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Story RSSOwl 2.0.1 Review - Feature-Rich Feed Reader for Linux Chris7mas 27/12/2009 - 10:07am
Story Sansa Fuze, Works great with Ubuntu and Rythmbox srlinuxx 26/12/2009 - 10:32pm
Story Decent Office Suite in Linux srlinuxx 26/12/2009 - 10:30pm
Story Open source became big business in 2009 srlinuxx 26/12/2009 - 8:27pm
Story An early look at VLMC srlinuxx 26/12/2009 - 8:26pm
Story Proposal for a new Linux distribution srlinuxx 26/12/2009 - 8:24pm
Story "I love" Google search results… OS X trails Linux srlinuxx 1 26/12/2009 - 8:14pm
Story Where is Samba going? gfranken 26/12/2009 - 7:51pm
Story Full Review: Nexuiz 2.5.2 - Free First-Person Shooter for Linux Chris7mas 26/12/2009 - 4:00pm
Story Ubuntu's backward step srlinuxx 26/12/2009 - 1:38pm

Rotating Linux Log Files

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HowTos

Logs… Any Linux system will generate many log files by default, containing various information about the operation of the system. If no rotation would occur on the various log files, then they will just grow bigger and bigger, filling up the space, but most importantly making it very difficult to find any information that we might be looking for in those log files.

Google vs. OO.o, for MS Office spreadsheet replacement

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Google

If you really want a free and good replacement for Microsoft Office, you should be looking to OpenOffice.org, not Google. OK, so it is rather neat that Google is releasing a Web-based spreadsheet, but come on, is it really that big a deal?

Cyberthriller featuring Linux PDA ships in dead-trees format

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Linux

A science-fiction cyber-thriller centering around -- and partially written on -- a Sharp Zaurus PDA running Linux is now available in paperback from Amazon.com. Digital Life, by Kevin Milne, aims to depict real-life hacking and digital insurgence more accurately than popular media.

A Continuing Work in Progress: The State of Linux 2006

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Linux

In days gone by, the personification of Linux might have conjured up the image of a hotshot college kid full of half-baked ideas and sharp edges. But that college kid has now graduated into the business world, and unleashed his furious entrepreneurial spirit. Today, Linux has a sharper, more refined edge than before, and has branched out into private, public, enterprise and governmental sectors. Linux also spans all manner of hardware platforms, and serves an incredibly wide variety of purposes.

PapugLinux 06.1 Screenshot Tour

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Linux

PapugLinux is a minimal linux live CD based on the Gentoo distribution for x86 computer architecture. The goal of PapugLinux is to provide a minimal but functional free operating system and to be runable on most computers, from 64MB old systems to the latest powerful configurations.

OSDir has some nice shots of PapugLinux in the PapugLinux 06.1 Screenshot Tour.

IE And Firefox Sport New Zero-day Flaw

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Security

Multiple security organizations warned Tuesday that Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, and SeaMonkey -- on Windows, Linux, and the Mac -- are vulnerable to a JavaScript bug that could allow a determined attacker to dupe users into giving up sensitive personal information such as credit card or bank account numbers and passwords.

Book Review: Linux Annoyances For Geeks, by Michael Jang

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Every now and then, someone comes up with a fun title. 'Linux Annoyances for Geeks' is a definitely fun - and accurate - title for this book. There aren't that many books that really deal with the things that are annoyances, because the annoyances usually come from the late phone calls or the unanswered emails on a list. That's what this book is supposed to be for.

How To: DPKG guide

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This tutorial will bring you through dpkg, the debian package manager. As I introduce apt, I will now introduce dpkg and show how to search which files are installed by a package, which packages are installed on your system.

Gorky17 gone gold

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Gaming

LGP and Hyperion announced that their horror themed game, Gorky 17 has gone gold! A demo is available.

Shell Corner: Bash Dynamically Loadable Built-in Commands

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Bash shell programmers can improve the efficiency of their scripts by using the shell's dynamically loadable built-in commands. This month, Chris F.A. Johnson shows us how to use them.

The implications of Red Hat's JBoss buy

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Linux

Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss could have significant implications for the enterprise software market. Matthew Aslett reports.

New version of Joomla arrives

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Software

LEADING open-source content management system, Joomla, has been upgraded to version 1.0.9 featuring 12 security and over 160 general bug fixes.

Debian DPL Threatens to Leave SPI Over Sun Java

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Linux

A three-week-long flame war in debian-devel over the new Java Distribution License has culminated in Anthony Towns, the newly elected Debian Project Lead, offering to separate Debian from its legal representative, SPI. This came as a response to SPI member John Goerzen's objections to the Debian project's interaction with Sun's legal team around the new JDL license without review from SPI's lawyers.

Taking Puppy for a short walk

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Linux
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Puppy 2.0 was released several days ago and I'd been quite anxious to find the time to look at it. This major release brings about some significant changes to the underlying code as well as some visible changes - most notably the mozilla-seamonkey suite and kernel 2.6.16.7.

Emacs tips: Making outlines

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The ability to make outlines, or to view any structured document in an outline view, are touted features of Microsoft Word and just about every word processor out there. Linux has its ways here, too. The Vim editor has folding, and Emacs has Outline mode, which lets you selectively view documents by their main headings. You can hide and view the text under headings, move quickly between headings, and easily mark whole branches of the outline for cutting.

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GIMP 2.3.9 Development Release

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GIMP 2.3.9 is the latest and hopefully one of the last development snapshots on our way to version 2.4 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program. There are 28 notable changes in GIMP v2.3.9, not counting all of the bug fixes and code cleanup.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Live DVD Released

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SUSE

The SUSE Linux 10.1 Live DVD is available now. The Live DVD is a 32bit Intel-based system which contains 4 GB of great Linux software compressed into a 1.7 GB ISO.

Secure your email communication with free software

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HowTos

Email is one of the most common activities we perform on the internet. However, email is also one of the most vulnerable internet services currently used. In this article, you’ll learn how to install, setup, and use the Mozilla Thunderbird email client for secure, encrypted email using GnuPG and the Enigmail Mozilla Thunderbird extension.

My desktop OS: Zeta

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OS

In a world filled with alternative operating systems, sometimes you have to search for the best. Mac OS X? Nah. "Place name here" distribution of Linux? Nope. Zeta? Definitely. Zeta has all the power it needs to be my primary OS.

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