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Story Microsoft Patents Sudo?!! srlinuxx 1 11/11/2009 - 11:23pm
Story Installer Fails in Fedora and Ubuntu srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 9:26pm
Story Tabu Audio Player srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 7:34pm
Story GNOME Office: Is it a viable office suite? srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 7:32pm
Story Elive 1.9.51 Unstable - Review and Commentary srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 7:29pm
Story The Karmic Koala - Not Ubuntu's Vista srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 7:27pm
Story Testing Out Linux File-Systems On A USB Flash Drive srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 7:26pm
Story Rough? srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 3:08pm
Story Screencasting Software Applications for Linux srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 3:05pm
Story Media PC on Linux srlinuxx 11/11/2009 - 3:02pm

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Access Linux Platform Shown at LinuxWorld

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Linux

Access Linux Platform from PalmSourcePalmSource is exhibiting at the LinuxWorld conference going on this week in Boston. PalmInfocenter is live on the scene to bring you this exclusive new preview of the Access Linux Platform.

New Nvidia Graphic Drivers: Version: 1.0-8756

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Software

Linux IA32 & AMD64/EM64T
Latest Version: 1.0-8756

Highlights:

# Adds support for GeForce 7300, GeForce 7400 Go, GeForce 7600 and GeForce 7900 GPUs.
# Added support for running OpenGL applications while the Composite X extension is enabled; see "The X Composite Extension" appendix for details.

New PoC malware can infect both Windows and Linux

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Security

Kaspersky Lab today reported a new proof-of-concept (PoC) cross-platform virus that creates malicious code to infect both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Norway Looks to Open Source

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OSS

Norway said Friday that it plans to wean itself from dependence on large corporations like Microsoft by increasing the use of open source software within government agencies. The Norwegian government also plans to organize a panel of experts to set standards for access to public information and how operating systems can interoperate.

Ubuntu: First Time User's Experience

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Ubuntu

I’ve started this blog to document my struggles and victories with the world of linux. As I said this is my first real linux experience, I installed fedora core once before about 2 years ago and that lasted all of 3 hours before I got rid.

Penguin Pete's XWM Guide

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Software

Newcomers to Linux and other FOSS systems have a new phenomena to digest. As opposed to proprietary operating systems, FOSS operating systems give you your choice of desktop environments and window managers. This is a brief overview of the various interfaces you may run on top of the X graphical desktop.

Carmony dispels Linspire Linux myths

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Linux

Chances are that you think Linspire lets you run Windows applications, that you have to run it as root, and that it's really not quite a proper Linux. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. At LinuxWorld in Boston this week, CEO Kevin Carmony explained what Linspire Linux is, and isn't all about.

Open or closed? The ODF debate spills into LinuxWorld

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OSS

The debate surrounding OpenDocument and open file standards over the past year has resulted in a rollercoaster ride of events, but oftentimes a simple question can be overlooked as advocates of open standards battle Microsoft for the fate of the office application suite.

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Kororaa XGL - Part 0.2: The Harddrive Installer

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Linux
Reviews
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"If wishes were horses, then dreamers would ride." I've heard those bars of music in my head more times than I can count during my life. So many times, that's the only possible response if you set your dreams on pots of gold or handsome princes on massive white steeds. However, if your wishes are more realistic, they sometimes come true. Such is the case today when Kororaa released version 0.2 of their wonderful XGL Livecd. In my original article I wished for a hard drive installer more than once. Today my wish was granted. As a Part 2 to that introductory story, today we test that hard drive installer and the performance of the installed system on my sparkling new tuxmachine. These are the results.

AT&T Forwards ALL Internet Traffic Into NSA Says EFF

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Security

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday filed the legal briefs and evidence supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T. The evidence that we are filing supports our claim that AT&T is diverting Internet traffic into the hands of the NSA wholesale, in violation of federal wiretapping laws and the Fourth Amendment.

Installing iPodLinux on the iPod Nano

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HowTos

I recently received an iPod Nano as a gift. My Nano is amazingly small, contains a gigabyte of storage, and sounds very good through its ear buds. It didn't take long for me to learn that folks have been putting Linux on iPods for a couple of years now, courtesy of the iPodLinux Project. Here's my report how I converted my stock iPod Nano into a dual-booting, sweet MP3-singing, iDoom-playing monster.

OpenOffice aims to boost lagging performance

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Software

OpenOffice.org is working to iron out several performance bottlenecks following complaints that the application takes relatively long to start up, especially on Linux systems.

Linux Kernel Sysfs Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Security

A vulnerability has been reported in Linux Kernel 2.6.x, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

DRM key to Linux's consumer success?

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Linux

A RealNetworks executive has claimed that Linux risks being excluded from the consumer market if it does not add support for copyright protection technologies.

Intense Linux Competition In China

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Linux

China's Linux market revenue reached USD11.8 million in 2005, up 27.1% over 2004. 2005 saw a steady growth in the China Linux market, brought about mainly by the huge volume of government procurements and large-scale SCO Unix replacement by major banks and industrial projects such as Telecommunication and Internet cafes.

Change the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)of network interface

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Linux
HowTos

Maximum Transmission Unit, the largest physical packet size, measured in bytes, that a network can transmit. Any messages larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets before being sent.

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Windows to Ubuntu Transition Guide

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Ubuntu

Alright, so you have successfully installed Ubuntu Linux, but now what do you do with it? You are in the right place. I am going to get you started with a guide on how to use your new Ubuntu system.

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