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Story Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem? srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 9:43pm
Story GPL Usage: Growing And Shrinking, Both srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 9:39pm
Story Control your bandwidth with Trickle srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 9:29pm
Story Deluge: For All Your Torrent Needs srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 9:27pm
Story 100 Compiler Options and You are Out srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 7:20pm
Story On Debian and Mono srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 7:17pm
Story Firefox add-ons: Which work in 3.5? srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 7:15pm
Story Sabayon Linux Gnome 4.2 Released srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 4:53pm
Story PCLinuxOS Quarterly ISO updates available srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 4:48pm
Story Firefox 3.5 Available Now! srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 4:47pm

Open Source & The Fallacy Of Composition

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OSS

Recently I posted about the Fallacy Of Composition (which says that an advantage shared by everyone is not an advantage) and how it applies digital music: If everyone can make and distribute music cheaply, the price they can charge goes down and they all make less money. It should apply to open source as well. Is there an escape route?

BitTorrent to crack down on use of name

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Software

The creators of the BitTorrent file-swapping application will soon begin cracking down on how other software developers use the BitTorrent name, company President Ashwin Navin said Monday.

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Mozilla names best Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation has selected the 17 finalists for the Extend Firefox competition out of 200 entries. Spanning eleven categories, judges are looking for extensions that are "innovative, useful, and integrate with today's Web services".

Creating Web albums with shalbum

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HowTos

Almost no site seems complete these days without an image gallery, which displays thumbnails of many images in on a single main page. When you click on any image, you bring up a page with a larger version of the image. My favorite way to create image galleries is by using shalbum, an elegant shell script that uses ImageMagick to generate Web albums.

French court rules in favor of private P2P use

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Misc

On the eve of France's Parliament returning to discuss the possibility of legalizing P2P via a compulsory or global license, the French judiciary has sent a message to deputies a day early, clearly siding with non-commercial users of P2P applications.

Microsoft has a problem says maddog

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OSS

"People will be going through a big change with the (Microsoft) Vista project. There's a lot of people who are still on Windows 95 and 98 and moving from that to Vista is going to be a big move. It will require new hardware but some of their hardware is still viable in the Linux space so instead of going to Vista they'll go to Linux."

Running Apache2 With PHP5 And PHP4 At The Same Time

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This tutorial shows how to install and configure Apache2 with PHP5 and PHP4 enabled at the same time. Because it is not possible to run both PHP5 and PHP4 as Apache modules, we must run one of them as CGI, the other one as Apache module. In this document I will use PHP5 as Apache module and PHP4 as CGI, and I will describe the setup for the Linux distributions Debian Sarge (3.1) and Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger).

Book Review: Time Management for System Administrators

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Reviews

I know you're thinking "Time Management? Could there be a duller book?" Tom's writing style is casual and entertaining, which results in a fun book you'll enjoy reading. Furthermore, his anecdotes and personal insights identify him as a fellow geek. As a result, his time-management strategies and techniques have real credibility.

Sun's next goal: Linux on Sparc chips

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Linux

But alongside the hardware launch came a more quiet software push: an attempt to make the Linux and BSD Unix open-source operating systems a serious option for buyers of Sparc-based computers. To promote the technology combination, Sun is trying to coax an accompanying software business into existence.

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rr4 linux 3.0b0

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Linux
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With the release of RR4-Linux 3.0 beta0 and considering it didn't work here last release, I just had to try it again. It is a gorgeous liveDVD that comes with KDE 3.5 and nvidia drivers. I was so impressed with its beautiful desktop, I just had to install it onto my harddrive. But how did it do this time?

Mandriva magazine

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MDV

A nice new project has just come to fruition at work - Mandriva Linux Inside, the new Mandriva e-magazine, published by the new community department (Gael’s pet project).

War Installing GNU/Linux

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Linux

While we're waiting for tier one vendors to become inclined to face down Microsoft, perhaps the GNU/Linux community's appropriate course of action should be to do what we should have done long ago. That is, to create a Linux-specific hardware vendor (or vendors) of our own.

California to Hold Hearing Tomorrow on Open Source Software in Election Systems

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OSS

Senator Debra Bowen, chairwoman of the Senate Elections, Reapportionment & Constitutional Amendments Committee today announced a hearing by the committee to look at how private companies, as well as state and federal agencies, have begun using "open source software" and where it can or should be used in California's electoral system.

Richard Stallman on P2P

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Misc

Richard Stallman is the creator of the Free Software movement, the founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation. He has written several programs used in almost all GNU/Linux distributions, such as the GNU C Compiler, the GNU Emacs editor and the GNU Debugger, amongst others. He wrote the GNU GPL, and is also currently co-authoring version 3 of the GPL. He also gave POSIX it's name, the term used to mean most UNIX-like operating systems today. We asked him for his opinions on File Sharing, DRM and some other subjects.

Will public schools use Microsoft or open source?

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OSS

THERE is now a brewing issue on whether government should use Microsoft or open source-based software in the second phase of the "PCs for Public Schools Project" of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), says a government source privy to the bidding.

Upgrading to Firefox 1.5 in Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu
HowTos

I have a few OSes installed on my machine. But Ubuntu is the main distribution I use to do most of my work and Ubuntu breezy has included the web browser firefox 1.0.7 with it. One grouse I have about Ubuntu is the quality of the Firefox web browser bundled with it. So I decided to find ways to upgrade the web browser.

Lighttpd can lighten Apache's load

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Is your Apache Web server slowing down under the weight of streaming media content or database-driven applications? Lighttpd, sometimes pronounced "Lighty," is a lightweight HTTP server that can help alleviate Apache's load by serving static content or CGI scripts. Since Lighttpd uses fewer resources per request than Apache alone, it can generally serve most static content faster than Apache.

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