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Story Reasons to love (and hate) gentoo srlinuxx 1 14/03/2010 - 9:53pm
Story Shuttleworth heir opens up on Ubuntu biz srlinuxx 14/03/2010 - 9:52pm
Story Docky: Another OS X-like Doc srlinuxx 14/03/2010 - 7:13pm
Story today's leftovers & howtos: srlinuxx 1 14/03/2010 - 10:48am
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Story Big distributions, little RAM srlinuxx 14/03/2010 - 2:04am
Story MoonOS - Something is amiss srlinuxx 13/03/2010 - 10:27pm
Story Amarok Insider - Issue 14 srlinuxx 13/03/2010 - 10:23pm
Story Get to know Linux: shutdown, reboot, startx srlinuxx 13/03/2010 - 7:25pm
Story Fedora 13 alpha arrives amid controversy srlinuxx 1 13/03/2010 - 6:54pm

Vista spyware may give filip to Linux and OS X

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OS

Until a couple of days ago, like many others, I was looking forward to the long awaited release of Windows Vista. Then the news broke about Microsoft's intention to crack down on software piracy by putting what amounts to spyware on users' computers. Now I'm thinking twice about whether I really need or want this new operating system.

Yahoo Erotica Editor Fired for Excessive Programming

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Humor

Fred Munk yesterday lost his job for excessive perl programming. Munk was hired for categorization and review of links to pornographic websites for Yahoo's Erotica department. He allegedly spent more time programming perl-scripts than looking for porn.

Ubuntu Linux: What's All the Fuss?

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux is hot. Really hot. How hot? Well, if you surf over to Distrowatch (http://www.distrowatch.com), you'll notice that Ubuntu is listed as the number one distribution, at least in terms of hit ranking on the site. SUSE and Fedora are usually duking it out for second and third place. In fact, Ubuntu has been in first place for quite a while now.

Linux or Unix: Making the right decision

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OS

So, Windows is no longer cutting the mustard and you need a more scalable, reliable and higher performing environment. In years past, you would have purchased one of the big-three Unix manufacturer boxes. But these days, Linux is also a perfectly viable option. In this article, we'll discuss the pros and cons of Unix vs. Linux, and hopefully provide you with some decision criteria.

P2P file-sharing Software in Ubuntu

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HowTos

LinuxDC++ is a Linux port of the file-sharing program DC++. It uses the DC++ core but with a GTK+ GUI. It has also been called by many other names including linuxdcpp, ldcpp, dcpp, ldc++, dc++ for linux, wulfor.DC for Linux is a Unix/Linux port of DC++, a popular P2P program.

GL O.B.S. + ATI X1400

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Hardware

Attached are the frame-rate results from the GL O.B.S. benchmark on an ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 using the fglrx 8.28.8 display drivers. The Mobility X1400 was in a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 with 1GB of DDR2, 80GB HDD, and Core Duo T2400.

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 Available for Download

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Moz/FF

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC 2), the latest preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download.

Unpack (almost) everything with one command

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HowTos

unp is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files a bit easier. It support several compressors and archiver programs, chooses the right one(s) automatically and extracts one or more files in one go.

SUSE: Automatically Mount USB Hard Drives

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HowTos

This article describes how to set a fixed mount point for USB Hard Drives and then automatically have them mounted when plugged in.

Massachusetts CIO change worries ODF supporters

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OSS

Massachusetts has a problem. The Commonwealth can't keep its CIO or pass an IT budget. Louis Gutierrez, the of CIO Massachusetts's Information Technology Division, resigned earlier this week. Does this mean the end of the state's pioneering ODF (Open Document Format) rollout?

Automatically Inventory your Machine hardware and software

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HowTos

OCS Inventory NG Open Computer and Software Inventory Next Generation is an application designed to help a network or system administrator keep track of computer configuration and software installed on the network. It also allows deploying softwares, commands or files on Windows and Linux client computers.

HOW TO: Run Vista on Linux/XP

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HowTos

One of the downsides of beta testing is that your test machine invariably becomes a splintered mess in a very short of space of time, as your fresh beta build gets pulled apart, tweaked, recovers from crashes and so on.

Then a new build comes out and you start all over again.

Foreseeing GNOME with the Latest Foresight Linux

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Linux

Foresight Linux, the distribution for those who like living on GNOME's cutting edge, has just been updated. One of the distro's lead developers, Antonio Meireles, announced this week that the latest Foresight 0.9.8.2 is now available.

Defending Values

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OLPC
OSS

Boy, there's nothing like sitting down to your computer with a nice cup of tea, opening your browser and finding out that you're "morally bankrupt." Oh, sorry, my mistake. That's Red Hat and "a number of other Linux distros." I'm part of the "technical media who ignores the fact that your freedoms go down the tank by making these compromises."

Blocking hardware accessibility through software: a printer's tale

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Hardware

What are you getting when you buy a printer to use under GNU/Linux? The LinuxPrinting.org site can tell you how well a printer will work with free software, but often that's only part of the story. I came face to face with this simple fact when I recently bought a Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart C3100.

Firefox Set Free in IceWeasel

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Software

IceWeasel is essentially Firefox stripped of the Firefox name and logo. According to IceWeasel developers, the browser also includes some additional privacy protection features. One of those features is the blocking of cookies that come from zero-size images.

Also: HOWTO: Install IceWeasel 1.5.0.4 in Ubuntu

SLED or openSUSE?

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SUSE

A reader recently asked me whether I prefer SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, or openSUSE? The problem with the question is that it requires so much explaining. At the moment, I prefer SLED10.

Also: Development Release: openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 5

Invictus Firewall

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MDV

Invictus is latin for unconquered and the title of a famous poem by William Ernest Henley. Invictus Firewall is a redundant firewall. Drakinvictus is the wizard that will help you to configure it, in your language when available. That’s as Mandrivian as it gets.

Vista’s Anti-Piracy Technology - Will It Push Users To Linux?

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Linux

I’ve taken a look at several articles on Windows Vista’s proposed anti-piracy technology, and I am quite pleased with it. Why? Because it will force thousands of people to migrate to free Operating Systems and free software. Linux just so happens to be the most popular free (in both senses of the word) Operating System. But why will this occur? Let me explain.

$100 Laptop May Be at Security Forefront

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Hardware

The $100 laptops planned for children around the world might turn out to be as revolutionary for their security measures as for their low-cost economics.

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