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Story Still very cool: Debian floppy install srlinuxx 20/01/2010 - 3:16pm
Story Kernel contributor says Linux community 'can be intimidating' srlinuxx 20/01/2010 - 3:15pm
Story Fun with Boxee for Linux (Beta) srlinuxx 20/01/2010 - 3:11pm
Story The Linux That Blew My Mind srlinuxx 20/01/2010 - 3:01pm
Story Do we really need all these different Linux distributions? srlinuxx 20/01/2010 - 2:59pm
Story Web code is already open - why not make it free as well fsmag 20/01/2010 - 11:16am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 5 20/01/2010 - 7:15am
Story today's howtos: srlinuxx 20/01/2010 - 1:25am
Story Google's Creepy Club of Chrome srlinuxx 20/01/2010 - 12:00am
Story Linux.conf.au - Day Two srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 11:57pm

Vmware stage 1: Getting the info, Getting the files.

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HowTos

Ok - Hope you are all ready to go with Vmware Server. Awesome little product to run a virtual pc of Windows, Linux, pretty much any operating system within linux. So it is now it is handy for those who cannot let go of some of those windows applications.

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Software Patents And Open Source

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OSS

The EFF says the Patent Office is using the wrong standard and awarding too many inappropriate software patents.

Open-source routers hit limitations

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Hardware

Firms hoping to reduce network costs by deploying open-source routers may be disappointed since experts say such systems are hard to configure and lack the processing power required to handle large volumes of traffic.

NGOs petition government to adopt FOSS

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OSS

The South African NGO sector is gathering momentum to petition the South African government to adopt free and open source software. The petition, to be sent to Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the minister of public service and administration, calls on government to reduce the country's dependence on software imports.

FBI Prepares For Phase One Of Controversial Sentinel Program

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Misc

The first big test of the FBI's latest effort to create a more cohesive data-sharing infrastructure comes next month, when the bureau will formally scrutinize plans for its highly anticipated Sentinel project.

A bit about BitTorrent

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HowTos

I’ve been hearing about BitTorrent for at least a year. It’s an exciting technology in principle, because it solves traditional central repository file distribution problems, uses peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing technology, and is written in my favorite programming language, Python. But many people still don’t seem to understand how it works.

Development release: Wolvix Cub 1.0.5 Beta

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Linux

After nine pre-beta builds, Wolvix Cub 1.0.5 Beta is finaly ready for release.

Wolvix Cub is a smaller version of Wolvix, designed to fit on 256MB USB removable media and it will serve as the base for the larger 'standard' 512MB Wolvix version.

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Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 2 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

Hitting the burner this week is Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Knot 2. Some of the changes beyond Ubuntu Edgy Eft Knot 1 is X.Org 7.1.1, GNOME 2.16.0 RC1, new boot splash screen, F-Spot, Firefox 2.0 Bon Echo, and much more. As usual we have provided a few visuals from this Ubuntu development release.

Sharing Software Rather Than Building Walls

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Linux

Have you heard of Windows and Mac operating systems? Almost everyone who uses a computer will say "Yes." However, not so many are familiar with an operating system called Linux. Linux can be seen as an alternative and an answer to the current locked source code software trend that overwhelmingly controls the market. This is why Linux has built cult-like following among enthusiasts and believers in the open source movement.

Interview: Timothy Miller, Open Graphics Project

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Interviews

Timothy Miller is the founder of the Open Graphics Project. In 1999, he started learning chip design on the job, because the kinds of graphics chips that his employer needed couldn't be bought from 3rd parties anymore. He has been designing graphics chips and graphics-related chips ever since.

Old PC To New Router With Gentoo Linux

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HowTos

Don’t throw that old PC away just yet, it still has some life in it yet. No matter how bad your old PC is it can always be used as a router, and your old router as a switch. All you need is two nic cards for it.

Book Review: Drupal - Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites

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Drupal

I am sure anyone who has anything to do with computers have heard of a system administrator. But not many would be aware of a content management administrator or more specifically a Drupal administrator.

Happy 10th Anniversary KDE

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KDE

10 years ago, on October 14th 1996, Matthias Ettrich announced a project to create a complete and consistent GUI for the prospering Linux operating system. The project grew and matured and now it is 2006 and KDE is one of the largest Free Software projects.

Equinox Desktop Environment 1.1 is released

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Software

After a year from 1.0.4, we are happy to announce a new release. It comes with a lot of changes, following release of efltk to version 2.0.6.

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Gentoo Linux 2006.1 review

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Gentoo
Reviews

In one respect, Gentoo Linux 2006.1 is the same as it's always been, except with newer software on the installation media. Beginning with version 2006.0, though, a graphical environment was added to the live CD along with an installation program that rarely worked properly. The good news is, the installer works reasonably well in Gentoo 2006.1; the bad news is, it's still quicker and easier to install by hand via the command line.

Why Ubuntu Got It All Wrong

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Ubuntu

At first glance Ubuntu appears to be the answer to the prayers of Linux evangelists worldwide. It has a great website, great marketing, an enigmatic philanthropist leader, a devoted community and a philosophy which seems to mirror that of the wider free software community in stark contrast to its enterprise counterparts. With such a stellar resume one has to ask the question, is Ubuntu too good to be true?

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