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Story In Pictures: The Australasia and Linux Quiz srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 12:29pm
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Story Opera 10.50 Alpha srlinuxx 1 19/01/2010 - 10:12am
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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:39am
Story Demystifying Open Source srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:32am
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Story Linux and USB 3.0 srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:27am
Story ext4: prime time in three years, says Ts'o srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:26am
Story The Disney Ptex library has been released as open source under the BSD license srlinuxx 19/01/2010 - 9:25am

Indian State Shuns Microsoft for Linux

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Linux

The Communist-run government of Kerala has launched a campaign to make the southern Indian state a Microsoft-free zone, less than two weeks after banning the sale and manufacture of Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the Financial Times reported on its Web site Tuesday.

Linux in a new version

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Linux

The Linux operating system - a free, open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X, has long served to define the gap between people who merely use computers and those who tinker with them. But that dividing line might be fading especially with increasing security problems for Windows.

Red Hat's Mugshot.org To Take On MySpace?

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Web

This may be below your radar, but Raleigh-based Red Hat - known for its Linux software - has quietly launched a social networking portal that may challenge MySpace and other popular destinations.

Linux represents future of computer systems

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Linux

This past Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of one of the keystones of the modern Internet-the Linux operating system.

Ubuntu apologises for killing graphical interface

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth has apologised for a faulty patch last week that left thousands of users without a graphical user interface - a particularly acute problem for a distribution that specialises in ease of use.

Is Ubuntu Linux for You, Too?

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Ubuntu

Like cold fusion or a painless weight-loss plan, a user-friendly version of Linux remains elusive. But developers are getting closer with Ubuntu -- a free, Linux-based operating system that appeared in October 2004 and is winning over waves of converts, including high-profile geeks like Cory Doctorow.

Using the Debian bug-tracking system

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HowTos

Debian makes heavy use of it's bug-tracking system, (BTS) to coordinate work, and for developers to know that a problem needs fixing. This article is aimed at those who haven't seen the BTS before, or know who have used it a little, but would like to know about how to manipulate bugs.

KDE vs. GNOME : Why are we STILL fighting?

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Software

We all know that the so called "war" between KDE and GNOME has been raging now for a long time. Unfortunately, this competition seems to have fractured the Linux community into two (and more) warring camps, neither able to give an inch between them.

10 common misunderstandings about the GPL

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OSS

The GNU General Public License (GPL) is one of the most widely used software licenses -- and, undoubtedly, the most misunderstood. Some of this misunderstanding comes from hostile propaganda, but some also comes from a lack of experience. In all cases, the confusion is frequently based on misreadings, rumors, secondhand accounts, and what is convenient to believe.

The Linux desktop: Browser and distro security tips

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Linux

The author of Hardening Linux explains why distro security can be subjective, what basic steps users can take to protect themselves from browser security flaws and why the Linux desktop is more secure than Windows.

A fifteenth chance for GNOME

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Software

Okay, I don't really know how many chances I've given GNOME, but I've tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times. I always ended up switching back to KDE (to be fair, I use other window managers, too, such as Fluxbox, which is one of my favorites). But I've really been enjoying my GNOME experience despite the fact that there are still things about GNOME that I dislike.

Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP

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Linux

LDAP--Lightweight Directory Access Protocol--is a protocol that stores and retrieves information from a directory, which for both OpenLDAP and Fedora Directory Services is stored in a Berkeley DB. Whatever your primary computing platform is, chances are you're going to have to support some form of LDAP.

Flash Player 9 on Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install the Flash player on a Linux system. It was tested on Dapper Drake (on an x86 - 32 bit machine).

Vista prices revealed!

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Microsoft

It looks like Microsoft has accidentally leaked some details of the price of its next-generation operating system. At least for customers who live in the Great Frozen North.

SLAX v5.1.8 RC Screenshots

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Linux

The first release candidate is out for SLAX version 5.1.8. New in SLAX 5.1.8 RC is better handling of booting from USB devices, ntfsmount for full support of writing to NTFS partitions, slaxsave.zip, and more. This latest LiveCD release weighs in at 195MB. Screenshots.

Linux Installs Made Easier

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Linux

Instalinux.com is a handy Web site from which users can create customized installation images for a handful of different Linux distributions.

DIY Linux home theater PC

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Linux

LixSystems has introduced a low-cost Linux powered home theater PC (HTPC) packaged in a compact, consumer electronics-style enclosure. The Lx8100-MN, available "barebones" (sans CPU, memory, and hard drive) for around $300, offers quiet operation and is supplied with an easily-installed Fedora 5-based system image on DVD.

Find out what doesn't work with Linux

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Linux

When Linux was in its infancy, hardware support was one of the biggest issues for the open source operating system. Broader support these days by major PC hardware and peripheral manufactures has made the Linux hardware compatibility more widespread, but no one's claming "mission accomplished" on this yet.

Brazil nears million Linux laptop order

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Linux
OLPC

The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project reported Aug. 27 that Brazil is finalizing plans for "all aspects" of its $100 laptop roll-out. Along with Argentina, Nigeria, and Thailand, Brazil had previously indicated interest in purchasing 1 million of the machines for needy children.

Forecast: Novell Turns Another Page

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SUSE

Software veteran Novell is set to report earnings for third-quarter 2006 after the closing bell Tuesday afternoon. We're here to check up on the company's past performance, and get a feel for what to expect tomorrow night.

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