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Story Basic Linux Security Tips to Protect Your System srlinuxx 30/04/2011 - 11:53pm
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Story Gamestop Bringing Game Streaming Linux srlinuxx 30/04/2011 - 8:39pm
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Novell "Forking" OpenOffice.org

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Well, if there are any Novell supporters left, here's something else to put in your pipe and smoke it. Novell is forking OpenOffice.org.

Layoffs at OSDL?

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OSS

Sources said the OSDL—the sponsor of Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, and other key developers—on Dec. 4 laid off a sizable portion of its engineering staff in a move that the sources said left the OSDL's Beaverton, Ore., offices a "ghost town."

Ulteo Newsletter #1 states 1st livecd Dec 5/6

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Linux

This is not yet a real newsletter, but this should be considered the first issue of the Ulteo Newsletter anyhow...

First of all, we'd like to express a big public thank you to everyone who has showed their support to Ulteo. This has been absolutely awesome!

So what has happened for all these months, and why aren't any Ulteo products available to the public?

aKademy 2006 Review and Videos

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KDE

Linux Magazine have put their overview of aKademy 2006 -- the KDE World Conference -- online from their December 2006 issue. They describe how aKademy helped plan the road to KDE 4, and also report on the widely-successful OpenDocument day. There is also a review of KAlarm available from the same issue. In other aKademy 2006 news, the videos of the presentations and talks are now being uploaded.

Build a PC dedicated for HD DVD Playback

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HowTos

I set about building a PC dedicated to playing the HD movie clips and used the Demo PC as a guide. The minimum specification was based on the demo and works with video only but has trouble with audio. My OS is based on the SLAX Standard Edition v 5.1.8.1.

GIMP User Manual 0.11 Released

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Software

We're proud to announce a new release of the user manual for GIMP 2.2. This release features a lot of fixed and new content, in particular:

FlightGear takes off

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Gaming

FlightGear is a multiplatform, GPLed flight simulator. It is sophisticated, realistic, and extensible. You can choose to fly more than 100 different aircraft, ranging from a Sopwith Camel to a UFO, you can take off and land from thousands of airports, and you can fly over virtually any terrain in the world. After 10 years of development, it has suddenly become a very hot item. How hot? You may have seen it used recently on prime time TV and not realized it. It was used in an episode of Fox TV's legal drama Justice to prove pilot error in the fatal crash of a private plane.

Quicktip - How to share folders in Ubuntu with ease

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Got a folder in Ubuntu that you’d like to share? Now you can do it with ease. Right click on the folder, and choose Share Folder. More Here.

Install and Use the gFTP Client on Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

Using ftp from the command line can get tedious after a while. There’s a client for Ubuntu called gFTP that gives you a GUI based ftp experience. Much easier.

Network interface operations for IPv4 and IPv6 on AIX version 5.3

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Linux

This article is for developers on AIX® Version 5.3 with an interest in network-level operations for both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) stack. Learn more about the socket I/O control (ioctl) commands and how to use them to perform various network-related operations.

Linux Isn't Just For Grownups Anymore

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Linux

It looks like the education space could be the first, real place where Linux could grab beachhead in the desktop PC market. Take a look at Indiana, for example. In about a year State of Indiana education officials have moved at least 22,000 students from Windows-based desktops to Linux-based desktops. I wanted to find out for myself so I put Linux to the test with the two most demanding public school students I know -- my own kids.

The Tao Of Linux

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Linux

Free of the hustle of the daily work life, Nat Friedman meditated in a Californian Buddhist monastery, clearing his mind of worldly clutter. For 10 days, he opened his consciousness to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new realms of possibility. No code. No e-mails. No meetings. No deadlines or work orders. Just simple serenity.

Ubuntu Networking for Basic and Advanced Users

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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).

Mysterious lockups

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Linux

Of all computer problems, the unresponsive hang is the most annoying and most difficult to trace. There's no crash, no panic: everything just stops dead. The keyboard is useless, telnets just time out - you have no choice but to power cycle the machine.

Running Kubuntu Edgy Eft

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Reviews
Ubuntu

About a month ago I first installed Kubuntu Dapper Drake (6.06) on one of my home office machines. I really liked it. Last week, I decided to ditch the old version of Mandriva I've been running for about 18 months on my primary machine, a Toshiba laptop, and give Kubuntu a try there too. This time using the latest version, 6.10, otherwise known as Edgy Eft.

Ubuntu Linux Is an Ideal Windows Replacement

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Having been raised on DOS and the early generations of Windows, I rediscovered that sense of excitement in a pure computing experience when I first tried other Linux versions over the years. However, they required a steep learning curve and caused too much frustration with setup and obscure command-line options. Not so with Ubuntu Linux.

Novell, FOSS activists go head-to-head

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SUSE

The growing fallout over the Novell-Microsoft deal has prompted Novell to roll out its big guns for the first face-to-face debate on the merits of the deal and the implications for the free software community.

Good and Bad in XFCE

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Software

Since XFCE 4.4 will not no longer be able to advertise its low system requirements, I suppose we're entitled to expect more of it, right? There is an "official" Xfce Wish List, but here are my own annoyances with Xfce.

Jono Bacon: Post Ubuntu Open Week Shazaa

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Ubuntu

My friend and yours, AusImage, has tidied up the Ubuntu Open Week logs into this nice collection of formatted logs. There is some incredible content, help and tips in there about all aspects of contributing to Ubuntu.

Handling Microsoft 101

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SUSE

As Ron Hovsepian approaches the six-month mark as Novell’s CEO, it’s difficult not to be impressed with his leadership of what had been a floundering, faltering fiasco under the stagnant watch of former CEO Jack Messman. And nowhere has that leadership been demonstrated more impressively than in the technology collaboration agreement Novell reached with Microsoft last month.

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