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Unpack (almost) everything with one command

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unp is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files a bit easier. It support several compressors and archiver programs, chooses the right one(s) automatically and extracts one or more files in one go.

SUSE: Automatically Mount USB Hard Drives

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This article describes how to set a fixed mount point for USB Hard Drives and then automatically have them mounted when plugged in.

Massachusetts CIO change worries ODF supporters

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OSS

Massachusetts has a problem. The Commonwealth can't keep its CIO or pass an IT budget. Louis Gutierrez, the of CIO Massachusetts's Information Technology Division, resigned earlier this week. Does this mean the end of the state's pioneering ODF (Open Document Format) rollout?

Automatically Inventory your Machine hardware and software

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OCS Inventory NG Open Computer and Software Inventory Next Generation is an application designed to help a network or system administrator keep track of computer configuration and software installed on the network. It also allows deploying softwares, commands or files on Windows and Linux client computers.

HOW TO: Run Vista on Linux/XP

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One of the downsides of beta testing is that your test machine invariably becomes a splintered mess in a very short of space of time, as your fresh beta build gets pulled apart, tweaked, recovers from crashes and so on.

Then a new build comes out and you start all over again.

Foreseeing GNOME with the Latest Foresight Linux

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Linux

Foresight Linux, the distribution for those who like living on GNOME's cutting edge, has just been updated. One of the distro's lead developers, Antonio Meireles, announced this week that the latest Foresight 0.9.8.2 is now available.

Defending Values

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OSS

Boy, there's nothing like sitting down to your computer with a nice cup of tea, opening your browser and finding out that you're "morally bankrupt." Oh, sorry, my mistake. That's Red Hat and "a number of other Linux distros." I'm part of the "technical media who ignores the fact that your freedoms go down the tank by making these compromises."

Blocking hardware accessibility through software: a printer's tale

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Hardware

What are you getting when you buy a printer to use under GNU/Linux? The LinuxPrinting.org site can tell you how well a printer will work with free software, but often that's only part of the story. I came face to face with this simple fact when I recently bought a Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart C3100.

Firefox Set Free in IceWeasel

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Software

IceWeasel is essentially Firefox stripped of the Firefox name and logo. According to IceWeasel developers, the browser also includes some additional privacy protection features. One of those features is the blocking of cookies that come from zero-size images.

Also: HOWTO: Install IceWeasel 1.5.0.4 in Ubuntu

SLED or openSUSE?

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SUSE

A reader recently asked me whether I prefer SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, or openSUSE? The problem with the question is that it requires so much explaining. At the moment, I prefer SLED10.

Also: Development Release: openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 5

Invictus Firewall

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MDV

Invictus is latin for unconquered and the title of a famous poem by William Ernest Henley. Invictus Firewall is a redundant firewall. Drakinvictus is the wizard that will help you to configure it, in your language when available. That’s as Mandrivian as it gets.

Vista’s Anti-Piracy Technology - Will It Push Users To Linux?

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I’ve taken a look at several articles on Windows Vista’s proposed anti-piracy technology, and I am quite pleased with it. Why? Because it will force thousands of people to migrate to free Operating Systems and free software. Linux just so happens to be the most popular free (in both senses of the word) Operating System. But why will this occur? Let me explain.

$100 Laptop May Be at Security Forefront

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Hardware

The $100 laptops planned for children around the world might turn out to be as revolutionary for their security measures as for their low-cost economics.

Microsoft releases Windows Vista RC2

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Microsoft Corp. today released what it expects to be the final release of Windows Vista before the operating system is sent to manufacturing for distribution.

Linux, Mepis not for 'geeks only'

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Linux

I've mentioned here before that one of my favorite versions of Linux for basic computer people is Mepis. Mepis has a very familiar feel to WinXP.

Linux more accessible

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SUSE

Novell hopes its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED) will tempt everyday computer owners to abandon Windows and switch to a newer, cheaper and supposedly better alternative.

Linux Kernel Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Security

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the Linux 2.6 Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Konsole license violations highlight GPL confusion

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OSS

In July, Konsole author Lars Doelle posted a note on the MotorolaFans.com forum about two programs that appear to violate the GNU General Public License (GPL), under which Konsole is licensed. GPL violations are nothing new, but in this case Doelle has not only put the violators on notice, he's also telling users to stop using the offending programs as well.

Open source phone out next year

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Hardware

A dual mode phone which runs on the Linux operating system will be put on sale early next year by D-Link. The V-CLICK will switch between Wi-Fi and GSM or GPRS networks at the click of a button, says D-Link, and will be 'unlocked', so users should be able to use it with any SIM card.

How to install Songbird on your Ubuntu box and then enjoy the music

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Songbird is shaping up to be an amazing media player. It’s not only got audio and video capability (with a HUGE range of media types) but it’s built on the Mozilla engine, meaning it’s also a web browser. Here’s how to set it up on your Ubuntu box, add it to your applications menu and generally enjoy it.

Also: Install Opera Web Browser and Realplayer 10 in Ubuntu

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