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Story Richard Stallman: Bringer Of Doom srlinuxx 4 21/07/2009 - 11:14am
Story Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Desktop falko 21/07/2009 - 10:54am
Story Mouse with Red Hat srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:52am
Story Why are people attacking RMS? srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:50am
Story Get Ready for PHP 6 srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:48am
Story Solar Eclipse on your desktop srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:47am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 21/07/2009 - 10:46am
Story Linux slips into Microsoft's warm, deadly embrace srlinuxx 21/07/2009 - 10:45am
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 312 srlinuxx 2 21/07/2009 - 10:28am
Story KDE Reaches 1,000,000 commits in its Subversion Repository srlinuxx 4 21/07/2009 - 9:15am

Second Beta of KOffice 1.5 Released

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KDE

With more than 1500 improvements since the first beta release of the 1.5 series, the KOffice developers invite the user community for the final round of testing of KOffice 1.5 before the first release candidate.

Less is more: the hidden treasure of less command

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HowTos

less is a pager or a program similar to more, but which allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. Less has a massive number of options. Every time I work with less command, I find something new and amazing.

Samba Server Configuration

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Linux

Samba is a suite of Unix applications that speak the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Many operating systems, including Windows and OS/2, use SMB to perform client-server networking. By supporting this protocol, Samba allows Unix servers to get in on the action, communicating with the same networking protocol as Microsoft Windows products.

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Dealing with Anti-Linux Trolls

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Linux

It's my desire to help the Linux community deal with a growing issue of trolls packing new Linux user forums with bad advice and sometimes down right lies. In the past few years this issue has gone from being a one-off to such a common occurrence today that It's getting out of hand.

Backing Up Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is quickly becoming the Linux distribution of choice for home desktop users. As such, people need to learn quick and easy methods by which they can protect their data. Despite Ubuntu's stability, catastrophic failures do happen, and when they do it is important to have a back up so that your data can be recovered.

KDE and Business: Intevation Interview

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KDE

In the first in a series of articles, KDE Dot News will cover businesses with past and present involvement that are vital to KDE's ongoing success. Today, we interview Bernhard Reiter and Bernhard Herzog of Intevation.

IBM Germany denies Linux-over-Vista decision

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Linux

IBM Germany has refuted a Groklaw report that the division has decided to migrate Windows desktops to Linux rather than upgrade them to Vista.

Stoked Rider Screenshots and Movie

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Gaming

A set of screenshots and a movie for Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner, the celshaded snowboarding game in production at Bongfish Interactive Entertainment, is now available. The game will also be availiable for Linux.

Hackers Targeting Mambo Security Holes

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Security

Hackers are actively seeking out unpatched versions of the Mambo content management system, which recently repaired a serious security hole. Sites running on Mambo should upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.

Book Review: Core Web Application Development With PHP and MySQL

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Reviews

Aimed at the developer who wants to get to grips with building dynamic web applications, this is not a book that's pitched at those who don't know their mark-up. While there's no prior knowledge of PHP assumed, the author does assume some existing knowledge of HTML and programming in general.

Making Sure Migration Is an Option

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OSS

As time passes, the base of Linux users is growing in the data center, desktop, and even embedded electronic devices. Numbers from industry analysts point out that Linux server shipments have shown double-digit growth every quarter for over two years.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: The Fed-Backed Bug Zapper

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Security

This week, Coverity announced the initial results of its code scans, churning out numbers for 32 open source projects. Somewhat tellingly, the average defect density of just the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP) stack was .290. These numbers are all well and good, but what are open source developers supposed to do with them now?

EU hits back at Microsoft complaints

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Microsoft

Last Thursday, Microsoft filed a formal complaint against the Commission, saying that the body was failing to act as a fair and independent regulator in the antitrust case. On Friday, the Commission published a document that showed that it was perfectly normal for the trustee, U.K. computer scientist Professor Neil Barrett to have contacts with rival firms.

Also: Microsoft faces new fines threat

Where the future is hatched

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Misc

Judging from the buzz around the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend - a Woodstock for geeks - the Web is back in full force. "It's reflective of what people will be talking about three years from now. South by Southwest is where the future hatches."

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Fine-Tuning Kubuntu

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Ubuntu

Kubuntu is the KDE-ized edition of Ubuntu Linux, the current Linux glamour distribution. Ubuntu is an excellent distribution, and I believe its popularity is due largely, in addition to technical and design excellence, to the Ubuntu philosophy. This is a lovely change of pace from the "survival of the loudest" atmosphere of some tech communities.

First Look at SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3

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Reviews

There are many warriors in the battle for reigning king of the Linux desktop, and if you need proof, Distrowatch.com is proof positive that almost everyone is in the game. The top ten seem to be reserved for the best of the best, and the distro we're looking at today is one of them: MEPIS Linux.

SCO losses mount up, Linux blamed

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OS

The SCO Group, now best known for suing major Linux distributors and Linux users for allegedly infringing its patents, is continuing to lose cash hand over fist.

TW My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I maintain a Web server using Apache 2, PHP, Perl, MySQL, and OpenSSL; an IMAP server running the up-and-coming RoundCube Webmail client; and a server for streaming MP3s. GNU Emacs, OpenSSH, TightVNC, and netstat are just a few of the tools I use to maintain my servers.

Web erupts with Mozilla revenue speculation

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Corporation, the commercial arm of the Mozilla Foundation, claims that despite the success of its various online applications, it is not focused on making profits but creating strong products.

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