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Story Microsoft Facing £25m Argentinian Linux Lawsuit srlinuxx 24/03/2010 - 7:09pm
Story Linux games review srlinuxx 24/03/2010 - 6:10pm
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Story ZaReason Teo, with an Ubuntu twist srlinuxx 24/03/2010 - 6:06pm
Story Sharing Files & Folders Between Linux, Mac and Windows srlinuxx 24/03/2010 - 5:07pm
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Story Five Things To Fix In Gnome Shell srlinuxx 24/03/2010 - 3:03pm
Story Building on a Linux brand srlinuxx 24/03/2010 - 2:06pm

Cacti on CentOS 4.x

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HowTos

For those who don't know, Cacti's goal is to create nice graphs about system performance and status. This howto describes how to install and configure Cacti quickly on a CentOS server.

Goodbye Eudora, hello Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

Eudora, once one of the most popular email clients, is finally being retired. Instead of simply abandoning Eudora's customers, however, Qualcomm is partnering with Mozilla Corp. to create "Penelope," a customized version of Mozilla's Thunderbird email client that will be optimized for Eudora customers.

Red Tape Hinders Open Source Uptake in Government

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OSS

Panelists at the Government Open Source Conference in Portland, Ore., this week suggested that what is needed now is a process or model that can be shared by states to go about acquiring new technologies and solutions that are open source. But to get there, "we need to re-think the whole procurement process," said City of Newport News (Va.) Chief Information Officer Andy Stein.

People Behind KDE: Jaroslaw Staniek

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KDE

On tonight's People Behind KDE we present a coder who has been the driving force behind not only the premier free software database client, Kexi, but also single handedly ported kdelibs to win32. Find out how he achieved such feats of development hights while still breading a heard of crickets for his chameleon in our interview with Jaroslaw Staniek.

OpenSSH with Public Key Cryptography Tutorial

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HowTos

OpenSSH, an OpenBSD project, is an incredibly secure implementation of the SSH protocol, a way of logging into a remote machine. For users of outdated protocols such as RSH, rlogin, and Telnet, it's an updated, secure replacement. For those who have never used anything like it, SSH can become a very valuable tool.

One laptop per child seeks top hackers

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OLPC

MIT's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) group is inviting a few of the world's best hackers to help secure the new platform prior to launch.

Reiser4 to go mainline?

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Linux
Reiser

Reiser4, the successor to the popular Reiserfs by Hans Reiser, has been in development for a number of years now and, for almost as long, Reiser has been pushing for inclusion of the filesystem in mainline — that is, to make it into the official kernel release. While reiserfs has been part of the kernel since 2.4.1, Reiser4 remains a feature offered only in third party kernel patchsets.

5 Firefox extensions that will change the way you search

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Moz/FF

The Firefox browser is increasingly popular, and no wonder; It’s secure, easy to use and easy to customize. There are thousands of Firefox extensions out there. Pandia has selected the top 5 search related extensions — add-ons that will change the way you search the web.

Also: Flash 9 for Xubuntu

Linux Kernel Adds Real-Time Features

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Linux

Embedded developers have long maintained real-time patch sets outside the mainline Linux kernel, but those days may be coming to an end, according to representatives of Linux developer service provider TimeSys Corp. That company announced Thursday (Oct. 12) that basic support for real-time features has been added to the mainline Linux kernel.

Why free and open source is more than a fad

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OSS

I recently read an article in the "mainstream" media that gave me pause. The author made an assertion that the current trend towards Open Source might just be a passing fad.

Book Review - The Official Ubuntu Book

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Reviews

The Official Ubuntu Book, brought to you by a number of folks who actively write or document Ubuntu and is a great book for those looking to move from OSX or Windows to Ubuntu. If you’re a novice or intermediate Ubuntu user then this book is for you. If you consider yourself an expert, you can still pick up a few things but most of what you’ll find here, you’ll already know.

Linux XP Desktop: A Windows face on an old Linux base

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Linux
Reviews

Late last month Linux-Online launched the English edition of Linux XP Desktop. The screenshots look pretty and amazingly similar to Windows XP. As a commercial distro for non-techie desktop users, does it do enough to challenge the likes of Linspire and Xandros?

Goodbye Palm, hello Access Linux Platform

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Linux

The Palm OS has officially ceased to be, giving way to Access Linux Platform. But analysts say the platform's future is unpredictable.

Upgrade your Kubuntu Destop to KDE 3.5.5

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HowTos

KDE is a network transparent contemporary desktop environment for UNIX workstations. Today we have got KDE 3.5.5 Version released so here we will how to upgrade Kubuntu desktop to latest version.

Linux: Future Of ReiserFS Development

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Reiser

With Namesys founder Hans Reiser recently arrested as the prime suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife, a brief thread on the lkml discussed the future of ReiserFS.

Linux gaming/PMP handheld gets more hackable

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Gaming

Gamepark Holdings is shipping a breakout board for its GP2X, a sub-$200 Linux-based handheld gaming platform and portable media player (PMP). The "Breakout Board" adds standard PC I/O, helping hobbyists build GP2X-based home DivX systems, MAME cabinets, MP3/OGG sound systems, or classic computer set-ups, the company suggests.

Linux saves the day by recovering data in Windows servers

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HowTos

One of the most frightening aspects of computer technology for any IT manager is the loss of data stored on mass storage devices (disk drives). This article will review some options for recovering data including a cool way to recover data from a Windows disk using a Linux server.

Firefox Party - Join the fun!

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Moz/FF

All over the world, we're celebrating the launch of Firefox 2. Join the fun by hosting or attending a party. We're targeting the weekend of October 27th for the shared celebration.

Network, Server statistics graphing Using Cacti in Ubuntu Server

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HowTos

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

GIMP 2.3.12 Development Release

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Software

Version 2.3.12 is a snapshot of the development towards GIMP 2.4. We are mostly polishing things at this point, but a few features are still waiting to be added. Some new features include a Perspective Clone tool, panning the image view using the Space bar, and a Lens Distortion plug-in.

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