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Story Mandriva 2011 RC 1 Available - Quick Look srlinuxx 30/06/2011 - 5:16am
Story Ubuntu 11.04 or Linux Mint 11? srlinuxx 1 30/06/2011 - 2:11am
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Story Another Linux distro that I love: Zorin OS 5 srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 9:31pm
Story Desktop Linux Gamer’s Guide srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 7:33pm
Story Red Flag Linux - Going critical srlinuxx 29/06/2011 - 7:31pm

Pardus gives Linux a custom lift

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Apart from a KDE desktop and applications, the developers of the Pardus 2007 Linux distribution have built an entire distribution from scratch. Pardus, released last month, has its own multilingual installer, custom dependency-resolving package manager, and an INIT system that slashes boot times by several seconds. The distribution has come a long way since its first release in 2005, when it was based on Gentoo and lacked a package manager. Thanks to its custom tools, it's one of the easiest Linux distribution to run and manage.

Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC

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This tutorial shows how you can back up Linux and Windows systems with BackupPC. BackupPC acts as a server and is installed on a Linux system, and from there it can connect to all Linux and Windows systems in your local network to back them up and restore them without interfering with the user's work on that system.

Linux For The Desktop - Is It Really Time?

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Linux for the Desktop is still way to geeky for the average user. I guess my best analogy is to compare Linux to DOS. Linux still seems that way to me and this needs to be modified, changed, simplified, redone, uncomplex, uncomplicated, plain, clear, ………that’s enough.

Also: 2007, the Year of the Penguin

Dunc-Tank: Success or failure?

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The Dunc-Tank project has been the topic of much debate in the Debian community since it was launched in September last year. It has now been more than a month since the scheduled release of Debian 4.0, codenamed etch. However, even with Dunc-Tank's funding, etch is yet to be seen.

Red Hat is under siege

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Red Hat is under siege. When Oracle launched a direct attack on Red Hat's business model last October, Red Hat's share price sank by 24 per cent. And this week it added management tools to its Linux support service. Now, it's not alone: Sun has thrown Solaris into the mix.

What is this vigr program thingy?

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Here you are spending a few pleasant moments running a critical eye over your directory system when you are suddenly quite alarmed. Staring you accusingly in the face is a program thingy called "vigr". Oh No! You think.

Installing Zimbra on Ubuntu 6.10

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Zimbra is an open source email server. It does email, calendar, contacts, and various other useful things that software like Microsoft Exchange does. The problem is that Zimbra has a number of dependencies on other open source projects and they don't provide direct downloads for those dependencies.

Setting Up A News-Voting Website With Pligg

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HowTos

This article shows how to set up your own news-voting website with Pligg. Pligg is a content-management system published under the Affero General Public License, and it is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database for storing its data. With a little work you can create your own community and let users vote news to the front page.

Interview with Dr Andrew S Tanenbaum

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Creator of MINIX, flame-war legend and well known supporter of microkernels -- these are some of the monikers of Dr Andrew S Tanenbaum; he probably wrote a textbook or two that is in your library as well. Builder AU's Nick Gibson caught up with Dr Tanenbaum after his keynote address at linux.conf.au and spoke about microkernels, MINIX and what's coming up on the horizon.

Portrait: Rosegarden's D. Michael McIntyre

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If there is anything like a "typical" member of the free/open source community, that template is probably nothing like D. Michael McIntyre. By profession a truck driver, McIntyre holds a bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages, and he's used his facility with words to document the popular Rosegarden project. He's since gone on to do whatever he sees that needs to be done on the project, and has become an integral part of the Rosegarden team.

Book review: The Definitive Guide to GCC

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Without the GNU Compiler collection GCC it would be difficult to imagine that free software would have had such a rapid penetration into the market place. If you want to use GCC (including version 4) to its utmost, The Definitive Guide to GCC, Second Edition, written by William von Hagen and published by Apress, is almost certainly for you.

Debugging system freezes

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Sometimes your Debian box hangs, and for a strange reason, there is no debugging information printed on your screen. What options do you have?

Create virtual Machines Using Virtualbox in Debian

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VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

Change Prompt Color when logged in as Root

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All security books will recommend you not to allow root SSH logins to your Linux machines. In this article, I will show you how to change the color of your prompt when you escalate your privileges to a super-user. This technique is a good way to remind yourself that you are holding high privileges.

Animated boot screen on openSuSE 10.2

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Everyone who has used openSuSE 10.2 must have come across the animated boot screen. But the problem is that its not permanent. It comes sometimes, and doesnt come at other times. Im writing this tutorial for all you penguin lovers who would like to see the animated boot everytime!

GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake?

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For 15 years, the current version of the GNU General Public License (GPL) has remained untouched. One of the oldest, most widely used open-source licenses, the GPL is a foundational text and an ideological marker. Yet this spring, the GPL's author will release a controversial new version of the license, a move that's already sending tremors along the software industry's fault lines.

Mandriva Linux Opens Office in Lagos

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As part of its commitment to help bridge the digital divide and make ICT affordable and closer to the people of West Africa, Mandriva Linux has incorporated a subsidiary with headquarters in Lagos.

Open Source Pioneer Alan Dechert To Deliver Keynote at Red Hat Summit

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Alan Dechert, one of the pioneers in the open source software movement, will deliver the keynote speech at the Red Hat Summit.

PCLinuxOS Tops DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking

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PCLOS

After hovering around 13th position for several months this time last year and slowly moving up to around 7th six month ago, this past month has shown PCLOS climbing to 3rd, just below Ubuntu and openSUSE. But refresh for the last 7 days and you find that PCLinuxOS now reigns supreme, knocking Ubuntu out of its long standing first place. Congratulations PCLOS.

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Shuttleworth OK with "Evil Edgy"

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The U.K.-based team that released the "Satanic" version of Ubuntu last December -- nicknamed "Evil Edgy" -- earlier this month added a KDE-based Kubuntu version. Ubuntu or Kubuntu Satanic Edition can be installed over any Ubuntu Edgy variant, the team said.

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