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Story Mandriva releases USB FLash drive Linux distribution srlinuxx 26/11/2009 - 4:51pm
Story Firefox 3.7 gets GPU boost srlinuxx 1 26/11/2009 - 4:49pm
Story Why Does Everyone Hate Ubuntu? srlinuxx 6 26/11/2009 - 4:17pm
Story The Ubuntu Desktop Consumer Product srlinuxx 26/11/2009 - 3:02pm
Story What price Freedom? srlinuxx 26/11/2009 - 3:01pm
Story A reflection: How we made Amarok 2.2.1 srlinuxx 26/11/2009 - 2:59pm
Story FreeBSD 8.0 Review: Enterprise Ready Server Operating System srlinuxx 26/11/2009 - 2:57pm
Story Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop 2.0 released srlinuxx 26/11/2009 - 2:56pm
Story You always can install things yourself… srlinuxx 26/11/2009 - 2:54pm
Blog entry Paranoia and criticism, how it was meant and how it is taken bigbearomaha 6 26/11/2009 - 1:14pm

New version of Joomla arrives

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Software

LEADING open-source content management system, Joomla, has been upgraded to version 1.0.9 featuring 12 security and over 160 general bug fixes.

Debian DPL Threatens to Leave SPI Over Sun Java

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Linux

A three-week-long flame war in debian-devel over the new Java Distribution License has culminated in Anthony Towns, the newly elected Debian Project Lead, offering to separate Debian from its legal representative, SPI. This came as a response to SPI member John Goerzen's objections to the Debian project's interaction with Sun's legal team around the new JDL license without review from SPI's lawyers.

Taking Puppy for a short walk

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Linux
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Puppy 2.0 was released several days ago and I'd been quite anxious to find the time to look at it. This major release brings about some significant changes to the underlying code as well as some visible changes - most notably the mozilla-seamonkey suite and kernel 2.6.16.7.

Emacs tips: Making outlines

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HowTos

The ability to make outlines, or to view any structured document in an outline view, are touted features of Microsoft Word and just about every word processor out there. Linux has its ways here, too. The Vim editor has folding, and Emacs has Outline mode, which lets you selectively view documents by their main headings. You can hide and view the text under headings, move quickly between headings, and easily mark whole branches of the outline for cutting.

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GIMP 2.3.9 Development Release

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Software

GIMP 2.3.9 is the latest and hopefully one of the last development snapshots on our way to version 2.4 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program. There are 28 notable changes in GIMP v2.3.9, not counting all of the bug fixes and code cleanup.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Live DVD Released

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SUSE

The SUSE Linux 10.1 Live DVD is available now. The Live DVD is a 32bit Intel-based system which contains 4 GB of great Linux software compressed into a 1.7 GB ISO.

Secure your email communication with free software

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HowTos

Email is one of the most common activities we perform on the internet. However, email is also one of the most vulnerable internet services currently used. In this article, you’ll learn how to install, setup, and use the Mozilla Thunderbird email client for secure, encrypted email using GnuPG and the Enigmail Mozilla Thunderbird extension.

My desktop OS: Zeta

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OS

In a world filled with alternative operating systems, sometimes you have to search for the best. Mac OS X? Nah. "Place name here" distribution of Linux? Nope. Zeta? Definitely. Zeta has all the power it needs to be my primary OS.

Build a Mail Server with FreeBSD, Part 1

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In this Recipe, I'll show you how to build a mail server for your SMB clients using simple, commodity PC hardware, the FreeBSD operating system, and several pieces of freely available open-source software.

Linux? Windows? Huh?

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Ubuntu

This is not a gripe against windows. I use windows on a daily basis. I have also recently installed the latest release of Ubuntu Linux and have found that its ease of use is second to no other OS I’ve used as of yet.

Keep your private documents private

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Nowadays, with more and more governmental censorship (and with it getting worse by the day, just look at Slashdot’s privacy section) and reports of hacking into major servers becoming almost a daily occurrence, we all want the maximum security and privacy possible online. Thankfully, some great free software projects have risen to the challenge! Here are some simple steps to keep your "stuff" safe:

Using the scenario feature in OpenOffice.org Calc

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I've been there. We've all been there. You're sitting there in the third hour of a boring meeting, nibbling on the last doughnut and trying to figure out what your income and expenses would have to be to move to a small island in British Columbia and support yourself with your macrame skills. The common thread here is multiple scenarios.

Novell's Fight for Respect

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SUSE

In many ways, Novell is a lot like many other midsize software companies. All are struggling to reinvent themselves in a world where big deals are being won mainly by the likes of Oracle, IBM and SAP -- and where business models are being upended by such trends as open source and so-called "software as a service," where vendors make wares accessible over the Internet and rely more on monthly subscriptions than up-front license fees.

FVWM: How Styles are Applied

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Configuring FVWM can seem like a chore at times. Indeed, there are certain aspects of it that are easy - and some that are less so. I've been helping people configure FVWM for some time now, and while I have delved into some of the more esoteric regions of FVWM, it seems that many people find the use of Style lines the hardest aspect to grasp. Hopefully this article will help clarify things.

5 things all new users to Ubuntu should know

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Ubuntu

This is the guide I wish I had that cold november morning 6 months ago when I installed Ubuntu for the first time.

How to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

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HowTos

Many people prefer working with laptops instead of desktops for the flexibility they offer. Some of them would also like to switch to a free and open source operating system like GNU/Linux and have their laptop do all the things that proprietary OSes offer, such as suspending their laptops. Several distributions try to make this work out of the box, but knowing what's under the hood always comes in handy, particularly when something goes wrong and needs fixing. Let's take a look at how to suspend and hibernate your laptop under Linux.

Lenovo says yes to Linux

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Linux

Last week, the world's #3 computer vendor, Lenovo, was saying "We will not have models available for Linux, and we do not have custom order, either. What you see is what you get. And at this point, it's Windows." Whoops! Lenovo is now reversing its stance.

KOffice 2.0, The Vision

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KDE

KOffice is working on its future, one based on KDE4. KOffice is starting new initiatives with libraries like Flake and Pigment that are going to be used for all KOffice applications.

Running debootstrap in a non-Debian distro

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Last week I wanted to install Debian on a chroot on my machine. Maybe there is an easier way to do this, but I will document what I did, just in case someone wants to do something similar.

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