loaded instead of NVIDIA's ones. This will have a benefict...

Measuring resources for a MySQL server on Linux

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HowTos

Sometimes my customers ask me about the CPU and memory consumption of a MySQL server process. I started digging into the operating system intricacies to find out as much as I could about the resources used by a single process.

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A review of Blag Linux and GNU

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Linux
Reviews

Blag is an ever-growing GNU/Linux operating system distribution developed by a few highly dedicated free software activists in the UK. Blag, which is a recursive acronym for the phrase ‘Blag Linux and GNU’, is one of the six GNU/Linux distributions that is supported by the GNU Project and Richard Stallman.

Understanding RAID

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HowTos

A company’s greatest asset, besides its employees, is its data. Millions and millions of dollars are spent to backup data, replicate data, etc. all in an attempt to protect against data loss. The only true defense to protect from data loss is to implement a disk solution based on RAID technology.

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Why is Firefox So Darn Popular?

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Moz/FF

Recently, I have been pondering why is Firefox so darn popular? This is a question that I honestly ask myself sometimes, often while browsing the web from within the browser itself. The real trick is that there are so many different ways to answer this.

From 0 to 1 in 100 years

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Web

Net Neutrality is a snowball. Google currently lists 36.4 million results for "net neutrality" and another 3.13 million for "network neutrality". The top of five "sponsored links" is for NetCompetition.org, a carrier-funded anti-neutrality PR site.

Planeshift 0.3.015 Released!

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Gaming

A new version of the MMORPG Planeshift has just been released. The story of Yliakum continues in this new release of the game, which comes up with many improvements.

Novell SLED 10 Desktop Review

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Reviews
SUSE

I was quite enthusiastic to see the second generation of this alternative desktop in preliminary release at the end of June. I downloaded the Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop ISO and spent some time with it over the holiday weekend. The fact that I ended up spending very little time wth it is really the story.

Howto: Linux write (burn) data to DVD or DVD/RW

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HowTos

DVD is another good option for backup, archiving, data exchange etc. In order to write DVD/DVD-RW from shell prompt you need to install a package called dvd+rw-tools. Also note that this package works under *BSD, HP-UX, Solaris and other UNIX like operating systems.

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