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Story During Emergencies, Linux Geeks Also Care srlinuxx 30/09/2009 - 1:28pm
Story Red Hat CEO explains business model of 21st century, benefits of open source srlinuxx 30/09/2009 - 1:24pm
Story Why Open Source is not Magic Pixie Dust, Part 284 srlinuxx 30/09/2009 - 1:23pm
Story Changing The Conversation srlinuxx 30/09/2009 - 1:20pm
Story Network Monitoring Appliance falko 30/09/2009 - 10:18am
Story Unix at 40: Hanging on despite strong Linux, Windows challenges srlinuxx 4 30/09/2009 - 9:45am
Story Mark Shuttleworth's Community Has No Women srlinuxx 1 30/09/2009 - 7:51am
Poll my connection srlinuxx 30/09/2009 - 5:57am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 30/09/2009 - 4:05am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 30/09/2009 - 3:48am

Flash Player 8.5 Linux

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HowTos

It was tested on Dapper Drake beta 2 (on x86 - 32 bit machine)

1.install wine
sudo apt-get install wine

The Microsoft malaise

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Microsoft

For the past year or so, this is what I've been telling people in private. Now that there appears to be some sputtering by both the stock and by those who defend Microsoft I think it might be high time to explain the eight signs that the software giant is dead in the water.

RPM for Newbies

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HowTos

I was in doubt about writing this article. There are several tutorials covering this topic but I want to try to write a simple article that shows the basis of rpm usage. So this is not an advanced tutorial but a document for the impatient and the people that performs simple operations with rpm.

A Review of Bluefish

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Software

Bluefish, the GTK-based text editor tailored for dynamic web programming, includes most standard features like syntax highlighting and multiple documents, but also some very neat features such as integrated documentation, boilerplate code, and dialogs and wizards. In this article, we will evaluate Bluefish's unique features as well as its shortcomings.

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Editorial: Are Freespire's Proprietary Packages a Problem?

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Linux

News of this seems to be causing quite a stir among commentators and not many other people. There's a reason for that. While they like to draw a parallel to QT, which was licensed more restrictively in the past, there really isn't one

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First look: Dropline GNOME 2.14.0

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Software

Dropline 2.14.0, released last month, lets you add the GNOME desktop environment to Slackware. It consists of 271 compressed package format files on a single CD. Using dropline on top of Slackware is like putting icing on a cake.

Get answers on Ubuntu Linux with this review and interview with Jeff Waugh

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Interviews
Reviews

I recently decided to take a look at Ubuntu Linux, I found several problems during the install and with the configuration and default set of packages. I decided to raise the configuration and default package issues with representatives of Ubuntu Linux via e-mail.

StarTrek Voyager - Elite Force engine release

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Gaming

StarTrek Voyager - Elite Force is a standalone game utilizing the quake3 engine playing in the StarTrek universe. Now a linux version has been developed based on the ioquake3 engine. Full Story.

Firefox Users Won't Be Buying On Windows Live Shopping

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Moz/FF

Windows Live Shopping comparison shopping site just doesn't work with the open-source browser. Microsoft says a fix is coming.

GNU/Linux training with Damn Small Linux manual

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Linux

Books about GNU/Linux have become so numerous over the past decade that it is pretty hard to find anything original among them, but the recently published DSL -- Linux Operating System in Less Than 50 MB by Mike Weber, published by a GNU/Linux training company, achieves this feat.

Can Open Source Defeat Microsoft?

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OSS

While there are of course proponents and detractors on both side of the line, many experts have identified open-source software and nonproprietary formats as building up strong momentum against Redmond. But the open-source movement does have legitimate detractors.

MySQL issues security fix

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Software

MySQL has issued a security update to address flaws in its client-server protocol that could allow a malicious attacker to exploit buffer overflow vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive information.

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MPlayer interview

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Interviews

I requested an interview from the MPlayer team, and today I got a reply mail: "We're ready!", and few hours later I was talking about their award-winning software with Alex Beregszaszi, Project Maintainer; Diego Biurrun, Project Maintainer & Server Admin; and Oded Shimon, General MPlayer Developer.

Simple package management with Synaptic

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Software

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries (GNOME’s ones) . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will probably have Synaptic installed as well.

AMD PIC snubs Linux

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Linux

Eighteen months after shipping, AMD's Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) apparently still does not run Linux, despite criticism for using a commercial operating system given AMD's goal of reducing the cost of computing such that half of the world could enjoy Internet access by 2015.

Building a snort enabled (Linux) gateway

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HowTos

Today I build a snort enabled gateway, the risk of getting the Windows XP workstations infected by some kind of exploit or virus is getting bigger and bigger. We all have the zero-day WMF-exploit fresh in mind and the risk of getting infected by some foolish Windows exploit is just too big.

Freespire: Great idea? Awful idea?

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Linux

It's a simple idea. Take the Linspire Debian-based Linux distribution and bundle it with every proprietary driver and program that's available for Linux. Ta-da, an instant Linux that's compatible with far more hardware and applications.

The problem, of course, is that by combining proprietary software with Linux, you're also legitimatizing the use of proprietary programs with open-source.

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