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Story Linus Torvalds - Time for a Nobel Peace Prize? srlinuxx 3 21/11/2009 - 10:20pm
Story 21 Grams and a Billion Dollars srlinuxx 21/11/2009 - 9:07pm
Story Who do you trust with your data ?! srlinuxx 21/11/2009 - 9:05pm
Story Difference Between Ubuntu and Fedora srlinuxx 21/11/2009 - 9:03pm
Story Happy first time Linux users, with Mandriva 2010 srlinuxx 21/11/2009 - 6:48pm
Story Planned Changes to Next Ubuntu Version 10.04 srlinuxx 21/11/2009 - 6:43pm
Story Brin: Two Google Operating Systems May Become One srlinuxx 21/11/2009 - 6:41pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, issue 98 is out! srlinuxx 21/11/2009 - 6:39pm
Story Opera 10.10 Just A Smidgeon Away srlinuxx 1 21/11/2009 - 8:53am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/11/2009 - 12:05am

NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX Driver Round-Up

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Software

With the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 driver pushed out to the Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD community last week, this has marked the end of the 1.0-8XXX series, with Rel90 approaching later this year. How have the NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX Linux display drivers matured through this series? Today we are having a look as we check back with the 1.0-8174, 1.0-8178, 1.0-8756, and the most recent 1.0-8762 candidate.

Ubuntu tips June 1 upgrade, server release plans

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Ubuntu

UK-based Canonical Ltd. will introduce all-new versions of its popular Debian-based Linuxes -- Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu -- along with its first enterprise server edition on June 1, a company spokesman told DesktopLinux.com May 25.

Setup a transparent proxy with Squid in three easy steps

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HowTos

Y’day I got chance to play with Squid and iptables. The job was to setup Squid proxy as a transparent server. Main benefit of setting transparent proxy is you do not have to setup up individual browsers to work with proxies.

Backup your MySQL databases automatically with AutoMySQLBackup

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HowTos

If you site relies on MySQL and stores its sensitive data in a MySQL database, you will most definitely want to backup that information so that it can be restored in case of any disaster. The script that I liked the most is AutoMySQLBackup, because it doesn’t have any real requirements.

Under... SELinux standing !

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HowTos

Security-enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an implementation of a mandatory access control (MAC) mechanism. This mechanism is in the Linux kernel, checking for allowed operations after standard Linux discretionary access controls are checked. Standard Linux security is a discretionary access control model (DAC).

Warsow 0.1 has been released

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Gaming

The new version of Warsow, a free of charge first person shooter based on the QFusion engine, has finally been released to the public. Warsow is a game similar to the Quake series, Unreal Tournament and Tony Hawks Pro Skater.

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Ubuntu for your grandmother.

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Ubuntu

They say its for geeks, they say its for nerds, they say its for those whose pinkie finger has the imprint of the enter key tattooed on it. We say its for your grandmother ! Yes my friends, I kid you not, for all of those who are afraid to dip their little toe into the great Linux-Lake let us reassure you : If your grandmother can do it ? So can you.

Linux (still) trumps OS X

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Linux

We recently ran a feature item which suggested, heretically, that Linux was faster than Apple's OS X for statistics. Sekhon followed up his first study and states a Linux performance advantage remains, although it's substantially smaller.

Nuremberg Region Becoming Hotbed for Open Source

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OSS

SuSE's success drew the attention of U.S. software giant Novell, which bought the German company in 2004. Novell now aims to become the world's leading Linux vendor. Programmers are already envisaging a "Linux Valley" in the middle of Germany's Franconia region, where tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs have been lost in recent years.

Saga of the Upgrade to SuSE 10.1: Advil needed!

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SUSE

That's the new kid in town, having had a lot of reviews even from its beta releases. Some people may want to get into it because of the hyped Xgl/Compiz, AppArmor, Xen and who knows what else (NX, anyone?). Some others might just consider to install it for a fully-fledged, user friendly, desktop GNU/Linux distro.

In my case, I was having SuSE 10.0 on my desktop PC, and I only considered upgrading from 10.0 to 10.1, with as little as possible disruption of the service.

Remastering DSL: A Short HOWTO with a Long Preamble

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HowTos

I chose DSL as the basis for my new toy. For those unfamiliar with the Distro, DSL is a severely stripped down version of Debian/Knoppix. The distribution aims to include as many useful applications as possible while remaining under 50MB. It uses a 2.4 series kernel, busybox, a tiny little Xserver, Fluxbox as the default WM, and a host of other microscopic office, media and Internet applications. It is designed to be easily expandable by via a system called 'MyDSL'. MyDSL packages come in several flavours and formats.

Blending: The Best of Both Worlds

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OSS

Mixing Open Source and commercial software isn't a new concept. IT departments have been doing it for years, especially when building out their core server, networking, and database infrastructures. But using a novel "blended" application development strategy - one that combines Enterprise Java APIs and Open Source Java application frameworks - offers the best of both worlds.

The Basics of CRON and Linux Automation

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HowTos

This beginner introduction to the CRON process and tables allows even a novice to automate commands that need to be run repeatedly. Let's get started with the basics of cron and at.

New Xara Xtreme for Linux

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Software

Xara are pleased to announce a milestone target has been achieved with the release of Xara Xtreme LX version 0.5. This is the Open Source version of the commercial Xara Xtreme graphics and illustration software.

First Day KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting

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KDE

In the rainy Netherlands, eighteen KDE hackers have been working in the Annahoeve on Multimedia for the fourth incarnation of KDE. This report outlines the meeting topics, and the results of interesting presentations and explains how KDE developers outbid each others marshmallow records.

U.S. PTO smashes JPEG patent

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Misc

Another attempt to tie down a standard with a patent has gone down in flames. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a patent that Forgent Networks was asserting against the Joint Photographic Experts Group, better known as JPEG, images standard.

Mark Shuttleworth Interview, Part I: on Dapper, and Ubuntu in the Enterprise

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Interviews
Ubuntu

Recently, Ubuntu founder and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth spoke with The 451 Group at length about Dapper, Ubuntu, and the trends and development of the open source and free software movements as they relate to enterprise information technology. In this multi-part series, The 451 Group will present Shuttleworth’s comments along with insight and commentary from 451 Group analysts who cover the worlds of open source and enterprise software.

Games Review - Triplex Invaders : Maniadrive : Lost Labyrinth

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Gaming

Sometimes you just need to take a break and play some games. To that end we've got the return of the weekly gaming review at PCBurn! Three different Linux titles, all free software, have made the cut.

First impressions of Picasa - Google's first rate Graphics suite for Linux

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Google

Today, Google did something which would gladden the hearts of thousands of GNU/Linux users - well atleast those who are not as rigid in outlook about GPL any way. That is they finally released a version ofPicasa for Linux. I downloaded the deb file from the Google's Picasa site since I run Ubuntu as my main GNU/Linux distribution. And the installation went quite smoothly.

Red Hat Plugs Multiple Linux Kernel Flaws

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Security

Linux software provider Red Hat issued a security advisory for a number of its products, addressing a series of kernel vulnerabilities in the operating system software.

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