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Story GIMP Single-window mode progress report srlinuxx 2 07/10/2009 - 5:11pm
Story Sabayon Linux 5 srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 3:53pm
Story Shuttleworth: Will Ubuntu Lead Free Software? srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 3:51pm
Story Interview: KDE Project's A. L. Spehr srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 3:49pm
Story 25+ Stunning Gnome Desktop Themes for ubuntu users srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 3:46pm
Story A CLEAR new OS concept. srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 10:38am
Story I Have a Schedule to Keep - IO Schedulers srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 10:35am
Story Is Linux the One True Religion? srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 10:34am
Story The Day The Netbook Died srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 10:33am
Story change during KDE's evolution srlinuxx 07/10/2009 - 10:29am

Book Review: A Beginner's Guide, Fourth Edition

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One of the things I look for in a "beginner's guide" is a well rounded content selection. When I'm trying to learn how to administer Linux, nothing is more frustrating than to pick up a book that's advertised as "a complete guide", only to discover that either there are holes in the information base or that each subject is treated far too lightly to really learn anything.

Flock fellow flees: I'm flocking off

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Software

Flock's Chris Messina is leaving the company, five months after it unveiled its beta browser to the public. He served as "Director of Experience and Open Source Ambassador" for the startup.

A good day to be at a Linux show

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SUSE

I talked with several Novell executives by phone this week, and time and again they said that they were doing their darnest to make SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 not just the best Linux desktop, but the best business desktop, period. And, yes, they meant better than XP Pro and Vista.

New Web Service Looks To Push Office Off The Desktop

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Software

Entrepreneur Michael Robertson, a pioneer in online music, launched in beta on Thursday a Web service for creating documents and saving them on a computer's hard drive as a Microsoft Word file.

How to simulate a slow network

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HowTos

I think it is time to reveal a nifty little tool that I like to simulate a slow network connection, even without a network. It is called "tc" (think "traffic control") and is present on every modern Linux system. It is part of the "iproute" or "iproute2" package.

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Multiple live CDs in one DVD

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Linux

Live CDs do a great job of advertising Linux distributions. In addition to general-purpose live CD distributions, there are lots of task-oriented live CDs. Wouldn't it be great if you could carry multiple live CDs on one DVD disc? Nautopia.net has put up a script that you can use to make a custom DVD to boot multiple live CDs.

What's what in Linux 2.6.16

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Linux

If you wanted to sum up what's new in this latest release of Linux, you could say that it's a Linux for high-end enterprise users. However, this kernel is also the first one to support Toshiba, Sony, and IBM's CELL processor, which is best known as the chip that will power Sony's forthcoming PlayStation 3 game console.

Ballmer, Bemused

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Fans of the popular Linux software program have long fretted that software giant Microsoft will attack Linux by claiming the free program violates Microsoft's patents. So far nothing has happened. But in an interview with Forbes.com, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer wouldn't rule out such a showdown.

DSL Linux: Small distro that packs a big punch

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Linux

Need a teeny-tiny, business-card-sized, open source operating system that squeezes a lot of software into a little space? Take a look at DSL Linux®. This quick review shows you how to use the miniscule OS, highlights the on-board applications, details how to load and start it, and explains how to save between sessions when using a bootable CD.

KDE Afternoon at FISL to be Broadcast by InfomediaTV

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KDE

The International Free Software Forum will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil from April 19 to 26. On the first day of the event KDE will be holding KDE Afternoon, a talk show hosted by developer Helio Castro and broadcast on Brazilian TV show InfomediaTV.

Four New RealPlayer Bugs Squashed

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Security

RealNetworks on Wednesday disclosed four critical bugs in a large number of its media products, then rolled out new, patched versions for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Novell Strikes Three Open Source Deals

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SUSE

Novell drove home its open source gospel Tuesday, trotting out three major converts to its Linux software suites: the Finnish military, a New England bank and a New York hospital chain.

Koobox/Linspire value PC: You get what you pay for

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Linspire reached a deal earlier this year with Mirus Innovations to offer a line of OEM computers with Linux preinstalled, under the brand name Koobox. We're all in favor of the concept of desktop PCs with Linux preinstalled, but how does the Koobox measure up in practice? The end result is less than stellar.

Sophos launches new Linux anti-virus

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Software

While Linux remains relatively unaffected by viruses, Sophos distributor Netxactics reckons that Linux servers could be a vector for attack on Windows boxes.

Linux Multimedia Hacks: A Book Review

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Reviews

If you're trying to figure out what Linux multimedia software you need for a project, here's a good place to find out.

Novell wows 'em with SLED 10

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SUSE

Thousands of people broke out with applause in Salt Lake City this week, including many jumping to a standing ovation with excitement over what they were seeing.

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OpenBSD founder makes funding plea

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OS

Senior sources at OpenBSD are calling on commercial users for financial help as the firm claims that a 'culture of entitlement is starting to damage the open source community'

Microsoft's anti-ODF battle continues

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Microsoft

Microsoft is far from done trying to convince people that its Open XML is an "open" standard that's every bit as good as the OpenDocument Format.

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