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Benchmark: Apache2 vs. Lighttpd (Static HTML Files)

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This benchmark shows how Apache2 (version 2.2.3) and lighttpd (version 1.4.13) perform compared to each other when delivering a static HTML file (about 50KB in size).

Prominent public figures in Open Source world

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OSS Open source has taken the world by storm. Numerous open source applications are being used by satisfied users. The most prominent and widely used open source products are Firefox, Linux Distributions,Sugar CRM, GIMP, Wordpress, emacs etc. As OS software is influencing the lives of so many people, lets take a look at the commonly known people of OS.

Linux: the girlfriend test

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Linux The world has changed in the last 10 years. Humans finally have hover cars, unlimited energy and a cure for cancer. Well, not exactly, but Linux is almost ready for the mainstream desktop. Which is just as exciting. Sort of.

The Decline Of Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo I recently began charting the freefall of the Gentoo Linux distribution. The project peaked in 2003 but has been in steady decline since Daniel Robbins got up from the captains chair. The release history on distrowatch gives a good 30-thousand foot view.

few odds & ends

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  • Linux Void: Episode 7 - Open Source Robot Army

  • The "Baby" Man Page - Humor
  • OSI Open Source Definition
  • Wine 1.1.5 Released
  • Vimperator
  • More Gutbusting RFC's - Humor

some howtos:

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  • Throw Your Cube into an Aquarium

  • Ubuntu’s Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW)
  • Synaptics Touchpad and X configuration on Gentoo
  • Recovering Ubuntu or Fedora Linux after installing windows
  • Pimp your Blackberry with the Ubuntu Theme!
  • Workbench on Linux
  • Enabling NFS in Ubuntu

Gentoo 2008.0 Desktop - Stable now

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Gentoo Due to my busy schedule of the previous week, it actually took me roughly a week to finally get my Gentoo 2008.0 Desktop and configured. This is the first time in over two years that I actually got a fully functional Gentoo system. I even got 3D direct rendering working with nvidia and xorg.

FlameRobin: A GUI to Administer Firebird/Interbase SQL servers

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Software FlameRobin is a X-platform GUI application that makes the life of Firebird/Interbase admins easier. It’s a very light-weight solution, but being lightweight doesn’t mean to be poor in features.

Interesting new developments in Ubuntu Intrepid Alpha 6

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Ubuntu Although I don't use Ubuntu anymore, I still try to keep up with the news on it, and I'v tested the upcoming Intrepid a couple of times recently. There have been some interesting developmetns which I'd like to let you know about.

Also: Test driving the new Ubuntu 8.10

Distributions I’m looking forward to

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celettu.wordpress: I am looking forward to the upcoming releases of some distributions, some of them old favourites, some of them I’ve never installed before.

Muppy Interview

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Interviews Mini-sys is a Puppy Linux fork, designed for stable, commercial use. It includes many enhancements for the home and professional user. 'Muppy' is the code name for Minisys-Linux.∞

Mesa 7.2 Has Been Released

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Software Mesa 7.2 has just under a dozen official fixes and it also adds 3D acceleration support for the new lower-end Intel G41 Chipset. The Mesa 7.1 release had support for the original DRI2.

15 Great Quotes from Torvalds and Stallman

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OSS In celebration of Software Freedom Day 2008, I would like to share to you all some of my favorite quotes about Free and Open Source Software from no less than the two pillars of FOSS, Linus Torvalds and Richard M. Stallman.

few more howtos:

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  • Change Crontab Email Settings ( MAILTO )

  • Ubuntu Rdesktop vulnerability - pretty easy fix
  • Setting up TV tuner card in GNU/Linux
  • Forwarding local mail to Gmail using postfix
  • change grub timeout
  • Minimizing PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniME for Speed
  • Spam prevention with Exim and greylistd - Part 2 - management and stats
  • The Ultimate Ubuntu / PulseAudio Guide

Review: Kubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' Alpha 6

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Ubuntu For those that haven't using an Ubuntu (and family) Alternate CD, it's a simplistic way to install the distribution to your PC and allows you to setup some extra niceities like Linux Software RAID as well as speeding up the whole process of installing (off the top of my head, by about a quarter).

How to catch Linux system intruders

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HowTos There's no doubt that Linux is a secure operating system. However, nothing is perfect. Millions of lines of code are churned through the kernel every second and it only takes a single programming mistake to open a door into the operating system. If that line of code happens to face the Internet, that's a backdoor to your server.

Software Freedom Day: My Favorite OSS Apps

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members.whattheythink: Today is Software Freedom Day worldwide, and I thought I'd support the effort by noting my favorite products. I use computers in Linux and Windows. Many of the programs are also available for Macintosh.

Is open source politically attractive?

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OSS Matt Asay thinks it funny that Canada’s Green Party has made open source a part of its election manifesto. Given that it is one of the country’s smaller parties, attracting less than 10 percent of the vote, he questions its utility.

Get thin client benefits for free with openThinClient

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Software Thin clients reduce hardware costs, offer added security by stripping away storage options, and ease management tasks by storing all configurations on a centralized server. openThinClient is an open source thin client server that is absolutely free.

Eight Monitors With ATI Linux Graphics

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Software With the most recent Catalyst 8.9 Linux driver release there is support for MultiView on FireGL and FirePRO graphics cards. This allows the user to use multiple graphics cards together in order to build a single X server that spans all of these displays.

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Linux Mint 19 'Tara' Cinnamon will be faster

Is Linux Mint slow? Hell, no! The operating system is plenty fast. Speed is in the eye of the beholder, however, and the Mint developers apparently thought app-launching seemed slow when using the Cinnamon desktop environment. They didn't have any proof, but they felt that both Mate and Xfce were faster in this regard. Well, rather than allow their feelings to remain unproven, the Mint devs decided to come up with a speed test to see if they were correct. Guess what? They were! Windows build time was four times slower with Cinnamon compared to Metacity, while recovery time was nearly four times slower too. So yes, app-launching on Cinnamon -- as of today -- is slow comparatively. The big benefit to pinpointing a problem, however, is that it is the first step in solving it. And so, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon will be faster as a result. Read more