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Story GNOME Multimedia tools updates srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 6:11pm
Story How Linux is taking over the network srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 6:01pm
Story Female dev's outburst against Torvalds was planned srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 4:21pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 3:18pm
Story Delicious Raspberry Pi srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 1:58am
Story Khronos Releases OpenGL 4.4 Specification srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 1:56am
Story Ubuntu vs Xubuntu srlinuxx 25/07/2013 - 1:55am
Story Open Source and the Gaming Industry srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 11:38pm
Story Fedora 19 KDE review - The cat is dead srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 11:34pm
Story NSA Exposes Cloud Computing’s Weakness srlinuxx 24/07/2013 - 11:31pm

Secure the Hell Out of Your Linux box

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Linux

tuxtraining.com: In light of your computer rights at boarder security, the House Passing the Pro-IP act, malicious script kiddies and crackers in this world, and if it’s a business machine, also worrying about your competition, there are a lot of people in this world that want to know what you’re doing on your computer and online, legally and illegally.

Linux File Systems: You Get What You Pay For

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Linux

enterprisestorageforum.com: I am frequently asked by potential customers with high I/O requirements if they can use Linux instead of AIX or Solaris. Can Linux file systems, which I will define as ext-4, XFS and xxx, match the performance of file systems on other UNIX-based large SMP servers such as IBM and Sun?

First look at OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta

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OOo

blogs.zdnet.com: Since I’m testing the viability of running Ubuntu on a number of platforms, and paving the way to shift from Internet Explorer to Firefox 3.0, I might as well take a look at the viability of abandoning Microsoft Office and making the leap to OpenOffice.org.

KDE 4.0.4 on openSUSE 10.3

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KDE

andi.opensuse-id.org: After knowing this news, I immediatly took YaST to update all KDE4 packages yesterday. Now, I’m going to mention how to do that in easy (GUI) way, how to install or update KDE 4 to your openSUSE machine (I’m recenty using openSUSE 10.3 right now and used in this whole tutorial). I assume You have installed KDE 4.0 before following this tutorial, see this to install KDE 4.0 in your openSUSE machine.

Best Free MySQL GUI tools for Linux

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Software

anojrs.blogspot: MySQL is definitely one of the leading opensource database projects around and mainstream companies like google and yahoo have successfully incorporated MySQL into their highly powerful and scalable server platforms. LAMP stacks are increasingly becoming popular and MySQL is a great tool for beginners and students to learn databases.

Running a business on desktop Linux

desktoplinux.com: This paper surveys Linux's suitability for use by owners of very small businesses and the self-employed. It was written by Howard Fosdick, a self-employed database consultant who finds Linux fairly well-suited to his needs, and reckons it has saved him thousands of dollars in recent years.

Review: Shuttle KPC K4500 Compact PC

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Hardware

computerworld.com: Shuttle's $199 KPC K4500 is a testament to ever-improving computer production techniques and design. With its skin on, it looks like a standard breadbox-size system--a type of PC whose interior tends to be a rat's nest of cables, riser cards, and support members. But the K45 manages to combine a small exterior with a roomy interior.

The Tragedy of Linux: You Can Hack an OS, But You Can't Hack People

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: I've been promising a follow-up to Ubuntu is not Linux. Because the broad point that I'm trying to make needs to be hammered down, I will explain it again and again and again, more and more clearly each time. Why is this idea so apparently hard for others to grasp and so nose-on-my-face evident to me?

Embedded Linux is doomed. DOOOMED!

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: In the article, entitled "Embedded Linux: With friends like these, who needs enemies?" O'Dowd, whose company makes the Integrity separation kernel and real-time operating system (RTOS), suggests that by spreading FUD about DIY Linux, the leading Linux distro vendors are actually proving that their underlying embedded Linux technology is deeply flawed.

Understanding Firewalls

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HowTos

raiden.net: The term "Firewall" originally came from the building trade and was typically a wall made of stones or bricks that was designed to confine a fire and protect the building by containing the fire in one place. In today's tech world, a firewall is something entirely different.

Ubuntu: Smells Like Team Spirit

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Ubuntu

blogs.techtarget.com: If a Linux distribution is not named after a Red Hat, does it still exist? Do sports teams improve their chances with Linux-inspired monikers? Do Linux administrators need to learn fencing to keep up with the tech industry?

Read the Fine Print on "Open Source" Software

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OSS

ostatic.com: I read a story earlier this week about a company named Aras switching from a traditional proprietary model to one involving "open source." But then the article indicated that Aras was releasing its software under a "shared source" license that was written by Microsoft. Now, to anyone in the world of open-source software, the term "shared source" is a red flag.

KNewStuff with Goya

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Software

jpwhiting.blogspot: KHotNewstuff2 is going to be using Goya (once it moves out of kdereview and into kdeui on the 19th). So I wanted to let everyone see the new ui a bit and get some feedback.

Amarok Review

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Software

50webs.org: Since Amarok 2 is on its way with all the fuss around it and the currently stable 1.4.9.1 version will probably be the last in the 1.x series, I decided to make a review of the last stable Amarok.

gNewSense 2.0 (deltah) Review

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: So gNewSense 2.0 came out a few days ago as the gNewSense crew is tracking Ubuntu LTS releases. Of course, the bad part is that there is no upgrade path from gNewSense 1.0 to 2.0.

today's leftovers

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News
  • XUbuntu - Day 1

  • Live upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy
  • Ubuntu hits mainstream Italian television
  • How Ubuntu saved me a Bomb of money!
  • Victory: Skype withdraws appeals case, judgement from lower court accepted
  • The Bilski oral arguments - Groklaw member webster attended
  • OLPC Australia: XO targeting education and definitely NO Windows
  • OLPC: First Week at the two Test Schools
  • Linux Tip: Tighten Up Security And Disable SSH Login For Root Account
  • Book review: The power of group sharing
  • a beginners linux distro
  • Asus Eee PC And NX
  • NASA ditches Itanic for new Xeon-based w/ Suse Linux
  • The Curse of Open Source License Proliferation
  • Few Words on LaTex Fonts
  • VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code
  • Linux in Under 5 Minutes
  • How Fresh is the CPAN?
  • Using a wiki for FOSS application documentation

Declaration of Lindependence

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OSS

lin08.wordpress: When in the course of digital events, it becomes necessary for the people to dissolve the proprietary bonds which have connected them with their computer operating systems and other proprietary software.

What Can We Learn from the MySQL Saga?

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Software

computerworlduk.com: It seems appropriate that Sweden, the original home of MySQL, should be part of the ancient Norse territories, for the MySQL open/closed code story is threatening to turn into a saga as long and as complex as Njal's.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Discover user guides and manuals within your linux system

  • Configuring Folding@home for Linux
  • Synchronize your databases with SqlSync
  • hideous gtk themes in kde4 sessions
  • How to Install Your Graphics Drivers Under Linux
  • How To Find Out If ISP Is Throttling BitTorrent Traffic
  • How to prevent Linux man pages from clearing after you quit reading
  • How To select fastest mirror in Ubuntu

GNU and FSF News for May 2008

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OSS

advogato.org: Skype fought the GPL and the GPL won. The OLPC XO project abandons free software just as RMS switches to an XO; RMS not happy. New monthly newsletters from the FSF and FSFE. GNOME and KDE want to have a joint development conference in 2009.

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