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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/05/2009 - 3:16am
Story 8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About srlinuxx 21/05/2009 - 12:16am
Story FSF and Cisco Settle GPL Dispute srlinuxx 21/05/2009 - 12:13am
Story Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 8:40pm
Story Comparing KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.2.2 memory usage srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 8:36pm
Story 15+ programs you don't have to miss when you switch to Linux srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 8:32pm
Story In search of the Linux desktop srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 8:30pm
Story KDE4: The Future of the X Desktop? srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 2:56pm
Story What Does a Linux Support Contract Buy? srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 2:53pm
Story The State Of The Wayland Display Server srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 2:51pm

Taking a fstab at Linux

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Linux

We all have our dirty little secrets some more sordid than others. I came out of the closet, so to speak, in my last column, describing how I had yet to board the Linux mothership despite writing for an open source magazine.

For Linux Lovers, Safety Comes in Groups

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Linux

If Microsoft is the big cat prowling the Serengeti of software with its Windows operating system, companies that promote Linux are playing the part of elk, banding together in protective herds.

Balancing Connections Over Multiple Links

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HowTos

Say you have access to multiple links to the Internet, such as several wireless networks in range. Wouldn't it be nice to combine all that bandwidth into one big fat pipe for your downloading pleasure? Unfortunately it's not so easy.

Open systems, open minds

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Misc

It seems that openness is the key; whether this is in the form of commodity hardware which can be swapped out when it wears out, or open source software.

Also: World's biggest grid seeks secrets of the universe running open source

What Linux admins are thankful for

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Linux

With Thanksgiving upon us, let’s look at some of the open source tools and applications for which Linux pros are most thankful.

Xbox Blue Screen of Death

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Microsoft

SOFTWARE giant Microsoft which also "makes mice" has admitted that it has had a few complaints about the stability of its super soaraway Xbox 360. One of our forum members, reported that his newly bought Xbox 360 keeps crashing.

Open Source Turns Strategic

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OSS

The fear, uncertainty and doubt that has surrounded open source since its inception seems to be dissipating.

Domesticating Autocorrect

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HowTos

Don't you hate it when the word completion feature wants to finish your words for you? Or do you love it? Learn how to customize (or kill) Autocorrect in OOo and live in word-processing peace.

Goodgoat - A shortcut to Gentoo?

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Linux
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Continuing my search for an easy shortcut to gentoo, tuxmachines has taken a little looksee at GoodGoat. Goodgoat Linux is an installable liveCD that uses the portage (gentoo) package manager. It is presently on DistroWatch's waiting list, yet I had high hopes. Would this be the one?

PCLOS .92 - It just works

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PCLOS
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Once upon a time there was a packager from Texas whose rpms became so popular he had to make a distro to contain them. He searched high and low for most beautiful eye candy. He patched and pre-linked applications until they screamed with speed. He tweaked and compiled until they were stable. He added gui tools, drivers, and plugins until every user could work like a pro. He kept working on that distro, release after release, until this very day. That distro is known as PCLinuxOS, and the day version .92 was released, cries of joy were heard throughout the land as many microsoft slaves and linux grunts were set free. Free, free, free at last. Texstar has set us free.

New Free Open Source Enterprise Magazine

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OSS

A new free Open Source Enterprise magazine was launched today, built on and about Open Source.

Linux servers post strong growth in Q3

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Linux

Q3 2005 marked the tenth consecutive quarter of growth for the global server market. Growth of the Linux server sales continued to outpace Windows systems.

Microsoft blasts security firm for early disclosure

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Microsoft

Microsoft has lashed out against UK security firm Computer Terrorism for publicising details about a software vulnerability in Internet Explorer before the vendor had had a chance to issue a patch.

PCLOS .92 Final Screenshots

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PCLOS
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I've posted my screenshots for my upcoming review of the newly released PCLinuxOS .92 to whet your appetite while I finish up the review.

PHP for the rest of us

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HowTos

Maybe you haven't used PHP yet because you aren't a programmer. Even if that's the case, there is still plenty of PHP that you could be using.

Writing Perl test cases

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HowTos

If you've ever automated any operations with Perl you'll most likely have written a small script or two, and then left them to run. But how do you know that your code is correct?

‘Windows-Less’ Laptop Sells Dirt-Cheap

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Hardware

A Chinese laptop computer maker began making waves in the Korean market, selling its product at only 599,000 won (575 USD) by excluding the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Also: S.Korea delays ruling on Microsoft

Test drive: EnGarde Secure Linux

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Reviews

EnGarde Secure Linux is a server-based distribution developed with security in mind. It comes with a minimal set of services so that the server is not unnecessarily exposed.

Microsoft vs Linux - the Empire strikes back?

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OS

The struggle between Windows and the open source movement calls for epic metaphors, says Simon Moores, but the battle will be fought in the middle ground and can we really expect Linux to defeat the Empire there?

Mark Sobell on the Bash and the Linux Cli

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Linux

LinuxPlanet: Mark, is the command line dead?

No, not at all. For some people, for some tasks, it is easier and more straightforward to use a graphical interface.

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