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Story The Linux Hardware Hurdle srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 7:26pm
Story Why I Switched From Ubuntu To openSUSE srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 7:23pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 447 srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 5:24pm
Story Profits considered immoral by open source community? srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 5:22pm
Story Has Canonical Found the Keys to the Computing Kingdom? srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 5:20pm
Story Screw this, I'm going back to Windows! srlinuxx 1 12/03/2012 - 10:25am
Story some more leftovers: srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 4:56am
Story Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.10 released srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 1:04am
Story Sabayon Linux 8 review srlinuxx 12/03/2012 - 1:00am
Story Linux Netbook Sales: Suffering From More Market Shrinkage? srlinuxx 1 11/03/2012 - 8:57pm

How Safe are Passwords in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera?

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Security

CybernetNews: I’m sure many of you look kindly upon the fact that your web browser stores your passwords for you. It is no doubt a wonderful time-saving feature, and surely beats having to retype your password every time that it needs to be entered. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how safe your passwords really are in your browser?

Why Open Source Software is Not Good Enough

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OSS

OSWeekly: The single biggest thing that’s working against Linux distributions, and even open source as a whole today is human nature pure and simple.

Two petitions for Linux native games

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Because there's not only one OS, and because we use an alternative OS, we wish to see native games playable on it. Especially Fallout 3, because we really want to play to great roleplaying games, please sign the

Review: Kubuntu 7.04 (Part II)

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Ubuntu

techpersona: Getting a copy of Kubuntu or any of the Ubuntu projects is easier than some people may think. One thing that is nice is that you can get a copy of the OS (in this case Kubuntu) in two different ways.

Linux Wi-Fi: Supercharge a Buffalo (Part 2)

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HowTos

enterprisenetworkingplanet: In last week's installment, we installed DD-WRT on a Buffalo wireless broadband router. Today we're going to learn how to do package management, TurboBoost, access restrictions and WPA/WPA2 authentication and encryption.

Tools: GCC 4.2.0 Released

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Software

kernelTRAP: Mark Mitchell announced the availability of GCC 4.2 saying, "GCC 4.2.0 is a major release, containing new functionality not available in GCC 4.1.x or previous GCC releases." He then linked the GCC 4.2 Release Series Changes, New Features, and Fixes document for more details as to what is new in this release.

Microsoft 'evidence' turns against them

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Microsoft

Tectonic: The claim by Microsoft earlier this week that open source infringes 235 patents, has taken an interesting turn.

Also: Jono Bacon: Microsoft in FUD shocker
And: Experts say Microsoft's patent quest won't go far
&: Microsoft running scared from Linux

What’s a GNU/Linux distribution?

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HowTos

Free Software Magazine: By now, almost everyone who has a computer has heard about something called “Linux”. What people generally mean by the word “Linux” is Linus’ kernel combined with all of the GNU programs, which together function as an operating system.

Kubuntu And OpenSUSE Head To Head (Part 1)

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Linux

Linux Is Life: OpenSUSE biggest advantage is that it has yast bundled with its distribution,it makes administrating your pc so hassle free It has all the elements that one needs. Ubuntu Has Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is a package management system used by Debian GNU/Linux and its derivatives.

OpenSUSE: Webpin - Finding And Installing Applications Easily

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Software

E@zyVG: If you’re looking for a search engine for finding openSUSE RPMs, you can use Webpin. Webpin will automatically register new repositories and use libzypp for dependency resolution, leaving you with very little to do, while the packages are downloaded and installed quickly and transparently.

Linux: Open For Business

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Linux

industryweek: Linux and other open-source software can offer competitive advantages where cost and customization pressures are concerned.

Adding a little Cream to (g)Vim

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Software

Linux.com: Even though I'm a die-hard Emacs user, there are times when I have to use the vi editor -- specifically gVim, the graphical face of the popular vi clone Vim. Since I use gVim so infrequently, I don't readily remember many of the editor's basic commands. Either I muddle through or reach for my well-thumbed copy of the vi Editor Pocket Reference. That was until I discovered Cream.

How to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu

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HowTos

apcmag: You want to install Linux on your system which is already running Windows XP. This tutorial has been tested on an AcerPower SK50 desktop system and a VMWare 6 virtual machine.

Keyjnote: presentation viewer with very nice graphical effects

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Software

Debian Package of the Day: keyjnote is an excellent presentation program with graphical effects that will make Apple’s Keynote users be jealous.

Three Reasons Microsoft Shareholders Need Open Source

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Microsoft

bmc blogs: Redmond is spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt through the media. It's SCO all over again, except this time they have a willing partner in Novell. Clearly Microsoft’s leadership doesn't realize the value of open source alternatives. The only group they’re going to hurt is their shareholders. This week I'm going to educate them on three reasons they need open source.

N.Y. attorney general accuses Dell of fraud

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Legal

CNET: Dell is being accused of making false promises to customers to drive sales, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Also: Dell drops consumer Linux desktops?

Bill Hilf and Clarifications

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Linux

Bill Hilf Blogs: A few folks have emailed or called me about statements I said in the Bangkok Post about the ‘end of Linux’ and ‘there is no free software movement.’ My statements were shaped in a sensationalist way, not surprisingly, this isn’t the first time the press has used shock value to get headlines. It then hit Slashdot and the blogosphere where a couple hundred people have called me every name under the sun. I have a tough skin – need to in this job. But days like this suck, to be honest.

Gartner joins squabble over the definition of open source

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OSS

computerworld: Gartner today joined squabbling by vendors over the meaning, purpose and spirit of open source by declaring that users demand the right to modify and redistribute software code and the resulting products.

Latest CrossOver for Linux ups 3D game performance

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Software

DesktopLinux: Many users can't avoid Windows applications for one or two tasks, or a game -- and that's where CodeWeavers Inc. comes in with its CrossOver platform. CrossOver 6.1, released May 15, enables enables Linux PCs and Apple Mactels to run more Windows applications and games, and with higher 3D performance.

Educational GCompris Live CD

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Linux
Reviews

Journal Of An Open Sourcee: Shortly after receiving a comment on my other blog (Brazilian Portuguese only) from Armando Silva about an educational Live CD, my curiosity got the best of me and I just had to check it out.

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