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Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 137 srlinuxx 22/08/2010 - 3:41pm
Story Installing And Using OpenVZ On Ubuntu 10.04 falko 22/08/2010 - 11:33am
Story Apple Looks To Take Over X Server 1.9 Release Management srlinuxx 22/08/2010 - 4:23am
Story A Win-Lin situation: moving a small office over to Linux srlinuxx 22/08/2010 - 4:21am
Story Free Software, Real Profits srlinuxx 22/08/2010 - 4:19am
Story Mandriva’s future? srlinuxx 22/08/2010 - 4:01am
Story Working with KDE desktop effects srlinuxx 22/08/2010 - 4:00am
Story Ubuntu One on KDE – Technical Aspects srlinuxx 21/08/2010 - 2:33pm
Story Putting It All Together srlinuxx 21/08/2010 - 2:32pm
Story another official ubuntu ad you probably didn't see srlinuxx 21/08/2010 - 2:30pm

Blog Snobbery 101

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Humor

If your blog has even one regular reader, you too can be a blog snob. A blog snob is a super-important blogger who knows it and makes sure the rest of the world does too.

How To: use encrypted directories with ENCFS and FUSE

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HowTos

There is many options out there to encrypt datas on a hard drive. You could either encrypt a whole partition using kernel filesystem or simply encrypt specifics directories on your hard disk.

encfs along with fuse can accomplish this.

Postfix & Apache in Mandriva 2006 Free

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HowTos

Over time, I’ve learned quite a bit regarding the Linux operating system. `Why` it works so extremely well on servers and desktops. Here is something I've learned along the way; how to set up a Postfix and Apache server.

Local Perl Libs

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HowTos

Sometimes a site has need for easily accessible Perl libraries. Three methods to go about keeping handy Perl code readily available are:

1. Just keep a code repository of functions and dump them into programs on an as needed basis.
2. Write a Perl library with a group of functions in them.
3. Write Perl modules.

What Sucks About DEs, pt. I: Ubuntu's GNOME

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Linux

I enjoy using many different desktop environments and operating systems. On a day-to-day basis, I use Finder, Explorer, GNOME, and KDE. They all have their good sides, but obviously, they have their fair share of bad sides as well. The next couple of columns will be about the latter. This week, I take a look at whatever bothers me about Ubuntu's GNOME/Linux combination.

How I used Linux network tools to solve real problems

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Linux

Previously, I explained how to use a computer that others have cast off as being unusable as a powerful network analysis tool. By combining the Linux distribution Fedora Core with the open-source packages libpcap, tcpdump, Multi Router Traffic Grapher (iptraf and MRTG), I demonstrated how useful statistics on network usage and trends can be obtained.

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Updating My Toolbox - Knoppix 5.0.1

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Linux
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Knoppix is best known as the first really great livecd. At a time when traditional, mostly text, installers ruled the Linux world, they innovated a technology that has more or less taken over the way distributions are delivered today. Not content to rest on their laurels, they have continued to innovate and improve over the years. Today brought the announcement of the public release of Knoppix 5.0.1, the latest and greatest Knoppix to roll off the assembly line as an update to version 5. This release brings lots of bug fixes and updates - most notably: kernel 2.6.17, KDE 3.5.2 and Gnome 2.14.1.

aKademy 2006 Call for Participation

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KDE

This year's KDE World Summit, aKademy 2006, is approaching fast. The website is now live. On behalf of the programme committee I have the pleasure to announce that we will accept presentation abstracts as of now.

Also: People Behind KDE: Gilles Caulier

Consistent backup with Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) snapshots

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HowTos

LVM is an implementation of a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel. The biggest advantage is that LVM provides the ability to make a snapshot of any logical volume.

Visual Tour: 20 Things You Won't Like About Windows Vista

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Microsoft

The same thing happened with Windows XP. When Beta 2 arrived, I found myself torn between what was new and good about the operating system, and what was new and bad.

Education Coming Around

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OSS

The business world is increasingly integrating open source, computer programs which are written by individuals and groups of computer programmers dedicated to free software. These same business programs have applications within education.

How Dapper LTS Succeeded To Spoil CUPS Printing

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Ubuntu

Yesterday (K)Ubuntu Dapper was released. The final version. I'm sure it is a great release, and most users will find it highly satisfactory for all their needs. However, this blog is not all huggin' 'n luvin' for Dapper. It is a rant. I want this to be a wake-up call. It will sound negative to most of you. So be it....

New Laptop: fujitsu p7120 w/ Debian

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Reviews

Well, I finally have a new laptop. Got it yesterday, spent about 3 hours installing and downloading all the software, and then let rsync run all last night to transfer over my home directory. Of course like any good Debian user I've filed a detailed installation report.

How To: Burn DVD’s from the command line

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HowTos

Burning DVD’s from the command line can seem quite geeky, but it happens to be really usefull mainly when you want to back up datas or simply don’t want to bother launching CD/DVD burning interfaces such as k3b or gcombust …

Knoppix to the rescue

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Linux

In geek speak; Knoppix is a Linux Live CD. That means it runs the Linux operating system directly from the CD, bypassing the hard drive making it a useful very useful tool.

Pixel abuse: the wonders of 3D graphics

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Linux

It's all over the press, and a battle will soon be joined:
Desktops need 3D.

But what kind of 3D? The term is vague, would it be isometric 3D, Z-buffered vector 3D used to display 2D elements - as we can see in games -, or something hopefully more profound?

With Knoppix at a HotSpot

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Linux

Apparently, the Dutch have a verb that means "to use the Internet", and the 2nd line translates as "use the Internet wirelessly ... as if at home" - and the green heading in the right-most column refers to the hotel where we were staying. Guess what that means? They have a hot spot - and Knoppix found it without my even asking!

Alien Arena 2006 Uranium Edition Released!

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Gaming

COR Entertainment announces the release of Alien Arena 2006: Uranium Edition! This new version includes a great number of enhancements and bugfixes.

A day without *NIX

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Linux

Most people don't really get how important unices are. While most of them use a Windows™ version on their home computers, they are passive *NIX users as well (at least the vast majority of them).

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