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Story 2009 OpenSource World – Day 2 srlinuxx 13/08/2009 - 5:44pm
Story Red Hat’s Success, Open Source’s Failure srlinuxx 13/08/2009 - 3:35pm
Story Seven Great Tips To Make KDE 4.3 More Friendly srlinuxx 13/08/2009 - 3:31pm
Story Some KDE 4 tips you should know srlinuxx 13/08/2009 - 3:28pm
Story Nokia's Linux strategy broadens with upcoming Maemo 5 srlinuxx 13/08/2009 - 1:18pm
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Story Palm accused of 'spying' on Pre owners srlinuxx 13/08/2009 - 1:14pm
Story Sony to adopt open source format for ebooks srlinuxx 13/08/2009 - 1:12pm
Story ZaReason Launches Ubuntu Linux Netbook srlinuxx 13/08/2009 - 1:11pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.1 Gadgets falko 13/08/2009 - 11:14am

Input/Output redirection made simple in Linux

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HowTos

Linux follows the philosophy that every thing is a file. For example, a keyboard, monitor, mouse, printer .... you name it and it is classified as a file in Linux. Each of these pieces of hardware have got unique file descriptors associated with it. Now this nomenclature has got its own advantages. The main one being you can use all the common command line tools you have in Linux to send, receive or manipulate data with these devices.

Microsoft Challenges Linux's Legacy Claims

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Microsoft

Tests run in Redmond's Linux lab seek to dispel the myth that Linux can run on anything, especially older legacy hardware.

Alternative input devices under Linux

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Hardware

The standard QWERTY keyboard dates from 1874. The computer mouse is a little more recent, but still comparatively ancient. Nowadays a number of alternative input devices are available for a wide variety of specialized needs. How well do they function under Linux? I put a few to the test in order to find out.

Linux happenings in ’06

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Linux

As we return to work this first week of 2006, Linux users with the post-holiday blahs, cabin fever or seasonal affective disorder should be glad to know there is a lot to look forward to this year.

Monitoring access to Server SQUID

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HowTos

There are many forms for analyze of logs generated by the SQUID, Will be boarded five forms of verification: On-line, for line of command and manual verification through the tools Sarg, Webalizer, Calamaris and Squid-Graph.

How one reviewer approaches the art of reviewing

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Misc

I've been receiving a fair amount of e-mail from people who are sure that I don't know Linux, but their notes are really showing me that they don't know reviewing. I don't hold that against them. Few people know how reviews really work.

Linux Is Everywhere (CES Day One)

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Misc

For those of you who complained about the Microsoft content of my day zero coverage, you'll be happy to hear that today is devoted solely to Linux and Linux-related products. Now shove off or I swear, tomorrow it'll be all iPod accessories... don't make me do it.

Debian, Ubuntu, and the DCC, oh my!

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Linux

The DCC Alliance, made up of several Linux distributors which are attempting to add LSB (Linux Standard Base) 3.0 compatibility to Debian Linux, has not had an easy time of it.

Visually Impaired User Weighs In on Assistive Technology Debate

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OSS

One of the arguments in Massachusetts against OpenDocument centered on the needs of the visually impaired. In this guest column, a visually impaired PC user explains that not only is using an exclusively Windows solution a crash-prone option, it is also far more expensive than equivalent technologies in OS X and, eventually, Linux. Scott Seder makes the case for more open source development in the Assistive Technology arena.

New XGI drivers for GNU/Linux

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Software

The developers at XGI released a new version of their drivers for Linux. Version 1.04.13 supports kernel 2.4 and 2.6 aswell as hardware accelerated OpenGL 1.3

THAT OLD MANDRIVA...

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Reviews

This is a Linux operating system with a tried, tested and trusted history - so what does the 2006 offering bring to the party?

No good deed goes unpunished

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Humor

Local politician who runs a telemarketing business on the side calls the company where this pilot fish works. "She calls us because she knows my boss gives her free help," says fish. "She quickly asks, 'Do you know Unix? The computer that runs my call center is telling me it's got a bad block!' "

Open Source Voting Machines

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OSS

The issue of whether California should be using electronic voting machine systems that rely on "open source software," instead of the traditional proprietary software being used today, will be addressed in a pair of public hearings while Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed into law a bill that requires all voting machines used in elections in the state of Wisconsin to be coded with open-source software.

A Windows user’s adventures in Linux

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Linux

So these observations which follow are of my first encounter with Linux (which occurred about a month ago - early Dec). They are offered for general interest and likely amusement of the ‘Nix aware among you. These comments are longish - but contain just some of the many items I observed.

Restock your IT toolbox for 2006

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Microsoft

Instead check into any one of a number of Linux-based boot CDs designed especially for this purpose. My personal favorite thus far is Austrumi.

Microsoft Gets the Urge to use Linux

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Linux

Like everybody else who has been watching Microsoft try to figure out how to compete with Apple's ipod I've been waiting for the MS folks to launch a competing service. Well now it looks like they're about too. And if the placeholder site's favicon and the netcraft site report is any indication that site'gonna be running linux.

SCO seeks to shut down Novell Linux

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Legal

In the filing, SCO proposes amending its claims against Novell. The new claims, if the court permits them to be added, directly target Novell for distributing Linux.

Spammer Slapped with $11.2bn Fine

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Legal

In a body-blow to spammers, US-based Internet service provider - CIS Internet Services, has been awarded a whopping $11.2 billion in damages, in a judgement against a Florida spammer who allegedly sent millions of unsolicited e-mails to CIS' users.

Linux kernel 2.6.15 offers 'full' InfiniBand support

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Linux

The uptake of Linux clusters based on the high-speed networking standard is about to climb, according to a kernel developer

Solid: More dynamic flexibility for KDE 4

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KDE

With Solid the coming Version 4 of the Linux desktop KDE is to be made more flexible when it comes to allowing network connections to be switched or hardware to be changed.

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