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Story Try the uzbl browser if you're tired of feature bloat srlinuxx 16/11/2010 - 12:08am
Story MariaDB 5.2 is released as stable srlinuxx 16/11/2010 - 12:05am
Story HP netbook targets frugal businesses srlinuxx 15/11/2010 - 9:37pm
Story GNOME Shell: Getting prettier by the day srlinuxx 15/11/2010 - 9:34pm
Story Opera Extensions – 113 And Counting srlinuxx 15/11/2010 - 9:33pm
Story The case for National Linux Distributions srlinuxx 15/11/2010 - 7:49pm
Story Windows Legacy Apps vs. Linux Desktop Adopters? srlinuxx 15/11/2010 - 7:48pm
Story AMD Joins MeeGo Project srlinuxx 15/11/2010 - 7:45pm
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 srlinuxx 15/11/2010 - 7:42pm
Story 5 Best Free Linux / Ubuntu Firewalls srlinuxx 2 15/11/2010 - 6:22pm

The big question: Does Linux have a future?

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The Big Question is an initiative between Computer Weekly and recruitment consultancy PSD. Each week we put the Big Question to top IT professionals to get their take on a current talking point.

Time to adopt open source technologies in banks

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Traditionally banks and other financial institutions have been averse to adopting open source technology based projects for satisfying their requirement needs. Though there has been a shift in thinking in recent times, there are no major real life examples to cite. The main reason for this is the perception among banks that proprietary software provides increased security and support while open source systems are yet to be time tested.

LugRadio Live returns

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After the success of last summer's bash, the founders of the geektastic* radio show LugRadio are holding another live event for the open source community.

Linux cuts Kent Police system costs by 90%

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Kent Police has cut the cost of running its major criminal investigations system by 90% using Novell Open Enterprise Server, the company's version of SuSE Linux.

Linux moves towards unified APIs

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The Portland Project has released a beta version of its programming interfaces for the Gnome and KDE Linux environments. This is designed to boost development of desktop Linux applications by creating common application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers to use.

Baby did a bad bad thing....

Well from the last thing I wrote in here somewhere (being new means you have no idea where things are), things have changed on the laptop front. After writing some good things about Ubuntu I stumbled across some articles on Suse floating around the 'net and up pops the thought, "perhaps I didn't give it a proper go". Dangerous thought, very dangerous.


Zenwalk ZenLive 2.6

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ZenLive is a Linux LiveCD based upon Zenwalk and it features their unique configuration tools, international translations, XFce window manager, and several other packages. With this being the first major release from the Zenwalk Linux LiveCD side, we have it covered with images today at Phoronix.

Cold Turkey Ubuntu

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Chances are, you’ve been exposed to the hype surrounding Ubuntu as of late (and if you haven’t, you probably won’t find this entry very interesting), so I’m not going to add to that. We all know what Ubuntu is by now. But I have this to say: I just switched to Ubuntu on my main machine.

Our ultimate DIY Linux box

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In a recent article, Linux Journal’s new Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Peterey built what he sees as the “Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Linux Box”. Being the first of his articles that I actually liked, he is way on the expensive side with his recommendations. We show here how to get along cheaper and still more modern.

Quetoo 0.4.0 and Retexture Project

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Quetoo 0.4.0, a modifed version of Quake2, was announced yesterday and is available for download now. It's been a long but extremely productive development cycle.

Reduce network storage cost, complexity with ATA over Ethernet

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Today, Fibre Channel is the dominant enterprise storage technology, but as with all technologies, eventually something better comes along. If you're lucky, that something is also less complex and less expensive. For storage, that something may be ATA over Ethernet (AoE), a simple and open network protocol that allows storage to be accessed over Ethernet. Here's how you can set up a test server to provide shared storage using AoE.

Recording videos of your desktop in GNU/Linux

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I am sure you have heard the popular saying - "A picture is worth a thousand words". It is always nice to have a medium to show people how a particular task is done. And instead of explaining it through words if we can show it in a dynamic form such as a video or a screencast, it will be better received.

Full-length open source movie ‘Boy Who Never Slept’ is released online

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Amateur filmmaker Solomon Rothman has released a full-length open source movie called 'Boy Who Never Slept.' The movie is unrated; it explores adult themes and contains graphic language and brief nudity.

Academics break the Great Firewall of China

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Computer experts from the University of Cambridge claim not only to have breached the Great Firewall of China, but have found a way to use the firewall to launch denial-of-service attacks against specific Internet Protocol addresses in the country.

Firefox in the rear view mirror—and the headlights

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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer just had a chat with Blake Ross of the Firefox team. But while it's a good read, the interview is short on future direction. Let's take a look at the published plans to see what's coming up in the next couple of major Firefox releases.

Doom 3

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Doom 3 was highly anticipated, well reviewed, and then mysteriously to me, slated by your average gamer. I really enjoyed the game, and have spent two years wondering if actually, I was just an id fanboy, or if I did really like it.

Hands on: Back up files using the tar command and rsync

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When was the last time you backed up all your files? For most people the answer is probably a long time ago, if at all.


Time for Coders to Get Political?

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When I interviewed Richard Stallman back in 1999, he had some interesting thoughts on the subject of freedom: "I'm going to keep working on the free software movement, because I don't see who's going to replace me." Today, Stallman is becoming something of a political activist.

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