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Story The Freedom Maintainers Rocking Ahead srlinuxx 10/05/2009 - 8:12pm
Story Useful Tools for your Ubuntu installation srlinuxx 10/05/2009 - 8:11pm
Story A Review of Jaunty Jackalope srlinuxx 10/05/2009 - 8:09pm
Story Why Your Mother Wants You to Use Linux srlinuxx 10/05/2009 - 12:31pm
Story Why Windows users should switch to Linux srlinuxx 10/05/2009 - 12:29pm
Story Do more with less srlinuxx 10/05/2009 - 12:28pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.1 With GNOME falko 10/05/2009 - 11:10am
Story Mandriva Linux 2009.1 (Spring) – Steps Ahead in Linux Desktop War srlinuxx 1 10/05/2009 - 10:41am
Story Best Linux distros for power users, gamers, newbies and more srlinuxx 10/05/2009 - 10:21am
Story Happy mother's day, Linus Torvalds srlinuxx 10/05/2009 - 10:20am

All US passports to use RFID within a year

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Misc

The State Department has been struggling with concerns over privacy and security in developing new passports. The struggle has ended, and by "October 2006, all U.S. passports will have embedded RFID.

SuSE 10.0 on an older laptop

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Reviews
SUSE

I made a first installation of SuSE 10.0 on my old laptop (HP Omnibook XE3, Celeron/850, 256 MB RAM) for not risking my working SuSE 9.3 desktop PC. I used the 5 CD set of SuSE 10.0.

Windows Vista 5231 Exposed

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Reviews

In the past few weeks, we've taken in-depth look at Windows Vista 5231 build in two installations. The first part covered our initial report of the 5231 while part two delved into pragmatic usage of Vista and overall improvements Microsoft has made thus far.

Advanced Linux LDAP authentication

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HowTos

In an earlier look at LDAP, we set up a simple LDAP-based authentication system. We configured client machines to retrieve authentication information from a server running OpenLDAP. Now let's go further by enabling encryption and looking at how to make user modifications through LDAP.

Red Hat CEO decries open source pretenders

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OSS

Companies who violate open source, such as those who claim to provide open source but who add "proprietary" layers to the technology, lack legitimacy.

Act 3: Symphony OS Beta 1 PR1

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Linux
Reviews
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Symphony OS Beta 1 PR1 was released today and each time I visit the site, I notice the number of downloads is increasing at an amazing rate. Interest is high in this innovative desktop system and Mezzo is probably the reason. This release brings some new features, bug fixes, and improved performance and stability. The following is what Tuxmachines found upon booting the new Symphony OS Beta One Preview One.

Get on the Internet with Linux

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HowTos

Read our article on Basic Dial-Up for Fedora and SuSe. Or start using Linux broadband with our article on DSL and Cable Modem Use.

An open-source rival to Google's book project

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Web

When it comes to digitizing books, two stories appear to be unfolding: One is about open source, and the other, Google.

Are open source databases more secure?

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OSS

If a recent Evans Data Corp. survey is any indication, IT administrators are increasingly worried about security holes in mainstream database products and are looking at open source alternatives.

Dapper Drake takes first steps

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Linux

With Breezy Badger out the door, the next version of Ubuntu, titled Dapper Drake, went into production today. Top of the high-level goals for Dapper is for it to be a "polished" distribution.

The Case for Konqueror

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KDE

SearchOpenSource.com has a short interview with David Brickner, author of Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds, about Konqueror and why he believes it's the most secure Web browser available today.

Politicos May Monkey-Wrench MA OpenDoc Decision

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OSS

Two powerful Massachusetts politicians argue that open document formats will handicap Microsoft's ability to compete for state business.

Also: SK Watchdog Keeping Pressure on Microsoft

Why customers are flocking to Linux

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Linux

When a technology goes from a student project in 1991 to being part of Charles Schwab's solution to reduce processing times by 90 percent in 2004-something is working. It might be time to look beyond the numbers to the advantages Linux provides its practitioners to understand Linux growth.

An old hacker slaps up Slackware

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Slack

Slackware is old-school Linux. Back in the day -- before Red Hat seized the throne -- Pat Volkerding's Linux distribution was the undisputed king of the hill. Here's what I've learned about Slackware while installing and using the recently released Slackware 10.2.

Sun gives desktop Linux another push

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Linux

Sun Microsystems plans to make its Java Desktop System (JDS) available for any Linux distribution through the new JDS Partner Programme.

Music Notation Software For Linux

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Linux

When I was an untutored rock musician, I envied my colleagues who could read and write music notation. Linux-based musicians will be pleased to discover that their favorite OS supports some excellent music notation packages.

Key executives resign from Microsoft

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Microsoft

Microsoft lost two key employees in recent days, one who has led several MSN efforts and another who was a top developer for the Office unit.

More Quake 4 goodies

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Gaming

Here is a nice little cfg file tweak guide and, believe it or not, a 750+ screenshot walkthrough.

Hotrod Your Linksys WAP with Linux

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Hardware

A lot of Linux geeks are master scroungers, I'll wager I'm not the only who has gazed upon shiny new devices like the Linksys WRT54G and sighed "Wouldn't that be a great device for my network!"

Poor man's raid & clone script tutorial

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HowTos

Here's a short and sweet howto on setting up an easy raid array.

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