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Story LFS, Gentoo or XYZ distribution. Which one for you? srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 12:00pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 Home Encryption Performance srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 11:59am
Story Open source – no question of quality srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 11:58am
Story None leading Linux kernel development srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 10:14am
Story Surfing The Forge: Sound & MIDI Projects On SourceForge srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 10:10am
Story todays' leftovers: srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 5:43am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 4:09am
Story I Feel the Need for Speed: Linux File System Throughput Performance srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 2:06am
Story Great Blender Tutorial srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 2:04am
Story KOffice 2.1 Beta 2 Released srlinuxx 16/09/2009 - 2:02am

Mandriva Linux 2006 for home users

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MDV

What can a Linux distribution such as Mandriva Linux 2006 mean to a Windows user? Is it a valuable alternative, or do you have to be a real computer nerd to risk the move? Why would an average PC user make the effort to change over to Linux? This article just sums up our own experiences after several years of use of as well Windows as Mandriva Linux.

Kernel Panic: Defining System Inconsistencies

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HowTos

Kernel panic refers to a message displayed by an operating system after detecting a system inconsistency from which it cannot recover completely (Linux displays the Kernel Panic, while Windows displays the Blue Screen of Death - soon to become Red in Vista).

PC-BSD

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BSD

I do like BSD OSEs, but I think the most interesting thing about the release of PC-BSD is that the download page incudes a VMware image. There are disadvantages to pbi files. You'll end up with multiple library versions, which gets messy if there is a security upgrade. This is a nicely done BSD. Give it a try.

Bibble 4.7: RAW power for penguins

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Software

Bibble Labs has released Bibble 4.7, a commercial program for processing and conversion of RAW digital photography files to publishable formats such as JPG, PNG, and TIFF. Since professional photo editing programs are far and few between on Linux, I decided to take a look at Bibble's Linux version to see how it handles.

LinuxWorld Expo in Windows Server shocker

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Misc

LinuxWorld 2006 Conference & Expo is batting for the other side - and when we say the other side, we mean the forces of galactic darkness operating from their base in Redmond, USA:

http://www.linuxworldexpo.co.uk was running Microsoft-IIS on Windows Server 2003 when last queried at 3-May-2006.

Eraser ... McNealy style

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Misc

Anticipating our likely line of questioning, his opening remark was: "I still work here." And then, before he handed out his business card, he scribbled out the section which read 'CEO':

The rise of open source systems management

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OSS

Having found early success at the operating system and web server levels, open source soon moved up the software stack. Last year it arguably reached the very top with open source enterprise applications hitting the market, such as customer relationship management tools from SugarCRM, and business intelligence tools from the likes of Pentaho and JasperSoft.

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Review: SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3

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Linux
Reviews

I've installed a number distros, but SimplyMEPIS was by far the easiest one to install, and it worked well with my older PC. With the combination of support from the MEPIS community, ease of use, and functionality, SimplyMEPIS is a great option.

Debian preps for December code release

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Linux

Developers of the popular Debian Linux distribution are ramping up coding efforts as they plan to release the next version of their operating system in December this year.

Accessing Windows Shares From a GNU/Linux Desktop

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HowTos

Many people work for companies that have a Windows-based infrastructure, while they have a GNU/Linux desktop. You could use something like VNC or rdesktop to gain access to files on Windows shares, but a couple of command-line utilities from the Samba suite are a nice option that let you gain access right from your desktop.

Personal Computing - BSD Style

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Reviews
BSD
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A milestone was reached on April 29 and I couldn't let it pass without a look. I'm speaking of the release of PC-BSD 1.0, their very first stable release. Almost a year ago Tuxmachines tested 0.6 of PC-BSD, considered a beta release, and was quite impressed then as I recall. I saw .7, .8, .9 and increments get released, but I just had to revisit the user-friendly bsd again on this wonderful occasion. How did PC-BSD stack up on this their "new era of stability and simplicity?"

Stable kernel 2.6.16.13 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.13 stable kernel release is available. This is another single-patch release with a fix for a denial of service problem in the netfilter SCTP connection tracking code. More Here and Here.

Preaching the virtues of Linux

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Interviews

At the Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego, van der Linden spoke with SearchOpenSource.com's MiMi Yeh about why applications are key to bridging the consumer gap and how Freespire, a new Linux distribution, will attract users to Linux.

Smart formatting for better compatibility between OpenOffice.org and MS Office

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HowTos

I'm going to talk about the backbreaking labor of helping someone move and a seemingly unrelated topic, OpenOffice.org -- Microsoft Office compatibility. The two word processors are actually surprisingly similar; this article will show how doing things through the program features, rather than manually, helps you create documents that convert better between office suites.

Making sense out of SUSE's delta releases

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SUSE

"What's the deal with those 'delta' releases for SUSE 10.1? I can't get them to work." A "delta" to a program, in and of itself, is no good to man or beast. It's simply the code of the changes between one version of a program and another. To make use of a SUSE 10.1 delta, you first have to have a copy of the original code.

Digging More Secure Tunnels with IPsec

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HowTos

In my last article about IPsec we learned about the building blocks of IPsec in the Linux kernel. We took a look at the tools needed to build encrypted and secured data paths between two hosts. Now we'll use this knowledge and move a step further on.

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