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Story Puppy Linux 5 Lucid Puppy - Nothing but praise srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 9:29pm
Story When users first encounter Ubuntu – 5 show stoppers! srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 9:28pm
Story I'm a BSD srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 9:25pm
Story Top 10 Linux Powered Robots From Around The World srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 6:19pm
Story Broken Links in Linux File Systems can be a Security Risk srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 6:15pm
Story Pino: Fedora’s default social tool srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 6:14pm
Story SuperGrub is a Sanity Saver srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 6:11pm
Blog entry Linux Failed to Satisfy Old PC Users dangareyes 11/06/2010 - 5:28pm
Story The Four Different Types of Linux Users srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 4:14pm
Story Ubuntu: meritocracy not democracy srlinuxx 11/06/2010 - 4:12pm

Will Microsoft's big bets pay off this year?

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Microsoft

With a wave of new products on the way, this is the year that Microsoft Corp. has been talking about for years. But will the company's big bets pay off?

Financial regulatory guidance over deployment of open source software

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OSS

Free open source software (FOSS), while not pervasive, is being more extensively deployed within financial institutions in the UK. As far the UK financial regulators are concerned, the risks arising from its deployment are matters for the collective management by the financial institution and their technology providers. Should this be the case or should the regulators issue guidance on the risks arising from its deployment?

Ubuntu Meets Gentoo: Ututo Linux

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Linux
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A new project has come to my attention and it sounds really interesting. Well, I say new, but I actually mean "new to me." Apparently the UTUTO project has been around since 2000. The site states, "Its first version, massively distributed in October of year 2000 in Argentina by Diego Saravia of the National University of Salta, was very simple to use. It worked from CD-ROM with no need of installation. It was one of the first "lives" of the planet." Distrowatch tells us, "Ututo GNU/Linux is a CD-based Linux distribution developed by Diego Saravia at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, based on Gentoo Linux, and designed to be used by home/office users, developers, organisations and government users." What's more, it appears they develop versions for several architectures, install or livecd, available thru ftp, http, or bittorent. Their community consists of forums, irc channels, and a mailing list. Their site and irc channels are available for IPv4 or IPv6 and the site is available in five languages. They even have radio and tv broadcasts. This is either a large project or these guys never sleep! They released test version 2 of 2006 for the i686 on January 1 and we thought it'd be a good time to take a look-see at this exciting project.

IT security got better in 2005

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Security

An interesting thing happened last year: It appears that 2005 wasn't worse securitywise than the previous years. Sure, malware and hackers were as crazy as ever, but when I asked many of my computer security friends if 2005 was better or worse than previous years, every one of them said it was better

Linux Journal: Nick Gets His Wish

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Misc

Here it is, many years later, and I finally got my wish to join the marvelous Linux Journal team. I can't sum up where I want to take Linux Journal in 25 words or less. So suffice it to say I want to keep all the good stuff, make some things more fun, add more articles of practical value and tune others to have more practical value. Stay tuned.

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Interview with kde-redhat Project Leader Rex Dieter

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KDE

Rex Dieter has been making the unofficial KDE Red Hat packages for some years now. Since this is a service depended upon by thousands of Red Hat users to get their required latest build of KDE, KDE Dot News interviewed Rex to find out how he got started, why the need for the project exists and how he makes the packages. Read on for the interview.

Hardware Emulation and Old Games

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Gaming

Have you ever found yourself quoting something from a favorite old arcade game ("Elf needs food, badly!") and wondered whatever happened to that original experience? While many games have been updated over the years, those who remember their debut at times feel that the newest versions lost the something special that the original had captured. When caught in a nostalgic mood, it's a natural move these days to find out if you can revisit those old games again.

What are Rootkits?

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Security

What exactly is a rootkit? Why are rootkits so dangerous? Is it true that they cannot be removed from systems? We are going to try to give answers to these questions and lay various myths to rest.

Operating systems vendors prep for next-gen hardware

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OS

IT organizations usually stay loyal to the OS choices they make, but every once in a while, vendors and projects yield a bumper crop of OSes so compelling that the strength of ties binding IT to their chosen operating systems are tested.

Presentations with Pylize

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HowTos

If you need to give a presentation, you're going to need slides. If you don't give presentations often, you may spend a lot of time playing hunt-the-feature with a traditional presentation application as you try to bring the slides in your mind's eye to the screen. Pylize, a Python-based command-line tool, lets you use familiar HTML coding techniques to get the job done.

Compiling FreeBSD Kernel

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HowTos

Since my College days, when I was introduced to Unixes, I love to have my own compiled kernel. It gave me that special feeling of "my machine is better than yours". Besides, a custom kernel serves as an interesting conversation topic with geeks. Just ask them "What is your kernel size ?".

Getting Things Done in the New Year

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HowTos

What a better way to start the New Year off than to get organized. For those who haven't heard about the Getting Things Done method, you should try it out. It's actually really good if you ignore the whole self-help thing about it.

Niche Search Engines Scratch Out An Opportunity

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Web

Smaller search engines have surfaced to reduce the combined market share of Google, Yahoo , MSN and America Online from 88 percent in 2004 to 83 percent this year.

'We are strong supporters of the open source movement'

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OS

Stuart C Wells joined Sun Microsystems in 1988 and has served in a number of key management positions. After 24 years in the industry, Wells holds five US patents in multimedia, video, 3D graphics and imaging, and has numerous international publications.

The Nokia 770: A Linux-based ugly duckling

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Sci/Tech

In my final column of 2005 I said that 2006 would be the year for Linux-powered consumer electronic devices. For the past few weeks I've been enthralled by one early example: the Nokia 770. The 770 is intended for one main purpose: accessing the Internet. Despite its shortcomings, Nokia's new "Internet tablet" could raise the bar for consumer-device development.

You Never Forget Your First Web Server

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Linux

It was nearly 10 years ago (mid 1996) that I first put my own web server on the Internet. At the time my nearly state of the art computer was a 486 DX2/66 with 16MB of RAM running Linux 2.0.0. (I still remember upgrading from 1.x.x.).

Sandals and all: A review of "Point & Click OpenOffice.org"

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Reviews

Robin Miller is after your granny. Again. He's trying to entice her with the delights of free open source software. He's trying to make it look easy and fun to play around with open source. First, there was his Point & Click Linux book. Now he's out trying to tempt the uninitiated with an alternative office productivity via his new book, Point & Click OpenOffice.org. When is someone going to put a stop to it?

Hacking HTC's Windows CE phones with Linux

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Sci/Tech

There is a curious lack in the Linux community -- the number of community-led Linux distributions for commodity mobile phone hardware is zero. As reported two years ago by LinuxDevices.com, the aim of the Xanadux project is to change that, and this article describes how it's getting on.

Software 2006: Changes Ahead

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Software

While software as a service and open source gain more traction in 2006, large software companies will have to adapt and change.

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