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Story Learning GNU Text Utilities srlinuxx 29/03/2010 - 8:03pm
Story Ubuntu in its own words srlinuxx 29/03/2010 - 7:56pm
Story Time for a Linux laptop Mr_Shifty 29/03/2010 - 5:14pm
Story Minimalist Linux desktops srlinuxx 29/03/2010 - 1:55pm
Story Greetings from Slitaz 3.0 srlinuxx 29/03/2010 - 1:52pm
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Story Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 12 Server falko 29/03/2010 - 12:02pm
Story Pretty penguin: five great themes for the GNOME desktop srlinuxx 29/03/2010 - 11:34am
Story Open Source and Open Standards under Threat in Europe srlinuxx 29/03/2010 - 11:31am
Story Tony Wasserman's thoughts on joining the OSI Board srlinuxx 29/03/2010 - 11:29am

KDE Quickies

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KDE

Ten days ago we got the first snapshot of KDE4. If you already played a bit with it, now you can continue discovering more interesting things playing with the unstable package of Okular...

Taking control: Choosing Software I

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Linux

I mean to help those of you that will be taking charge of your computers. The first task I'd like to help with is choosing applications for your computer. As I mentioned in the introduction to this series, let us not forget that it might be easier for you to just accept the choices made by others. If you'd rather not deal with all of the hassles, then maybe you should just stick with Linspire or Xandros. If you do, however, you might miss out on a wealth of software available that could help you get more out of your computer.

How to share a folder with Read/Write access using Samba on Linux

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HowTos

I’ve got a large network that’s accessible by hordes of people. On this network I have an Ubuntu box acting as a file server. I want a limited number of folks to be able to put files on it, take files off of it and access it from a number of different operating systems (OSX, Windows and Linux). How to do that?

Novell reviews options as preliminary profit soars

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SUSE

Novell Inc. late Tuesday said it had begun an internal review of its past stock-option grants and related accounting, and may not be able to file its quarterly results with regulators on time as a result.

Nokia 770: Portable fun, but still needs polish

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Linux

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a thin black handheld device with a Linux operating system and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, but, unlike most Nokia handhelds, it's not a cell phone. Instead, it's a fun way to connect to the Internet. The latest version shows promise, but it's still not quite ready for prime time.

Indian State Shuns Microsoft for Linux

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Linux

The Communist-run government of Kerala has launched a campaign to make the southern Indian state a Microsoft-free zone, less than two weeks after banning the sale and manufacture of Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the Financial Times reported on its Web site Tuesday.

Linux in a new version

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Linux

The Linux operating system - a free, open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X, has long served to define the gap between people who merely use computers and those who tinker with them. But that dividing line might be fading especially with increasing security problems for Windows.

Red Hat's Mugshot.org To Take On MySpace?

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Web

This may be below your radar, but Raleigh-based Red Hat - known for its Linux software - has quietly launched a social networking portal that may challenge MySpace and other popular destinations.

Linux represents future of computer systems

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Linux

This past Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of one of the keystones of the modern Internet-the Linux operating system.

Ubuntu apologises for killing graphical interface

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth has apologised for a faulty patch last week that left thousands of users without a graphical user interface - a particularly acute problem for a distribution that specialises in ease of use.

Is Ubuntu Linux for You, Too?

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Ubuntu

Like cold fusion or a painless weight-loss plan, a user-friendly version of Linux remains elusive. But developers are getting closer with Ubuntu -- a free, Linux-based operating system that appeared in October 2004 and is winning over waves of converts, including high-profile geeks like Cory Doctorow.

Using the Debian bug-tracking system

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HowTos

Debian makes heavy use of it's bug-tracking system, (BTS) to coordinate work, and for developers to know that a problem needs fixing. This article is aimed at those who haven't seen the BTS before, or know who have used it a little, but would like to know about how to manipulate bugs.

KDE vs. GNOME : Why are we STILL fighting?

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Software

We all know that the so called "war" between KDE and GNOME has been raging now for a long time. Unfortunately, this competition seems to have fractured the Linux community into two (and more) warring camps, neither able to give an inch between them.

10 common misunderstandings about the GPL

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OSS

The GNU General Public License (GPL) is one of the most widely used software licenses -- and, undoubtedly, the most misunderstood. Some of this misunderstanding comes from hostile propaganda, but some also comes from a lack of experience. In all cases, the confusion is frequently based on misreadings, rumors, secondhand accounts, and what is convenient to believe.

The Linux desktop: Browser and distro security tips

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Linux

The author of Hardening Linux explains why distro security can be subjective, what basic steps users can take to protect themselves from browser security flaws and why the Linux desktop is more secure than Windows.

A fifteenth chance for GNOME

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Software

Okay, I don't really know how many chances I've given GNOME, but I've tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times. I always ended up switching back to KDE (to be fair, I use other window managers, too, such as Fluxbox, which is one of my favorites). But I've really been enjoying my GNOME experience despite the fact that there are still things about GNOME that I dislike.

Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP

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Linux

LDAP--Lightweight Directory Access Protocol--is a protocol that stores and retrieves information from a directory, which for both OpenLDAP and Fedora Directory Services is stored in a Berkeley DB. Whatever your primary computing platform is, chances are you're going to have to support some form of LDAP.

Flash Player 9 on Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install the Flash player on a Linux system. It was tested on Dapper Drake (on an x86 - 32 bit machine).

Vista prices revealed!

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Microsoft

It looks like Microsoft has accidentally leaked some details of the price of its next-generation operating system. At least for customers who live in the Great Frozen North.

SLAX v5.1.8 RC Screenshots

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Linux

The first release candidate is out for SLAX version 5.1.8. New in SLAX 5.1.8 RC is better handling of booting from USB devices, ntfsmount for full support of writing to NTFS partitions, slaxsave.zip, and more. This latest LiveCD release weighs in at 195MB. Screenshots.

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