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Linux configure point to point tunneling PPTP VPN client for Microsoft PPTP vpn server

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Linux
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Software
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BSD
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With this tip you will be able to work from home using VPN and that too from Linux / FreeBSD system for the proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point vpn server.

Enterprise Open Source Is Not Just the Code

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OSS

linux.sys-con.com: After infiltrating corporate operating systems and middleware products, open source software has in recent years moved into enterprise applications with great success.

Also: Open source 'not relevant', claim CIOs

Give Firefox a Safari-Style Address Bar

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Moz/FF

One of the coolest features about Safari is the address bar. It doubles as a loading bar, and the shaded color behind it progresses across the address bar as the page loads. Well, now you can duplicate that functionality with the Fission extension for Firefox.

Also: A Firefox extension to animate PNGs

Why Dell should offer more than just Ubuntu

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Linux

seopher.com: In the US Dell has famously started offering Ubuntu on selected machines as a direct alternative to XP or Vista. Fortunately these machines cost less than their Windows counterparts and that's good, but Dell really should consider moving beyond offering Ubuntu; and here's why.

Ars at WWDC: Interview with Lars Knoll, creator of KHTML

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Interviews

arstechnica: Ars Technica sat down today to talk with KHTML developer and Trolltech employee, Lars Knoll. We talked about his involvement in the project that ultimately became the HTML rendering engine for Apple's Safari web browser.

iTunes in Linux

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HowTos

pimp you linux: Will apple release iTunes for Linux? Not anytime soon. So what solutions does the open source community have? Wine.

Spice up Windows - replace it! [with Linux]; part 5

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A Blog Of Gentoo: In my few previous posts I've stated that I'd like to help people to spice their system and move from Windows to Linux. But we all know that it cannot be done in an instant. This time I will explain the 5th step: Playing around.

Kilted Debian lovers to overrun Edinburgh

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Linux

the Register: Here's a poser for you: could there be anything more frightening than a bunch of open source geeks (proud ones, at that) milling around the mean streets of Edinburgh? Well, yes. How about if you put some of them in special Debian kilts?

Linux: Dual-Licensing the Kernel

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I was impressed in the sense that it was a hell of a lot better than the disaster that were the earlier drafts," Linus Torvalds explained in reply to a comment suggesting that he was impressed with the final draft of the GPLv3. He went on to add, "I still think GPLv2 is simply the better license." The discussion began with a suggestion that the Linux kernel be dual-licensed GPLv2 and GPLv3.

Also: The Linux Kernel on a Dual Basis?

Dell Ubuntu Machines Start Hitting the Streets, Answering Q's

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Ubuntu

eWeek: Dell's customer feedback-driven initiative for preloading Linux on some of the machines it sells is moving forward with a full head of steam. It's too early to judge the success or failure of Dell's mainstream Linux foray.

GIMP 2.3.18 Development Release

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GIMP

GIMP 2.3.18 is a snapshot of current development towards GIMP 2.4. This release not only fixes the bug that made 2.3.17 crash every so often, it also improves the quality of the zoomed out image view and provides better performance when working with large images.

Installing Xen On CentOS 5.0 (i386)

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a CentOS 5.0 system (i386). Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other, but still use the same hardware.

10 Open Source Apps for Enterprise Users

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Software

intranetjournal.com: In articles past, we have examined both the up-and-coming open source projects to watch, and which open source applications you simply cannot live without. But where does this leave the enterprise user? Often times, the need of the enterprise user differs from that of the home-office/small-office worker. In this article, I'll explore viable open source solutions available for today's enterprise environment.

If you want lemonade. Buy lemons.

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Linux

ittoolbox blogs: Every operating system has its own fans. Some are hard core, some are enthusiastic and others are practical. However all too often there are flame wars and arguments over which is better. This does nothing but inflame the stalwart proponents of the enemy camp so to speak.

Donorweb Draws On Red Hat to Promote Blood Donation in Singapore

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smbedge.com: Red Hat announced end-May 2007 that Donorweb has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux to run its mission-critical applications and SMS messaging gateway critical to recruiting and retaining regular blood donors in Singapore and also important in meeting the national blood requirements.

