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Story 30 Day w/ Ubuntu: 8 & 9 srlinuxx 10/06/2011 - 2:24am

Why Linux has Zealots

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Linux

So, why the zealotry? It's hard for the non-geek population to wrap their minds around the zealot factor. It's just a computer, isn't it? Why all the fuss? We geeks know how we are. We take a simple thing like playing a song and turn it into an anti-DRM crusade. Show us an RFID chip and we set off into a rant about rights to privacy. Write a web page for IE-only and watch the indignant geeks line up to decry the injustice. Are we really serious, or are we just putting everybody on? Is it really so important to spread Linux? What do we have against proprietary software?

Finding Hardware Details of your Linux Machine without Using Screw Driver

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HowTos

Many new Linux users have trouble determining the true specs of their Linux machine from command line. So in this quick guide we will learn how to find specs of your Linux machine from command line. By the end of this guide you will be able to obtain full inventory of all components on your Linux machine within minutes. This should also help you in finding correct drivers and support for your hardware’s chipset.

A first look at Thunderbird 2.0

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Moz/FF
Reviews

After many months of development, Thunderbird 2.0 is almost ready to debut. The Mozilla Foundation released the first beta of Thunderbird 2.0 last week, and I've been using it to manage my mail since then. The new release boasts tagging, history navigation, new mail alerts, improved extension support, and a number of other features. Thunderbird 2.0 won't knock your socks off with exciting new features, but it's a nice, gradual improvement over the Thunderbird 1.5 series.

Novell and Microsoft share customers

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SUSE

The news today out of Walmond (Waltham/Redmond) is that some marquee customers are buying into the Microsoft-Novell deal. Specifically, AIG, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank are all on the record as being happy "new" customers.

The year in Linux, 2006

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Linux

The year in Linux 2006 came in with a “March of the Penguins,” and is going out with “Happy Feet.” In between, the Linux and open source industry saw major changes. Here is a summary of the big Linux stories of 2006, and some others you may have missed.

Ubuntu Linux 6.10 on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 Tablet PC

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Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 6.10 on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 Tablet PC (model CF-18FDHZBVE) that I had previously installed Ubuntu 5.10 on (you can find that writeup here). This model comes in two versions - one with a touchscreen (i.e. you can use your finger) and one with an active digitizer (i.e. you need the pen). The digitizer model is the one in this article.

Door open to open-source pacts

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Interviews

The pact between Microsoft and Novell has led to widespread speculation over the long-term impact on the adoption of open-source software. Microsoft's Bill Hilf spoke further about the deal addressing how Microsoft views its intellectual property relative to Linux.

Open source 2007 and desktop Linux

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OSS

It's going to be another year of desktop Linux talk. IDC says this will be the year businesses revolt against Microsoft's anti-piracy efforts and back desktop Linux.

OpenSuSE 10.2 Review

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Reviews
SUSE

My previous experience with SuSE was with the 10.1 version of the product, which while worked for what I wanted, tended to be a bit sluggish on my AMD Athlon XP 2600 and I changed to KUbuntu in the meanwhile.

Enhancing second language acquisition with Audacity

As a language educator and IT aficionado, I am constantly searching for tools that I can use in conjunction with language education. Lately I've been using the audio manipulation and conversion tool Audacity to record and edit audio inputs and convert them into a variety of formats, including the ever popular MP3, for a number of uses in courses and course materials preparation.

Mark Shuttleworth: Real real-time collaboration

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OSS

Collaboration is the key ingredient in free software - the fact that developers can collaborate despite geographical and cultural differences between them is what has made it all possible. And our tools for collaboration are pretty good. I maintain you need three things before you get an explosion in collaboration:

25% off: will this bring new Club members to Mandriva?

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MDV

They have tried it before, without much success. A Mandriva newsletter told us that anyone who orders a Standard, Silver or Gold Mandriva Club membership between 19 and 25 december will get a special 25% off price.

Howtos, Tutorials, & the like:

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HowTos
  • How to install & play World of Warcraft : Ubuntu

  • Explanation of the Ubuntu / Linux file structure : Ubuntu
  • Mount Network File systems (NFS,Samba) in Ubuntu
  • Install .rpm Files in Ubuntu
  • Administer Your Ubuntu Server Remotely
  • Truecrypt 4.2a and Kernel 2.6.18 and 2.6.19 support

Tips and Tricks for Linux Admins: Discover, Map and Store

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HowTos

At the cost of great exertion and mental prowess, I have collected just for you an astounding assortment of useful commands and tools for performing amazing feats like network host discovery and mapping your network, mapping IP addresses to their physical locations, spying on everyone who is logged into a computer and even better, faster, securer remote file access.

Software installation on Linux: Tomorrow, it won’t (part 2)

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Linux

Many third parties have built their businesses around proprietary software, and we can’t just ignore them. And “ecosystem” implies decentralized, which I argued in part 1 was a key tenet of open source development anyway, i.e., this should be playing to one of our core strengths. So, if your “solution” is to tell ISVs (independent software vendors) to give us their source code so the distributions can include it because that’s just how we do things, you can safely skip the rest of the post.

Installing openSUSE 10.2 on a Compaq laptop (Part 1)

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Reviews

My favorite distro faces an uncertain future, so I decided to install openSUSE 10.2 over it on my Compac Presario V2000. Also because... OK, I'll come clean: the real reason was for the eye candy. I wanted Beryl, with the cube, the wobbly windows, the "magic lantern" window minimizing effects, rain, snow -- you know, Eye Candy.

Ubuntu Edgy - 45 days later

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Ubuntu

There are few Linux users or potential users that haven't heard of UBUNTU. When it first released in September 2004, it promised an every six month release and was touted as “always free.” With two full production cycles annually, the latest in software is always at hand and to date, only once has the cycle not been met. That was due to the release of a product that would feature long term support.

'Twas the night before Christmas

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Humor

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, just my USB mouse;

The wife and the children are all settled in bed, As I sit at my desk scratching my head.

What does 2007 hold for open source?

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OSS

I couldn't have an easier time playing fortune-teller this year. While some segments of the IT market might see the future as a wide-open plain, for the open source community, 2007 is shaping up to be a year for settling unfinished business.

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