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Story 10 Reasons Why Chrome OS Will Outshine Nokia, Linux on Netbooks srlinuxx 1 18/09/2009 - 10:18am
Story Opera browser bids for America srlinuxx 1 18/09/2009 - 10:08am
Story The FOSS image is important. srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 10:03am
Story The Pyramids and the Bazaar srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 10:01am
Story 3 Reasons why we shouldn’t use Linux srlinuxx 3 18/09/2009 - 9:37am
Story Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha 6 Released, Features The New Ubuntu Software Store [Screenshots] hotice 18/09/2009 - 9:12am
Story Former Zenwalkers Do Salix OS Fork srlinuxx 3 18/09/2009 - 8:34am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 4:54am
Story Toward a long-term SUSE-based distribution srlinuxx 1 18/09/2009 - 3:39am
Story Please Reinstate the OS Wars srlinuxx 18/09/2009 - 2:02am

Mini Review: Opera 8.5

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I'm a two browser man. Or rather: I used to be. For a long time I have been using Konqueror and Opera 7 more or less concurrently, depending on the task at hand. I've always liked Opera for its polished, intuitive GUI, and the good rendering engine. However, something always made me go back to Konq, it just felt better for some tasks.

Pentoo Mini LiveCD v2006.0

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Linux

Pentoo, a Network Security Consortium distribution based off of Gentoo, has released their Mini-Pentoo v2006.0 build. Not only is this a great LiveCD security distribution, but it comes without many of the hassles beginning Linux users have faced when attempting to run Gentoo, and of course Emerge is included. We have the Screenshots!

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Degunk Linux and debunk FUD

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Degunking Linux could easily have been called "Intermediate Linux Administration 101", but then no one would have bought it. Degunking Linux is inherently eye-catching. The title makes everyone curious. The Microsofties are thinking, "Ha! I knew that there was gunk in Linux!" and the Penguinistas are thinking, "No way. Linux doesn't have gunk." Both of those groups of book buyers will get more and less than what they hoped to find in the 320 pages of Roderick's book.

Theming Bash

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Shell themes are shell presets that, when invoked, customize the shell with various useful commands for working on a specific project. Before you can write shell themes, you need to implement an infrastructure for creating them.

SUSE Linux 10 Unleashed

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While the book is aimed at the Linux beginner, it's certainly not aimed at those who don't know one end of an operating system from another. It's not the sort of book to recommend to friends and relatives who aren't computer literate.

Boeing Uses Concurrent's RedHawk Linux

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Linux

Concurrent, provider of Linux OS has announced that Boeing has selected RedHawk Linux for use in Symtx avionics test equipment used in support of the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems' Air Force C-17 modernization program.

Not even Peter Jackson can rescue King Kong the game

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Gaming

From an experienced gamer's point of view, I think it's even safe to say that Peter Jackson's King Kong (just King Kong from now on) fails in almost every aspect that it possibly can fail, starting from bad QC (quality control).

Book Review: Exploring the JDS Linux Desktop

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With all the interest in the OS and office productivity suite package, someone had to come up with a book to take IT enthusiasts along for the ride. O'Reilly Media's Exploring the JDS Linux Desktop, by Tom Adelstein and Sam Hiser, is an ideal introduction for the novice to more advanced user, especially since it is packaged with a live CD-ROM that lets you run the OS from RAM without installing it on your computer.

Kubuntu Distro Sprint

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Ubuntu

This last week was the Ubuntu distro sprint, where a bunch of core Ubuntu developers get locked in a bland hotel in a bland part of London (which was overcast for the whole week with no variation in weather) and told to work on things in return for Amarulla. So here's the first exciting screenshot of the new Kubuntu live CD installer.

ATI + X2 The Threat

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Gaming

Linux Game Publishing's port of Egosoft's X2 - The Threat has reached a new milestone with the fourth BETA release. Although there are still bugs to be fixed in the game before it ships to gaming distributors, this latest release available exclusively to the closed LGP testing community finally features ATI commercial driver support. Will this be another disappointment for the fans in red, or will this be a crucial win? We have thoroughly tested X2 - The Threat BETA 4 with various ATI Radeon cards as well as a NVIDIA GeForce 6 for comparative numbers.

Why not break free?

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Linux

Danny and Linda Lee, who are both in their mid-50s, know as much about computers as they do about gangsta rap. Yet Mr and Mrs Lee's computer at their home in Bedhampton, Hampshire, doesn't run Microsoft Windows. Nor is it a newbie-friendly Mac.

Setting Up a yum Repository

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While there are many Linux users who prefer other tools for doing their patch management, yum is designed for RPM-based distributions. Its popularity has grown as Fedora Linux has adapted yum as its primary patch management tool. This chapter will help you set up and configure a yum repository for your Linux distribution.

PC-BSD : A user friendly BSD flavour geared for the desktop

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Linux
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Recently interest has been generated in making at least some of the Unix variants more user friendly and many projects have come up which aim to create a better experience for the end user both in installing and using them. One such project is PC-BSD.

Google given extra time to fight subpoena

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Google

The Judge hearing Google's defence against the US attorney general's subpoena for search information has delayed the hearing for two weeks.

OOo Impress: Slide Shows that Will Impress Almost Anyone

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HowTos

OOo Impress is a replacement for Microsoft's PowerPoint. Even if you're not an experienced presenter, Impress will help you create professional-looking slide shows.

Introducing KnoppMyth, a user-friendly Linux set-top box distro

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Open source project founder Cecil Watson provides some background on KnoppMyth in this brief project history. The project aims to create an easy-to-install-and-use Linux distribution for set-top boxes.

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