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Story Ubuntu with 256Mb … not so smart srlinuxx 23/08/2009 - 4:58pm
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Story Audacious 2.1 Review - Powerful Audio Replacement for XMMS Chris7mas 22/08/2009 - 11:15pm
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LinuxWorld: Diamonds and Rhinestones

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Linux

"So, Brian what do think of the show thus far?"

Please, don't even get me started.

But people, this show was seriously lacking.

Fighter Ace for X86 Linux announced

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Gaming

Ketsujin Studios is pleased to announce that Fighter Ace® is now available for Linux users. Please note, that this game does run through a compatibility layer and GNU/Linux is not supported nativly. Anyway, seems worth a try.

This Week's My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

I use FreeBSD and Linux on more than 15 servers at work. Here are 10 of the tools I find most useful. GNU Screen, Duplicity, ssync, and FUSE, and Birthday.

Full Article.

Parallels Workstation for Mac OS X

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Reviews

I downloaded Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta for Mac OS X the moment I saw the announcement. I created a new virtual machine and installed RedHat 9 on it, using iso images rather than CD's. After the RedHat was up and running, I opened a new window to install Windows Xp.

Google betas Firefox Toolbar version 2

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Google
Moz/FF

Google released the beta version of its Toolbar for Firefox v2 Thursday. Toolbar for Firefox works on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows -- and in 16 languages, the company said. This new release includes feed integration with the Google Personalized Homepage and other feed readers.

Book Review: Hardening Linux

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Reviews

Linux enjoys a large space in the server arena. It is favoured as a server over the competition by many for its robustness, stability and also its cost advantage. But now a days, it has also widely found favour as a desktop replacement for windows. But as with any OS, it is imperative to take necessary steps to make Linux more secure. This book titled - Hardening Linux - by James Turnbull concentrates on this very important topic of securing your Linux machine.

LinuxWorld 2006: A Diamond in The Rough

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Linux

"What do you think of the show?" This is the question I heard all week at LinuxWorld here. It turns out that many of my journalist peers, a few speakers and a number of vendors weren't as impressed by the show as I was.

Linux a BIG hit in India

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Linux

It has been over a year since UTI Bank set up its call center that handles over 7,000 calls per day. The bank was looking for a robust platform that could guarantee it "high availability of services and uninterrupted call traffic". It had options but finally decided on Linux for its core business applications. "Today, we are really happy with Linux that has delivered 99.99 per cent uptime so far."

How System Calls Work in Linux?

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HowTos

Every GNU/Linux programmer here reading this article must have used system calls to code their programs. GNU/Linux programming is incomplete without system calls. System calls are initiated by software interrupts. Before we delve into that, however, let’s define system calls.

Only 'freaks' waste their time with Linux in Oklahoma

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Linux

For the last two weeks, the Linux army has seized on Tuttle, Oklahoma city manager Jerry Taylor as a symbol of all that's wrong with the world. This man attacked Linux maker CentOS without cause, threatened to call the FBI on the firm and refused to apologize for these actions even after learning the error of his ways. Typical Microsoft-loving, bureaucrat thinking, right?

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LinuxWorld: What not to do when eyeing open-source software

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Linux

When considering a migration to open-source software, IT users should keep in mind the mistakes of those who tried before and avoid falling into the same traps experienced by others.

LinuxWorld: Maintaining the impact of open source applications

Maria Winslow, author of The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source and open source business analyst for Open Source Migrations, sat down at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston with SearchOpenSource.com. She talked about her views on emerging technologies, where not to find deployable open source applications and the impact of proprietary vendors that decide to share their code with the community.

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Access Linux Platform Shown at LinuxWorld

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Linux

Access Linux Platform from PalmSourcePalmSource is exhibiting at the LinuxWorld conference going on this week in Boston. PalmInfocenter is live on the scene to bring you this exclusive new preview of the Access Linux Platform.

New Nvidia Graphic Drivers: Version: 1.0-8756

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Software

Linux IA32 & AMD64/EM64T
Latest Version: 1.0-8756

Highlights:

# Adds support for GeForce 7300, GeForce 7400 Go, GeForce 7600 and GeForce 7900 GPUs.
# Added support for running OpenGL applications while the Composite X extension is enabled; see "The X Composite Extension" appendix for details.

New PoC malware can infect both Windows and Linux

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Security

Kaspersky Lab today reported a new proof-of-concept (PoC) cross-platform virus that creates malicious code to infect both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Norway Looks to Open Source

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OSS

Norway said Friday that it plans to wean itself from dependence on large corporations like Microsoft by increasing the use of open source software within government agencies. The Norwegian government also plans to organize a panel of experts to set standards for access to public information and how operating systems can interoperate.

Ubuntu: First Time User's Experience

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Ubuntu

I’ve started this blog to document my struggles and victories with the world of linux. As I said this is my first real linux experience, I installed fedora core once before about 2 years ago and that lasted all of 3 hours before I got rid.

Penguin Pete's XWM Guide

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Software

Newcomers to Linux and other FOSS systems have a new phenomena to digest. As opposed to proprietary operating systems, FOSS operating systems give you your choice of desktop environments and window managers. This is a brief overview of the various interfaces you may run on top of the X graphical desktop.

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