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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/07/2009 - 4:55am
Blog entry The Ubuntu 1-click dist-upgrade (well, almost) eco2geek 01/07/2009 - 4:52am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 01/07/2009 - 4:31am
Story 10th Anniversary of Gentoo srlinuxx 01/07/2009 - 2:35am
Story IBM offers open source machine learning compiler srlinuxx 01/07/2009 - 2:33am
Story Do I need to type commands to use Linux? srlinuxx 01/07/2009 - 2:30am
Story Firefox 3.5's Benchmark Scores srlinuxx 01/07/2009 - 1:00am
Story Benchmarking Firefox 3.5 srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 9:48pm
Story Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem? srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 9:43pm
Story GPL Usage: Growing And Shrinking, Both srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 9:39pm

DSL 2.1r1 on old Laptop

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The developers of Damn Small Linux have announced the availability of the first release candidate of version 2.1. My gentoo install is quite dated on my aging laptop, and due to speed and other certain hardware considerations, it isn't likely to be updated again. I decided to see if dsl could run on this ancient Dell laptop.

All in the Linux Family

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If you've read Iain Ferguson's latest op-ed at ZDNet, you'd get the impression that Linux enthusiasts have turned into Archie Bunker. Iain Ferguson has used the term "bigot" to refer to Linux enthusiasts.

Where did you want to go yesterday?

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It's not that I like to pick on Microsoft. It's just that they keep doing things that make me shake my head in amazement. Take, please take, for example, the Restart Manager. Well, we've been able to do this in Linux/Unix land since... the 80s?

The coming software revolution

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OSS

If Marc Benioff, CEO and founder of Salesforce.com, is the biggest spokesperson for SaaS, then Greg Gianforte, CEO and founder of SaaS CRM competitor RightNow Technologies, is in the avant-garde of that software revolution, adding open source to the war on packaged apps. The difference between the two may offer us a peek into the future of IT infrastructures.

Rootkit levels of infection and mitigation

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HowTos

Hackers don many disguises in order to sneak past IT security guards. The rootkit, one of the most effective disguises, not only masks the intruder, but covers his trail.

Irish Eyes Are Smiling on Open Source

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OSS

BELFAST, Northern Ireland-Initiatives are under way to create an Open Source Center of Excellence across Ireland that will provide the expertise to examine and discuss the use and potential of open source going forward.

MacOS X on Linux?

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Linux

Apple could simply license the MacOS X shell and integration technologies set for Linux - thereby creating an instant mass market for its software on Intel.

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"Dress for Less": Choosing the Best Budget Laptop

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Hardware

We are going to take a closer look at the budget notebook solutions available in the today's market. We will look at the sub-$800 models from Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, HP Compaq, LG, Samsung and Toshiba and try to find out what exactly the user can get for such an attractive price.

Cool tool: Blender, for all your 3D needs

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If I were a 3D modeller able to manipulate a virtual 3D object into something resembling anything but a cube, I would definitely use Blender.

Damn, I like Damn Small Linux

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Some Linux distributions are more just clever tricks than anything useful.

Take, oh I don't know, the Free60 Project, which means to bring Linux to the Xbox 360 game console.

Then, there are those distributions like Damn Small Linux (DSL), which may sound like it's just a neat trick, but which is actually darn useful.

Phoronix puts NVIDIA 1.0-8174 thru its paces

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Software

In two separate articles, Phoronix is tweaking, testing, and benchmarking the newest graphic drivers from nVidia, the 1.0-8174.

  • NVIDIA 1.0-8174 Linux Performance

  • NVIDIA Linux SLI (1.0-8174)

My sysadmin toolbox: second helping

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Software

When I wrote last month's my sysadmin toolbox column, I knew that Linux.com readers would probably have a few suggestions. I was surprised, however, by the sheer number of responses we got and it seemed like a good idea to compile a list of the most popular reader-suggested tools and utilities

LinuxQuestions.org Launches Redesigned Website

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Web

LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website. Along with the new look comes a variety of new features and sections.

Open Source Rules

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OSS

Let's face it: The traditional software business model is broken - A recent study by Goldman Sachs shows that software firms are charging customers for their sales efforts under the guise of license fees! It is no surprise that a new generation of companies is adopting a different business model altogether: Drop the license fees and help "customers sell themselves".

Linux 101: How to set up Linux on a PC

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Linux

Installing Linux on a personal computer may not be as difficult as you think. This document explains how to install Linux on a PC, starting at the beginning: choosing a distribution.

Microsoft sued over alleged Xbox 360 glitch

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Legal

A Chicago man who bought Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox 360 has sued the world's largest software maker, saying the new video game console has a design flaw that causes it to overheat and freeze up.

Multiseat X Under X11R6.9/7.0

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HowTos

I keep getting inquiries about creating a system with mulitple video monitors, keyboards, and mice for simultaneous use by multiple users under X11R6.9. Here is a mini-Howto document that I've put together.

French Government Lobbied to Ban Free Software

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OSS

French have told Free Software authors: "You will be required to change your licenses. You shall stop publishing free software," and warn they are ready "to sue free software authors who will keep on publishing source code"

New nVidia Graphic drivers released: 1.0-8174

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The long awaited Linux Display Driver Version 1.0-8174 is finally released, currently for IA32 and AMD64/EM64T. Highlights include fixed GeForce 7800 GTX clocking problem, support for NVIDIA SLI, and added a new utility 'nvidia-xconfig'.

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