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Xgl and Compiz bling for Dapper

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Ubuntu
HowTos

By now, if you haven't seen Compiz and Xgl in action, you probably have heard of it. You may even be wanting to set it up yourself. If so, this guide is here for you.

Embracing Unix and Linux Desktops

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Linux

Unix and Linux clients can do quite well on a Windows network. Microsoft, in fact, released its own Services for Unix, which provides some basic cross-compatibility features for Unix clients accessing Windows servers. Other, more robust interoperability solutions are also available for various network services. Fortunately, Unix has been using TCP/IP for longer than Windows, so the two operating systems at least have a networking protocol in common.

Computing systems for business: Linux or Mac?

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OS

Is there an alternative for original Microsoft Windows to substitute the pirated Microsoft Windows and Office on your office computers?

Hire company charges ahead with Linux

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Linux

Kennards Hire is ready to replace Windows server with Linux at 90 branches, to accompany 400 desktops already running the open source operating system.

CLI Magic: Kismet sniffs out Wi-Fi access

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HowTos

Today, Wi-Fi access points everywhere, and users becoming increasingly more sophisticated in their wireless network knowledge. One good tool for discovering Wi-Fi access points is a command-line utility called Kismet. It can help with a range of issues, from diagnosing Wi-Fi interference problems to finding a particular network in a sea of airborne bits.

Microsoft will always beat Open Source

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OSS

OPEN SOURCE will always be a poor cousin to Microsoft, according to a report by boffins at Harvard Business School.

Millionaire cosmonaut takes on Microsoft

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Ubuntu

South African magnate Mark Shuttleworth has already conquered space. Now he's set his sights on cyberspace where he hopes to challenge Microsoft.

An even better BitTorrent client for Linux!

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Software

Well, after all the problems with Transmission and popular trackers like OiNK and Demonoid I decided to try something else. I tried out Tribler, but it wasn't that good, so after snooping around the Ubuntu forums I found about this relatively new client called qBittorrent.

A couple of tricks with the secure shell

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HowTos

One can do a lot more with ssh than use it for remote terminal session. Here we'll show how to copy files using ssh, use ssh as part of a pipe, vnc or samba forwarding via ssh and mounting filesystems using ssh (fuse + sshfs)

Linux on laptops

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Linux

Although most modern laptops nowadays tend to scare people off with an ugly “Designed for Windows XP” mark, it does not mean that alternative operating systems, like GNU/Linux cannot be installed and function equally well. In this article I would like to describe a few common issues with Linux on laptops and maybe bust a few myths about using GNU/Linux on mobile computers.

Siemens' Medical Unit Puts Suse Linux Into MRI Products

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SUSE

Novell and Concurrent announced that Siemens Medical Solutions, a developer of MRI technology and applications, has selected the Suse Linux enterprise real-time operating system and NightStar application development tools for its Magnetom magnetic resolution imaging (MRI) products.

Philippine bill requires open source use in govt

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OSS

REP. Teodoro Casiño is expected to file a bill this week mandating the use of free and open source software and open standards in all government projects.

What’s wrong with Free Beer?

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OSS

Freedom. It’s such a loaded term. It represents so many things: the ability to do stuff unfettered, letting the press say whatever they want, invading foreign nations to pass the time, a glorious ideal. “Free” means lots of things. Free as in libre... Free as in beer... Interestingly enough, they aren’t as different as you might think!

How can I create a background image for Grub?

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HowTos

Grub is used to select between two or more operating systems installed on your computer. Grub's default background is black with white text, but it is possible to choose the background image of your choice. This tutorial will go through the process of creating your grub background and having Grub to show it next time you start your computer.

Jim Bublitz Talks About PyKDE

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KDE

Following our interview last month with Phil Thompson on PyQt, we spoke with the maintainer of PyKDE to discover the status of our own Python bindings. Read on for Jim Bublitz talking about how he was suckered into maintaining PyKDE, why you should use it and what his plans for the future are.

Sorry, but you must pay Microsoft to fix link glitch under IE

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Microsoft

Dear Nick: Why does my computer seem to lock up whenever it tries to open a new link? I'm going to assume, Craig, that you're running Windows.

Spice up GNOME Desktop Using gDesklets

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HowTos

If you thought that the KDE people can do cool stuff with their desktops because it has SuperKaramba and GNOME doesn’t, do not despair; gDesklets comes to your rescue.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora Core 5)

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Linux
HowTos

This document describes how to install a mail server with Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I will also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

Examining defects in the Firefox code base

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Moz/FF

Using Klocwork’s K7 static analysis tool, I examined the large and complicated code base of the popular open source browser, Firefox. Overall it is clear that Firefox is a very well written and high quality piece of software.

Preparing the enterprise for an open source software stack

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HowTos

Zachary listed the following trends that IT managers should watch for and some advice they should follow as they bring more open source software into their core enterprise operations:

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