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Story Kahel Linux: Yet Another Philippine-made Distro srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 12:08pm
Story Intel Moblin 2.1 Preview srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 12:07pm
Story Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Release Schedule srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 12:06pm
Story The Firefox in the Win House? srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 9:42am
Story UK government ignoring own rules on open source srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 9:37am
Story Running Your Business With Open Source Software srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 9:35am
Story Linux Wars: Episode III srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 9:34am
Story Why IBM won't Do Desktop Linux srlinuxx 1 25/09/2009 - 9:18am
Story Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Final Artwork [Screenshots] hotice 25/09/2009 - 7:30am
Story Ubuntu 9.10's New Wallpapers and More srlinuxx 2 25/09/2009 - 5:32am

Mandriva Tid-bits

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MDV

Pam lockout options

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HowTos

I’ve recently had the pleasure (ha ha) of configuring some machines to comply with government requirements, one of which is locking users out after a specified number of authentication failures. This is really easy on windows, but on Linux it’s not as flexible out of the box. Once again, PAM saves the day.

Cuba to switch computers to Linux, dumping Windows

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Linux

Cuba will gradually switch to the open-source Linux operating system for its state computers, eliminating its exclusive use of Microsoft Windows, the government daily Juventud Rebelde reported Tuesday.

South Africa: Open Source 'Helps You And Helps SA'

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OSS

SOUTH African companies are being urged to adopt open source software so they can not only cut their running costs but also contribute to job creation and boost the national economy.

amaroK 1.4: Rediscover More of Your Music

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Software

The amaroK team have announced the official release of amaroK 1.4, and the launch of the Fast Forward series, the cheeky successor to the well-received Airborne series.

Kicking The Microsoft Habit

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OSS

For many people these days, Microsoft is to computing as Kleenex is to facial tissues -- practically the same thing. Microsoft probably has no problem with this, but sticking with just one supplier is not always a great idea. Increasingly, there are solid -- and practical -- reasons to minimize our commitment to Microsoft software.

Fresh From the Linux Kill

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HowTos

Imagine yourself dutifully wading through the documentation for whatever gnarly Linux application you're rassling into submission. You're running commands and editing configuration files; things are working and life is good. Until -- yes, you knew the good times weren't going to last -- until you hit the dreaded "send the process a SIGHUP" instruction.

BSD: The Other Free UNIX Family

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BSD

There are a lot of options in the Free UNIX market at the moment. Everyone's favorite buzzword is Linux, and Sun is in the process of releasing Solaris under a Free Software license. One family, however, receives less attention than it is due. Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) has grown into almost a complete replacement for UNIX, with numerous enhancements. David Chisnall explains why the BSD family has found its way into a large number of systems and what these systems can do for you.

Burning or Writing DVDs Under Debian

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Linux
Ubuntu

If you want to burn DVD's in debian you need to install the "dvd+rw-tools" package.

dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by dvdauthor or mkisofs to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing cdrecord-proDVD in many cases.

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Kickstart Fedora workstations and servers

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HowTos

In this article, we walk you through the process of constructing a special set of bootable media called a kickstart, designed to help you rebuild systems when and as needed with minimal time and effort.

Faster remote desktop connections with FreeNX

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HowTos

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a useful tool for accessing and controlling remote machines, but its responsiveness leaves much to be desired -- especially when you're accessing remote machines via a slow network connection. FreeNX also allows remote administration, but is much more responsive and works over a secure connection, and is free software to boot. FreeNX is also easy to set up, and I'll show you how.

Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I've seen Ubuntu at the top of DistroWatch for some time. I've avoided it for the usual reasons: I don't know how to pronounce it, I didn't have a machine conveniently available to test it on, and so on.

Book Review: Linux Patch Management

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Reviews

I just finished writing an article about the trials and tribulations of patching Linux systems, when this new book, Linux Patch Management, fell into my lap. With great interest, I read about the author’s recommendations for keeping the various Linux platforms up to date.

Symphony OS 2006-05 Beta (act 5)

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Linux
Reviews
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I've always followed SymphonyOS with great enthusiam. I admire folks who march to a different, or even moreso, their own beat. Symphony has always done that. They have few rivals for the title of Most Unique Desktop. Each release builds more and more excitement as things begin to shape up and improve. Symphony OS 2006-05 BETA is upon us and just like its predecessors, it's still different and ever improving. This time they have some great new features to introduce as well as some underlying code changes to announce. All this comes together to provide the greatest Symphony OS yet.

Keeping Thunderbird from breaking

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Moz/FF

My love/hate relationship with Thunderbird, the Mozilla Foundation's email client, continues. On the one hand, Thunderbird's a very good open-source email/Usenet/RSS client. It's easy to filter, search, and sort messages with Thunderbird -- even with multiple mail accounts. And, unlike Evolution, my favorite email program, it's also available on Windows and Mac OS, besides Linux.

So, what's the problem?

Hardware Monitoring On Linux

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Software

Hardware monitoring on Linux is actually pretty straightforward, but like most other things, even the simplest stuff can be complicated. Basically there are three “layers” of software involved, all of which are based around the lm_sensors software package.

JavE - A versatile editor for creating ASCII art

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Software

Creating ASCII art was never an easy job. For one, you need to have imagination and a knack for portraying things in an intelligent visually appealing manner. Now though, the perseverance part of the job of creating ASCII art has been elevated by a software called JavE.

How to setup the default web browser in Kubuntu

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HowTos

since Kubuntu is KDE based; it comes with its own web browser called “Konqueror”. The problem that I ran into was that all our KDE applications were still using Konqueror as their browser. Here is my trial/error approach to try to figure out what setting to change.

Is the Enterprise Ready for Ubuntu?

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Interviews
Ubuntu

"We believe software should be free to anyone. If you want to buy a support contract, it is there for you, [but] there is no premium version [of Ubuntu] that costs money," said Jane Silber, Canonical's chief operating officer.

Madog cautions SA against one laptop per child project

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OSS

MIT's "$100-dollar laptop" has created a huge buzz, but does it make sense for the developing world? Linux International executive director, Jon "Maddog" Hall, offered an alternative for South Africans at LinuxWorld Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Also: OSS giving voice to the disabled

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