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Story 15 Instant Messenging Clients for Linux srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 5:03pm
Story What to expect from the next version of Ubuntu srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 5:01pm
Story 5 Simple APT Tips for Debian and Ubuntu, Part II Chris7mas 09/07/2009 - 10:04am
Story Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop falko 09/07/2009 - 9:25am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 3:32am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 2:52am
Story Did Microsoft force Asus to axe Linux? srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 1:17am
Story 11 Undocumented Features Of Google Chrome OS srlinuxx 1 09/07/2009 - 1:10am
Story Mono: Microsoft community promise inadequate, says RMS srlinuxx 09/07/2009 - 1:07am
Story Netbooks Are Little Notebooks, and Linux on Netbooks Rocks srlinuxx 1 09/07/2009 - 12:49am

CLI Magic: Getting into Motion

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HowTos

Want to keep an eye on what's going on in your home or office when you're not there? You can turn a Linux box into a motion detector by using an old webcam and Motion -- software for monitoring a Video4Linux device.

Does open source matter?

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OSS

It seems that, although some misgivings may remain, the open source community is coming to terms with the realities of the software business. Whereas at one time an open source software company might have been booed out of the room for charging license fees for commercial deployments, these days that practice is becoming the norm.

IBM, Harvard linking up to challenge Microsoft

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OSS

IBM is joining with Harvard University to create an open-source initiative that could challenge Microsoft's planned InfoCard online identity management system, the company is expected to announce today.

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Planeshift 0.3.013

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Gaming

You can get version 0.3.013 of the free massive multiplayer online role playing game Planeshift in development now. The objective of the PlaneShift is to create a virtual fantasy world in which a player can start as a peasant in search of fame and become a hero.

GoblinX Mini v1.2.2 Screenshots

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Linux

GoblinX Mini, the distribution based off of GoblinX Premium, has reached version 1.2.2. Included in GoblinX Mini v1.2.2 is a new "liveupgrade" feature for remastering the entire Linux distribution, improvements to the "goinstall" script, corrected various small errors and corrections, and have shaped up into a fairly nice release and is the focus of the Phoronix spotlight today.

Simple Schedule

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HowTos

I often get asked for web-based scheduling programs. I've done quite a few of them over the years, sometimes using scripts available from the web, but more often writing my own simply because I don't like modifying other people's code.

Singing Open Source Praises

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OSS

On this slow news day Chris Bell has publishied a trio of articles basically singing the praises of open source software on the New Zealand ComputerWorld site. From an introduction to open source, through an examination security of open source vs. proprietary, to giving examples of the advantages including cost saving of open source, Chris Bell has had a busy weekend. Great reading for a laid back Sunday afternoon.

Unix Futures: Six Vendors Look Ahead

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OS

Unix and Windows data-center market share remain neck-and-neck, according to most analysts, but many in IT perceive Unix and Linux innovation as slowing to a crawl. We interviewed representatives from Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems who were eager to challenge that perception by highlighting areas in which their Unix OSs are breaking new ground.

Democracy fights for your right to open TV

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OSS

'The revolution will be televised,' is the message going out today as the non-profit Participatory Culture Foundation launches Democracy, the "world's first" open source internet TV system.

Also: Panda Software unveils antivirus for Linux

Clean Air, Open Code

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OSS

Massachusetts might have been the FOSS shot heard 'round the world, but California may be quietly building pressure for an open source earthquake of its own. On the face of it, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is not setting the world on fire with its well-documented adoption of free open source software.

Calgary Linux User Group Presents LinuxFest 2006

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Linux

The Calgary Linux Users Group Guild has announced Calgary LinuxFest 2006 Powered by the Freedom of Choice. CLUG has taken the leadership role by bringing Linux and Open Source Software to the Community. Calgary LinuxFest 2006 is a one-day conference promoting the use of GNU Linux, free and open source software by both basic and advanced users.

Dropping Debian etch in favor of Fedora

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Linux

I will soon move from my beloved Debian etch (or testing) to the upcoming Fedora Core 5. How did I come to take such a decision? To set the things straight, I shall describe briefly the hardware my system runs on and the former distros I tried.

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Mandriva One - a livecd attempt

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MDV
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A livecd from popular Linux distribution company Mandriva hit mirrors and the press yesterday and being a Mandriva fan, I just had to test it. Unfortunately I won't be able to sing its praises this day. It was a disappointing experience from first link click to finally rebooting my machine out of it. It was based on Mandriva 2006, so I suppose I was expecting more usability. Let me recount my experience with this livecd.

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Linux Home System

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Security

As a result of articles referring to the threat of Worms and Viruses attacking Linux systems, many new Linux users are in a panic. To help them out and calm any panic stricken nerves, I've completed a brief, encouraging and straightup list for protecting your Linux home system.

Judge Rejects SCO Motions in Its Lawsuit Against IBM

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Legal

U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells ruled that Lindon-based SCO should not get more time for depositions of people at Intel, Oracle and The Open Group and denied a different motion to force IBM to provide more documentation in the case. She did give SCO 30 days to file a renewed motion but said it must "narrowly" define areas that have not been covered in documents IBM already has provided to SCO.

The Risks of Over-Virtualization

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OSS

The computing industry goes in cycles. The latest trend, growing in buzz over the past year, is server consolidation aided by virtualization software. Pundits claim this is a throwback to the old days of the mainframe. It's instructive to examine the virtualization trend in light of this mainframe comparison to see if there are any lessons to be learned.

Justice Dept. Rejects Google's Concerns

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Google

Concerns by Google Inc. that a Bush administration demand to examine millions of its users' Internet search requests would violate privacy rights are unwarranted, the Justice Department said in a court filing.

Marcel's Linux Game of the Month: Childsplay

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Gaming

When I came up with my choice for game of the month, I was a bit baffled at first. Deep down inside, I'm pretty much a kid at heart, but this... I suppose what it really has to do with is that I'm the parent of a toddler, and I'm starting to think about things from a much younger point of view.

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