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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 3:21am
Story Who Needs Windows 7 When You've Got KDE? srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 3:10am
Story How to give Linux a try srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 1:12am
Story Scientists claim LHC is being sabotaged from the future to save the world srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 1:10am
Story Review: Linksys WRT160NL Linux Powered Wireless-N Router srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 11:03pm
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Story 10 years of Ximian srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 10:58pm
Story Thoughts from 6-month-old Gentoo user srlinuxx 1 19/10/2009 - 9:15pm
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Story The Future Of Docky srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 9:02pm

The PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME

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Texstar has announced that a new version of PCLinuxOS is available for downloading and testing. But don't expect the same distro you might be used to. No, this version is a scaled down version of 287 mb called interestingly enough: The PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME. It consists of a 2.6.15-oci3 kernel, Basic KDE 3.5.2 desktop (kdebase and kdelibs only) , PCLOS Control Center, and the Synaptic Software Installer.

Security: Unpatched and Doing Fine?

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Linux

It's been a year since the Honeynet project published the results of their study, which concluded that Linux systems can last much longer than Windows systems unpatched on the Internet. I am sure that to some extent this remains true, but I wonder when I see things such as statistics that claim the highest percentage of attacks are seen on Linux systems and the number two reason they are attacked is because they are unpatched. I took a gander at some patching methods for several different platforms.

Filesystems (ext3, reiser, xfs, jfs) comparison

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Linux

There are a lot of Linux filesystems comparisons available but most of them are anecdotal, based on artificial tasks or completed under older kernels. This benchmark essay is based on 11 real-world tasks appropriate for a file server with older generation hardware (Pentium II/III, EIDE hard-drive).

From Weblog to CMS with WordPress

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HowTos

This article describes how we used one blogging package (WordPress) to replace a traditional content management system (phpWebSite) to run a community website. As a result, ordinary people in the community can now maintain the site, the site has all sorts of new features such as RSS feeds, and the webmaster can do more useful things (such as hacking WordPress plugins).

Wikis in the workplace

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Software

Meet an effective, low-cost way to share knowledge and collaborate--ideal for project management and content management. Managers may fear a wiki will disrupt workers and their workflow and prove a distraction from "real" work. Or they look at wikis as a fad that will end up costing time and labor (mostly in the IT department).

OpenDocument group 'optimistic' on certification

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OSS

The recently formed OpenDocument Format Alliance is expressing its confidence that the file format will be approved by the International Organisation for Standardisation next month.

AMD cuddles with Linux

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Hardware

AMD apparently wants to set up a research group in Dresden not only to optimize Linux for its own processors, but also to integrate the requirements of the open operating system in the development process for future processor generations.

Linux System Administration: First Tasks

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Linux

You might know how to write code or build applications, but do you know what is required of a good Linux sysadmin? Linux system administration has a place of its own in the hierarchy of information technology specializations. Some people excel in special areas of free software technology but haven't needed to learn system administration.

WordPerfect's Imperfect Offering

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Software

Once upon a time, some believed Corel could compete with Microsoft to bring life to a new generation of personal computers. That was about 25 years ago, and it's hard to imagine that whatever Corel cooks up now makes Bill Gates nervous.

Sun streaks ahead in open source DRM and CAS

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OSS

We can see from last week's story on Sun Microsystems DReaM DRM that it is rapidly honing in on a future open source DRM market, with a completely new vision of how DRM should work, and it's running at least six months ahead of schedule by our reckoning.

Larry Ellison talks Linux But RedHat's not going away

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Linux

Larry Ellison told the Financial Times this week that he was thinking of doing a Linux 'distro" (the term for individual variants -- short for distribution) to support the Oracle database. RedHat stock immediately took a hit.

Scheduling Backup Jobs using at and crontab

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Gentoo
SUSE
Ubuntu

You can schedule a command or a script using two tools. You can use the crontab command to run commands at regular times and at command to schedule a command or script to run a single time.

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Damn Small Linux - NOT

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Linux
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Today brings another wonderful development from the world of Linux and open source software with the release of Damn Small Linux - Not. This is a distribution based on the famous Damn Small Linux, but adds welcome features and enhancements making it a more modern and complete operating sytem, yet still weights in at a meager 84mb. Tuxmachines took their alpha release for a livecd test drive and is here to report the findings.

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