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Story Mandriva: net_monitor lives again srlinuxx 2 26/09/2009 - 3:46am
Story 1,000 year-old math problem solved srlinuxx 3 26/09/2009 - 3:42am
Story On keynotes and apologies srlinuxx 1 26/09/2009 - 2:20am
Story Helpful Tools for Software Developers srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:16am
Story LinuxCon 2009 Wrap-Up: The Continuing Benefits srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:15am
Story Howto: Pick out an old computer srlinuxx 26/09/2009 - 2:13am
Story Nintendo Emulation w/ Linux! – All you need to know! srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 11:10pm
Story Linux family tree, version 0.90 srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 11:06pm
Story Five Linux-Compatible Online Backup and Storage Services srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 11:04pm
Story Rugged laptops (finally) run Linux srlinuxx 25/09/2009 - 10:57pm

Linux 101: Simplify your life with Linux package managers

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Package managers, which are included in many Linux distributions, can simplify the overall decision making process and save you time and frustration.

Among Linux music players, Banshee really wails

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Reviews

Over the last few years, the number of Linux music players has mushroomed, providing a variety of applications to suit different people. I've tried several Linux music players since I started using the operating system, but none of them were perfect for my requirements. I recently tried out an increasingly popular music player, Banshee, and have found a new personal favourite.

LAMP on Sarge

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This documents my adventure setting up a LAMP server on Sarge with Apache2, PHP5, MySQL5, phpMyAdmin, Smarty, and ADODB. It covers installation and just enough sample code to test everything.

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Simpler tools for Gnome

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Software

A significant revision of the Gnome desktop environment arriving in mid-March will introduce simple administrator tools designed for locking down desktops and other tasks, according to developers.

XGL and Compiz on Ubuntu

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HowTos

So you want to play around with XGL and Compiz but don't want to compile X.org 7.0 from source or do too much work. If that's the case, you're in luck! Ubuntu's Dapper Drake release has all of the experimental packages pre-built so you won't have to.

The Politics of Honest Voting

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Misc

I keep hoping that a technical solution to the unaccountability of current voting technology is right around the corner. Unfortunately, each time I think we are moving in the right direction, I see more politics added.

New Savage 2: A Tortured Soul movie

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Gaming

S2 Games has issued a new movie trailer for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, revealing more of their fantasy multiplayer 3D action realtime strategy shooter sequel in development.

SUSE 10.1 Beta 4 looking for a few good servers

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SUSE

If you are feeling adventurous, the openSUSE project, which is creating the next generation of Novell Inc's SUSE desktop Linux and its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server variant, would love to get a little help from you testing out the new SUSE 10.1 Beta 4 release of the development version of the operating system.

Review: Versora Progression Desktop

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Linux distributions have virtually all of the amenities that desktop users want, but moving from Windows to Linux is still a bit of a challenge for users who need to migrate their settings and files to a new desktop. Versora's Progression Desktop utility is designed to copy a user's settings and files from Windows to Linux, mitigating the hassles that come with migration. It's still a bit rough around the edges, but it's a major step toward making it easier to move to Linux.

The hidden perils of DSL

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If you spend a lot of time online, you need a broadband Internet connection. There is more to consider than just speed. DSL services often contain hidden limitations (including one that may put your safety at risk), hassles, and costs that you won’t find out about until you’ve signed up.

Interview with Robin Miller, Author of Point and Click OpenOffice.org

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Linux

Internet star Robin "Roblimo" Miller recently wrote "Point & Click OpenOffice.org", a work explaining this suite's basics. The book is meant to be easy and instructive, so that any user can be proficient in OOo in just a few minutes. This interview was conducted with Miller to learn a bit more about the book and its author.

Patch testing

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HowTos

Critical to the concept of patch management is testing. When applied indiscriminately, patches can override working drivers, break existing software, and change the links to key files. They may introduce new features that override services on which you rely. Best practices suggest that you test every patch before installing it on production computers. Ideally, you'll have one or more extra computers available for this purpose.

Core Web Application Development With PHP and MySQL

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Book review: Overall the choice of topics provides a good solid overview both of the specifics of PHP and MySQL and also the broader issues of web application development. This makes the book a much more useful proposition than separate PHP and MySQL introductions.

Microsoft Faces EU Complaint From IBM, Nokia, Oracle

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Microsoft

International Business Machines Corp., Oracle Corp. and Nokia Oyj filed a new complaint against Microsoft Corp., accusing the world's largest software maker of abusing its dominance in products such as word processors and spreadsheets.

Razorback Servers Seized

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It appears that one of the largest eDonkey2000 communities is no more. It is being reported the Federal Belgian Police have raided and seized Razorback2's servers. In addition, it is suspected the administrator of Razorback2 is currently in custody.

KDE Quickies: Award Voting, New Releases, Live CD, FOSDEM Talks

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KDE

LinuxQuestions.org launched their Members Choice Awards Polls. Plenty of KDE applications and KDE itself up for your votes. Krusader released 1.70.0 of their file manager. Kubuntu released a live CD with the latest KDE, KOffice and Amarok.

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