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Story Seven Alternatives to GNOME 3 srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 5:42pm
Story Top 5 Paid Games for Linux srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 5:40pm
Story Not Loch Ness, But An Ubuntu Sighting in Scotland srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 5:38pm
Story No Ubuntu Default Extras Install srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 4:40pm
Story Beta version of Fedora 15 includes GNOME 3 and systemd srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 4:38pm
Story What Does Google Owe FOSS? srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 4:37pm
Story Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze falko 19/04/2011 - 11:13am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 6:24am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 5:59am
Story How Vidalia and GIMP found new contributors, just by asking srlinuxx 19/04/2011 - 2:39am

Tux Paint - Fun Drawing Software For Small Children

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This is a very easy to use, yet very useful software for creating graphical documents for children. The user interface is designed for intuitive use by children as young as three to five years.

Book review: Ubuntu Hacks

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I want to tell you a little story. One that involves: love, greed, selfishness, guilt, shame and finally—confession. A torrid little story this is. It revolves around a geek and his love for free software. Not just free as in freedom, we’re talking free as in “keep my cash in my wallet” free! I’ll be playing the part of the geek, Ubuntu will play the part of free software.

openSUSE 10.2 / Evolution 2.8.2 running against MS Exchange 2003

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At the end of last year, on the first day of my vacation, I moved my IBM T41 from Fedora Core 6 to openSUSE 10.2 . I was at home, and on vacation at the time, so the one thing I could not really test was how well the openSUSE default install of Evolution 2.8.2 works. No MS Exchange server at the house and all. I had to wait to return to the office.

Firefox 2 - You Make My Heart Sing!

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Sometimes you find yourself wondering why certain features are added to specific software. Take Firefox and Open Office as one such example. Both have a back-up feature that will give you an opportunity to recover from a computer crash, thus making sure any data loss is kept to a minimum.

Distros for New Linux Users

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As you can see from the various forums and help sites, questions concerning new user distro's has touched off a bit of a spat, but then again it always does. The FOSS (Free Open Source Software) Purists can be pretty vocal and rigid at times. Don't take what they say as mean-spirited...they really are passionate about what they believe and are trying to do what's right for Linux...

Does LAMP make economic sense?

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Many companies have data scattered across several databases that are often maintained by proprietary software. LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is a combination of free software that offers a convenient way to centralize and administer data. In this tip, we'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of LAMP.

openSUSE 10.2 Earns A Seat At The Head Of The Table

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Columnist Eric A. Hall was looking for a Linux distro that combines stability with the capabilities needed to test bleeding-edge technology. After a long search, he found that openSUSE 10.2 was up to the job.

Why I can't switch to Windows Vista...ever!

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It just occurred to me how alien Windows has become to my way of working. The trigger for this realization: Windows Vista Ultimate, A Hands On Diary by Barry Gerber over at Tom's Hardware Guide.

Top four reasons Windows wins and Linux loses

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Today, you can do everything you want with a Linux desktop, except play the latest games. Even there, Linux is catching up. So, why do only a handful of people run Linux instead of Windows? Here are my top-four reasons why Windows wins and Linux loses.

dvd::rip Revisited

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In June I wrote an article comparing DVD ripping programs that run on Linux. At that time dvd::rip was my second choice, mostly because of its ugly interface. Now that it has an updated GUI I decided to go back and give it another try. And I'm glad I did because dvd::rip is my new favorite ripper.

Linux needs to evolve - now!

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It is a brilliant idea to create an operating system that is free for everyone to use and to edit. Thousands of hackers around the globe share the dream of open source information technology without monopolism. Everybody who is into computing has heard of Linux and lots of them are using it for daily work. Yet so called “out-of-the-box” experience can instead be very tricky and much to complicated for a normal user.

Dunc-Tank continues to make splash

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Dunc-Tank, the unofficial organization set up to fund selected Debian activities, has made its first experimental payment to release managers, but community members are still debating whether a missed deadline and the alleged demotivation of some programmers make the experiment a failure.

Useful cloaking device is one step closer to reality

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Last October saw a major breakthrough in an area of research that, until very recently, was squarely in the realm of science fiction—cloaking technology.

HOWTO: Install FVWM-Crystal 3.0.4 on Edgy

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I’m really, really impressed with FVWM-Crystal. It makes for an exceptionally good-looking lightweight system — even on outdated hardware. But after knocking around the FVWM-Crystal howto, I realized I would do much better.

ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick?

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The ImageMagick (IM) suite of command-line graphics tools is a free software staple; Linux, other Unix-like operating systems, and proprietary OSes like Windows have supported IM for close to two decades. But there is also an alternative tool called GraphicsMagick (GM) that covers much of the same functionality. How do you know which one is right for you?

Tweakin' your Bash Prompt

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About a month after moving into my new Slackware install, I have finally gotten around to setting up my cool Bash prompt again... only this time it's perfect.

Video chat working in Ubuntu finally

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I finally managed to get my webcam work with AMSN (actually I didn’t do anything much) in my desktop. I have a Logitech Quickcam and Ubuntu Dapper recognized the camera without any problem. The problem was, I had a TV tuner card installed and also the webcam.

The Best Linux Security Tools

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You can never be too safe these days. Viruses, spyware, rootkits, remote exploits, you just never know what security issue is going to be your downfall. Thats why it is important as a Linux administrator to have an understanding of some of the best Linux security tools available to you.

Expanding the open source business model

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I want O'Reilly for Dummies. How much would you pay for some really good open source documentation? It's an important question.

Mandriva : Cooker : The Inside Man IV

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Per Øyvind Karlsen wondered what could be the future of RPM especially for Mandriva as Mandriva is using RPM 4.4.6 from Jeff Johnson[1]. Anssi Hannula pointed out to the new rpm site[2] as RedHat through Fedora was aiming to give new directions to the RPM projects. The position of Mandriva about this is not known yet. Olivier LAHAYE was looking for a 64bits version of

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