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Story Thoughts on Ubuntu Install srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 6:33pm
Story Testing Google Chrome Alpha in Linux srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 5:02pm
Story The Killer App keeping her on Windows is… Open Source? srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 5:01pm
Story Fedora 11 srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 1:39pm
Story Develop Websites with Bluefish srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 1:37pm
Story Flowplayer is Awesome srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 1:34pm
Story Goodbye Kubuntu, I’m Staying With Ubuntu srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 1:32pm
Story The Perfect Server - Fedora 11 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2] falko 14/06/2009 - 11:41am
Story today's leftovers srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 5:05am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 14/06/2009 - 2:30am

Debunking Common GNU/LINUX Myths

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Linux

There is a lot of confusing information about the GNU/Linux operating system, open source and free software, and related issues in the press today. Many of these technologies and concepts are difficult to understand because they deviate from the standard historical traditions of the software industry.

linux running on palmone’s lifedrive

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Linux

i am amazed at how quickly alex from hackndev was able to get linux running on the lifedrive. it looks like the majority of the work only spanned 2 weeks.

STX, the lightweight Slack

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Reviews

STX is a lightweight Slackware-based distro powered by the Equinox Desktop Environment (which is based on a FLTK-derived toolkit). It's designed with focus on installing it on older computers.

Has Google Become More "Evil" Than Microsoft?

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Misc

What's going on here? Isn't Microsoft supposed to be the bad guys, while Google is the "do-no-evil" company?

Well, the "do-no-evil" days are long past. The AOL deal made that clear.

Tips and Tricks for Quiet Computing

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Hardware

As GPUs and CPUs become more powerful, their thermal output is skyrockets. The typical solution to the problem is to add more fans. Pretty soon, you've more fans in your system than the old B-36 bomber had propellers—and your system is just about as loud, too. So we'd like to share a few of tips we've learned over the past year or so in reducing the noise of our PCs.

Microsoft drops Mac IE

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Mac

The minority of Mac users still browsing with Internet Explorer need to consider moving to another browser very quickly, as Microsoft plans to discontinue support for IE beginning Dec. 31.

Free Software as a Social Movement

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OSS

Richard Stallman is one of the founders of the Free Software Movement and lead developer of the GNU Operating System. His book is 'Free Software, Free Society'. I caught up with him by phone on December 1/05.

CLI Magic: Introducing rss2email

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HowTos

As its name suggests, Aaron Swartz's GPL-licensed rss2email utility converts RSS subscriptions into email messages and sends them to whatever address you specify. Despite the name, it handles Atom feeds as well, so you should be able to use it with just about any feed you like.

Thunderbird 1.5rc1 Available

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Software

Everyone into the alternative browser and mail clients will want to take a look at Mozilla Thunderbird's first 1.5 testing release.

Happy Birthday Perl! (D.O.B: 18th Dec, 1987)

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Software

A key part of the Open Source market is the Perl programming language, and yesterday Perl celebrated its 18th birthday.

IBM Wants Its Share Of Unix Glory

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OS

Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.

What will 2006 hold for open source?

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OSS

As December draws to a close, it's customary for all of us columnists to regale our readers with our predictions for the New Year. And who am I to break with tradition?

Skype to announce Mandriva Linux calling today

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MDV
Sci/Tech

Big news. On Monday, Skype will announce the integration of voice with Mandriva Linux 2006. Mandriva Linux 2006 is the first, and only, Linux operating system to offer the Skype application.

The NewsForge last minute holiday geek gift guide

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Misc

Having trouble coming up with last minute gift ideas? Yeah, we've been there too. If you need a few ideas, we've come up with a list of gift ideas from our own wishlists that should make any geek happy.

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HOW TO: Run Other OSes On Your PC

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HowTos

But you can erase that bit about it being for “software developers/testers” and “enterprise IT professionals”, because I’m going to show you just how simple running another Operating System on your PC is.

Flexibility - the Core of Open Source

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OSS

There is a recent thread on LKML that I think is interesting enough, I wanted to highlight it for you, in case you hadn't seen it. Linus' comments, part of which were also posted by Matt Asay on Infoworld, stand on their own, but the general topic is design choice. What matters most? Design focus or user configurability? Can you have both?

Google trumps Microsoft by taking $1.4b AOL stake

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Misc

Google has agreed to pay US$1 billion ($1.45 billion) for 5 per cent of Time Warner's America Online unit, shutting out rival bidder Microsoft, said a source familiar with the discussions. "It's a pre-emptive move against Microsoft."

Kororaa - Revisited

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Linux
Reviews
-s

Almost a month ago I attempted an install of Gentoo using Kororaa and it didn't quite go as hoped. About a week ago Chris, of Kororaa, writes to mention that he released Beta2-r1. He stated that he was finally able to find a machine that would reproduce my error and thought he had fixed it. He asked if I could test it, and I apologize for the delay, but today I finally did. So, what happened this time?

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