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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 326 srlinuxx 8 27/10/2009 - 2:17pm
Story Complete and Utter (Linux Desktop) Apps srlinuxx 27/10/2009 - 1:52pm
Story Top 10 Firefox Themes (Skins) for Halloween srlinuxx 27/10/2009 - 1:51pm
Story Linux on Netbooks - Hope for the Future srlinuxx 27/10/2009 - 1:47pm
Story 9 awesome features to look out for in Fedora 12 srlinuxx 1 27/10/2009 - 10:51am
Story A Few Questions For Gunnar Wolf srlinuxx 27/10/2009 - 9:39am
Story Chakra Alpha 3 – Review srlinuxx 27/10/2009 - 9:37am
Story The Virtues of Virtualization srlinuxx 27/10/2009 - 9:35am
Story Big boys going open-source to cut costs srlinuxx 27/10/2009 - 9:34am
Story A Tokyo Travelogue srlinuxx 27/10/2009 - 9:33am

Using the Fluxbox Window Manager

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Fluxbox
HowTos

I started using Linux in the pre-KDE and pre-GNOME days. These have become pretty much the de-facto graphic user interface for Linux and with good reason. I have tried them for perhaps 3 weeks to a month at a time. I had always stuck with my trusted FVWM. That was, until, out of curiosity, I tried Fluxbox.

Killing That Spam With Postgrey And Postfix

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HowTos

There are numerous ways to prevent spam from reaching your inbox, the most popular is probably SpamAssassin. Greylisting will not replace spam filtering software like SA but it will serve as a powerful first hurdle for spam. It should rather be seen as an addition to all the other anti spam features of Postfix.

Make PDFs talk

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HowTos

Many magazines and book publishers make available a free online version of their products, often as PDF files. Chances are you scroll through multiple pages of PDFs every day. To reduce the number of miles you put on the mouse wheel, you can use free software to read out the documents to you.

India Stays Cool To Open Source

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OSS

India, once seen as fertile ground for open-source software, has yet to embrace the development model in the way many hoped it would.

Linux: ext4 Filesystem

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Linux

Theodore Ts'o offered an insightful summary of issues affecting future development on the ext3 filesystem. He listed the three main concerns for future development as stability, compatibility confusion, and code complexity.

Tip of the Trade: Drupal

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Software

Deploying and using it may not be completely painless, but Drupal is a great content management system (CMS) framework that is lightweight, modular, and not too difficult to navigate. There is nothing exotic or excessively "creative" in its construction — it's just a nice sensible implementation of PHP and either PostgreSQL or MySQL on the back end. What can you do with Drupal?

Book Review: Code Quality

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Reviews

With his first book, Code Reading, Diomidis Spinellis broke new ground. Here was a major book on the oft-neglected but important skill of reading source code. Now, with this follow-up study, Spinellis continues to champion the skills required to understand and maintain large bodies of code.

FBI Nabs Movie Pirates

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Misc

Counterfeiters sometimes bribe their way into advance screenings, so their work can hit the black market before the movies are released in theaters. This is part of a broader scheme the movie industry says robbed it of an estimated US$18 billion in global revenue in 2005.

Why Linux Has Failed Beginners

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Linux

Over the years, I've had a number of people asking me what I believe the problem was with further migration over to Linux by the public at large. To be frank, I don't believe that there is a simple answer to this. To me, there are a number of factors that play a role in keeping Linux out of the mainstream limelight.

Linux site gets other Ideas

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Linux

Linux distributor Interactive Ideas has thrown its weight behind the relaunch of a web site that aims to increase the use of open source software across Europe.

Is It Time For Linux?

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Linux

Many in the Linux world believe that Linux desktops can easily replace Microsoft Windows for certain uses. They also admit that the Linux desktop may not be a solution for all Windows users, but they firmly believe that they are making progress toward that goal.

Bono Asked to Aid Copy-Protection Fight

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OSS

He's bent the ear of world leaders on social causes. He's a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He's a rock star. But could the lead singer of U2 also become a front man for a grass-roots campaign seeking to change how the music industry does business?

The Free Software Foundation hopes so.

Forget the apple; surprise teacher with open-source software

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OSS

Few things are quite so technically cutting edge as open-source software, which is why you expect to see it used by really cutting-edge folks.

Like . . . kindergarten teachers?

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 3

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HowTos

In the previous lesson we learnt what variables were and how to use command line arguments in Perl. We also wrote our second Perl script: the Calculator. In this lesson we will learn how to use If statements and loops and how to open files to read and write into them.

Open Source Smack-Down

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OSS

Fans of the free Linux operating system should be popping champagne tonight. A judge has tossed out most of the claims in a case claiming Linux contained stolen code.

Building a Linux Network Appliance, Part 3

You probably already know that a firewall is an essential component in your network border security. But you may not know that a Linux-based iptables firewall is especially robust and configurable. Today we'll set up system administration using Webmin, and in our next installment we'll create a good stout Internet-connection sharing firewall.

Xgl in action

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SUSE

My buddies over at ExtremeTech have a little online TV show, Digital Life TV. In a recent episode, they have a heck of a good time playing with xgl on OpenSUSE. You'll be amazed! You'll be dazed! Xgl really is incredibly neat, and now you can finally see it for yourself.

Novell takes Microsoft fight to desktop

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SUSE

If Novell can capitalize on its solid reputation with the IT department and get office workers hooked on its desktop operating system, SUSE and the open-source programs that run on it will put a dent in Microsoft's armour.

Book review: Nagios: System and Network Monitoring

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Reviews

While Nagios cannot prevent outages, it can actively monitor conditions and alert the appropriate people to ensure functionality can be restored quickly. Nagios: System and Network Monitoring by Wolfgang Barth is an excellent book well written from front to back.

The City of Munich praises Linux at the workplace

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Linux

The City of Munich's LiMux project center is rejecting charges by the Senate administration of Berlin that the migration to free software has gotten stuck before it ever got going. As Project director Peter Hofmann told heise online, "Open Source software at the workplace is a reality in Munich."

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