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Story Free and Open Source 2D Animation Software for Linux srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 2:17pm
Story Change Ctrl + Alt + Delete Behavior To Open System Monitor, in Linux hotice 24/09/2009 - 12:52pm
Story Hands-on: Thunderbird 3 beta 4 hatches with improved search srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 12:03pm
Story How is your Linux time spent? srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 10:09am
Story My Love/Hate Relationship srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 10:04am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 5:39am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 5:20am
Story Successful women in FOSS and IT srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 3:17am
Story HP launches Linux-fiddling support group srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 3:15am
Story Thoughts on Ubuntu One srlinuxx 24/09/2009 - 1:17am

Automobile Association takes Linux for a drive

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Linux

The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has given Linux its roadworthy certificate for use as a web and database server solution in its organisation, following a trial run that the AA says proved very successful.

Should Oracle get into the Linux business?

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Linux

If Oracle were to get into the operating system business with Linux, would this be a good thing for the database giant? Industry watchers are all over the map with their thoughts on the matter.

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New GNOME Does Search Right

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Reviews

For years now, the Linux and open-source desktop has had the benefit of multiple software projects pushing forward to create nicer-looking, more useful environments. One of the most prominent of those projects, GNOME, recently underwent one of its twice-yearly updates, and the result is a compelling set of refinements.

Console Review: GP2X

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Reviews
Gaming

The GP2X is a Korean-made, Linux-based handheld that shares many features with the PSP. In some cases, the GP2X dances circles around the PSP. But the GP2X is not for everyone. It is not the most accessible handheld — it takes some tinkering to get things working the way you want.

VPNs Illustrated: Tunnels, VPNS, and IPsec -- A Book Review

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Reviews

VPNs Illustrated: Tunnels, VPNS, and IPsec offers a clear and concise evaluation of the technology that allows private networks to extend through insecure channels. Overall, the purpose of this book is to inform readers of the benefits a VPN can offer.

Programmers' prose sought in Linux essay contest

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Linux

Can you craft a sentence as well as you can code a Linux hack? If so, Intel and the Linux Symposium want to hear from you, with a new competition for the best essay on Linux.

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

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HowTos

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file.

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NDISWrapper Setup On Ubuntu Linux (with a GUI)

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HowTos

In case you don’t already know, NDISWrapper is a tool for Linux that allows the use of Windows drivers. This is almost always used for wireless network drivers. It is a very simple way of setting up a previously unsupported device in Linux. This article will describe the setup of NDISWrapper and the installation of the wireless network device driver.

U.S. advised to promote open standards, source, innovation

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OSS

A business- and university-led public policy group has issued a downloadable 72-page report examining open standards, open source software, and "open innovation." The report concludes that openness should be promoted as a matter of public policy, in order to foster innovation and economic growth in the U.S. and world economies.

DHS Bug Hunt Returns Mixed Reaction

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Security

The results of a Homeland Security Department-funded bug hunt spanning 40 popular open-source programs has thus far met ambivalence from the open-source community. While many projects are using the results to improve their software, others are bemoaning the high number of false positives.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.16.6 Released

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Linux

Greg KH and the -stable team have announced the release of Linux kernel 2.6.16.6. Changes for this version include EXT3, netfilter, usb, ptrace, and a handfull of non-X86 changes.

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SUSE 10.1 RC1 from the Standpoint of a Mandriva/PCLinuxOS User

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SUSE

After the firing of Mandriva's founder, Gael Duval, and the failure of Mandriva to release appropriate and timely updates, I scrubbed the Mandriva distro from my main home machine and installed PCLinuxOS. I've pretty much settled on PCLinuxOS as my preferred workstation desktop, but I'm still looking for a server OS.

So, I decided to install SUSE on my second hard drive. What follows is my reaction to a SUSE install and configuration, from the standpoint of someone who is an intermediate Linux user, but has no experience with SUSE.

Handheld Linux gaming platform available stateside

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Gaming

Linux-based handheld gaming platform that runs native and emulated games is shipping in the US. Gamepark's GP2X is powered by a pair of ARM9 processors, has an "open-source" API and development tools, and can run thousands of classic console video games.

Apple Needs to Make OS X Open-Source

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Mac

A cloud is rising over Mac OS X and its future unless Apple makes its boldest move ever: turning OS X into an open-source project. That would make the battle between OS X and Linux the most interesting one on the computer scene. With all attention turned in that direction, there would be nothing Microsoft could do to stem a reversal of its fortunes.

Open Solaris a source of contention

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OS

LINUX distributor Novell has taken a shot at open-source rival Sun, saying the company's moves to open the code on its Solaris operating system had added little to the open-source community.

Perens Launches Open Source Domain Parking Service

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Web

Seeking to offset recent gains by Microsoft, a leading open source evangelist has launched a service designed to boost domain parking on open source software. Author and developer Bruce Perens created OpenSourceParking.com in response to a 5 percent market share gain by Microsoft in this month's Netcraft web server survey.

CLI Magic: Is that CD still fresh?

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HowTos

Ever wonder if that ISO or backup CD or DVD you burned last year is still good? This week we'll take a look at a small command-line utility called cdck that checks the condition of data on the media and let you know if it's still good.

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