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Invite Linux Onto Your Windows Desktop

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Linux

WinaXe Plus X-Server for Windows allows both Windows and Linux to be run on the same desktop at the same time. Users can access and run their remote applications from the Windows desktop and switch between operating systems as if switching between two Windows applications.

Open KDE or Gnome on Windows!

Fix for SSH slow to ask for password in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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HowTos

When you try to login using ssh some users might find asking for ssh password is slow here is the solution how to fix this problem.

Solution 1

Edit the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file using the following command

sudo vi /etc/ssh/ssh_config

Commentout the following lines

GSSAPIAuthentication yes
GSSAPIDelegateCredentials no

save the file and exit

Linux Alarm Clock

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HowTos

I have too used to alarm clock, to wake me up every early morning. I set my alarm on my cellphone every night before I going to sleep. But recently, a simple stupid idea of creating an alarm clock in Linux comes to my mind.

Dear Mr. Gates: save Vista, open-source it

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Microsoft

Although Microsoft may claim otherwise, Vista, from both from a technical and business point of view, is proving to be a failure. Why not turn it over to people who have shown time after time that they can deliver the goods?

Let's look at the facts, shall we?

OLPC XO Test Build Screenshots

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OLPC

We've heard a lot about the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project, which aims to provide a $100 laptop for developing nations, and we've heard a bit about its Sugar interface and other technical abilities, but recently we spent the time with QEMU and a test build of the OLPC XO operating system (Fedora based) to see how it really shapes up.

Ubuntu 7.10, Freespire 2.0, and OpenSUSE 10.3

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Linux

There has been a lot of things going on in the Linux world these past few weeks, and so I thought I would throw it into a single article that sums it all up.

Ubuntu 7.10

Unix fundamentals - mount points

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HowTos

Today, I’m going to introduce the concept of mount points. Mount points are, in essence, folders in which external filesystems are mounted (their contents are dropped into that folder).

DVD Backup and Ripping with K9Copy

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HowTos

For many years, Windows has enjoyed a number of free software tools for making backup copies of DVDs. The most popular among these offerings is DVD Shrink.

Now it's possible to get the same backup abilities plus the ability to rip DVD titles to XVID, MPEG4 or Matroska x264 AVI files under Linux using K9Copy.

5 new things in Ubuntu Feisty, and why they matter

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Ubuntu

As you may have heard, Ubuntu 7.04, aka "Feisty Fawn", won't be out on schedule. The release candidate, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been delayed due to bugs with PATA handling. In the meantime, users can upgrade from version 6.10 "Edgy Eft" by editing /etc/apt/sources.list, replacing all instances of "edgy" with "feisty", and doing an upgrade with Synaptic or "update-manager -c".

Travel Back in Time With GPLv3

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OSS

If you divided today’s software sector into a detailed Venn diagram, you would end up with a very complex pattern of overlapping shapes and colors. To my mind—and I think to that of most IT managers—these overlaps are welcome news. Where two or more technologies or camps intersect, it means that they are communicating, working together and interoperating.

openSUSE 10.3 alpha 3 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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openSUSE 10.3 alpha 3 was released yesterday and it seems to be getting quite a lot of press from several sites this round. It's being announced with enthusiam as if it was a release candidate.

Open Source Movies -- Wave of the Future?

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Movies
OSS

If you're like me, you loved the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books as a kid. It can be exciting to help shape something you'd otherwise be passively enjoying. That practice is slowly working its way into the film world. The future of filmmaking may give you, the audience, much more say in what kinds of movies get made.

Debian redefines itself with new release

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Linux

For much of its history, Debian has been the major noncommercial, philosophically free distribution. Now, as Debian developers and users have deserted the distro for Ubuntu, does Debian have a purpose any more?

Firefox market share in Europe close to 25%

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Moz/FF

According to a study by the French Web Metrics company XiTi, the browser war in Europe is slowly being turned by Firefox.

In just one year, Firefox gained 5% of market share over Internet Explorer.

In the big European markets (UK, Germany, France and Italy), Firefox gets a higher market share in Germany (36,2%).

Xandros Desktop Pro

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Linux
Reviews

With an interface that is quite similar to classic Windows, along with utilities that target Windows migrations, Xandros Desktop Professional is a good choice for a productivity desktop and can rival more popular distributions, although bugged from design inconsistencies and a strict licensing structure.

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Linux Versus

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Humor

How does linux stack up to its competitors? Here are three different comparisons that seek to answer this question: Linux VS Your cat, Linux VS Your Grandmother, and Linux VS The Soviet Union. Who wins? I'll leave that up to you.

Linux VS Your Cat

Linux is free!
Your cat may have been free.
Linux can go years between shutdowns.
Your cat spends more time asleep that it does awake.

Install multimedia codecs, libdvdcss in Debian Etch GNU/Linux

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HowTos

Debian having released the latest stable version of its GNU/Linux distribution, there is obviously a rush by Debian users to upgrade their distro.

Make Firefox run better

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HowTos

Firefox is a great browser, but it’s a memory hog. Here are a few tips to help you make Firefox use less memory and run more efficiently.

* Uninstall any extensions that you are not using.
* Disable the ‘Page Saving’ feature. This feature saves a copy of every page you visit in memory. It helps the browser to load pages that you already visited faster, but it can use a lot of memory.

OLPC Sugar User Interface Reviewed

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OLPC

By now, everyone has at least heard of the noble project to bring the world of computing to children in countries where this might not normally be possible. It's been appropriately called the One Laptop Per Child project.

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