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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
Story Microsoft Developing a 128-bit Filesystem srlinuxx 1 09/10/2009 - 10:14am
Story Source Code Isn't A Standard srlinuxx 1 09/10/2009 - 9:40am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 4:41am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 3:18am
Story Hulu Labs Cooks Up Linux Support For Hulu Desktop, New Publisher Tools srlinuxx 1 09/10/2009 - 12:41am

Running Scripts from within Nautilus file manager

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HowTos

Recently, when I was in the process of installing and using JavE - an ASCII art editor, each time I wanted to run the editor, I had to open up a terminal, navigate to the directory containing the JavE binary and then execute the command. I started wondering if it was possible to start the editor by just double clicking on the jar file.

Exploits VS Buffer Overflows

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HowTos

What does Exploit means ? What does Buffer Overflows means ? Conclusion: We need to write more secure code !

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SMB Caching

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HowTos

A customer had a particular shared folder setup so that only he had access to it. A change in business practice required giving two other people read/write access to files in that directory. The customer had forgotten that it had originally been restricted to only his user name, so he couldn't write to the necessary files.

Site news - keepin' ya posted

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Site News

If you've noticed the lack of reviews and slower than usual performance of tuxmachines, there is a good reason. I'm working on an off-site hosting vps in hopes of moving tuxmachines to a faster server and/or larger pipe.

Open source ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Despite its world-saving image, open source software has not made much real revolution. But Becky Hogge finds hope in new software "for human beings", designed to bridge the digital divide.

OS middleware, Linux desktop high on HP's agenda

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Interviews

Desktop sales played a big role in Hewlett-Packard's recent news-making profit gains. In the future, Linux will figure prominently in HP desktops, says Christine Martino, vice president of HP's Open Source and Linux Organization. She's not predicting an overthrow of Windows desktops anytime soon, though.

Life's too short for Linux, or ...Not

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Linux

Life's too short for Linux, or so David Fearon thought until he needed an OS in a rush.

And so I'm falling a little bit in love with Linux. This is very much a grounded affair and I wouldn't describe myself as giddy with it, but I've changed my opinions about that whole murky side of computing life.

Unix, Linux Mythology Continues to Unfold

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Linux

The problem for Sun and, to a lesser extent, SGI is that for too long, they competed against a brain trust in Redmond, Wash., and not the global brain trust that was creating Linux. Therefore, they weren't prepared for how quickly it undercut their business. Linux has forced both SGI and Sun to adopt a "we do Linux better" strategy. The word "Unix" is never uttered.

Hot skills: Tcl/Tk offers easy way to expand coders' skillset

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Misc

Tcl/Tk (pronounced “tickle”; the full name is Tool Command Language/Tool Kit) is a scripting language used in applications such as automated testing.

rPath Wins DoEnergy Grant to Manage Application Delivery for Grid Computing

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News

rPath, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining Linux software appliances, today announced it has been notified by Congressman Brad Miller’s office that it is a recipient of a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). rPath will use the grant to enable its rBuilder platform to create Xen virtual machine images for deployment in grid environments such as the Open Science Grid.

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My desktop OS: Fedora Core 5

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Linux

I like playing with the newest software games, toys, and applications. At the same time, I have work to do, and I need a solid, stable platform that I don't have to babysit. As a full-time blogger and part-time Web programmer, I need a wide variety of tools at my disposal, and I frequently need the latest versions of available software. Balancing stability against the bleeding edge is a difficult trick, and that's why Fedora Core 5 is my desktop OS.

NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Display Drivers

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Software

After being quiet for nearly two months, NVIDIA has come out this afternoon and released the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Linux display drivers. Contained in this release are a few fixes, new product support, and more. Here at Phoronix we have taken a quick look at some of the changes.

KOffice bug-fix cycle nets v1.5.1 release

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KDE

Forty days after the release of KOffice 1.5.0, the KOffice team released v1.5.1 of the Linux desktop office suite May 22. The project team described it as "mainly a bugfix release... and translations update."

Stable kernel 2.6.16.18 released

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Linux

Stable kernel 2.6.16.18 has been released. This is another single-patch security release; it fixes a remotely exploitable denial of service problem in the SNMP NAT code.

More Here and Here.

Hide and Go Seek with Writer Content

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HowTos

Why would you want to hide content in an OpenOffice.org Writer document? The most common reason is to maintain two similar versions of a document within the same file. By using Writer's hide functions, you no longer need to worry about multiple versions of a document remaining in sync.

Sun still not answering the call to open source Java

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OSS

Truthfully, there were no champagne corks popped here at the InfoWorld offices following Sun's announcement. This is nothing more than the same equivocation we've heard again and again. The biggest question of all remains: When will it happen? And to that question there is still no answer.

Opening the doors to co-operative software

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OSS

When a NZ State Services Commission document used the word "infectious" this year to describe open source software licences, Peter Harrison was among those to catch the contagious grumpy bug that followed.

X.Org Foundation Releases X11R7.1

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Software

Five months after release of X11R7.0, the modularized and autotooled release of the MIT ("X") Licensed X Window System source code, the X.Org Foundation has issued its first modular roll-up release.

System Builders To Novell: We'll Give You A Listen

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SUSE

If packed demo rooms are any indication of interest in its latest Linux desktop, Novell has a willing audience.

The scrappy operating system company, which stormed the Linux and open-source scene with its buyout of SUSE Linux two years ago, Sunday delivered a sincere challenge to the XChange Tech Connect audience here in Las Vegas: Take a risk and offer your customers another choice in operating systems.

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