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Story Red Hat enjoys fruit of recession srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 1:14pm
Story IBM & Canonical to launch Ubuntu desktop for business srlinuxx 1 21/10/2009 - 12:18pm
Story Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2009.1 falko 21/10/2009 - 11:24am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 3:59am
Story Using the ASUS Xonar Essence STX Under Linux srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 1:49am
Story 10 PPA’s You Shouldn’t Be Without srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 1:47am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 1:11am
Story The 50 Best (and Worst) Moments in Windows History srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 10:14pm
Story Why KDE Sucks srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 10:11pm
Story How to make free software as popular as recycling srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 10:10pm

Creating desktop notifications

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HowTos

There are several times when you'll be writing a script, or a program, which needs to communicate with the desktop user and here we'll look at two of the more modern approaches.

Book Review: User Mode Linux

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Reviews

I’ve read and reviewed a number of books where the author was describing someone else’s innovations. Finally I am looking at a text where the creator describes how to use his creation.

Use shfs to mount remote directories via ssh

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HowTos

The ability to export remote file systems is extremely useful, which is why programs like NFS and Samba are so popular. Unfortunately, both are typically tied to a local network which limits their usage somewhat. An ideal file system would allow for encrypted connections to a remote site, without resulting in complicated VPN connections. This is exactly what shfs, the SHell File System, does.

BackupPC Installation And Configuration

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Linux

BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.

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Amarok "Fast Forward" 1.4.1-beta1 Released

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Software

Usually one might expect nothing special from a minor release. But as you know: Amarok is different! The developers of your favorite media player have held a meeting in the Netherlands, all to improving Amarok!

Gentoo UK 2006 Conference

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Gentoo

Following on from the success of our 2004 and 2005 events, we are holding a Gentoo UK users-and-developers conference in Central London on July 8th. Anyone interested in Gentoo is welcome to attend.

SimplyMepis 6.0 rc1

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Linux
Reviews
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The release of SimplyMepis-6.0 release candidate 1 hit the net on the June 15. I'm having a hard time gauging excitement for this upcoming milestone release of SimplyMepis. As you may have heard, Mepis is now using Ubuntu as their build base. I was expecting to see a lot of press throughout this development cycle, but either I'm missing it or it just ain't happening. I'm not too worried about them though, as I imagine this condition will improve markedly once they go gold. From the bird's eyeview it's hard to see the Ubuntu influence, but underneath the bonnet might be a different story.

What Sucks About DEs, pt. III: Kubuntu's KDE

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Software

This is the 3rd installment in my series on deficiencies in common desktop environments. After GNOME and the Mac/MacOS, it is now KDE's turn. As with the other installments, this is a rant. Beware.

A self review of OpenLab 4.1 Alpha 1

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Linux
Reviews

Atang1 from tuxmachines has once more asked me to write my own review of the new OpenLab release. Of course this being an alpha, while it has attracted press it has not attracted much in the way of reviews. Most reviewers tend to feel it's a little unfair to be very critical of a self-designated alpha.

Red Hat plants flag in NZ

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Linux

Leading Linux developer Red Hat is establishing a direct presence in New Zealand and is on the hunt for a Kiwi to manage its business here.

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Cream for Vim - Making Vim more user friendly

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HowTos

Learning to use Vi editor could be a real pain for most people as it has a relatively steep learning curve. But once the most common commands are mastered, one gets to enjoy the sheer power of this editor made available at ones finger tips. Cream consists of a collection of scripts and plug-ins which aims to make it much easier for a new user to cut his teeth in Vim by just navigating the menu.

Linux Kernel 2.6.17 Released

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Linux

Not a lot of changes since the last -rc, the bulk is actually some last-minute MIPS updates and s390 futex changes, the rest tend to be various very small fixes that trickled in over the last week.

More Here and Here.

How to run Windows XP under Ubuntu Dapper

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HowTos

Why?

Because Dapper was just too Damn reliable... nah, seriously, I need to run Microsoft Visual Studio, and doing so under wine was not going to cut it, and dual booting was going to be a pain, VMWare was not open source so....QEMU to the rescue.

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Show Me That New GNOME Main Menu

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SUSE

A lot of the people I have spoken to at various shows and events have wanted to see more of GNOME's new Main Menu which Novell aims to deliver with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. The newly overhauled navigation resulted from studies in Novell's desktop usability labs. So let's take a moment to examine it.

Download with Resume - gwget - GNOME Download Manager

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HowTos

Today I found the perfect solution for downloading over slow or undependable internet connections. Though I already knew about wget, a command line tool, but it was a bit of a stretch to expect my uncle to use the command line time and again. gwget to the rescue!

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