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Hans Reiser Testifying He Still Cares for Nina, Missing Seat Explained

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wired blogs: Hans Reiser took the stand Wednesday for the second day at his murder trial here, telling jurors that he still has feelings for his estranged wife he is accused of killing.

Understand your Domain Name System

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The Domain Name System (DNS) is the service that converts hostnames and domain details into the IP addresses required for application to communicate. This article looks at the basics of DNS setup, how servers and requests are distributed, and exchanged and how to set up and keep a DNS environment running smoothly.

KDE 4.0.2 Released

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kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.2, the second bugfix and maintenance release. For KDE 4.0.2, the Documentation and Translation teams have made an exception to the usual policy of not changing user-visible strings, so the Plasma developers could introduce some new features for this KDE version.

Costs: Wintel Vs. OpenSource

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Paul Murphy: One of the true wonders of our age is the ability lots of otherwise reasonable people have to tell you with every evidence of believing it themselves that PCs cost a few hundred bucks and last for years - and then go off to spend well over a thousand replacing last year’s product.

Ubuntu Needs to Improve the Network Management GUI

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: A case in point, one of my friends works downtown (Toronto) and lives in the suburbs. Using XP, he was able to freely roam and connect to various hot-spots. After Ubuntu, when he went to work, I’d invariably get a phone call asking me to talk him through the same, identical wireless setup for the 9, 000, 000′th time!

CEBIT - Novell execs talk Microsoft interop announcement

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linuxworld.com: A pair of Novell executives Wednesday touted the company's recent financial performance, but questions during the press conference at Cebit in Hanover, Germany, focused more on Microsoft's recent, high-profile pledge to improve interoperability and shore up its relationship with the open-source community.

Educating Tux: case studies of Linux deployments in high schools around the world

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itwire.com: Linux has a lot to offer cash-strapped education departments. It’s free, for one thing. It is naturally secure with distinctly non-privileged accounts and it is easily centrally administered. However, the experiences by schools that have gone this route are a mixed bag. Let us investigate some and see what lessons there are.

15 Healthy Snacks for Linux Gurus

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junauza.blogspot: I am not a nutritionist or health expert, but I can tell that majority of those who have computer related jobs are overweight. Since I'm one of those who believe in the saying that "health is wealth", I decided to share to you this list of healthy snacks.

The Day I Closed The Windows

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raiden.net: HERE that? It's the winds of change... It's relevant because this week marked a momentous point in my computing life. I finally wiped Microsoft Windows XP from my main production PC.

Nokia N810 internet tablet

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Reviews

reghardware.co.uk: The N810 is not a phone. Let's get that out of the way to start with. Actually, Nokia's approach for the N810 is pretty simple: phone screens are too small for decent web browsing, even on the much vaunted iPhone.

$199 Shuttle kPC ditches Ubuntu for Foresight Linux

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techreport.com: When Shuttle unveiled its low-cost kPC desktop at CES in January, word was that the machine would come pre-loaded with a copy of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system. However, Shuttle has now put out a press release to say it has settled on a different distribution.

2.6.25-rc4, "A Fair Amount Of Small Changes"

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kerneltrap.org: "It's a few days late, but I was waiting for some updates for some of the most annoying regressions until releasing it, so the end result is hopefully more useful as a result," Linus Torvalds began, announcing the 2.6.25-rc4 kernel.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 12

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news.opensuse.org: Issue 12 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue we find Continued Work on Slimming down the Installation, Firefox 3.0 Beta 3 Packages, and in Tips and Tricks: One Command System Update (Without Password).

Athens schools promote 'open source' computing

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OSS

battlecreekenquirer.com: On Tuesday, representatives from Athens gave a presentation on their open source experience at the 2008 Governor's Education Summit in Lansing. Athens was invited because it is one of few districts in Michigan teaching on Linux operating systems.

Create Your Own Sexylicious Ubuntu Desktop

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softpedia.com: Many people asked about that very nice Ubuntu theme, which is actually a mockup, and they wanted to have such a beauty on their desktops. Therefore, this guide will teach you how to create your own "sexylicious" Ubuntu desktop! In other words, we will pimp your desktop and change its looks:

Get started faster in Ubuntu

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cnet.com: The more I use Ubuntu, the more I like it. That's not to say I was happy with the operating system's default start-up settings, however. Here are three Ubuntu tweaks that speed up the start of my workday.

Fancy An Online Desktop?

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maketecheasier.com: Online desktop (some call it online operating system, or WebOS) literally means putting the whole operating system online and allow users to have their own desktop where they can access anywhere in the World with an Internet connection.

Application/Software Management in Ubuntu

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ubuntugeek.com: If you are just new to Ubuntu and have come from Windows where you got most updates by visiting the various vendors or each application doing it separately you are in for a jolt! Updating your complete Ubuntu system including all the software is as simple as running the update manager.

South America warms to Open Source

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OSS

argentinadiscovery.page.tl: The trend to Open Source in South America seems to be stronger than it is anywhere else. Almost all governments there seem to be setting an Open Source agenda.

Review of FreeBSD 7

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: The next major update of FreeBSD 7, due this December, is in the running to be one of the most impressive FreeBSD releases to date. The ULE scheduler has now reached maturity, leading to significant gains across the board (particularly in server workloads). This new scheduler brings notably impressive performance improvements to both MySQL and PostgreSQL.

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