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Blog entry Ubuntu 11.10 as an alternative to OSX on the Macbook Pro fieldyweb 26/02/2012 - 7:24pm
Story 10 free Linux e-books srlinuxx 1 26/02/2012 - 2:41am
Blog entry Consoles of yesteryear.. fieldyweb 25/02/2012 - 9:34pm
Blog entry A week with Sabayon on the Macbook Pro fieldyweb 25/02/2012 - 9:32pm
Story Review: Archbang Linux srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:47pm
Story What I do srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:30pm
Story Book Review: The Linux Command Line srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:25pm
Story Zorin is a Linux OS That Looks and Behaves Like Windows7 srlinuxx 25/02/2012 - 8:21pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 2 25/02/2012 - 2:43pm
Story The Problem with Tablets and the Spark Solution srlinuxx 1 25/02/2012 - 10:28am

I happen to appreciate GPL v3

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opensourcelearning: The Jem Report even claims that GPL 3 could be the end of GNU. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols predicts an even worse fate for the GPL v3: to be ignored by most. This last statement kind of got my attention and I simply disagree with it.

Linux Gazette July 2007 Issue Ready

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The July 2007 issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready to peruse. Highlights include A Router With Just One Ethernet Port, Setting up an Encrypted Debian System, and Custom Hobbit Monitoring Using SNMP.

Tips from an RHCE: Tar vs. Star — The battle of xattrs

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red hat mag: In Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 4, tar could not handle the extra information stored in ext2 and ext3 file systems called Extended Attributes (EAs or xattrs). This is a potential problem for backups, because SELinux and ACLs use these Extended Attributes.

Massachusetts kowtows to Microsoft

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The Register: Massachusetts is back on the Microsoft bandwagon. Now, the state's Information Technology Division has released a draft proposal that would approve Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format as an open standard, bowing to pressure from Microsoft and the Massachusetts state legislature.

Peace, Love and Penguins? Well ...

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Somehow the Free and Open Source software world acquired this silly image of happy hippies living in perfect harmony, altruistically cranking out awesome code for the betterment of humankind. As if!

KDE Commit-Digest for 1st July 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Akademy 2007 kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland. Continued work in Plasma, with improvements in the Photoframe and Dictionary Plasmoids, and the addition of ChemicalData, Akonadi and Battery Plasmoids. Support for Solid-based network status support in Mailody. Support for multiple blogs in KBlogger.

Full circle with Gutsy..

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Sigmund Void: Sunday wasn’t ment to be one hectic crash fest but it kind of turned out that way. I dont know if I was bored or curious, but considering I didn’t put work into Ubuntu I wanted to try some other distro`s since I have not played around with some of the latest offerings for a while.

Manage partitions and disks with GParted-Clonezilla live CD

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Software Backing up partitions and hard disks sounds like work -- until you've tried Clonezilla. With Clonezilla you can clone and duplicate partitions of various formats and disks of various sizes locally or over the network.

Firefox Still Gaining On IE

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webpronews: Firefox, the popular alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is picking up steam worldwide, gaining one percent in market share in the past six months.

Edubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 Screenshots

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phoronix: Out of all of the Ubuntu derivative distributions, the one that's received the least amount of attention really has been Edubuntu. With a slogan of "Linux for Young Human Beings", Edubuntu is a Linux distribution designed for students and use in school environments.

Is Ubuntu the way forward for Linux?

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ITPro: During the last three years Ubuntu has sprung from nothing to become the most popular desktop distribution of Linux. There are good reasons for Ubuntu's success. Ubuntu is clean and uncomplicated which makes it attractive to entry level users, without sacrificing the traditional Debian virtues of stability, flexibility and configurability, which has made it an enticing proposition for developers.

Solution: Preventing damage after a system lockup

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Linux Tutorials: No matter how stable the Linux kernel is, things like hardware failures can still lock up your system quite effectively. If you ever encounter a case like that, rebooting is pretty much the only option. However, there is rebooting and rebooting. This solution describes a way to reboot your system that will do things like terminating all processes, syncing the remounting the disks, in order to prevent damage as much as possible. This can save you a lot of fscking and data loss.

SUSE vs. Ubuntu - first impressions

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ZDNet: I’ve used SUSE Linux before, but that was way back in the day of version 9. Things have changed a lot since then. I’ve been happily using Kubuntu 7.04 for a while now, but wanted to begin using SUSE on a daily basis so that I can test their emerging set of educational software.

Command line tip - peek into the start and end of files

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FOSSwire: Sometimes, especially when dealing with log files, you might want to peek at the start and/or end of a file to see just that bit of the file and not the whole thing. Of course, there are a couple of easy commands that allow you to do this.

