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Story NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 7:15pm
Story Vulnerabilities in several PDF applications srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 7:11pm
Story Parsix Linux 3.0 srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 7:02pm
Story No Linux Finger Pointing, Please srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 7:00pm
Story Windows license refund donated to Linux Mint srlinuxx 4 19/10/2009 - 6:16pm
Story Some howtos: srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 6:08pm
Story NetworkManager Gets Facelift for Ubuntu 9.10 srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 5:06pm
Story Linux is just too open srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 4:51pm
Story SCO fires CEO Darl McBride, architect of litigation strategy srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 4:49pm
Story Monty Widenius asks Oracle to sell MySQL srlinuxx 19/10/2009 - 4:48pm

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How to boot Knoppix 4.0 from a USB Flash Drive

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HowTos

The following instructions describe the process for installing Knoppix Linux on a USB flash drive. This allows the OS to be booted directly from the flash drive. These instructions are designed to be performed from a Windows PC.

Thinking in Java, 4TH edition review

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Reviews

There are a lot of books that try to teach both object-oriented programming and the Java language to autodidacts, but few do it so effectively as Prentice Hall's Thinking in Java, now in its fourth edition. If you're totally new to computer programming, or if you have trouble concentrating on what you're reading, you may need a more elementary text, however.

Debugging 101

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Software

Recently, a colleague and I were working together to resolve a bug in a piece of code she had just written. The bug resulted in an exception being thrown and looking at the stack trace, we were both puzzled about what the root cause might be.

Kaspersky Labs' slated for Linux virus FUD

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Linux

LINUX EXPERTS are dismissing as FUD a claim by Russian Anti-Virus outfit Kaspersky labs that it has invented a cross platform virus that can eat Windows and Linux systems.

Open source security in government

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OSS

Enterprise-level features, flexibility and cost have always been key factors for organizations that choose open source over proprietary technology. For IT managers in the government sector, however, these benefits often take a back seat to another software characteristic: IT security. Is open source secure enough for the government's IT infrastructure?

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Kanotix LiveCD 2006 RC2 Screenshots

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Linux

Kanotix, the distribution derived from a few German developers, has come out with an Easter special of being the second release candidate for their 2006 edition.

Firefox under fire from multiple security bugs

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation has warned of a slew of critical vulnerabilities to its popular Firefox web browser and related products. The most serious of the flaws create a means for hackers to inject malware onto vulnerable systems.

The day my father blew himself up

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OSS

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the visible front of the current standards battle royale: in this corner, at 220 pounds, Open Document Format (ODF)! In the other corner, the 800 pound gorilla, Microsoft Office 12 XML format! Hopefully, we won’t get caught in the explosion.

SCO Loses in China as Linux Gains

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Linux

The Linux market in China continues to grow, according to a new research report from IDC. And it is apparently growing partially at the expense of Linux nemesis SCO.

Can There Be Only Two Linuxes?

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Linux

A week before the spring LinuxWorld tradeshow got underway in Boston in March, Novell's chairman and CEO, Jack Messman, was quoted in the trade press as saying that eventually, when all the dust clears, there would only be two commercial suppliers of the Linux operating system: Red Hat and Novell.

In the Belly of the Beast

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OSS

In the beautiful-irony department, I have just learned that my name and copyright now appears in the EULA (End-User License Agreement) of a Microsoft product. A vector-graphics editor called “Microsoft Expressions”, apparently.

Open source network monitoring tools you should care about

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Software

Tools such as MRTG (Multi-Router Traffic Grapher) and RRD (Round Robin Database) make it possible to more easily collect data from a greater number of devices on the network, and convert the data into XML for easy consumption on the front end.

Group Manages Mac Triple-Boot, Adding Linux

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Linux

The open-source project that first came up with a way to dual-boot an Intel-based Mac into either Mac OS X or Windows XP has published instructions on how to add Linux to the mix.

Stable kernel 2.6.16.7 released

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Linux

Well, 2.6.16.6 lasted for at least a couple of hours, but now 2.6.16.7 is out with another security fix. The fixed vulnerability would allow a process with read-only access to a file to delete parts of that file.

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What happened to Kubuntu.de?

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Ubuntu

You do remember the Kubuntu.de conflict, don't you?

The "strike week" has gone, and now...wtf?

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Open Source and Anti-Virus Don't Mix

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OSS

To me, one of the biggest areas where open source has come up short is anti-virus. This is too bad, as I think a lot of people would quickly fall in love with a free, reliable and always up-to-date open-source anti-virus client.

My desktop OS: Frugalware

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Linux

I'm from Italy, and Italian men are well-known for appreciating beautiful women. Meanwhile, Hungarian women are well-known for being beautiful. Maybe it's no coincidence that my desktop OS is a beautiful Hungarian Linux distro: the brand new Frugalware 0.4.

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