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Joomla CMS On An ISPConfig Server Within 10 Easy Steps

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HowTos

Joomla is a popular Content Management System (CMS). With this “how to”, I guide you to setup Joomla CMS on your ISPConfig server. Probably you can setup Joomla in different ways but I prefer this one.

How to Become a Successful Linux User

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Linux

In the six and a half years that I've been handling the mail here at linux.org, I've had to handle thousands of queries on a wide range of Linux topics. There is a good percentage of messages that are angry in tone and express a great deal of frustration with Linux. Based on what I've seen over the years, I'd like to offer the person who wants to try Linux a few words of advice.

Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0 released

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Linux

Announcing Bluewhite64 Linux 11.0. This is the first Bluewhite64 Linux stable release after a 5 months of development and maintenance ! Bluewhite64 11.0 includes the Linux 2.6.17.13 kernel, the latest KDE 3.5.4 and XFce 4.2.3.2, Mozilla Firefox browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.7.

An introduction to Linux compression or what the heck is a tar.gz file?

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HowTos

If you’re new to Linux and intent on peering under the hood a bit to see what makes things work, then you’ve probably encountered a range of files which are compressed in various formats. This guide is meant to be a quick and easy way to distinguish what’s what in compressed files. It’s written on and for Ubuntu but will be very useful for other distributions as well.

Linux: Losing Bugs In Warnings

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Linux

Jeff Garzik suggested that more recent versions of GCC have been getting more and more verbose, "the level of warnings in a kernel build has lately increased to the point where it is hiding bugs and otherwise making life difficult."

Why Linux will dominate the future of servers

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Linux

George Weiss, Gartner's open-source analyst, recently said that Microsoft Windows will not suffer irreparable damage on the server side at the hands of Linux over the next five years. He's right. Microsoft will fall flat on its face all by itself, and Linux will pick up afterwards.

Manage Linux Hardware with udev

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Linux

In the olden days Linux administrators had a static /dev directory. It was inflexible and obese, containing 99% irrelevant entries, and we liked it that way. Then came devfs. Then descended the unbearded prophet Greg Kroah-Hartman from his mountaintop lair with yet another dev filesystem, called thereforth udev. Endless debates rage about devfs vs. udev.

Finding China, Crystal, and Tableware With Linux

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Linux

Replacements, Ltd. has carved a niche market out of locating and selling hard-to-find china, crystal, and silver tableware and collectibles. Nearly half of the company's seven million retail customers place orders through the call center, The other half do business over the Web. As you would expect, Linux now plays a major role in keeping the company's data straight.

Linux prominent at ESC Boston

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Linux

Market research firm Venture Development Corp. (VDC) has published its annual re-cap of the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), held in Boston the week of Sept. 18. VDC's report highlights several announcements of potential interest to developers and companies in the embedded Linux market.

Linux mount remote filesystems automatically at boot time

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HowTos

Now you know how to mount a NFS or Windows/Samba remote file system. It is time to mount remote filesystems automatically at boot time using /etc/fstab (another possibility is mount local and remote file system on demand using autofs service).

Red Hat's Linux Not Just for Networks

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Linux

Although Red Hat's business is primarily focused on corporate computer networks, the Raleigh software company has a history with Linux in devices, as well.

FSF Targets Apple Stores in Anti-DRM Protests

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OSS

The Free Software Foundation is wading ever more deeply into the controversial waters of digital rights management, with members of its DefectiveByDesign.org campaign set to descend on flagship Apple stores in New York and London on Oct. 3 to protest the company's embrace of that technology.

SageTV's Linux edition lacks first-class polish

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Linux

Open source personal video recorder (PVR) software like MythTV has acquired a reputation for being difficult to install and maintain, so you might think that a proprietary PVR app would enjoy an advantage. I put SageTV's Linux media center software through its paces, and I can tell you that it, too, requires commitment. If you stick with it, though, and can outfit your system correctly, it might be worth the $80 price tag, despite a slew of little annoyances.

Top Ten Windows Applications that are Hard to Live Without

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Software

Now that I have been using Ubuntu Linux for about 6 months pretty much full time, here is my list of software I cannot seem to replace:

Set up an free software IRC client in less than 5 minutes

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HowTos

Everyone loves IRC (stands for Internet Relay Chat; a kind of group chat room often used by open source/free software projects and developers, or as support channels), unfortunately the open source IRC clients out there are often hidden away. In this week's article, I'm going to show you how to set up your IRC client in under 5 minutes using only free software.

OpenOffice.org Spurns Security Worries

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OOo

OpenOffice.org has rejected accusations that its open-source application suite is at least as susceptible to attack as Microsoft's Office in a terse statement posted on its Web site.

"The OpenOffice.org community confirms it regards security as of the highest importance and will react immediately to any security issues," the statement read.

SUSE 10.2 Changing from ReiserFS to Ext3?

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Reiser
SUSE

We’ve been using ReiserFS as our default installation file system for the last 6-7 years now, and it’s served us well in that time. Unfortunately, there are a number of problems with it, some purely technical, some more related to maintenance. I’ll outline a few of the larger issues and offer my solution as a conclusion.

Firefox JavaScript security "a complete mess"? More like a hoax

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Moz/FF

Firefox is loaded with security flaws, according to a hacker duo that presented at this year's ToorCon. Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi used a session at the show to highlight what they have called "a complete mess" that is "impossible to patch" in Firefox's JavaScript implementation. The current word: this is a hoax.

Roktoberfest: The Amarok Project Fundraiser

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Software

The Amarok Project is giving away an iPod Nano during its current fundraiser to celebrate the month of Roktober. Anyone that gives the equivalent of $10 or more is automatically entered in a random drawing to win a 2GB iPod Nano.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Officially Released

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Linux

Last week we announced Mandriva's brand new distribution, and now Mandriva Linux 2007 is finally available to the public. The key innovation of Mandriva Linux 2007 is the spectacular AIGLX and Xgl 3D-accelerated desktop. Mandriva is the only distribution to provide both technologies and is particularly happy to have achieved this major breakthrough in desktop appearance.

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