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Story Apache Asserts OpenOffice Stewardship srlinuxx 14/10/2011 - 7:15pm
Story How To Upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 falko 14/10/2011 - 7:35am
Story How to install Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot - An Ubuntu Installation Guide tjavailable 14/10/2011 - 4:03am
Story RIP Dennis srlinuxx 14/10/2011 - 3:51am
Story Unity comes of age srlinuxx 14/10/2011 - 2:41am
Story GNOME 3.2: big steps forward srlinuxx 13/10/2011 - 9:22pm
Story AMD Catalyst vs. Radeon Gallium3D On Linux 3.1 srlinuxx 13/10/2011 - 6:31pm
Story Demystifying Back-ups srlinuxx 13/10/2011 - 6:29pm
Story Relishing the name srlinuxx 13/10/2011 - 6:23pm
Story I take it back. Unity is cool. srlinuxx 13/10/2011 - 6:18pm

Is VMware Player Faster than VMware Server?

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Software

I've been a VMware Player user since it was first released, but I recently decided to switch to VMware Server when I found out that it supports dual processors and snapshots. To my dismay I frequently experienced mouse lag, slow graphics, and keyboard sticking. Switching back to VMware Player resolved my issues and was noticeably faster.

LinuxFest Northwest 2007 looms

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Linux

Mark Ashworth, one of the original founders of Linuxfest Northwest, said the conference got its start in 1998 when a small group of people invited a couple of local Unix gurus to discuss forming what became the Bellingham Linux Users Group. "We held our second meeting at Bellingham Technical College (BTC) a month later."

Kubuntu looks nice but come on fellas, wireless input

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Hands up all PC users who have a wireless mouse and keyboard?

Why Linux perfect system for people who hate computers?

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Linux

We've had computers powerful enough to be effortlessly useful for ages now. In fact, there is probably one in your attic. Even a 10-year-old PC will work perfectly well as a well-connected typewriter, which is all that most people want or need.

Ubuntu plans new ultra-free version

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In the usual announcement to the Ubuntu developer list Ubuntu founder Mark Suttleworth this morning announced the name of the next Ubuntu release plus one, due out in October 2007: Gutsy Gibbon.

Gutsy will follow Feisty Fawn due for release on April 19.

But, more interestingly, Shuttleworth also talked of a new ultra-free version of Ubuntu that can be expected alongside Gutsy Gibbon.

How to encrypt a diskdrive in (X)Ubuntu Feisty with dm-crypt and LUKS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Today security is one of the key aspects in our daily life - sometimes conscious, sometimes unconscious. Security has many aspects and one of them is computer security or security of your or your business' computer data. In this tutorial I will show how to encrypt a whole disk drive using (X)Ubuntu Feisty, dm-crypt, and LUKS. The article also contains some legal considerations.

Linux lovers love to mount

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HowTos

Its true. Linux lovers love to mount. Mounting things is part and parcel of a linux lovers life. They mount everything. Now before you get the wrong idea I wish to specify that I am talking about the mount command that is part of linux based systems.

A Graphical Disk Usage Analyzer

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Software

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn has improves in graphics and user friendliness, one of the tools install by default is baobab. Baobab is one of the gnome utils. As the name didn’t suggest anything, but it is a cool disk usage analyzer. As it scan your folders and present you the disk usage statistics reports in graphs. Look at the screenshot:

Kurt Vonnegut, Writer of Classics of the American Counterculture, Dies at 84

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Obits

Kurt Vonnegut, whose dark comic talent and urgent moral vision in novels like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” caught the temper of his times and the imagination of a generation, died Wednesday night in Manhattan. He was 84.

The Open Source Security Motherload: 105 Tools, Applications and Resources

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Software

Open source security is like a military general who shows his plans to both his allies and his enemies. On the one hand, his enemies can try to exploit the plan by targeting its weaknesses. But on the other hand, by exposing his tactics to those who want to help, the plan is ultimately much stronger as a result of their feedback and modifications.

Red Hat Linux Not Likely To Be Offered On Dell Desktop PCs

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In a brief research note this morning, Pacific Crest’s Brendan Barnicle writes that it “seems unlikely” that Dell will offer Red Hat’s (RHT) version of Linux on its desktop PCs. Barnicle writes that his contacts believe the company is more likely to choose a version of Linux from Ubuntu or possibly Novell (NOVL).

