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Story Travelling with Linux - A Survival Kit srlinuxx 1 11/02/2012 - 2:57am
Story PC-BSD 9 review – to FreeBSD what Ubuntu is to Debian srlinuxx 11/02/2012 - 2:57am
Story People behind Debian: Ana Beatriz Guerrero López srlinuxx 11/02/2012 - 2:55am
Story Is GNU/Linux just not cool anymore? srlinuxx 1 11/02/2012 - 2:49am
Story Sabayon 8 KDE review srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 7:48pm
Story A tale of two distros: Ubuntu and Linux Mint srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 7:44pm
Story The Trouble With Mandriva srlinuxx 1 10/02/2012 - 6:22pm
Story Is GPL usage really declining? srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 10:45am
Story VectorLinux 7.0 - Sparta belongs to Spartans srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 10:43am
Story OpenSUSE Enters The Beer Business With "Old Toad" srlinuxx 10/02/2012 - 10:41am

Dell should offer Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE

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Linux

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Dell offering Linux computers pre-installed with Linux. I have been a long-time defender of Dell in the past, anytime Linux enthusiasts would attack them for not offering Linux PCs. I have defended them because Linux wasn't ready.

What Dell's desktop Linux move means

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Ubuntu

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. In 2007, Dell, a top computer manufacturer, is introducing pre-installed Ubuntu Linux on its main PC lines. The worlds of baseball and the desktop will never be the same.

Ubuntu vs. Windows: Head to Head, Toe to Toe, and Heart to Heart

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Ubuntu

Is there a better way of ascertaining the superiority of one operating system over another than to compare how they implement "Hearts"?

Review: Thunderbird 2.0

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Moz/FF

On April 18th Mozilla released a new addition to its open source family and that is the release of Thunderbird 2.0. If you are not familiar with Thunderbird, let me tell you a bit about it. It is a free open source mail client that is offered by Mozilla.org. To download a copy of the program you can go to getthunderbird.com and download it.

Firefox giving Microsoft plenty to think about

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Moz/FF

Since its launch three years ago, Mozilla's Firefox web browser has shown the world that open-source software can challenge the establishment.

According to data from Net Applications, an online market analysis house, Firefox now holds about 15 per cent of the browser market, second to Microsoft Internet Explorer's 79 per cent.

FSF's Brett Smith Answers Your GPLv3 Questions

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OSS

We have the answers from FSF Licensing Engineer Brett Smith to the questions you posed regarding the GPLv3. Of course, if you have more questions after reading his answers, fire away.

So, I'll turn this page over now to Brett Smith:
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Ubuntu 7.04: Fiesty Fawn or Crappy Cow?

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Ubuntu

It's a tough thing when you're doing a review of a distribution that you want to like but end up having to pan it. The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is called Feisty Fawn, and about all I can see it being good for is venison. We found it to be a real stinker in some ways, despite past versions of Ubuntu having been fairly good.

Dell To Offer Ubuntu Systems In 'Weeks'

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Ubuntu

Dell will roll out factory-loaded systems with Ubuntu's distribution of Linux within weeks, a spokesman for the Round Rock, Texas-based PC maker said.

The company was set to say Tuesday that it had chosen to integrate Ubuntu's distribution of Linux with consumer systems, heeding the calls of several thousand people who posted on a Dell Internet message board that seeks ideas and input.

My Reader suggestions: PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

After the disaster that was Ubuntu 7.04 and Windows Vista clean installs I decided to take readers advice and install PCLinuxOS. While I had tried PCLOS .92 a while back it really wasnt up to snuff of what I needed. I downloaded, burned and installed PCLOS 2007 TR4.

Transfer files between Linux and Windows easily

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Software

As a System Administrator in a mixed OS environment sometimes there is a need to transfer files across operating systems. Being a Linux fanboy means that I administer my windows clients from my Linux machine. Loving the eye candy means finding a point'n'click way of doing that.

One more Novellite leaves the building

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SUSE

While John Dragoon (a generally likable and great guy) attempts to confuse the issue as to why people are annoyed with the Microsoft/Novell pact (Hint: John, it's not an interoperability thing, it's a patent thing), the Novell exodus continues...with Walter Knapp, former GM of SUSE Linux (and effective head of the Novell's Linux Impact Team, leaving Novell's Waltham headquarters for other work.

Debian Etch and other Debian Stuff

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Linux

Several years ago, when I was just starting to use Linux, I remember getting a SUSE machine working and I was quite proud. My second big install was Red Hat and once it was working, I thought I ruled the world. Things were a little different then, not as much automated install...more hands on.

OpenOffice.org Password Cracker is what you make of it

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OOo

What do you do if you forget the password to your OpenOffice.org files?

First look: Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

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Moz/FF

When it comes to choosing an e-mail client... well, there really aren't that many popular options. Corporate e-mail users tend to have their client dictated to them by IT, which usually means Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes. For personal use, many people just use the old standbys out of habit: Outlook Express/Windows Mail under Windows and Apple Mail under Mac OS X.

What Is Drupal?

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Drupal

Drupal is used to build web sites. It's a highly modular, open source web content management framework with an emphasis on collaboration. It is extensible, standards-compliant, and strives for clean code and a small footprint. Drupal ships with basic core functionality, and additional functionality is gained by the installation of modules.

Linux: Merging in 2.6.22

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Linux

Following the release of the 2.6.21 kernel Andrew Morton posted a list of patches in his -mm kernel, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they wil be pushed upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.22 kernel.

SSL and IPsec - An Overview

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HowTos

SSL requires applications to be modified as it operates above the TCP layer and this happens in user space in linux and other OSes. Whereas IPsec works seamlessly no matter what application and what protocol the application uses. ICMP traffic, UDP traffic and TCP all are protected by IPsec without the user or application developer worrying about it.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 4 Screenshots

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PCLOS

After a month of server issues and other problems, this distribution is back online and with a new test release. PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 4 is the final test release and includes the Linux 2.6.18.8 kernel, KDE 3.5.6, OpenOffice.org 2.2, and other new improvements.

Screenshots.

JAD, WINE, and ASIO, A Neat Tool In Audacity, & Ardour2 RC2

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Software

I've been teaching one of my students how to play Lonnie Mack's "Memphis", a classic blues-rock instrumental from the early 1960s. Lonnie's no slouch on the guitar, and my student Sam is a sharp learner, so we decided to employ Audacity to help him conquer the more difficult passages.

Fedora: champions of community!

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Linux

Fedora 7 Test 4 was launched last week and I’m excited! Right now I’m downloading the ISO to try it out and, although I’m aware that there are plenty of new features for me to explore in the distribution itself, many of the elements that have me most excited are changes relating to their infrastructure: they are setting out to empower the community more than any other distribution has.

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