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Story Why Do Open Source Advocates Attack Each Other? srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 3:14pm
Story Amnesia: The Dark Descent Release Date Revealed srlinuxx 1 23/06/2010 - 3:10pm
Story The Reg guide to Linux, part 2: Preparing to dual-boot srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 1:08pm
Story Moving to mandriva?! srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 1:05pm
Story Old school Linux tips srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 1:01pm
Story Fedora 14 design proposals AdamW 1 23/06/2010 - 10:33am
Story Why did I choose to use Ubuntu srlinuxx 1 23/06/2010 - 10:31am
Story 2010 Readers' Choice Awards Survey srlinuxx 1 23/06/2010 - 10:28am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 5:14am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 23/06/2010 - 4:17am

What's the Difference Between that 2004 Sun-MS Agreement and Novell's?

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SUSE

I've seen a number of folks assert that what Novell has done in the patent peace agreement with Microsoft is no different than what Sun did in its agreement with Microsoft in 2004, so I thought it would be worthwhile to post the Sun agreement again, so you can see the difference. As you will see, as unfortunate as the Sun deal was, it had limited effect on GNU/Linux developers or end users.

Ubuntu impressions

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Ubuntu

After a long time I decided to change the linux distribution. I did so after the problems with the apt-get and update of the debian linux distribution (sid). I downloaded the iso image of ububntu linux version 6.10, burned the image and installed.

Postfix and Postgrey: A proactive approach to spam filtering

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HowTos

Greylisting is yet another way for preventing your mailbox getting full of spam. A famous spam fighter software is spamassassin which filter emails. Greylisting won't replace such softwares but it will behave as a powerful proactive barrier which will reduce the amount of spam getting through your mail server.

Why are we bringing VB to Linux?

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Software

Projects are appearing that attempt to bring Visual Basic clones to Linux. Marc Boorshtein, a former VB programmer, thinks this is a mistake, and that we should be innovating with what we already have instead of spending time working at emulating what he considers a technological dead end.

Kernel Comparison for Linux (2.6.18) verses Windows (2003 R2)

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OS

This aims to be the most comprehensive kernel comparison of the latest most popular Unix style kernel verses the latest most popular current kernel. A kind of kernel comparison FAQ.

*Kernel Comparison Here*

Andreas Jaeger: Ubuntu's Open Week - and openSUSE

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SUSE

Ubuntu's open week sounds like a really good idea. I'm just surprised that it is done to get users away from openSUSE as Mark Shuttleworth announced on the opensuse mailing lists.

Berry Linux 0.76 Screenshots

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Linux

After last month's release of Fedora Core 6 a new unstable release of Berry Linux is out. New to Berry Linux 0.76 is packages updated to those found in FC6 Zod, Linux 2.6.18, Unionfs 1.4 support, and X.Org 7.1. With desktop effects being all of the craze now, Berry 0.76 ships with Xgl/AIGLX and Beryl 0.1.2. At Phoronix we have taken Berry Linux 0.76 for a try and have some screenshots to show today.

Debian/Ubuntu Package management Using dpkg

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HowTos

Dpkg is the Debian package manager dpkg is a medium-level tool to install, build, remove and manage Debian packages. The primary and more user-friendly front-end for dpkg is dselect.dpkg itself is controlled entirely via command line parameters,which consist of exactly one action and zero or more options. The action-parameter tells dpkg what to do and options control the behavior of the action in some way.

Book Review: Network Security Hacks: Tips & Tools for Protecting Your Privacy

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Reviews

Having time on my hands while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner (the turkey is slowly smoking on the barbecue as I write this), I pulled 'Network Security Hacks' from the stack and went to work.

Open Source Event Kicks Off

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OSS

Bangalore’s open source community crams into conference to learn, network, and share. Approximately 1,500 attendees turned up Friday for FOSS.in, a free event in Bangalore that the open source community in India has been planning for months.

Mark Shuttleworth: Welcome, OpenSUSE developers!

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Linux

We are hosting a series of introductory sessions for people who want to join the Ubuntu community - in any capacity, including developers and package maintainers. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week.

Review: Raw Therapee 1.1 promises robust photo conversion

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Software

Raw Therapee is a free RAW photo converter application developed single-handedly by Gábor Horváth. It has been available on Windows for some time, but on October 11, Horváth released the first build for Linux. If you are familiar with other graphical RAW converters, such as UFRaw, you will feel quite at home using Raw Therapee.

How To Integrate Samba Using Active Directory

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HowTos

This tutorial explains how to install a Gentoo samba server and how to share folders with Active Directory permissions.

GIMP 2.3.13 Development Release

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Software

Version 2.3.13 is another development snapshot before the upcoming GIMP 2.4 release. Apart from a lot of bug-fixes and cleanups, this release has some nice new features like handling of embedded color profiles, scalable brushes, an improved help browser and a new Script-Fu Scheme interpreter.

Credit Suisse Writes Off Novell

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SUSE

Credit Suisse analyst Jason Maynard took down Novell on Monday grading it an "Underperform." He reckons the flurry in its stock after its alliance with Microsoft was based on a "one-time event" - Microsoft paying Novell $308 million net - and that the 10% appreciation in the stock isn't sustainable."

Microsoft patent deal could leave Novell behind

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SUSE

Open source advocate Bruce Perens has warned Novell Inc that it risks being left behind by open source progress unless it turns its back on its recent patent covenant with Microsoft Corp.

Open-source for business

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OSS

Despite the legal uncertainties affecting Linux, open-source software development and use is growing in the enterprise community, even in mission-critical environments and business sectors.

First look at $100 laptop Linux interface

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Linux
OLPC

While many analysts are busy tearing down Sony PS3's and Nintendo Wii's, a few insiders are taking a closer look at the first batch of $100 (eventually) laptops to roll off the production lines in Shanghai as part of the One Laptop Per Child program backed by Nicholas Negroponte and MIT's Media Lab.

MCNLive linux live cd distribution

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Linux
Reviews

MCNLive provides a well-rounded desktop operating system, with applications to meet all of the needs of regular users, and all the power of the well-established *drake family of config/ management tools, all built on top of a tested, reliable base.

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