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Story Ubuntu 9.10 - Almost Perfect srlinuxx 10/10/2009 - 10:13am
Story Netgear responds to open source concerns for WNR3500L router srlinuxx 10/10/2009 - 10:08am
Story Nonprofit Runs On Open Source srlinuxx 10/10/2009 - 10:05am
Story Getting Stanford's "Karel the Robot" to Run in Debian's Eclipse srlinuxx 10/10/2009 - 10:02am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 10:48pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 10:36pm
Story Why Aren't Mozilla and Opera Vocal About Microsoft's EU Settlement Offer? srlinuxx 1 09/10/2009 - 10:18pm
Story Installer Slideshow in Ubuntu 9.10 Helps New Users srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 8:38pm
Story Slideshow: Linux Alternatives to Windows 7 srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 6:34pm
Story Desktop Environments srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 6:32pm

‘Elephants Dream’ - World’s First Open Movie

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News

A while ago I wrote about an animation studio, Orange, that was in the process of making an animated short film using open source tools and once completed the movie would be available for download - free of charge, as in free beer. This has come true on 18th of May and the movie is now available for download.

The title of the animation movie goes by the name "Elephants Dream".

vi survival guide

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HowTos

If you are trying to work at a command line in pretty much any Operating System, no matter if it is a GNU/Linux brand such as Ubuntu or Fedora Core, another UNIX-like system like Mac OS X or FreeBSD or even Microsoft Windows, you will most definately need a text editor sooner or later. If you are using a UNIX-like system, like GNU/Linux variants, there are many text editors that may or may not be installed. Luckily there is one de-facto standard:
vi.

Venice Director Wins Firefox Flicks

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Moz/FF

Pete Macomber, a Venice-based aspiring director of commercial spots and music videos, has won the grand prize in the Firefox Flicks video contest sponsored by Mozilla Corp., the developer and distributor of the Firefox Internet browser.

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NAB, Novell users explore desktop Linux

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SUSE

Fresh after the version 10.1 release of its OpenSuSE Linux operating system, Novell users hosted an installfest in Sydney this week where a number of enterprises fired up the penguin for the first time.

Ubuntu Linux, Dapper Drake Flight 7 - How Linux is getting very close to mass adoption

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Reviews
Ubuntu

I decided to try out Linux again. A couple years ago I gave SUSE Linux a shot for the desktop, and it was not quite ready for primetime. Today I thought it would be fun to try Ubuntu and Kubuntu Linux (GNOME and KDE respectively). I could not remember which I liked better, so I gave them both a shot. My setup is a Fujitsu TabNote 4020d.

Coffee break: 10 minutes with Mandriva One 2006 Final

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Reviews

Available two months ago to Club Members, Mandriva One 2006 (Final) is now free for everyone. Since I'm usually told I am too negative about recent Mandriva releases (especially with the December's 2006.1 (0.3) beta), this time I wanted to be positively impressed by Mandriva.

It was not the case.

Also: Coffee break: 10 minutes with CentOS LiveCD

How Shellcodes Work

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HowTos

It's not an easy task to find a vulnerable service and find an exploit for it. It's also not easy to defend against users who might want to exploit your system, if you are a system administrator. However, writing an exploit by yourself, to convert a news line from bug tracker into a working lockpick, is much more difficult.

Linux System Administration in the New ERA

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Linux

The success of Mozilla's Firefox and Openoffice.org's productivity suite has breathed life into people's aspirations about Desktop Linux. As a result, the vast majority of articles published today focus there and ignore the strides made on the Linux server. Unlike the Linux server of the past, today's version supports rocket science and its gains far exceed those of the Desktop.

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Reclusive Linux founder opens up

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Linux
Interviews

Portland, Oregon is the unlikely capital of a global software revolution. The revolution is called Open Source. And its leader? Linus Torvalds, the reclusive founder of Linux.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Flight 8 Released

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu team is proud to present the Flight 8 release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support). With Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Flight 8 comes many bug fixes, improved artwork and general fixes all around.

Red Hat: Java Linux license does not go far enough

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Linux

Sun Microsystems' new GNU/Linux-friendly Java license does not go far enough for Red Hat. It says Sun should have open-sourced Java instead.

First Ubuntu Linux certifications held at LinuxWorld SA

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Ubuntu

Six South Africans were this afternoon the first candidates worldwide to write the brand new Ubuntu Professional certification. They wrote the exams, backed by the Linux Professional Association (LPI), during the LinuxWorld show in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mandriva Tid-bits

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MDV

Pam lockout options

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HowTos

I’ve recently had the pleasure (ha ha) of configuring some machines to comply with government requirements, one of which is locking users out after a specified number of authentication failures. This is really easy on windows, but on Linux it’s not as flexible out of the box. Once again, PAM saves the day.

Cuba to switch computers to Linux, dumping Windows

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Linux

Cuba will gradually switch to the open-source Linux operating system for its state computers, eliminating its exclusive use of Microsoft Windows, the government daily Juventud Rebelde reported Tuesday.

South Africa: Open Source 'Helps You And Helps SA'

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OSS

SOUTH African companies are being urged to adopt open source software so they can not only cut their running costs but also contribute to job creation and boost the national economy.

amaroK 1.4: Rediscover More of Your Music

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Software

The amaroK team have announced the official release of amaroK 1.4, and the launch of the Fast Forward series, the cheeky successor to the well-received Airborne series.

Kicking The Microsoft Habit

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OSS

For many people these days, Microsoft is to computing as Kleenex is to facial tissues -- practically the same thing. Microsoft probably has no problem with this, but sticking with just one supplier is not always a great idea. Increasingly, there are solid -- and practical -- reasons to minimize our commitment to Microsoft software.

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