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Story Best Ubuntu & Kubuntu Software to Add After Installation srlinuxx 12/06/2009 - 12:15pm
Story Memo to Canonical: Don’t Repeat IBM’s Mistakes srlinuxx 12/06/2009 - 12:13pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 is getting an installation slideshow srlinuxx 12/06/2009 - 12:08pm
Story A Guest Essay In Favor of Mono (#1) srlinuxx 2 12/06/2009 - 10:28am
Story The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope falko 12/06/2009 - 10:05am
Story 2.6.30 Kernel and Sidux srlinuxx 1 12/06/2009 - 9:33am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 12/06/2009 - 1:56am
Story FireFox 3.5, Plugins and The Meaning of Life srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 11:32pm
Story Review: Ubuntu 9.04 on my ASUS Eee PC 901 srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 11:31pm
Story openSUSE sets the record straight on App Store srlinuxx 11/06/2009 - 9:33pm

How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync.

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Descent 2 OpenGL Linux Port

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Gaming

D2X-XL is a opensource OpenGL port for Descent 2. D2X-XL is based on D2X 0.2.6 and they fixed all the bugs in D2X 0.2.6!

GNU/Linux: An Amazing Story

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Linux

Regardless of the critics, even in spite of them, the Linux Story remains one of the greatest in recorded history. You have protagonists and antagonoists, drama, plots and subplots and we have only made it through part of Act II. So much more remains for others to tell.

Perhaps, the heroics of this story makes Linux so easy to embrace.

Running Commercial Linux Software on FreeBSD

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HowTos

One of the more intriguing capabilities of the BSD operating systems is their ability to run binaries for other Unix-like operating systems. I recently found myself requiring the commercial PGP Command Line for a project. Rather than install a Linux box just for this one piece of software, I jumped through some hoops and made it work perfectly on one of my existing FreeBSD systems.

Bringing The Power of ClamAV To The KDE Desktop

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HowTos

Many people in the open source community question the need for antivirus software on a Linux or BSD system - especially a non-corporate, home system. But let me ask you, "Do you send and receive emails?"

Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance

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HowTos

Apache server performance can be improved by adding additional hardware resources such as RAM, faster CPU etc.. But, most of the time, the same result can be achieved by custom configuration of the server. This article looks into getting maximum performance out of Apache with the existing hardware resources, specifically on the Linux systems.

Samba: Working Around QuickBooks 2006 Incompatability

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HowTos

This HowTo addresses the incompatability that QuickBooks 2006 has with Samba-based file-sharing (the Linux de-facto standard for domain control and file sharing).

Summary: Create a new user, group and share. Access the QuickBooks files via the new user by logging onto the share with its credentials.

Learn PHP: Pretty pictures (Part 3)

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HowTos

I like my web sites to be dynamic. The more dynamic, the better. And I like my sites to be pretty, despite the open source ethos of text-only ugliness - how 90s. So today we are going to get PHP to help us with images, thanks to the über-cool GD library that ships with PHP.

SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3rc1 - Is it Soup Yet?

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Linux

For 3.4-3, SimplyMEPIS utilizes a 2.6.15 kernel and udev for most hardware autodetection and configuration tasks. Network setup was changed to take advantage of udev event handling. After the final release, the changes in 3.4-3 will be be available in updated MEPIS packages.

UltimaLinux LiveCD

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Linux
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With the release of the new Ultima LiveCD, Tuxmachines felt this distro deserved a second chance (third actually, I just didn't write about the 2nd failed test a while back). Since its hard drive install didn't fair real well here, we'd hoped some updates and bug fixes would show vast improvement for this slack-based distro. How did Ultima Linux do this time?

Desktop Linux: If we build it, will they come?

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Linux

Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centers running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping point.

Installing Drupal on Linux: an epic adventure

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Drupal

There's a certain class of programs that I refer to as the "cranky" ones. They may work great when all is said and done, but getting to that point can be really hard. For me, these include sendmail, QuarkXPress, and now Drupal.

Chandler, an open-source personal information manager, hits its first public release

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Software

Chandler, an open-source personal information manager (PIM), has reached its first public release milestone, version 0.6, and is now available for download. Chandler aims to do for PIMs and calendaring applications what Firefox did for web browsers. Available for Windows, OSX and Linux, the application binary is a 60 MB download.

Time to explore Foxfire

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Software

For the most part I´m a Microsoft fan. But a while back I made a switch. And for me, that´s a big deal. I changed my "default browser" from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. So, why did I change?

Chinese lab to promote Linux standards

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Linux

A new Linux certification lab has been set up in China to ensure local Linux distributions observe common industry standards.

Bug Bounty Hunters Spot Flaw In Linux AV

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Security

3Com has identified a vulnerability in a popular Linux anti-virus program, the fourth time bug bounty hunters have cashed in on the reward the company's TippingPoint division pays for digging up software flaws.

Issues with Thunderbird 1.5

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Software

There are some issues with the new Thunderbird 1.5.

The most important: Uninstall your old versions of Thunderbird before running the installer for 1.5.

GPL 3: Pre-Release Buzz Centers on Patents, License Compatibility

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OSS

The first public draft of GNU General Public License 3.0 will be released at an event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., on Monday, and open-source software advocates are hoping that effective provisions for software patents as well as GPL compatibility with other licenses will be prominent in the draft.

Formation of the KDE Technical Working Group in Progress

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KDE

The first Technical Working Group for KDE is now being formed, with elections due over the next few weeks. The Group will help the hundreds of KDE contributors come to technical decisions and smooth processes such as major releases. It will also provide technical guidance to KDE contributors.

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