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Story Little Tweaks srlinuxx 29/07/2010 - 12:22am
Story GNOME Census srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 10:18pm
Story Android vs iPhone vs Palm Pre vs Maemo srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 10:16pm
Story Oracle shuts down open source test servers srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 10:02pm
Story Dock any application in the notification area with AllTray srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 7:22pm
Story Next generation OpenGL compositing in KDE 4.6 srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 7:19pm
Story Return to Propeller Head Dept. srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 5:06pm
Story Jos Poortvliet is new openSUSE Community Manager srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 4:47pm
Story BlueDevil, the new KDE bluetooth stack is here srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 4:40pm
Story GNOME 3 not ready yet, release pushed back to 2011 srlinuxx 28/07/2010 - 4:38pm

BT's Home Hub runs on Linux

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Linux

BT's wireless broadband router Home Hub may be in breach of the terms of Linux's General Public License, after it emerged the device runs on open source code.

Sylpheed and Gxine in Pardus 2007

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HowTos

Sylpheed is a lightweight Gtk-based e-mail client (text mails only, not HTML mails!) which doesn't have any other major dependencies. Here's how I added it [and gxine] to Pardus 2007.

Even Microsoft Can't Compete With Linux Forever

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Linux
Interviews

Two major forces of Linux community -- Open Source Developer Labs and Free Standards Group -- have come together to form Linux Foundation. Here is an exclusive interview of Jim Zemlin, executive director of Free Standards Group.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 186

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Matteo Riondato, FreeSBIE

  • News: Mandriva Metisse edition, PCLinuxOS 2007, gNewSense interview, Fedora 6 re-spins, Gentoo on a server, T-Resc(ue) live CD, OpenSolaris updates
  • Released last week: Damn Small Linux 3.2, ZenLive 4.2
  • Upcoming releases: DragonFly BSD 1.8
  • Site news: Mandriva joins the list of DistroWatch page hit ranking cheaters
  • New additions: BOSS GNU/Linux
  • New distributions: Hardened Linux, ValEnt Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Video Editing: From Windows To Linux

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Software

Without a doubt, one of the biggest problems that I had when I was transitioning from Windows to Linux was losing immediate access to Adobe Premiere Elements. To the video beginner, it can present a little bit of a learning curve, but for someone like me, it’s irreplaceable. Short of buying an Adobe Premiere, I could not have been happier.

FreeNAS makes it easy to add storage to home networks

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FreeNAS is a small, powerful, full-featured implementation of FreeBSD as a network-attached storage device. It's powerful enough to be used in the enterprise, but it's friendly enough so that even a typical home office user can take advantage of it. Here's how I created an easy-to-use NAS device for rsync backups and FTP server on my LAN.

Reporting Debian bugs without a working MTA

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HowTos

Debian makes heavy use of it's bug-tracking system for allowing users to inform developers which problem need fixing. However, it normally requires you to have a working MTA that connects to the Internet. This article shows that you can still report bugs even if you don't have a working MTA for any reason.

Book Review: SELinux by Example

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Reviews

SELinux is a project started and actively being maintained by the U.S Department of Defense to provide a Mandatory Access Controls mechanism in Linux. The target audience for this book is SELinux policy writers and system administrators with more content dedicated to be put to use by policy writers.

Why Gentoo Shouldn't be on Your Server

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Gentoo

Over the last year I have run a server using the Linux flavor Gentoo. There are things I really like about Gentoo: the package management, USE flags and the sophisticated dependencies system. But unfortunately the drawbacks are severe for a server setting.

Xfce 4.4.0 released

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Software

After more than two years of development, Xfce 4.4.0 has just been released. Xfce 4.4 features new tools such as the much awaited Thunar file manager as well as several huge improvements of its core components.

Customizing general OpenOffice.org settings

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HowTos

OpenOffice.org includes dozens of options for how it behaves. Available from Tools > Options, they are divided into general settings for the entire office suite and settings particular to each application. General settings are available under the general headings of OpenOffice.org, Load/Save, and Language Settings.

7 reasons why you should consider Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

This post is generally aimed at people who still use only Microsoft Operating systems (e.g. XP, Vista, Win98) etc. In this article I am talking about Ubuntu, which is a linux distro (distribution - think of it as a ‘version’ or ‘flavor’ of linux), however most of the points below could be applied to any modern stable Linux distro.

Modify Your Partitions With GParted Without Losing Data

This article shows how you can modify the partitioning of your Linux system with GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) without losing data. This includes resizing partitions (enlarging and shrinking), moving partitions on the hard drive, creating and deleting partitions, and even modifying filesystem types. GParted is a free partition editor available as a desktop program and also as a Live-CD. It supports the following filesystems: ext2, ext3, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, reiserfs, reiser4, ufs, xfs, and even ntfs (Windows).

MD5 Checksum Howto

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MD5 is an algorithm that is used to verify data integrity through the creation of a 128-bit message digest from data input (which may be a message of any length) that is claimed to be as unique to that specific data as a fingerprint is to the specific individual. Why I need to do the checking? Is it important?

OSDL, Free Standards Group To Merge

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OSS

The two main evangelizers of the Linux operating system, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) are merging to form the Linux Foundation.

AmigaOS 4

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Reviews

The Amiga computer has long been the subject of intense nostalgia in the hearts of anyone who owned one. Released in 1985, only a year after the original Macintosh, the Amiga featured vivid color graphics, 4-channel stereo sampled sound, and a graphical, preemptive multitasking operating system that seemed to come from years in the future. Yet the Amiga languished in obscurity. Many companies made attempts to revive the Amiga. Now, Hyperion Entertainment, Inc., developers of the new AmigaOS 4 operating system, have announced that a final release version is available for download.

So You're Curious About Linux...

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Every now and then I make a personal acquaintance with somebody who's never seen Linux, but has heard of it. They want to know what it's like and should they try it. I always find myself making the same speech, and I figure lots of other Linux users do too. So here is my canonical About Linux speech.

Time for Novell to Settle the SCOre

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OS

I'm overjoyed that with Microsoft, Sun and greedy investors bailing out of bailing duty, SCO's ship is sinking fast from the holes it punched in its own hull. IBM's role as anchor is finally proving effective, but the torpedo boat is captained by Novell's frighteningly accomplished legal team, ably assisted by the SCO litigation squad, F Troop.

Linux: Marking Code Obsolete Or Deprecated

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Linux

Robert Day proposed a couple of new kernel code maturity configuration options for tagging code as either "deprecated" or "obsolete". He referenced earlier confusion around the attempt to remove devfs [story] in which it wasn't clear on the current state and future plans for the code.

How to install SysAid in (K)Ubuntu linux

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HowTos

In my last post called Keeping an eye on the companies goods I commented about a very useful program called SysAid. I previously used it under RedHat Fedora core 4 where it worked quite well. Installing it was a bit of a hassle and this was where I sampled the superb technical support of the SysAid team.

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