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Story Keeping Ubuntu CDs Available srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 5:44pm
Blog entry 3 Non-Linux sites I like srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 4:21pm
Story Why things are the way they are w/ Compiz++ srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 3:52pm
Story Boosting Linux: Maybe we're going about it the wrong way srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 3:50pm
Story 5 Windows contributions to the world that Linux is yet to make srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 3:44pm
Story Fedora Screenshots srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 3:41pm
Story Firefox's crossroads: Cutting-edge or mainstream? srlinuxx 1 21/10/2009 - 3:03pm
Story Karmic Koala; Ubuntu Gets The "K" srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 1:47pm
Story Linux is worth its weight in gold srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 1:42pm
Story Red Hat enjoys fruit of recession srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 1:14pm

Public sector security put to test

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Security

The government announced yesterday (Wednesday) that it is testing a security architecture intended to bolster protection of public sector IT systems from hackers and security breaches.

Phonon: Multimedia in KDE 4

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KDE

After many months of work on the new Multimedia API for KDE 4 it is time to finally announce Phonon. Phonon will provide a task oriented API for multimedia, making it easy for KDE applications to use media playback and capture functionality (and more) resulting in application developers being free to concentrate on the user interface aspects.

Linuxfest Northwest 2006

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Linux

Linuxfest Northwest is a non-commercial, one-day conference and exhibition of open-source technology, with an emphasis on Linux. It is held once a year, is free of charge and is hosted at the Bellingham Technical College (BTC) in Bellingham, WA. This year, Linuxfest runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Linuxfest Northwest 2006 is going to be a lot of fun. I hope to see you there!

GNOME won the desktop battle, will Linux lose the war?

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Linux

Despite the head start that KDE enjoyed, the large number of KDE users and developers, and Linus Torvalds personally endorsing KDE, GNOME has won the desktop environment battle. The final victory came with the third piece of a corporate trifecta, giving GNOME the official nod from Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and finally Novell. The question is, will the triumph of GNOME lead to the rise or downfall of the Linux desktop?

Book Review: Beginning PHP and MySQL 5 from Novice to Professional, 2nd Edition

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Reviews

Spread over 860 pages and divided into a whooping 37 chapters, this book covers the PHP Language and MySQL database in detail. As the name indicates, the book endeavors to hand hold a newbie in the various aspects of PHP programming like the language constructs and progressively brings him to the level of a professional.

The Truth about Ubuntu!

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Ubuntu

My grumbles of Ubuntu Dapper Flight 6, after being used on a day to day basis on a T41 in a University Environment: Wireless, Sound, Software, Everything else...

Convert any video file to DVD with open source tools

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HowTos

You've just downloaded the new episode of your favorite video podcast, and you'd like to watch it on your big-screen TV. Unfortunately, the video is encoded in XviD or QuickTime format, which your DVD player doesn't support. Don't worry -- here's how you can convert any video file to DVD using dvdauthor and MPlayer.

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Dell to intro Linux based notebook

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MDV

SOURCES SAID Dell in Europe and Mandriva will introduce a Latitude DX20 laptop using the Linux operating system.

Linux: Are You Ready For The Challenge?

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Linux

If the Linux operating system is to continue its success, the Open Source community must take it to the next level in meeting the demands of larger corporations. The OS is ready. Now I challenge you: are you ready?

Mandriva betas CNR-like download service

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MDV

Mandriva Linux's premium-service members now have exclusive access to the beta version of a new online catalog/download service that makes identifying and installing new software simple for even a novice Linux user, the company announced April 25.

Apache Now the Leader in SSL Servers

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Software

Apache has overtaken Microsoft as the leading developer of secure web servers. Apache now runs on 44.0% of secure web sites, compared to 43.8% for Microsoft.

KDE to Get New Multimedia Architecture

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KDE

Playback of audio and video files, but also Internet telephony and video conferencing are applications typically executed on home PCs. For upcoming versions of KDE – a desktop environment widely used on Linux PCs – these tasks will be provided by an updated and fundamentally extended multimedia architecture, called Phonon.

Google Promotes Firefox Browser On Its Home Page

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Google
Moz/FF

Mozilla's Firefox is getting promoted on one of the world's most popular Web pages, Google's Google.com home page, as the open-source browser continues its David-vs.-Goliath battle against Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

MySQL Opens Up its Database

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Software

Open source database company MySQL said Wednesday it’s opening up its database to several storage engines—products that help determine how data is stored and indexed—in a move aimed at giving its customers greater ability to customize their databases.

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Experimenting with Open-Source Security Tools

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OSS

There is a wide spectrum of open-source security software that is currently available for deployment within the enterprise. Learn how to determine if an open-source security tool is a safe, appropriate and effective choice for your organization.

FAA saves money with Red Hat

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Linux

The Federal Aviation Administration has moved its airline traffic management and real-time tracking systems from a Unix platform to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Theoretical Hacking for IT Managers

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Security

Not everyone has "l33t skilz" or mass amounts of hardened TCP/IP stack programming experience. When I'm at work, I don't look at logs all day long, nor do I run security audits every five minutes. I do my job, which takes all of my time. This is the situation for most small to medium sized companies that have only a few IT guys. So how does an everyday IT guy handle the constant threat of impending attack?

Ubuntu Default Root Password or the sudo way

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HowTos

The first time I installed Ubuntu on a computer, I was rather used to debian and went through the whole install process easily. When I rebooted my system and open a text-console, my first action was to su - in order to gain root’s grants. What a surprise when I was promted for a password. D*mn, What was it?!?

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