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Story Users Are Not As Stupid as the FUDsters Say srlinuxx 06/06/2009 - 1:10am
Story Why starting a KDE application with just su failed? srlinuxx 06/06/2009 - 1:08am
Story Evolution – The Default Email Client for Ubuntu srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 11:03pm
Story Cray sells Opteron-Linux super to Swiss boffins srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 11:02pm
Story Linux Action Show - 3 Years Old srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 10:59pm
Story StormOS Enters Beta srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 10:58pm
Story building brand together srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 9:03pm
Story No. 2 IT distributor: No Linux netbooks for you srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 9:01pm
Story Linux Makes the Grade in California Schools srlinuxx 05/06/2009 - 8:59pm
Story Windows 7 vs. Linux: Beyond Thunderdome srlinuxx 2 05/06/2009 - 8:08pm

Compiling FreeBSD Kernel

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HowTos

Since my College days, when I was introduced to Unixes, I love to have my own compiled kernel. It gave me that special feeling of "my machine is better than yours". Besides, a custom kernel serves as an interesting conversation topic with geeks. Just ask them "What is your kernel size ?".

Getting Things Done in the New Year

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HowTos

What a better way to start the New Year off than to get organized. For those who haven't heard about the Getting Things Done method, you should try it out. It's actually really good if you ignore the whole self-help thing about it.

Niche Search Engines Scratch Out An Opportunity

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Web

Smaller search engines have surfaced to reduce the combined market share of Google, Yahoo , MSN and America Online from 88 percent in 2004 to 83 percent this year.

'We are strong supporters of the open source movement'

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OS

Stuart C Wells joined Sun Microsystems in 1988 and has served in a number of key management positions. After 24 years in the industry, Wells holds five US patents in multimedia, video, 3D graphics and imaging, and has numerous international publications.

The Nokia 770: A Linux-based ugly duckling

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Sci/Tech

In my final column of 2005 I said that 2006 would be the year for Linux-powered consumer electronic devices. For the past few weeks I've been enthralled by one early example: the Nokia 770. The 770 is intended for one main purpose: accessing the Internet. Despite its shortcomings, Nokia's new "Internet tablet" could raise the bar for consumer-device development.

You Never Forget Your First Web Server

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Linux

It was nearly 10 years ago (mid 1996) that I first put my own web server on the Internet. At the time my nearly state of the art computer was a 486 DX2/66 with 16MB of RAM running Linux 2.0.0. (I still remember upgrading from 1.x.x.).

Sandals and all: A review of "Point & Click OpenOffice.org"

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Reviews

Robin Miller is after your granny. Again. He's trying to entice her with the delights of free open source software. He's trying to make it look easy and fun to play around with open source. First, there was his Point & Click Linux book. Now he's out trying to tempt the uninitiated with an alternative office productivity via his new book, Point & Click OpenOffice.org. When is someone going to put a stop to it?

Hacking HTC's Windows CE phones with Linux

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Sci/Tech

There is a curious lack in the Linux community -- the number of community-led Linux distributions for commodity mobile phone hardware is zero. As reported two years ago by LinuxDevices.com, the aim of the Xanadux project is to change that, and this article describes how it's getting on.

Software 2006: Changes Ahead

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Software

While software as a service and open source gain more traction in 2006, large software companies will have to adapt and change.

Is Intel Going Hollywood?

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Hardware

Linux was designed originally for the X86 platform. One of the core legacies of that platform was its openness. Will that legacy last?

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People Behind KDE: Sebastian Trüg

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KDE

Sebastian Trüg is the man behind one of KDE's most successful applications, K3b. Read the interview to find out how K3b started, what KDE needs to conquer the world and what keeps Sebastian motivated to work on the premier CD burning application.

Simpledrive Mini: 4GB microdrive for the masses

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Hardware
Reviews

I was able to plug it into a system running Linspire linux and the unit showed up just fine. So a bit of thumbs down to Simpletech for having a device that works with linux but not advertising it as such.

A little Linux can revive a pokey PC

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Reviews

Now that you've unwrapped and fired up that new Christmas PC (is it your third or fourth?), have I got a project for you: We're going to fix your old PC. I can almost guarantee you it will run appreciably faster than your new unit. It won't ever get clogged up with spyware. It will never crash. We're going to accomplish all this by installing a new operating system, Damn Small Linux.

50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing

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Moz/FF

There are hundreds of firefox extensions on the web. Which ones do you use? Here is my attempt to collect the 50 best and popular firefox extensions which make your browsing, downloading and navigation in Firefox as easy as possible, while harnessing the full power and features of Firefox.

OCZ EL PC-4000 2GB Gold GX XTC

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Hardware
Reviews

Over the past year, we have seen numerous advancements by the engineers at OCZ Technology when it comes to system memory as well as flash memory. Today we are investigating these new modules as we put them up against past OCZ's Platinum part as well as dissecting the XTC heatspreaders.

Stx 1.0rc3 - An update

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Linux
Reviews
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Stx released a new release candidate a few days back and just in time for my dying harddrive. Fortunately I received a new bigger harddrive for Christmas. ...unfortunately, I hadn't copied all of my partitions/installs to it before it completely gave up the ghost last night. Another good thing tho, I already had stx-1.0-rc3.iso sitting on my gentoo desktop (that I did ghost over the first day of installing said new hardware). So, this morning I installed stx-1.0-rc3 and figured why waste the experience. Here's a little update since our last look.

Ubuntu for AMD64 not 'there' yet

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Reviews

I sadly have to report that I'm not pleased with what I've seen. I'm not a linux expert, just a techie that has run several linux flavours over the years, and I know that there must be plenty of happy Ubuntu users out there, but I can't imagine how one of the most popular linux distros, in its latest release, is unable to get Mozilla Suite, or the Adobe Reader 7.01 for Linux installed...

BeleniX LiveCD v0.3 Screenshots

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OS

BeleniX is a *NIX distribution that is built using the OpenSolaris source base. It is currently a live CD but is intended to grow into a complete distribution that can be installed to hard disk. BeleniX is developed at the India Engineering Centre of Sun Microsystems in Bangalore, the silicon capital of India.

Embedding Python in Your C Programs

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HowTos

C, meet Python. Python, this is C. With surprisingly little effort, the Python interpreter can be integrated into your program to add features quickly that could take months if written entirely in C.

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