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Story Fedora 13 Is Codenamed Goddard srlinuxx 2 06/12/2009 - 6:19pm
Story Linux Mint 8-Helena srlinuxx 1 06/12/2009 - 6:17pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.2 (GNOME) falko 06/12/2009 - 2:21pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 1 06/12/2009 - 4:05am
Story Quick AWN 0.4 Overview srlinuxx 06/12/2009 - 12:23am
Story On the OSS Meritocracy Myth srlinuxx 06/12/2009 - 12:20am
Story Successfully completing a school semester with Linux srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 10:34pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 100 is out! srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 10:32pm
Story 5 Linux-based Cloud Businesses srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 10:29pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 05/12/2009 - 7:23pm

Majordomo Mailing Lists Configuration

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Linux

Majordomo is a program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintenance. Once a list is set up, virtually all operations can be performed remotely by email, requiring no intervention upon the postmaster of the list site.

Linux Computing at MIT

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Linux

Naturally, you'd expect widespread Linux use at MIT. Over the past few years, MIT's Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) group, including Reed's team, have streamlined the process of installing, updating, and running Linux on student's and faculty machines. One interesting goal of the team is to give incoming freshmen the option to order a laptop with Linux pre-installed.

Learn Perl in 10 easy lessons - Lesson 1

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HowTos

Thanks to the Perl scripting language you can automate various tasks in your Linux system. Learning Perl is both easy and fun, and you'll soon be able to write scripts which will make your life easier. In these series of articles I'll start by explaining the basics and I'll progressively introduce more complex concepts and advanced techniques.

Hot skills: could Ruby be the jewel in the crown of scripting?

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Software

Ruby is a relative latecomer among scripting languages but it has developed a distinct niche for itself. In an increasing number of job adverts it is part of an either/or pair with Python. Like Python, Perl, PHP and Tcl, it is downloadable, and there are plenty of free online resources to help you learn it.

WINE - An open source project which could be the tipping point for Linux

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Software

A few days back, Google did something which took everyone by surprise. It released Picasa for Linux, which till now only worked in Windows . But what was cleverly shielded from the average user was that Picasa released for Linux is the very same Picasa for windows but running on top of Wine.

Hola Tuquito 2.0 Beta 3

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Linux
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Distrowatch says, "Tuquito is a Debian-based, desktop-oriented live CD for the Spanish-speaking market, developed by a Linux user community in Argentina. The project announced a new beta release a couple of days ago; based on the current software in the Debian "testing" repository, the new release focuses on ease of use and multimedia aspects of personal computing." Tuxmachines took tuquito for a test drive and came away quite impressed.

Get ready for the Vista/SUSE smackdown!

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OS

In one corner, we have the champ -- Windows. Come January, it will come out swinging with what Microsoft tells us is the latest and greatest version ever -- Vista.

In the other corner, we have the challenger -- OpenSUSE 10.1!

My desktop OS: Debian Etch

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Linux

Some people like to work in Linux distributions that are at the cutting edge of technology. Other prefers stability at any cost. I want both, and Debian Testing, codenamed Etch, gives me that. The Debian project's testing tree has up-to-date software along with good stability, since packages are highly tested in the Unstable branch before they move to Testing.

Sun to take Ubuntu into the data centre on Niagara

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Ubuntu

Sun has officially announced that Ubuntu Dapper Drake will run on its UltraSPARC T1 processor. With Canonical having said that Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long-Term Support) is to be the first corporate distribution in its short but eventful history, the announcement adds meat to its promise by taking Ubuntu into the data centre.

How To: Make your own DVD using Linux

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HowTos

Sure, you’ve been able to do this by fiddling around with arcane stuff for ages. But now it’s EASY. Tovid is the tool to use — download it and install it. There is a UI, which I haven’t played with; the command line options are so straightforward, though, that it is worth getting familiar with them.

Open source shapes up as rival to Oracle

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OSS

Oracle continues to dominate the database software market, but challenges lie ahead from open source, analysts say.

2000 was the “year of the Linux Desktop” for me

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Linux

I still see people arguing about whether GNU/Linux is “ready for the desktop”. The truth is, it really depends...

For me, I switched almost “cold turkey” from Windows 3.1 to Debian “Slink” in about 1999 or 2000 (at the time, I liked to say I “upgraded from Win 3.1 to GNU/Linux”).

LPI promotes Linux Certification within North-East Asia Region

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is hosting certification events and "exam labs" within the North East Asia region (China, Japan, South Korea) to promote Linux and Open Source professionalism.

Scan to PDF in Ubuntu, with Beagle Searchable Meta Data

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Ubuntu

This bash script lets you scan directly to a PDF and then search your scanned PDF's using beagle, not just by file name, but by the information (meta data), that you can save with your PDF.

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional

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Misc

Based on one of the latest GIMP 2.3.x development releases, and (obviously) printed in color by the publisher, this book has all the ingredients for a big success.

Why should we care about open-source Java?

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OSS

Among the biggest news stories at the recent JavaOne conference was Sun Microsystems’ long-awaited announcement that it will be releasing the industry-standard Java programming language under an open-source licence. Java expert Richard Hoffman put together this list of answers to frequently asked questions covering some of the basic history behind this decision, what it means and why you should care.

Unleashing Google File System: An Overview

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Google

I found a link to Google File System. Honestly, it didn’t make any sense to me. Where would Google deploy this proprietary file system? Or is Google planning to have an operating system? I decided to have a look at it nonetheless and here’s a quick overview of my findings.

Free Software Foundation: Free as in "do what I say"

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OSS

But the FSF has chosen a different path. Convinced, perhaps, that average consumers are too stupid to know what's good for them, it's embarked on a mission that's even more insidious than the DRM it opposes. No DRM system ever told an artist what notes to play or what lyrics were OK to sing. But the FSF seems intent on doing just that.

SSH Issues: Does Installing SSH Enable More Exploits Than it Solves?

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Security

SSH, the wonder tool of the security set, is misused by your users more easily and more often than you may think. John Traenkenschuh points out how well-intentioned administrators are using SSH to create gaping holes in their own security, and what you can do about it.

Interview with Andreas Jaeger, SUSE Linux

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Interviews
SUSE

Following the highly intensive 9-month development effort of hundreds of full-time coders and volunteer contributors, SUSE Linux 10.1 was finally released to the public on 11 May 2006. We asked Andreas Jaeger, Project Manager at SUSE Linux, about his experiences with managing a massive and complex software project, and to give us some hints about the next SUSE release, the development of which is scheduled to start in just a couple of weeks.

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