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Linux Backups For Real People

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HowTos

Linux Planet: Everyone knows they should make regular backups of their data. But hardly anyone is as diligent with backups as they should be. So in this two-part series we're going to learn some nice simple methods for making regular backups on single PCs or small networks.

Introducing the real 3D Compiz!

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Software

dev.compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: Wodor has hacked together an anaglyph plugin for Compiz that turns ordinary monitor into a real 3D one. The blurry image you see below is an anaglyph rendered by the plugin, you need 3D glasses or use anything transparent red (left eye) and cyan(right eye) to view the magic.

If you’re going to bash Steve Ballmer, don’t hold back on the ammo

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zdnet blogs: If you’re going to put an open letter out there for commentary don’t be shy about the details. Bancilhon implies that Microsoft fought dirty. Is this dirty as in illegal? Or just the usual cloak and dagger stuff in the technology market? Were there smear tactics? Just wondering if we have a federal (DOJ, FTC etc) offense.

Online desktop confusion

wadejolson.wordpress.com: For me, Las Vegas walks the fine line between interesting and inane. And so it is with web services and the talk of a mysterious gnome online desktop. Just the right mix of buzz words and ambiguity to keep me confused. What’s an online desktop?

HP Backs Red Hat in Government Biz Bid

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Linux

internetnews: When it comes to big enterprise IT deployments in the U.S., there is no enterprise bigger than the federal government itself. Linux vendor Red Hat is hoping for a larger portion of the government's multi-billion dollar IT spending with its widest-ever array of security certifications, thanks to assistance from HP.

JACK Sync: A Primer For Linux Users

linux journal: Recently I've been working with the transport synchronization capabilities of the JACK audio server. This article is a report on those capabilities as tested with a variety of Linux audio applications under the JAD and 64 Studio distributions.

StartCom MultiMedia Edition ML-5.0.6 Review

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Linux

The previous versions were a lot better, and I strongly supported their cause. Now with this release the cause is gone, and a new commercial identity is in place. The system crashes a lot, seems like there was no testing done at all. Just stay away from StartCom, Fedora is lot better, stable and reliable.

Ubuntu Developer Summit lays out vision for strong Hardy Heron release

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: The first day of the Ubuntu Developer Summit began with roundtable sessions which focused on high-level planning for Hardy Heron, the next major release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. I attended the Hardy Heron desktop roundtable to get the inside scoop about the future of Ubuntu on the desktop.

X-Files movie sequel is go

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Movies

the register: The shoot of the second X-Files movie will kick off on 10 December in Vancouver, 20th Century Fox has announced.

YaST Tools for Creating Installation Media and Appliances

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Software

opensuse news: The casual reader of news.opensuse.org knows that openSUSE 10.3 contains a YaST tool for creating images using KIWI. However, it is not that known fact that openSUSE 10.3 contains much more tools to manipulate RPM-based software and wrap it into a numerous ways for delivery, from a simple repository to a complete appliance creation.

Downwards compatibility during long time development

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Linux

liquidat: Microsoft’s Larry Osterman described in a recent blog entry that there will be no totally reworked Windows kernel after Vista due to the need of downwards compatibility. The argument however raises the question if Linux could be faced by a similar problem.

Book Review: Linux Firewalls

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Linux

linuxsecurity.com: Security is at the forefront of everyone's mind and a firewall can be an integral part of your Linux defense. But is Michael's Rush's "Linux Firewalls," the newest release from NoStarchPress, up for the challenge? Eckie S. here at Linuxsecurity.com gives you the low-down on this newest addition to the Linux security resource library and how it's one of the best ways to crack down on attacks to your Linux network.

DesktopBSD Day 1 - Getting started

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BSD

opensourcelearning.info/blog: A new day, a new month and a new challenge. For the next thirty days I will again plunge into the world of *BSD, this time using DesktopBSD. My aim is to write everyday about my experiences with DesktopBSD, the pros and cons, the good and the bad, the smart and the stupid.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Simplify backups with Synbak

  • Setup your own apache server to host your weblog free
  • How to remove blank lines and comments from a file
  • Back up and print your blog with OpenOffice.org Base
  • Ubuntu Linux Restore admin / root level permissions
  • Rewriting email headers in exim

Why Linux Will Succeed On The Desktop

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Linux

informationweek: I believe Linux will become the de-facto standard desktop operating system. Though it'll take a while for many users to break free from ties to Windows, there is good reason to believe that this day will come.

Ubuntu vs OpenSUSE

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Ubuntu

abhay-techzone.blogspot: OpenSUSE impresses from the first boot, of the install CD, itself. I was greeted with a beautiful screen screen. Ubuntu too does a good job but them SUSE reflects elegance.

Microsoft Not to Open Source Codes in China

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Microsoft

tradingmarkets.com: It is still unknown whether Microsoft would fulfill the obligations in the Chinese market. An insider remarked that China just passed the antitrust law and has not put it into effect officially, so it is impossible for the company to come up with a timetable for the disclosure of its source codes.

Computer Dealers short of staff trained to Install Ubuntu Linux ?

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oskanpur.wordpress: Kanpur and Lucknow computer dealers who have for years been selling proprietary operating systems are suddenly realizing that they themselves know very little about Ubuntu Linux operating system for desktops.

Being a good netizen – protecting Linux from network nasties

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Linux

iTWire: Microsoft Windows attracts virus writers and malware like faeces attracts flies. On the far opposite end of the spectrum, Linux users never find themselves embroiled in debates over whether Norton AntiVirus is bloated or essential, or whether AVG is better than e-Trust. Yet, Linux users do need to put thought and effort into security tools and here’s why.

Open source project aims to overhaul music search

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Software

computerworld: Software that listens to and analyzes music is driving a Sun open source project, which aims to build a music recommendation system that surpasses the systems used today by iTunes and Amazon.

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    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
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    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.