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Story Freedom and Informed Choice srlinuxx 19/04/2010 - 3:09am
Story A pleasant surprise: VortexBox srlinuxx 19/04/2010 - 12:34am
Story The Ubuntu Software Center- An under utilized asset? srlinuxx 19/04/2010 - 12:33am
Story Open Source segment on PBS Newshour srlinuxx 19/04/2010 - 12:26am
Story The Debian Democracy srlinuxx 19/04/2010 - 12:23am
Story First Contact Review: Ubuntu 10.04 Beta2 srlinuxx 18/04/2010 - 8:40pm
Story 9 More OpenOffice Extensions srlinuxx 18/04/2010 - 8:39pm
Story Ubuntu: How to Measure Canonical’s Business Progress srlinuxx 18/04/2010 - 8:38pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/04/2010 - 5:27pm
Story What To Do After A Fresh Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Install Script - New Version Released hotice 18/04/2010 - 4:11pm

Why free and open source is more than a fad

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OSS

I recently read an article in the "mainstream" media that gave me pause. The author made an assertion that the current trend towards Open Source might just be a passing fad.

Book Review - The Official Ubuntu Book

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The Official Ubuntu Book, brought to you by a number of folks who actively write or document Ubuntu and is a great book for those looking to move from OSX or Windows to Ubuntu. If you’re a novice or intermediate Ubuntu user then this book is for you. If you consider yourself an expert, you can still pick up a few things but most of what you’ll find here, you’ll already know.

Linux XP Desktop: A Windows face on an old Linux base

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Linux
Reviews

Late last month Linux-Online launched the English edition of Linux XP Desktop. The screenshots look pretty and amazingly similar to Windows XP. As a commercial distro for non-techie desktop users, does it do enough to challenge the likes of Linspire and Xandros?

Goodbye Palm, hello Access Linux Platform

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Linux

The Palm OS has officially ceased to be, giving way to Access Linux Platform. But analysts say the platform's future is unpredictable.

Upgrade your Kubuntu Destop to KDE 3.5.5

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HowTos

KDE is a network transparent contemporary desktop environment for UNIX workstations. Today we have got KDE 3.5.5 Version released so here we will how to upgrade Kubuntu desktop to latest version.

Linux: Future Of ReiserFS Development

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Reiser

With Namesys founder Hans Reiser recently arrested as the prime suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife, a brief thread on the lkml discussed the future of ReiserFS.

Linux gaming/PMP handheld gets more hackable

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Gaming

Gamepark Holdings is shipping a breakout board for its GP2X, a sub-$200 Linux-based handheld gaming platform and portable media player (PMP). The "Breakout Board" adds standard PC I/O, helping hobbyists build GP2X-based home DivX systems, MAME cabinets, MP3/OGG sound systems, or classic computer set-ups, the company suggests.

Linux saves the day by recovering data in Windows servers

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HowTos

One of the most frightening aspects of computer technology for any IT manager is the loss of data stored on mass storage devices (disk drives). This article will review some options for recovering data including a cool way to recover data from a Windows disk using a Linux server.

Firefox Party - Join the fun!

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Moz/FF

All over the world, we're celebrating the launch of Firefox 2. Join the fun by hosting or attending a party. We're targeting the weekend of October 27th for the shared celebration.

Network, Server statistics graphing Using Cacti in Ubuntu Server

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HowTos

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

GIMP 2.3.12 Development Release

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Software

Version 2.3.12 is a snapshot of the development towards GIMP 2.4. We are mostly polishing things at this point, but a few features are still waiting to be added. Some new features include a Perspective Clone tool, panning the image view using the Space bar, and a Lens Distortion plug-in.

ApacheCon 2006: The state of the feather and more

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Software

ApacheCon US 2006 kicked off its general session this morning in Austin, Texas, following two days of tutorials. Apache Software Foundation (ASF) president Sander Striker opened the proceedings with his "State of the Feather" address. Cliff Stoll, the hacker-catching, planetary astronomer, author, and volunteer 7th grade science teacher, followed Striker with a keynote address which included a demonstration of how he taught a 7th grade science class to measure the speed of light.

The Evolving Windows Vs. Linux Battle

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OS

There's a popular notion swirling around the high-tech sector that Microsoft's dominant position in the industry and software bugs have customers scurrying for the cover of Linux.

EC boosts open source for public sector

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OSS

The European Commission is to open a new web portal to facilitate the use of shared open source software across the public sector.

Reiser filesystem development to continue

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Linux

Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested. The effect on Reiser4 should not be all that bad. [Of] the people who are still working on it, many are very devoted to it and do not plan to drop their work until Reiser4 is actually merged into the vanilla kernel.

Book review: Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional

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Are you, or do you know, a non-techie? A non-techie who takes pride in their lack of techno-savvy, who still clings to the belief that while other people might use GNU/Linux, it’s a bit technological for the likes of them? Well here you go, ladies and gents.

Manage Linux Hardware with udev (Part 2)

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Linux

Last week we learned the basics of the udev filesystem, and how to dig up device names. Today we dive into writing custom udev rules. Why would you want to acquire this strange knowledge? Because, believe it or not, computers are not yet perfect, so sometimes we must fix them.

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks

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Reviews

Rickford Grant's book runs parallel to Gagné's, which I reviewed recently. They are both good books, though Grant is even more directed to the absolute newbie than Gagné.

Linux vs. Windows Vista: Is There a Contest?

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OS

We know we’ve said it before, but the answer to any question most often depends on whom you ask. Whether the bad press surrounding Windows Vista’s anti-piracy program will hurt Microsoft’s share of the OS market in favor of Linux is no exception.

UNIX tips: Become a better blogger with UNIX

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Linux

Did you know that blogging and UNIX go hand in hand? The native Web and text-processing tools of UNIX enable you to create your blogs quickly and easily. Discover command-line tools and some handy tips for improving your UNIX blogging skills.

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