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Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS

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Ubuntu

You know a Linux distribution is becoming popular when it’s mentioned at the Fox News website, and there it was in a June 20 headline, ‘Ubuntu 6.06 Is Current Desktop-Linux Champ’. Of course, the story was courtesy eweek.com, but the fact that Fox cared is significant.

Open Source In Silicon Valley, alternative computing is easy

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OSS

A LOT OF tech types talk a good game about the high falutin' democratic principles of open source code, but it's what they do behind closed doors that really counts. And it's there that many well-meaning users balk at a commitment to what has traditionally been seen as an admirable but intimidating personal-computing path. But with all the community support at hand in Silicon Valley, there's little to fear from Linux anymore.

Coldwar Goes Gold

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Gaming

The developers of Linux Game Publishing (LGP) recently finished with the final version of Coldwar.

Kubuntu 6.06 LTS - An excellent Linux distribution based on KDE

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Reviews
Ubuntu

By the time I received the Kubuntu CD, I was very excited and raring to check out what Kubuntu had in store for the Linux users. I found that there is a great level of overlap between Kubuntu and Ubuntu in that the way it boots up is the same for both the distributions.

Digium Integrates rPath’s rBuilder Solution

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Linux

rPath, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining Linux software appliances, today announced that Digium® Inc., original creator of Asterisk™ and pioneer of open source telephony is an rBuilder and rPath Linux partner.

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Secure Debian System Using FireHOL Firewall

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Linux

FireHOL is a stateful iptables packet filtering firewall configurator. It is abstracted, extensible, easy and powerful. It can handle any kind of firewall, but most importantly, it gives you the means to configure it, the same way you think of it.

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Released GoblinX Mini 1.4.0

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Linux

The GoblinX Mini 1.4.0 is released with several important improvments.

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Review

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 was delayed for several weeks to ensure that it was as good as it could be, then finally released on June 1. This version of Ubuntu was supposed to be "enterprise-ready" as a server and as a desktop, but unless businesses like dealing with multiple hardware issues, a substandard Java environment, and a lack of proprietary Web browser plugins, I can't see how Ubuntu Linux 6.06 is ready for anything except perhaps a patch release.

Emacs tips: Checking spelling and syntax

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Even the Emacs-enlightened are still but humble human beings who may err. We make spelling mistakes in our writing, and syntactical mistakes in our structured documents. So let's take a tour through Emacs' built-in tools for preventing, catching, and correcting mistakes.

Make Dapper Drake Perform on Old Hardware

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Ubuntu

As a longtime fan of SuSE Linux, I somehow managed to miss the Ubuntu bandwagon. Now I know what I was missing. I recently replaced SuSE 10.1 with Ubuntu 6.06, also known as Dapper Drake, on my main PC in a matter of minutes, and am now enjoying a clean, feature-rich computing environment that is easy to configure and just works.

Illarion is available for Linux now

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Gaming

Illarion is a free, completely self developed graphical fantasy game that focuses on true roleplaying. We are offering our own server, a Java client (which can be used at Linux or Windows) and the guarantee that you will never ever pay anything for this game.

Will Linux Rule The Digital Home?

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Sci/Tech

For consumer electronics industry, digital home is the next big pot of gold, a pot so big that it has everyone from Apple (AAPL) to Microsoft (MSFT) to Intel (INTC) licking their chops. But it is Linux could emerge as one of the biggest winners in this bonanza.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - IV

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HowTos

In this session we're going to look at a zone file listed in our named.conf file.

Why I ditched my Mac for Linux

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Linux

Based on the title of this treatise of mine you are, likely, safe in your assumption that I am about to tell you all, using the bestest words my mind can muster, why I stopped using MacOS X and switched over to Linux. The distro I settled on at this point is Ubuntu.

ClarkConnect - Enterprise Linux for Your Home

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Linux
Reviews

Ever wonder how you could get a solid Security Enhanced Enterprise Grade Linux Router/Server with ftp, apache, traffic shaping, pop-up blocker, content filter, intrusion detection/prevention, and other nice handy tools that every robust server should have...and here's the kicker...installed and running in about 30 minutes in your home?

The Five Coding Styles and Linux

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Software

A long time ago, there was a simple debate on what kind of indenting should you be using and where should you place curly braces: it was the dispute "ANSI vs. K&R". Recently though, I noticed that 4 years ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman forced the use of the Linux (Linus) coding standards in the kernel! Let's see however what are the five existing coding styles.

growing ext3 partition on RAID1 without rebooting

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HowTos

Although rather straightforward, I couldn't find an easy step-by-step guide, so here I'll describe how I ended up growing my ext3 partion on a RAID-1 array.

Review: Kate OS 3.0 Beta

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Reviews

Though I am unsure when the project began, Kate OS has been around for a little while. 2.0 was released early last year and was well received. Fast forward more than a year later, and we see 3.0 final on the horizon. Kate OS is a Polish lightweight distribution for Linux users who want control over their system and want access to some great functionality. The lightweight part is evidenced by Xfce4 being the default desktop environment.

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