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Story 11 OSes that Tried (and failed) to Take Down Windows srlinuxx 18/11/2010 - 5:30am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/11/2010 - 5:19am
Story Debian Trying to Recruit More Women srlinuxx 18/11/2010 - 3:46am
Story Microsoft approves an open source application srlinuxx 18/11/2010 - 12:39am
Story Samsung Galaxy Tab review srlinuxx 18/11/2010 - 12:36am
Story FBI brass ask Google, Facebook to expand wiretaps srlinuxx 18/11/2010 - 12:34am
Story Red Hat sizes up NZ for 2011 growth srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 9:39pm
Story blockers that prevent open source being taught srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 9:34pm
Story Debian GNU/Linux 5 "lenny" Review srlinuxx 17/11/2010 - 9:32pm
Story Stop the Internet Blacklist! srlinuxx 2 17/11/2010 - 9:02pm

Xubuntu Gets Feisty

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linux devcenter: The third release of Xubuntu, the variant of Ubuntu with the lightweight Xfce desktop, appeared last month. Feisty Fawn (version 7.04) uses the final gold code of Xfce 4.4.0 rather than the release candidates in Edgy Eft (version 6.10) and Dapper Drake (version 6.06). I had very positive experiences with both Edgy and Dapper so I had very high expectations for Xubuntu Feisty Fawn.

Linux: The Case Against Crash Dumps

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kernelTRAP: In a recent lkml thread the concept of dumping an image of the kernel's memory to swap when the kernel hits a bug was discussed. Linus Torvalds pointed out that such a feature wasn't useful to an operating system like Linux that can ran on such a diverse assortment of computers.

Track MySQL Queries with mysqlsniffer

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the how-to geek: You’ve got a production database server, and you can’t enable query logging… so how do you see the queries being executed against the database?

Ubuntu 7.04 Review

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Software in Review: Ubuntu Linux continues to show steady improvement with version 7.04, but there's still room for improvement. Despite the handful of shortcomings in 7.04, this is the best release Ubuntu's yet had. If they didn't before, commercial GNU/Linux vendors should now feel quite threatened by Ubuntu Linux.

Monitor bandwidth with vnStat

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techrepublic: Vincent Danen helps you get started using the Linux tool vnStat to monitor your bandwidth usage.

Linux On Your Mind

Information Week blog: It's always informative to look at our most heavily trafficked stories to see what topics you're most interested in. No, it's not a scientific survey, but it certainly provides pretty powerful anecdotal evidence of what technologists are currently buzzing about. And judging from our numbers, you're rather obsessed with Linux--Ubuntu Linux, to be precise.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Internet

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Raiden's Realm: At some point in time, every new user to KDE will find themselves in need of of a way to access at least one, if not several different internet services. KDE comes with a built in selection of some of the most basic internet tools to allow you to do the things you need to do. Here's a short list.

Pimp out your Fonts for Linux

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Pimp Your Linux: One of the major things that people request here on Pimpyourlinux is for better fonts on Linux. I’ve done some research on the subject, and it is quite possible to make your Linux Desktop look great, even if you have a flat panel monitor.

Top 8 Linux Games Of 2007

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Gaming Below are 8 addictive 3d games for linux users to fill their time with. These games are really good and some have won awards or have been featured on magazines. Most of it is cross platform and free. You don’t have to use ‘Wine’ to be able to play as they come with Linux installers.

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

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Microsoft Watch: If Microsoft isn't the Evil Empire, what should be? It's the 30th anniversary of Star Wars and easy enough to cast Microsoft as destroyer of the Republic. But what if Microsoft were the Republic?

Hugin developer launches photographic distortion correction database

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Software The lead developer of the Hugin panorama-stitching application, Pablo d'Angelo, has proposed a new open database for collecting camera lens information that could be used to correct systematic distortion in photographs.

So what’s bloatware anyway, Part III

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Mozilla Links: Firefox has memory issues. It's undeniable. Keep Firefox for a few hours with some 15-20 tabs opened at a time, minding you own business and you will get Firefox to grab up to around 150MB. You may notice this or not depending on how much memory you have.

GUADEC: GNOME has seventh annual conference

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Software The GNOME Users And Developers European Conference, a major European free software conference is open for registration for its seventh year. O’Reilly Media is a sponsor. The schedule lists a mind-boggling range of projects.

More Dell/Ubuntu Headlines

  • I ordered my Dell with Ubuntu and saved $140.00

  • The Dell PC price challenge – Windows Vista versus Ubuntu
  • Dell Ubuntu Linux has arrived

Some Howtos:

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  • Printer In VIM

  • Audio Preview in Nautilus
  • Pod::POM::Web

Transferring files with gFTP

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HowTos gFTP is a complete, easy-to-use file transfer tool for the Linux desktop. In spite of its name, gFTP can transfer files using more than standard File Transfer Protocol; it provides several features that make it more than just another FTP client.

Free software philosophy in business

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Free Software Magazine: When we enter the world of “free and open source software”, most of us will choose one or the other philosophy. This choice is usually made easy by the people that guide us when we enter this world. We are at a point where the philosophies behind free software, which have been heralded by Richard M. Stallman and others, are threatened.

An introduction to using Puppet 2

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Debian-Administration: In our previous introduction to Puppet we covered installing the client and server, such that a small LAN could be configured centrally. Here we'll demonstrate some of the things that can be done with such a setup.

OpenGL 2.x and 3.0 APIs arrive this year

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the inquirer: We can remember the times gamedevs were telling us, "DirectX? Us using it? Not in your wildest dreams." "Microsoft's puppet?" And so on and so forth, only to see them changing the tune when DX9 came along and became more a usable API than OpenGL. And now, DX titles are predominant on the market, even with the old-school gamedev teams.

Checking out Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris

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Vincent Danen: I've never really played with Solaris before. I've looked at it once or twice, briefly, but that was about it. The other day I downloaded a vmware image for Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris, one of these OpenSolaris-based distributions that apparently uses a lot of GNU software.

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