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Story rename Ubuntu package formats srlinuxx 16/10/2009 - 1:05am
Story Linux virtualization and PCI passthrough solrac 16/10/2009 - 12:06am
Story Easily Upgrade Any Hard Drive with Linux srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 11:26pm
Story Ubuntu Wins! srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 11:25pm
Story No, that's not the Google Chrome OS srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:15pm
Story Linux equivalents to popular Mac apps srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:11pm
Story Why I Use and Promote Ubuntu Linux srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:10pm
Story Windows KDE4: Dolphin (File Manager) srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:08pm
Story Don't 'Sell Open Source' - Sell Brainpower srlinuxx 15/10/2009 - 9:07pm
Story Gentoo: “We're Not Dead” srlinuxx 1 15/10/2009 - 7:00pm

Linux Works Even for Total Newbies

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Linux

Still hesitant to try Linux? I'd like to share a revelation with you. See, for me, Linux adoption always seemed a bit of a battle to get out there on the desktop. No, I'm not talking about getting it installed. The major flavor providers have made stellar strides in set-up, making it a breeze.

IBM Linux head says savings real

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Linux

The New Zealand government could save millions of dollars a year using open source software, says IBM's global head of public sector Linux sales.

UT2004 Metaball 1.02

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Gaming

In Metaball you must help little creatures called Tinies to save them from an evil wizzard. But if you think thats just another first person shooter you are mistaken!

Mandriva Linux One 2006 beta 3

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MDV

Hot on the heels of beta 2 comes beta 3 of Mandriva One, our new installable live CD version of Mandriva Linux 2006. The principal change in this beta is that the kernel panic on systems with multiple optical drives should be fixed.

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Firefox: On the front lines of the Internet wars

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Moz/FF

Since its formal launch in 2004, Mozilla's free Firefox browser has won plaudits from industry and academic experts, who say it is safer and more user friendly than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The endorsements and security improvements have helped Firefox eat into Microsoft's near monopoly. Industry analyst WebSideStory says 9 percent of all American Web surfers are now using Firefox.

New GCC Heavy on Optimization

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Software

The GCC compiler is one of the most fundamental projects in the modern software ecosystem. It has enjoyed a long and storied history that continues to grow with this week's release of version 4.1. Version 4.1 includes numerous optimization and functional improvements over its predecessor.

Bryant University moves to Open Source

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OSS

Bryant University has committed to open source computing by moving its entire data center from proprietary Sun Solaris systems to the IBM POWER5 Microprocessor Architecture with open source Linux.

China to split the Internet?

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Web

The People's Republic of China may be preparing to develop its own version of the Internet. The official Chinese People's Daily reports that the Ministry of Information Industry has made changes to the domain name system to introduce its own versions of the .com and .cn and .net top level domains (tld).

Do It Yourself Laptop Burn-In

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Hardware

This article will introduce you to some concepts in System Design such as environmental specifications. To be even more specific, thermal specifications. I will show you how to test your laptop for thermal bugs before your laptop fails when you need it the most.

Top five tips for understanding virtualization

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HowTos

Virtualization is a hot trend, but that doesn't mean every IT shop has to jump on the bandwagon just yet. For those shops that decide virtualization is the right move for them, there has to be a complete understanding of existing resources, hardware and applications before they take action.

Getting to know Drupal

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Drupal

You may recall that I've been working on revamping one of my Web sites with the open-source Drupal content management system (CMS). I'm finally done with the implementation and the design work and I'm well on my way into deployment, so I wanted to let you know that Drupal has ended up working extremely well for me.

Better Linux Sales Aren't Enough to Halt Novell's Slide

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SUSE

"We are pleased with the continued improvement in the core business this quarter," he said in a statement. "Our growth businesses of Linux, Identity and Resource Management are performing well, and we believe we will continue to see growth throughout the fiscal year."

FBI denies Sentinel system is late, over budget

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Misc

The FBI has gone out of its way to defend itself against charges that the fledgling Sentinel case management program is delayed and over budget.

Firefox Browser Gets Embedded Into Set-top Box

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Moz/FF

Amino has said that it will integrate the Firefox browser into its award-winning range of IPTV set-top boxes. Firefox, recently reported to be approaching a 13% share of the Internet browser market on PCs, will be adapted to provide consumers with a clear television interface, wholly different from the web-user experience of the current software.

Concise VMplayer Howto

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HowTos

With VMplayer or "VMware Player" you can install pretty much an operating system to run right inside a window or full screen, on top of your existing Linux install, just as if you were running a basic application. In this howto I will try to show you how to use open source software to make a .vmdk and .vmx file (essentially it is the information that lets VMplayer understand the virtual guest OS and interacts with the .vmdk files that make up the operating system itself).

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How to switch an enterprise to OSS

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OSS

The stories I read about businesses that have migrated to open source software (OSS) successfully always tell the beginning and end and leave out the middle. Generally, they describe why the company chose OSS and how well OSS performs in production. If you're like me, you wonder what kind of pain and anguish they went through to get from point A to point C.

OpenDocument Format Supporters Band Together In Alliance

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OSS

The companies and organizations opposing Microsoft's Office software format have banded together to form the OpenDocument Format Alliance, announced Friday.

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