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Setting up a Freebsd Multimedia Desktop

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Raiden's Realm: Of all the many wonderful and free operating systems out there, few can begin to meet or surpass the quality, stability, and structured operation of FreeBSD. That’s why I like it so much and have used it for years. But out of the box, FreeBSD is and always will be a server OS. In this tutorial I plan to show you how to set up your own Freebsd desktop from scratch.

Wizpy music player disappoints

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Hardware

linux.com: Turbolinux's Linux-based wizpy music player is a beautiful device. It's slick, black, and slightly smaller than the smallest cell phones. Unfortunately, its value and functionality doesn't live up to its good looks.

VNC over SSH : securing the remote desktop

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ubuntu tutorials: As you may have noticed most network protocols do not have much for built in security. Many rely on other programs for their network security needs, such as ssh. This is also the case with VNC.

Bringing free software down to earth

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Ubuntu

economist.com: Mark Shuttleworth, software entrepreneur and space tourist, believes that open-source software is not just for geeks. AS HE lays out his vision for the future of open-source software, Mark Shuttleworth is enthusiastic, but he looks tired. He has been up late negotiating yet another deal as part of his mission to bring open source to a wider audience.

Desktop publishing with OpenOffice.org

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OOo

linux.com: "Do you offer a program like Microsoft Publisher?" Some version of this question appears regularly on the OpenOffice.org mailing lists. Many people automatic answer "no," and say that Scribus is more suitable for desktop publishing. But, in fact, OpenOffice.org boasts two mid-level layout programs -- Draw and Writer -- each of which is far more versatile than its name suggests.

Consequences of Closed Source Software in Linux

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Linux

OSWeekly: With the news of Linspire's CNR coming soon to Ubuntu, and Automatix now offering a limited number of closed source, commercial applications, what possible consequences will this have on the Linux community and open source as a whole?

Why everybody should use GNU/Linux, and how?

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Linux

FreeSoftware Mag: GNU/Linux is getting bigger and bigger. Microsoft’s recent patent threats are definitely helping GNU/Linux to gain mainstream popularity. Unfortunately, new users are often confused by why they should actually use GNU/Linux, and how to go about the transition. Hopefully, this article will fill that gap!

Tip of the Trade: Edubuntu

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Ubuntu

serverwatch: When you need to set up a computer lab, classroom or meeting room in a hurry, look no further than Edubuntu, "Linux for Young Human Beings." Edubuntu is targeted at the classroom, but it's a dandy Linux terminal server for all occasions. You can literally have an entire network up and and running in an hour.

OpenOffice.org 2.2.1 released

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OOo

The OpenOffice.org Community announces the availability of OpenOffice.org Release 2.2.1. This is a minor bug fix release. As this release also fixes security vulnerabilities we recommend all users should upgrade.

We all use rose colored glasses

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Linux

itToolbox blogs: A reader of my articles has posted some very insightful comments in regards to operating system aficionados developing tunnel vision. I would like to expand on that. Not only do we develop tunnel vision we further compromise our vision by wearing rose colored glasses.

Mr. Wizard Dies at 89

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Obits

Washington Post: Don Herbert, 89, who as television's Mr. Wizard was for many years one of the nation's foremost popularizers of science, particularly noted for his ability to attract, inspire and hold the interest of children, died June 11 at his home in the Los Angeles area.

mmv: Mass moving and renaming files

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Software

DPotD: Mmv is command-line tool which allows the user to move, rename, copy, append and link large amounts of files with a single command. The tool is especially useful when you need to rename a lot of files that have similar filenames, yet subtle differences.

Installing And Working With eyeOS Under Debian 4.0

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install eyeOS on a standard Linux system. EyeOS is a kind of operating system which works online, i.e. it manages files on the server and enables the user to upload, download and edit files.

PCLinuxOS 2007 - A Review

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PCLOS

shift+backspace: PCLinuxOS 2007, also referred to as PCLOS, was released on May 21st, 2007 to rave reviews. Also, PCLOS has gained immense popularity having been the number two distribution over the last 6 months and number one since the release of the 2007.

Day 2 with Fedora

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Linux

Just Another Tech Blog: After my second day using Fedora 7, I believe that enough of my opinions have changed to warrant a second post about the distro. Lets jump right in:

Hans Reiser Trial Delayed Until Fall

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Reiser

cbs5.com: After meeting and informally talking with the judge who will preside over his case, computer science engineer Hans Reiser agreed Tuesday to delay his trial on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser until at least September.

Put Close/Maximize/Minimize Buttons on the Left in Ubuntu

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HowTos

howtogeek: If you are a new Ubuntu user coming from a Mac background, you might be disoriented by the placement of the minimize/maximize/close box on Ubuntu, which mimics Windows by default.

Arch Voodoo Install

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Linux

Techzone: Arch has been my primary Linux distribution for two years and I dual boot it with Windows XP on my Thinkpad. I like Arch for its KISS principle, good speed and repository full of latest stable packages.

GParted vs QTParted

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Software

Linux App Finder: As a KDE user, I tend to pick a Qt app when two mostly equivalent programs exist. I thought that would be the case with QTParted and GParted, but to my surprise I found GParted to be a superior program that actually allowed me to accomplish my goal when QTParted could not.

The definitive bittorrent client for Linux

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Software

Tux -o- Blog: So the experience with Transmission was a good one, but it didn't go without its bumps. I haven't tried to build it again, but oh well, I've found a better alternative anyway.

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