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Story It was twenty years ago today... srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 8:11pm
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Story Trying out Fedora 16 Alpha srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 7:41pm
Story Excellent Ways of Watching TV on Your Linux Desktop srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 7:39pm
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Story Pybackup Makes Saving and Restoring Easy as Pie srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 6:31pm
Story Building With Someone Else's Blocks: Going Open Source With Games srlinuxx 24/08/2011 - 6:29pm
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Mandriva 2007.1 Spring: Buttons, layouts, and broken usability

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MDV

A Mandriva forum thread shows something that might be the new look for Mandriva 2007.1 Spring in KDE:

Subversion Cheat Sheet 1.0

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The cheat sheets includes common commands that you’ll use when using Subversion on a daily basis. I didn’t include every option or command that subversion supports, nor did I include any administration stuff. This sheet is aimed at developers who use Subversion on a daily basis.

Bruce Willis thwarts cybergeddon

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Movies

Bruce Willis will face down cyberterrorists in upcoming blockbuster Live Free or Die Hard. Ex-model turned actress Suzie Q will play an uber-hacker out to bring down the US's transport and banking system with a few mouse clicks in the forthcoming haxploitation opus.

The Switch To KDE : Day 4

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KDE

Well I have survived yet another day of KDE and I’m still going strong. It’s not so bad once you get used to it Smile I will say that I would not be having such a positive experience if it weren’t for all of your reader comments. I really do appreciate it. I feel a bit like I’m on the other side of the tutorial this week!

Reiser Hearing Postponed Until March

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Reiser

Hans Reiser wanted a speedy preliminary hearing on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser, but owing to his attorney's busy schedule, will have to wait at least until March 9 for the conclusion of those proceedings.

Where the heck is Etch?

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Linux

Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. So, the "Dunc-Tank" group decided to experiment with financially supporting some key developers to get Debian out the door on time. Whoops!

Just Say No: David Harrison wants to replace your Internet

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Web

We have trouble. After 40 years of development and almost 20 years of commercial use, the Internet is getting clogged up. We have more spam than legitimate e-mail, more advertising than content, and a few not very well-behaved protocols making trouble for all of us. But what's to be done? With tens of billions invested in Internet infrastructure and services, we can hardly shut the darned thing down and start over, can we? Yes we can.

Six advanced-technology open source projects

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The open source movement is fertile ground for creating advanced tools and technologies -- all at an appealing price. We've scoured the market to find six open source projects that hold promise for your New Data Center architecture.

Installing NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu edgy

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HowTos

Getting the NVIDIA Geforce video card working to it’s full potential with Ubuntu edgy requires the installation of an additional glx driver package. The process is simple, however many tutorials make it more complex than need be.

Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Auth Shadow or mod-auth-shadow is a module for apache (and apache2, sort of) that enables authentication against /etc/shadow. The benefits being that any system user with a password can be authenticated for web_dav, subversion or simply an https server.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, & Xubuntu Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

With Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu each deploying a different desktop environment (GNOME, KDE, and Xfce respectively), how do each of these distributions compare performance-wise?

Python Conference 2007 Starts Tomorrow

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Software

To me, Python represents the quintessential free software programming language: its central design values are the ones that are most import for the free software community—clarity and pragmatism. Yes, I’m sure other people have their own pet languages, but Python is definitely my favorite.

Microsoft Responds to Alleged Ballmer 'Threats' Against Linux

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Microsoft

Comments made by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last Thursday to an analyst conference for the most part went unnoticed until stories this morning cited excerpts from a freshly published transcript of that conference. In one such story, an excerpted partial sentence was interpreted as part of a statement that Microsoft may yet exercise its option to sue manufacturers of Linux operating systems other than Novell for infringement of patent.

KateOS LIVE 3.2 beta — a lightweight dektop

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Linux
Reviews

On February 12th a new beta version KateOS Live 3.2 was released. I decided to give it a try and share my experience with this nice and modern Linux distribution. I downloaded the ISO image of the LiveCD from the KateOS mirror server, burned it and run off the CD. The first thing I noticed was a nice looking splash screen.

Big Debian Linux Payday For HP

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Linux

HP is making $25 million by supporting the free Debian GNU/Linux distribution in what may ultimately turn out to be a challenge to commercial distributions from Novell and Red Hat.

Mandriva courts 419 scammers

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MDV

Mandriva has moved to open a direct sales channel to the 419 scammer set. Okay, okay. The Linux maker actually pitches its new African headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria as one step toward bridging the so-called digital divide. "The goal of Mandriva West Africa is to provide local distribution of Mandriva Linux and other integrated open source applications in English and French throughout the West Africa region."

Another chapter for virtualization

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Software

Xen, VMware, Virtual PC, Parallel, Qemu. There is enough going on in the virtualization market. Recently I ran into another free player on the market, VirtualBox. VirtualBox might be more to the liking of the true open source evangelists than VMware.

Make your own packages for Debian-based systems

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HowTos

For the uninitiated, creating Debian packages is a mysterious process that looks much harder than it really is. To make it a little less mysterious, let's take a look at two methods of building Debian packages: using standard Debian packaging tools and the CheckInstall utility.

Beginner's Guide To c++

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This tutorial is written for everyone: even if you've never programmed before or if you have used other languages and want to expand into C++! It is for everyone who wants the feeling of accomplishment from a working program.

Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 3 - Notebook boot

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Ubuntu

In an earlier post I enthused about how wonderful the Ubuntu 7.04 installation was on old hardware. One single datapoint does not a trend make, however. Others have attempted to install and work with Ubuntu, and walked away from it back to Windows. With that in mind I decided to boot the 7.04 distribution disk on my Gateway M685 notebook and see how it behaved.

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