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Story IBM Lotus Symphony - Weird but good srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 4:48pm
Story Is Oracle Taking OpenOffice.org Closed-Source? srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 3:31pm
Story Ubuntu One has cool new features for maverick srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 2:21pm
Story Which Licence is Best for the Future? srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 2:19pm
Story Hardware manufacturers and the proprietary problem srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 2:17pm
Story Use Linux? Now you can video chat too srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 2:15pm
Story The Urbi Robotic Software Platform Goes Open Source srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 2:14pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 5:49am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 5:08am
Story planet larry needs a new home srlinuxx 20/08/2010 - 2:03am

Five Free Open Source Shopping Carts

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Software

One of the most alarming factors for new e-tailers is the cost of some of the commercial e-store software. While you can pay a few extra dollars for shopping cart software when signing up for a hosting account, these plans don't always offer the functionality or design options that fit your needs. This is where Open Source software comes in to play.

Open Source Software

ET Quake Wars Linux

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Gaming

"Yesterday GameStop opened up their pre-orders for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. This action-packed first person shooter will have a Linux version just like all of the other id Software titles. With that said, GameStop has just received my pre-order of the PC title. Best Buy will begin their ET: Quake Wars pre-order starting April 12.

Mark Shuttleworth on Linux Foundation Board of Directors

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OSS

The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its new board of directors, a diverse group that represents the key stakeholders from every corner of the Linux ecosystem: the Linux kernel community, Linux vendors, distributions and users, as well as individual open source leaders.

Ubuntu 7.04 Beta Linux Operating System Best Yet

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Ubuntu

I haven’t been a linux user for very long, in fact i’ve only been using Linux for a few months now and was inspired by Microsofts resource hungry Vista not running on two of my laptops due to lower than recommeded specifications.

Opening up Development: YaST, LiMaL, ZYPP

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SUSE

The greatest part of our distribution is developed by many individual Open Source developers and we do the integration and packaging of their great software. But there is also a good amount of software developed by SUSE developers as Open Source (under the GPL). One such area is systems management and installation. The following three components have now opened up their internal mailing lists:

Connect to MySQL in OpenOffice.org

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HowTos

OpenOffice.org is one of the premier office suites available on Linux. It has a lot going for it: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It also can connect you to any kind of database that you like, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others.

Review: Dreamlinux 2.2

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Reviews

When it comes to choosing a Linux distribution, people tend to stick with the major players, such as Ubuntu, SUSE, or Fedora. However, every once in a while a distro comes along that offers a look at Linux in a new and fun way. One such distribution is Dreamlinux, a Morphix-based implementation of Linux that can be run from a single CD or installed on a hard drive.

Command line tips & tricks - concatenation with cat

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HowTos

If you’ve done any sort of command line stuff on a Unix-like OS, you’ve probably come across cat. It stands for ‘concatenate’, but most often we use it to simply spit out the contents of a file, like this:

$ cat myfile

So hang on - why is it called concatenate if we’re only showing the contents of one file? Well, if you give cat one file, it just does that.

Developing with Linux

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Software

The Linux operating system is a developers dream. There are so many programs that have their source wide open for perusal it is almost like being in a happy house. Any one of those programs can be used as a basis for a new project or just for ideas on how something is done.

OpenID-enable your WordPress blog

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HowTos

Last week, I gave a users' perspective overview of the OpenID decentralized single sign-on system, and described how to take the first step: getting your own OpenID identity. Once you are comfortable with OpenID as a login method for the sites that you visit, you can look at implementing it for the sites that you run. Plugins for WordPress make the process easy to understand.

First experimental KDE 4 svn rpms for Fedora

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KDE

The first milestone of KDE 4, the subsystem freeze on 2nd April, is closing in. In the mean time, first experimental Fedora rpm packages of svn checkouts have been prepared.

The Top 10 Advantages of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
Humor

As I am not a user of Ubuntu (although I was in times of 4.10 and 5.04), I don't care that much of it, however I feel in a special mood today, so I'll made up a list of...

The Advantages of Ubuntu — from a non-user point of view:

* When a Ubuntu user complains about some problem, you can proudly say: "Well, my Debian box is much more stable."

SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 6.10) to act as a file- and printserver for Windows workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information.

Review: Trinity Rescue Kit 3.2

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Linux
Reviews

Linux distributions meant to be used as systems administrator utilities often have a special place in the heart of those who have been saved by their usefulness. In my line of work I have found them useful from time to time myself. On my SystemRescueCd review, a reader named Dave recommended checking out Trinity Rescue Kit. So, I decided to give it a try.

Dell's Linux offer does it no favours

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Linux

Can Dell really offer Linux on its desktops? That's a question that a number of industry observers are asking. Most conclude that it can't -- but are they right?

Vectorlinux 5.8 SOHO RC1 released

The VectorLinux development team proudly announces the first release candidate of VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO, built on the rock solid base of VL 5.8 standard GOLD. This release addresses all the bugs and suggestions that popped up during the last two beta releases.

And the winner of my browser taste test is....Galeon

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Software

I've been trying various browsers over the past 6 weeks or so. Firefox doesn't look as good as the rest of my Gnome desktop, and trying to make it fit in was becoming difficult. It also had begun to feel a bit slow.

OpenOffice 2.2 RC4 resolves security problems

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Software

The OpenOffice.org project team said today that three security vulnerabilities, which had been reported in the last week, have been fully addressed in OpenOffice.org 2.2. The latest release candidate (RC4) of v2.2 -- including all the security fixes -- is now available for download.

The problems, now said to be resolved in v2.2 RC4, included:

WordPerfect import vulnerability

Novell-Microsoft deal targeted by software group

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SUSE

The non-profit group that owns rights to much of the Linux operating system says it will seek to undermine a controversial deal between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. through a new software licensing agreement to be unveiled on Wednesday.

Portable Qemu Persistent Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

One advantage to using Qemu hardware emulation as opposed to a native USB boot is that it allows you to plug your USB stick or portable hard drive into any available PC and run a complete operating system without restarting.

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