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Story Fedora 13 Is Codenamed Goddard srlinuxx 2 06/12/2009 - 6:19pm
Story Linux Mint 8-Helena srlinuxx 1 06/12/2009 - 6:17pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.2 (GNOME) falko 06/12/2009 - 2:21pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 1 06/12/2009 - 4:05am
Story Quick AWN 0.4 Overview srlinuxx 06/12/2009 - 12:23am
Story On the OSS Meritocracy Myth srlinuxx 06/12/2009 - 12:20am
Story Successfully completing a school semester with Linux srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 10:34pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 100 is out! srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 10:32pm
Story 5 Linux-based Cloud Businesses srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 10:29pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 7:23pm

Installing new Debian systems with debootstrap

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HowTos

When it comes to installing new installations of Debian GNU/Linux there is one tool which should not be ignored. Whether you're dealing with a real system, or a virtualised one, the debootstrap tool is ideal for quickly installing new Debian environments.

Linux expert sees expanded role for Ubuntu on the server

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Interviews

After rave reviews as a desktop OS, Ubuntu Linux is finally attracting the support of developers as a server platform. The expanded sphere of influence for this free operating system is due in part to a renewed effort by developers like Benjamin Mako Hill -- he goes by Mako -- who promote the server side components of the latest Ubuntu release, version 6.06, as a viable alternative to its proprietary counterparts. Mako took a break from his work on Ubuntu this week to speak with SearchOpenSource.com.

First Ubuntu Billboard spotted

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Ubuntu

Thanks to Wildbill’s cellphone photo clicking speed, we now can see the first Ubuntu billboard. Ever.

Firefox 'not being aggressive enough'

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Moz/FF

Firefox has signed a distribution agreement with Real Networks after hitting the 200 million download mark, but analysts believe it should be doing more

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CBR's open source VIPs - part one

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OSS

Despite the involvement of big businesses in free and open source software, the movement continues to be dominated by individuals. In the first of two features, Matthew Aslett identifies the open source VIPs.

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HP may fork the GPL

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OSS

A proposed patent provision in a revamped General Public License isn't sitting well at Hewlett-Packard, raising concerns that two competing versions of the licence could survive.

How to launch Windows binaries on Linux directly

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HowTos

Although I rarely run Windows these days, it seems I can't break the habit of using one or two Windows applications instead of their open source equivalents. However, instead of having a full-blown Windows desktop, I prefer to run these programs on my GNU/Linux system with Wine.

Book review: Linux® Debugging and Performance Tuning: Tips and Techniques

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Reviews

Debugging and tuning of Linux, though not a romantic subject, is a necessary one for the health of any well-run free software biased network. A slight change here and a nudge there in the background can make the difference between user discomfort and a quiet Sunday afternoon for the poor old administrator. Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning as written by Steve Best is an excellent zoom in on this complex and detailed subject area.

Knoppix Linux On USB

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HowTos

There's no mistaking the practical purpose behind a bootable live-demonstration Linux distribution for on-the-go technicians. As avid consumers of modern technology, many of us enjoy exercising our electronic toys as much as our minds. However, we sometimes lack the software tools necessary to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve problems as they arise. This article provides a gentle introduction to how a simple Knoppix configuration can become an indispensable item in a mobile technical toolkit.

Hacking SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

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SUSE
HowTos

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 is a decent business desktop operating system as-is. However, it does not appropriately meet the needs of a large portion of business professionals. Additionally, a great many regular consumers have been enchanted by SLED 10's ease of use and high degree of stability, but are disappointed with the home desktop software selection. This guide will show you how to install or upgrade the Java Development Kit, install software from the SUSE Linux 10.1 package repositories, and enable DVD movie playback in SLED 10.

SUSE KDE 3.5.4 (Unsupported) RPMS available

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KDE

HOWTO: Installing Grsecurity patched kernel in debian/ubuntu

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Howtos

Walkthrough for compiling and installing grsecurity patched kernel on debian based systems.

Closed Source Software: The Future of Windows and Linux?

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OSS

I have been struggling with one major problem lately with the Linux operating system and that problem is the amazing lack of new and exciting software.

Why Red Hat will NOT go bust because of Ubuntu

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Linux

Free Software Magazine has an interesting article claiming that Red Hat with whither and die at the expense of Ubuntu. It's an interesting theory, but one that is based on a fundamentally flawed understanding of enterprise software purchasing (closed or open source).

Original "Star Trek" series carries on via the Web

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SciFi

"Star Trek: New Voyages" picks up where the original series left off prior to cancellation, with a slew of new episodes made available online.

Getting those multimedia keys to work in Kubuntu

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HowTos

Nowadays, it’s rare for your keyboard to have just the standard 104-keys. Manufacturers are shipping many computers with what they usually call “Multimedia” keyboards or something similar. You’ve got your button for e-mail, volume, internet browsing, and all kinds of other tasks that can be done more efficiently with a dedicated key assigned to it.

Novell made the right decision even if for the wrong reasons

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SUSE

Novell has decided not to use proprietary Linux modules such as the NVidia accelerated driver. My first reaction was that Novell was being needlessly idiotic. Then I read this article on OSWeekly.com, by Matt Hartley. It calls out the leading Linux distributions for failing to band together to pressure hardware vendors to pre-install Linux.

Using SUSE AppArmor to profile a workstation application in FireFox

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Creating application security policies is a breeze with the no-nonsense configuration wizard in Novell's AppArmor module (available in the YaST Control Center). This tip offers a simple demonstration in the Firefox Web browser to illustrate how quick and easy it is to profile a common workstation application for better enterprise security.

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