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Story Feds relax export curbs on open-source crypto srlinuxx 08/01/2011 - 3:32am
Story Zorin OS 4 reviewed srlinuxx 08/01/2011 - 3:30am
Story Waiting (im)patiently srlinuxx 08/01/2011 - 2:02am
Story Open source gaming srlinuxx 08/01/2011 - 2:00am
Story 15+ Useful AppIndicator Applets For Ubuntu srlinuxx 08/01/2011 - 1:57am
Story Best media players for Linux - A choice selection srlinuxx 08/01/2011 - 1:36am
Story GIMP 2.8 still needs some more time srlinuxx 08/01/2011 - 1:34am
Story Today I Booted into Windows and Now I'm Mentally Deranged srlinuxx 07/01/2011 - 10:36pm
Story When trouble strikes, who speaks for open source? srlinuxx 07/01/2011 - 10:34pm
Story Ubuntu Adds Sparkle to Nufront Laptops at CES srlinuxx 07/01/2011 - 10:33pm

Can $100 Laptops Save the Third World?

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OLPC

What's the solution to world poverty? Some might say food aid; others, training and investment. But, for a growing number of international philanthropists, the next big thing for the Third World might just be the same force that's been reshaping the First: technology.

DNS techniques

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HowTos

This guide shall show how to setup djbdns for a SOHO environment. Named/BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Daemon) is a popular DNS (Domain Name System) server, but perhaps it has had a few general problems.

Mark Shuttleworth: Conflicting goals create tension in communities

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Ubuntu

Matthew Garrett expressed frustration with Debian recently, in a blog post that’s become rather famous. I’m of the opinion that Ubuntu could not exist without Debian. So it’s absolutely my intention to see that Ubuntu is a constructive part of the broader Debian landscape.

Review: Linspire Mini Koobox

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Hardware

A few weeks ago, I finally got my hands on a Linux-based Koobox Mini PCs. The Mini is a full PC in a very small, quiet package, and well worth a look.

Does Freespire Inspire?

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Linux
Reviews

During last week's column, I made mention that for reasons seemingly beyond my control, I needed to install a new Linux distro on my main production machine. Since it was literally lying on my desk in the pile of stuff brought back from LinuxWorld, I chose to try Freespire.

Don’t Kill the Penguin!!

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Linux

Frank J. Ohlhorst of CRN recently published “Advice To Linux: Kill The Penguin,” which may seem in line with my recent comments about product and project naming. Ohlhorst is missing something hugely important, but he does raise a solid point or two.

Sabayon Linux 3.0 RC2

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Linux
Reviews

I like Sabayon Linux, I like the development team, I like how it looks, how it smells in my cd-burner Smile

Linux4Kids: Tools and toys for all ages

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Software

Linux4Kids is a collection of more than 80 GPL-licensed "edutainment" games and educational software available to download for free from the FileGate File Distribution Network.

Development Release: Mandriva Linux 2007 RC1

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MDV

The first release candidate of Mandriva Linux 2007 is out : "Mona, or Máni, God of the Moon, has been unleashed by Warly and the team. On the race to Mandriva Linux 2007, it's the first release candidate. Now that Tyr was put to sleep, there have been some changes.

PCLinuxOS shines, despite dull name

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS has a lot to offer desktop Linux users, despite the fact that it suffers from an "incredibly boring name," suggests a newly published review at ExtremeTech. "It's a shame that so much utility has to be obscured by a bland name," reviewer Jim Lynch writes.

Scribus In-Depth Tutorial

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HowTos

In the May 2006 issue of TUX, I covered the basics of newsletter creation with Scribus. In this follow-up article, I dig deeper into Scribus and choose a couple topics to explore further. The last article attracted good publicity for this powerful desktop publishing program (DTP). So, based on that input, I decided to focus on the most frequent requests.

Linux Newbies - Top, a great way to find out what’s hogging your CPU

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HowTos

Back in the day when GUIs weren’t in favor, and I had to walk up hill, both ways to get to my computer, a wonderfully powerful utility was born in the Unix world. This utility was and still is top.

openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 4 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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openSUSE 10.2 alpha 4 was released and we at Tuxmachines gave it our usual once- (or twice-) over. This release brought some exciting new developments and introduced a few new or renewed bugs. Overall it's looking great for an alpha, but we still have some more to do on that long road to final.

The MythTV Convergence

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Software

Enter MythTV, a grand unification of personal digital video recording and home theater technology, and a magnum opus of modular design, freedom of expression and personal entertainment.

Access a remote Linux Desktop using FreeNX

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Software

NX short form for NoMachine's X protocol is a compression technology developed by NoMachine which allows one to run complete remote desktop sessions (be it Linux or Windows) even at dial up internet connection speeds.

A reality check for Vista

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Microsoft

Don't believe the hype: There won't be lines around the block at midnight when Vista hits store shelves early next year, analysts say. "I don't expect anyone's going to be camping out at Best Buy waiting for this product."

When open source is not enough

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OSS

There was some interesting buzz about the state of open source going around ApacheCon in Dublin. There are voices within Apache saying that open source is not enough, and that we should promote open development.

Linux helps Navy keep high-tech weapon system updated

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Linux

Linux provides an open-source alternative that avoids Microsoft-related issues. As more engineers become acquainted with Linux, and Linux vendors make their implementations easier to use, PCs running Linux OS have begun to appear in many mission-critical applications.

Konquer Your File Management with KIO

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HowTos

In the course of my day, I generally use a wide variety of desktop environments. Although I spend most of my time in KDE, I do use GNOME, Microsoft Windows and Apple's OS X on an almost daily basis. When using these other environments, I realize just how much I've come to depend on Konqueror to simplify my work flow. I try to type fish:/ URLs into Apple's Finder. I am momentarily confused when a quick Alt-F2 media:/ fails to work as expected in GNOME. I feel downright lost in Windows without help:/. I guess I need to accept the fact that I'm addicted to KIO.

What’s the world’s fastest browser?

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Software

Oh sure, the following tests aren’t as scientific as putting all the browsers in a ring and seeing which one is left standing after the fight, but it’s close.

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