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Webmin

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HowTos

Webmin is a modular web-based administration tool that works on a wide variety of Linux versions and other Unix and Unix-like operating systems. It enables you to log in via a web page and perform administration tasks. Webmin then “does the right thing” and makes the necessary appropriate changes to configuration files.

Open Source Needs More Concerted Efforts

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OSS

Major corporate houses choose open source partly due to the economic gains and mainly due to the control the open source system gives to their hands.

Linux quicktip - find and replace from the command line using sed

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HowTos

If you’ve ever had to modify files on your Linux system and simply change a word or two, there’s a fast and simple way to do this using sed.

People Behind KDE: Daniel Molkentin

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KDE

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we meet a developer who has unfinished business with midges, someone who prefers bullets to stars -- tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Daniel Molkentin.

Also: Amarok Weekly Newsletter - Issue 5

PCLinuxOS Reloaded and Rebranded 2007

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PCLOS

As some of you know, I own and operate mypclinuxos.com, which is a community projects website for PCLinuxOS. What some of you may not know is that PCLinuxOS held an official contest earlier last summer to select a new logo.

Peek through the Looking Glass with LG3D-LiveCD

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Linux

Sun's Project Looking Glass is a 3-D desktop environment for Linux, Windows, and Solaris. If you are interested in seeing what it offers but are not ready to install the packages directly on your system, you can still get a feel for the avant-garde interface with the just-released LG3D-LiveCD 3.0.

Interview with Firefox Founder and Creator Blake Ross

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Interviews

As Opera users we owe a lot of credit to Firefox for successfully bringing more awareness to alternative browsers. We benefited a great deal from it by having less compatibility issues with broken webpages. Hopefully this interview will show the best of what our communities have to offer. I’d like to personally ask to keep the trolling away – let’s set an example here.

Manage Your Personal accounts with Eqonomize

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HowTos

Eqonomize! is a personal accounting software, with focus on efficiency and ease of use for the small household economy. Eqonomize! provides a complete solution, with bookkeeping by double entry and support for scheduled recurring transactions, security investments, and budgeting.

Working with Partitions in Linux

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HowTos

Each hard disk that you use in a Linux system will have a number of partitions on it (except in the rather rare cases when we write to raw disk devices).

FireFTP ftw!

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Moz/FF

FireFTP is probably one of the coolest plugins for Firefox I’ve ever seen. I’ve never liked gFTP; I find it slow, clunky and counterintuitive. Since I use Firefox at home and at work, the FireFTP extension is an absolute godsend.

How to internationalize your PHP apps

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News

Localizing an application can be planned, or it can happen as a rushed afterthought. Discover techniques and tools such as gettext, XML, XSLT, and design patterns that can help when retrofitting localization into a mature product or planning for localization up front.

Linux Standard Base plans cross-format package API

For independent software vendors (ISV), one of the major problems in supporting GNU/Linux is the variety of package management systems. However, if the Free Standards Group has its way, the next version of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) will solve that problem by providing an application programming interface (API) that acts as a bridge between the major package systems and software installers. Ian Murdock, CTO of the Free Standards Group, says the solution could be included in the most widely used distributions by early 2008.

Is HelixPlayer still alive?

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Software

I wonder what the state of RealPlayer, HelixPlayer in generel, is. As you might now, the HelixPlayer or the RealPlayer in its current version, 1.0.something (or RealPlayer 10.0.x) was released in its first version almost three years (!) ago. As you can see in this list there have been minor updates but none of them is really important.

Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu

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HowTos

This article describes how to install the new native Linux Flash Player 9 from Adobe on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop so that it can be used within Firefox. The procedure works for other Ubuntu versions and Debian as well.

Consumer Electronics: Closing In on Open Source

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OSS

Linux has the remarkable ability to be adapted and scaled to specific purposes. It can run corporate servers, personal computers and even small consumer electronics devices. Open source isn't a CE manufacturer's only choice for a micro OS -- among other options are WinCE and Wind River. Unlike other applications, however, a Linux system demands no royalties.

Easy discussions with Simple Machines Forums

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Software

Many Web sites host discussion boards to bring together people with common interests, to help diagnose problems, or to gain a following for a project. Popular discussion board software includes phpBB, Invision Power Board, and, on the low end, PunBB. One system that is growing in popularity is Simple Machines Forum (SMF), which offers extended features while keeping to a minimalistic approach.

Mark Shuttleworth: Keeping it FREE

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Ubuntu

We have to work together to keep free software freely available. It will be a failure if the world moves from paying for shrink-wrapped Windows to paying for shrink-wrapped Linux.

Kernel space: KVM virtualization layer progress

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Linux

Linux virtualization frenzy has a new challenger: the simplified virtualization technology, KVM, has made it into the standard kernel. Could it be a better approach to using the virtualization features of new Intel and AMD processors?

Fun with free software astronomy

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Software

Astronomy software comes in many forms—from the details of computer intensive Grid computing of the distribution of stars (okay that’s astrophysics) to rendering the night sky in artistically detailed and sumptuous graphics. Being a devoted backseat observer to the evolution of the Universe in general and GNU/Linux software in specific, I thought it was time to show off what I consider to be the elite of desktop elegance.

Aaron J. Seigo: backward compat is good, bad

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OSS

i read ian murdock's blog entry on the importance of backwards compatibility i found myself at once agreeing and wincing. backwards compatibility, like most things in life, is neither all good or all bad.

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