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Story February 2012 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine srlinuxx 02/02/2012 - 6:30pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 3 02/02/2012 - 10:04am
Story From Mint to Debian on a server srlinuxx 1 02/02/2012 - 4:26am
Story FLOSS Weekly 200 srlinuxx 02/02/2012 - 3:54am
Story Ubuntu Laptop Concept srlinuxx 02/02/2012 - 3:51am
Story Some Thoughts on Conservancy's GPL Enforcement srlinuxx 01/02/2012 - 11:48pm
Story Mozilla's first Extended Support Release arrives srlinuxx 01/02/2012 - 11:46pm
Story New GTK3 And Gnome Shell Themes srlinuxx 01/02/2012 - 11:27pm
Story MCLinuxPC 2012 - The Whole Kitchen Sink srlinuxx 01/02/2012 - 8:47pm
Story Raspberry Pi's Nonchalant Graphics Stack For Linux srlinuxx 01/02/2012 - 8:44pm

Moore’s second law proves need for open source

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Dana Blankenhorn: Everyone knows Moore’s Law, the idea that chip complexity can double every year or two. Fewer acknowledge Moore’s Second Law, which is that development costs rise alongside this complexity.

KDE’s default sound system is in the stone ages!

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Irfan’s /root: KDE’s default sound subsystems, aRts (Analog realtime synthesizer) has been part of KDE since ages. I really appreciate the quality of lots of software it comes with, however aRts is a real disappointment.

Yet another Ubuntu Fan

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phoe6 @ livejournal: I was almost about to give up on Ubuntu, because after I installed the Fiesty, I was not able to download the packages from Repositories due to some proxy authentication issue. Tried various things for a week and when could not go any step further, I had thought let me get back to Fedora.

Searching for the Open-Source Desktop

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toptechnews: I've not been able to find anything that meets all of the necessary desktop criteria, but things are beginning to change. The newest releases of open-source operating systems and apps are almost good enough. I believe that 2008 will be the year when the open-source desktop reaches the point where a nonengineer can install and use it effectively.

Mandriva 2007.1 Spring Review

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polishlinux: This April Mandriva presented its new distribution called Spring. Despite the fact that it is “only” 2007.1 it has changed a lot since 2007.0. Changes can be seen everywhere — starting from installation through chosen applications till the 3D desktops.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Edutainment

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Raiden's Realm: One of the lesser known benefits of KDE is the wide selection of educational tools that come included with it. These tools can be used to learn new skills, polish existing ones, or teach others through a variety of new and existing methods. So let's look at each of these and see what they have to offer you.

Welcome to Open Source 2.0

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Linux Journal: There is no doubt that 3 February 1998 was a historic day. For it was then, at a meeting in Mountain View, that a small group led by Eric Raymond came up with the term “open source” as an alternative to the description “free software”. The question is, will history count 21 June 2007 as another such pivotal moment – the day that Open Source 2.0 was born?

Kestrel is coming!

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Software The last couple of months we've been working hard on the upcoming Opera 9.5 release, codename Kestrel. Opera 9.5 will contain many cool new features, improvement of existing features, and we fixed a lot of bugs. Within a few weeks

Test Your Knowledge of Users and Groups

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Unix Review: If there is one thing that all administrators deal with on a regular basis, it is users and groups. If there is one topic that you should know inside and out, it is users and groups. That said, following are 50 questions intended to test your knowledge of user and group fundamentals at an intermediate level.

Upgrade to Ubuntu on the Windows Marketplace

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tech.blorge: This is a very good thing, a very bad thing or a complete and total blunder by someone. The Ubuntu desktop is listed for free download on the Windows marketplace complete with description and user reviews.

A Roundup of Free Operating Systems

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Informit: The Free Software community is well known for its diversity. This is most obvious at the application level, but even exists in the context of operating systems. David Chisnall takes a break from UNIX-derivatives and explores some of the more esoteric options.

Is money a good measure of OSS success?

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Infoworld blogs: Is money a good measure of OSS success? In our free market society, I believe it is. This does not minimize the importance of other measures of success.

