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Story Estonia's Open Source Shame srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 3:59pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 331 srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 2:12pm
Story KDE 4.4 dev: What’s new? srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 2:11pm
Story I am the very model of an open source sensational srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 2:09pm
Story FreeBSD 8.0 Benchmarked Against Linux, OpenSolaris srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 2:06pm
Story System76 Ubuntu PCs: Cyber Monday Sale srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 2:05pm
Story Alternative Linux web browsers srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 2:02pm
Story What GNU/Linux Developers don't get about the 'mainstream" market srlinuxx 12 30/11/2009 - 12:25pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 12 i686 (GNOME) falko 1 30/11/2009 - 10:58am
Story today's howtos & leftovers: srlinuxx 30/11/2009 - 4:15am

Damn Small Linux

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Linux
Reviews

It's been great fun exploring Linux distros with Parallels Workstation. Download an ISO, fire it up with Parallels and off we go. Damn Small Linux was the first distro to give me a hard time.

SUSE 10.1: Stumbling on Linux Happiness

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Reviews
SUSE

SUSE 10.1 came out on May 11 and we've been putting through it's paces. Novell has released a solid update to their flagship operating system.

eBox Installation and Configuration

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Linux

eBox management tool will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. eBox is a framework for the development and deployment of network services in small and medium-sized networks, offering a simplified graphical interface to non expert users. It can be set up as a gateway, having some extra features over a usual router.

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CLI Magic: ext2hide veils sensitive files

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HowTos

ext2hide is a proof-of-concept program that seeks to magically hide confidential data and files where nobody will look for them. It accomplishes its magic by making use of otherwise abandoned space in the superblocks in ext2/ext3 filesystems.

Debian Install Guide

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HowTos

The Debian install process has come a long way, however it is still somewhat daunting to the unexperienced user. Installing Debian you are presented with more options than most other OS installers; this may seem more complicated but really it gives you much more control.

Any way the wind SCOs...

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OS

This week’s entry into their history of shame is a claim to own the standard Unix executable file format. What I took away from the whole circus, though, is that you’re playing with fire if you entrust your company or personal computing to proprietary software vendors.

Novell plugs Bandit for ID management

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SUSE

Novell on Monday plans to officially launch Bandit, an open-source identity management project that was quietly started earlier this year.

Use thttpd as your Web server when Apache is overkill

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HowTos

Apache, while being a fantastic Web server, is very hefty because of the many options and modules it comes with. If you're serving up static content or running a small Web site, Apache may be overkill. Fortunately, there is thttpd.

Counting on a Linux push

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Linux

Linux may be the catalyst that boosts sales of blade servers in India. As vendors such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Dell grapple with new strategies to sell the sleek and expensive blade servers, the Linux operating system (OS) is the trump card they play to win over cost-conscious Indian IT buyers.

red hat summit videos

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Linux

Aaron Seigo reports, "If you haven't seen the red hat summit videos yet, it's worth the download and your time. both cory doctorow and eben moglen deliver truly thought provoking and inspiring bits on freedom. red hat is a company that truly does grok the concepts of free software."

Users report Ubuntu Upgrade effortless

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Ubuntu

Two short blogs report the ease and success of Sunday Ubuntu upgrades. One states, "smoothest major upgrade ever - Linux or Windows!" Another says, "worked like a charm."

What is a Kernel?

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Linux

An operating system kernel is the piece or pieces of software that is responsible for servicing resource requests from applications and the management of resources. To generalize, kernels use a system call (or syscall) interface to handshake with applications.

Comparison: Linux vs FreeBSD (Bsd) oses

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OS

If you would like to compare FreeBSD and Linux, then keep in mind following points: SMP support, Reliability/robust, Performance, Security, Filesystem, and Support (community and vendor).

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The State of Linux: Malaysia's Strong OSS Growth

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OSS

Adoption and growth in Asia-Pacific is far more expansive than many news stories convey. In this article, I hope to present the depth and substantial planning that goes into a national OSS I.T. strategy -- with Malaysia being an excellent example.

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WI-FI in SIMPLYMEPIS 6.0 beta 5 ...It Works Great!

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HowTos

Today is a red letter day for me. I have used Linux for several years always wired, never wireless (except for my Zaurus). Today dawns a new beginning.

Microsoft Research India: friend or foe?

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OSS

The idea behind this conference centers around the need to explore how existing technology can be adapted or rebuilt to meet the needs of developing nations. What I want to know is, will Berkley and Microsoft be exploring the FOSS options when the research is being bankrolled by the fudslingers?

An Interview with Jeff Dike - The creator of User Mode Linux

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Interviews

Jeff Dike is the creator and maintainer of User Mode Linux (UML) - a virtual machine which runs on Linux. Jeff very kindly agreed to take time off from his important work schedule to give answers to my queries.

Questions for deployments of GNOME

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Software

At the GNOME Foundation we are conducting a little, informal study of how we can make your lives easier. If you are in charge of the technical part of a GNOME deployment, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take the survey.

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