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DOOM 3 - v1.31 Linux Update Patch Available

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Gaming

id Software has released a new patch for its FPS DOOM 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.3.1 and adds various fixes and improvements, Vista compatibility, and bringing back cross-platform multiplayer compatibility with the Mac.

Enable and Disable Ubuntu Root Password

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HowTos

Ubuntu is one of the few Linux distributions out there that will not enable the root account.If you want to do something with root permission on the console you have to type sudo before the command.

SaxenOS 1.1 rc2

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Linux
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It's been over a year since I tested the origins of SaxenOS, but when rc2 of version 1.1 was announced I thought it was time to see what was new. There have been changes afoot within the SaxenOS project, some major changes. Yet some of the fundamentals remained the same. It was easy to see the roots of Saxen while appreciating the new.

Ad Hoc Wireless connections from Linux to Windows

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HowTos

Hustle! To setup an Ad Hoc wireless connection between windows and Linux, it spend me half an hour of trying just because desperately wanna get Internet access. I decided to write down because the steps are confusing.

Creating a 3D effect with Gimp (or photoshop)

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HowTos

Here's how to make a neat effect to make it look like the subject of a photo is popping out of the background. This can be done with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) or Photoshop. I use GIMP because it is a free open source program.

Overclocking, The Natural Way

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Hardware

Over the weekend a blizzard has hit Michigan causing sub-zero temperatures, inches of snow, and zealous winds. We took this opportunity to make the best of it with natural sub-zero overclocking. With the Abit AW9D i975X motherboard, an Intel Pentium 4 processor, 2GB of OCZ's Flex XLC PC2-9200 memory, and cooling provided by Mother Nature, we set off on a spontaneous overclocking adventure.

Ubuntu Networking Configuration Using Graphical Tool

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HowTos

The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Review of Parallels Workstation

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Reviews

Parallels Workstation is a new virtualization product from Parallels, Inc. I discovered this product while searching for other virtualization solutions other than VMWare; kinda wanted to see what other competing products offered.

Open Source Is democratising Knowledge

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OSS

In September 1991, when Linux Torvalds, a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland, released 10,000 lines of code on the Internet, nobody could have believed that it would spark off a revolution.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Beta

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PCLOS
Reviews

PCLinuxOS is a installable LiveCD distribution that is geared towards the novice Linux user. As with any LiveCD distribution it gives you the “try before you buy” feeling that if you don't like the distribution, you don't have to commit your hardware to it.

Book Review: O'Reilly's Backup & Recovery

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Reviews

"No one cares if you can back up — only if you can recover." This is probably the most important point in this book. Using a variety of open source tools, you are shown how to backup, test, and restore.

The Most Essential Open Source Programs and Libraries

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Software

It’s often the most flashy and rapidly-developed open source applications that get the most attention. Most people focus on projects like Beryl, Metisse, Firefox, OpenOffice.org and Ubuntu. But we can’t forget the importance of the open source software an average user doesn’t see every day. This is a list of nine such programs and libraries.

One Laptop Per Child: XO Phase 2

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OLPC

One Laptop Per Child project is currently working on the “Build 2″ (B2) release of their “XO”laptop (the name comes from a characteristic symbol representing the user in the interface: a circle above the cross). The first pieces of the B1 series have been produced in November last year.

MySQL Database Administration Backup

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HowTos

Database backups can be made in two ways: by copying the data directory directly (eithermanually or by means of the mysqlhotcopy script on Unix) or by using the mysqldump tool to write out a SQL file that will replicate your database.

what’s been happening with Mandriva lately

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MDV

We’re working on the next release, Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring (the ‘formal’ name) / Mandriva Linux 2007.1 (the ‘technical’ name). We’re trying something a bit new - we’re back on a six month release cycle.

New open source advocacy group's launch is shrouded in secrecy

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OSS

A new open source advocacy group, the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), is scheduled to debut February 15 at the upcoming LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit in New York. But unlike most open source software launches and even open source association beginnings, OSA founders are unwilling to be quoted by name about their plans before their formal launch. Instead, they are only speaking to media representatives grudgingly, "on background," without attribution.

Installing Opera on Ubuntu

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HowTos

There are two methods you can use to install Opera, and both will be outlined below. Before I get into those steps though I have a few things to say about the browser.

fudcon boston day 2

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Linux

today is the first day of the hackathon at fudcon. yesterday there was a series of self-organized "presentations" which were more like status reports and brainstorm sessions. meetings, really, to get everyone on the same page.

Installing .package files

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HowTos

Installing software on Linux isn’t always an easy process, as you might know. In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through installing .package files. These files are known as AutoPackage files.

The Absurdity of GNOME Font Sizes

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Software

The Fonts used and the way they are displayed on the screen play a vital role in how we users interact with, and how much we love the operating system. What does the “Size” referred to in the GNOME Font Management menu actually refer to?

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Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

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Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
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    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
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GNU/Linux Leftovers

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