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Story Open sourcers strike back at Google cease-and-desist srlinuxx 1 29/09/2009 - 2:56pm
Story Open Android Alliance formed srlinuxx 29/09/2009 - 2:55pm
Story LinuxCon: Shuttleworth Video Online srlinuxx 29/09/2009 - 2:53pm
Story VectorLinux Light vs. Zenwalk: Benchmarks srlinuxx 29/09/2009 - 2:51pm
Story Google throws the ‘open’ out of ‘open-source’ by shutting down Android mod srlinuxx 1 29/09/2009 - 1:33pm
Story What if microsoft were to go Open Source? srlinuxx 29/09/2009 - 12:03pm
Story Dell releases ‘Latitude ON’ alternative Linux OS for laptops srlinuxx 29/09/2009 - 11:56am
Story Velocitized by Slitaz srlinuxx 1 29/09/2009 - 8:52am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 29/09/2009 - 4:56am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 29/09/2009 - 4:11am

Apache 2.2.2 & 2.0.58 Released

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The Apache HTTP Server Project is proud to announce the release of version 2.2.2 and the legacy release of version 2.0.58 of the Apache HTTP Server ("Apache").

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Google Summer of Code is underway

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As of May 1, Google is now accepting applications from students. You've only got until May 8th to get them in, so you'd better get on it.

CLI Magic: Using script to log your sessions

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Sometimes when working on a trivial task, such as creating a MySQL account, I find myself unable to remember the exact steps, despite having done it many times in the past few years. When such temporary amnesia strikes, you can turn to script, a command-line utility that keeps a log of your console session. It can record for future reference all the commands you use.

Building an updated Fedora Core 5 DVD

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One of the things which has always ticked me off is making a clean fedora install, and then having hundreds of megs of patches to download the first time "yum update" is run. However, building a patched install dvd is actually pretty simple.

Introducing LKM programming Part I

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This is the first part of a series of articles regarding Linux Kernel Modules. In this series we will see some examples of module programming and some techniques and general rules that we must keep in mind when we work in kernel mode.

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Napster returns to free, limited music

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Web

In a bid to bolster the image of its music subscription service and lure new subscribers, Napster is returning to the days of yore by offering free music. The free web-based offering utilizes Flash, presenting the user with a basic player application, a window for album art, and another for advertising. It works for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.

Add Mailfiltering to the Falko howto Postfix Guide

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The Falko guide shows us how to get Virtual users working with Postfix/ Courier IMAP however it would be nice to offer per user mail filtering on email marked as spam by Spam Assasin for example to go into a SPAM folder for example. In this guide, you will learn how to get around some of the security policies that Postfix affords in favour of quickness and speed.

Toll Lane Ahead for Internet Traffic?

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Web

At issue is the concept of net neutrality, which holds that operators cannot give preferential treatment to content or applications in which they have an interest and that users have a right to use the Internet in a nondiscriminatory, unrestricted fashion.

Designing a database-driven PHP App? Don't Forget the Data!!

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If you have a sourceforge account, and are on your way to becoming the best thing to happen to the web since Yahoo or Google, then I beg of you to put a call out for people who understand database design fundamentals.

GP2X 2.0.0 Firmware

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Gaming

The GP2X open-source Linux-based gaming handheld with a dash of SDL and some Star Truckers (which is one of the finest open-source games I've played in months) has a new firmware version 2.0.0 out.

Open enterprise: Schwartz doesn't get Linux

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Misc

Scott McNealy is out. Jonathan Schwartz is in. And the future never looked brighter for Sun Microsystems—or so we're told. But if Sun's new CEO is going to convince me that his company can remain a dominant player in enterprise software, first he's going to have to get his story straight, particularly when it comes to Linux and open source.

Also: Interview with Jonathan Schwartz

Firefox 1.5.0.4 download location

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Moz/FF

I again point you to a new version of firefox before it becomes official. The version installed without problem over 1.5.0.2, all extensions that I have installed are still working.

X2: The Threat has gone gold

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Gaming

Linux Game Publishing just announced that their port of Egosoft's space simulation X2: The Threat has gone gold!

Also: Quetoo 0.3.4 has been released

mount --bind

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HowTos

One problem with symbolic links is that really they are just files. A special kind of file, yes, but a symlink only points at a directory - it doesn't act like one. So, for example, if you put a symlink to /xyz in a users home directory, and the user has write permission to his home (as he ordinarily would), he can remove your symlink. Nothing you can do with ordinary permissions can prevent that.

Xen in action: Deploying multiple servers

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This article briefly examines the current state of affairs for multiple server deployment, with an emphasis on modern advancements in virtual servers and workstations. The most common configurations use three primary techniques: Partition, Emulate and Virtualize.

Setting a working directory for an app

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A reader asked a hint for setting a a working directory for applications launched with WINE, because... "Some Windows programs require the setting of a working directory when the program is started."

Linux is not 'free' - it just works well

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Linux

The compelling reason for Linux's successful incubation and adoption is quite simple: it works for us. Linux meets two key requirements of technically mature enterprise consumers - reliability and portability.

Restoring Files From an Amanda Tape Backup

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I've used the University of Maryland's open source Amanda tape backup system for some time now. There is some documentation on restoring entire disks or partitions with Amanda, but restoring individual files from tape or image file wasn't that intuitive, so I thought I'd share my experiences.

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