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Story Red Hat's Valuation Finally Matters srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 9:54pm
Story Mageia 4 Alpha 3 Released for Testing srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 9:52pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 5:06pm
Story The state of XMir srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 3:48am
Story Knoppix 7.2 - It's alive srlinuxx 03/10/2013 - 12:38am
Story The not-so-unchanging desktop srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 10:38pm
Story The 'Not On Steam' Sale Launches srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 10:34pm
Story Open Source Software and New Users srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 6:28pm
Story LF: Keynotes for Automotive Linux Summit srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 5:22pm
Story Meet Ubuntu Classic - Ubuntu Without Unity srlinuxx 02/10/2013 - 5:16pm

Geeks and coders get support from government, corporations

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OSS

It was started as a movement of long-haired geeks and coders, but today the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) network is now seeing some big corporate names and government institutions backing it with funding and support in various ways.

Ubuntu Tool Highlight: StartUp-Manager - Configure GRUB and Usplash

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Software

While perusing the Ubuntu forums for a way to fix my disappeared bootup and shutdown usplash, I found this great new tool for Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) called StartUp-Manager or SUM.

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu 6.10 server (Edgy Eft) as a firewall and gateway for small/medium networks. The article covers the installation/configuration of services such as Shorewall, NAT, caching nameserver, DHCP server, VPN server, Webmin, Munin, Apache, Squirrelmail, Postfix, Courier IMAP and POP3, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Sabayon Linux 3.2

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Linux
Reviews

It's been a full four months since we have taken a look at the "sequel" to the RR4 distro, Sabayon. Named after an Italian desert, I am not sure how that relates itself to Linux. Perhaps because it's a tasty distro? There's no denying that this is one of the most robust and fresh looking distros out there, so that may very well be the case.

Need your space fix? Get Celestia!

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Software

Celestia, an amazing 3D space simulation lets you explore our Solar System in great detail. You can download it for Linux, Windows, OSX or as source. If you’re an Ubuntu user (or Debian) simply open a terminal session and type:

Full Tip.

Kudos to Parallels and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

One of the things I wanted to do this weekend was install Ubuntu on my Mac as a sandbox using Parallels as the virtual system. I figured the worst thing that could happen was that it'd force me to sit down and read the d*mn documentation, I downloaded an Ubuntu ISO.

How to install Iceweasel : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)

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HowTos

I have put together a few quick steps to installing Iceweasel for anyone that would like to try the new browser, or would prefer it over the trademarked Firefox.

Convert MythTV Shows to iPod Video and DVDs

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HowTos

If you record TV shows using your MythTV DVR, you may want to play them on an iPod, a PSP, or even through a Windows Media Center system. Another desire might be to burn your recordings onto a DVD.

Sirjavabean's ASCII Art generator

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Misc

Generates ASCII Art (both the "pure", or black and white, and colour, or colour, varieties) from any JPEG, GIF or PNG you care to send it.

ASCII Art generator

openSUSE 10.2 RC 1 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
-s

We're in the homestretch now. The only planned release candidate of openSUSE 10.2 was released a few days ago and final is expected to be released to the public on December 7. From this point on only showstopper and security bugfixes get integrated, so we are able to get a real good idea of 10.2 from this rc. I must say, from what I've seen, this is going to be a great release.

Save time use MySQL auto completion for database or table names

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HowTos

There is a quick way to type both MySQL database and table names quickly by enabling MySQL auto completion feature. This is called automatic rehashing.

Retrieve bug reports from the Debian Bug Tracking System using apt-listbugs

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HowTos

apt-listbugs is a tool which retrieves bug reports from the Debian Bug Tracking System and lists them. Especially, it is intended to be invoked before each upgrade by apt in order to check whether the upgrade/installation is safe.

Thank you, openSUSE (from a FreeBSD guy)

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Linux

In my previous blog entry I wrote about the joys of upgrading hardware and having it Just Work (tm) in the Free Software operating system of your choice. Of course, I have not explored all the possibilities yet.

Cleanup Maildir folders (archive/delete old mails)

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HowTos

Maildir saves each mail in a separate file, it is much easier than it used to be to manipulate the mails. Everyone can write some simple script to do some cleanup based on its needs. A while ago I have stumbled across this python script that does most of the things I needed to cleanup maildir folders.

Look Out Windows, Here Comes Xandros Desktop Pro V4

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Linux

When XANDROS Desktop was released as the “Platform for Your Digital Life” I felt that they had finally brought the Linux Desktop to the mainstream. Now, I find that they have made it even easier for Novice and experienced Linux users with their all new, just released XANDROS DESKTOP PROFESSIONAL VER 4.

Gnome-Theme-Manager to Support Color Scheme Customization

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Software

One thing lacking in Gnome is the ability to change the color scheme of your chosen theme. More precisely, gnome-theme-manager doesn’t currently allow you to customize your colors. You can change your icons, window borders, and controls, but you can’t change the color scheme. The color scheme is set within the chosen Theme itself and currently cannot be easily changed/edited by a user. This is about to change.

Playing with partitions 2

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HowTos

Previously on Playing with partitions I discussed how I fdisked an SD Ram card now as promised here is how I repartitioned a running server with an active oracle database.

UWC Head of Computer Science declares: “we will completely rid ourselves of Novell”

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SUSE

As the custodian of IT at UWC, I will be pursuing a full
investigation into a total exit strategy for all Novell products from
the University of the Western Cape.

Create backup of all packages using APTonCD in Ubuntu

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HowTos

APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs (you choose the type of media) with all of the packages you’ve downloaded via APT-GET or APTITUDE, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers.

Might Red Hat Be Forced Into a Deal with Microsoft Similar to Novell's?

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Linux

Moglen is concerned that worried customers - and ergo falling revenues - could force Red Hat into a deal with Microsoft similar to Novell's and Ballmer keeps baiting the hook by saying he's "willing to do the same deal with Red Hat and other Linux distributors," giving Red Hat's base the ammo it needs.

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