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Story 30 Days Ubuntu: Day 29: Five Things I Like Most About Ubuntu Linux srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 5:19am
Story Mandriva 2011 RC 1 Available - Quick Look srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 5:16am
Story Ubuntu 11.04 or Linux Mint 11? srlinuxx 1 30/06/2011 - 2:11am
Story Surprising Power Consumption Of Ubuntu 11.04 vs. Windows 7 srlinuxx 2 30/06/2011 - 1:51am
Story Knoppix 2011 6.4 Review srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 1:49am
Story What price Community? srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 11:22pm
Story Linpus Lite… a bit too lite… srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 9:34pm
Story Buying a Linux Machine - Where to Shop? srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 9:33pm
Story Another Linux distro that I love: Zorin OS 5 srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 9:31pm
Story Desktop Linux Gamer’s Guide srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 7:33pm

FAA Ponders Switch to Linux, Premier Apps

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Linux

Growing consumer disappointment with Windows Vista, coupled with the need of major businesses and government agencies to begin assessing long-term computing needs, seems to be forcing IT professionals to consider non-Microsoft alternatives for their operating system and office suite applications.

Remote kernal debugging in FreeBSD

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BSD

Explore how to remotely debug a FreeBSD kernel that is running on a target machine without affecting system performance. In this article, examine setting up the debug environment using serial communication port, compiling modified kernel code, debugging, and troubleshooting tips.

Linux dominating the desktop…an impossible dream?

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Linux

I’m starting to think that I have to agree with Paul Thurrott: this year will not be the “Year of Desktop Linux”…again. While some people have some idea that Linux has the tools to do as such today, a better example to compare to is probably Apple’s OS X. OS X has all the tools to rapidly and easily take over the desktop world. But like Paul Thurrott quoted, OS X market share is between 2.5% and 4%.

Linux server shipments shrink as enterprises consolidate, virtualize data centers

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Linux

Linux server revenue grew slightly in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to the latest research from IDC. But while overall Linux usage is growing, the number of physical Linux servers being shipped to enterprises may be suffering due to the trend of virtualization.

Management 'scared' by open source

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OSS

Fear is stalking the corridors of corporate power, as executives sweat over the legal exposure caused by developers using open source software. And the suits are resorting to play-it-safe legal advice and draconian management techniques in a vain attempt to stop open source crossing their frontier.

Using Cscope and SilentBob to analyze source code

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HowTos

When you start learning the source code of an unfamiliar project, you don't have the knowledge of its structure or the meaning of specific functions, classes, and units in the project. You can use tags to browse for definitions, but it's hard to get an overall picture by just looking through every definition one by one. Cscope and SilentBob are two tools that can help you analyze unfamiliar source code.

PCLinuxOS 2007 (beta 2) - Review

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PCLOS
Reviews

I have used PCLinuxOS since version .8 and have always found it easy to use and aesthetically appealing. Being based on Mandriva might help PCLinuxOS' cause as Mandriva has been and continues to be a system new Linux users can migrate to with little to no learning curve.

Red Hat to set up open-source software store: source

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Linux

Red Hat Inc. plans to create a Web store to boost sales of its own open-source software and of compatible open-source products from other companies, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday.

Howto: Mounting without sudo

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HowTos

This had been bothering for some time. On a system without an automounting “solution,” which I don’t usually like because they involve daemons and message subsystems and whatnot, mounting an external drive such as a USB key can be problematic. Mounting requires sudo, but sudo inflicts root ownership on the target, which makes it inaccessible to a non-root user, short of using sudo over and over again.

Firefox challenging IE for dominance in US SMBs

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Moz/FF

A survey of 140,000 small to medium-sized business (SMB) users has revealed that the Mozilla Firefox browser is now almost on equal footing with Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the SMB market sector. What's more, the gap is narrowing dramatically every month.

In favor of the new gnome control center

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Software

In my preview of Ubuntu 7.04 I argumented strongly in favor of the new Gnome control center. But comments on that preview suggested that most of the Ubuntu users dislike it. Let’s have a look at the benefits of both and try to decide what way Ubuntu should go.

Upstart Plans to Ease Linux Management

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has an interesting project called Upstart, which is a replacement for the traditional Unix init system. The goals of Upstart are ambitious: to modernize and streamline the boot process, control user tasks, and manage services.

Linux Mint -- A Linux from the land of green worth its name

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Linux Mint. Just like its parent distro Ubuntu an enigma. Born in Ireland out of a frustration of what the current distros included, or better yet lacked, this little package has taken the Linux community by storm. A quick check on Distrowatch says that it came into light there November 14, 2006 and in that time has risen to the near top ten (when looking at the last 30 days) and spent some time within the top ten following the latest release Bianca (2.2).

Where are the Linux admins?

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Linux

In the battle to spread the use of GNU/Linux, it is often forgotten that education has to be the starting point. People need to be educated to the point where they come to demand decent behaviour from an operating system; companies need educated admins to keep GNU/Linux systems running.

Linux Mint freshens Ubuntu's palate

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a strong desktop distro, but it falls short for some users in a few areas. Where are the multimedia codecs and DVD support, and what's with all the brown, for heaven's sake? If you'd like multimedia support with a minty fresh theme, try Linux Mint 2.2, an Ubuntu-based distro that throws in support for Flash 9, Windows Media Format, DVDs, MP3s, and troublesome wireless cards.

Announcing Video Player: Codeine for KDE4/Phonon

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KDE

Here is the official announcement of a video player I'm calling Video Player. If your a Codeine user and it looks familiar, thats the idea. Codeine is the "usability focus, simple video player" that Max Howel developed using KDE3 and xine-lib. So I asked Max a couple of weeks ago if I could port Codeine to KDE4 and Phonon.

playing with openSUSE 10.2

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SUSE

I normally use Ubuntu on my desktop boxen but, over the past couple of weeks, I've been whiling away the time waiting for Feisty by playing with openSUSE 10.2 instead. Some of the things I like about it:

Monitor who runs what, listen to what ports, established what connections

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HowTos

To identify and monitor who is running what applications, which the application is listening to what port, established what connections, we can use lsof. lsof (List Open Files) are use for listing all current opened files. Besides the file name, it includes info such as who open it, what command use to open it, what type of file is it etc.

Starting flag waved for Race to Linux 2.0

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Software

In a bid to highlight the ease with which applications can be ported to Linux, the Mono project IBM and Mainsoft will host the 'Race to Linux 2.0'. Visual Studio developers will have to choose from a list of ASP.Net 2.0 applications at the start of each race and port them using their development environment of choice.

Review: Trolltech Greenphone developer’s SDK

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Reviews

I’ve always liked Trolltech. They make Qt, the cross platform application development framework that forms the basis of the K Desktop Environment (KDE–my desktop of choice). So when Trolltech contacted Red Hat to get us to review their SDK, I jumped at the chance.

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