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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 14/07/2009 - 1:50am
Story Btrfs v0.19 Brings Some Gains, Some Losses srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 11:39pm
Story Amarok 2.1 Review srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 11:37pm
Story How Does Ubuntu 9.04 Measure Up to Mac OS X? srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 11:20pm
Story US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 11:18pm
Story Google Chrome Browser Exhibits Risky Behavior srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 11:16pm
Story What I don't like about KDE4 srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 6:22pm
Story Elive 1.9.35 (Unstable) srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 6:20pm
Story Banshee by default – outlook looks hazy srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 6:17pm
Story The coolest tools in the box srlinuxx 13/07/2009 - 3:59pm

Will violating the GPL get you in deep SOX?

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OSS

You may never have even considered how the popular GPL open-source license might interact with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, but embedded systems seller Wasabi Systems claims that Sarbanes-Oxley has made "GPL violations a federal crime."

Three Gentoo events coming up

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Linux team has announced calls for papers for two upcoming events -- the Gentoo UK Conference, in London; and FrOSCon, in Bonn. A Freescale Gentoo Seminar at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif. is also coming up.

Using versioning for your configuration files

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HowTos

Some time ago I read an article about versioning your /home files with Concurrent Versions System (CVS). The article appealed to me because I like the idea of always being able to undo a mistake, compare my current work with a previous version, and keep a backup of my important files. But the thought that I would litter my home directory with a lot of CVS directories was enough to keep me from implementing it. Recently, however, I've thought about applying versioning to administration files.

Novell stitches up Linux deal with NSW Government

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SUSE

In what is believed to be the first open source government contract in Australia of its kind, Novell has signed a deal with the NSW Department of Commerce to become an approved supplier of Open Source software and solutions.

ATI v8.23.7 Display Drivers Benchmarked

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Software

Yet again ATI continues in their monthly ritual of releasing new Linux display drivers that are accompanied by the release of their usual Windows CATALYST suspect. The candidate taking center stage today is v6.3 for Windows CATALYST, while the Linux version making its presence known is v8.23.7

Gameserver status on your desktop

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Software

It is a small desktop applet wich displays all useful gameserver statusinformation on your desktop via the aDesklet API engine. It parses the Informations from a recent q-stat installed on your system.

Guide to Troubleshooting Linux Problems

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HowTos

This is a guide to basic, and not so basic troubleshooting and debugging on linux systems. Goals include description and usage of common tools, how to find information, and what to do with that information. Emphasis will be on software issues, but might include hardware as well.

Open-Xchange Releases Latest Open Source Collaboration Suite

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OS

Open-Xchange, Inc.today announced the immediate availability of the latest, most advanced open source Exchange alternative. Customers get access to more than 100 improvements, all of which are designed to improve the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software.

Backup? Fuggetaboutit!

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HowTos

Konserve is a small backup utility that lives in the KDE 3.x system tray, and it makes backups so easy, so automatic, that you'll probably forget all about it... until you desperately need that file you accidentally deleted. Let's install Konserve and create a backup job.

Getting Wireless to Work in Kubuntu

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HowTos

Once you've installed Kubuntu on that shiny new laptop of yours, you'll want to be able to connect to your wireless network. It's wireless care isn't natively supported by Linux. Not to worry, this guide will teach you the basics.

First look: KOffice 1.5, part 1: The major applications

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KDE

KOffice often gets overlooked in favor of rival office suite OpenOffice.org (OOo), which has a wider set of features, corporate backing, and cross-platform compatibility. However, the recent release of the KOffice 1.5 beta makes this a good time to take a closer look at the KDE suite's applications, features, and performance.

Finding hidden treasures in OpenOffice 2.0's Charting Wizard

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Software

The chart features in OpenOffice are like a mystery-lover's dream vacation: a huge, mysterious old house with lots of long halls, secret bookcases, dark closets and creaky doors that, when you peer behind them, reveal wonderful secrets. So, here's your tour of the powerful, hidden charting jewels in OpenOffice 2.0.

2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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Linux

The polls have been closed and the results have been audited, which means the results are in. We once again had a record number of votes cast - thanks to everyone who participated. Also a huge congratulations not only to the winners, but to everyone who was nominated. Without further ado, I bring you the winners of the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.

Open source: the future economy?

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OSS

When people asked Captain Kirk of Star Trek how much he got paid for his job, he answered that in the future, we don't use money any more _ people just work for the betterment of mankind. The concept puzzled me from an economics perspective. But having observed the open-source movement in the IT realm, I am starting to comprehend one direction that the economy of the future might take.

Yoper 3.0 Beta Tested

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Linux
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Yoper is a Linux Distribution that takes the best of the best and rolls it into their own 686 optimized system. They released a beta of 3.0, dubbed Blacksand, a few days ago and someone put a little bug in my ear to test it. So we downloaded the iso linked to at Distrowatch and tested it this morning. So, how did Yoper stack up?

Mr. Dell and Desktop Linux

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Linux

Michael Dell, chairman of Dell Inc. believes in offering Linux on the desktop, server, and workstation. What he doesn't believe in, for now, is giving Linux full support on the desktop. In an exclusive interview, Dell explained his company's Linux desktop strategy.

Rival: Microsoft's EU Offer a "Poisoned Honeypot"

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. has set out a "poisoned honeypot" by offering to open source code in its antitrust case, a rival said in a confidential filing to the European Commission, which it opened on Tuesday.

Emu Software Taps Open Source Veteran for Executive Team

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News

Emu Software – an open source configuration management company – announced that they have added Mark Hinkle as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development to their executive team. Mark is an open source industry veteran bringing extensive insight into Linux and the open source community. Mr. Hinkle is also the Editor-In-Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine and the author of the book, Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration (Thomson/Delmar Learning 2006).

PCLinuxOS Trashed!

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PCLOS

Systemtrash... what dorks! If they've never heard of grub or Mandriva, what the heck are they doing? Ok, to be fair the one guy seems to know a little about linux, but the other one - he must own the equipment. This week they "trashed" our beloved PCLinuxOS. And thing one thing that stuck out for me was the quoting from or reading of the background on Texstar and PCLinuxOS from my site, but no credit given. Hey, where's my link guys!? I sent them an email.

Windows Linux DualBoot Tutorial

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HowTos

This tutorial was written to help set up a dual boot on a SATA drive but it will also work for PATA so continue forward and I will let you know if you need to skip something. In order to have a fully functional dual boot system it is preferred that Windows be loaded first. After that you can load Linux and easily dump the boot configuration on Windows NTLDR file (comparable to Linux boot file).

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