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Story Of Hardware and OSs srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 6:41pm
Story HP shelving its Android tablet? srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 6:39pm
Story Alternative desktops: Fvwm srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 3:59pm
Story Has Linux lost the desktop battle? srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 3:57pm
Story Zenwalk 6.4: Simple yet Awesome srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 3:55pm
Story openSUSE 11.3 is here! srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 3:54pm
Story Using Compiz As A Windows Management Tool srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 3:52pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 4:45am
Story Two Problems with Free srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 3:16am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 15/07/2010 - 3:08am

IE 7, Firefox 2.0 Prepare to Do Battle-Someday

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Moz/FF

It's the browser battle of the future: Some time in the next year or so, Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.0 will battle head-to-head for the hearts and minds of Web surfers.

Is Dapper Drake the One?

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Ubuntu

Shuttleworth said that we would be living with Dapper "for a long time". It is reported that he also said "for five years". Given the current six-month release cycle for Kubuntu and SuSE, five years is a very long time. This brings up two questions: what does this five year number mean, and, well, why?

Users of SELinux Now Have a Choice on Security

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Linux

The release of a new open-source security package has sparked debate over how many Mandatory Access Control applications Linux really needs, and if more than one would just dilute volunteer efforts.

Better Living Through Open Source?

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OSS

Open source software such as Linux is non-proprietary, less complex, more efficient and freely available to anyone -- unlike Microsoft's Windows operating system. Linux is now the fastest growing software and powers eight of the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world.

Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux) Screenshots

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Linux

Well well, the fifth installment of Fedora Core has been officially released. The codename for Fedora Core 5 is "Bordeaux" and among other new features to this release is a new Anaconda installer, Novell mono support, replacement of Up2date with Pirut/Pup, and the beginnings of the Fedora Rendering Project for desktop OpenGL effects. Some of the packages to be included in Fedora Core 5 is the Linux 2.6.15 kernel, X.Org v7.0, NetworkManager v0.6, and GNOME v2.14.0. Continue on as we investigate the happenings with this state-of-the-art release.

Encrypt filesystems with EncFS and Loop-AES

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HowTos

Encrypted filesystems may be overkill for family photos or your résumé, but they make sense for network-accessible servers that hold sensitive business documents, databases that contain credit-card information, offline backups, and laptops. EncFS and Loop-AES, which are both released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), are two approaches to encrypting Linux filesystems. I'll compare the two and then look at other alternatives.

Book Review: Beginning Python

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Reviews

The Python interpreted programming language is relatively easy to learn and use (especially when compared to C or C++), but that doesn't mean you should do it on your own. Whether this is your first foray into programming or if you're interested in adding Python to your repertoire, Apress' Beginning Python can assist you in your learning.

Novell Launches Linux 10, Mobile Server

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SUSE

Novell Monday launched its next generation SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and new products GroupWise Mobile Server and Open Workgroup Suite.

Also: Novell Plans SUSE Linux 11 For 2008

Math For Programmers

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Misc

Programmers don't think they need to know math. I hear that so often; I hardly know anyone who disagrees. Even programmers who were math majors tell me they don't really use math all that much! Knowing even a little of the right kinds of math can enable you do write some pretty interesting programs that would otherwise be too hard.

Firefox 2.0 alpha available

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Moz/FF

Official or not, it's out. Version 2.0 has a handful of new features. One of the more interesting ones is a new places menu, which is accessible from the bookmarks toolbar. Google's antiphishing tech is also planned.

The 2.6.16 kernel is out

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Linux

Linus has announced the release of the 2.6.16 kernel. A fair number of fixes have been merged since 2.6.16-rc6, but nothing too major.

ATI's New FireGL Card Contains 1GB Of Memory

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Hardware

ATI Technologies said Monday that it had begun shipping a workstation graphics card with a gigabyte of onboard memory.

Red Hat Officials: Not Feeling Xen

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Linux

Despite earlier optimistic predictions by Red Hat executives and others in the open-source community that the work would take just a couple of months, they now say that the technology is still "far from ready for inclusion in the kernel."

Desktop Linux remains a hard sell for hardware vendors

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Linux

Major software updates are always disruptive, and with as many as six separate SKUs for the U.S. market alone, Windows Vista will be no different. It's only natural, then, that Linux vendors should take this opportunity to tout the open source alternative. Novell's latest enterprise desktop packaging of Suse Linux, for one, looks impressive indeed. Don't roll out your tattered old "Year of Desktop Linux" banner just yet, though.

Mondo Rescue - An easy to use disaster recovery software for GNU/Linux

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HowTos

Studies show that one of the principal point of hardware failures in a computer pertains to the hard disk. This is where the disaster recovery software gain prominence. If you are in the habit of taking a snap shot of your computer file-system on a regular basis, Mondo Rescue simplifies the whole act of backup and restore of the filesystem in Linux.

Playing with SVN

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HowTos

Today I started to set up a SVN repository for our final year project. I tried to setup a SVN server using Apache2 so that the SVN repository is available to the client through the WebDAV/DeltaV protocol. Read on for a trial-and-error introduction.

CLI Magic: Tracking system performance with sar

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HowTos

Sar is the "system activity report" program found on *nix systems. In Linux, you can usually find it in the sysstat package, which includes programs and scripts to capture and summarize performance data, then produce detailed reports. This suite of programs can be useful in tracking down performance bottlenecks and providing insight into how the system is used throughout the day.

Open source managing vital resource

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OSS

A RESEARCH centre focused on developing and commercialising technology products for water management will be launched in Canberra tomorrow.

Open source opens up virtual education

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OSS

After years of listening to software vendors talk-up the potential benefits of e-learning in the classroom, educational establishments are now experiencing a direct correlation between e-learning deployments and an improvement in both grades and student retention.

Biggest Tuxlab launched

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OSS

Local relief agency Gift of the Givers, in conjunction with the Shuttleworth Foundation, has installed the largest Tuxlab in the country. Tuxlab, an initiative started by the Shuttleworth Foundation in 2002, provides learners with access to information by deploying open source computer centres in schools around the country.

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