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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 5:19am
Story Firefox 25 Due On October 22, 2013 srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 5:13am
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 233 srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 5:09am
Story The Most Comprehensive AMD Radeon Linux Graphics Comparison srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 3:04am
Story Happy Birthday Mageia! srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 3:02am
Story Backups and Distro Upgrading srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 3:00am
Story The many faces of Linux. srlinuxx 2 20/09/2011 - 2:00am
Story Kubuntu 11.10 Beta Test Drive srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 1:57am
Story Trying out Pinguy 11.04 srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 1:55am
Story The importance of donating to open source projects srlinuxx 20/09/2011 - 1:51am

Review: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

Another six months, another release from the Ubuntu folks. The Ubuntu 7.04 release, better known as Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, is another cutting-edge, but not bleeding-edge, release that shows what Linux is capable of on the desktop. I've been running it since the early betas, and have found that it's the best Ubuntu release yet.

The road to Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

Mozilla developers have updated the Firefox 3 (Gran Paradiso) development release schedule providing details on what to expect on each of them. Most notable change is that milestone releases will be now date based, with monthly releases, a departure from the when ready basis that has ruled since I can remember.

Why is Ubuntu no. 1? Because of distrowatch!

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has a lot of things going for it. I learned a lot through it, and it eased my entry into Linux from Windows. But what my title is trying to say is this distrowatch deserves credit for Ubuntu’s meteoric rise to fame.

How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux

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HowTos

Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using its configuration file. It does not depend on the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys.

Prerequisites:

a keyboard with special/multimedia buttons
xbindkeys

Distro Install Cold Turkey

Isn't it annoying how things in life pop up and get in the way of what you actually intended to do?

Is Novell Poised for a Turnaround? It Doesn't Look Like It

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SUSE

I didn't intend to pick on Novell when I woke up this morning.

A tale of two desktops

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Software

There’s a split in the Linux world that transcends distributions: the divide between the GNOME and KDE desktops. That continues even as the two halves grow closer to each other through shared technologies.

Win4Lin Pro Desktop 4.0 lags behind free alternatives

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Software

One of the oldest virtualization products, Win4Lin, is starting to show signs of aging. Win4Lin flourished in 2000, when competition was sparse and expensive. But seven years on, not only are there several virtualization products, but almost half a dozen are available for free. With no visible improvements over its previous version, Win4Lin Pro Desktop 4.0 is now outdated and outclassed.

Perfect Setup Of Snort + Base + PostgreSQL On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how you can install and configure the Snort IDS (intrusion detection system) and BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine) on an Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) system. With the help of Snort and BASE, you can monitor your system - with BASE you can perform analysis of intrusions that Snort has detected on your network. Snort will use a PostgreSQL database to store/log the data it gathers.

PCLinuxOS 2007 TR4 Released

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PCLOS

"Texstar and the Ripper Gang are pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of PCLinuxOS 2007! Mirrors are currently being updated so please allow 24 hours for all mirrors to sync up.

Ubuntu's Gutsy Target: Windows-level Device Support?

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Ubuntu

Less than a week after the latest Ubuntu Linux release - version 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" - users are already crying out for driver support to rival that for Windows in the next release.

The Ubuntuforums.org Web site is a public bulletin board for discussion of Ubuntu Linux, including the next release "Gutsy Gibbon" due in October 2007.

Ubuntu Linux Vs. Windows Vista: The Battle For Your Desktop

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OS

The prevailing wisdom about Linux on the desktop runs something like this: "I'll believe Linux is ready for the desktop as soon as you can give me a Linux distribution that even my grandmother can run."

Ten Open Source Security Apps Worth Considering

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Software

Are open source security tools really as secure as those available for sale?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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Linux

Production-quality XenSource virtualisation is the main selling point here, with optional clustering and storage virtualisation to go with it. But there's a lot more besides, making the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux a compelling solution for businesses of all sizes.

Mandriva 2007.1 on HP TX1120 tablet

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MDV

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to install 2007.1 on a HP TX1120 laptop (a tablet).

People Behind KDE: Tom Albers

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Interviews

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to The Netherlands to talk to another developer of the KDE-PIM realm. Saving both your hands and your email frustrations - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Tom Albers.

A SHORT INTRO

Age: Early thirties
Located in: Culemborg, that's just south of Utrecht, which is in the middle of The Netherlands.

Has Fedora Lost Its Charm?

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Linux

Hitting the web this morning was Fedora 7 Test 4, which of course I have been waiting to load up on some non-production machines since I hadn't updated against Rawhide in about two weeks. However, I have become to feel that Fedora is loosing some of its charm. Having been a Fedora user since the beginning, I have always been enticed by the latest Fedora releases whether it be stable or not.

U.S. schools may join inexpensive laptop project

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OLPC

A project that aims to deliver low-priced laptops with string pulleys to the world's poorest children may have a new market: U.S. schools.

The nonprofit "One Laptop per Child" project said on Thursday it might sell versions of its kid-friendly laptops in the United States, reversing its previous position of only distributing them to the poorest nations.

Dell and Ubuntu: deal or no deal?

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Ubuntu

Have Michael Dell and Mark Shuttleworth come to some kind of understanding that will see

Dell

machines out on the shelves soon with Ubuntu installed?

PCLinuxOS And Ubuntu Examined

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PCLOS
Reviews

I will admit right away that I have not been all that hip to the Mandriva side of the fence these days, especially regarding PCLinuxOS. For myself, I have been happy with Ubuntu and for others looking at expanding into an addition OS, I have been pushing Linux Mint. Well, after looking at PCLinuxOS from head to toe, I have some new insights that I would like to share.

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