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Story The Google ChromeOS - Not the Linux messiah srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 5:36pm
Story EU extends review of Oracle plan to buy Sun srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 5:33pm
Story Is Ubuntu Too Big for Its Own Good? srlinuxx 1 20/11/2009 - 1:28pm
Story What Applications Should be in the Standard Installation? srlinuxx 1 20/11/2009 - 12:18pm
Story Trust Linux! srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 11:22am
Story Mono sinks its claws into Fedora srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 11:20am
Story MS, other rivals slam Google Chrome OS srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 11:16am
Story Linux Kernel Recompilation: Is it Worth the Pain? srlinuxx 1 20/11/2009 - 10:12am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 5:57am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/11/2009 - 5:39am

The Open Source Advantage in Secure Application Development

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OSS

The security benefits and risks of Open Source code is one of the most debated topics in information security today. Knowledge is always a double-edged sword in that it can be applied for either good or evil purposes.

Xfce 4.4 beta 2 (4.3.90.2) released

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Software

Xfce 4.4 beta2 (4.3.90.2) is now available for download. Besides Mousepad and Thunar, this release also includes the new Xfce archive manager Xarchiver. Other than that a large number of bugs were fixed, and several core components were improved.

A challenge for Linux developers

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Linux

As I wrote last month, Ubuntu is one of the most user-friendly distributions of Linux I’ve used to date, installing painlessly from just one CD. Two weeks ago, I successfully completed seven common tasks that I normally did on Windows XP. Some of these tasks were accomplished very easily. Others required a fair amount of online research and trial and error.

Virtual operating systems, virtual machines

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Interviews

Speaking with SearchOpenSource.com, Dike described the pros and cons of virtual machines versus virtual operating systems and offers some advice on whether to opt for UML, Xen or VMware.

July 2006 Netcraft Survey Highlights

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Web

The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its July 2006 survey from 88,166,395 sites — a new record. This is about 7.5 million more sites than responded in April.

Magnetic memory to replace flash?

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Hardware

Freescale is shipping what is claimed to be the first commercial Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) chip. MRAM, which combines magnetic materials with conventional silicon circuitry, can deliver RAM-like speeds, flash-like nonvolatility, and unlimited "endurance," according to the company.

Setting Up Subversion

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HowTos

The subversion versioning system is great and comes with many features and documentation. This text will focus on getting, configuring and using a subversion repository quickly.

Users asked to help plan the future of Opera

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Software

Opera is planning to turn to its users as it attempts to determine which features should be prioritized for the next major release of its flagship product.

Book review: DNS in Action

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Reviews

The book DNS in Action is a guide to DNS implementation, os specific configuration, and administration. This is a practical book for new sys admin and network architects about how to run and configure DNS.

Turbolinux 11 International Edition

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Reviews

Although Turbolinux 11 "Fuji" was originally released in Japan in November last year, it wasn't until the end of May 2006 that the Japanese distribution maker announced availability of the "International" edition. The product, which sells for US$39.00 and which can be ordered from a US-based online store, is one of the few commercial distributions available today. But is it worth the asking price?

CLI Magic: Searching with find

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HowTos

The find command is one of the darkest and least understood areas of Linux, but it is also one of the most powerful. The biggest problem with find is that it has more options than most people can remember -- it truly is capable of doing most things you could want.

Nokia 770 to get phone capabilities

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Linux

Nokia surprised many commentators last year by releasing a mobile device that did not have any phone capabilities. However, recently released software means the 770 internet tablet can now be used as a phone after all.

Xandros releases new Linux desktop solution, offers new channel program

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Linux

Xandros Inc., which has carved out a niche providing easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows desktop and server products, has upped the stakes with a new version of its consumer desktop products.

Legal Setback Raises Questions Of SCO's Survival

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OS

Unix vendor SCO Group's intellectual property lawsuit against IBM has been widely seen as a go-for-broke strategy. Now it looks more like just a plan to go broke.

IBM launches Notes client for Linux desktops

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Software

Starting today, IBM is making Lotus Notes for Linux a part of the Domino 7 groupware stack. It will initially be available on clients running Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 Update 3, and IBM says that within 90 days it will have it available for Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 desktop distribution.

Lighttpd Webserver Installation in Debian

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Linux

With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression,URL-Rewriting and many more) LightTPD is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems.

Sebastian Sauer Talks About Scripting with Kross

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KDE
Interviews

KOffice 1.5 saw the addition of Kross, a framework to allow for scripting plugins in a number of languages. Krita and Kexi come with a number of plugins with more available for download at KDE-Files.org. To find out more about this intriguing technology and how it came about KDE Dot News interviewed the author Sebastian Sauer.

Bakeoff: Linux Versus .Net Stacks

Linux and .Net zealots can both take away positives from eWEEK Labs testing of various application stacks, but a mix-and-match approach wins the day. Bottom line: Linux and .Net better learn to play nice.

COMPLETELY LOST in Blender - The untutorial (parts 2 & 3)

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Software

Last time, I had found a quiet resting place in the OOP menu which is, alas, not an undo menu. But one cannot hide forever. Time to reenter the dragon-filled wasteland called Blender.

Tech Writing in the Age of Open Source

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Misc

There are four core ways to use open source techniques and technologies to dramatically increase the effectiveness of any organizations tech writing. These techniques can greatly enhance the power of technical writing applied in user guides, marketing materials and software documentation.

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