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Story A few cool plugins for The GIMP (and how to add them) srlinuxx 09/01/2010 - 6:31pm
Story openSUSE 11.2… the day after. srlinuxx 09/01/2010 - 2:53pm
Story Kernel Sandbox srlinuxx 09/01/2010 - 2:51pm
Story e-Book Collection Management on Linux srlinuxx 09/01/2010 - 2:49pm
Story The Backflip: Motorola's Innovative Android Phone srlinuxx 09/01/2010 - 2:47pm
Story On the road again with Mandriva 2010 Spring Alpha1 srlinuxx 09/01/2010 - 2:46pm
Story BSD Magazine goes free srlinuxx 09/01/2010 - 2:44pm
Story The rise of web applications and Chrome: it's all about timescales fsmag 09/01/2010 - 12:43pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 09/01/2010 - 4:06am
Story 10 Characteristics of a Linux Guru? srlinuxx 1 08/01/2010 - 10:58pm

The Break-Up: Not a good date movie

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Although The Break-up is laced with wit and charm throughout, the theme and ultimate outcome make it not the best flick to take a date. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star.

Neverwinter Nights: Infinite Dungeons Premium Module

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Gaming

This week on PCBurn's Linux Game Review we're taking a look at Infinite Dungeons, BioWare's newest (and last) official module for Neverwinter Nights. It's a professionally crafted game expansion that aims to replicate the automatic dungeon generation game play of rogue style dungeon romps such as nethack or ADOM. Let's see how it stacks up.

Novell hits a desktop home run with SLED 10

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SUSE

For the forthcoming SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10, Novell went back to the drawing board to rethink what makes a good desktop. The result is extremely impressive.

How To: Enable apache modules under Debian based system

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Apache is usually suitable out of the box for most common used. The apache structure under debian based systems is actually really well made as it is really easy to activate or deactivate module. This how-to will show how to activate or deactivate available modules under a debian system running apache2.

How to know which Linux Distribution you are using ?

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Here are a few ways to find out which linux distro you are using :

Removing sendmail

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Software

Sendmail has a terrible reputation for security. While the latest releases are very good, past releases have been less than secure and that is where the reputation has come from.

It's Not a Gold Watch...

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Why should Linux--as a technology, as a community--give a darn about anything Microsoft does? The story of Gates' retirement, as big as it was, wasn't about Linux or open source at all. And, try as many in the mainstream media wanted to make this about Linux, they really could not make a valid connection.

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Can't I Just Click on Something? Debian package management from the perspective of a total newbie

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Just about any distro these days installs nicely to the hard drive. What can sometimes happen is that the system breaks when packages are added to the collection which the distro provides by default.

Why don't you get Linux?

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Humor

To the tune of "Why don't you get a job" by The Offspring

You won't pay, for upgrades. No way!
No, no, Why don't you get Linux
Say no way, say no way, no way
No, no, Why don't you get Linux

How to keep users from messing up their desktops

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While I prefer allowing every user to customize his system, some managers may want to keep users from messing up a standard configuration. There are two basic approaches to this process. First, you can disable access to the key tools. Second, you can change ownership and permissions on associated configuration files to prevent changes by regular users.

US government agencies look to efficiently convert old data

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While the federal government looks into software than can convert paper data into electronic form, some state governments see open-source software as the wave of the future, said Dennis Wells, deputy chief information officer for the Office of Information Services at the Oregon Department of Human Resources.

MPlayer 1.0pre8 released

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It's been more than one year since our last release and yes, we are still alive! Like always, the length of the ChangeLog clearly shows we have been lazy to release but not lazy to code.

First Persian-English Open Source Linux Operating System is Released

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The first version of a bilingual open source Persian-English Linux operating system, called Sharif Linux 2, has been released by Sharif FarsiWeb Inc.

CIO Jury: Software licensing 'too complex'

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Traditional enterprise software licensing has become too complex and is pushing organisations towards on-demand and open source alternatives, according to IT directors.

Enlightenment 17 QuickStart Guide

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Enlightenment 17 or E17 as it is generally called, is a cool Window Manager for X. The latest stable version of Enlightenment is E16 (0.16.8.1). In this article we will talk about the latest CVS build available (0.16.999.023). So lets begin:

Review of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)

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If you go by the statistics at Distrowatch.com, Ubuntu has been the hottest distribution there for quite some time. After the release of their latest version, 6.06 LTS, codenamed "Dapper Drake", Ubuntu is going to get a lot hotter.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Google's Linux Leap

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The Spring of 2006 will certainly be remembered as a banner season for desktop Linux. The reason we think this will be remembered as an "up" season for Linux is due to the efforts of one company to port some of its popular applications to the Linux desktop. We speak, of course, of Google.

Updating multiple machines on low bandwidth

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There are situations where it is common to want to update multiple machines running Debian GNU/Linux whilst minimizing the bandwidth used for downloading packages and updates. There are several different solutions for this problem and here we'll look at one of them.

Understanding ELF using readelf and objdump

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What is ELF? ELF (Executable and Linking Format) is file format that defines how an object file is composed and organized. With this information, your kernel and the binary loader know how to load the file, where to look for the code, where to look the initialized data, which shared library that needs to be loaded and so on.

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