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Story A Few Questions For David Nusinow DD srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 3:29pm
Story Dell now offering Studio XPS 13 with Ubuntu srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 1:06pm
Story Trying Out Moblin srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 1:05pm
Story Fedora 11 is Almost Ready to Kick Ass srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 1:03pm
Story Ubuntu on the Dell mini 10 srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 1:02pm
Story Chromium Hits Alpha Release srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 1:00pm
Story Installing MyDNS & MyDNSConfig 3 On Fedora 10 falko 24/05/2009 - 11:30am
Story Puppy Linux 4.2.1 is not a Puppy, it's a Poppa srlinuxx 1 24/05/2009 - 10:44am
Story Modify xorg.conf for better performance srlinuxx 1 24/05/2009 - 9:52am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 24/05/2009 - 6:51am

Hackers Cracked Gmail

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Security

Google fixed a problem in its email program that allowed hackers to read people’s email and pose as legitimate users.

A first look at the Flock social browser

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Reviews

One of the nice things about open source software is that it gives developers the ability to reuse and re-purpose code. Take, for example, the Flock Web browser, recently released as a pre-beta developer preview based on the Firefox code base.

Mandriva Linux 2006 Download Edition

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MDV
Reviews

I have used and written about Mandriva (formerly Mandrake) for sometime. Mandriva Limited Edition 2005 was a tremendous release, and yet I downloaded the latest version of Mandriva and was quite disappointed.

What's GNU in Old Utilities, Part Three

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HowTos

Utility programs like cp have new features you may not have seen. Here’s the third in a series about some of the handiest.

Paris accelerates move to open source

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OSS

The city of Paris is accelerating its move to free and open-source software as part of a strategy to reduce its dependence on suppliers. It plans to replace more of its server software with free and open-source alternatives, and to install open-source applications on desktops, city officials said Thursday.

What's Wrong with Linux?

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Linux

To A. Lizard, Linux is a lovable mutt: reliable, stable, and darned safe, but not nearly as easy to use as Windows or Mac. In this article, he analyzes what's wrong with Linux distributions as a breed.

JPEG patent challenged

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Misc

Claiming that it has found prior art on Forgent's patent, the Public Patent Foundation (PubPat) is challenging it, asking the US Patent and Trademark Office to revoke Forgent's patent.

The What, Why and When of Free Software in India

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OSS

Talking with one of the organizers of FSF-India about the role of free software as both technology and philosophy.

Can Open Source Defeat Microsoft?

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OSS

The bottom line is for companies to have a strategy. "There is not a software company out there that doesn't have an open-source strategy, but every major software company also has to focus on a commercial plan, or they won't become a company with a profit.

Proprietary Software to Open Source - Migration Approach

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HowTos

Just in the last week, 3 proprietary software companies informally discussed with me on how to open source their products. I suggested the following migration approach and thought would share the same for wider community consumption.

IBM tutorial teaches Linux command-line basics

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Linux

IBM DeveloperWorks has published a new online tutorial that teaches common Linux command-line functions. At some point, all Linux users should get to know at least a few command-line functions in order to get more out of their systems, and this tutorial is a simple, cost-effective way to do it.

Also on same site: Linux anti-virus software goes beta

Novell Defends SUSE Against MS-Sponsored Study

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SUSE

Novell Inc. on Thursday lashed out at the Microsoft Corp.-sponsored study released this week that compared the real-world reliability of two platforms-Microsoft's Windows Server System and Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server-under evolving business requirements over an extended period of time.

What's GNU in Old Utilities, Part Two

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HowTos

Years ago, there was a saying that Unix beginners use grep because it's all they know about, intermediate users use fgrep because it's supposed to be faster, and advanced users use egrep because they've tested it. Each of those three variations used to be its own separate program that did different searches. But no more.

Book Review: Optimizing Linux Performance

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Reviews

This book concentrates on code problems. It is full of appropriate shell examples. It really spurs the reader to understanding how tools like vmstat or top or sar work to your advantage.

New Linux study suggests fundamental M$ creditability problems

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Microsoft

Another day, another lame attempt by Microsoft to show that Windows is better than Linux.

This time around, Microsoft commissioned a study to show that Windows does a better job of serving e-commerce applications than Linux.

Of course, in the study, they didn't use the same e-commerce or back-engine DBMSs.

EVGA GeForce 6800 GS Review

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Hardware
Reviews

Things this year have been quite different for Nvidia contrasted with the past couple years taken in whole. Their latest foray is into the the midrange, and is what we have for review today, the 6800 GS. The new card offers high speeds, SM 3.0, and last-years-mid-end crushing performance for $249.

Make Klipper Work FOR you

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Linux
HowTos

"Klipper is the KDE clipboard utility. It stores clipboard history, and allows you to link clipboard contents to application actions. That's the common explanation you get from most people and online manuals when seeking information about Klipper. But what else can Klipper do? Is that ALL it does? Can we empower it to be what cut and past is in Windows? (ducks the possible flames) Perhaps. Grab a pen and paper Klip...let's see what this thing can do. Please note that this article is written with the assumption that you are using KDE 3.4 or higher.

Software writers spot open source in Sony BMG CDs

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OSS

Controversial copy-protection software used by music publisher Sony BMG on music CDs appears to have tapped an open source project, raising questions about copyrights, software experts said on Friday.

Why Did SuSE Linux's Founder Resign From Novell?

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SUSE

When SuSE Linux founder Hubert Mantel announced his resignation from Novell last week, he became the third former SuSE executive to leave in the past six months. There was much speculation as to why Mantel left, which was sparked, in part, by the manner of his leaving.

Panic time: Handling those rare Linux crashes

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HowTos

Linux's record for reliability may be the polar opposite of what critics consider the crash-a-day life of Windows. Yet, the fact that Linux crashes are rare means that an unexpected outage throws many in unmapped territory. Learning the proper steps to prevent such crashes can help Linux admins avoid many headaches over the long term.

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