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Story Open Source Benefits: A Developer’s Perspective srlinuxx 21/01/2012 - 1:53am
Story KDE SC 4.8 Upcoming Features srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 8:33pm
Story Responses To The Linux Desktop Security Problem srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 6:33pm
Story Basic Chemistry on the GNOME Desktop srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 6:20pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 20/01/2012 - 5:28pm
Story Mozilla demos MediaStream Processing, audio mixing in Firefox srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 3:33am
Story GNOME Shell 3.2.2 Released srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 3:31am
Story KDE 4.9 to get a New Widgets Explorer srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 3:26am
Story Ubuntu 12.04 Development update srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 1:14am
Story Review: Fuduntu 2012.1 srlinuxx 20/01/2012 - 12:33am

Review of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 - final release

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Reviews
Ubuntu

I pondered whether it was worth my time reviewing a distro as popular as Ubuntu considering how much it has been dominating Linux news this week. However it would be stupid to continue my documentation of the battle for "most usable Linux" without delving into one of this years biggest releases.

What is Linux?

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Linux

asically Linux is nothing more than another Operating System for computers like Windows, Mac OS. People shoots “What is an Operating System?”, before even finishing the definition for Linux. An Operating System(OS) is the underlying software which lets you interfere with the Peripherals of your system.

the journal for one laptop

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OLPC

Bryan finally posted something about the Journal idea that he and Seth had been worked on way back when. We’re using a lot of these ideas for some of the basic interactions in OLPC.

KDE vs. GNOME, Part 2: Which Has the Best Apps?

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KDE

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the history of GNOME and KDE, their basic features, and their customization options. In part 2, we'll look at the programs designed to run with both desktops, from the administrative tools and utilities, to the office programs and other applications designed to work with them.

Installing Ubuntu 7.04: ATI X**** Cards

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HowTos

Many people are having problems installing Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) on machine with ATI X**** series video cards. This is caused by this bug that unfortunately could not fixed before the release of Ubuntu 7.04.

This quick guide will get Feisty installed and X.org 7.2 up and running.

1. Boot using PC (Intel x86) alternate install CD for Ubuntu or Kubuntu.

PHP for beginners

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HowTos

Up until recently, scripting on the internet was something which very few people even attempted, let alone mastered. Recently though, more and more people have been building their own websites and scripting languages have become more important. Because of this, scripting languages are becoming easier to learn and PHP is one of the easiest and most powerful yet.

What Is PHP?

Wish I Could Do That In Linux

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Linux

For a few weeks, I've been slowly, slowly learning my way around the Open Source operating system Ubuntu Linux. Lots of things work just fine. Indeed, they work incredibly well considering that I downloaded an entire operating system with office software for free from the net. But every now and then I run into things that force me to boot Windows XP or lower my expectations.

Zenwalk Live 4.4.1 Screenshots

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Linux

Making up Zenwalk Live 4.4.1 is the new ZenPanel utility for system administration, a complete development suite, and a variety of new games such as Mega Mario, Frozen Bubble, and LBreakout. Zenwalk Live is a LiveCD distribution that ships with Xfce 4 so that you may try out Zenwalk without even touching your hard drive.

Linux: Comparing New CPU Schedulers

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2.4 kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau ran some tests to compare Con Kolivas Staircase Deadline CPU scheduler with Ingo Molnar new Completely Fair Scheduler. He summarized his experiences:

Linux goes to Wall Street, puts on a show

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Linux

The 5th annual Linux on Wall Street conference takes place in New York City on Monday, April 23. Organizers say the slated presentations will reinforce what bank, investment firms, and other financial institutions and others in the financial market have already learned: that Wall Street is ready for open source solutions.

openSUSE 10.2: Installing and Running VMware Workstation 6.0

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HowTos

VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked, portable virtual machines—no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required.

The need for the Linux Proliferation Agreement

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Linux

The year of Linux on the Desktop (May 1st, 2023)

Debian's Ian Speaks: Gaining Developer Mindshare Is Key

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Interviews

Ian Murdock says he drew a lot of puzzled looks from colleagues in the Linux community when he joined Sun Microsystems last month as chief operating platforms officer.

After all, Murdock is the "Ian" in Debian Linux, the distribution he created with his wife, Deb. In an interview with the IDG News Service, Murdoch talked about his plans for his new role.

Firestorm project to add BitTorrent capability to Mozilla Firefox

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Moz/FF

We already have BitFox project going on which aims to make it easier for Mozilla Firefox users to download files through the BitTorrent network.

Now, another project named Firestorm has started with the same aim. This new software add-on is being developed as part of a Senior Software Engineering project at Penn State University.

Gutsy Gibbon Archives Open

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Ubuntu

Sure as clockwork, work on the next version of Ubuntu has started.

I was wondering what the collective noun used for the testing releases would be.

Full Blurb

Further Information Here.

One Laptop sighted in Cape Town

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OLPC

The much talked about One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a low-cost laptop computer for the developing world, was finally on show at the Digital Freedom Expo in Cape Town this week.

Debian 4.0 (Etch) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba file server on Debian Etch and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as adding users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has its own home directory that is accessible via SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read/write access.

What's Your Distro?

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Linux

Consider this a brief introduction to Linux. What exactly is Linux? Well, it's the F/OSS (free/open source software) alternative to both Windows and Mac OS X. Free as in beer, open source as in the source code being available for all to inspect and modify, i.e., not proprietary (like the Colonel's secret recipe).

"Should" Software Be Free?

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OSS

One of the "other" things that I do with my spare time is teach classes online. Currently, I'm the instructor for an "Introduction to Programming" class being offered by HP. A student in that class left a message that finished up with the ringing battle cry, "Great software should be for all, not just the people that can afford it!"

‘Free’ comes at a cost

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OSS

I READ with great interest the article (Open up and be free, StarMag April 15) by Dzof Azmi. It was a nice change to see that an important topic often discussed by “techies” is finally explained in layman’s terms rather than technical jargon.

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today's leftovers

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