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Story New flavours of Ubuntu being developed in Ireland srlinuxx 24/01/2010 - 1:01am
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Story Slackware 13 Revisit srlinuxx 23/01/2010 - 11:09pm

VideoLinux Review

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Linux
Reviews

VideoLinux, is a light distribution that is focused one major area and that is multimedia. As stated just above, it might not be the easiest of things to configure in Linux and there are quite a number of powerful programs that are being offered to you for free.

A LINUX User Looks at XANDROS Desktop 4

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Linux
Reviews

I have written about XANDROS several times during the past couple of years and always felt that the distribution was something special. XANDROS has never tried to have the latest and greatest, just the most recent stable programs. It is also a commercial distribution meaning the basic edition of Desktop 4 will run about $40 USD and the premium about $80 USD.

The Official Ubuntu Book

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Reviews

This is the "Official Guide", but definitely isn't the dry tome you might expect if, for example RedHat had written it. This flows well, is chatty and light, doesn't talk down to you, and is full of tips and suggestions.

TO:Crossfire 1.2 Released

Tactical Ops: Crossfire has been released in version 1.2. The latest patch, which includes all fixes since the initial release 1.0, contains three brand new maps.

Protect your system from SSH brute force attacks

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HowTos

Despite all the discussions you might have read, SSH is a secure way to remotely connect to a GNU/Linux host. Unless you connect via SSH passwordlessly, using a public/private key pair, there is however a risk SSH is not really protecting you from: brute force attacks.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.6 Released

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Linux

Linux Kernel 2.6.17.6 was just released, relaxing the /proc changes from 2.6.17.5. HALd issues were reported by the maintainer of that package in some instances due to overly stringent /proc security.

Freespire Linux OS Beta 1 Released

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Linux

The first BETA of Freespire Linux was released on Friday. Freespire is a no-cost version of the Linspire operating system based on Linux and Open Source.

Consumer-Friendly Linux Distro Found in Linspire Five-O

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Linux
Reviews

If you want a rock-stable operating system that is highly unlikely ever to become a victim of viruses or other malicious applications, Linspire Five-O Linux is an attractive alternative to Windows. Linspire is also worth considering if you think you may want to dig deeper into Linux and start writing your own software.

Computers Within A Computer - Virtualization Supports All Systems

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Misc

A few euros can buy plenty of computers although they made not be made of plastic and metal. While a user cannot physically touch a virtual machine, they function just like an ordinary computer thanks to virtualization.

IBM, Micorosoft protest Indonesia's open source policy

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OSS

A number of US informatic technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle have criticized Indonesia`s open source application policy.

Linus Torvalds doesn't matter!?!

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Humor

A story on CNN reporting that Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, the most disruptive technology of the past 100 years, just doesn't matter anymore. We immediately sought out Torvalds for his reaction to the story.

Foolish Uncertainty and Doubt

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Microsoft

I was gone last week, completely disconnected the Internet. Did I miss anything? Okay, so there was the whole Microsoft capitulation to OpenDocument thing. When I first caught the news, I thought, well, it's about time. Then I thought "uh oh."

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GNOME v2.15.4 Screenshots

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Software

The fourth development release for GNOME 2.16.0 has been released. In GNOME 2.15.4 are several enhancements (mainly under the hood for this release) but it is certainly attention for GNU/Linux desktop enthusiasts. For those not wishing to take this unstable exploration of GNOME 2.15.4, we have provided screenshots of this release today at Phoronix.

Stallman to Allow Change in Source Distribution for GPL3

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OSS

The goal of the GNU GPL is to ensure that all users have the four essential freedoms — (0) to run the program, (1) to study and change it, (2) to redistribute it, and (3) to distribute modified versions. Access to the source code is essential for freedom 1 and freedom 3.

Bridging the Digital Divide

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Web

The adoption of open-source software for the Internet, like Linux-based operating system Ubuntu and the Firefox Web browser, are also seen by Chapman as important contributions to expanding the Internet in developing countries.

SUSE Linux 10.2a2 report

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Reviews
SUSE
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The developmental release of SUSE Linux 10.2 alpha 2 hit mirrors a day ahead of schedule and with the announcement came some big news. The openSUSE project of SUSE Linux will soon become known as openSUSE, starting with alpha 3, to avoid confusion with the enterprise level products. It was reported that the new naming should be visible by beta 1. This was the biggest news associated this release. Other than one other small surprise, there isn't much difference between alpha1 and alpha2.

Introducing LKM programming Part II

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HowTos

In this article we see some aspects that we have to keep in mind when we are programming in kernel mode. We also see a new example of kernel module to test in our machines and we focus on system calls.

Packet Sniffing Overview

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HowTos

A packet sniffer is a program which monitors network traffic which passes through your computer. A packet sniffer which runs on your PC connected to the internet using a modem, can tell you your current IP address as well as the IP addresses of the web servers whose sites you are visiting.

sshfs

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HowTos

I had read about sshfs in some magazine but hadn't got around to trying it out. A comment triggered me to get off my butt and give it a spin. The home page for sshfs says "This is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol".

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