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Story Ubuntu can't cut geek support umbilical srlinuxx 30/10/2009 - 10:43am
Story Linux iPhone sync draws near srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 9:34pm
Story Windows 7 overtakes Linux? srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 9:32pm
Story Gartner puts Drupal in visionary quadrant srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 9:30pm
Story Karmix FAQ srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 9:27pm
Story Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 boot speed comparison srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 7:30pm
Story Dominitrix Linux TV ad srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 7:28pm
Story 6 must have addons to enhance your Openoffice.org experience srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 5:09pm
Story How To: Properly Clean Your PC srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 5:08pm
Story Kubuntu 9.10 Release Adds Plasma Netbook Preview srlinuxx 29/10/2009 - 5:06pm

Review: Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0

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Reviews

Virtualization is sweeping the nation. Well, maybe not the nation, but it's a big hit with data centers and organizations that need to consolidate systems and streamline management. With so many virtualization applications on the market, which one to choose? SWsoft's Virtuozzo is strong contender.

The End User: Firefox users decide fate

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Moz/FF

For a software company that is rapidly cutting into Microsoft's share of the Web browser market, Mozilla Corp. has a particularly unimpressive European headquarters.

Sun to sink in the west?

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Misc

Sun Microsystems is in deep trouble.

So say a number of analysts.

Also: Scott McNealy's Still Got Game

Novell Innovation in Linux Education Drives New Learning Options

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SUSE

Novell today announced two new innovative programs for Linux training designed to promote education around open source. Novell unveiled its “Train the Teacher” series, the industry's first free week-long boot camp for Linux* educators.

The transition away from Microsoftness

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Linux

It has been months now and I'm still receiving letters about my first rant. The basic thrust of the rant is that Linux developers should be focusing more on innovation than on mimicking what is already on Windows. I stated what I thought were good arguments, and I had many more that wouldn't fit into the space available for my column.

Give me cake, just choose one for me....

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OS

Ok, I may be a bit slow, but isn't Linux supposed to be the flour in the OS sandwich? I mean the same core ingredient? Ok, you can get white and brown, I'll give you that, what I mean is, don't you just add the filling you require? Linux is Linux, right?

Trolltech goes public

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News

The company has become the first "dual-licence" open source operation to float, as its co-founder sees trouble ahead for open-source-averse companies

Structured writing with LyX

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HowTos

In the hubbub over the Open Document Format and competing “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) word processors, a long-standing alternative model of word processing systems, with much deeper roots in the free software world, has been mostly overlooked. The author of LyX, Matthias Ettrich, calls this approach “what you see is what you mean” (WYSIWYM).

Ubuntu Linux Live CD: Save data & desktop information on USB device

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Ubuntu Linux (other Linux distro also able to save data on external USB hard disk or USB pen drive) has this nifty feature that allows saving both data and desktop settings.

5 Tips For a Beginning Programmer

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HowTos

Being a beginning programmer myself, I have found the following tips very helpful in learning both the concepts behind general programming and the specifics of individual languages.

Snail Mail Falters Open Source Campaign

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OSS

Linux Australia's battle against proposed copyright laws had the Attorney General's Department a tad confused yesterday.

Emacs tips: Searching and replacing

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HowTos

Even if you use Emacs every day, sometimes you'll misplace a word or phrase. When that happens, you'll be glad that Emacs has flexible, built-in search and replace commands to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Mass. holding tight to OpenDocument

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OSS

Massachusetts is sticking to its plan to adopt OpenDocument, despite a critical report calling for a delay to the high-profile move, the state's technology chief said.

Open source urged to remain European

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OSS

The organizer behind the Open Source Business Conference has called on European enterprise open source companies to retain their roots and avoid the urge to relocate to the US.

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How To: Screen the Ultimate admin tool

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HowTos

Screen is a must known GNU console tool, this small piece of software comes really handy when you are working on a console or sending long processes on a remote host.

Staking the Vampire: SCO's case comes to an end?

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OS

What appears to be the real end of the case came on June 28. On that day, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells dismissed about two-thirds of SCO's claimed 294 examples of IBM contributing Unix code to Linux.

Is there anything of substance left to SCO's case? The lawyers say no.

Running A Current Distribution On A Little Old Laptop

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HowTos

Back in May of 2006 I wrote a piece about my experience reviving the Amity CN and received some e-mail from folks who wanted to do the same with theirs and wanted help. This web page is the result. A lot of this is not terribly Amity specific and may well work on other older laptops.

couple of ways of getting free internet access

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Web

The dawn of the internet era has seen more and more people jump on to the internet bandwagon and spend a significant part of their free as well as work time online. And as with any popular medium, we find energy being dissipated in various quarters in getting free access to it by taking advantage of the loopholes found in the technology being used.

OpenOffice.org and Excel VBA Macros

This screenshot shows a fairly geeky example of a hypocycloid generator. The generator uses a VBA macro, shown lower left, to generate source values from the positions of three interactive sliders on the left near where it says “Parameters.”

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