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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 28/07/2009 - 4:52am
Story The Failure of Commercial Open Source Software srlinuxx 28/07/2009 - 4:44am
Story Hannah Montana Linux srlinuxx 2 28/07/2009 - 1:35am
Story Go Back to School With Linux: Part One srlinuxx 27/07/2009 - 11:58pm
Story Upgrading from Windows XP to a Linux desktop srlinuxx 27/07/2009 - 11:56pm
Story Design ideas show Firefox 4.0 with a Chrome look srlinuxx 27/07/2009 - 11:51pm
Story Microsoft's EC proposals now include ODF and interoperability srlinuxx 27/07/2009 - 7:53pm
Story 5 Newest Updates for Open Source Community srlinuxx 27/07/2009 - 6:33pm
Story Reviewed: Fedora 11 srlinuxx 27/07/2009 - 6:06pm
Story Hands-on with an alpha of the Jolicloud netbook distro srlinuxx 27/07/2009 - 6:04pm

XGL - Realistically

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Software

Yes it would be nice if X.org could use OpenGL directly for it's display and composition, but to date, nobody has made this possible. Is it wrong for a business to make it so? Since when does developing software for GNU products mean that they aren't allowed to do it privately? If Novell is developing XGL behind closed doors, and paying the developers to build it... Where's the problem?

Ping: ICMP vs. ARP

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HowTos

Network and system administrators are well-versed in using the ping utility for troubleshooting purposes, but where do you turn when ping doesn't do the trick?

X11R6.9 and X11R7.0 Officially Released

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Software

The first major version release of the X Window System in more than a decade, X11R7.0 is the first release of the complete modularized and autotooled source code base for the X Window System. X11R6.9, its companion release, contains identical features, and uses the exact same source code as X11R7.0, but with the traditional imake build system.

A sneaky Linux present for a Windows-using friend

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Linux

Want a really, really sneaky way to get your Windows loyalist friends to give Linux a try? Boy, does Chris Ward, an IBM software engineer, have an idea for you!

MAKING YOUR KDE LOOK LIKE A MAC OS X

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HowTos

Many people are interested in getting their linux or BSD desktop interface to look as much like Apple's very successful OS X gui as possible. Here is a step by step method for doing so on the KDE desktop environment.

Why Samba is one of my favorite Linux apps

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Software

One of my favorite open-source applications is Samba. For me, it, and not Apache, is the Linux "killer" server app that I use all the time.

Multi-Booting the Solaris 10 OS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows on a Laptop

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HowTos

As an intern working for Sun Microsystems, one of my first projects was to configure my laptop to multi-boot the Solaris Operating System, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. It sounded very exciting but daunting. However, as I went along, it proved to be a fairly easy exercise. These are the steps it takes to configure a system for multi-boot:

A Firefox for music?

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Moz/FF

Lord's new five-person company, the ambitiously named Pioneers of the Inevitable, is building a piece of digital-music software called "Songbird," based on much of the same underlying open-source technology as the Firefox Web browser.

Sun: No Rush to Open Software

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OSS

Those who hope Sun Microsystems Inc. will open-source all of its software products anytime soon are in for a big disappointment.

Miro Transfers all Rights to Mambo Open Source CMS

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Software

Today, Peter Lamont, CEO of Miro, signed a legal deed granting to the Mambo Foundation the rights and interests in the Mambo name, logo, and associated trademarks.

Linux Distributor Mandriva Adds Internet Telephony

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MDV
Sci/Tech

Linux distributor Mandriva on Wednesday said it has integrated Internet telephony software from Skype into the open-source operating system.

Lightweight podcatching client targets Linux users

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Software

There's a new, minimalistic -- and reportedly fast -- podcatching client for Linux now available for free download. BashPodder is a podcatching client written in bash code that requires the bash shell, wget, and sed -- all three of which are typically installed on any Linux system.

OpenOffice.org 2.0.1 Released

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Software

Eight weeks after 2.0, our first update remedies minor bugs and brings new features. For example, it is now possible to disable and hide particular application settings, which comes in handy for central administration in networks.

Interop: Giants, Start-ups Examine Open Source

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OSS

From giants such as Sun and Computer Associates (CA) to start-ups such as Sourcefire and GroundWorks, companies are now stepping in to the open source market from a variety of directions and perspectives, as evidenced at last week's Interop show in New York City.

Build the Perfect Desktop With KDE

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KDE

KDE is an excellent desktop. Today we'll look at what sort of applications are available for KDE, where to find them, and some ideas for building your own super-powered Kryptonite-proof workstation, customized to your exacting personal specs.

High Dynamic Range images under Linux

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Linux

Not all image files are created equal. Most of us know this from working with the everyday formats like PNG, JPEG, and TIFF, each of which has its own pros and cons. But cutting-edge applications from cinematography to computer vision demand more range, color depth, and accuracy than these formats can deliver. That demand drove the development of what are called High Dynamic Range file formats. Luckily for us, Linux is a first-class citizen in the HDR image world.

Mod Auth MySQL Under Apache 2 and Debian

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HowTos

This guide will show you how to use mod_auth_mysql with Apache 2 and Debian.

Firstly if you haven't alrteady done so throw some of the essentials on such as Apache 2 / PHP 4 / MySQL

When the Weather Inside Is Frightful

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Hardware

Despite all the advisories and plain old common sense about the importance of maintaining a steady temperature in the data center, Uptime Institute had a nasty surprise when it measured cooling in 19 computer rooms. The institute concluded that most server rooms cannot properly handle their installed equipment loads.

The top five open source stories to follow in 2006

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OSS

Following a year that bore witness to the proliferation of open source business applications and increased adoption of Linux across the board, experts predict that 2006 will be another big year for open source.

UT2004 Hotfix for the Hotfix: v3369.2

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Gaming

A new patch has been released to fix a server exploit fixed for both architectures, and compiler optimizations reenabled for amd64 that got turned off by accident in 3369.1.

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