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  • Securing Apache From Spiders and Flies

  • Change Keymap in Gentoo Linux
  • How to Generate Barcode in OpenOffice.org
  • Conky
  • Set Up a Free Business Server With Ubuntu
  • Speed up your system by avoiding the swap file
  • Digiband - Drumming & Guitar simulator in openSUSE
  • Try out the Metacity compositor
  • floating point exception - gentoo
  • vnstat - a console-based network traffic monitor
  • Flash crashes/hangs Firefox when switching to fullscreen
  • A softer --as-needed
  • How to creat zip files on Linux compatible with Windows
  • How to set wallpaper in Fluxbox with Nitrogen

Updating software in Linux: four strikes and you're out

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blogs.computerworld.com: A while back I was considering installing Linux on a computer and using the free VMware server to run other operating systems on the machine. But VMware's instructions to install their software were written by Linux techies for Linux techies and I couldn't understand them.

Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Wallpapers

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junauza.com: First there were Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" mock-up designs, now showing up are tons of user-created wallpapers dedicated to the next major release version of this popular Linux distribution. If you are interested, let me show you some of those wallpapers here.

10 free Linux alternatives to OpenOffice.org

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darrenyates.com.au: OpenOffice.org has a reputation for being the premiere office suit for the Linux platform. But what are the alternatives?

Mac Vs. PC: Who's the More Considerate BitTorrent Software Thief?

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OS

gizmodo.com: TorrentFreak checked some seed and leech numbers of Mac, Windows, and Linux software to see who's got the nicer ratio.

Singing The Praises Of Songbird 1.0

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Software

reddevil62-techhead: THERE'S no shortage of quality music player/jukebox software available on the internet and in the past I've used iTunes, Amarok, Rhythmbox, Exaile, Audacious and several others. But Songbird is something quite different.

From the archives: the best distros of 2000

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Back in May 2000 the first issue of Linux Format magazine hit the newsstands. One of its features was a group test of Linux distributions, reflecting the state of play in Linux flavours at the time.

(GNU) Linux distros: What’s the best?

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cibertito.wordpress: “What is the best Linux distro?”. It’s hard to know it. After all, what are the points we must consider to define something is “the best”?

Science and KDE: rkward

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Software

dennogumi.org: With this post I’d like to start a series (hopefully) of articles that deals with KDE programs used for scientific purposes. In this particular entry, I’ll focus on rkward, a GUI front-end for R.

Top 5 Linux Games for 2009

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Gaming

zmogo.com: I’m going review the top five games in Linux. Once the great downfall to the platform now can only be considered a strength, in the hopes you take up this guilty pleasure and wait for 2010 before you give up on gaming. May I present the premier Linux gaming software with the best from each genre.

Ubuntu, Linux Mint, & gOS Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: gOS and Linux Mint are two of the many Linux distributions based upon Ubuntu, but they provide their own spin of things. We had a question though from a reader asking whether the performance of these Ubuntu derivatives is vastly different from Ubuntu itself. With that inquiry, we have run a couple benchmarks comparing the performance of Ubuntu 8.10, gOS 3.1, and Linux Mint 6.

Katapult Your Programs

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oneclicklinux.com: The thing I love about Linux is the number of really terrific programs it has. There are thousands! And some are really unique and just plain slick! One such program is Katapult!

This. Is. ALPHA!

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marilyn.frields.org: Yesterday our Fedora 11 Alpha release hit the wires, and they are humming hotly even as we speak with flying bits. I often get questions from people asking, what’s the point of an Alpha anyway?

Take note - small is beautiful

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Linux
Hardware

irishtimes.com: THERE WAS a time when the only way to really be mobile with a computer was with a laptop. Then came what were termed sub-notebooks. But with the rise of the internet, much of the computing power we need has moved to the web, hence the emergence of the netbooks.

Upgrading Mandriva 2009.0 to CentOS 5.2

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linsec.ca/blog: Well, technically speaking, I guess this is a bit of a downgrade. But, since I’m not longer using Mandriva and need to get used to Red Hat products (Fedora, RHEL, etc.), CentOS makes sense for upgrading my internal server to.

Registering your shiny new HP Mini-Note 2133

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Hardware
SUSE

lizards.opensuse: So you just got an HP Mini-Note 2133 pre-loaded with SLED 10? Great, right? If you attempt to use YaST to register you copy of SLED on the 2133, you’ll be re-directed to a “special” Novell Customer Center login. It simply refreshes the page when you click submit and sends nothing to Novell.

Smolt Desktop Profiler from Fedora

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Gentoo
Software

duckzland.ismywebsite: This is exactly one feature that gentoo should integrate in its wiki page. Smolt will get your hardware profile, profile such as what is your audio card, video card and cpu hardware.

Opera Responds to Challenges from Open Source Browsers

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Software

webworkerdaily.com: Opera has always had its own fiercely loyal set of fans, but there actually have been some recent benchmark face-offs including it, and it was starting to look like Opera is falling behind.

Open Source Advocates Alarmed By Mickos's Sun Exit

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informationweek.com: The fiscal impact may come if customers conclude that his departure means there's been a significant dilution of the MySQL brain trust at Sun.

ext4: The Fourth Extended Filesystem

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kyleabaker.com: The ext4 file system is to be the successor to the ext3 journaled file system. The ext4 file system is now, as of December 25, 2008, released as stable and can be used as the dominant file system without fear of data loss.

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