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Story Is this for real? srlinuxx 2 12/01/2010 - 5:10pm
Story The future is wide open srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 4:46pm
Story Fedora 12 -- A 'Must Consider' Distro srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 4:44pm
Story Why Linux on the Desktop is Wrong srlinuxx 1 12/01/2010 - 3:54pm
Story Mozilla believes in... free porn? srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 2:25pm
Story Linux's Future: Observations by a Linux user srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 2:23pm
Story Mint - Linux Mint 8.0 review srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 2:21pm
Story When will GIMP 2.8 be released? srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 2:15pm
Story How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL On Ubuntu 9.10 falko 12/01/2010 - 12:37pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 12/01/2010 - 5:48am

Freespire 1.0 Review

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Reviews

Linspire Inc. claims that the recently released Freespire is the development version of Linspire, much like Fedora Core is the freely available development version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. During the several days that I used it, I found this to be true in both a good and a bad way. It's good in the sense that the software that comprises Freespire is a bit more modern, but bad in that it has a few problems that make it unsuitable for a production release.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - V

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HowTos

OK, we had an extended breather from our last look at BIND's zone file pri.example.org. It's time to finish up and get a sense of what these records mean. If you're on the path or have the goal of functioning on the server side of the house, get to know this area.

The GNU GPL - a software license for yesterday, today and tomorrow

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OSS

I maintain a few packages that are part of the GNU project. Our software has always been licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later. Naturally I am concerned with the drafting of GPLv3, and I have had to ask myself why I use the GNU GPL.

Tetris clones: Free software need not be boring

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Gaming

Free software has populated almost every sector of the computer software arena: from office suites to encyclopedias to full operating systems. One genre of computer software that most people overlook when thinking of free software is gaming. The fact is, sites such as Freshmeat have literally thousands of free software and freeware games for a huge variety of operating systems.

Are you qualified to bash GNU/Linux?

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Linux

Despite the pervasive growth of mind share and even market share of GNU/Linux in various areas of use, I can still see some people complain that GNU/Linux is just too hard to install and use. Many people who say that GNU/Linux is a geeks OS that is a nightmare to install and maintain have either heard this false rumor from someone else as misinformed as they are now or are basing this conclusion on an experience that, quite frankly, holds no weight today.

LinuxWorld: Linux provides many benefits other than cost-cutting, says CIO panel

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Linux

Rather than looking to open source software solely for cost cutting, enterprise customers should take a broader look at the free software and bring in community-built applications in areas where it best meets business demands, a panel of CIOs agreed.

Real to plug Windows media into Linux

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Software

RealNetworks will release open-source software this year that will let Linux computers play Windows Media files.

Copyright Shackling Creativity?

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OSS

The Linux faithful got a dose of open-source fervor from Lawrence Lessig at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The Stanford law professor addressed a pack of 10,000 in attendance, offering a message that resonated with the crowd: free culture.

A pacifist version of the GPL?

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OSS

Open source project GPU (Global Processing Unit) is trying to make it easy to share spare CPU cycles, but the developers don't want their tool put to military purposes, and they've modified the GPL to make that clear. This move has brought them into conflict with the Free Software Foundation, which points out that modification of the license is not allowed.

Novell feels "passionate" about Linux

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SUSE

If you ask any Novell Inc. watcher to rate the software vendor's abilities, the chances are that observer will give the company a low grade for marketing. Novell has struggled with how to position its products for years and now hopes it's finally on the right track with a new focus for its Suse Linux distribution.

Firefox 2.0 Delayed Until October

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Moz/FF

There are approximately 40 bugs in the under-construction Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, and about 100 that need to be addressed before the final version goes out the door, Mozilla says.

Kubuntu 6.06 File Sharing and Using VMWare

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HowTos

File sharing is one of the PCs main reasons for existence. Linux is no different and excels at being a file server. VMWare is a great tool for anyone to use. With it you can build machines in a virtual environment.

Secure your Apache2 with mod-security

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HowTos

This article will show how-to install, configure and set up apache's mod-security module on a debian based system. This was done on Ubuntu Dapper and should fit any Debian based system.

Linux A Money Maker

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Linux

Channel partners are making good money on Linux, and the more Linux business they do, the more profitable they are, according to a sponsored survey of 400 qualified respondents conducted by the Institute for Partner Education & Development.

Customers Prefer Open Source Tools for Flexibility, Not Cost

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OSS

Simula's survey found that 33.1% of respondents chose greater control over software code as their top reason to use open source, compared to roughly a quarter of respondents who said cost was the main benefit.

Ubuntu CTO on the desktop platform's runaway success

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Interviews

With the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo kicking off this week, today we conclude our series of interviews with Linux experts. This week, I talked with Matt Zimmerman, chairman of the technical board and CTO for Ubuntu. We spoke about Ubuntu's latest LTS offering, whether Ubuntu is being adopted on servers, and how to compare one open source organization to another.

Red Hat Woos Open Source Partners with Perks

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Linux

As part of its nascent efforts to develop a channel strategy for its open source subscription services, Red Hat has rolled out a technical training promotion along with other enablement initiatives aimed at solution providers.

Network Administration : Installation of Tacacs+, Rancid, Cvsweb

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HowTos

This article will describe you how to install a complete solution to manage users that have access to your network devices and also how to backup your network devices configurations with a cvs based storage in order to have diffs on it. You'll also be able to script commands you want to run on your routers/switches to have easier administration.

Is the word Ubuntu in "Ubuntu Linux" over-hyped ?

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Ubuntu

Recently I read an article lambasting or rather dissecting the role that Ubuntu has played in the Linux community and according to the author, it boils down to clever marketing. So as a long time Ubuntu user, I asked myself this very important question. Is the Ubuntu word over-hyped ?

Red Hat Delays Enterprise Linux 5 Beta

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Linux

Expected July testing has been pushed back until September, but official release still slated for end of the year.

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