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Story Windows still rules OS roost, but Linux and Mac growing faster, says Gartner srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 12:03am
Story Attachmate eyes cloud customers for Suse srlinuxx 28/04/2011 - 12:01am
Story Oracle May Cease Support of Popular Linux srlinuxx 27/04/2011 - 7:53pm
Story On platforms srlinuxx 27/04/2011 - 7:46pm
Story Leaked links to Ubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 27/04/2011 - 7:44pm
Story Novell Sale to Attachmate Completed srlinuxx 27/04/2011 - 7:12pm
Story A look at GNOME Shell srlinuxx 27/04/2011 - 5:04pm
Story Pimping my Desktop: have KWin Desktop Effects improved in KDE 4.6.2? srlinuxx 27/04/2011 - 5:02pm
Story Rzip - A new compression star is born srlinuxx 27/04/2011 - 5:00pm
Story Gnome users are revolting srlinuxx 5 27/04/2011 - 3:33pm

olpc is genius

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OLPC

If you haven’t done so already, go read the OLPC HIG now. I swear to God, this document is a work of pure, inspired genius. Will it work? I don’t know. But if you have an ounce of interest in your body for design, you will admire their balls and creativity.

The Linux name can be profitable

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Linux

A non-profit organisation that describes itself as "the centre of gravity of Linux" has just gone through its second round of sackings in as many years though on the surface it does not seem to be exactly short of funds.

Software Management In OpenSuse 10.2: Yast, Rug, Zypper And Yum

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SUSE

There are several ways to manage software with the new openSUSE 10.2. Here is a short overview dealing with the different possibilities and showing each time how to add an additional installation source.

Hacking openSUSE 10.2

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SUSE

Novell's openSUSE 10.2 is an exciting desktop operating environment that includes or supports nearly every program you need for work and play. But there are those last few programs and issues that make openSUSE just short of perfect. This guide will help you remove as many of those barriers as possible.

Formatting Text Files for Viewing and Printing in Linux

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HowTos

The commands offer ways to take plain text files and tidy them up or present them differently for display or printing.

Linux and Newbies: Some Cold, Hard Reality

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Linux

The Linux apologists are the ones pushing to throw away everything that makes Linux Linux in the feverish hopes that Linux will replace Microsoft and get the world market. Doubtless, I could circulate this to ten random technology blogs and in the morning there will be ten new "Linux will never make it on the desktop" editorials. The suggestions will run the gamut from how Linux "elitists" drive newbies away, through to suggestions that we throw away the folder hierarchy system, and there will be plenty of bashing of Linux's user interface along the way. You could set your watch to it.

Tweaking your Synaptics Touchpad (laptops) : Ubuntu

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HowTos

This tutorial will outline how to configure your synaptics touchpad (for laptops) via a nice pretty GUI interface. Allowing configuration for general settings (on / off, etc) to scrolling and tapping. You can even change the settings so that you can do a 360 around your touchpad to scroll up/down!

Mono’s demise bad news for open source

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OSS

Just when the Mono Project was beginning to gain traction, along comes Sun Microsystems to take the wind from its sails. I can’t help but feel it’s a mixed blessing.

FireFox and Mozilla. Share with Windows and Linux

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HowTos

With these steps you can share info with Linux and Windows for Firefox and Mozilla. All your bookmarks, history etc. will be the same from Linux to Windows. Mail sent, received etc. will be the same from Windows to Linux.

Installing Oracle 10g R2 on Ubuntu Edgy

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HowTos

Login to ubuntu from your usual administrative account which has sudo access, make sure you have enough ram, swap space and disk space as per oracle requirements. Install the required packages:

Setting up Dial-up connection in Ubuntu

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HowTos

Dial-up access is a form of Internet access through which the client uses a modem connected to a computer and a telephone line to dial into an Internet service provider’s (ISP) node to establish a modem-to-modem link, which is then routed to the Internet.

ASUS EAX1950PRO 256MB RV570

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Hardware

While NVIDIA has already introduced their G80 8800GTX, after several delays the ATI/AMD camp still has not delivered their next-generation graphics processor: the R600 GPU. While the R600 remains behind closed doors the X1950 remains the fastest Radeon series available. Among the products in the X1950 family is the X1950 CrossFire, X1950PRO, X1950XT, and X1950XTX. What we are looking at today is the X1950PRO, which for this article is coming from ASUS. The ASUS EAX1950PRO offers 256MB of GDDR3, HDCP support, heatpipe-based GPU heatsink, and many more ASUS innovations.

Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY

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Linux
HowTos

This guide describes how to generate and use a private/public key pair to log in to a remote system with SSH using PuTTY. PuTTY is an SSH client that is available for Windows and Linux (although it is more common on Windows systems). Using key-based SSH logins, you can disable the normal username/password login procedure which means that only people with a valid private/public key pair can log in. That way, there is no way for brute-force attacks to be successful, so your system is more secure.

Open source Domain Name System(DNS) Servers

The domain name system (DNS) stores and associates many types of information with domain names, but most importantly, it translates domain names (computer hostnames) to IP addresses. It also lists mail exchange servers accepting e-mail for each domain. In providing a worldwide keyword-based redirection service, DNS is an essential component of contemporary Internet use.

HOWTO: Banshee 0.11.3 on Ubuntu

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HowTos

Banshee 0.11.3 was released today and features a bunch small new features and bug fixes, but also includes some pretty big performance enhancements. Since I've already written a HOWTO for Banshee 0.11, I decided to updated it for Banshee 0.11.3. On with the installation instructions:

KDE Quickies: Birmingham, Releases, Turkish Magazine, LightScribe and K3b

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KDE

Birmingham City Council released a case study for their open source desktop trial. Buried in the 67 page document is the reason for choosing KDE: quick to configure and the bouncing launch feedback cursor.

SuSe takes over my Desktop!

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SUSE

Since yesterday I’ve been evaluating SuSe, and I’m pretty impressed by the distro. It’s an awesome distribution now. However the desktop installation did not go as smoothly as that installation on my laptop.

O'Reilly Foundation Donates 10k to Creative Commons

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OSS

Creative Commons is pleased to announce that the O’Reilly Foundation has donated $10,000 towards CC’s $300,000 annual campaign goal. We are honored to be a receipient of such significant support.

Weekly Debian Nudes #5 - because it doesn't need to be weekly to be called weekly

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Humor

Let me tell you a story. It is not about a man named Jed. Well, it could be - what with all those thousands of Debian developers out there, one of them might be called Jed. You never know.

Terrible Ubuntu Traits

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Ubuntu

A few weeks ago I installed Ubuntu Linux and decided that it will be my main Operating System for the months to come. I thought that I might pledge my allegiance to Linux and the Open Source community by taking this step.

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