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Story Should Novell Go Private? srlinuxx 03/03/2010 - 4:30pm
Story Windows breeds fear and ignorance in computer users. acurrie 03/03/2010 - 4:02pm
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Story Finally, Reiser4 Benchmarks Against EXT4 & Btrfs srlinuxx 03/03/2010 - 2:33pm
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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/03/2010 - 5:55am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 03/03/2010 - 4:19am

Red Hat Champions Security Vulnerabilities Forum

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Security

Red Hat today announced its continuing commitment to superior security services with a new initiative, implemented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that enables members of the software industry to officially and publicly comment on vulnerabilities.

A glimpse into 3D desktops...

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Software

I’ve been talking about them, complaining about what you CAN’T do, about the troubles with 3D cards... Personally I’m getting a bit lost with all this. So, I’ve decided to compile all the information I could find out about those pesky 3D desktops.

New IBM super-computer aiming for petaflop

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Hardware

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen IBM to build a new supercomputer for its Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Roadrunner will run Red Hat's version 4.3 Linux operating system.

Shell game: Managing Bash command history

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HowTos

One default feature of the Bash shell is to record a history of all the commands entered by a user in a log file called .bash_history, found in the user's home directory. For many users, it is useful to retrieve the previously executed commands, usually to save the effort of re-typing them. So why might we want to limit or disable this Bash command history?

Howto install truetype (freetype) and Msttcorefonts fonts

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HowTos

Apple Computers originally developed a Truetype font in 1980. Later in 1991 Microsoft introduced the same to Windows operating system. These fonts enhance your web browsing experience and some software such as Macromedia Flash player only works best with Truetype / FreeType fonts under Linux desktop.

Linux Quickies - copying a cd or dvd with a one line command

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HowTos

The little program that could, dd, has been around for several decades. It can do a lot of stuff but today we’re going to use it to copy a cd or dvd.

Anti-DRM protest October 3

While activist group Defective By Design is calling for an international day of action against digital rights management, the NZ government defends its DRM policy.

VMware and Linux - friends forever?

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Software

The fact that VMware's first ever product, VMware Workstation, was based on Linux has meant that the company has always been very Linux-friendly. In fact, many argue that VMware's re-invention of the virtualisation market -- it was started by IBM in the mid-1960s when the technology starred in Big Blue's 704 mainframe -- is a major factor in Linux' popularity right now. But for how much longer can this relationship last?

Litigation costs push SCO loss to $3.6 million

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Legal

Darl McBride, president and chief executive officer of Lindon-based SCO, acknowledged during a Wednesday conference call that the ongoing IBM lawsuit has been costly in dollars, time and hampering the rollout of new technology. Litigation costs in the most recent quarter alone totaled $2.3 million, although that's lower than $3 million in the year-earlier quarter and $3.8 million in the previous quarter.

KTorrent crashing? Try this quick fix

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HowTos

Save this script and make it executable. Leave it running overnight. Lather, rinse, repeat. Oh, nono, don’t do that — the script will take care of the lather, rinse and repeat for you.

Geotagging files with libferris and Google Earth

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HowTos

Geotagging is the association of geographic location information with an object. A geotag comprises three pieces of information: a name and longitude and latitude values. Once files are geotagged, they can be indexed and searched based on the geographic information they contain. Here's how you can tag your photos, documents and other files so you can search for place-related information on your PC using Google Earth.

Mozilla Taps Former Microsoft Executive For Security

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has hired a former Microsoft security strategist to help lock down its open-source products against online attacks.

Ubuntu Edgy Eft + GNOME 2.16.0 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

With GNOME 2.16.0 shipping today, the nightly LiveCD images of Ubuntu have been updated to this new stable version of GNOME. Curious to see what Ubuntu Edgy Eft looks like with GNOME 2.16.0? We have plenty of images to share today.

Novell and Red Hat: a lesson in styling contrasts

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Linux

Enterprise Linux customers typically pick from just two options. Although HP’s decision to support Debian could widen the playing field, the choice really comes down to Novell and Red Hat. It’s worth comparing the two in terms of product offerings and overall style.

China preps low-cost PC for local market

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Linux

A Chinese company hopes to manufacture a low-cost PC that it will sell to schools and local governments starting in October. The PC will include a locally-designed Godson CPU running at 800MHz to 1GHz, with 256Mbytes of DDR DRAM, a 40-60Gbyte hard drive and will run on Linux.

Upgrade price wars: Vista vs. Linux

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OS

It's 2007, and you want to upgrade all your PCs' operating systems after the infamous March 2007 XP Meltdown. You know, the virus attack that actually melted computers running XP, but couldn't touch machines running any other OS? Never heard of it? Well, play along with me, OK?

Two RHEL4 and FC5 Books, Face To Face

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Reviews

At first sight (and practice will confirm it), you can choose either of the books without being wrong. They're both targeted to the beginner to intermediate user who wants no know more about Fedora, RHEL or CentOS, in an accessible language, a practical presentation -- and having a book is rather handy at times, as you don't need an Internet connection to read anything.

Hail the Konqueror

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KDE

Many KDE users tend to take the Konqueror Web browser for granted, but that's a mistake. Konqueror may not be able to replace Firefox as a Web browser for every site, but it does a lot more than just simple browsing.

Ubuntu Basics – Wallpaper, Fonts and Themes

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HowTos

If you look up in your taskbar, the one on the top of your monitor, you’ll see Applications, Places and System. We’re going to look at System today and see a few bits of what’s in there that can be useful to us.

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