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Story Moving beyond the Microsoft monoculture srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 5:10pm
Story How Canonical and Ubuntu broke my heart srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 5:09pm
Story Life at rPath: 4+ Years And Counting srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 5:06pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 395 srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 3:22pm
Story Ubuntu Light Review – The future of Ubuntu in mobile srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 3:19pm
Story Jolicloud runs on Dell Inspiron Duo srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 3:18pm
Story Firefox 4 RC Vs. IE9 RC: The First Duel srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 3:15pm
Story Is the iPad an iFad? srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 3:12pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 1 07/03/2011 - 6:52am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 07/03/2011 - 4:21am

Is Ubuntu Linux a Sensible Alternative for Mac Users?

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Ubuntu

A friend of mine phoned to ask if I thought he should install Ubuntu Linux on his Macs - a 1.33 GHz G4 iBook currently running OS X 10.4 "Tiger" and a 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 tower with OS X 10.3 "Panther" installed. Does Ubuntu Linux make any sense for Macintosh users?

Software Freedom Day in the Philippines

MOST of us who found our way to Software Freedom Day at the UP College of Engineering last Saturday had to take a circuitous route to get there. Even on a hot, muggy morning, it was a trek worth making.

Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP (Part 2)

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HowTos

Last month we were introduced to LDAP in general and Fedora Directory Server in particular. Today we'll walk through a simple Fedora Directory Server installation to learn your way around FDS.

Supporting Active Directory on Linux desktops

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Software

In a recent article, Ted Haeger, director of Novell user communities asks the question: Can Linux Desktops Live in an Active Directory (AD) world? For most businesses, that's not a question, it's a demand: How do I get Linux desktops to work with Active Directory.

10 Programming Languages You Should Learn Right Now

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Misc

Knowing a handful of programming languages is seen by many as a harbor in a job market storm, solid skills that will be marketable as long as the languages are.

Red Hat, JBoss Show Fruits of Acquisition

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Linux

Linux vendor Red Hat on Sept. 18 will roll out a new series of open-source subscriptions that include offerings from recently acquired middleware provider JBoss. The products will be immediately available to Red Hat's global distributors and resellers.

Convert WAV and MP3 files to AMR in Linux, using Gstreamer

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HowTos

Fantastic! As long as you have a WAV or MP3 file, the SoX package, and the Gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-ugly package installed, you can use these scripts to convert from MP3 or WAV to AMR, and back from AMR to WAV. Perfect for creating ringtones out of sound clips or favorite songs! Full Story.

I’ll make you free if I have to lock you up!

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OSS

Interesting goings-on over on the Busybox list. Busybox is a single app that masquerades as a large set of common unix tools like ls, a shell and so on. The maintainer is planning to, well, sort of migrate the project to being GPL v2-only. The issue is significant, because in the current GPL3 drafts there is language that would require any signing keys to be given up with the sources.

Debian Package Management using dselect GUI

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dselect is one of the primary user interfaces for managing packages on a Debian system. At the dselect main menu, the system administrator can Update the list of available package versions, View the status of installed and available packages, Alter package selections and manage dependencies, or Install new packages or upgrade to newer versions.

State science department embraces Linux

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Linux

South Africa's department of science and technology (DST) is taking bold steps towards switching to free and open source software(Foss) and is starting to move its first desktop users over to Linux.

CLI Magic: Lightweight Conky is a system monitor powerhouse

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HowTos

Conky is a lightweight system monitor that provides essential information in an easy-to-understand, highly customizable interface. The software is a fork of TORSMO, which is no longer maintained. Conky monitors your CPU usage, running processes, memory, and swap usage, and other system information, and displays the information as text or as a graph.

Open source community welcomes Microsoft patent pledge

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OSS

Long-time Microsoft enemies are taking a positive stance on the vendor's latest pledge not to assert its patent portfolio against a group of 38 web services specifications and their implementations.

Microsoft vs. Open Source: Who Will Win?

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Interviews

"We believe that there is still a great deal of confusion and puzzlement on how this competitive battle will develop." Ultimately, the authors believe, neither side is likely to be forced from the battlefield, but there are strategies each can use successfully against the other.

Debian Network Utilities and tools With Examples

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Linux
HowTos

This is the list of debian network utilities and tools for administrators and users to check the network related traffic, monitor network.This includes installation of each package with man pages.This full list devided in to two parts which is part1 network tools and part2 network tools

A visual walk through of a couple of the new features in Vim 7.0

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Software

Just for once, I wouldn't mind siding with the beast if that is what it takes to use Vi. The modern avatar of Vi is Vim - the free editor created by Bram Moolenaar. When ever I use Vim (or GVim for that matter), it gives me the impression of the Beauty and the Beast.

How To Combat Viruses Using Your Postfix Configuration

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Linux
Security
HowTos

In this guide you will learn how to tweak your Postfix/Amavisd setup to give better virus protection. If you want to achieve business grade virus protection you need to do a few small things so that there is less chance of the latest greatest script kiddie invention getting through. Therefore this tutorial shows how to install and use ClamAV, F-Prot, and McAfee UVScan.

Indian tweak for software

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SUSE

With the state government revealing its preference for open source software, companies are queuing up to offer solutions.

Last week, Novell launched its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system in Calcutta.

Gentoo Linux 2006.1 amd64 LiveDVD Media Refresh

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Gentoo

An error was discovered on the 2006.1 amd64 LiveDVD. The error was corrected and a new DVD has been released. LiveDVD's are only available on our Official Torrent Server. If you are hosting a seed of this DVD please delete it, download the new torrent and reseed. Thanks go out to everyone who is hosting a dedicated seed.

Review of Super Tux Kart v.0.2rc1

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Reviews

Super Tux Kart is a clone of the very popular Nintendo 64 game Super Mario Kart 64 and its predecessor Super Mario Kart for Super Nintendo (SNES). I’ve played the game and here is the review of the game.

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