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Linux Newbies - Finding your way around your hard drive

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HowTos

So you’ve got yourself a fancy Linux install now and you want to know a bit more about your hard drive? Here are a few simple commands that can show you what you have, and where it is.

ComputerWorld Gets OSS Mud on its Face?

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OSS

Articles like this one are so misguided. ComputerWorld shows mud on its face while pretending they're subject matter experts. I'll show you below how this article was written by a ignorant journalist.

The Challenges of Open Source in Non-Profits

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OSS

Open source seems to present a number of obstacles to those making technical purchasing decisions in those businesses that are classified non-profit. The interesting facet of this discussion, however, is that the same business needs exist in not-for-profit institutions as it does in for-profit ones. This article attempts to survey some of those issues facing open source in the not-for-profit sector of the business world.

Half a century of hard drives

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Hardware

Hard drives radically changed the way the world stores data. Hard drives have come a long way since debuting 50 years ago this week. Do they still have room to shrink?

Debian Etch is not ready for release

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Linux

I'm scared by Debian etch. It'll probably become the worst Debian release ever. It's going to hurt our reputation.

Mark Shuttleworth: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth is polishing his image: Reuter's has a story which says «Millionaire cosmonaut takes on Microsoft», and Mark's own blog addresses the Debian/Ubuntu conflictual relationship: «Conflicting goals create tension in communities». I couldn't possibly trust these sayings.

Moving to freedom, one step at a time

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Linux

Time to get on with the move. Giving up Windows is like kicking a drug habit. It’s easier to take the path of least resistance and keep using. If quitting proprietary software was a twelve step program—although, let’s not push the analogy too far.

Debian Etch Beta3 Graphical-mode installation With screenshots

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Etch is the codename for the upcoming release of Debian, which will also be known as Debian GNU/Linux 4.0. Etch has been the testing “release” of the Debian distribution since the release of the current stable version, 3.1 (codenamed Sarge), on June 6th 2005. The project is currently aiming at a December 4 2006 release date.I have created easy debian etch installation process with nearly 50 images.You need to click on thumbnail image to view full image size.

Xgl and Compiz bling for Dapper

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Ubuntu
HowTos

By now, if you haven't seen Compiz and Xgl in action, you probably have heard of it. You may even be wanting to set it up yourself. If so, this guide is here for you.

Embracing Unix and Linux Desktops

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Linux

Unix and Linux clients can do quite well on a Windows network. Microsoft, in fact, released its own Services for Unix, which provides some basic cross-compatibility features for Unix clients accessing Windows servers. Other, more robust interoperability solutions are also available for various network services. Fortunately, Unix has been using TCP/IP for longer than Windows, so the two operating systems at least have a networking protocol in common.

Computing systems for business: Linux or Mac?

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OS

Is there an alternative for original Microsoft Windows to substitute the pirated Microsoft Windows and Office on your office computers?

Hire company charges ahead with Linux

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Linux

Kennards Hire is ready to replace Windows server with Linux at 90 branches, to accompany 400 desktops already running the open source operating system.

CLI Magic: Kismet sniffs out Wi-Fi access

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HowTos

Today, Wi-Fi access points everywhere, and users becoming increasingly more sophisticated in their wireless network knowledge. One good tool for discovering Wi-Fi access points is a command-line utility called Kismet. It can help with a range of issues, from diagnosing Wi-Fi interference problems to finding a particular network in a sea of airborne bits.

Microsoft will always beat Open Source

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OSS

OPEN SOURCE will always be a poor cousin to Microsoft, according to a report by boffins at Harvard Business School.

Millionaire cosmonaut takes on Microsoft

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Ubuntu

South African magnate Mark Shuttleworth has already conquered space. Now he's set his sights on cyberspace where he hopes to challenge Microsoft.

An even better BitTorrent client for Linux!

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Software

Well, after all the problems with Transmission and popular trackers like OiNK and Demonoid I decided to try something else. I tried out Tribler, but it wasn't that good, so after snooping around the Ubuntu forums I found about this relatively new client called qBittorrent.

A couple of tricks with the secure shell

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One can do a lot more with ssh than use it for remote terminal session. Here we'll show how to copy files using ssh, use ssh as part of a pipe, vnc or samba forwarding via ssh and mounting filesystems using ssh (fuse + sshfs)

Linux on laptops

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Linux

Although most modern laptops nowadays tend to scare people off with an ugly “Designed for Windows XP” mark, it does not mean that alternative operating systems, like GNU/Linux cannot be installed and function equally well. In this article I would like to describe a few common issues with Linux on laptops and maybe bust a few myths about using GNU/Linux on mobile computers.

Siemens' Medical Unit Puts Suse Linux Into MRI Products

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Novell and Concurrent announced that Siemens Medical Solutions, a developer of MRI technology and applications, has selected the Suse Linux enterprise real-time operating system and NightStar application development tools for its Magnetom magnetic resolution imaging (MRI) products.

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