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Story today's howtos & leftovers: srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 4:15am
Story My Experience with Ubuntu srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 4:06am
Story DRM Change Continues To Cause Debate srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 12:47am
Story Continuation of KDE Klassroom srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 12:45am
Story Questions and Answers About the Linux Operating System srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 12:42am
Story How can you benefit from Open Source Software (OSS)? srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 12:40am
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Story Top 2 iPod management tools for Ubuntu. srlinuxx 29/11/2009 - 6:55pm
Story Lucid Lynx Visual Timeline srlinuxx 29/11/2009 - 6:53pm
Story Netbooks: The Disruptive Dual-OS Future srlinuxx 29/11/2009 - 6:52pm

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Poor man's Evolution visual notifier

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HowTos

Evolution is probably the most advanced e-mail client in GNU/Linux, however it lacks a basic feature every Windows program has: it can't provide you with a visual notification when a new message is received.

Lobby4Linux Founder Battles Illness

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Misc

Lobby4Linux founder, Ken Starks (a.k.a., Helios) recently went to Washington to take the fight for freedom - whether it's software or media - to the hallowed halls of Congress. Now he faces an even greater battle - a battle for his very life.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND

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HowTos

How important are Domain Name Services? Consider this, suppose you want to set up your own web site, you go to a commercial registrar and attempt to acquire a domain name. The purchasing process won't proceed unless you can enter the IP addresses or Internet names of two existing, registered DNS servers for your domain.

iPod Exodus: Mac to Linux

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HowTos

I recently installed Fedora Core 5 and wanted to use my Mac formatted (HFS+) iPod Nano with it. I had read mixed reports about iPod/Linux compatibility so I didn't expect it to be easy. The transition was mostly undemanding, but the minor problems I encountered weren't what I expected.

Book Review: Subversion Version Control

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Reviews

William Nagel's book is not an alternative manual - Subversion actually comes with some pretty good documentation. Instead the book combines tutorial information about the software with usage and best practice scenarios.

Enterprise open source migrations: Dealing with file services

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HowTos

Problems with sharing and storing files can stymie a migration from Windows or Unix to Linux. Fortunately, a few key open source tools and tried-and-true practices can scale file services roadblocks.

FUD by Association

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Misc

First, there was plain, old FUD - classic Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Then we had stealth FUD. Now we have FUD by association.

Linux OS For All

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Linux

While Microsoft reigns supreme on the desktop, alternatives are slowly gaining market share. The question now becomes what's the holdup? Why are those other operating-system vendors finding success on the desktop so difficult?

Xen from Backports on Debian Sarge

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HowTos

There is a great howto about installing Xen on Debian Unstable. It is really easy to do and it runs fine. Nevertheless, on production servers, that's not an optimal solution.

Linux on the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

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Reviews

The day after my 770 arrived, I read a review in the Washington Post where the guy really didn't like the unit at all. I like it a lot, so I thought about his reasons. My conclusion is that the reviewer is a Windows guy.

How To: Optimize MySQL response time

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High loaded website can get slow to respond when a lot of different visitors visit sites querying the same mysql database server, making it slow to respond.

What Can System Administrators Learn from Programmers?

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Interviews

Although we often hear about program bugs and techniques to get rid of them, we seldom see a similar focus in the field of system administration. LinuxPlanet asked Diomidis Spinellis, the author of the book Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective, for tips on what system administrators can learn from programmers.

Second draft of controversial GPL 3 due Tuesday

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation Inc. (FSF) is due to release the second draft of the GNU general public license version 3 (GPLv3) Tuesday, according to sources close to the organization.

Simple Linux and UNIX system monitoring with ping command and scripts

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HowTos

You can simply monitor your remote system hosted some remote IDC. There may be tons of causes for which system goes out the network. ping is one of the basic and nifty command to test network connection.

Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 1 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

After the success of Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06, Mark Shuttleworth's team is back a month later with the first development snapshot (now known as Knot 1) for the upcoming Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 1 implements the latest GNOME 2.15 development build, and more. We took a look at this latest Ubuntu copy today at Phoronix.

Red Hat Preps Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop

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Linux

Even as Novell released its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 desktop this week, rival Red Hat is putting the final touches on a new Linux desktop upgrade for delivery later this year.

Start-ups team to push open-source boundaries

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OSS

A handful of start-ups are trying to upset the stodgy world of enterprise systems management software with open source and a more democratic approach to setting industry standards.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Linux Final Release

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Linux

MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 6.0. This is the first public release of SimplyMEPIS to incorporate an Ubuntu foundation. Based on the Dapper LTS package pool, 6.0 is designed for stable long term use and support.

Dapper Drake LTS Review

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Ubuntu

Linux is starting to become more popular in the world today. I am seeing more and more people choose Linux for their servers than Windows. True the price tag of zero might be an influence but Linux offers a different feel to the world of operating systems. On June 1 Ubuntu released the newest version of its Linux distro named Dapper Drake LTS (long term support). For Linux novices like me it is very nice to either run the live CD for a little bit or partition off and install.

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