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Story Windows and Linux desktop enterprise support comparison. srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 11:18pm
Story The Proprietary Software/Linux Conundrum srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 11:17pm
Story From Arch to Ubuntu? srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 11:14pm
Story From where do you get Linux? srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 9:07pm
Story Linux: It doesn't get any faster srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 9:05pm
Story Why I switched back from Ubuntu to Fedora srlinuxx 3 23/06/2009 - 8:02pm
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Story Taking screenshots in Linux srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 7:11pm
Story Alien Arena 2009 Brings New Gaming Improvements srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 7:09pm
Story Kernel Log : Winding down the IDE subsystem srlinuxx 23/06/2009 - 7:07pm

Firefox 1.5 Passes 20 Million Mark

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Moz/FF

Firefox 1.5 has been downloaded more than 20 million times since its late November release, Mozilla Corp. announced Tuesday.

It’s an Ubuntu world

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Linux

Ubuntu has become increasing popular amongst many Linux users, especially users trying Linux for the first time. Just why is Ubuntu so popular? I’ll explore some of its features and distributions this month, including Kubuntu and Edubuntu, and try to find out.

Add an extra layer of security with systrace

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HowTos

Niels Provos' Systrace is a utility that monitors and controls what an application can access on a system by creating and enforcing access policies for system calls. For the Linux crowd, it's something like the US National Security Agency's SE Linux, but it's more flexible and, if used properly, it can improve a system's overall security by "sandboxing" untrusted applications and users.

FLOSS on the Big Screen

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Misc

Film maker David Madie wants to bring the story of the FLOSS movement in Africa to your local cineplex. Documentary film maker David Madie is on an unusual mission in Africa. He's following a young computer entrepreneur whose story, Madie believes, shows a different face of what condescendingly has been called the Dark Continent.

Festival - A Text to Speech synthesis software in Linux

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Software

Coming home after a hard day at work after staring at the monitor continuously for hours on end, the last thing I want to do many days is sit in front of the computer again. At times though, I have this urge to grab a book and do some light reading but often the strain on my eyes dissuades me in pursuing this thought any further. This is where this very nice utility called festival comes into the picture.

Open Source Gains Popularity

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OSS

Open source use has made inroads into the public and private sectors in the US and has resulted in cost savings for companies of all sizes, a research led by Optaros Inc. has found.

Linux home entertainment OS targets consumer devices

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Linux

A Taiwanese software company specializing in DVD software and other home computing software is shipping a packaged Linux-based entertainment OS. PowerCinema Linux, which targets device makers and PC integrators, can turn resource-constrained embedded devices into powerful multimedia devices, according to the company.

Users get to the root of Linux security holes

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Security

"I believe that Linux needs to get rid of 'root.' Root is not a user; root is a capability to surpass security. As long as that capability exists, there will be ways to hack it."

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KDE 3.5.1: Just Around the Bend

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KDE
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KDE 3.5.1 isn't released. But it's been tagged, which means an announcement may be in our near future. I svn'd the sources and built them over this past weekend and thought I'd give fans a bit of a sneak peak.

'Too early' to debate Linux GPL 3 support

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OSS

Leading Linux developers are divided on whether the open source operating system should use the next version of the GNU General Public License. Alan Cox is trying to nip premature debate on GPL 3 support in the bud.

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Fox Desktop 1 Review

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Reviews

This distro has it all, speed, stability, look and feel and the backing of Fedora Core. I can honestly say that if Texstar and the gang over at PCLinuxOS gave up on the project, I have found it's replacement.

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Open Source Desktop Blogging Software that works with Cheap Hosting

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Software

Thingamablog is an open source desktop blog tool which can make a difference for people who cannot afford expensive hosting and who aren't willing to sign up for accounts at Blogger.com.

Red Hat hopes for Linux on new Apple computers

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Mac

Red Hat spokeswoman Gillian Farquhar confirmed last week that the company hopes to help its developers figure out how to get Linux working on the new Macs.

IBM Turns Over Search Project To Open Source Community

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OSS

IBM said Monday that it will begin turning over key intellectual property from its UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) project to the open source community in an effort to spur the growth of the collaborative enterprise search technology.

Linux Vendors Step Up Security Focus

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Linux

Customers should expect to see enhanced, easier-to-use security tools from leading Linux distributors in the coming months as vendors focus on making the platform tough enough to support even the most critical business applications.

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