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Story Linux Netbooks: Hit Microsoft where it ain't srlinuxx 3 19/05/2009 - 8:05pm
Story Living with a netbook: The performance penalty srlinuxx 1 19/05/2009 - 7:21pm
Story The CLIophobia of the Linux Newbie srlinuxx 19/05/2009 - 5:12pm
Story Report: Cisco and FSF settle srlinuxx 19/05/2009 - 5:11pm
Story The Ugly Truth About the Web srlinuxx 19/05/2009 - 5:07pm
Story software liability srlinuxx 19/05/2009 - 5:06pm
Story Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 9.04 falko 19/05/2009 - 12:03pm
Story 100 open source gems - part 1 srlinuxx 19/05/2009 - 10:53am
Story Dell colours netbook for kids srlinuxx 19/05/2009 - 10:51am
Story Flock 2.5 launches with support for Twitter, more services srlinuxx 19/05/2009 - 10:47am

A Lesson in Encryption, Part 3

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HowTos

This is the third and final part of my series of articles on public key encryption in Linux. In this article, I describe how to integrate GnuPG with the Thunderbird e-mail client so you can send and receive secure private e-mail.

Linux development slows

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Linux

Linus Torvalds' deputy has claimed that the development of the Linux kernel is slowing down, with noticeably less features and bug fixes planned for a future version.

Dell bets on Linux to capture enterprise market

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Linux

If Dell is to continue to grow, making inroads into the enterprise market is essential. Chavis wants the world to know that her group is doing just that, with the help of an unlikely ally: Linux.

Slackware 10.2 Tips

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Slack

Writing a tips article is tricky. Especially for such a hallowed and "hardcore" distribution as Slackware. Veteran users want incredibly good tips. New users considering giving Slack a whirl, want tips that bring accessibility and understanding to Slackware.

Find that balance here.

Linux Made Easy

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Reviews

When you need a manual, especially regarding computers, then you really, REALLY need that manual! And if you're needing to get started with Linux (either through desparation or sheer annoyance with alternatives), then you probably need to just go ahead and grab that beer and settle in with a copy of Linux Made Easy.

Bryant University Commits to Open-Source Future With IBM

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Linux

IBM today announced that Bryant University, ranked the second most connected campus in America*, has committed to open-source computing by moving its entire data center from proprietary Sun Solaris systems to the IBM POWER™ microprocessor architecture with the open-source Linux® operating system.

5 stars of open-source products

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Software

Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money in public-sector information technology shops. Here is a closer look at five open-source products and why they are winning favor in government IT shops.

PHP 5 Pushes Forward

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Software

Started just over ten years ago, the PHP programming language has become the most popular programming language for web application development. PHP 5, the most recent release, adds even more features — all the while remaining approachable to novices. Here’s a look at the life of PHP 5 so far.

Windows Is Offically Broken

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Microsoft

Windows is broken and Microsoft has admitted it. In an unprecedented attempt to explain its Longhorn problems and how it abandoned its traditional way of working, the normally secretive software giant has given unparalleled access to The Wall Street Journal, even revealing how Vice President Jim Allchin, personally broke the bad news to Bill Gates.

Unix is dead, Linux’s the future

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Linux

The end of the world is near. At last that of the Unix world. That’s the prediction of Donald Feinberg, vice-president of Gartner. “Linux is coming, Unix is dead.”

Is The PC Dead For Gamers?

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Gaming

Here's a big question that has been making the rounds of late: "Is the PC dead as a gaming platform?"

My oh my, Myah

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Linux
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Myah is a simple and easy to use livecd for standard Intel or AMD powered computers. They state, "Our goal is to bring you the best free Operating System and to inform PC owners they don't have to spend their money on Windows or OS X." I don't know if it's the best, but it's certainly a pretty darn good one.

Symphony OS in the words of its developer

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Linux

Symphony OS is one of the most original Linux distros available today. Recently Ryan Quinn, the lead developer of Symphony OS took some time out to talk with me about the distro and a few other subjects.

Videos of KimDaBa in Action

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KDE
Software

For those of you who do not understand how to use KimDaBa, there is now no reason not to use it. KimDaBa is the first KDE application to offer small flash videos with voice-overs describing how to use it.

Also: Tonight's star of The People Behind KDE is geek girl Janet Theobroma.

Are AMD and Intel close to settling?

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Hardware

THE WAR DRUMS have gone silent and there's no sign of smoke signals in the antitrust case AMD launched against Intel back at the end of June.

Browsers Battle for Second Place

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Web

In the Internet-browser game, the idea of beating No. 1 Microsoft, whose Internet Explorer comes automatically bundled on most Windows computers, is so far out of reach that other players try for the next best thing: second place.

Say it loud: you play games and you're proud

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Gaming

Will it ever be OK to discuss videogames among adults? 56% of all gamers are aged between 24 and 44. And yet, very few people over the age of 30 talk about them.

When open source theory meets fact

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OSS

Open source theory and fact walked hand in hand this week. Pundits and prognosticators all came calling with their own miscellaneous and sundry opinions about how this whole open source thing works and what it really means.

How open? That's the big patent question

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Misc

If you were to accept patent production as a good proxy for innovative ability, you would quickly conclude that one of the software giants is a whole lot more creative than the others.

Kicking Linux's Tires

In times past, the only way to see if Linux would work on a given PC was to install the OS. Times change. If you like what you see, or you wanna see the real deal, why not set up your machine to dual boot?

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