Also: Change Ubuntu’s default paper size from A4 to Letter

Making Gnash: a well-deserved name?

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freesoftware mag: Gnash is the Free Software Foundation’s alternative Apple Flash player. Version 0.8 is the third alpha release, and frankly, it rocks! It is also one of the first projects to be covered by the GPLv3.

Security Beefed Up for Linux All infrastructure, regardless of underlying platform, need to be secured and protected through multiple layers of security. Linux systems are not an exception. The inherent security advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Application Stack combined with Symantec's Critical System Protection, gives Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) a standards-based foundation for a variety of application workloads.

Emacs 22 enhancements make venerable editor flashy again

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Software Emacs 22.1 hit the street a month ago, a long-awaited update to the GNU project's customizable and extensible do-everything super-editor that has been six years in the making. Here's a look at what you'll find in the new version.

Setting up a Layer 3 tunneling VPN with using OpenSSH

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Debian Administration: This article describes how to use the new tunneling features of OpenSSH V 4.3 to establish a VPN between two Debian or Debian-like systems. Note that by tunneling I am referring to layer-3 IP-in-SSH tunneling, not the TCP connection forwarding that most people refer to as tunneling.

Bring Out the GIMP Part 1: GIMP Basics

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GIMP No matter which Linux distro you run, chances are it came with a magnificent little image editor called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). Unlike Paint and other free-with-your-OS image editors, GIMP is a full featured graphics app with a broad range of capabilities that rival those os Adobe Photoshop.

Open Source Gaming Review: Linux Gamers Live DVD 0.9.2

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Raiden's Realm: Being an avid gamer who loves Linux, I felt that it would be a good idea to go try out the new live dvd. This is a live dvd built on Arch Linux and designed with one purpose in mind. Gaming.

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today's leftovers

  • Acer updates Chromebook 15 with 12-hour battery life -- $199 exclusively at Walmart
    Chromebooks are not for everyone, but for many home users, it is absolute perfection. If you live in the web browser -- as many people do nowadays -- laptops running Google's Linux-based Chrome OS are a godsend because they are maintenance free. No need for confusing OS upgrades or anti-virus software. It just works, and it works well. Since they can now run Android apps too, they could become a serious threat to Microsoft and Windows 10. One of the most attractive aspects of Chromebooks is price -- they are often quite affordable. Today, Acer refreshes its 15.6 inch Chromebook 15 with a mind-boggling 12 hours of battery life. Best of all? It starts at $199. Yes, this model will get Android app support in a future update too.
  • Of Life, Linux and Karma Angels
    Angel filed appeal after appeal only to be denied on every attempt. Texas is an "at will" employment state so being terminated for cause can mean anything. Over the next few weeks, Angel became more and more fearful of losing her house, as she had just purchased it a year before. On top of that, her HP desktop had taken a nose dive into severe brokeness and that made it extra difficult for her to look for work. I put together a decent desktop for her and installed it that day, and was a Linux computer. Angel didn't have even the slightest problem with the new machine, and she wasn't particularly good at using one. So, let's put another slash in the falsehood that Linux is too hard for the everyday user. Most of them anyway. YMMV. To her glee, the OS picked up and configured her Epson all in one without her lifting a finger to do so. She almost clapped for happiness, stating that in Windows, installing that printer had been a nightmare, even with the included driver CD. And just to pinpoint the time frame for you, it was the summer of 2006.
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  • Mad Max: It Came From The Desert to Linux
    First of all, let me get one thing straight out of the way, so you know where I come from. I did not like the recent Mad Max movie. Like, not at all. Not that I mind the post apocalyptic theme. I used to like the older Mad Max’s just fine (probably the first one the best). The new one…meh. The Max character had virtually no back story (as thin as a sheet of paper) and he was just acting like a crazy person from beginning to end. The story’s premise was boring and just an excuse for endless and not so impressive action scenes. So there was nothing redeeming it. I know this is not the mainstream opinion of the movie (everyone apparently thought it was the best thing ever since sliced bread) so I can only attribute this phenomenon to either mass hysteria or simply a clear decrease in movie expectations. The Force Awakens‘ success, despite being a mediocre movie and certainly underwhelming compared to the original trilogy, certainly echoes the same trend. I guess you cannot beat nostalgia. Just tag a Millennium Falcon on and you get a free ride no matter how incoherent the story or the characters are.
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  • Supporting UEFI secure boot in Debian
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  • The Lenovo Yoga Book Is the Future of Laptops, But It's Missing an Operating System
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  • Another Broken Nexus 5
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