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Story Simple gui backup tool backerupper srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 4:34pm
Story Stallman slams Microsoft's Codeplex Foundation srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 4:32pm
Story The problem with Gentoo srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 1:32pm
Story On the future of Open Source thought leadership srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 1:30pm
Story Updates on Mandriva partitioning srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 1:27pm
Story Puppy Linux 4.3 (step by step installation with screenshots) srlinuxx 1 09/10/2009 - 12:30pm
Story Cube Gears srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 10:59am
Story A Brief Look At Yoper 2009 srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 10:57am
Story De Icaza makes light of Microsoft bid to sell anti-Linux patents srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 10:55am
Story Burned by Ubuntu? srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 10:54am

Runit makes a speedy replacement for init

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HowTos

runit, a Unix init scheme with service supervision written by Gerrit Pape, is a complete replacement for SysVinit. Its key benefits include improved boot speed and ease of use. In the time that it takes you to read this article, you could move from init to runit.

Windows Vs. Linux

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Linux

So, what if you don’t like the way Windows is headed? You could abandon the PC altogether and go get yourself an Apple computer (which isn’t as much of a pocketbook hit as it used to be). What about Linux? Is there room in your heart for Linux?

How To Automate Spamcop Submissions

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HowTos

Spamcop is a service which provides RBLs for mailservers in order to reject incoming mail from spammers. Their philosophy is to process possible spam complaints from users. When they receive a certain amount of complaints during a time-period then they will blacklist the offender. This system is dependant on spam reporting from users. However, their submission process is not very user-friendly.

One of the worst operating system experiences ever encountered

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Microsoft
Reviews

VIRTUAL MICROSOFT employee, columnist Gary Krakow, says installing Vista Beta 2, "was one of the worst operating system experiences that I’ve ever encountered."

Also: Vista Needs More Fine-Tuning

Novell sells Celerant, focuses on Linux

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SUSE

Novell announced on May 24th that it has sold its shares in Celerant Consulting, its management consulting branch, to Caledonia Investments, a UK-quoted investment trust, for $77 million.

New Linux Inclinations?

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Linux

I'm writing this entry from a three-iPod row on a flight back from Las Vegas, where I just spent a couple of days with system builders and home integrators at XChange Tech Connect.

Linux Driver Development Kit

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Linux

Have you ever felt teased when driver developers of other operating systems teased you about a lack of a "proper" driver development kit for Linux? Have you felt left out of the crowd when looking at the 36 cdrom package of documentation and example source code that other operating systems provide for their developers? Well feel ashamed no longer!

Why doesn't govt embrace open source?

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OSS

Though use of open source is an integral part of any e-governance project report, it fails to move beyond. In the end, proprietary software and environment win thumbs-up in bagging the projects.

Google Summer of Code 2006: The Contestents Are At The Starting Line!

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KDE
Google

KDE is happy to announce the selection of 24 student applications for the Google Summer of Code 2006. This year, Google received a total of 6400 applications worldwide spread across 102 different Open Source organisations.

Linux, SQL Server drive database market: report

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Linux

The worldwide database market grew 8 percent last year to US$13.8 billion, with Linux and Microsoft SQL Server seeing the strongest momentum, according to new Gartner research.

First pictures of the $100 laptop

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Linux
OLPC

Available in fetching orange and yellow, or shades of blue and green, here's the $100 laptop, which was unveiled at the Seven Countries Task Force Meeting yesterday. Almost immediately, pictures of the machine hit the net.

Streamlining Iptables for FTP and SMB/CIFS Traffic

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HowTos

There is an article at nixCraft on Connecting a Linux or UNIX system to Network attached storage device. The article itself is a good one, except for the part about iptables firewall rules to permit FTP and SMB/CIFS traffic between the Linux client and NAS. The errors are common misconceptions, so I thought I'd mention them, and show the standard iptables usage.

Load Balancing and Round Robin DNS

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HowTos

Round robin DNS is a leading technique for providing a high level of availability of some service (typically http/web site) and for providing load balancing.

Book Review: Understanding Linux Networking Internals

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Reviews

OK. I admit it! I did not read every page of Understanding Linux Networking Internals. But I have read many of the thousand pages and looked at every one of its 36 chapters. It's a lot of stuff. And the overwhelming portion of Benvenuti's work is very good.

Hardening Linux Web Servers

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HowTos

Security is a process, not a result. It is a process which is difficult to adopt under normal conditions; the problem is compounded when it spans several job descriptions. All the system level security in the world is rendered useless by insecure web-applications. This article will cover installing, configuring and hardening free software web servers and associated software.

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Guess We'll Go For It?

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Site News

Well, despite my hesitation, it looks like moving to a new host from my home based server might be a good idea. I received less than a 100 votes, but most said it was somewhat to quite a bit faster with a few stating about the same. No one reports slower response time.

ATI 8.25.18 Display Drivers

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Software

It was only last month that ATI had unveiled its Radeon X1000 series support under Linux. On that April 12 launch, Phoronix was there with coverage, and a handful of articles that had looked at its performance and various features. As was hinted at in those articles where the TV-out support had seized to exist, we mentioned that ATI would be bringing this support back in an upcoming release, as well as other features. Well, today is the day. ATI's fglrx 8.25.18 display drivers bring yet another handful of new Linux features to the table, and we at Phoronix have you covered.

Review: SUSE 10.1

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SUSE

Novell released SUSE 10.1 -- the distro once known as OpenSUSE -- this month after an extensive public beta that went through five public and two closed release candidates before being deemed worthy. Here's my take on the final version of SUSE 10.1.

Mozilla CEO: 'Why we're still shunned in the enterprise'

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Moz/FF

Mozilla, maker of the open source Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client, says a reliance on proprietary technologies is still an obstacle for IT directors looking to deploy open source in the enterprise.

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