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Using MySQL with Apache

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Installing and configuring mod_auth_mysql involves a few steps, the first of which is to create the necessary database structures to hold the user data. Start by loading up your favorite MySQL client, and creating the database.

A First Look at Flash 9 for Linux Beta

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According to the Adobe Labs Web site, the big new features in Flash 9 are a full-screen display and a version that runs under Linux. I downloaded the plug-in for Firefox, as well as the standalone Flash Player, to see how it worked.

LinuxToday: The Four L's

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I am, for the most part, an only child. So it used to puzzle me greatly when my two daughters would fight over the most trivial of issues. Such are my feelings regarding the current rash of KDE/GNOME bashing going on in various blogs and forums.

How to run GTA 3 with Wine

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This how-to will walk you through installing Grand Theft Auto 3 on Ubuntu Dapper with Wine version 0.9.9. This how-to is the result of many hours spent dealing with wine-cvs, the latest stable wine, and the 'standard' wine that Dapper provides in the repositories.

A Few New Details on the Reiser Case

Reiser, 42, is being held without bail in the Santa Rita jail in California pending a hearing on November 28, when he is supposed to enter a plea. His lawyers, who now include Daniel Horowitz, whose own wife was murdered last year in a highly publicized case, said they delayed entering a plea so they could review the evidence against him.

Edubuntu 6.06.1 LTS Screenshots Gallery

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This Edubuntu 6.06.1 LTS (Dapper Drake) Screenshots Tour this includes Accessories,Education,Games,Graphics,Internet,Office,Sound&Video applications.Have a look at this gallary definitely you will love it.Click on the image for complete gallary. This Gallery Contains 40 images of edubuntu Linux.

Setting and managing permissions on UNIX

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This article looks at user privileges and, in particular, examines how to manipulate file permissions to restrict or share your directories and files with others. Understanding permissions is crucial if you want to speak UNIX fluently. Learn how to manipulate file permissions to protect your files, or share them with others.

Game on! London exhibition celebrates the history of video games

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The Science Museum in London will Saturday launch the first exhibition dedicted to the history of video games, with fans able to put their old skills to the test on more than 120 classics.

Mark Shuttleworth: Big challenges for the Free Software Community

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The “character” I like most about the free software community is that it is not afraid of setting itself audacious goals. I like that in a person, especially when combined with a cunning plan, good ethics and a capacity for work, and if you think of the free software community as a gaia-like “living creature” it very much has those same traits.

How to rsync files and folders to remote machines using ssh

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We’ve already looked at using rsync to backup files and folders to external drives, now let’s use it to move date too and from remote machines. What you’ll need is to have ssh installed on both machines, and accounts to log into on both of them.

Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu Linux

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I have a Thoshiba laptop at home, I was running “Dapper Drake” (Ubuntu Linux 6.06) But one of the important things about it was its inability to connect to WPA-encrypted Wifi access points.In my home i have a WPA Enabled Wireless router so i need to connect to my wireless network using WPA.I am giving the procedure that worked for me to enable wpa in my toshiba laptop.

Linux: GPLv3, DRM, and Exceptions

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Discussion draft 3 of GPLv3 is due in early November, approximately. Before that is finalised, I'd like to review the debate over DRM and the Linux kernel developers. Discussion draft 3 may be the final discussion draft, so I'd like to encourage discussion of this issue so that people can make comments now (via gplv3.fsf.org) which can be taken into account for draft 3.

PlayStation 3 shines in prelaunch test

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I'm standing in a room full of gamers in what must certainly feel to some like heaven: Sony's PlayStation 3 prelaunch press event. From the street, it's not clear why such an event would matter, but inside, on two floors filled almost literally to the rafters with high-definition TVs and PS3s, it's obvious that this is the center of the video game universe today.

HP all-in-one device works great with Linux

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Hardware

I recently replaced both my Epson CX5400 All-in-one printer/scanner and my Brother MFC-210C fax/copier with a single all-in-one Hewlett-Packard Officejet 5610. Not only does the new product do more than both of the machines it replaced, it does it in less space. The price isn't real big, either.

Open source is a "red herring", says Newham CIO

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The IT chief at a London Borough which was a key battleground between Microsoft and open source has described open source software as a "red herring".

Red Hat Board Votes CEO A $200,000 Raise

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Red Hat Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Szulik is getting a 50 percent raise plus 87,500 shares of stock and options on another 250,000 shares in the Linux software developer and services provider.

How to partition, format and use a new storage device for Linux

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So you've got a shiny new hard drive that you want to add to your Linux system but not quite sure what to do once you open the case and plug the drive in. Or you're brand new to Linux and you need to know how to partition and format your drive for a new install. This guide will help you accomplish that so that you can use all of that new space.

Developer website set up for Linux

Developers are being urged to join the new Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network, a developers’ website designed to rival the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN).

Organization to pay Debian developers begins work

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A month after it was announced, Dunc-Tank, the unofficial organization to fund selected projects in Debian, is on track with its first experiments. The organization has defused active opposition to its experiment within Debian and is now ready to receive donations and to proceed with its plans.

Package resource list (sources.list) file Overview for Debian Users

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sources.list file is Package resource list for APT.The package resource list is used to locate archives of the package distribution system in use on the system.

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