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Story Linux Mint Maya Vs. Windows 8! srlinuxx 05/06/2012 - 11:07pm
Story Linux Leads Server Growth srlinuxx 05/06/2012 - 11:05pm
Blog entry 2 cool features to expect in KDE 4.9 finid 05/06/2012 - 6:57pm
Story Steam for Linux will launch in 2012 srlinuxx 05/06/2012 - 6:07pm
Story Linus Torvalds finds GNOME 3.4 to be a "total user experience design failure" srlinuxx 05/06/2012 - 6:02pm
Story Firefox 13 Available Now srlinuxx 05/06/2012 - 6:01pm
Blog entry How to change the height and position of the KDE panel finid 05/06/2012 - 8:25am
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 459 srlinuxx 04/06/2012 - 7:37pm
Story Significant improvements coming in Linux 3.5 srlinuxx 04/06/2012 - 7:35pm
Story Why I Dislike Ubuntu - Reason #37 srlinuxx 04/06/2012 - 7:32pm

Spam and Virus filtering for e-mail with UNIX

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Software

Look beyond tools like SpamAssassin and Amavis to see how you can extend them and provide additional filtering facilities to lower the amount of spam hitting the e-mail boxes of your users. Most companies use spam and virus filtering services on their UNIX platforms, but there are some methods that you can use that help improve your filtering scores and might even eliminate spam reaching inboxes.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open letter to OpenSUSE users about Beagle

  • People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Rosenauer
  • Fedora 9 Gets Sulphur Codename
  • Bob Young and the Rise of Red Hat
  • Can Microsoft open up to open source?
  • Why the Cloudbook Doesn’t Matter
  • Asteroid 2007 TU24 to pass near Earth on January 29-30
  • Howto: Fixing GRUB After A Windows Installation
  • Next Version Of CinelerraCV a "Work In Progress"
  • Zenwalk 5.0 - Something More, Something New.
  • NVIDIA Releases Two OSS Driver Updates

Re-Examining the PC-as-Appliance Model

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Linux

Linux Today: Macs come close to a toaster model, with Linux right there, given the security and automated update features available. Windows? Right, that's our laugh for this week's column. But "close" is still a long ways away. Even the pre-loaded Linux machines being sold out on the market now fall short of a "plug-in-and-forget" operating scenario. This week, however, I begin to wonder if such a goal is worthy after all.

The Seven Kinds of Ziff-Davis or CNET anti-Linux FUD Pundits

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: While the bloggers in my neighborhood seem to be trying to catalog the FOSS users as if we were a species of butterfly or something, I thought I'd contribute to the noise. Only my offering will be a taxonomy of those writers whose mighty corporate paychecks make them columnists while their desire to roll around on the floor with the kids and be cool makes them "bloggers".

Get involved: Suggest features for the Gentoo 2008.0 release

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: Release Engineering team members are in the planning stages for 2008.0, and they want your help! Is there anything you'd like to see added, changed or removed from Gentoo's release media?

Lotus Notes 8.5 to fully support Ubuntu Linux 7.10 in mid-2008

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Software

computerworld: Is Linux on the enterprise desktop finally ready for prime time? IBM apparently thinks so as it prepares to deliver its next versions of Lotus Notes enterprise collaboration software and Lotus Symphony office productivity applications for the first time with full support for Ubuntu Linux 7.10 sometime in the second half of this year.

Parcellite - a GNOME clipboard manager

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fosswire.com: The clipboard is one thing that we often take forgranted. The concept of copy and paste is almost burnt into our minds, and we use it to move text and objects from application to application. Often, however, the restriction of having only one object on the clipboard at any one time can be limiting. Enter Parcellite.

Elisa 0.3.3 - Media Centre for Kids

Initially I was quite excited by the release of Elisa 0.3.3 from the team at Fluendo. In general, I like the work Fluendo does - amongst other initiatives they have codecs for sale that alleviate any legal qualms you may have about installing "non-free" video codecs from various locations, they have an interesting Java streaming video applet called Cortado and they provide a reasonably priced online streaming service. So, high hopes for Elisa 0.3.3.

Foundation rewards Open Source business plans

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OSS

vnunet.com: The Open Source Business Foundation, a European open source network has awarded a total of €75,000 to the three winners of its annual Open Source Business Awards.

coupla interesting images

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Linux

coupla EeePC reviews

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Linux
Hardware

Celebrity advice on keeping your Linux desktop secure

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Linux

linux.com: One of the main reasons people move from Windows to Linux is the promise of greater security from malware on the Internet. Everyone knows you need to add extra security to try to keep a Windows desktop safe, but what do you have to do to accomplish the same thing on Linux?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use tcpdump for network debugging

  • Theme GNOME Apps Running in KDE 4.0
  • How to Easily Improve/Enhance Font Rendering in Xubuntu
  • Can you get cp to give a progress bar like wget?
  • Linux commands for “What is taking up all my space?”
  • Apt-file: Providing apt’s answer to rpm -qf
  • How to get root access in recovery mode if sudo is broken (Ubuntu)
  • Linux Perl Script To Graph Out Paging, Memory and CPU

FTC Announces Landmark Settlement in “Patent Hold Up” Action

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OSS

consortiuminfo.org: The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that patent licensing promises made by National Semiconductor for US$1000 flat one-time fee is binding on a future holder of the patent.

U.S. OLPC Recipients Irate Over Tiny Laptop Delays, Headaches

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OLPC

pcworld.com: When Seattle, Washington resident David Ruggiero heard about an opportunity to get his hands on the innovative XO laptop made by the One Laptop Per Child charitable organization, he hopped on it. Within two hours after the promotion began on Nov. 12 he snapped one up.

linux.conf.au set to kick off in Melbourne

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itnews.com.au: Melbournites beware, Linus Torvalds and his colony of penguins are arriving in force for the annual Free and Open Source Software conference, linux.conf.au.

Review: gOS 2.0 Beta

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Linux

raiden.net: THE idea of low-cost computers running Linux operating systems is steadily gathering ground in the market place. But can cheap and cheerful also mean innovative and interesting? I think it can, and I think gOS 2.0 (codenamed 'Rocket') is proof of that.

Kommando: A floating panel for KDE

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Software

linux.com: Inspired by the command wheel in the Neverwinter Nights online game, Kommando is a floating command panel for KDE. Although Kommando's development is almost as slow as an official Debian release, and is only at version 0.5.2, it is already a configurable and convenient addition to the array of panels available in KDE.

KDE 4: My List Of Most Awaited Applications

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KDE

linux.wordpress: I have been using KDE 4.0 since the day ONE, and of course compared to my KDE 3.5.8 desktop (both on openSUSE 10.3) there are tonnes of features that are currently missing. I really would have loved the following applications to be fully ported, functioning and support all that KDE 4 has to offer:

Four productivity-boosting Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: I've been using Firefox as my primary browser for so long that Internet Explorer looks strange to me on those odd occasions when Windows Update or some other automatic Windows setting opens it. There are lots of reasons Firefox is my browser of choice, not the least of which are the great free add-ons.

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