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Towards a complete Free Software market

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OSS

Let's break this thick glass once and for all. Patching free operating systems like GNU/Linux with proprietary pieces where Free Software is not mandatory for world domination. And it sure is not mandatory for basic functioning of the system anymore either, so you can't exactly use the "RMS used proprietary UNIX to build GNU" argument anymore. We have the complete Free OS. We have three of them.

SabayonLinux 3.3

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Linux
Reviews

We have been a fan of SabayonLinux for quite some time, so we could not pass up a chance to tinker with their heavily anticipated new version. In addition to updated software, 3.3 brings about a new color scheme. It's also touted as being more stable, so let's put it to the test.

Mozilla fixes Firefox flaws it introduced

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. late yesterday updated the Firefox browser to patch a single security vulnerability and fix several bugs it unintentionally introduced in earlier versions.

Mozilla currently supports two branches of the open-source application, and the upgrades -- Firefox 2.0.0.3 and Firefox 1.5.0.11 -- are now available, according to the release notes posted on the company's Web site.

Case study: Penguin-flavoured poultry

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Linux

Perhaps administrators of other Unix systems would be easier to convert to the almost identical Linux offering. Indeed, the cost advantage when comparing Windows Server to Linux Server solutions is literally the price of the Microsoft code, since both run on identical hardware.

Remote access in Linux

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Software

As you know, Windows XP works only in a graphical environment. Thus, when we connect to it remotely, we are condemned to use the GUI. This is called “remote desktop” and it works great… but only when you have a stable broadband connection to your remote machine.

The Road to KDE 4: Updates and Addenda

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KDE

Well, so far I've published a dozen articles about KDE 4 over the last 12 weeks. A lot of content has been covered, but there is rapid progress still being made on those topics. So, in no particular order, this week's issue deals with addenda and updates to the last 12 articles, so that you can see some of the rapid progress happening as KDE races forward.

Installing and using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5

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Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5 yesterday morning on an IBM T43 laptop. As I understand it, Herd 5 is basically the last alpha before the Feisty Fawn beta freeze. I wouldn't normally bother messing around with an alpha Linux distro, but I had two good reasons for trying it.

Novell's tiny regret in Microsoft deal

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SUSE

If Novell's chief executive has any regrets about slipping between the sheets with Microsoft, it's around Microsoft's push for IP protection.

Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS

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Microsoft

Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec, no friend of Microsoft, has proven the opposite. When it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than anyone else.

How-To: Automatically back up your computer

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HowTos

We've seen plenty of crazy ways to keep your precious data safe. Some people burn a few tons of DVDs, others make a montly habit of swapping hard drives into a safe location. In today's How-To we'll show you how to automatically keep your data backed up from your computer with ssh and rsync. Feel that? That's our warm comfy safe-data blankie. Check it out.

Using GRUB to overcome boot problems

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HowTos

Troubleshooting boot problems can be a very frustrating and challenging process. Sometimes their repair requires the Linux rescue environment, but what can be done if rescue media is not handy? If the system gets past BIOS and loads the GRUB boot loader, often there is much that can be done to get it up and running again.

Basic GRUB usage

Linux - what's that all about?

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Linux

There's Windows, there's the Mac and then there's Linux. An operating system built for reliability and security, Linux use and operation is growing in popularity because of its free access to software use and modification capabilities.

Drupal vs. WordPress: Which is better for blogging?

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Software
Drupal

How do Drupal and WordPress, the leading content management systems for blogging, compare for the average user?

Red Hat Eyes the Small-Business Desktop

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Linux

While the complete details of Red Hat's plans for Linux desktops remain unclear at this point, Red Hat's latest platform release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5), did come with an updated Enterprise Desktop, which might serve as the foundation for a new small-business version or a version for consumers.

Open source computing desktop in Indian languages

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OSS

It's becoming increasingly easy to "communicate with computers in mother tongues" with free and open source software solutions now working better with a range of languages from Asia.

Bigger language groups are especially better off, like Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu, according to an article in the New Delhi-based trade magazine Linux For You.

A Few Quick Takes

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OSS

Antivirus and Antispam setup with Exim4

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HowTos

Last week, due to disk failure, we had to reinstall a server. This old workhorse has been serving numerous domains for the past 4 years and needed urgent maintenance. I made sure that I noted all the steps involved in implementing an Antispam & Antivirus filtering capable mail server when setting it up from scratch, and this article is the result.

Install Debian 'Sarge'

InfoSec: Consultant touts open-source security tools

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Software

Open source security tools abound, so take advantage of them and avoid paying for commercial products if open source fits your needs. That was the message from Matthew Luallen, president of consulting firm Sph3r3, who spoke at yesterday’s InfoSec Conference.

Integrating Citrix Applications into Linux Desktop (SLED10)

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HowTos

One of my colleagues pokes fun at me because I prefer to use Linux through the graphical interface and seek to avoid the command line when possible. I prefer this because I have high demands of Linux as a user friendly tool and it usually meets my expectations.

Review: Austrumi Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Live CDs are great. If you are on the road an unable to access a Linux box, you just pop it in to the drive and away you go. You can use them as restore discs, play practical jokes and install a full operating system from them. One of the more interesting areas in Live CDs are the minimal (or business card) distributions.

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