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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 3 08/06/2010 - 1:48pm
Story Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.04 (LAMP) falko 08/06/2010 - 11:50am
Story Geek Of The Week: Richard Stallman srlinuxx 08/06/2010 - 12:27am
Story Spotlight on Novell’s evolving open source strategy srlinuxx 08/06/2010 - 12:25am
Story Fluffy - How pink can we get? srlinuxx 08/06/2010 - 12:23am
Story An appeal to upstream KDE developers srlinuxx 08/06/2010 - 12:21am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 08/06/2010 - 12:04am
Story KDE 4.4.4… or not. srlinuxx 2 07/06/2010 - 10:47pm
Story Eight Ways GNOME Could be Improved srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 9:53pm
Story Sensationalism Isn’t Helping Linux srlinuxx 07/06/2010 - 9:51pm

Giving Linux and open source the benefit of the doubt

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The funny thing is we expect more out of Linux and open source apps than we do from Microsoft products. I never expect Linux machines to go down, Apache to crash, or desktops to be under virus threat, and I sure don't worry about excessive licensing fees.

MySQL vs. the Lite Databases: A Fair Comparison?

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Software

Not to pick on MySQL or anything, but does it really makes sense to compare it to the light versions of proprietary databases? I thought not, but MySQL users say I'm all wet.

Windows 0-Day Exploit Helped by Open Source?

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OSS

So is Metasploit helping to spread the zero day outbreak, or is it helping security professionals to protect against it? The answer depends.

Intel Drops Logo After 37 Years

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Hardware

Intel Corp., whose marketing made its computer chips a household name, is changing its logo for the first time in 37 years.

Mandriva 2006.1-0.3 Maybe better than 2006!

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MDV
Reviews

MANDRIVA 2006.1-0.3 Beta is here. The new snapshot is available in your choice of 3 700MB isos for either the i586 or x86-64 or one i586 Live CD. Here's what we found.

Jeepintosh - 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Mac mini

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Mac

A group of automotive and computer enthusiasts managed to install a Mac mini computer in a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Customizing Your Linux Desktop

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HowTos

In this chapter, you will learn how to make your system truly your own. You'll learn how to change your background, your colors, your fonts, and anything else you'll need to create a desktop as individual as you are.

Time Stops - Literally - On New Year's Eve

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Misc

Just before the stroke of midnight scientists will delay the start of 2006 by adding a "leap second" to accommodate for changes in the Earth's rotation.

Gaming on Linux - Darwinia

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Reviews

Sporting a seriously retro look while rendering in OpenGL Darwini has style and some gorgeous graphics. We've got a full review with accompanying screen shots for your perusal.

Phishers now targetting SSL

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Security

Information theft scammers are increasingly spoofing SSL certificates in a bid to fool Web users, Netcraft reports.

Hunting for the perfect Linux Media Center

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Linux

Over at NewsForge, Jay Lyman does a good job of explaining why HP's Media Hub, a Linux media system, came to nothing. He also talks with some analysts and people in the business about why Linux media centers haven't appeared.

That's all well and good, but Lyman doesn't ask the question I want to know the answer to: why don't we have a good Linux Media Center PC program?

Running Linux and Windows on the PSP

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Misc

So the PSP can do games, movies, video, music, photos, and Internet. Well, that's not enough—it should be able to run software we enjoy on our home PCs! Utilizing an open source x86 emulator called Bochs, which emulates the hardware usually found in PCs, and creating a few hard disk images with the software we want on them, you can run Linux and even Windows on your PSP!

This week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

There must have been a whole lot of good boys and girls in Open Source as we were on the receiving end of a lot of really great presents this week - nary a lump of coal in sight! So, without further ado, let's get on with the Christmas cheer.

Novell's New CTO/EVP Mulls 2006 Linux Strategy

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Misc

During his first month on the job at Novell, Dr. Jeffrey ("Jeff") Jaffe has roved the globe, culling ideas from his new colleagues about company strategy around Linux and open source in 2006 and future years to come.

How to setup your keyboard's extra keys in X11.

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HowTos

Well, it's the day after christmas and like me, you got this new keyboard with all those sweet little buttons on top. How to configure that you may ask? Let's explore this together.

Happy Past Year for Open-Source Community

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OSS

"I really think 2006 is going to be the year of the Linux desktop," Russell Nelson, vice president of the Open Source Initiative predicted. "That's when people are going to start taking it seriously. You may not see too many installs," he continued, "but you're going to start to see people thinking about it."

Review: Zenwalk Linux 2.0.1

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Reviews

I was interested to see how Zenwalk differs from Slackware, and after reading on their web site that version 2.01 is 'the biggest jump in Zenwalk evolution since the beginning of the project', I wanted to see how far Zenwalk has come since it was reviewed here as MiniSlack.

The Linux Year [part 2] - a look back at 2005

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Linux

So what have we learned this year? Well, if Linux ever came of age, it's this year. It's possibly more confusing than ever to choose between open source and proprietary than it has ever been, but this has been the result from a desperate PR campaign, from both sides, to mis-foot the other.

Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : eboard

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Gaming

How about a nice game of chess?

Chess is one of the most popular and one of the most enduring games in the history of the world. That, and if you haven't played a decent game of computer chess lately, it's time to check out Felipe Bergo's eboard.

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