SuperMaze Set Free

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Gaming SuperMaze is a simple to learn and play humorous non-violent hunt-and-shoot game using Smileys as the main actors in a maze style environment. Now it's a free download.

Tuning the Linux kernel for better network throughput

ZDNet: The Linux kernel and the distributions that package it typically provide very conservative defaults to certain network settings that affect networking parameters. These settings can be tuned via the /proc filesystem or using the sysctl program.

Make your own distro, in easy steps

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CyberOrg: Jiri Suchomel has created YaST module that makes creating KIWI images breeze, here are the steps to create your own live distro.

Detect insider threats with Linux auditing

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Security Organizations of all sizes need to mitigate the risk of insider threats. Misconduct by authorized users represents a grave threat to an organization. You can secure your network perimeter with intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and virus scanners, but don't neglect to monitor authorized users. The Linux Audit daemon can help you detect violations of your security policies.

Episode 21 - Sabayon Linux 3.3

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Linux on the desktop: Today on Linux on the desktop, episode 21, we look at Sabayon Linux 3.3 as a Live DVD distribution. News headlines includes San Diego Unified School District plans to rolls out laptops with Linux. Mandriva Corporate Desktop 4.0 is released. Pressure mounts on Dell over Linux PCs.

The Open Source CEO: Dries Buytaert, Drupal

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Matt Asay: In this tenth installment of the Open Source CEO Series, I shifted gears again to talk with someone that has chosen not to carry the CEO title, despite ample opportunity to claim it. Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, is Linus-like in his ability to build an amazing community without undue concern for commercializing his success.

Goodbye Edubuntu, hello SUSE

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ZDNet: Much to my children’s chagrin, my basement Edubuntu setup is going away, only to be replaced by an alpha version of OpenSUSE 10.3. Oh yeah, they were thrilled.

Set Up A Fedora 7 Mail Server Using Qmail Toaster

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This document describes how to install a Fedora 7 mail server based on Qmail Using Qmail Toaster. Qmail is an Internet Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) for UNIX-like operating systems. It is a drop-in replacement for Sendmail.

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today's leftovers

  • Docker: Making the Internet Programmable
    Docker, and containers in general, are hot technologies that have been getting quite a bit of attention over the past few years. Even Solomon Hykes, Founder, CTO, and Chief Product Officer at Docker started his keynote with the assumption that people attending LinuxCon Europe know that Docker does containers, so instead of focusing on what Docker does, Hykes used his time to talk about Docker’s purpose saying, “It really boils down to one small sentence. We're trying to make the Internet programmable.” Hykes described this idea of making the Internet programmable with three key points. First, they are focused on building “tools of mass innovation” designed to allow people to create and innovate on a very large scale. Second, applications and cloud services are allowing the idea of the Internet as a programmable platform to be realized, and they want to make this accessible to more people. Third, they are accomplishing all of this by building the Docker stack with open standards, open infrastructure, and a development platform with commercial products on top of the stack.
  • How to benchmark your Linux system
    The Software Center list will also include individual tests. These can be fine to use, but they can be tedious to open and configure manually. Keep your eye out for an entry called Phoronix Test Suite, or PTS for short. The Phoronix Test Suite is a powerful program that can run a single test, or an entire battery. PTS offers some built-in suites (collection of tests), or you can design your own suite. When tests are completed, you can choose to upload the test results to, where other users can see your results and even run the exact same tests on their PC.
  • Wunderlist Electron App for Linux
    Missing Wunderlist on Linux? You don’t need to thanks to Wunderlistux, an Electron-based desktop app. It doesn’t claim to be anything more than a wrapper around the official Wunderlist web app (which, yes, you could just open in a new browser tab).
  • Enter the Wasteland: Mad Max now available for Mac and Linux
  • What a lovely day! Mad Max releases for Mac and Linux
  • Mad Max Comes to Linux and Mac
  • GNOME at Linux Install Fest
    It’s an event organized in order to help first year students install a Linux distro on their laptops (here at our uni, we work almost entirely on Linux, so we need to help those that have never used it and set up their distros

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