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Story The future of the computer srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 5:54pm
Story Linux 3.0 Makes Virtualization Easier srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 5:53pm
Story Mageia 1 Linux Distribution Reviewed srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 3:17pm
Story The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.4.0 srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 3:14pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 7:34am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 5:35am
Story Foresight Linux, Xfce, and me srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 5:32am
Story Trying GNOME 3 on Arch Linux srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 5:28am
Story June 2011 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine srlinuxx 03/06/2011 - 5:26am
Story Ubuntu Power User Branding Winner srlinuxx 2 03/06/2011 - 4:49am

Ubuntu Quality Control Problems

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Ubuntu

I have been a strong supporter of Ubuntu but am not a blind fan either. Ubuntu 6.10 “Edgy” is simply the worst linux version I have ever used in 8 years of running on Linux. Sure, “Dapper” had the infamous security update that crashed X losing 2 days of our productivity. But one big goof can be lived with - every thing else in Dapper was working well. But then we upgraded to Edgy and more serious problems began.

openSUSE 10.2 Network Boot and Installation HOWTO

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HowTos

This HOWTO describes how to setup an openSUSE 10.2 machine to act as a network boot and install server. I have used this method to install openSUSE 10.2 on my Tablet PC (Toshiba Portege M200). The plan is to have a DHCP server assigning IPs, TFTP server for PXELINUX to be loaded (to load the openSUSE installer) and an NFS share to supply the installation files.

E is for elegant with Elive live CD

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Linux
Reviews

Elive is a live CD Linux distribution based on Debian that uses the Enlightenment window manager. Elive aims to provide an aesthetically pleasing environment with a full suite of desktop applications that runs efficiently on older systems. Its developers aren't finished yet, but they've come a long way with Elive since the release of 0.3 more than a year ago. This CD shows how beautiful distributions can become without being bloated.

From KDE 3 to KDE 4: what we will leave behind

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KDE

The last commit digest made me thinking about applications development for KDE 4: several of the applications we really got used to in KDE 3 will be left behind because they will be replaced in one way or the other. So I decided to check which applications I know of will be replaced, and by what they will be replaced.

MySQL prepares for IPO and reveals Oracle endorsement

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Software

Open source database vendor MySQL AB is preparing itself for an initial public offering, and could even be ready to go public before the end of the year, according to its CEO Marten Mickos.

Installing Multiple OS's Without A Floppy/CD/DVD/Etc

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HowTos

This article explains how I managed to install over 50 various operating systems on my computer (1 hard drive) without having to burn the distro ISO to disk to boot from. (No floppy, usb, cd, dvd, etc. needed!)

NTFS 3G - first experiences

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Software

One of the problems dual booters face is trying to share files between the Windows and Linux portions of their hard drive, as Linux’s support for NTFS, Windows’ default filesystem, has always been limited to read only, if any support at all. The Linux NTFS project aimed to put a stop to that, and build a fully-working read and write driver for NTFS, so that Linux can write natively to Windows partitions.

New LiMo Foundation looking to commoditize mobile Linux

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News

Last week, Motorola and five other cell phone manufacturers announced the official launch of the LiMo Foundation, a "global mobile Linux initiative." The foundation will work off mobile Linux in a private collaborative development environment that has its roots in open source, but isn't quite.

Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung, and Vodafone are each throwing $800,000 into the not-for-profit foundation, whose stated purpose is to create a Linux-based "ecosystem" and foster private collaboration on commodity elements of mobile platform and application development.

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OOo Basic crash course: Working with documents on an FTP server

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HowTos

Wouldn't it be nice if you could access your Writer documents from any computer connected to the Internet and work with them as if they were on your local machine -- especially if this could be done transparently with just a couple of mouse clicks? To be able to do this, you don't have to install a full-blown document management solution or use a third-party file storage service. All you need is an FTP server and an OOo Basic macro.

Is Open Source Superior?

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OSS

It's sometimes hard to see through the brick and mortar of the commercial world, where trade secrets translate directly into dollars. But with open source, the code, the conversations between coders, and the bug tracking systems can be seen by everyone. That openness allows people to contribute and innovate in a variety of different ways.

Novell lands major Linux desktop contract in France

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SUSE

At the Paris Solutions Linux show on Jan. 30, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Europe's second-largest automobile manufacturer, and Novell announced the signing of a multiyear contract for the deployment of up to 20,000 Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop installations plus 2,500 copies of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Migrate user accounts / data from old Linux server

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HowTos

Migrating user accounts is not an easy task especially if you are a new admin. You need to make sure that file ownership, and password and group membership remains the same.

Firefox 2.0: happier browsing, but secure?

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Moz/FF
Reviews

It's long past time to bother telling anyone how much better than IE Firefox is. Faster, smaller, more responsive, with tabbed browsing and useful extensions galore. It's also lot more secure than IE, partly because it's open source, and particularly because it's not integrated with the underlying OS. Firefox's security bugs involve the browser only.

Debian Installer RC2 kick-off

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Linux

Frans Pop has announced that with the upload of the new kernel for Etch, they can now start seriously preparing the RC2 release of Debian Installer. He is particularly happy that they managed to fix some important issues in the graphical frontend, which is now a lot more stable than it was for RC1.

New Drupal 5 shines

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Reviews

It's been five years since Drupal, the popular GPLed Web development framework, has had a major version release. The new Drupal 5, which debuted in earlier this month, was eight months in development and incorporates more than 1,000 patches from nearly half as many contributors. It also features overhauls and updates in system performance, usability, user interface, and theming.

Interview: Jens Axboe

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Interviews

In this interview, Jens talks about how he got interested in Linux, how he became the maintainer of the block layer and other block devices, and what's involved in being a maintainer. He describes his work on IO schedulers, offering an indepth look at the design and current status of the CFQ scheduler, including a peek at what's in store for the future.

Speed Up Firefox web browser

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HowTos

Mozilla Firefox is a graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation. Started as a fork of the browser component (Navigator) of the Mozilla Application Suite, Firefox has replaced the Mozilla Suite as the flagship product of the Mozilla project. I am providing some Very Useful Tips to speedup your Firefox.

Almost famous

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Linux

Up until a few years ago, Linux was mainly used on servers. Now, it’s increasingly being used on desktop computers and notebook PCs. The Linux Counter Project estimates there are 29 million users, which would give it just about 3.6 percent of the total personal computer market worldwide. But a number of factors are likely to push these numbers higher.

Ubuntu Christmas Edition and Linux Mint Review

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Even with Ubuntu's official position on the use of "Automatix" and the idea that you are on your own, the fact remains that it’s tools like this that have helped to propel Ubuntu into one of the top distributions of all time.

Also: Spyware: Is Any OS Really Safe?

Linux find or look for available smb shares on a server

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HowTos

So how do you find out share name from Linux command line? Let us say you’ve few more servers running, a Windows 2000 server and a Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0. How do you list or look for available share on a server?

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