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Story Batch Process Photos with Phatch srlinuxx 17/10/2009 - 12:23am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 17/10/2009 - 12:18am
Story Epic Games Changes Story, Unsure About UT3 Linux Future srlinuxx 16/10/2009 - 11:05pm
Story 5 things make Kubuntu 9.10 special srlinuxx 2 16/10/2009 - 10:40pm
Story Tasks and To-Dos with Glista 0.4 srlinuxx 16/10/2009 - 8:59pm
Blog entry Top 10 Things I HATE about KDE 4 srlinuxx 5 16/10/2009 - 8:28pm
Story Cairo-Dock 2.1.0 Released, OpenGL Mode Now Works hotice 16/10/2009 - 7:26pm
Story Novell pushes SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3 srlinuxx 16/10/2009 - 7:15pm
Story Apple gets best spot in EU browser 'ballot screen,' Mozilla says srlinuxx 1 16/10/2009 - 7:15pm
Story What is it About Linux? srlinuxx 16/10/2009 - 7:12pm

The demo experience

I may qualify myself as a power user sometimes - I'm not afraid to go dabbling in a system merely using a command line interface and an alien looking text editor (alien looking to those who think Notepad is pushing it in terms of bareness). Still, some very enjoyable experiences are still difficult to have under Linux - for purely technical reasons.

Cars - The Must-See Movie of the Summer?

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Reviews

I, along with most of the country, enjoyed the new Disney/Pixar release of the summer. The movie was great, but the commericalization and over-saturation are lowering the "cute" factor for me.

Flock Raises New Venture Round, Launches Public Beta

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Interviews

It’s been nearly eight months since Silicon Valley based Flock released a developer version of its Firefox based browser. This evening they are releasing their first public beta version. I interviewed the Flock founders - Bart Decrem, Geoffrey Arone and Anthony Young - as well as investor Jason Pressman from Shasta Ventures, last night.

Interview with Kevin Carmony

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Interviews

The creator of Linspire speaks out. Kevin Carmony is the president and CEO of Linspire. Kevin kindly agreed to answer a few questions, and talk about his new project: Freespire.

MyahOS 2.1 Released

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Linux

Myah OS 2.1 is a major cleanup of 2.0. Lots of updates and bug fixes have been implemented. The website has also been updated to be current for this release.

Open-Xchange Server 5: Groupware done the OSS way

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OSS

Setting up enterprise groupware is usually associated with huge costs, both in money and staffing, and immense complexity, requiring professionals to keep everything running smoothly. If done correctly, your staff will be up-to-date and able to quickly and easily share essential information. With Open-Xchange Server, you can get those benefits from an open source application.

Why Enterprises Are Adopting Open Source Applications

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OSS

First, I believe that enterprises are adopting open source business applications for the very simple reason that sometimes it is the best fit. The second key adoption driver is that open source is a great tool for empowering new business models. But there is one more thing: open source software is very addictive.

How to Create a Screencast in Ubuntu

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HowTos

This is something I have wanted to do for a long time now. Screencasting can be very useful for explaining new concepts, demonstrating beta products, and heck, maybe even for filing better bug reports!

Fly Your Penguin On Google Earth

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Google

Although Google Earth was impressive on Windows, I never used it because I do all of my work on a Linux laptop. Hearing about the first-time release of Google Earth version 4 beta for Linux, I immediately pounced on the download and started exploring.

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OpenSUSE releases package manager fix

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SUSE

Most reviewers have found OpenSUSE 10.1 to be a great Linux distribution, except, unfortunately, for its broken package manager. Now, though, SUSE has released a patch that makes life a lot easier for SUSE users.

KDE and Distributions: SLAX Interview

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KDE
Interviews

How much do you really know about all of the various distributions that have KDE as their desktop default? Every couple of weeks, KDE Dot News will interview a distro maintainer to discuss the history of their distribution. We begin with we talk to Tomas Matejicek, the founder and maintainer of SLAX, a LiveCD based from Slackware.

Crash Course: Open-Source Security Tools a Double-Edged Sword

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HowTos

Open-source tools are an economical way to test the security of your network, but they're readily available to both users and attackers alike. Our guide will help ensure you don't get burnt when would-be intruders try turning them on you.

Wine Doors opens Windows under Linux

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Software

When I first used Wine to try to install Windows software on my Linux machine, I found it less than user-friendly. Fortunately there was an application called WineTools to help smooth out the process. But WineTools has not aged well, and using it increasingly causes problems for other Wine applications. Luckily a new project called Wine Doors is picking up where WineTools left off.

Tip of the trade: fbida, the Console Image Viewer

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That's right, console image viewer: No X Windows required. Why would you want a console image viewer, you ask? Well, why wouldn't you?

How to set up Xen 3.0 from binaries in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

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HowTos

This particular way of installing and configuring Xen is just the path of least resistance for me. There are many other possible ways of configuring the system.

Enterprising Linux

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Linux

How does a company like Red Hat win new customers when anyone, including their potential customers and competitors, can get the source code to Red Hat's flagship product, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)? And why is that an advantage, not a problem?

Developers drive open source into Christian Science Monitor

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OSS

Indeed, this international daily newspaper has taken to the open source movement in earnest. Web applications run on the open source software stack LAMP (Linux, MySQL, Apache and PHP/Python/Perl) and planning is now underway to migrate the Monitor's Spirituality.com site off of Java-based Dynamo.

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Open source makes a good donation

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OSS

Two disparate charities have successfully implemented open source software, saving money and creating happier users in the process. Jane Dudman looks at how open source can give smaller organisations greater control at minimum expense

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