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Story New Red Hat Linux's top five features srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 5:24pm
Story The GNU/Linux Desktop and Borrowed Assumptions about Usability srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 5:21pm
Story My Arch Linux Experiment (Part 1) srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 5:20pm
Story Fedora, good and bad srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 4:58pm
Story Slackware Linux Installed srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 4:55pm
Story Interview with Eric Hameleers: Why You Should Try Slackware srlinuxx 1 03/09/2009 - 2:57pm
Story Should the Gates Foundation support Mac, Linux PCs srlinuxx 2 03/09/2009 - 1:09pm
Story How To Add A Splash Image To GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04 falko 03/09/2009 - 9:36am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 6:38am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 03/09/2009 - 6:26am

The Politics of Honest Voting

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Misc

I keep hoping that a technical solution to the unaccountability of current voting technology is right around the corner. Unfortunately, each time I think we are moving in the right direction, I see more politics added.

New Savage 2: A Tortured Soul movie

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Gaming

S2 Games has issued a new movie trailer for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, revealing more of their fantasy multiplayer 3D action realtime strategy shooter sequel in development.

SUSE 10.1 Beta 4 looking for a few good servers

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SUSE

If you are feeling adventurous, the openSUSE project, which is creating the next generation of Novell Inc's SUSE desktop Linux and its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server variant, would love to get a little help from you testing out the new SUSE 10.1 Beta 4 release of the development version of the operating system.

Review: Versora Progression Desktop

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Reviews

Linux distributions have virtually all of the amenities that desktop users want, but moving from Windows to Linux is still a bit of a challenge for users who need to migrate their settings and files to a new desktop. Versora's Progression Desktop utility is designed to copy a user's settings and files from Windows to Linux, mitigating the hassles that come with migration. It's still a bit rough around the edges, but it's a major step toward making it easier to move to Linux.

The hidden perils of DSL

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Web

If you spend a lot of time online, you need a broadband Internet connection. There is more to consider than just speed. DSL services often contain hidden limitations (including one that may put your safety at risk), hassles, and costs that you won’t find out about until you’ve signed up.

Interview with Robin Miller, Author of Point and Click OpenOffice.org

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Linux

Internet star Robin "Roblimo" Miller recently wrote "Point & Click OpenOffice.org", a work explaining this suite's basics. The book is meant to be easy and instructive, so that any user can be proficient in OOo in just a few minutes. This interview was conducted with Miller to learn a bit more about the book and its author.

Patch testing

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HowTos

Critical to the concept of patch management is testing. When applied indiscriminately, patches can override working drivers, break existing software, and change the links to key files. They may introduce new features that override services on which you rely. Best practices suggest that you test every patch before installing it on production computers. Ideally, you'll have one or more extra computers available for this purpose.

Core Web Application Development With PHP and MySQL

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Reviews

Book review: Overall the choice of topics provides a good solid overview both of the specifics of PHP and MySQL and also the broader issues of web application development. This makes the book a much more useful proposition than separate PHP and MySQL introductions.

Microsoft Faces EU Complaint From IBM, Nokia, Oracle

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Microsoft

International Business Machines Corp., Oracle Corp. and Nokia Oyj filed a new complaint against Microsoft Corp., accusing the world's largest software maker of abusing its dominance in products such as word processors and spreadsheets.

Razorback Servers Seized

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Web

It appears that one of the largest eDonkey2000 communities is no more. It is being reported the Federal Belgian Police have raided and seized Razorback2's servers. In addition, it is suspected the administrator of Razorback2 is currently in custody.

KDE Quickies: Award Voting, New Releases, Live CD, FOSDEM Talks

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KDE

LinuxQuestions.org launched their Members Choice Awards Polls. Plenty of KDE applications and KDE itself up for your votes. Krusader released 1.70.0 of their file manager. Kubuntu released a live CD with the latest KDE, KOffice and Amarok.

OSDL Mobile Linux Initiative

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Linux

The global mobile phone market is enjoying explosive growth. For the Linux software and related hardware markets, mobile phones are an opportunity to "break out" and enjoy greater market share in client devices, complementing the already important presence of Linux in the voice and data communications infrastructure.

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Firefox Essentials: Get To Know Your Profile

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Moz/FF

The longer you use Firefox, the more little things you'll collect that make your online life easier: bookmarks (known as "Favorites" to recovering Internet Explorer users), a History file listing sites you've visited, saved login names and passwords, and so on. Firefox puts almost all of this information, along with your extensions, browser plug-ins, cache and configuration files, in one place: your profile folder.

A concise explanation of I-Nodes

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HowTos

At any given time, a Linux machine will be having 10's and 1000's of files including both system as well as user files. File systems like ext2 or ext3 support file names of 255 characters length and can grow in sizes of up to 2 GB. Now managing these files and keeping track of which files contain what data could be a nightmare for any OS. To overcome this logistical nightmare, Linux uses what are called i-nodes to organise block allocations to files.

Devil's Advocate: Open source for government

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OSS

Despite the UK government's reluctance to embrace open source, Martin Brampton points out the many ways they're suited to each other - the least of which is cost.

Four Linux Games I Can't Stop Playing

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Gaming

The GNU/Linux operating system isn't exactly known for gaming, but that doesn't mean that there aren't any games on it that are worth playing. Recently I installed an array of different titles and, combined with some that I had already played, I've compiled a list of must-have GNU/Linux games (and a few "honorable mentions") to joyously erode your free time.

Linux Kernel Security in a Nutshell

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Security

Recently, I started looking more closely at some of the security add-ons for Linux and was surprised to find so many kernel-related projects out there. Now that I have been enlightened, I will share some of what I've learned. In this article, I'll give an overview of what's out there.

Why open source databases are ripe for acquisition in 2006

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OSS

The courtship of open source database vendor MySQL by Oracle, as well as MySQL's rejection of those advances, is only the beginning of another interesting year for databases.

Installing apps in a 32-bit chroot in AMD64

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HowTos

So you switched to the AMD64 architecture, installed the 'pure64′ flavour of Debian on it? Well, get prepared for some problems: no flashplugin for Firefox, no win32 codecs for MPlayer, no OpenOffice. Here's a way to install it along with the win32 and RealPlayer codecs, LIVE.com streaming support, and more.

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