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Story But what happened to the desktop? srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:20am
Story Experimental Animation and Video Techniques in Linux srlinuxx 21/09/2012 - 2:17am
Story Should the root account be disabled in Fedora 18? srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 5:46pm
Story A glimpse of Mandriva 2012 Alpha1 srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 5:39pm
Story The Raspberry Pi gets a turbo mode srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 5:36pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 2:19pm
Story Why am I a freetard? srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 2:02pm
Story The Linux Desktop: Not Dead, Just Broken srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 2:00pm
Story LF Announces Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 3:44am
Story 80 Open Source Replacements for Audio-Video Tools srlinuxx 20/09/2012 - 3:41am

Firewall Builder: A firewall configuration GUI

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Free Software Mag: Have you ever wanted to configure a personal firewall for your GNU/Linux box, but were scared of the complexity of iptables? Well, I might not be able to make you a security expert, but I can show you a tool that will help you to configure your personal firewall the easy way.

gnu units: units converts quantities between different scales

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Debian Package of the Day: units is a command-line tool which performs units conversion between various scales. units is the perfect tool for engineer or scientific workstation, you can call it either interactively from the prompt or within command line. It already handles more than two thousand units and this can be enhanced with your own units in a separate data file.

Are you the Linux type?

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ITtoolbox Blogs: In just about any occupation there are several different types of people. In fact the psychiatrists have them all broken down into nice little boxes. I am no psychiatrist but I play one on the internet and I have noticed that there appears to be some traits that separate those that chose a particular operating system. Perhaps the operating system you are using now doesn't match your personality?

Automatically update your Ubuntu system with cron-apt

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builder.au: Updating all the software on your system can be a pain, but with Linux it doesn't have to be that way. We'll show you how to combine the apt package management system with a task scheduler to automatically update your system.

SLED 10 SP1: a great Linux desktop gets better

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SUSE

DesktopLinux: Sometimes, a service pack comes along that really makes a big difference. Take NT. Before SP3, it was garbage. And, now, with its SP1 for SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop), Novell has given an already excellent business desktop a real kick in the pants.

DIY: Build Linux From Scratch

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MaximumPC: Noobs getting their first taste of the Linux OS tend to feel a little lost. Even though the Gnome and KDE GUIs are simple and easy to navigate, it's hard to ignore the realization that you don't really know what lurks beneath the surface of this powerful operating system. LFS is an ongoing project designed to turn ordinary users into superusers. Literally.

Linux Tip: Use Google Linux repositories

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Google

lifehacker: Google recently created their own Linux software repositories to streamline the use of Google software in Linux. Google's repos make it very easy to download and stay up-to-date with current releases of Google software.

Kernel space: Linux security non-modules and AppArmor

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LinuxWorld: SELinux offers strict but sometimes difficult-to-manage security. Will a simpler approach, championed by SUSE, make it into the mainstream kernel?

Another reason I love open source software

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The Open Source Advocate: This weekend I was reminded of another reason that I love open source software: A transparent development process. Only in open source software will you be able to talk directly to the developers of a software project and give them your input.

Also: the phrase “open source” goes mainstream

Drupalicious

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FOSSwire: So you’ve got your LAMP server up and running, you have some basic pages set up and have maybe even tried WordPress - but what do you do now? Say you have a big site that could potentially have a large userbase. What do you do? Well, you install Drupal!

Get Real or How NOT To Convert Your Grandma to Linux

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polishlinux: Last week I’d been given a chance to make minor language correction to the article Understanding the Common User: All should be simple as it can. This article deals with how to treat people that know nothing about Linux, how to teach them what Linux is about and how not to do it to wrong people.

Disable Single-Click Opening of Files in KDE

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the how-to-geek: Having switched from Ubuntu to Kubuntu recently, the first thing that irritated me beyond all reason was that single-clicking on a file or folder immediately opens the file instead of selecting it. Since I use Windows and Ubuntu on a daily basis, it's just frustrating that it works differently in KDE.

Also: digiKam KDE4 port : another brick in the wall...

Red Hat, Microsoft talk Tux

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desktoplinux: We knew that last year Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik held talks with Microsoft concerning a patent deal. Once Microsoft and Novell signed an agreement with Novell, those talks were history. In fact, Red Hat made a point of spitting on the Microsoft/Novell deal. That was then. This is now.

Code freeze in preparation of Drupal 6.0

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drupal.org: ting pages along with a read more link which leads to the full view. Leave empty to auto-generate one from the body. Improved logging functionality, support for reverse proxies, many language system improvements, and improved handling of teasers are among them.

FlightLinux blasts off again

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linux.com: Patrick Stakem wants everyone to know that the newest iteration of FlightLinux is not just for NASA rocket scientists. The special hardened distribution that earlier this century orbited the Earth on an unmanned satellite is set to move into active duty again, this time as a civilian project.

Ripping DVDs to MPEG4 with K9Copy

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Linux App Finder: I've blogged about K9Copy's DVD rip and copy abilities in the past, but I only just noticed that it has added one step rip to MPEG4 support. After taking it for a test drive I'm very pleased with the ease of use and plan to use it for most of my ripping needs in the future.

Also: How to install Amarok in Ubuntu (and get it to play MP3s)

French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Choose Mandriva

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Mandriva.com: The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries chose to migrate its local servers (about 400 machines) from Windows NT Server to Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0, within two years.

Linux: Suspend2 Becomes TuxOnIce

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kernelTRAP: The 'Suspend2' project has been renamed to 'TuxOnIce' Nigel Cunningham announced on the lkml, "this is for a couple of reasons: In recent discussions on LKML, the point was made that the word 'Suspend' is confusing"

Gates no longer reigns as world's richest bloke

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the register: ACCORDING TO MEXICAN MAG sentidocomun, Bill Gates is no longer the richest bloke in the world.

Compiz-Fusion is i18n ready

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CyberOrg: I am happy to announce that i18n infrastructure is ready and we can now translate compiz-fusion plugins and ccsm. We would be creating a team of translators, with one member per lingua in charge of keeping translations up-to-date.

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