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Story Build yourself a linux machine srlinuxx 16/10/2009 - 1:12am
Story omg! gnome... srlinuxx 16/10/2009 - 1:07am
Story rename Ubuntu package formats srlinuxx 16/10/2009 - 1:05am
Story Linux virtualization and PCI passthrough solrac 16/10/2009 - 12:06am
Story Easily Upgrade Any Hard Drive with Linux srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 11:26pm
Story Ubuntu Wins! srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 11:25pm
Story No, that's not the Google Chrome OS srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:15pm
Story Linux equivalents to popular Mac apps srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:11pm
Story Why I Use and Promote Ubuntu Linux srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:10pm
Story Windows KDE4: Dolphin (File Manager) srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:08pm

Using the scenario feature in OpenOffice.org Calc

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HowTos

I've been there. We've all been there. You're sitting there in the third hour of a boring meeting, nibbling on the last doughnut and trying to figure out what your income and expenses would have to be to move to a small island in British Columbia and support yourself with your macrame skills. The common thread here is multiple scenarios.

Novell's Fight for Respect

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SUSE

In many ways, Novell is a lot like many other midsize software companies. All are struggling to reinvent themselves in a world where big deals are being won mainly by the likes of Oracle, IBM and SAP -- and where business models are being upended by such trends as open source and so-called "software as a service," where vendors make wares accessible over the Internet and rely more on monthly subscriptions than up-front license fees.

FVWM: How Styles are Applied

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HowTos

Configuring FVWM can seem like a chore at times. Indeed, there are certain aspects of it that are easy - and some that are less so. I've been helping people configure FVWM for some time now, and while I have delved into some of the more esoteric regions of FVWM, it seems that many people find the use of Style lines the hardest aspect to grasp. Hopefully this article will help clarify things.

5 things all new users to Ubuntu should know

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Ubuntu

This is the guide I wish I had that cold november morning 6 months ago when I installed Ubuntu for the first time.

How to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

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HowTos

Many people prefer working with laptops instead of desktops for the flexibility they offer. Some of them would also like to switch to a free and open source operating system like GNU/Linux and have their laptop do all the things that proprietary OSes offer, such as suspending their laptops. Several distributions try to make this work out of the box, but knowing what's under the hood always comes in handy, particularly when something goes wrong and needs fixing. Let's take a look at how to suspend and hibernate your laptop under Linux.

Lenovo says yes to Linux

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Linux

Last week, the world's #3 computer vendor, Lenovo, was saying "We will not have models available for Linux, and we do not have custom order, either. What you see is what you get. And at this point, it's Windows." Whoops! Lenovo is now reversing its stance.

KOffice 2.0, The Vision

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KDE

KOffice is working on its future, one based on KDE4. KOffice is starting new initiatives with libraries like Flake and Pigment that are going to be used for all KOffice applications.

Running debootstrap in a non-Debian distro

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HowTos

Last week I wanted to install Debian on a chroot on my machine. Maybe there is an easier way to do this, but I will document what I did, just in case someone wants to do something similar.

Migrating mission-critical enterprise apps to Linux platforms: No big deal

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Linux

If you blinked, you may have missed it. At some time in the past year or two, the concept of moving to a Linux platform for mission-critical enterprise application suites, such as those from SAP, AG and Oracle Corp., ceased to be one rife with agony, stress and doubt.

serverResponse and light weight XML web services

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HowTos

With the latest GNU Telephony releases of GNU Bayonne, I have experimented with and introduced a new lightweight kind of XML based web service that I call serverResponse.

Accelerating OpenSSH connections with ControlMaster

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HowTos

OpenSSH 4.0 introduced an interesting new feature called ControlMaster that allows it to reuse an existing connection to a remote host when opening new connections to that host. This can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to establish connections after the initial connection. Let's see how this can help you work faster, and how to start using ControlMaster right away.

Bye Apple, Hello Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Mark Pilgim, the writer and programmer behind the Dive Into Mark blog, recently published a list of things he bought this weekend, including a Lenovo (IBM) ThinkCentre M52 with an IBM staff discount.

Getting Started with Linux Commands

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Linux

Ubuntu , SUSE , RedHat , Xandros and Linspire are doing a great job with Linux Desktop. However, the power of Linux is already proven in the server arena. I’ve written this guide to help beginners who’re interested in getting started with Linux. This should give you an overview of Linux and it’s basic commands.

Detailed Bacula Network Backup Implementation Guide

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Linux

Bacula is a set of computer programs that permits you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula can also run entirely upon a single computer, and can backup to various types of media, including tape and disk.

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Internaut: Open source’s impact will only grow

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OSS

Government data center managers need to be aware of a set of trends that could soon alter both the systems they select and the way they purchase and manage enterprise software. These trends are directly related to the rise of open-source software, but they’re also indicative of external forces that affect how government does business.

Six steps to installing Ubuntu Dapper Drake

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Ubuntu

If you ask me, I would say that installing Linux is much more easier than installing Windows. For one, you can skip the licence agreement. Second, the installers bundled with most Linux distributions give a clearer idea about what is going on. But the latest version ofUbuntu named Dapper Drake (Desktop edition) clearly takes the cake.

Face it: Linux is insecure

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Security

Linux is insecure. Open source is insecure. Windows is insecure. All software is insecure.

Deal with it.

Industry Group Discusses Grid Computing Networking Implications

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News

The Globus Consortium -- a Grid computing industry group driven by Cisco, HP, IBM, Intel, Nortel, Sun and Univa -- today released the June issue of the Globus Consortium Journal (www.globusconsortium.org/journal). This month, the newsletter focuses on the network-specific requirements and directions being ushered in by enterprise Grid computing.

Stable kernel 2.6.16.20 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.20 stable kernel release is available. This one contains several fixes for serious problems; none of them look immediately security-related, however.

More HERE and HERE.

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