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Story Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 2: Graphics, audio and video srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 7:05pm
Story Fall In Love With Ardour's Digital Audio Workstation srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 7:03pm
Story 10 best Multimedia Entertainment Software for Linux srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 7:02pm
Story Another Look at openSolaris srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 6:59pm
Story Complete Guide: Configure and Customise ioQuake3 in Linux Chris7mas 07/08/2009 - 5:26pm
Story Mozilla Store Vendor Security Breach srlinuxx 4 07/08/2009 - 4:45pm
Story XML Patent for Microsoft srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 2:19pm
Story Ubuntu User Interface Tweaks srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 2:15pm
Story Top 10 Google Chrome Themes srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 12:08pm
Story The Power of Open Source Development srlinuxx 07/08/2009 - 12:05pm

How to simulate a slow network

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HowTos

I think it is time to reveal a nifty little tool that I like to simulate a slow network connection, even without a network. It is called "tc" (think "traffic control") and is present on every modern Linux system. It is part of the "iproute" or "iproute2" package.

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Multiple live CDs in one DVD

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Linux

Live CDs do a great job of advertising Linux distributions. In addition to general-purpose live CD distributions, there are lots of task-oriented live CDs. Wouldn't it be great if you could carry multiple live CDs on one DVD disc? Nautopia.net has put up a script that you can use to make a custom DVD to boot multiple live CDs.

What's what in Linux 2.6.16

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Linux

If you wanted to sum up what's new in this latest release of Linux, you could say that it's a Linux for high-end enterprise users. However, this kernel is also the first one to support Toshiba, Sony, and IBM's CELL processor, which is best known as the chip that will power Sony's forthcoming PlayStation 3 game console.

Ballmer, Bemused

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Interviews

Fans of the popular Linux software program have long fretted that software giant Microsoft will attack Linux by claiming the free program violates Microsoft's patents. So far nothing has happened. But in an interview with Forbes.com, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer wouldn't rule out such a showdown.

DSL Linux: Small distro that packs a big punch

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Linux

Need a teeny-tiny, business-card-sized, open source operating system that squeezes a lot of software into a little space? Take a look at DSL Linux®. This quick review shows you how to use the miniscule OS, highlights the on-board applications, details how to load and start it, and explains how to save between sessions when using a bootable CD.

KDE Afternoon at FISL to be Broadcast by InfomediaTV

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KDE

The International Free Software Forum will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil from April 19 to 26. On the first day of the event KDE will be holding KDE Afternoon, a talk show hosted by developer Helio Castro and broadcast on Brazilian TV show InfomediaTV.

Four New RealPlayer Bugs Squashed

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Security

RealNetworks on Wednesday disclosed four critical bugs in a large number of its media products, then rolled out new, patched versions for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Novell Strikes Three Open Source Deals

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SUSE

Novell drove home its open source gospel Tuesday, trotting out three major converts to its Linux software suites: the Finnish military, a New England bank and a New York hospital chain.

Koobox/Linspire value PC: You get what you pay for

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Reviews

Linspire reached a deal earlier this year with Mirus Innovations to offer a line of OEM computers with Linux preinstalled, under the brand name Koobox. We're all in favor of the concept of desktop PCs with Linux preinstalled, but how does the Koobox measure up in practice? The end result is less than stellar.

Sophos launches new Linux anti-virus

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Software

While Linux remains relatively unaffected by viruses, Sophos distributor Netxactics reckons that Linux servers could be a vector for attack on Windows boxes.

Linux Multimedia Hacks: A Book Review

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Reviews

If you're trying to figure out what Linux multimedia software you need for a project, here's a good place to find out.

Novell wows 'em with SLED 10

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SUSE

Thousands of people broke out with applause in Salt Lake City this week, including many jumping to a standing ovation with excitement over what they were seeing.

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OpenBSD founder makes funding plea

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OS

Senior sources at OpenBSD are calling on commercial users for financial help as the firm claims that a 'culture of entitlement is starting to damage the open source community'

Microsoft's anti-ODF battle continues

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Microsoft

Microsoft is far from done trying to convince people that its Open XML is an "open" standard that's every bit as good as the OpenDocument Format.

Seagate's Momentus 2.5" Hard Drives

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Hardware

In January of this year, Seagate released the first consumer hard drive to use a new magnetic recording technique known as perpendicular recording. So what is perpendicular recording and what can we expect out of these new hard drives? We've got your answers here.

The Perfect Xen 3.0 Setup For Debian

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 3.0.1) on a Debian Sarge (3.1) system. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called "virtual machines" or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0).

Immunicon gets FDA clearance for Linux-based software

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Linux

Immunicon Corp. on Wednesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had cleared new Linux-based software for its in vitro diagnostic tool used in predicting survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Mozilla plans to fund developer community

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation is planning to use some of its millions of dollars in revenues to fund active members of its developer community, the organization said Tuesday.

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