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Story Rough? srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 3:08pm
Story Screencasting Software Applications for Linux srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 3:05pm
Story Media PC on Linux srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 3:02pm
Story Simplicity - Linux desktop/OS for the elderly srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 12:57pm
Story Linux Desktop Ready for the Users srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 12:55pm
Story I'm Not A Linux Geek. Really. srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 12:53pm
Story Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2: GNOME 2.28 srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 12:52pm
Story Go: new open source programming language from Google srlinuxx 2 11/11/2009 - 12:50pm
Story I think I’m tired of Desktop Linux srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 12:50pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 4:50am

Open source philosophy under threat

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OSS

Independent software vendors (ISVs) could soon become a thing of the past as major software vendors continue to adopt open source software.

Firebird database Configuration

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Linux

Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-99 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names since 1981.

Coming soon: ODF for MS Office

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Misc

Just because Microsoft refuses to support ODF (Open Document Format) never meant that someone wouldn't write a plug-in to enable Microsoft Office users to read and write ODF documents. Well, it's happened.

Installed Kubuntu on AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core

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Ubuntu

Since my previous machine heated too much and crashed all the time, my employer (KDAB) got me a machine, with a dual-core Athlon 64 X2. I didn't get Mandriva to work, so I decided it was time to try another distro - for the first time in my life, being loyal to my former employer up to now - and this is how I installed KUbuntu 6.06 beta2.

Sun reportedly sues Azul over patents

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Legal

Sun Microsystems has sued computer maker Azul Systems Inc., accusing it of patent infringement, according to several online reports.

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Kernel v2.6.16.14 Released

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Linux

Today's kernel release is for a smbfs chroot issue. This should catch the slash on lookup or equivalent, which will be all obvious paths of interest. More Here and Here.

Don't pirate MS-Office: use ours, says OpenOffice.org

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OOo

'Get legal -- Get OpenOffice.org' is the tagline of a new campaign taking advantage of the recent clampdown against unlicensed software by Microsoft and the BSA

OpenOffice.org has launched a campaign to persuade companies worried about software compliance to move to its open source productivity application.

CD and DVD burning/ripping Scripts

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Software

Here are a few scripts I use regularly. I helped install gentoo on a friends laptop he asked me to send these to him, so I thought some people here might find them useful too. I have them saved in /usr/local/bin so they can be accessed directly by typing their name.

How-To: Postfix and Virtual Hosts

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HowTos

Postfix comes as the default mail server under unbuntu. By default, it is set such as it can basically send system notice mail to the user you predefined during install. During this how-to, I’m going to explain how you can set virtual domains that will forward your mail back to another email adress of yours.

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GNOME v2.15.1 Screenshots

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Software

With GNOME 2.14 having come out in March of this year, the development for the GNOME 2.16 cycle is now in full swing. With all of the packages that are now integrated with GNOME, we will refrain from sharing the individual changes, but there are plenty of excellent features planned for the upcoming release. We had built GNOME 2.15.1 from source using GARNOME on May 03, 2006.

Learning Linux the Easy Way - With Cygwin

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HowTos

Linux expert John Traenkenschuh offers step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Linux environment on your Windows PC. If you want an easy way to try Linux, Traenkenschuh shows that Cygwin is the perfect way to get many UNIX tools for free.

Flash Player 8.5 Linux

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HowTos

It was tested on Dapper Drake beta 2 (on x86 - 32 bit machine)

1.install wine
sudo apt-get install wine

The Microsoft malaise

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Microsoft

For the past year or so, this is what I've been telling people in private. Now that there appears to be some sputtering by both the stock and by those who defend Microsoft I think it might be high time to explain the eight signs that the software giant is dead in the water.

RPM for Newbies

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HowTos

I was in doubt about writing this article. There are several tutorials covering this topic but I want to try to write a simple article that shows the basis of rpm usage. So this is not an advanced tutorial but a document for the impatient and the people that performs simple operations with rpm.

A Review of Bluefish

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Software

Bluefish, the GTK-based text editor tailored for dynamic web programming, includes most standard features like syntax highlighting and multiple documents, but also some very neat features such as integrated documentation, boilerplate code, and dialogs and wizards. In this article, we will evaluate Bluefish's unique features as well as its shortcomings.

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Editorial: Are Freespire's Proprietary Packages a Problem?

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Linux

News of this seems to be causing quite a stir among commentators and not many other people. There's a reason for that. While they like to draw a parallel to QT, which was licensed more restrictively in the past, there really isn't one

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