US Patent Office to Try 'Open Source' Approach

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betanews.com: As urgent appeals for lawmakers to finally address multiple defects in US patent law appear to finally be taken seriously, the US Patent and Trademark Office is considering riding this wave of upheaval and making a tremendous change of its own: Last week, it announced its official support of a Web site whose purpose will be to encourage citizens to assess the validity of patent applications for themselves, and issue challenges where necessary.

Building tomorrow's open source leaders

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OSS

Matt Asay: I bumped into Rick Statile, counsel for Red Hat, while in line at Passport Control at London's Gatwick Airport on Sunday. In the course of our conversation Rick mentioned something that I hadn't considered: What happens once you've hired all the open source advocates?

Day 1 With Fedora 7

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Linux

Just Another Tech Blog: Installing Fedora was very straight forward. After choosing my default language and keyboard layout, I was met with some partitioning options. Opting for a "custom setup", the partitioner that the Fedora installer provides leaves little to be desired for a basic install.

Granular Linux - What Am I Missing?

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Reviews
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Granular Linux is a Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS and features the XFCE4 and KDE desktops. It appears to have been in development since about the beginning of 2007 and has had one previous release. The developers of Granular have recently released a test of their upcoming .90 and I thought I'd see what it offered.

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today's leftovers

  • The future of xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xsetwacom and other tools under Wayland
    This post applies to most tools that interface with the X server and change settings in the server, including xinput, xmodmap, setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xrandr, xsetwacom and other tools that start with x. The one word to sum up the future for these tools under Wayland is: "non-functional". An X window manager is little more than an innocent bystander when it comes to anything input-related. Short of handling global shortcuts and intercepting some mouse button presses (to bring the clicked window to the front) there is very little a window manager can do. It's a separate process to the X server and does not receive most input events and it cannot affect what events are being generated. When it comes to input device configuration, any X client can tell the server to change it - that's why general debugging tools like xinput work.
  • Please don't use pastebins in bugs
  • Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7
    SparkyLinux is (yet another) Debian based Linux distribution. The SparkyLinux 4.5 update codenamed "Tyche' was released on December 3, providing users with multiple desktop choice other than GNOME. SparkLinux 4.5 ships with KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE and Xfce.
  • Upcoming Linux Distributions Releasing In December 2016
    In December 2016, a big Linux distribution release is taking shape in the form of Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, flavored by Cinnamon 3.2. It’ll be accompanied by the release of security and privacy-focused Anonymous Live CD Tails 2.9.
  • AMD Extends Strategic Partnership with Mentor Graphics for Linux-based Embedded Solutions
  • Samsung Z2 gets Firmware Update to Tizen 2.4.0.6 Z200FDDU0BPK3 in India
    Samsung’s latest Tizen-based smartphone, the Z2 model number SM-Z200F, has had a new software / firmware update land in India today. The update takes it to Tizen version 2.4.0.6., firmware Z200FDDU0BPK3. The update log mentions the following improvements: Improved send SOS message (panic mode) and also improvements to the security of the device. Additional bug fixes and performance improvements may have also been bundled in.

Leftovers: Software

  • choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5
    Choqok is a fast, efficient and simple to use twitter client for Linux (especially built for the KDE desktop environment) that is installed by default to some of the Linux distribution which shipped with KDE Desktop Environment. The name comes from an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!
  • 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox [Ed: Terrible list which starts with two suggestions of Microsoft EEE]
    Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016.
  • NetworkManager 1.2.6 Lets You Activate Multiple PPPoE Connections Simultaneously
    Beniamino Galvani was proud to announce the release and general availability of a new maintenance update to the stable NetworkManager 1.2 series of the open source network connection manager software for GNU/Linux distributions. NetworkManager is the most used network connection manager, adopted by almost all Linux-based operating systems on the market, and NetworkManager 1.2.6 is now the most advanced release of the 1.2 stable series, coming four months after the NetworkManager 1.2.4 update to fix a few bugs and regressions reported by users since then.
  • GNOME loves to cook
    With the upcoming 20th birthday of GNOME next year, some of us thought that we should make another attempt at this application, maybe as a birthday gift to all of GNOME. Shortly after GUADEC, I got my hands on some existing designs and started to toy around with implementing them over a few weekends and evenings. The screenshots in this post show how far I got since then.

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