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Story 3 great educational apps for Linux newbies srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 7:00pm
Story Ubuntu's Karmic Koala opens its eyes srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 6:59pm
Story Ubuntu users know what a party is. srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 4:03pm
Story Putting Linux on Parental Control srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 4:00pm
Story Leaning Towards Freedom srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 3:58pm
Story Linux on the Air - or Not? srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 1:46pm
Story FOSS: War is over (if you want it) srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 1:43pm
Story IOzone Performance Exploration, Part 2 srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 1:41pm
Story Celestia 3D Space Simulation Software For Linux srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 1:40pm
Story Linux saves Aussie electrical grid srlinuxx 01/10/2009 - 11:09am

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How-To: Dual-Boot Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) Linux Desktop Along Side Windows XP

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I admit it. I'm HUGE fan of Ubuntu Linux for the Desktop. So with great pleasure, I have put together a guide to help everyone easily create a dual-boot PC running both Ubuntu and Windows XP in celebration of Ubuntu's official Dapper Drake release. Don't worry... I'm laying the instructions out in such a way that most Windows users who've ever tinkered with their PC will find it a piece of cake.

STX Linux: A second life for older hardware

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Reviews

Creator Michael "STIBS" Stibane calls STX Linux "a desktop Linux distribution especially targeted to older hardware." I tested version 1.0 of the Slackware 10.2-based distro on an old laptop with a 300MHz Celeron processor, 80MB of RAM, and a 4GB hard disk. I found this young distro for old hardware has promise.

A Coming Flood of Commercial Linux Music Apps?

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Linux

Imagine commercial applications like Ableton Live, Sibelius, Propellerheads Reason, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo, or Max/MSP/Jitter running on Linux. Thanks to modern development processes, this is no far-fetched scenario. I’ve been thinking along these lines for some time as you may know (often with significant prodding from you folks), but it’s nice when others are, too:

Six Things You Didn't Know About Linux

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Linux

Love it, hate it, heard lots about it, but still don't have enough of a handle to form a firm opinion? Then we must be talking about Linux, the open-source operating system that's alluring because it's heavy duty and it's free.

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SUSE 10.0/10.1 KDE Repository Changes

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SUSE

The Supplimentary repositories have changed. The following will help you to get the latest KDE 3.5.3 and future versions as well as all latest KDE apps.

Kubuntu and Edubuntu 6.06 Beta Review

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Reviews

Every now and then a particular Linux distribution appears and causes a splash with its stability, usability, support of myriads of pieces of hardware, abundance of features, etc. Although it does not fit exactly in the above description, one of the recent splashes is the Debian-based Ubuntu Linux and its derivatives Kubuntu and Edubuntu.

Nvidia driver hack for Xen kernel - SUSE 10.1

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SUSE
HowTos

I've been wrestling with Xen for a week or so now but before I post some articles about Xen itself I'd like to share this quick hack to get the Nvidia binary driver working with the SUSE 10.1 Xen kernel.

Switching Back to Desktop Linux

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Linux

A few years ago, I bought my first laptop, a 15-inch PowerBook. It was also my first Apple machine. I kept my Linux desktop, but moved most of my daily work to the laptop. I tried to get used to Mac OS X for six months, but when a new version of XFree86 came out and supported my video card fully, I finally switched away from Mac OS X. Why?

The terrible state of Linux Screen Capture

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Software

The past few days I've been using Ubuntu 6.06, "Dapper Drake", first as a beta, then as of last night, the final build. I've got to say, I've been completely blown away. This is the first time that I've seriously considered ditching my windows partition completely and running strictly Linux... that is, of course, before I tried to create a screencast of the amazing 3D graphical effects of XGL and Compiz.

Firefox 1.5.0.4 & Thunderbird 1.5.0.4 Released

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Moz/FF

Firefox 1.5.0.4 is a security update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version.

Customizing Dynebolic version 2

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HowTos

Dynebolic is a live CD distro packed with tools for working with sound and video files. Dynebolic uses the Squashfs filesystem to fit a lot of applications into a small space, along with a speed-tweaked kernel and the tools to perform well on low-end equipment. The upcoming Dyne:II release also lets you add and remove tools to create your own custom version of the distro. Here's how.

University moves toward open source despite some resistance

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OSS

For the past few years Scott, a systems administrator at the University of Southern Florida (USF) in Tampa, has been battling an institutional mindset to get Windows out and Linux in as part of his plan to save money on licensing costs, lost time through server consolidation and maybe even his own sanity.

PS3 to be launched on 11 November in Japan, a week later in the U.S.

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Gaming

Sony Corporation's video game console PlayStation3 will be in the market in November. Sony officials said the PS3 will be introduced in the Japanese markets on 11 November and in the U.S. and European markets a week later.

interview: Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik

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Linux
Interviews

Red Hat held its second annual Red Hat Summit in Nashville this week. At the event, vnunet.com sat down with the company's chief executive, Matthew Szulik, to talk about the firm's latest initiatives and future directions.

Also: 'No hope' for quick resolution of US patent mess and other related links.

Intel donates Swing code to Apache's open source Java

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OSS

SOFTWARE COMPANY, Intel, announced, via its "Middleware Division" the contribution of AWT and Java2D packages, along with a Swing package to the Apache "Project Harmony."

Open Source Graphics Take on Adobe, Microsoft

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The Open Source desktop app sector is gaining another player, as the Xara Project speeds towards a 1.0 release. The Xara Xtreme project is focused on building an Open Source version of a commercial-standard vector graphics. The team just released its Xara LX 0.5 for Linux, and is available under the GNU Public License.

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