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Story Kubuntu 10.04: Another Average KDE Distro srlinuxx 06/05/2010 - 12:00pm
Story How To Build A Standalone File Server With Nexenta 3.0 Beta2 falko 06/05/2010 - 11:20am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 06/05/2010 - 11:05am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 06/05/2010 - 5:54am
Story Interview with Cory Fields of XBMC srlinuxx 06/05/2010 - 2:55am
Story Chrome VS Midori srlinuxx 06/05/2010 - 2:53am
Story Tilting at Windows. Why rejecting Microsoft’s OSS contributions is counter-productive srlinuxx 06/05/2010 - 2:50am
Story Upgrading your distro should come with a warning srlinuxx 06/05/2010 - 12:58am
Story No GNOME-Shell in Maverick srlinuxx 06/05/2010 - 12:56am
Story Osmos for Linux...prepare to be assimilated srlinuxx 06/05/2010 - 12:52am

Ubuntu Rescued My Laptop

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Ubuntu

A few weeks ago I started seeing the “Blue Screen of Death” on my Sony Vaio PCG-K35 laptop every 10 minutes or so, making the computer nothing more than an overpriced 7 lb. brick. I pulled it out last week and was unable to find the activation keys to Windows XP Pro and Microsoft Office that came with the laptop from the OEM. This weekend I installed the Ubuntu Linux 6.10.

France's Alcatel sues Microsoft for alleged patent infringement

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Microsoft

French telecommunications gear maker Alcatel SA said Tuesday it has sued Microsoft Corp. in a U.S. federal court for patent infringement.

Open Country Debuts OCM™ Webmin Plus

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OS

Open Country, a next-generation systems management software company, today announced the debut of OCM™ Webmin Plus, an enhanced release of the popular Webmin open source IT system administration tool. OCM Webmin Plus, developed in partnership with Webmin creator Jamie Cameron, is the first open source product from Open Country, providing a new, low-cost way to easily manage Linux computing environments.

Sometimes Linux Impresses Me

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Linux

I have been using Unix-like systems for 25 years and Linux for half of that. So I guess I have a bit of Linux-specific experience. Yesterday I actually played with Linux a bit. That is, like a casual user might. And my experience was probably like what a casual user would have. You see, I had just build a speaker cabinet and tossed a couple of speakers in it. The PA amplifier was what was going to drive them but I needed an audio source other than my niece screaming into a microphone.

Highlighting strings in text output with histring

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HowTos

histring simply highlights strings using ANSI terminal escape codes. It is extremely small and lighting fast. I almost use it everywhere in my script where I need a quick peek into large output. Moreover, you almost don't need to learn it, as its syntax is almost identical to grep.

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report

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KDE

The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report is now available for July to September 2006. Topics covered include the outcomes from the 2006 membership meeting, the status of the Technical Working Group's improved charter, the new press channel from the Marketing Working Group and for the first time a report from the Sysadmin Team. All long term KDE contributors are welcome to join KDE e.V.

Linux-Vserver on Debian Testing (Etch), the easy way

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HowTos

What is Linux-Vserver, you ask? It's simple. Basically, Linux-Vserver is an open-source system used to separate a single physical server into multiple virtual servers. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to install Linux-Vserver on Debian Testing (Etch), the easy way.

Linux as a Media Centre

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Linux

The Linux Desktop 'revolution' that many of us have been hoping and lobbying for may not come about the way we expected, but we are an adaptable crowd and this is the point of my article. Adaptability. Without a strong enough reason to change to Linux people aren't. Enter Mythtv.

The deal that could kill open source

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Microsoft
SUSE

There will be a special meeting conducted by Novell on the #openSUSE-project Freenode IRC channel this Thursday at 17:00 GMT, to discuss the Microsoft-Novell deal. I'd certainly be tuning in.

How to set up and configure DocMGR

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HowTos

Document management systems do more than just store and retrieve files -- they also provide versioning, security, indexing, and metadata capabilities. DocMGR is a GPL-licensed Web-based document management system that supports LDAP directory service integration so that users on the network can authenticate against LDAP directly.

Reviewing a Microsoft anti-Linux case study

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Linux

As most people know Microsoft has an anti-Linux program called "Get the Facts" featuring case studies arguing the Windows case. When one of those, wearing the title: London Stock Exchange chooses windows over Linux for reliability, arrived in my email last week, I was sufficiently intrigued by the relative reliability claim to read the thing.

Monitor and restart Apache or lighttpd webserver when daemon is killed

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HowTos

When you cannot monitor your server for service availability, it is better to take help of automated monitor and restart utility. Last 4 days I was away from my server as I was enjoying my vacation. During this time due to load my lighttpd webserver died but it was restarted automatically within 2 minutes.

Install Flash Player 9 Update in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attracting and engaging users with a rich Web experience.

Fund Established for Children of Nina Reiser

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Reiser

A friend of Nina Reiser, an Oakland woman police believe was murdered, has helped set up an education fund for her two young children. Rory and Nio are living with Nina's mother, Irina Sharanova.

For love or money?

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OSS

There are really two bazaars that fire the boilers for free software: one dominated by talented amateurs who create for love; the other, by professionals who create for money. This creates a curious bi-modal nature to the free software/open source community.

Sony PlayStation 3: the Ars Technica review

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Gaming

There it is, sitting in my entertainment center: the PlayStation 3. Getting my PS3 was surprisingly easy—no long preorder line—and when the system was released I arrived at 8:00am and picked it up. Simple. I wasn't shot at and there wasn't a lot of fuss. It sounds like I was one of the lucky ones.

SCALE Readies 'Non-Commercial' Open Source Conference

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OSS

Despite the proliferation of LinuxWorld and other commercial open source shows, several regional Linux organizations continue to hold their own conferences and expos. Right now, for example, a group of open sourcers in California is readying SCALE (Southern California Linux Expo) 5x, an event slated to take place in Los Angeles on February 9 to 11 of next year.

Red Hat Doesn't Want Mono

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Linux

There are a lot of great new programs and innovations expected in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Novell-led Mono project isn't one of them.

Novell Speaks Updated - Microsoft has now responded

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SUSE

Microsoft and Novell have agreed to disagree on whether certain open source offerings infringe Microsoft patents and whether certain Microsoft offerings infringe Novell patents.... We at Microsoft respect Novell's point of view on the patent issue, even while we respectfully take a different view.

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