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Story Chrome 4.0 vs Opera 10 vs Firefox 3.5 srlinuxx 1 04/09/2009 - 3:45pm
Story Is 7 years of RHEL support still sufficient ? srlinuxx 04/09/2009 - 2:36pm
Story 8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts srlinuxx 04/09/2009 - 2:30pm
Blog entry SAM Linux - Great little OS srlinuxx 10 04/09/2009 - 2:22pm
Story What's New In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha 5 (With Screenshots) hotice 04/09/2009 - 8:27am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 04/09/2009 - 2:43am
Story New Open-source Camera srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 11:47pm
Story Sizing up Opera 10 Final: Can it Compete? srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 11:45pm
Story How to convert non-techies to Linux. srlinuxx 1 03/09/2009 - 10:22pm
Story Long-term support for free SUSE Linux discussed srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 9:18pm

Working wonders with OpenOffice 2.0's Web Wizard

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HowTos

I can't believe nobody told me about the Web Wizard in OpenOffice.org 2.0. Why haven't I been reading about it on all the blogs? It's one of the coolest new features in 2.0.

DreamWorks Imagines Linux Development SOA

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Linux

The SOA implementation in use at DreamWorks Animation permitted the company to migrate a number of its business services to the open source-based platform. HP noted in a statement how the implementation included the HP Linux Reference Architecture, with integrated software and hardware stacks.

Test Your Knowledge of Wireless Technology

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Think you're ready to sign up for the CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) exam or one similar to it? Before you do, test your knowledge of wireless technology — and readiness for such a certification test — with this sample exam of questions on basics of the technology.

Google shares take a dive

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Google

Since its dramatic IPO in August 2004, stock analysts have been asking Google executives to give them more guidance about the company's business prospects. Now, they say, the Internet search giant may be paying a price for being so tight-lipped.

UFO: Alien Invasion - Tech Demo 2

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Gaming

The UFO: Alien Invasion team has opened the development of their awsome game! The source code of the Tech Demo 2 is now on CVS at SourceForge.

Also: lomoco 1.0 released

This Week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

Linuxville? Penguin Heights? What would you name a city dedicated to open source software? Our lead story is indeed that odd. Back in the real world, Free Software magazine carried a short 'n sweet interview with Mark Shuttlesworth. Interview of the week has to go to Paul Krill of InfoWorld, who sat down for a long chat with Tim Bray, the director of web technologies at Sun Microsystems.

Wall Street: Linux Gets a Lift from Web Services, Tech Support

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Linux

Are Linux and open source implementations rising on Wall Street? "Yes," said participants in a financial services IT trade show held this week in New York City, who cited Web services and incremental improvements to tech support as two big drivers.

Four Flat Tires: Accelerated Knoppix

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Distrowatch says, "Japan's Alpha Systems has released Accelerated KNOPPIX 1.0, a fast-booting variant of the popular KNOPPIX live CD. By re-arranging the Cloop file system block and optimising the hardware detection and configuration step, the developers have succeeded in reducing the CD boot time to under 60 seconds, while maintaining the full functionality of the distribution. More details with illustrations of the technology" on their site. Whoohoo. To quote a famous American actor, "I feel the need, the need for speed!"

apt-pinning - Configuring Debian to run the latest packages

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HowTos

The first time I installed and tried out Debian Linux distribution, I was surprised by the different way of configuring it which included the placement of configuration files, the change in commands used and so on.

Viewing Word files at the command line

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HowTos

As a Linux user, there are times when you have to play nicely with users of Windows or Mac OS -- such as when they send you Microsoft Word files. When you receive a Word file, you can either follow Richard Stallman's advice and refuse it, or bite the bullet and work with it. Modern Linux word processors -- such as OpenOffice.org Writer, AbiWord, KWord, and TextMaker -- can deal with most Word files. But if you don't want to fire up a word processor in order to read or print the document, you can turn to the command line.

ADODB in PHP vs. ADO in Windows

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Software

ADOdb is a Database Abstraction Library for PHP (and Python). Although it's based on the same concept as Microsoft's ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), it's not the same thing!

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Gentoo Has an Installer Now

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Gentoo
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Gentoo is a very cool distro, but because it didn't have an equally cool installer, a lot of Linux users kept their distance from it. Yesterday things changed, as Gentoo announced the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.0 which comes with a graphical installer. As soon as I heard this news, I downloaded the LiveCD ISO image that includes the new installer.

Q & A About The KDE Usability Project

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KDE

The KDE Usability Project reports I posted last week received a lot of feedback. They are a useful reference for developers and other usability specialists as well as provides a public appearance for what the project does. So, let me answer some of these questions for you.

DDoS Attacks Target Prominent Blogs

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Web

Several prominent weblogs have been hit with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent weeks, as the target list for digital attackers continues to broaden. While some of the attacks appear to be politically motivated, on Monday a DDoS struck one of the blogosphere's most financially successful bloggers.

Win4Lin Announces Major Upgrade to 2000/XP Desktop Product

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Linux

Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux solutions announced today a major performance and functionality upgrade to their Win4Lin Pro Desktop™ product.

Tux-shaped computer runs Linux

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Hardware

Acme Systems is shipping a Penguin-shaped case for a tiny SBC (single-board computer) powered by an innovative MCM (multi-chip module) that runs Linux. The 6.7-inch tall, 30-Euro "Tux Case" houses the company's "Acme Fox," a 2.6 x 2.8-inch, 100-Euro, RISC-based board with Ethernet and dual-USB interfaces, and surface-mount connectors for other I/O.

The Ubuntu Experience

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux is a new experience for me. Having used only Red Hat's Fedora Core, I was anxious to try out the recently released Ubuntu 5.10. I was not disappointed.

Longhorn vs. Linux: the server battle of 2007

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OS

Recently, for the first time ever, Microsoft's server shipment numbers surpassed those of Unix. Soon, however, Microsoft is going to be asking its server customers to switch to Longhorn Server, the next version of its Windows Server, which is due in 2007. Will they switch? Can Unix make a comeback? Can Linux overtake them all?

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