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Story Java: The Good Parts srlinuxx 1 17/10/2009 - 3:22am
Story Kahel OS Linux srlinuxx 1 17/10/2009 - 3:19am
Story comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3" srlinuxx 1 17/10/2009 - 3:18am
Story Conky is a good example of a simple Linux tool srlinuxx 1 17/10/2009 - 3:18am
Story more mandriva re-introduction srlinuxx 1 17/10/2009 - 12:34am
Story Ubuntu sucks says Eeebuntu developer srlinuxx 4 17/10/2009 - 12:32am
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

An Interview with Jeff Dike - The creator of User Mode Linux

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Interviews

Jeff Dike is the creator and maintainer of User Mode Linux (UML) - a virtual machine which runs on Linux. Jeff very kindly agreed to take time off from his important work schedule to give answers to my queries.

Questions for deployments of GNOME

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Software

At the GNOME Foundation we are conducting a little, informal study of how we can make your lives easier. If you are in charge of the technical part of a GNOME deployment, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take the survey.

The rush to fill virtualization management gaps

The frenzy to deliver server virtualization solutions has produced remarkable successes, but significant gaps remain in management tools needed to optimize those solutions, industry analysts and enterprise users say.

Optimize your ext2/ext3 filesystem

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HowTos

You might have read that ext2/ext3 has support for so called "directory indexes", which supposedly speed up operations on directories with many files. However, this feature is not enabled on most machines.

What Sucks About DEs, pt. II: Apple, MacOS X

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Mac

Last week's column was basically a rant about things that bothered me about Ubuntu's GNOME/Linux combination. Besides the usual 'I do not experience the problems you have, so you must be an anti-GNOME troll!' and of the course the ever-present 'How on earth can you complain about Free software!', it did what is was supposed to do: bring problems under developer's direct attention (for instance, Evolution's UI maintainer emailed me, asking for more clarification). Now it's Apple's turn. Here is a list of problems I find the most annoying about Apple's Mac/MacOS.

Big brother Microsoft

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Microsoft

Who wouldn't trust a company that hid built-in spyware on every Windows-based PC in the land?

It turns out that Microsoft's Genuine Advantage anti-piracy program is also keeping daily tabs on Windows users. Who knew?

Mashing Up a Commons

Europeans have a deep appreciation of them. Even in relatively chilly Denmark, there are plenty of outdoor cafés. Narrow streets in the older quarters join in public plazas as big as football fields. We also talked about how Americans seem to have a correspondingly elevated sense of private matters. Private enterprise, for example. Perhaps, Claus suggested, that's why the Net was commercialized first in the U.S.

SimplyMEPIS v6.0 Beta 5

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Linux

SimplyMEPIS v6.0 Beta 5 has been released, after the availability of Ubuntu v6.06 Dapper Drake LTS, for which MEPIS is now based upon rather than the Debian pool. A few other changes can be found in SimplyMEPIS 6 Beta 5, which we have visually covered today.

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Tag your files and folders with an emblem in Gnome

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HowTos

In Gnome, it is possible to tag files and folders with small icons called emblems. Tagging files with visual cues like these will help a person to find the particular file much easily.

Book Review: MySQL in a Nutshell by Russell Dyer

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Reviews

MySQL in a Nutshell is for those new to mysql and also useful for those that are experienced with this database. As with most of the Nutshell books, this book is more of a complete reference for commands. Not really designed to be read cover to cover, it does provide an excellent reference for anyone that deals with the popular mysql database.

Building a Bulletproof Penguin: DB2 and Linux Failover

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Implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will impact every division of a company is an intriguing proposition. A lot is expected of such a system, and when we were tasked with this undertaking at our company, we did not want to neglect the foundation of it -- the database. In this article, I will describe how we built a "bulletproof penguin" one piece at a time.

Part III: Shuttleworth on HBD, ImpiLinux, Geographical Ubuntu Appeal and Gnome v KDE

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Interviews
Ubuntu

In this final installment, we delve into the geographics of Ubuntu’s appeal; the investment by Shuttleworth’s venture Capital fund, HBD in ImpiLinux, and ever so gingerly broach the religious topic of KDE versus Gnome — not just as the Linux desktop, but as Mark Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu desktop.

Negroponte Unveils Working Model Of $100 Laptop

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Hardware

The first working model of the $100 One Laptop Per Child made its debut this week at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston where lunch can cost $100.

I am a technical writer, and I am using FOSS

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OSS

This story, Why technical writers aren’t using FOSS, appeared in on Newsforge in April, and I have to take issue with some of the assumptions.

First of all, I am technical writer, and I do use FOSS.

A Linux User's Look at Vista Beta 2

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Microsoft
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As you may have heard, Microsoft has begun allowing public downloading and testing of their Vista Beta 2 system. Much like you I suppose, I usually hate windows and swear never to purchase another disk from Microsoft. But since they offered a download for free, I couldn't resist the urge to take a look. I'd seen a few screenshots here and there, but it's not the same as clicking around on your own machine. Today I installed the beta 2 and thought I might as well share my experiences with it as I do with linux systems. I thought perhaps others might be curious as well.

Puppy Linux adds Opera, drops SeaMonkey

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Linux

The Puppy Linux project team, which debuted its v2.0 on June 1, has released a followup version that replaces Mozilla's SeaMonkey suite of web applications with Opera 9.0 Beta 2, founder and chief evangelist Barry Kauler said June 8 in his weblog.

Ubuntu image and reality regarding freedom

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Ubuntu

Few months ago, someone asked how he could do a Debian netinstall over wifi with only first CD [fr] and there I learnt that Ubuntu CD could as it contains the proprietary firmware.

Portage 2.1 Released!

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Portage Team is proud to announce that version 2.1 of portage has been completed and added to the tree for testing.

Booga! Booga!... Yawn.

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OSS

My rough-and-tumble hijinks aside, it is clear to me that we are in yet another round of "Booga Booga" from Those Who Dislike Open Source. Wow. This week hasn't just been "Booga Booga." It's been the guy with the hockey mask coming at us through the woods.

Well, almost.

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