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Story The Perfect Server - Fedora 11 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2] falko 14/06/2009 - 11:41am
Story today's leftovers srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 5:05am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 2:30am
Story review: foresight linux srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 12:35am
Story They outdid themselves srlinuxx 1 13/06/2009 - 11:00pm
Story Getting ATI Radeon HD Drivers to work on a Linux laptop - the Saga srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 10:44pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 Boot Performance, and Does it Matter? srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 8:53pm
Story A question to Microsoft? Whats unique about Windows 7? srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 8:51pm
Story How Overhyping Killed KDE 4 srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 7:37pm
Story Will my program work on all Linux distributions? srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 7:33pm

Solving Rubix Linux 1.0 RC2

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Rubix is a Linux distribution forked from Slackware Linux. It differs from its parent in that Rubix uses Arch Linux's 'pacman' for simplified package management with dependency resolution. They released rc2 for their upcoming version 1.0 and we took it for a little spin.

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M$ to Release Windows Source Code?

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Microsoft

Various reports are circulating stating Microsoft said today that it would disclose some of the innermost workings of Windows, its flagship operating system, to other companies. There seems to be some controversy as to how much source they intend to release. Some reports state all while other states some.

Writing ISO Images to CD with cdrecord

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HowTos

Today, with the availability of GUI-based CD creation programs such as K3B, the old command-line method write a CD-ROM is pretty much forgotten. Those GUIs are fine for building a CD from ordinary files stored on your hard disk--text, data, music and such--but sometimes you need to do the equivalent of copying a CD image onto a new CD.

FoX Desktop 1 Review

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Linux
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Of the approximately four trillion Linux distributions out there, here's something a little different. FoX Linux Desktop 1 is an Italian-made distribution that by default runs a combination of KDE apps that make it look and feel more like OSX.

Quickly Sharing a Directory with Apache2

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HowTos

A web server should be as secure as it can be. However, you may sometimes need to quickly share the contents of a directory for web access, so you make a folder under your httpd's document root, add a simple .htaccess... and you may see the access is forbidden!

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Review: Atomix Linux 3.2

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After several years' work, a team of young Linux experts from Serbia has released Atomix Linux 3.2 to the public. Considering the long development period -- more than three years -- my expectations were fairly high, but Atomix met my expectations.

Gaim 2.0 Beta 2: The Sequel to Beta

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Software

Please grab beta 2 and let us know what you think. With any luck we won't need to make any major changes, and Gaim 2.0.0 final will be out before you can prove the theory of special relativity.

Also: Phoronix has the Screenshots

File System Design part 1: XFS

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HowTos

Generally, file systems are not considered "sexy." When a young programmer wants to do something really cool, his or her first thought is generally not "Dude, two words...File System." However, I am what is politely termed "different." I find file systems very interesting and they have seldom been more so than they are right now.

Northland Linux goes Gold

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Gaming

Gamers on the Linuxplatform will soon be able to join Bjarni and his friends in their mission to save their homeland from mysterious serpent creatures, as Northland Linux has gone gold and should be available by February 2nd.

How Relevant is the Homeland Security Grant?

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Security

Three organizations--Stanford University, Coverity, and Symantec--recently received a Department of Homeland Security grant to assist open source projects in tightening their code with automated code-checking. The question is, will this help be welcome? LinuxPlanet speaks with Coverity's CTO and founder as well as Linus Torvalds to see just how useful Coverity's defect reports have been.

Linspire and Versora make Windows migration easy

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Linux

I first demoed Versora Progression Desktop at LinuxWorld Boston in February of 2005, and was impressed by what it could do. Basically it takes all of your essential data and program settings (and even some decidedly nonessential settings) and transfers them to GNU/Linux. I hadn't heard much from the company since then -- until Linspire announced a partnership with them recently. The deal is, Progression Desktop will move you from Windows to Linspire without any hassle.

Turbolinux looks to western China for more customers

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Linux

"We are facing fierce competition from Novell [Inc.] and Red Hat [Inc.], so we want to differentiate ourselves," said Claude Zhou, Turbolinux China's general manager, in Beijing. "We want to do something in the second-tier cities."

How to choose an open-source CMS

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OSS

In this issue of Industry Insider, Seth Gottlieb, content management practice lead at Optaros, explains how one should go about selecting an open-source content management system.

Choosing a desktop Linux distro

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Linux

"What's the best Linux desktop distribution?" Now, while some people will swear up and down that Slackware or Fedora or even Puppy, for that matter, is the best Linux desktop, I think the answer is more complicated. In fact, I don't think there is a single answer.

Also: Ubuntu hitches a ride on USB drives

What's up with Novell's new licensing?

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Misc

You might have missed it, if you want to buy products from Novell's serious SUSE Linux line -- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9, and Open Enterprise Server -- you'll be paying less after March 1st.

Video game review: 'Darwinia' Stands Out

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Reviews
Gaming

It often seems the big publishers have lost touch with gamers, focusing more on wily marketing campaigns rather than interesting new titles.

"Darwinia" offers proof that there's something good about being small. For Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Of Mac and Tux

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HowTos

I have read a TechNews article last week and figured that most of the tips listed are aimed towards Windows users. Let us examine how it fares for those who use other operating systems.

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