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Gentoo Linux 2006.1 review

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In one respect, Gentoo Linux 2006.1 is the same as it's always been, except with newer software on the installation media. Beginning with version 2006.0, though, a graphical environment was added to the live CD along with an installation program that rarely worked properly. The good news is, the installer works reasonably well in Gentoo 2006.1; the bad news is, it's still quicker and easier to install by hand via the command line.

Why Ubuntu Got It All Wrong

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Ubuntu

At first glance Ubuntu appears to be the answer to the prayers of Linux evangelists worldwide. It has a great website, great marketing, an enigmatic philanthropist leader, a devoted community and a philosophy which seems to mirror that of the wider free software community in stark contrast to its enterprise counterparts. With such a stellar resume one has to ask the question, is Ubuntu too good to be true?

Inteview with Croteam's Vedran Skrnjug on Serious Sam 2

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Interviews
Gaming

In an interview with Croteam's Vedran Skrnjug we've had the opportunity to get some information about the upcoming linux release of Serious Sam 2. The interview gives some background information about the motivation for the port and some details about the expected game.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and Automatix - Making Linux Work

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is an enigma. So what really makes this distro stand out from other community projects like openSuse, Freespire, Debian? Well, I think what pulls many is the simplicity to the tool, how they kept true to Linux ideals by making a software that wasn't like windows in every aspect, yet was easiest enough to function for newbies.

Howto: build Linux kernel module against installed kernel w/o full kernel source tree

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HowTos

How do I build Linux kernel module against installed or running Linux kernel? Do I need to install new kernel source tree from kernel.org? To be frank you do not need a new full source tree in order to just compile or build module against the running kernel.

The Problem With St. Ignucius

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Linux

No single product has done more to fuel the Cheap Revolution than Linux. This free operating system runs in Wall Street banks and Hollywood special effects shops, on supercomputers and smart phones, TiVo boxes and network routers. Now, some of the hackers who started this wonderful free software movement are threatening to screw the whole thing up.

Mandriva 2007 Beta 3 Report

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MDV
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It was no secret that Mandriva released Beta 3 to their upcoming 2007 yesterday. I saw the news carried on just about every Linux site out there. I'm not sure why all the excitement and attention this time, I must have missed something. I mean, I'm always quite excited, but that kind of press is usually reserved for major releases or developmental milestones. Perhaps beta 3 is a milestone. There are some nice new features this time and perhaps this is why it was so noteworthy. It took me over 24 hours, but I finally got the 586/x64_86 dvd downloaded and burnt. This is what we found.

Virginia Highschoolers can Take Linux Classes

Want to learn the Linux computer operating system? If you're an Amelia County high school student, the opportunity is there.

The Moon in your hands

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Sci/Tech

NASA has a developed a virtual Moon, much like Google Earth, that lets users zoom around three-dimensional visualizations of the terrain. Declan Butler talks to Patrick Hogan, manager of NASA's World Wind project, about the software.

When Life Hands You Lemons...

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Linux

A friend of mine sent me a lavishly described "eye-popping" font configuration tweak. I was using Kubuntu at the time, and that this was actually happening on August 22? Before we all heard about the xorg-server break. Needless to say, when I got the "No screens found" error message, I was instantly sure it was my friend's fault.

TUX Issue #17 Now Available

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Linux

Issue number 17, September 2006, of TUX now is available. Highlights include:

*P2P: What Will It Take for Linux to Become a Mainstream Option for Gamers?
*Home Plate: KDE Edutainment and Doom 3 and Quake 3, or Nightmares Spoken Here
*Suited Up: Running Windows Software on Linux with CrossOver Office

Linux Newbie - Directory Structure

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HowTos

One of the biggest stalling points that new Linux users have to get over are where things are kept. The Linux directory structure may seem odd at first, especially to Windows users. Here’s a brief list of the major directories and what they’re for.

Open source "gaining enormous momentum"

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OSS

The open-source software "phenomenon" extends far beyond Linux, and is "gaining enormous momentum," IDC reports. Following a recent survey of over 5,000 developers in 116 countries, IDC has concluded that open-source software represents "the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s."

Tested: Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

Ubuntu Linux is free to download and includes everything needed for basic desktop productivity tasks. The latest release, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support), will be supported with security and bug-fix updates for three years, unlike earlier versions. We found Ubuntu 6.06 easy to install and equally easy to use.

Asterisk: The software phone company

Asterisk is a phone system in software. It can replace large and expensive business phone systems, powering thousands of extensions, or it can help home users save money on long distance. Because it’s implemented in software, it is extremely versatile, easy to customize, and easy to extend.

Freenigma: Encryption for webmail

Until now, security-conscious email users could employ encryption with traditional email clients, but were out of luck with webmail services. Freenigma, a service to add encryption to third-party webmail services via a Firefox plugin, aims to add security to the convenience of webmail. My trial of the service indicates that it's making a good start, but has room to improve.

Static Meets Dynamic Adding Caches to Reduce Costs

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HowTos

Static content on a website is like a phone book, but imagine how difficult it would be to use your "paper cache" if the numbers inside the phone book constantly changed or if numbers differed based on who was looking them up. This is why caching dynamic content poses a more difficult problem than caching static content.

Gentoo 2006.1: A Thing of Dreams?

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Gentoo

Gentoo Linux 2006.1 is now out offering users the latest in package updates for the community-built meta-distribution. The 2006.1 release is the second official milestone release from Gentoo this year and follows the 2006.0 release by six months. Unlike other Linux distributions, Gentoo developers considered their distribution to be a "meta-distribution" users can customize.

React OS: Windows done right

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Reviews

React OS project has recently released the version 0.3.0 of this operating system and this is what you are looking at above. The similarity with Windows doesn't end nor begin with the desktop. The installer looks pretty much exactly like Windows, and hence doesn't have much to offer on a beauty contest.

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