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Story Coders choosing Mac OS over Linux environment srlinuxx 09/08/2011 - 8:15pm
Story Installing Gentoo on a Notebook in 2011 srlinuxx 09/08/2011 - 5:21pm
Story Seven Concerns on the Linux Desktop srlinuxx 09/08/2011 - 5:18pm
Story Debian GNU/kFreeBSD on production srlinuxx 09/08/2011 - 5:15pm
Story Setting Up Unison File Synchronization Between Two Servers On Debian Squeeze falko 09/08/2011 - 8:23am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 09/08/2011 - 8:11am
Blog entry ChromeOS in VirtualBox Texstar 09/08/2011 - 7:56am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/08/2011 - 7:40am
Story The best file encryption software in open source – group test srlinuxx 09/08/2011 - 5:10am
Story Gentoo Releases 11.2 LiveDVD to Crickets srlinuxx 09/08/2011 - 5:07am

Bring on the bling with Beryl: a look at a new Linux window manager

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Desktop computing technology has evolved considerably since the first graphical user interface was developed by researchers at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in 1973.

KDE 4 roadmap made official

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It has already been reported by several blogs and news pages, therefore I’m safe blogging about it now. The previously discussed schedule is out in the wild. The KDE 4.0 schedule has officially been released to the KDE development wiki. Also, a roadmap and a module status page ahs been added.

My Favorite Open-Source Projects

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Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to use many different open source software packages for various projects with which I’ve been involved. I’ve tried many different content management systems, shopping carts, operating systems, development editors, multimedia players, and many more. I have a few favorites that I have come to rely on and will continue to use long into the future.

Konsole Survey

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KDE

One of the areas of Konsole which I really want to give a little love for KDE 4 is the terminal setup ( terminal features, colour schemes, display options, character encoding etc. ) and creation of profiles for different types of terminal.

The Nuclear Option

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OSS

The FLOSS Movement is not yet recognized enough to develop peacefully. There are many obstacles in the way of its expansion: either internal (e.g. lack of standards) or external (e.g. stubborn hardware manufacturers). Those problems could be gradually overcome in a relatively short period of time but a question arises: What will happen if the paranoia wins?

Ubuntu Twinview Monitors with an NVidia Graphics Card

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HowTos

I was just thinking about how difficult it was for me to setup dual monitors on my Ubuntu system. I read numerous articles and tutorials about how to get it up and running. The configuration settings were different for each person so it was hard to get it right. After hours searching and hours of tweaking the settings, I finally got it how I like:

Review: PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 3

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PCLOS
Reviews

After a number of recommendations from readers on my SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC1 review, I decided to make my next Linux distribution review about PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 3. Like SimplyMEPIS, it is an up-and-coming distribution that aims to make all the advanced capabilities of Linux easily available to everyone.

About PCLinuxOS

Living in the real world with KDE

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Today (and the last few days, and I generally does that quite all the time) I have been using KDE applications extensively in real life projects, today a tight day in the fundraising group in the sailing club.

Discussing via email what should go in our ‘sales’ material, and producing that material using KWord, Krita, Digikam, Konqueror and KPDF.

Where, Oh Where, is the GPLv3?

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OSS

Almost two years ago, the FSF (Free Software Foundation) started work on the first update of the GNU GPL (General Public License) in over a decade. A last-minute hitch, though, is keeping the license from appearing.

Picante shell: pipes

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HowTos

Spicy food should cause chemical burns, or spontaneous human combustion. Your mouth should feel as if it’s tangled with an angry badger. Capillaries in your nose should burst. Your gut should sue for punitive damages. If not, your food just isn’t spicy enough.

Frugal computer users turn to free software

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OSS

Avery Bowron, a computer-savvy 19-year-old, readily acknowledges that he learned something valuable about technology from senior citizens: Good software can be obtained at no cost.

He learned that lesson two years ago in Olympia, Wash., when he volunteered to refurbish old computers for low-income elderly people.

Sabayon Linux v3.3 DVD Screenshots

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Linux

Sabayon Linux, a LiveDVD distribution known for being based upon Gentoo and its inclusion of desktop eye-candy such as Beryl and XGL, has reached version 3.3. New in this Sabayon release is the Linux 2.6.20 kernel, X.Org 7.2 with AIGLX and Composite support, Beryl 0.2.0-rc2, updated NVIDIA and ATI drivers, and much more.

A test drive of Debian/etch Xen

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Software

I have been looking for a new server for quite some time now. My old server is an aging HP NetServer LC3 Dual PII 233 Mhz that was donated to me. I use it as a general purpose home server and I also run a few other services off it, such as our Bugzilla and Subversion repository. It works but it was a little inflexible.

Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This article shows how to integrate amavisd-new into a Postfix mail server for spam- and virus-scanning. amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between MTAs such as Postfix and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin.

MySQL – is this database fit for the Enterprise?

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MySQL has recently appeared as an Enterprise edition. We have already looked at whether MySQL (the company) is enterprise ready, but we can also ask whether the product itself is suitable for enterprise use.

Upgrade Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) to Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

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Ubuntu 7.04 is the current development version of the Ubuntu operating system. It is to be released in April 19th 2007. The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was “Feisty Fawn”. We can Use Two methods to upgrade Ubuntu Edgy to Ubuntu Feisty: 1) Using GUI and 2) Using apt-get

run your windows software on linux using wine

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Sometimes, it is really needed to run some windows software on your Linux machines, there are different ways to do this, one of them is using wine. We will see here to do it, running at the end of the example the famous putty.exe file. We will see here how to do it for Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.

Full Story.

Beef Up Your Wireless Router

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Linux

Josh Kuo's article Beef Up Your Wireless Router talks about the OpenWRT embedded Linux distro for the the Linksys WRT series wireless routers (and more).

Travel Back Vim Time

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Software
OSS

Josh Kuo's article about Vim describes a new time-shifting feature to make your editing life easier.

openSUSE 10.3 alpha 2 report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Another opensuse 10.3 alpha release is upon us already and there must be some major changes in progress. This hasn't been an easy "textbook" example of a beta test this release as issues began almost immediately after download.

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