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Story Nautilus Elementary: A Simplified Nautilus For Ubuntu srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 12:36pm
Story Manage your photo collection with F-Spot srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 12:33pm
Story Monty releases MySQL fork MariaDB RC srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 12:31pm
Story In Pictures: The Australasia and Linux Quiz srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 12:29pm
Story The Limits of Linux's 'Live Free or Die' srlinuxx 2 19/01/2010 - 11:55am
Story Opera 10.50 Alpha srlinuxx 1 19/01/2010 - 10:12am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:46am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:39am
Story Demystifying Open Source srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:32am
Story Steps to adopt open source standards draw flak srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:29am

How to configure your Gtalk account in GAIM?

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HowTos

More and more people use Gtalk as an interesting alternative to MSN Messenger because Gtalk uses an open-source protocol: Jabber. Gtalk and Jabber clients are also better because they don't have ads. In this tutorial we will set up a Gtalk account on GAIM, Gnome's universal instant messager.

GPLv3: What is an alternative solution?

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OSS

As suspected, the criticizing position statement by Linux kernel developers on GPLv3 which calls for the termination of the GPLv3 process is stirring the pot.

BLAG - An Easy Way to Freedom?

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Reviews

BLAG Linux with GNU is a small one CD distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system based upon Fedora Core. The version I'm taking a look at here, BLAG-500000, is based upon Fedora Core 5, with a bunch of packages added from third party sources.

Open-source software gains ground in corporations

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OSS

Corporations are allocating a growing amount of resources to open-source software, once a radical idea in industries that closely guarded proprietary technology.

DSWD shifting to open source software -- official

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OSS

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now training key employees to become open source experts as part of a department-wide shift to using open source software, an official told INQ7.net.

Songbird v0.2 RC1 Test Flight

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Software

Songbird, the Mozilla Firefox blended audio player, has flew out of the nest today with version 0.2 release candidate 1. Songbird v0.2 RC1 supports Linux, Macintosh, and Windows platforms. We at Phoronix have a visual preview of this latest release.

A fight against evil or a fight for attention?

Two hot issues are making the rounds. First, Debian and Firefox are having a spat, and the end result may be that Debian will distribute Firefox under a different name. Second, the war betwen Linus Torvalds and other Kernel developers and the Free Software Foundation over GPLv3 is continuing, with Torvalds saying he's fed up with the FSF. Here is my take on both, and related issues.

Is Red Hat in trouble?

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Linux

Red Hat Inc's total revenue for its fiscal 2007 second quarter may have grown, but when the second-quarter profit slipped 34 percent because of stock compensation expenses, the stock-market had a fit and Red Hat's stock dropped 23.21 percent to $20.21 a share. Was the news really that bad?

Akademy Hackathon Starts as Contributors Conference Wraped-up

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KDE

The KDE contributors conference part of Akademy 2006 in Dublin kicked off Saturday morning bright and early, much to the dismay of those who had been out late the evening before at the registration desk, conveniently located in a pub.

Firefox Not Really Free?

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Moz/FF

When most people think about the Mozilla Firefox browser, they think of it as being open source and free. The truth is, while Mozilla Firefox is open source, it is not entirely free.

Linux Flash Player Saga Continues

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Software

Adobe's Mike Melanson has posted some more information about the lengthy delays in releasing a new version of Flash Player for Linux.

Running Internet Explorer in Debian and ubuntu Linux

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you’ll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it’s free and open source.This may be very helpful for software developers and web developers to test their applications.

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Myah OS 2.3rc1 Release

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Linux

Myah OS 2.3rc1 is now availble for download. I know it's only been a week or 2 since 2.2 came out but I have been working day and night making impovements. So now Myah OS has the latest KDE 3.5.4 with all the propper support.

Opposition to new Linux licence mounts

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Opposition to a new version of the licence for open source OS Linux is growing, with a number of prominent developers joining originator Linus Torvalds in criticising changes in wording.

A concise guide to installing and using FreeDOS ver 1.0 in GNU/Linux

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HowTos

I have always looked at the DOS operating system with some nostalgia. FreeDOS is a project which aims to recreate the magic of DOS. Since I have been using Linux as my operating system, I decided to install and use FreeDOS inside Linux by means of an emulator.

Oracle sticks with open source Berkeley license

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Software

Claiming that, from an open source standpoint, things haven't changed with its recently acquired Berkeley open source embedded database, Oracle Corp is now releasing its next version under the same licenses.

Novell Offers Tech Support for Virtualized Red Hat Linux--Sort Of

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SUSE

In the commercial Linux distribution racket, the only way to make money is to charge for installation and technical support and other services, such as systems integration or custom modifications. This week, at the Virtualization Executive Forum in New York, Novell said that it would offer technical support on RHEL 4 when it ran within Xen.

Free Agent: The Latest Free Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Freespire is the new, cost-free alternative from Linspire. How well does it compete with the likes of Ubuntu's Dapper Drake?

Backup Your MySQL Database with phpMyAdmin

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HowTos

One of the most important tasks for a webmaster is to keep a current backup of your database or databases. If you are a small website or the database is low priority, you might just perform the backup manually. One easy way to manually backup your database is to use the backup feature of a database management application such as the open source, freeware program called phpMyAdmin.

Securing NFS - Tunneling NFS over SSH

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The goal of this howto is building an NFS server that works on an SSH tunnel. This way all traffic between your hosts and the file server is encrypted and thus more secure. Normally you should enter a password every time you try to establish an SSH connection but since we could be mounting at bootup we will use ssh-keygen to create a keypair so we can login without entering a password. We will, however, limit that login session to executing just one command.

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