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Story Firefox 6 already sees bump in traffic soon after debut srlinuxx 29/08/2011 - 2:13am
Story Virtualization With KVM On A CentOS 6.0 Server falko 28/08/2011 - 5:25pm
Story A Look Through Fedora 16 Alpha srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 9:26pm
Story Desktop Revolution: Stage 1: Notifications Bar srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 9:25pm
Story Digging deeper with Gentoo Linux srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 6:23pm
Story Linus Ditches KDE and Gnome (so what?) srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 6:22pm
Story Windows XP turns 10 srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 6:20pm
Story A Windows user’s guide to Linux srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 4:21pm
Story Arch Linux moves up to Linux 3.0 srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 4:19pm
Story Red Hat will move to downtown Raleigh srlinuxx 26/08/2011 - 4:18pm

Review of SimplyMepis 6.5

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Linux
Reviews

Here we are again, another day and another newly released distro. This time I'm investigating the popular SimplyMepis 6.5 which seems to have a thriving community and a strong base of supporters so it seems only right to give this new release the normal treatement.

Command line tips - seeing how much disk space is left with df

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HowTos

t’s time for another command line tip today - and that is how to see how much disk space you have left overall on a particular partition.

It’s always good to know how much space you have left, especially when you’re about to leap into a backup, wget a big file or do some other process which needs a lot of space.

Dreamlinux 2.2 RC1 Multimedia GL Screenshots

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Linux

Hitting the web a few days ago was the first release candidate for the multimedia GL edition of Dreamlinux 2.2. This new release is built against the Debian testing repository, the multimedia plugins and codecs have been updated, and this release also includes Beryl 0.2 final. This release does also include the latest proprietary drivers from NVIDIA and ATI.

Goodbye Windows, Hello Linux

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Linux

Well it’s been a year since I gave up Windows for a life of Linux and was I wise to embark on such a voyage?

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 released

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Linux

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments.

Why Use Software Illegally When You Can Use Legally ….

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Software

If you run Linux and install free software, you won’t have to worry about this ever again!

Multiplier maximizes productivity

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SUSE

One of the most exciting of many projects under way at R Cubed Technologies is the Multiplied Linux Desktop Strategy.

Working with one of its partners, Omni Technologies of Canada, R Cubed has developed a system that allows up to 10 students to work at the same time with a single Linux PC. Novell Equipment runs the multiplied software.

Microsoft patents are striking again!

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SUSE

Funny thing, I noticed this because someone complained about encountering the side-effects of Microsoft patents on ClearType in... openSUSE 10.2!

James Ots noticed that Sub-pixel Antialiasing in openSUSE 10.2 seems to be broken, so he recompiled the package from sources, with sub-pixel antialiasing turned on.

Linux Project no longer a priority for TCI Research Center

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Linux

Head of TCI Research Center said here Friday, “pursuing the Persian Linux Project, or the open text software project, is no longer a priority for this center.”

Hidden Linux : A Little Linux Mashup

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Software

In Web 2.0 terms a "mashup" is a website that combines content from a variety of sources in order to give users an integrated experience. You can achieve something similar using the vast variety of hidden utilities in Linux - and you don't even need to be a programmer!

Globulation 2 0.8.22 Released

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Gaming

The open source real-time strategy game project Globulation 2 has been updated to release 0.8.22. Changes in this release includes:

* A new system far campaigns is available.
* AIs have been improved.

More Here.

Administrating SElinux on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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HowTos

audit2allow is a nice tool for understanding AVC denials. On RHEL4, all AVC denials are logged to the kernel ring buffer. The command dmesg will show these, and audit2allow -d will interprit them, and output the SELinux rules needed to allow these denials.

Gaim changes name to Pidgin

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Software

Many years ago when this project was first started, it was called "GTK+ AOL Instant Messenger." AOL naturally complained, and Mark Spencer changed the name to "Gaim." Around the time of Gaim's first 2.0.0 beta, AOL came back into our lives in a very strong way, this time threatening to sue Sean.

Review of Kubuntu 7.04 Beta

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Kubuntu is one of the biggest KDE-based distributions out there right now. And it has a reason to be. Beautiful, powerful, easy-to-use, and easy to install are just a few things that come to mind. I tested out the latest beta, 7.04 Feisty Fawn, scheduled to ship on April 19th. Here’s what I found:
Programs

What's Happening with PCLOS 2007?

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PCLOS

There are still a few bugs to work out, but Texstar has posted, "We are going to do a quick TR4 with an updated kernel/hal and then a final right after provided the kernel works out a little better. Whatever is still outstanding, we'll work on providing fixes via rpm updates as time allows."

Some of the issues the team is still working on include (updated to denote progress):

3D desktops

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Software

While we all wait for Windows Vista to bring the "Wow" and Apple Inc. to drop its Leopard, it's a good time to examine what might make a next-generation computer desktops really cool.

One thing is certain; your next desktop will be more 3D and have task-juggling capabilities to satisfy even the most ADD among us.

Beryl gives you four desktops to mess up.

Inside the Microsoft War Room

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Microsoft

It's been a busy winter for Microsoft's four-lawyer patent litigation team. On Feb. 10, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in AT&T v. Microsoft to determine whether the software giant is responsible in the United States for its patent infringement overseas. It was Microsoft's first appearance before the justices.

Recover MySQL Database root password

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HowTos

By default, MySQL Server will be installed with root superuser without any password. You can connect to MySQL server as root without requiring password or by keying in blank password. However, if you have set the password for root and forget or unable to recall the password, then you will need to reset the root password for MySQL.

UFO: Alien Invasion -- new version released

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Gaming

This version features many great improvements over 2.0 and tons of new content, such as new aliens, new weapons, new maps, new base facilities, new research options and better multiplayer support. Many of the bugs that plagued version 2.0 have been eliminated.

More Here.

Roguelike Magazine

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Gaming

roguelike magazine has launched; as the name implies, the site features articles about the ASCII dungeon crawler games collectively known as "roguelikes". The initial issues will examine the aesthetics of roguelike design, such as the user interface.

More Here.

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You’ve had Android phones, and you’ve had iPhones. Buying a smartphone for most people is a polarized, A/B choice. And for some, the experience of choosing a new phone is becoming… jaded. You might think that Android and iOS have the mobile market sewn up, but what if I was to tell you that you don’t need to look at Windows 10 Mobile or BlackBerry as alternatives? Various others are available, but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the Ubuntu Phone, which uses the Ubuntu Touch platform, and can be found on devices such as the Meizu Pro 5. Read more Also: Ubuntu Linux 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 1 now available for download (don't talk back)

Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

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Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

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  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
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  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?