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Development Release: Mandriva Linux 2007 RC1

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The first release candidate of Mandriva Linux 2007 is out : "Mona, or Máni, God of the Moon, has been unleashed by Warly and the team. On the race to Mandriva Linux 2007, it's the first release candidate. Now that Tyr was put to sleep, there have been some changes.

PCLinuxOS shines, despite dull name

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PCLinuxOS has a lot to offer desktop Linux users, despite the fact that it suffers from an "incredibly boring name," suggests a newly published review at ExtremeTech. "It's a shame that so much utility has to be obscured by a bland name," reviewer Jim Lynch writes.

Scribus In-Depth Tutorial

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In the May 2006 issue of TUX, I covered the basics of newsletter creation with Scribus. In this follow-up article, I dig deeper into Scribus and choose a couple topics to explore further. The last article attracted good publicity for this powerful desktop publishing program (DTP). So, based on that input, I decided to focus on the most frequent requests.

Linux Newbies - Top, a great way to find out what’s hogging your CPU

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Back in the day when GUIs weren’t in favor, and I had to walk up hill, both ways to get to my computer, a wonderfully powerful utility was born in the Unix world. This utility was and still is top.

openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 4 Report

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openSUSE 10.2 alpha 4 was released and we at Tuxmachines gave it our usual once- (or twice-) over. This release brought some exciting new developments and introduced a few new or renewed bugs. Overall it's looking great for an alpha, but we still have some more to do on that long road to final.

The MythTV Convergence

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Enter MythTV, a grand unification of personal digital video recording and home theater technology, and a magnum opus of modular design, freedom of expression and personal entertainment.

Access a remote Linux Desktop using FreeNX

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NX short form for NoMachine's X protocol is a compression technology developed by NoMachine which allows one to run complete remote desktop sessions (be it Linux or Windows) even at dial up internet connection speeds.

A reality check for Vista

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Microsoft

Don't believe the hype: There won't be lines around the block at midnight when Vista hits store shelves early next year, analysts say. "I don't expect anyone's going to be camping out at Best Buy waiting for this product."

When open source is not enough

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There was some interesting buzz about the state of open source going around ApacheCon in Dublin. There are voices within Apache saying that open source is not enough, and that we should promote open development.

Linux helps Navy keep high-tech weapon system updated

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Linux

Linux provides an open-source alternative that avoids Microsoft-related issues. As more engineers become acquainted with Linux, and Linux vendors make their implementations easier to use, PCs running Linux OS have begun to appear in many mission-critical applications.

Konquer Your File Management with KIO

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In the course of my day, I generally use a wide variety of desktop environments. Although I spend most of my time in KDE, I do use GNOME, Microsoft Windows and Apple's OS X on an almost daily basis. When using these other environments, I realize just how much I've come to depend on Konqueror to simplify my work flow. I try to type fish:/ URLs into Apple's Finder. I am momentarily confused when a quick Alt-F2 media:/ fails to work as expected in GNOME. I feel downright lost in Windows without help:/. I guess I need to accept the fact that I'm addicted to KIO.

What’s the world’s fastest browser?

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Oh sure, the following tests aren’t as scientific as putting all the browsers in a ring and seeing which one is left standing after the fight, but it’s close.

New Zealand redefines open source as "code you can't modify"

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New Zealand government officials have responded to my criticism of their newly released national DRM strategy -- their strategy for government adoption and use of technology that prevents copying and unauthorized use.

Linux celebrates its 15th anniversary

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The Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, and the Finnish Centre for Open Source Software (COSS) organised a seminar to mark the 15th anniversary of the Linux operating system on Monday, 4 September. The event, open to all, attracted more than 100 interested listeners and numerous laptops.

Improve your writing with the GNU style checkers

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The diction and style tools put a GNU face on an old Unix feature. These tools read text input, either from a file or the standard input. diction checks the input at the sentence level, and marks wordy and trite phrases, cliches, and the like, while style works on the overall document, giving a summary of the writing style with a number of readability tests.

PC-Max.de does a Nexuiz gaming contest

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Gaming

PC-Max is running a Nexuiz gaming contest! You can win prizes that are worth nearly a thousand bucks.

How To Fight Spam Using Your Postfix Configuration

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HowTos

In this guide you will learn how to tweak your virtual Postfix setup to better combat SPAM by stopping the mail before it hits SpamAssassin, using RBL (Realtime Blacklists) and RHBL (slightly different), greylistings and Helo Checks.

The Linux CD/DVD burning license squabble

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Cdrtools is an important set of open-source programs that deliver CD/DVD burning capabilities in most versions of Linux and in some other operating systems such as OpenSolaris. However, the Debian maintainers of cdrtools have decided to cut the project's ties with the program's primary developer on licensing grounds.

Review: Ubuntu Server Edition (6.06)

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Ubuntu

The release of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake), back in June, brought not only a new desktop system to the Linux world, but also a server system with long-term commercial support. It has one key advantage over similar offerings from Redhat and Novell; the flexibility of the Debian dpkg packaging system.

Gnome 2.16 enters 3D world

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The Gnome development team yesterday released the latest version the popular open source desktop - version2.16. Besides a number of fixes and improvements, Gnome 2.16 is a big step forward as it begins to offer many of the more 3D effects that are becoming increasingly popular.

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