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Story Thunderbird Ups the Email Ante srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 12:10pm
Story 10 Reasons Why Chrome OS Will Outshine Nokia, Linux on Netbooks srlinuxx 1 18/09/2009 - 10:18am
Story Opera browser bids for America srlinuxx 1 18/09/2009 - 10:08am
Story The FOSS image is important. srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 10:03am
Story The Pyramids and the Bazaar srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 10:01am
Story 3 Reasons why we shouldn’t use Linux srlinuxx 3 18/09/2009 - 9:37am
Story Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha 6 Released, Features The New Ubuntu Software Store [Screenshots] hotice 18/09/2009 - 9:12am
Story Former Zenwalkers Do Salix OS Fork srlinuxx 3 18/09/2009 - 8:34am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 4:54am
Story Toward a long-term SUSE-based distribution srlinuxx 1 18/09/2009 - 3:39am

Resurrecting an Aptiva with D*mn Small Linux

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Linux

I bought an Aptiva in 1997 at an IBM sale. Slightly more expensive than I would have gotten a clone PC for, it was nevertheless a good purchase at the time. Its processor was a Pentium 200-MMX and it came with 16MB of RAM, a 5GB hard disk, and one USB ports. Now, what version of Linux could possibly load into a Pentium 200-MMX machine with 32MB of RAM?

The Ultimate TorrentFlux/Ubuntu Box

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Ubuntu
HowTos

TorrentFlux is a robust PHP torrent client that supports many torrent features such as rss torrents, search and download from popular torrent sites, super seeding, and much more. This tutorial will walk you through the installation of Ubuntu 5.10 and TorrentFlux 2.1 Final.

First look at Vim 7

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Software

The final release of Vim 7 is just around the corner, and it brings a number of new features to the venerable editor, including spell checking, omni completion for several programming and markup languages, tab pages, undo branches, and several other features that are worth upgrading for. Let's take a look at what's new in 7.0.

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Installtion Steps for Oracle Database XE

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Linux

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer.

The upcoming Drupal 4.7

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Drupal

Content management systems (CMSs) are everywhere, and whether you notice or not, most every site is powered by one. But there is one PHP script that has begun to lead the CMS pack in features, customizability and power; in fact, FreeSoftwareMagazine.com runs on it, it’s called Drupal.

Linux File System Implementation: Detailing Structures

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HowTos

In our last article, we discussed the registering process for the file system and then mounting it accordingly. In this article, however, we’ll discuss the two widely used structures (structures as in C) in implementation of a file system. And then we will delve on the operations on super block structure.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Selects Linux

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Linux

Linux Networx, The Linux Supercomputing Company, today announced that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has ordered a Custom Supersystem for the NASA Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

emerge -p litrix 6.0

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Linux
Reviews
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Litrix 6.0 was released a few days ago and as a big gentoo fan, I was very anxious to test this livecd and install. Tuxmachines tested version 3.0 and figured 6.0 would probably be the cat's meow! Despite many pros, I'm afraid the cons overtook our experiences with Litrix this time. Here is our report.

Stable kernel 2.6.16.12 released

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Linux

The 2.6.16.12 stable kernel release is available. This one contains fixes for a couple dozen serious problems, though none of them appear to be security related (at least, they do not have CVE numbers assigned).

More Here and Here.

SoulKeeper Special Edition, a UT2004 MOD

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Gaming

Its been a long time ago that Soulkeeper has been released. Now with the Special Edition Upgrade we can enjoy this great MOD under Linux.

Open-Source Trend Brings Big Challenge To Software Leaders

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OSS

As more companies and government agencies use open-source software, a trend many expect will continue, traditional software companies face the wrenching decision of how much they should move toward open source, if at all.

Ubuntu Drapper Drake Installation from Live CD

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Ubuntu

After booting the Live CD, the desktop contains some shortcuts - one of which is to start the installation. When launching the installation, the first screen is a warning about Dapper being beta. It specifically notes that the installation may involve resizing partitions - something you don’t really want to do with beta software! Since I’ve nothing on these disks to lose.

Gentoo, Linux? Yes, Sometimes

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Gentoo
Reviews

The Gentoo Foundation's Gentoo 2006.0 is a popular Linux distribution that attempts-and, most of the time, succeeds-in delivering a stable, manageable system while preserving fairly fine-grained configurability for administrators. Gentoo is great for testing and, with care, can serve effectively in production settings as well. Gentoo is a Linux distribution that succeeds in striking a balance between fine-grained configurability and ongoing manageability.

Wall Street Stares Down Linux

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Linux

While Linux and open-source software got a resounding endorsement from a panel of vendors and investors during a session at the Linux on Wall Street conference here on April 24 titled "The Next Opportunities and Challenges for Linux and Open Source on Wall Street," they also pointed to some of the challenges facing open source.

Yellow Dog Linux Installs Neatly on an iPod

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OS

The concept's great: what would it be like to have a pocket-size device that I could plug in to just about any Macintosh and by simply rebooting the computer be running a full-blown Linux installation? I had a spare Apple iPod, a first-generation 5GB device and I was assured by the folks at Yellow Dog that I could squeeze YDL into as small as 1GB. So, one afternoon I decided to take the plunge.

Music Collection Sharing With Rhythmbox

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Software

The traditional way of sharing a collection of audio files across a local network is by sharing the directory that contains them, so that everybody can access these files. This works well, but I guess it’s time to move on to the next level of music sharing through the Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP).

May 2006 of TUX, Issue 13

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Linux

The May 2006 issue of TUX is now available for you to download.

This issue features:

  • Linux's Fundamental Difference

  • Home Plate: F-Spot
  • Suited Up: Imendio Planner and Task Juggler
  • TUX Explains: FreeMind
  • TUX Explains: Internet Connection Sharing with Firestarter
  • Diversions: Neverputt

Linux Gets Native WiFi Support

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Software

WiFi on Linux got a major boost today, as Devicescape Software donated technology to allow WiFi to run natively for the first time.

Tips and Tricks: Using GRUB with XFS

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Software

I've installed Breezy quite a few times already, and I know that by default it chooses GRUB as its boot manager. So I was really surprised when I found that LILO, rather than GRUB, wound up on my friend's hard disk. Was I hallucinating? Had I been kidnapped by aliens, and they were now controlling my brain with radio waves? Perhaps, but even after I put on my tinfoil hat, LILO was still there.

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