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Story Could MATE Be the Savior of the GNOME 2 Linux Interface? srlinuxx 23/11/2011 - 6:34pm
Story Linux Mint Is a Refreshing Palate Cleanser srlinuxx 23/11/2011 - 6:33pm
Story Has open source outgrown the Apache Way? srlinuxx 23/11/2011 - 6:29pm
Story Doom 3 now open source! srlinuxx 23/11/2011 - 10:17am
Story Ubuntu 11.10 Review srlinuxx 23/11/2011 - 10:11am
Story Investment Protection With Open Source srlinuxx 23/11/2011 - 10:07am
Story openSUSE 12.1 review – new heights of high tech srlinuxx 22/11/2011 - 11:58pm
Story Release often … enough srlinuxx 22/11/2011 - 11:54pm
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 242 srlinuxx 22/11/2011 - 11:50pm
Story Five Gifts for Linux Lovers srlinuxx 22/11/2011 - 9:54pm

HowTo - Install World of Warcraft in Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn

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People seemed to like my article on installing WoW in Fedora, and with the release of the new Ubuntu, I thought I’d write another one. Read on for my HowTo complete with screenshots of the progress (I’m writing this article as I install it!).As I mentioned in my last article, you need to have the drivers installed and working before you do this. First thing to do is install wine.

Fear and anger erupt over $3 Microsoft Suite

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By now, most people have heard that Microsoft will be selling a $3 version of Windows XP Starters Edition along with Office and some other educational software to students in the third world, but fear and anger have erupted in some circles in the Internet community. The two primary concerns I'm hearing across the forums are:

* Isn't this illegal dumping and unfair to open source solutions?

OLPC and Markets

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Alex Singleton, President of the Globalisation Institute, a European think tank, argues against the OLPC and says that computers should be left to the market economy. “The very worst idea in international development circles is the One Laptop Per Child scheme being fronted by academic Nicholas Negroponte. ”

It Ain't All About Ubuntu

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So many things to talk about this week, I hardly know where to begin. Let's call this a potpourri column this week, with some short comments on a lot of different issues.

By far, the biggest news in the community was the release of Thunderbird 2.0. Except that is got buried under the avalanche of media by that whats-its-name distribution from the Isle of Man.

Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” upgrade was a breeze

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I just completed the easiest operating system upgrade I've ever experienced: Ubuntu Edgy Eft to Feisty Fawn. I directed the entire process over VNC, and did not have to leave the GUI at any time. Only a single restart was required, I did not have to edit any config files, and there does not seem to be anything left to clean up.


when netcat act as telnet client, it becomes better

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have an experience on using netcat (nc) as telnet client which I would like to share about this discovery. I have heard few of my friends saying, netcat can be a “hacker” tool, it is also known as “Swiss army knife”. It is true, netcat can transform into a server, a various of tcp client, a port scanner, chat medium, file transfering, remote control etc.

Bill Gates blamed for Virginia Tech shooting

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US morals advocate and publicity hound Jack Thompson has suggested that Bill Gates and Microsoft are responsible for the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech.

Free Security Apps for Linux

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Here is a short list of the most popular security applications for linux. I will be updating this with links shortly.

Clam AntiVirus Popular antivirus solution for UNIX based machines. Includes real time virus scanning and a virus definition database updated several times per day.

AVScan Front-end for Clam AntiVirus.

5 reasons not to trust Microsoft near Firefox

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Microsoft has never made much secret of the fact that keeping rival browsers down is a key part of its business plan.

Fonty Python and the Holy Grail of a font manager

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For designers, a font manager that can activate and deactivate fonts on-the-fly is the Holy Grail of the GNU/Linux desktop. Without such a tool, designers either need to devote an inordinate amount of system memory to their font collections, or else install and uninstall fonts individually, manually keeping track of the fonts needed for each project.

Amarok Weekly News #8 released

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A new issue of the Amarok newsletter is out. It talks about interesting new developments, Amarok's Summer of Code projects, the current events in the 1.4 stable branch, and continues to provide cool Amarok-related tips.

A quick overview of Desktop BSD 1.3

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Being a huge fan of FreeBSD and a big fan of Linux, I’ve sometimes found myself torn between the two. I love FreeBSD for its simplicity, it’s structure, and how tight and clean it is. Linux is similar to that, but not quite as clean, and definitely not as tight and simple.

Tux Takes His Place on Chastain Motorsports Indy Car

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Tux, the cherubic penguin mascot of the Linux computer operating system has just taken up residence on the front nose of the Chastain Motorsports Panoz / Honda Indy car.

First thoughts on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

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Yesterday I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu's latest release, version 7.04 Feisty Fawn. The download took some hours because of busy servers but I think that it was well worth it.

Linux this year and next

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Just when you think you understand Linux development, along comes something new. "There are no road d project's camera driver, and editor of the popular Linux site LWN.

"A lot of what's going to be in future kernels is already out there if you know where to look for it," Corbet explained at the Embedded Linux Conference Wednesday in Santa Clara, Calif.

Automatically remount filesystems on reboot

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Recently, I took a quick look at the Unix concept of mount points. Performing the mount command is a nice easy way to get access to something on a one-off.

A lot of the time, however, you’ll want to set it up so the system permanently mounts said filesystem - so on reboot, you don’t have to run all of the commands again.

Speed Tweaking PCLinuxOS 2007 TR3

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Using PCLinuxOS 2007 TR3 for the last few weeks, I’ve noticed VAST improvements over the .93a release. The most noticable of these is boot times. My boot time is absolutely amazing on this Dell averages 30-40 seconds. That’s right. 30-40 SECONDS. I was floored the first time I booted after install. I thought I had done something wrong.

SUM-thing new for Ubuntu

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OK, you love Ubuntu, but after awhile, the same-old, same-old GRUB and boot splash screens become tedious and boring. Could it be your Ubuntu needs a little SUM-thing to spice it up? If you're up for a walk on the wild side, try StartUp Manager (SUM), a utility created by Glenn Van Loon that lets you change bootloader and splash screen settings in Ubuntu.

Ten things you didn't know about open source

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One of the world's leading advocates of the open source software movement, Brian Bahlendorf gave a talk at the Digital Freedom Expo at the University of the Western Cape on Thursday, entitled "Ten things you may not know about open source".

Behlendorf was a key developer of the Apache Web server, upon which more than half the world's websites run.

OpenSUSE 10.2: AMD/ATI Drivers Installation

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I got overwhelming e-mails asking me how to install properly ATI drivers under openSUSE 10.2. I directed them to different sites, including a reference to one of mine that I wrote for SUSE 10.1, but seems like they are still having problems. Instead of explaining to everyone on an individual basis I decided to make a fresh post.

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