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Sandboxed Builds

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HowTos

If you do not have root and you have the space a sandbox build can save your life (or career). Now a look at a cases of sandboxing some software and the issues that can come up.

Geek vs. Nerd

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Misc

How would you differentiate between a geek and a nerd? The geeks and nerds themselves do not agree with most definitions, for some obvious reasons, and some say that the dictionaries are wrong.

Fix: Nautilus very slow to browse Samba shares in Sarge

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HowTos

While my Samba Server on a SuSE 10 box serves very well an XP SP2 (on occasions, it's not mine) and is also known to have served a FC5 with great success, I was bewildered by a issue encountered with my Debian Sarge laptop.

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Access Windows partitions under Kubuntu

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HowTos

I installed Kubuntu on a 15gig partition on my drive. One of the things I wanted to do was be able to access my Windows partitions from my Kubuntu desktop.

Linux Product Review — Running Windows on Linux

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Linux

Regardless of how fast, stable, and geek-chic desktop GNU/Linux has become, we still live in a Windows world. There are a handful of products that will enable Windows applications to run on GNU/Linux, all with varying degrees of success. This article is a comparison of the two virtual machine-type applications Win4Lin 2.7 and VMware Workstation 5.5.1 on Kubuntu.

NZ Open source advice changed

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OSS

The NZ State Services Commission has bowed to the open source community by altering the language in a briefing paper that is designed to guide departments on the legal issues involved in using open source software.

The State of Linux Distributions: an analysis of Distrowatch rankings

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Linux

What I would like to do here is to give the interested readers a rather personal outlook on how the Linux distributions have evolved in terms of popularity, which are hot ones, why, and what I noticed behind the daily, weekly and monthly rankings of Distrowatch. I have been able to uncover some interesting patterns, and ones that are not often talked about.

Linux & Unix Tricks

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HowTos

A few linux tips and tricks for newbies. I have made this page as a reminder of tricks I used in Linux or unix along the way.

Book Review: User Mode Linux

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Reviews

UML is the brain child of Jeff Dike who is well known within the Linux community. Now when a person who has created a popular software decides to write a book on the subject, then the book gains a lot of prominence. So when I came across the book titled "User Mode Linux" authored by the very same Jeff Dike and released under the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series, I couldn't resist laying my hands on it.

Can Open Source Save Sun?

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Misc

As CEO Jonathan Schwartz shifts the company from a hardware to an open source software business model -- moving from the sale of software licenses to subscription fees for "free software" -- Sun increasingly resembles the most successful open source software company in the market today, Red Hat.

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A Tour of Bon Echo Alpha 2

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Moz/FF

Released Friday afternoon was Mozilla Firefox Bon Echo Alpha 2 -- the second development milestone in the road to Mozilla Firefox 2.0, which is expected for a release later this year. In this latest Firefox 2.0a2 release, which is targeted solely at developers and testers, are quite a few prominent changes.

Also: CentOS v4.3 LiveCD Screenshots

Wizard's Kid-Safe Livecd

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Linux
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I saw a thread on the pclinuxos forum discussing this new livecd based on PCLinuxOS called Wizard's Kid-Safe Livecd and it sounded a bit interesting. It is a remaster of PCLinuxOS .93 MiniME made for kids of all ages. The re-Master has taken out many applications and added a few, stirred, let rise, and baked at 350 degrees to produce a wonderful distro containing games, educational programs and a nice safe web interface. So now there's an alternative to using the Disney Channel for a babysitter.

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The fuss over kernel design

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Linux

Recently there has been a fuss over monolithic and micro kernels - specifically the direction of the Linux Kernel development. Free Software is about "freedom of choice", and we should be able to choose to compile the Linux Kernel as either a monolith or a microkernel. Now it is my turn to raise my voice: I would be remiss if I did not point out where I can see and feel that something could, in my opinion, be better.

Firefox 2.0: Bon Echo Alpha 2 Milestone Released

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Moz/FF

Bon Echo Alpha 2 the second developer milestone on the path to Firefox 2 has been released for testing. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 2.

E3 Wrap-up Coverage: Pix, Video, and Slideshows

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Gaming

There was so much E3 coverage this week that many suffered from information overload. Here are some great wrap-ups that allow you to pick and choose specific areas of interest with accompanying videos, pictures, or slideshows.

Sendmail's New GreetPause Feature

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HowTos

In most cases, spammers are motivated to send their unsolicited emails as rapidly as possible. Slamming is a technique where the spammer simply fires all of the SMTP commands necessary to transmit an email message to another mail server without waiting for the normal SMTP responses from the remote machine. GreetPause is one of those extremely useful spam-fighting techniques that precisely identifies a specific type of unwanted email traffic.

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