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CBC condones "software piracy"

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Misc

In the past, I've explained to friends why the CBC's use of Windows Media Player's streaming format disables access to the site for Linux and FLOSS users. The gist of this argument has been that there's no Windows Media Player software available on Linux.

Frustrations with Kubuntu 6 and CUPS

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Ubuntu

A few weeks ago, Jonathan had asked me on IRC in passing why kprinter and KDEPrint 3.5.1 didn't work with CUPS-1.2. My reply had been like "CUPS-1.2 hasn't even released an alpha or beta tarball -- w.t.h. does Ubuntu Dapper plan to include an SVN version of a piece of core software which has a yet unknown release date??"

Optimizing Firefox

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HowTos

Everybody who's experienced the fun of customizing Firefox to his or her liking has a favorite extension. It's empowering to tweak your browser as you see fit, but the price often comes in the form of slower performance and memory hogging. Though Firefox has long been accused of leaking memory, there are simple ways to reduce RAM usage and increase speed. Here are a few extensions and tips designed to lighten your load.

KDE: getting started with Gentoo split ebuilds

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HowTos

Probably the most common reason against KDE is the installation size of the full KDE suite. On the other hand, installing kde with split ebuilds requires some research about the who-is-who of KDE packages. This howto is also for those of you who are new to KDE on Gentoo.

Young Programmer Takes On The Entire Telecom Industry

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OSS

Spencer is the inventor of Asterisk, a free software program that establishes phone calls over the Internet and handles voicemail, caller ID, teleconferencing and a host of novel features for the phone. Spencer, who is all of 29 years old, is poised to disrupt the $7 billion market for office telecom switches (often called PBXs) much the way the Linux open-source computer operating system crushed the price of business computing.

ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2

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Hardware

At the beginning of last month we published our preview of the ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2, however, now that Fedora Core 5 was released two weeks ago, and we have in our hands the NVIDIA 1.0-8751 Beta Linux display drivers, we are prepared to deliver the remainder of this article. This portion of the article includes the Linux compatibility, overclocking, and of course, its performance by means of benchmarks.

Linux conference focuses on desktops

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Linux

The Linux operating system is expanding from company data centers onto employees’ desktops, one of several trends that a local technology trade show producer will highlight at this year’s LinuxWorld exposition.

Personal Fedora Core 5 Installation Guide

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HowTos

This guide a personal configuration of Fedora Core 5. This page is to provide some common installation tips that people may find useful.

Open Office Wars

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OSS

The OpenOffice.org community submitted OpenOffice XML as a proposed standard to OASIS four years ago. In September 2005, OpenDocument was submitted for ratification to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Within weeks, Microsoft reacted with a statement supporting standards, but announced it would promulgate a new Office Open XML standard, instead of adopting OpenDocument.

What's Wrong With M$

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Microsoft

Lohr and Markoff say that the explanation is that Microsoft is hamstrung by its past success as a monopolist — that it has to make sure that its new operating system is “backwards compatible” with older versions of Microsoft software running on millions and millions of PCs.

Installing PHP 5.0 on Linux

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HowTos

The system that I will be using while installing php will be the all mighty slackware. Assuming you already have installed apache and mysql, the first thing that we are going to do is download php from www.php.net/downloads.php .

Opera Now Supports Mplayerplug-in

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Software

Yes - you saw that correctly: Netscape Plug-in API 0.16 has been enabled on Linux/Unix! This means for our Linux users, among other things, that mplayerplug-in now is working in Opera.

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NVIDIA ships wine libraries to support native DirectX!

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Humor

Our plans include shipping pre-compiled libraries to affect DirectX handling in wine. In other words: We would like to give you native support for the DirectX API.

how to backup your linux system using bash, tar and netcat

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HowTos

i recently ran into the problem of not having enough hard drive space on my slackware linux laptop, but was lucky enough to have a much bigger drive sitting around from before and wanted a way to perform a hassle free seamless upgrade. i had this idea and it worked pretty well so i thought i would share it.

Tuttle Taylor Talks Trash

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Linux

Taylor said that he didn't understand why so many people were concerned about an e-mail exchange between two people. "This is just a bunch of freaks out there that don't have anything better to do," he said. "[CentOS is] a free operating system that this guy gives away, which tells you how much time he's got on his hands."

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