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Story The KDE 4 Series: Pro and Con srlinuxx 4 13/08/2009 - 1:08am
Story I Ditched Windows...and, So Can You srlinuxx 12/08/2009 - 11:16pm
Story Top Linux Apps to Make The Switch Easier srlinuxx 12/08/2009 - 11:14pm
Story OpenSource World kicks off with sparse crowds, nothing-new keynote srlinuxx 12/08/2009 - 9:33pm
Story Staying Connected and Working Remotely srlinuxx 12/08/2009 - 9:30pm
Story Distro Hoppin`: SAM Linux 2009 srlinuxx 12/08/2009 - 8:10pm
Story Arch Linux: The Simple, Flexible (and Fast!) Distro srlinuxx 12/08/2009 - 8:09pm
Story Review: Eeebuntu 3.0.1 NBR srlinuxx 12/08/2009 - 8:08pm
Story Judge orders Microsoft to stop selling Word srlinuxx 1 12/08/2009 - 7:07pm
Story Everything you wanted to know about Linux games srlinuxx 12/08/2009 - 6:26pm

Unexpected entries in Apache error_log

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HowTos

For some time now I have noticed a large number of entries in my Apache error log. I looked at them briefly, but didn't have enough spare time to see why I was getting so many, so I just ignored this for many months.

Well, I finally found the time to look into this and was both surprised and puzzled by what I found. Frankly, I'm still puzzled by some of it.

SuperMaze 1.0 is ready to buy

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Gaming

SuperMaze is a simple to learn and play humorous nonviolent 3D hunt-and-shoot game using Smileys as the main actors in a maze style environment. You may download the shareware version of SuperMaze from the Decane website for free!


openSUSE Project Says 750,000 Linux Installs

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SUSE

Novell's openSUSE.org project, launched in August 2005, continues to generate tremendous interest and activity, recently surpassing 13 million page views and 750,000 verified installations of SUSE® Linux.

Also: Novell To Offer OpenSUSE Development Framework

Mozilla Is Certifiably Hot

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser finished the year with a flourish, a Web measurement firm said Wednesday, and came within half a point of the 10 percent market share that many analysts have set as the bar to long-term success against Microsoft's leading Internet Explorer.

Returning to Desktop Linux Again

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Linux

For years I have had an on-again/off-again relationship with desktop linux. My old flame: Debian running fvwm. Over the years, however, we have both changed. So, I first downloaded the Kubuntu live CD, burned it, and booted it on my laptop.

CERT's Best-Worst Vulns of 2005

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Security

Which operating system logged the most vulnerabilities in 2005?

According to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-Cert) 2005 year-end index, Unix/Linux racked up more reports of vulnerabilities compared to Windows.

French gendarmes ditch more Microsoft

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OSS

The French public sector has once again shown its love of open source with the news the gendarmerie - the French military police - is to switch to Firefox and Mozilla's email client Thunderbird.

Consumer Electronics Show 2006

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Sci/Tech

Googly-eyed on the eve of CES, Analyst sets target at $600 per share as rumors swirl, Gates rolls out bold new Vistas, & Microsoft's next-generation system designed to be a living-room hub.

Linux 101: An all inclusive and comprehensive list of available Linux services

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HowTos

This document lists the majority of services available for any distribution of Linux. The list includes a description of each service's purpose, and a comment regarding whether it is a required service.

Will Windows with Unix see off Linux?

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Microsoft

Which means Microsoft must be increasingly nervous about its future as a vendor of server software. Analysts report astonishing growth in the Linux server market - some 63 percent year-on-year, according to IDC. That's a figure Microsoft could only dream of.

Hence Microsoft is trying to look more and more like a cross between a Unix vendor and a Linux distributor.

GNOME and KDE battle rages on

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KDE

Linus Torvalds' accusation that GNOME has been developed by 'interface Nazis' has resulted in a heated debate between fans of rival Linux desktop environments

Masked malware, VM and Linux attacks coming in 2006

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Security

In this interview, Moreau predicts the top IT security threats in 2006, opines on 2005's most important IT security developments, compares Linux and Windows security and lists his favorite open source security tools.

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Why Linux Is More Secure Than Ever

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Security

As Linux becomes more prevalent in today’s enterprise systems, it raises questions about the best way to protect the open source technology. David Humphrey, senior technology advisor for Ekaru, a Westbrook, Mass.-based technology services company, discussed some of those issues.

OOo Off the Wall: Find and Replace

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HowTos

In long documents, a strong search-and-replace tool is essential for editing duties. Although many users confine themselves to simple text searches, OpenOffice.org's various searches are a match for any rival's. They also are remarkably consistent throughout Writer, Calc, Draw and Impress, the four main OOo applications.

BIOS from A to Z

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Hardware

The Basic Input Output System - aka BIOS -resides in a small Flash EEPROM memory module on the motherboard. It's a form of read-only memory, but may be rewritten or programmed when the right tools and techniques are applied. During PC startup, the processor on the motherboard always executes the program stored in the BIOS as its first major maneuver.

The simple joys of the Internet

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Web

Ten years ago, when the Internet was just becoming popular, the online world was all about creativity and communication. A message board or e-mail list composed only of text would be enough to capture your attention. And the same could be said about 2005, a year with a flourishing of creativity, often around ideas shunning glitz for simplicity and usefulness.

Linux Drivers Made Easy

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Linux

A small but growing percentage of computer users today reap the benefits that Linux offers: cost savings, improved security, and more flexible, customized working environments.

Major OEM Launches First-Ever Line of PCs Dedicated Exclusively to Linux

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Hardware

Linspire, Inc. and Mirus Innovations today announced the launch of Koobox, the first-ever line of desktop computers offered by a major OEM to exclusively run Linux. Starting at just $299, the Koobox machines come outfitted with a complete Linspire Linux operating system.

Making Java out of Anthill

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HowTos

Build managers allow developers to better coordinate their coding efforts by providing an automatically generated current and working snapshot of an application, including a binary file for immediate testing. Build managers are the next logical step to source code repositories. Urbancode's Anthill build management server for Java applications provides build automation, unit tests, build tracking, and support for a number of version control systems.

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