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Story 5 reasons to switch to Linux srlinuxx 02/07/2009 - 8:45pm
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Story Turn Your Old Laptop into a Powerful Linux Workhorse srlinuxx 02/07/2009 - 7:10pm
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Story Windows 7 vs Linux: What's the Best OS for Your Netbook? srlinuxx 02/07/2009 - 3:31pm
Story CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02: A review srlinuxx 02/07/2009 - 3:28pm
Story Virtual Linux is the prescription for hospital srlinuxx 02/07/2009 - 3:26pm

Check Point to Acquire Makers of Snort

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Sourcefire, Inc., developers of Snort, today announced that they have signed an agreement for Check Point to acquire Sourcefire. What does this mean for Snort?

It's Official - SuSE Linux 10.0 is Released!

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Oct 6th: SUSE Linux 10.0 OSS GM has been released. The OpenSuSE site is slowing down already under a slashdot effect as the masses flock to get directions to download mirrors.

Gentoo User's Response to Slacker who tried Gentoo

This is a gentoo user's answer to Mr. Slacker Tries His Hand at Gentoo. If you missed the story on OSNews on the Slacker Tries His Hand at Gentoo, you really must read it. It's a hilarios account of an experienced linux user's first try at gettting a Gentoo system all set up for work or play. At first I was gonna make a cute witty comment to the story and be on my way, but instead it turned into an article. I guess as I read his story I found I had something to say at about every experience he shared.

a penguinista's review of Serenity

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Reviews

Penguinistas tend to love Star Trek and Star Wars. Maybe it's the love of the idea of endless possibilities that runs as a common theme through both free open source software and those movies. I'm not here to do a traditional movie review, instead I'm going to try to figure out why penguinstas and GNUsters are going to see this film in droves, and if the film is really worth the hype.

Ad-free Opera browser up to 3 million downloads -- and counting

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Opera's browser seems to be music to the ears of Internet surfers. After the Oslo-based company served up about 1 million browser downloads in the first two days following its launch of the ad- and license-free Opera v8.5, some 3 million additional copies were downloaded in next two weeks.

Howto: Mail Server with Virtual Users And Domains

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HowTos

This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database with Courier on Debian Sarge 3.1.

Monitoring network traffic with Ruby and Pcap

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There are many situations where the ability to monitor network traffic can save a lot of time and effort. If you want to reverse engineer a network protocol, keep an eye on junior's browsing habits, or blackmail your evil boss, Ruby and libpcap can make it easy!

How Dell repels attempts to buy its 'open source' PC

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Dell this week received much praise for releasing a new version of its "open source" PC. While Dell garners glowing reviews for shipping such an open source OS-friendly product, the company's new E510n actually stands as yet another example of how hard Dell tries not to sell non-Microsoft gear.

Japanese state aims to boost state use of Linux software

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Linux

he government here aims to switch some of its computers to the free Linux operating system and reduce its dependence on Microsoft Corp's Windows, officials indicated.

SuSE Goes Gold?

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SUSE

Yet to be officially announced, SuSE Linux 10.0 iso torrents, cd isos and delta isos are making their way to ftp mirrors around the world.

Socialtext to open-source bulk of its software

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OSS

Socialtext Inc. plans to open-source more than 80% of its software, the company announced Wednesday. The U.S. start-up specializes in software and support for enterprises looking to set up their own internal wikis and Web logs.

Microsoft: No Office software for Linux

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. is not going to release a version of its Office suite software for open-source rival Linux, although the company is actively studying how Linux works and how it can integrate with the platform, a Microsoft representative said Wednesday.

Linux on desktop is a diverse market - really

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Linux

Don't expect hegemony from a single Linux vendor on the desktop comparable with Microsoft's Office, as rival frameworks and implementations tackle different markets.

Downloading Source Trees 101

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If you’ve been using open source for a good length of time, you’ve probably needed a feature or bug fix that’s only available in the development tree of a open source project. Here, let's see how to use CVS and SVN to access the development tree of a few notable projects.

Linux and the Desktop: Will it Jump the Hump?

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Linux

"Novell sees a lot of excitement and interest from companies that are looking at segments of their populations where these specialized desktops are in play," said Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Novell's director of marketing for Linux and open-source products. "Linux is seeing a lot of action there."

University of Stirling Migrates SAP Application Servers to Linux

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Linux

Red Hat has helped the University of Stirling in Scotland to migrate its SAP application servers, that manage the Human Resources and Payroll functions, to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Meet Komodo Linux

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Linux
Reviews
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Komodo Linux is a livecd based on PCLinuxOS remastered for personal and business needs of the developer. Perhaps more a learning project than anything, Komodo was released to the public and official version 1.0 is expected within weeks. Komodo is another on Distrowatch's waiting list, so come with us as we meet Komodo and speak with developer Simon Foote. Customized graphics, software additions, and a few other changes might inspire you to remaster a livecd for your own uses.

A first look at GIMP 2.4

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A major update to the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), widely regarded as the leading free software raster image editing program, is scheduled for this month. The 2.4 release is expected to include a number of new features and enhancements to existing features.

Why is the SA Deputy President signing deals with M$?

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Microsoft

Steve Ballmer is in town. So why is this important?

It is important because South Africa's second-in-command is signing deals with Microsoft's number two despite the South African government's Cabinet-level strategy to use free and open source software.

Also: Open source high on agenda at ACT Summit

Augustus' Ultimate Linux Workstation

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Hardware

I think one of the best ways to tell people what the best components are, is to show them the system you would build if money was almost no object. That's where this article comes in. This is my story of building my ultimate Linux box.

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