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Story GNOME Shell love & hate srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 9:18pm
Story 0 A.D. Alpha 5...not long now srlinuxx 1 01/05/2011 - 7:59pm
Story How To Upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) To 11.04 (Natty) (Desktop & Server) falko 01/05/2011 - 7:05pm
Story Things I want to see in KWin srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 5:50pm
Story Peppermint One review srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 5:46pm
Story Linux Mint > Ubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 5:44pm
Blog entry A Fishy Tale harshasrisri 01/05/2011 - 2:11pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 5:02am
Story Review: Edubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 4:00am
Story Pencil for easy UI mockups srlinuxx 01/05/2011 - 3:57am

Emacs: Taking Editing To New Level

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Emacs is a text editor developed back in the '70ties when computer operators and programmers used primarily text-based terminal windows to interact with computers. It is a powerful program, but all that power is hidden behind non-intuitive key-bindings.

The Penguin in the Sandbox (Part 2)

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Last week we flew over the virtualization landscape and got a peek at the lay of the land. Today we'll look at some of the Linux applications for implementing virtualization: Xen, User-Mode Linux, VMWare, chroot jails, and OpenVZ.

Working with Files and Directories in Linux

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HowTos

A very large proportion of all the work most users do from the command line, evenadvanced users, consists of few key activities and a fairly small number of common commands. Most of these have to do with locating, listing, creating, editing, and deleting files and directories. This article provides an overview of the most common file and directory-related tasks and the commands that you use to perform them.

IBM, Schools Pursue Open-Source Research

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IBM Corp., which has been a big backer of open-source software, is working with seven universities on new computing research projects whose fruits would be widely shared rather than held as intellectual property.

Also: IBM solve poor eyesight ODF problem

Reiser Laughs During Missing Wife Murder Hearing

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Reiser

Oakland computer programmer Hans Reiser repeatedly laughed in court and whispered in his lawyer's ear Wednesday as prosecutors presented circumstantial evidence aimed at proving that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser, who disappeared on Sept. 3.

Linus against rejection of binary modules

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Linux

I really think this is shortsighted. It will only result in _exactly_ the crap we were just trying to avoid, namely stupid "shell game" drivers that don't actually help anything at all, and move code into user space instead. What was the point again?

Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP, Part 2: Bake bigger and better

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This tutorial shows you how to jumpstart your CakePHP application using scaffolding and Bake. You will also learn the ins and outs of using CakePHP's Access Control Lists (ACLs). You'll get a look at what scaffolding is and what it provides. Then you'll learn how to use Bake to generate the code for a scaffold, letting you tweak it as you go. Finally, you will learn about ACLs: what they are, how to create them, and how to use them in your application.

Replace binaries and Files with dpkg-divert

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File `diversions’ are a way of forcing dpkg not to install a file into its location, but to a `diverted’ location. Diversions can be used through the Debian package scripts to move a file away when it causes a conflict. System administrators can also use it to override some package’s configuration file, or whenever some files need to be preserved by dpkg, when installing a newer version of a package which contains those files.

What Can't Open Source Achieve in the Next 10 Years?

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Exactly ten years ago I was sitting in a small but cosy flat in the west of Helsinki, waiting to interview its owner. He was busy in the tiny kitchen, which lay just past the entrance hall decked out with dozens of cups and shields won at Karate competitions, preparing a cappuccino for each of us. As you've probably guessed, his name was Linus Torvalds - the trophies belong to his wife.

Ulteo Sirius Alpha 1 Screenshots

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Linux

Ulteo is a new distribution based upon Ubuntu that promises to deliver revolutionary concepts in managing and updating an operating system and applications. Ulteo Sirius Alpha 1 is the first public version of this new Linux distribution, which we had decided to try out for ourselves.

Book Review: Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts by Dave Taylor is a book that delights my force for good hacker’s instinct. Listing 101 viable Bourne shell (sh) example scripts succinctly, one is hard pressed to find a better starting point to enabling your intellectual problem solving physique to gain meaningful contact with real world coding. If you enjoy pimping the Linux, Unix and Mac OS X command line into customized heaven you may find this is one of the main books for you.

Top Linux photo managers side-by-side

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While a full-fledged image editor may be the best way to repair digital photos, most of the time users need only to make minor touch-ups; it is organizing, sorting, and finding a specific photo that eat up all the time. For that task, as is often the case with Linux, you have several options to choose from. Let's take a look at the major photo management applications, and compare them side by side.

Talking Linux IP with Bill Gates

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If you could ask Bill Gates one question, what would you ask? I spent an hour today with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the company's Redmond campus. I chose to ask Bill about Microsoft's intellectual property stance against Linux and its open source developers.

Linux Kernel Various Vulnerabilities

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Some vulnerabilities have been reported within the Linux kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Switch Ubuntu Server to use Internet Repositories Instead of cdrom

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If you install Ubuntu from a cd-rom, when you try to use apt-get to install new software it will prompt you for the cdrom every time. Kinda frustrating! There’s an easy way to fix this problem.

Kerala On Linux Express Highway

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God's own country Kerala is now closer to Linux. It has become India's first and the only state to have closed its doors to Windows and let Linux in. The drive was kindled by Richard Stallman's visit to the state, inspiring schools to switchover to Linux. As a result, 12,500 high schools in the state are working on Linux and not Windows.

My first day with Ubuntu

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The first thing that caught my attention was that all my NTFS (Windows file system) hard drives were accessible which is really great. I had an entry on my list of things that I wanted Ubuntu to do and this was one of them.

Scribus Team in the Spotlight

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Scribus is known as the most mature open source WYSIWYG page layout application. This interview with members of the Scribus core team focuses on upcoming releases 1.3.4 and 1.3.5, standards in pre-press, success stories and many other important issues. Now we talk to the Scribus developers.

Accessing Windows Or Samba Shares Using AutoFS

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HowTos

You already installed Linux on your networked desktop PC and now you want to work with files stored on some other PCs in your network. This is where autofs comes into play. This tutorial shows how to configure autofs to use CIFS to access Windows or Samba shares from Linux Desktop PCs. It also includes a tailored configuration file.

MySQL is NOT abandoning Debian

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In a recent Slashdot story, a disgruntled Debian developer posted that "MySQL [has] quietly deprecated support for most Linux distributions on October 16. Linux-Watch has learned, however, that is not the case.

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