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PC-BSD 1.3.4 Review

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BSD

All about Linux: FreeBSD along with OpenBSD and NetBSD form the triumvirate of BSD operating systems. Traditionally these BSDs are server centric operating systems - ie. those which are tuned to be run on a server rather than to be used by the end user as a desktop. Still, with a bit of tweaking and configuration, all the three of them can be used as viable desktop operating systems.

Recent experience with Ubuntu 7.04 Vs Suse 10.2 Vs PCLOS 2007

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pclosexperiance: I searched on the web and found top three distros Ubuntu,Suse and PCLOS. while surfing screenshots of the different OSs I like PCLOS .93 and it made me to download and install PCLOS. Recently when the PCLOS site was down, it scared me to look around for other distros.

A day without X

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Terminally Incoherent: Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.

Disk encryption in Mandriva

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Frederik's Blog: Last weekend, I bough an external USB hard drive to finally start regularly making back-ups of my computers at home. For security reasons, I wanted to store back-ups on an encrypted partition, because one never knows what may happen.

VectorLinux SOHO: A better Slackware than Slackware

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Reviews

Linux.com: VectorLinux has been one of my favorite projects since my first test of the distribution almost 18 months ago. I like VectorLinux because its roots are firmly planted in the stability and simplicity of Slackware, yet it comes with an extensive software base and lots of out-of-the-box great looks; in other words, a rock solid foundation with eye candy and useful functionality.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 8 - Security & Privacy

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Raiden's Realm: Today's section, part 8 of our series on the KDE Control Center, is a very important section because it involves both your system security and your privacy. These are two things that even the most novice user should be well aware of and should take great care in observing, managing and maintaining these on their computer.

300+ Easily Installed Free Fonts for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Blog: Ubuntu offers a lot of fonts, in addition to the defaults installed, and the MicroSoft msttcorefonts package, in its repositories. All these fonts mentioned here are provided as packages, which can easily installed using command line tools like apt-get or using Synaptic.

Five crucial things the Linux community doesn’t understand about the average computer user

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ZDNet (Adrian Kingsley-Hughes): Why is it that the average computer user still chooses to spend hundreds of dollars on Windows or Mac when there are countless Linux alternatives that they could download, install and make use of completely free of charge?

Microsoft is not the real threat

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Mark Shuttleworth: Much has been written about Microsoft’s allegation of patent infringements in Linux (by which I’m sure they mean GNU/Linux Wink ). I don’t think Microsoft is the real threat, and in fact, I think Microsoft and the Linux community will actually end up fighting on the same side of this issue.

Ubuntu 7.04 Offering—Technical Details

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Direct2Dell: Before we announce the availability of Ubuntu 7.04 on select Dell client systems, I'd like to give an overview of what customers can expect from our initial Ubuntu offering.

Tyan Toledo i965R

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Phoronix: Back in March we shared with you a preview of the Tyan Toledo i965R motherboard. As we mentioned in the preview, the Toledo i965R features Intel's Q965 Chipset with the ICH8 Southbridge while fitting everything on a FlexATX footprint. We are back today with our compatibility report on the Tyan Toledo i965R as we share how it runs on Fedora 7, Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, KateOS 3.6, Solaris Express Nevada, and BeleniX.

Linux: Tracking Regressions

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kernelTRAP: The task of tracking regressions between kernel releases [story] has been picked up by Michal Piotrowski who maintains a "known regressions" wiki page at Kernel Newbies. The list is divided into sections and mailed out to the lkml after each release candidate.

Also: Linux: Kernel Graphics Subsystem

Computer whiz kid reaches out to the world

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The Gazette: Stewart Adam is running a tech company that boasts 40 local clients. Online, he is the moderator of the largest Linux forum in North America.

KMail, KNode and Mailody now share settings.

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KDE

Tom Albers's blog: Sometime ago Volker Krause extracted the mail sending part from KMail and put it in a separate library. Last night Volker changed KMail to also use MailTransport. So now KMail, Mailody and KNode are all using MailTransport. That means that when you add or change a smtp-server in Mailody, it is also available in KMail and KNode.

Firefox faces growing pains

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Moz/FF

boston.com: If the open-source software movement were an upstart political campaign, Chris Messina would be one of its community organizers -- the young volunteer who decamps to New Hampshire, knocking on doors and putting up signs.

Also: Firefox extension takes the pane out of windows

Yum: group related features - groupremove, groupinstall

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MDLog:/sysadmin: One of the nicest features of yum I have found, is the ability to work with software groups. This has been very useful for me in several occasions where I had to clean up a wrong installation.

QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk

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Linux
HowTos

The quality of my VoIP phone calls suffered whenever I was downloading or uploading anything. This was irritating, especially for those calling me (I heard them better than they heard me). So I poked at Iproute2 and other howtos, especially with regard to VoIP traffic, but I couldn't find anything that worked well. After some playing around, I've found settings that were right for me: consistant VoIP quality, regardless of any activities on the wire.

What If Every Child Had A Laptop?

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OLPC

CBS News: Nicholas Negroponte, a professor at MIT, had a dream. In it every child on the planet had his own computer. In that way, he figured, children from the most impoverished places – from deserts and jungles and slums could become educated and part of the modern world. Poor kids would have new possibilities.

Has Microsoft violated the GPL?

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iTWire: It would be rather funny if, after all the brouhaha Microsoft has made recently about patent violations, the company is found to be violating the one thing which it passionately hates - the existing General Public Licence.

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