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Story Why GIMP 2.8 is not released yet srlinuxx 18/02/2011 - 6:26pm
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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/02/2011 - 3:37am
Story Adventures in Linux: an Update srlinuxx 18/02/2011 - 3:07am
Story Nigeria Uses GNU/Linux to Manage Elections srlinuxx 18/02/2011 - 3:05am

Ensuring network interfaces remain named consistently

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If you have more than one network card, there is no guarantee that eth0 when you first boot up remains eth0 in the next boot. It could swap with eth1. This can happen especially if the cards are the same chipset, I reckon. If you change kernels or switch to using something like hotplug or udev you can also find the same problem.

LinuxBIOS - A truly GPLed Free Software BIOS

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A BIOS is an acronym for Basic Input Output System and is the starting point of the boot process in your computer. But one of the disadvantages of the proprietary BIOS which are embedded in most PCs is that there is a good amount of code which is used in it to support legacy operating systems such as DOS and the end result is a longer time taken to boot up and pass the control to the resident operating system.

PS3 Linux: Dual Boot Instructions & Blu-ray disc mounting supported!

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A day after the PS3 Japan launch madness, all of us here at QJ had a chance to look back and see exactly what info we had missed. I had the responsibility of checking out the Linux side of things. And while the article which I wrote yesterday was pretty much spot on, there's a few more things which I could get out of the documents released.

Installing From Tarballs

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HowTos

We usually download linux programs through package handling tools such as yum and apt-get. Download programs through package handling tools is easy, but not all programs is available in your Linux distribution repository. Sometimes, we need to download the source code, compile and install manually.

Control is the real open source advantage

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OSS

In all the blah-de-blah over the moves by Oracle and Microsoft into open source a very important point is missing, namely the motivation of enterprises in moving toward open source. It's not the cost savings. It's not the community. It's not the name of the vendor.

Mapping the universe with open source software

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Astronomers at New York City's Hayden Planetarium and Rose Center for Earth and Space think space exploration should be easily accessible to anyone. To make that possible, they offer an interactive atlas of the universe that anyone can download for free.

Microsoft's Interoperability Trust Problem

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Microsoft

Yesterday, Jason Matusow, Microsoft's director of corporate standards, blogged about trust. Surprise. Surprise. He found that some customers question Microsoft's sincerity around interoperability and licensing.

Recover from CHMOD -R 777

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A linux administrator asked a question on how to recover from CHMODing the whole file system to 777. I had also screwed my system the same way two days earlier and no solution was insight (#chmod -R 777 / ) and my Boss was angry. A solution submitted blew me off. Very simple but it worked like magic!

Simple Package management with Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu

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Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Now we will see how to add repositories,install,remove and update software packages.

Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mountain View

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We were new to the Ubuntu Summit way of doing things but figured it out quickly. I think we all felt we should be doing more to justify our presence, but hopefully we provided at least some valuable input and advice, and some of us even started implementating specifications. But most of the specifications being considered were lower down in the system, dealing with things such as drivers, devices, X, etc.

VMware and Xen Management with BixData

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BixData is a system, application, and network monitoring tool which allows you to easily monitor nearly every aspect of your servers. The newly released version 2.6 is the only application that has the ability to control both Xen and VMware virtual machines. You can control both VM Hosts (the computer that's running the VM software) and VM Guests (the virtual machines running on the hosts).

http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_xen_management_bixdata

Getting started with ParallelKnoppix, a live CD for clusters

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Linux

ParallelKnoppix is a modified Knoppix live CD designed for use in creating HPC clusters. You can start up PK on multiple nodes to run a cluster, and customize PK to add or remove applications.

What Does Free Software Really Cost?

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You've probably seen the many articles infesting computing publications that blather on about comparing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and ROI (Return on Investment) for Linux and Windows, and trying to figure out which one costs less to run. Let's set up a gnarly Linux vs. Windows DeathMatch Arena with two hypothetical admins - one for Linux, one for Windows.

Interview with Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley of gNewSense

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Irish Free Software developers Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley have developed a new distribution, appropriately named gNewSense. Made with the philosophy of Debian and the structure of Ubuntu, it aims to be the freest distribution out there. Linux Online is grateful to Messrs. Brazil and O'Malley for taking time out of their busy schedules to answer a few questions about their project.

When Linux trumps Unix and vice versa

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Linux

According to recent studies, two thirds or more of IT organizations are considering a migration to Linux. But obviously any migration is no trivial matter. If your organization is thinking about migrating to Linux, plan to take a hard look at the realities before you get too far into the process.

Book review: Managing and Customizing OpenCMS 6 Websites

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Reviews

If you want to create a free software content management server fast and starting with zero knowledge, and then vigorously and systematically play with a Java based web application, then the book Managing and Customizing OpenCMS 6 by Matt Butcher is the accurate, project orientated and a pragmatic book that you are looking for.

Matt Asay: Open source and The Big Chill

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OSS

What if Oracle's and Microsoft's recent actions are not about competing with the present, but rather about competing with the future? By this I mean that perhaps both are attempts to choke investment into open source. As in The Terminator movies, perhaps it's a way to kill the future before it happens.

Getting My Kicks On Route 64

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Linux
Hardware

Some months ago I started collecting the pieces I needed to build my own 64-bit computer. After the construction phase I was faced with the distro question: Which audio-optimized Linux distribution should I try ? The logical first choice was 64Studio, a pure 64-bit Debian-based distribution with patched kernel and a nice suite of native 64-bit sound and music applications.

First Issue of Amarok Weekly Newsletter Released

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In the first issue of the Amarok Weekly Newsletter, we talk about Magnatune.com music store integration and security, search inside lyrics, a new GStreamer-based engine, support for user-definable labels and promotional activities. Enjoy!

Winners and losers in the New Linux World

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Would you have believed at the end of last summer that Microsoft and Novell would partner over Linux, or that Oracle would create its own brand of Linux? What does it all mean? I'm ready to give you my two-cents on who are the winners and losers in this post-deal Linux world.

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