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Story Gunfight at the Linux Corral srlinuxx 1 02/05/2010 - 10:47pm
Story Gwibber and Zeitgeist – Another Case of Implicit Relating srlinuxx 02/05/2010 - 10:24pm
Story Ubuntu 10.4 lives up to the hype srlinuxx 02/05/2010 - 10:20pm
Story Growth Market in Theora FUD srlinuxx 02/05/2010 - 9:50pm
Story Kobby: KDE collaborative text editor srlinuxx 02/05/2010 - 9:46pm
Story The Slough of Unsatisfied Ubuntu Users srlinuxx 3 02/05/2010 - 8:55pm
Story Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring Beta2 is available for tests srlinuxx 12 02/05/2010 - 6:15pm
Story Nightmare on Kubuntu Street srlinuxx 02/05/2010 - 1:17pm
Story today's howtos and leftovers: srlinuxx 02/05/2010 - 3:35am
Story Can you think of a better way to spread the use of Linux? srlinuxx 02/05/2010 - 1:02am

Steve Ballmer: We Are Open To All Open Source!

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Microsoft

Thursday, November 09, 2006: Microsoft Corporation's second-in-command and CEO, Steve Ballmer, pointedly answered this correspondent, when asked what Microsoft's take on open standards was. “We are open to all kinds of open source,” he said almost in a huff, while rushing out of the hall after the informal Q&A session.

Book review: SELinux by Example

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Reviews

This topic is probably not one you’ll spend the weekend reading about. For me, this would be a book to use at work to show management just how serious GNU/Linux can be about security. Fortunately, the authors do not expect their readers to go through the book “cover-to-cover” and they provide guidance on how to get the best use from the detailed material.

Satan: Sell Your Soul To Me, Not Microsoft

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Humor

HADES -- Faced with growing competition from Microsoft in the lucrative soul-buying market, the Prince of Darkness today unveiled a new advertising campaign hoping to lure in more customers and turn the tables on Bill Gates.

LAMP vs. LAMP Rematch

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Software

Two very popular and widely used languages for building dynamic web sites are Perl and PHP. They make up two thirds of the "P" in the Linux Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) stack. How does their performance, using mod_perl and mod_php, compare for everyday web programming? I attempted to find out.

Mozilla issues Firefox, Thunderbird security patches

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Moz/FF

Two weeks after the general release of Firefox 2.0, Mozilla Corp. on Nov. 8 released a group of "critical updates" aimed at improving security for its older Firefox web browser series (v1.5x), its Thunderbird email client, and its SeaMonkey web application suite.

Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up network-address-translation (NAT) with iptables rules.

Requirements:
CPU - PII or more
OS - Any Linux distribution
Software - Iptables
Network Interface Cards: 2

TORCS 1.3.0 released

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Gaming

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator, is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. Version 1.3.0 is available for download. The most important changes are reworked cars and tracks, improved and new opponents, and a lot of little improvements and a few new features.

Apache Derby databases, Part 1: Converged provider environment

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News

This article, Part 1, introduces the growing need for automated IT management, which is facilitated by the centralization and consolidation of applications, data centers, and front- and back-office functions. Discover how you can use Derby as a managed element, including working with the database's unified utilization and management requirements and how using FCAPS can help you design an IT management solution.

Why linux can be updated without rebooting

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HowTos

One of the most frustrating things about installing or upgrading programs on certain operating systems is the constant need to have to reboot. This is especially true with drivers or system files. Why is it that linux can be upgraded without rebooting?

What Adobe, Mozilla aren't doing

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Moz/FF

Sometimes it pays to take a little time before you issue a press release. This morning's release about collaboration between Adobe and Mozilla is a great case in point. A quick scan of the news headlines reveals all sorts of confusing results:

What if Red Hat Bought Novell?

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Linux

There's been some discussion on various news websites and blogs about what Red Hat will do thanks to the Novell-Microsoft 'covenant'. I discussed my take on things with my previous post on the subject. Now that I've had a chance to catch up on my reading on the 'covenant' I've come to another conclusion...Red Hat will do 1 of 2 things.

Linux man gets his Windows Refund

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Linux

Thanks to Dell, one UK Linux user has succeeded in the perennial quest to buy and use a laptop without paying for an unused bundled OS.

Why the Linux desktop dream is over

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Linux

When Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001, the controversy around Redmond's abolition of its traditional volume discount licensing and the cost of upgrading caused a flurry of businesses to explore the possibility of switching to Linux on the desktop. Threatened migrations came to nought.

Novell is not SCO

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SUSE

Novell is not SCO. Novell is not the great anti-GPL. Get over it. I'm getting a little tired of the constant Novell-bashing. Do I think that Novell made a smart long term move by partnering up with Microsoft? No, I don't.

Linux How to setup multi homing network

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HowTos

If you have 2 NIC (network Lan card) each connected to different networks: => eth0: 192.168.1.0/24 => eth1: 192.168.2.0/24 Consider above setup. Now if you want to route traffic to connected network only (eth0 and eth1) w/o setting Linux server as a router. This is generally called multi homing setup.

OpenSSH 4.5 fixes bugs

OpenSSH 4.5 was released today, fixing a number of bugs and security risks. T-shirts, posters and CDs continue to feature in OpenBSD and OpenSSH releases.

Ubuntu Edgy LAMP Server Installation with Screenshots

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HowTos

Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Edgy Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.

OpenSUSE Is A Community Product - Respect That

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SUSE

It is just a matter of Novell and has nothing or very little to do with openSUSE. It’s a Novell management decision, has nothing to do with openSUSE nor the community.

Flying high with FlightGear

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Software

FlightGear is a top notch and highly accurate free software flight simulator. The software has no kill or be killed situations. Don’t expect arcade like dogfights and precision bombing. Such features are not included. However, with a large range of planes to choose from and with most of the world covered by accurate maps expect a realistic experience as near to a holodeck as software only can allow.

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