Linux Foundation pushes OS to common ground

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Interviews

In January, two open-source advocacy groups -- the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) -- merged and formed the Linux Foundation. Last month, the new nonprofit organization named its board of directors, which includes representatives from Linux vendors and users, as well as Linux kernel developers and other open-source community members.

Goodbye etch, hello lenny

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The long-anticipated Debian 4.0 may only just have made its debut this week, but it's never too soon for the developer community to be making plans for its successor.

Ubuntu's new Linux sports debugging tool

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Ubuntu

With its upcoming "Feisty Fawn" version of Ubuntu Linux due April 19, Canonical hopes to shed light on what happens when things go wrong.

Ubuntu's new Linux sports debugging tool With its upcoming "Feisty Fawn" version of Ubuntu Linux due April 19, Canonical hopes to shed light on what happens when things go wrong.

Timed shutdown in openSUSE: kshutdown

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HowTos

I never thought I’d need it, but today I did. I needed a timer (for shutdown) in linux.

context: I was doing some bittorrent downloads during an ISP limited timeframe. I had to finish by 8:00am otherwise it would cost me dearly!

tried and failed: I googled for “timed shutdown” and found two main solutions… THAT DIDN’T WORK in openSUSE.

So what worked?

Ubuntu 7.04 - 108 new updates, Gnome 2.18.1 upgrade, network regression

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Ubuntu

Got a big block of upgrades today, including Gnome. Gnome itself was upgraded to 2.18.1 and Ubuntu followed right along. Quick testing indicates that Compiz is still regressed from the last upgrade, which is no big deal to me. Regular old 'flat' mode still works just fine, and I can live with that.

No, there's a bigger problem. When the system reboots networking does not automatically start.

Are GPLv3 and Apache 2 incompatible?

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OSS

One of the GPLv3's (GNU General Public License version 3) goals was be more compatible with other open-source licenses. There is some concern, however, that this goal has not been achieved in relation to the Apache License 2.

Quick Little Tour of Opera's New Speed Dial

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Software
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Opera 9.2 was released this morning to a surprizing amount of interest. I suppose one of the reasons for all this excitement is the new feature called Speed Dial.

Dispelling the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about Linux

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Linux

The fear, uncertainty and doubt surrounding Linux is still immense and it's purely through lack of education. If only people could see what's happening in the community they might change their tune. Here's why the FUD is misplaced.

Squid in 5 minutes

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HowTos

Why Squid? Why only five minutes?

There are many great tools that Squid has to offer, but when I need to redirect http traffic to a caching server for performance increases or security, squid’s my pick. Squid has built in proxy and caching tools that are simple, yet effective.

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TDF Releases Fresh Update to LibreOffice 5.2

The Document Foundation today announced the availability of LibreOffice 5.2.2, the second update to the "fresh" 5.2 family. "LibreOffice 5.2.2, targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users, provides a number of fixes over the major release announced in August." These fixes include the usual number of import/export/filter fixes as well as a lot of interface adjustments and a few crashes. One of the more interesting import bugs fixed had first been reported 4 1/2 years ago. In version 3.5.0 when importing RTF files with several tables the formatting isn't retained in all cases. The original reporter said this included column widths and placement. Comments updated the report throughout several versions on various systems. The bug sat for another year before being bumped and eight months later a patch was committed. After further input and more adjustments, Miklos Vajna committed patches for several versions including today's 5.2.2. Read more

New Releases

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Leftovers: Software

  • Web Publishing and Development: Free Tools Abound
    Are you involved in DevOps and web development, or are you aiming to be? If so, you're probably very aware of many of the tools from the open standards and open source arenas that can make your work easier. Still, these are always spreading out at a fast clip and there are some applications and tools that are rarely discussed. Here at OStatic, we try to regularly update our collections focused on them. In this post, you'll find our latest roundup of free resources for web development that range from complete online courses available for free to unsung applications.
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  • Skype for Linux Alpha 1.9 Adds a Dark Theme, Notification Muting
  • GNOME Calendar Pencils In Great New Features
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  • The future of GNOME Calendar
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