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Story n900, thoughts srlinuxx 04/02/2010 - 1:13am
Story Berkus's Ten Ways to Destroy Community and Bacon's Art of Community srlinuxx 04/02/2010 - 1:12am
Story Linux upgrades the easy way srlinuxx 04/02/2010 - 1:10am
Story What’s up with the Symbian Foundation? acurrie 1 04/02/2010 - 12:56am
Story NZ Regional council adopts open source srlinuxx 1 04/02/2010 - 12:39am
Story Scientific Linux - It blinded me with science! srlinuxx 03/02/2010 - 9:28pm
Story Throughput Performance with a Disk-Based Journal srlinuxx 03/02/2010 - 9:26pm
Story The KDE 4.3 System Settings - Part 2 srlinuxx 03/02/2010 - 9:24pm
Story Two Nifty Features in digiKam 1.1.0 srlinuxx 03/02/2010 - 9:22pm
Story Windows 7 Use Surpasses 10 Percent srlinuxx 3 03/02/2010 - 9:07pm

GP2X Review

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Gaming

Everyone has heard of the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP, but less will have heard of the GP2X, the latest portable console to come from Gamepark Holdings (GPH) in Korea. Unlike its mainstream competitors the GP2X is aimed at giving the gamer far more freedom than they could ever expect from the likes of Nintendo and Sony. The community-friendly GP2X uses a Linux-based operating system, providing a framework for you to do activities typically associated with desktop computing, such as playing emulators, view photos, listen to music and watch videos. It currently has very few commercial games but the home-brew scene is going strong.

Kickoff Start Menu - Sneak Preview

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KDE

As previously blogged, openSUSE 10.2 will have a redesigned KDE start menu created by the KDE and usability team at SUSE, after doing usability testing with other start menus. We now have a working prototype, code-named 'Kickoff' (started during world soccer championship, obviously), which is currently being tested with real users in the SUSE usability lab.

Real Time Coming to Linux Real Soon

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Linux

Thanks to efforts to incorporate Real Time enhancements into Linux, standard mainstream Linux may well become a real, Real Time OS real soon. A Real Time OS offers the promise of better response times and a degree of determinism not found in non-Real Time OS's.

Desktop Linux survey launches

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Linux

DesktopLinux.com launched its 2006 Desktop Linux survey on August 21, asking users of Linux desktops to identify what distributions they use, as well as their choice of windowing environment (KDE, GNOME, etc.), web browsers, email clients, and Windows-on-Linux solutions.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.10 Released

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Linux

Linux Kernel 2.6.17.10 from the bugfix series includes security fixes: one for SCTP, one for UDF, and a local root user hole. The UDF deadlock might affect some of you using DVD applications, check the Wikipedia link for a description of UDF

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Protect your applications with AppArmor

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SUSE

AppArmor is a product that Novell acquired when they bought the company Immunix in May 2005. It provides an interesting alternative to traditional security measures. AppArmor works by profiling the applications that it is protecting. A profile records the files that an application needs to access, and the capabilities it needs to exercise, during normal, "good" operation. Subsequently, a profile can be "enforced"; that is, attempts by the application to access resources not explicitly permitted by the profile are denied. Properly configured, AppArmor ensures that each profiled application is allowed to do what it is supposed to do, and nothing else.

Hack Attack: Top 10 Ubuntu apps and tweaks

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Ubuntu

When I made the switch to Ubuntu Linux on my desktop computer (that is, if you can call triple-booting Windows XP, Vista, and Ubuntu a "switch"), I was a little worried about finding the applications and tools that would make me as productive working in Ubuntu as I am working on Windows.

FTC to examine net neutrality

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Web

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has formed an "Internet Access Task Force" to examine whether net neutrality advocates' fears of large broadband providers blocking or slowing Web content from competitors are justified, the agency's chairwoman said.

Reveal The Holes In Your Webserver

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Software
Security
Web

Nikto is an advanced web vulnerability scanner, which can help you expose the potential holes in your webserver (and thus allow you to fix them before malicious users attempt to exploit them). This guide will show you how to use its advanced scanning features to expose holes in your webserver which you never knew existed!

Compiz Update for Scale Plugin (Xgl-related)

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SUSE

Novell recently released an updated version of Compiz for SLED10*. While I have not identified many changes that end users would notice, there is one that Nat Friedman first showed me at LinuxWorld Expo last week. The Scale plugin (which scales down all open windows on a desktop, allowing you to pick which you want to come make the active window) has gotten a cool improvement.

Debian Etch - A minimal setup with X

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HowTos

As a not completely new Linux user I have been frustrated over and over again at all the extra bloat and apps that I will never use that gets loaded onto my system when I do an install. Debian was the second distro that I tried and have used many others since, but I keep coming back.

Company grows out of schools Linux project

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Linux

Based on the successes of the tuXlabs schools Linux project in South Africa, the team members have started a company to continue the work. The new company, Inkululeku, will provide services to existing tuXlabs schools as well as look to perform new installations.

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Novell: Linux desktop is ready

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SUSE

Novell hopes its newly-released Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 will address problems that have plagued the Linux desktop realm. "Unlike previous versions of our Linux desktops which have potential challenges, our early adopters of [SLED] are very satisfied with the functionalities, together with the essential ability to customize their desktops."

Using screen for remote interaction

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HowTos

Recently I needed to do some distance education; one of my coworkers wanted me to show him how to do software builds on Linux. The only problem was that I'm on the East Coast and he is on the West. How could I show him the build and install process? After considering some alternatives, we found our solution in GNU Screen.

How Vista screws dual-booting nirvana

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Linux

Yes folks, that long rambling anecdote was all leading up to this point - a good boot loader, in this case GRUB, allows users to do wonderful things. Since finding this, I’ve checked it out and even Windows XP can be simultaneously hibernated with Ubuntu on my notebook, meaning that I can always have a session of each ready.

What's Wrong With Enterprise Linux?

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Linux

There are a lot of things that Linux users and developers say are good about Linux. But at least one notable Linux kernel developer sees plenty not to love.

The state of the swag at LinuxWorld San Francisco

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Linux

While at LinuxWorld, I was contemplating how IBM's multi-billion dollar investment in free software has born fruit in the form of their hard sought after two inch rubber tux, when I met up with Robin Miller who interviewed me on the quality of this year's swag.

OSI seeks open source licence reform

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OSS

The Proliferation Committee of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has published the first draft of a report that seeks to curb the proliferation of open source licences.

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